The Collings Forum Guitar

This is my personal guitar and a guitar custom ordered to be the Collings Forum Guitar. Kevin is kind enough to take as many as pictures as possible during its production process so everyone can experience the birth of this Collings Forum Guitar and to have a better understanding of how your Collings Guitar was made!

The guitar will be a OM2HAV with a special label designed by Collings.


  • OM2H with hardshell case
  • East Indian Rosewood Back and Side
  • Master Grade Adirondack Spruce Top
  • Vintage neck and bridge (1 3/4 nut and 2 3/8 saddle spacing)
  • Nickel Waverly's with Ivoroid buttons
  • Ebony headstock overlay
  • Hand-selected dark rosewood

The Progress: (mm/dd/yyyy)

06/04/2004 - Place order to Collings
06/04/2004 - Back and Side Wood Selection
07/10/2004 - Adirondack Top Selected and Serial Number Assigned
08/02/2004 - Body assembled
08/13/2004 - Binding, herringbone etc. attached
09/17/2004 - Final Setup
09/28/2004 - Completed in the shop waiting for shipping

10/04/2004 - Arrived!!

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