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Collings C10 Cutaway

Collings C10 Cutaway

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This is a very special Collings C10 that I had Collings make just for CR Guitars. From the subtlest musical gesture to the grandest, this guitar stays with you, never faltering. And if you want to pull out all the stops and play power chords, the guitar is right there. This guitar is definitely for a musician who appreciates a balanced instrument that is full and rich, with ringing overtones, complexity, and that rare ability to excel in every style of playing.

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Based on parlor guitars first introduced around the same time as the OM, the Collings C10 is a leaner alternative, with the narrow waist and small upper bout resulting in a precise, focused response. Of all Collings' acoustic models, the C10 is perhaps the easiest for electric guitarists to adapt to, thanks in part to the more rounded neck profile. The small oval neck heel is ideally suited to the optional cutaway, which allows unrestricted access to the upper frets. With its unique shape and asymmetrical headstock's lines echoed in the curvilinear pickguard, C10 models offer a welcome alternative for those who find that most small acoustic guitars look too much alike.

CRAIG'S POV

This is a very special Collings C10 that I had Collings make just for CR Guitars. I am a huge fan of Bill's mahogany body/ spruce top guitars. That combo really comes to life in this stunning C10 cutaway. I chose the optional western shaded top finish to enhance the character, alongside rope purfling, cutaway and abalone rosette. That particular recipe seems to work perfectly with the C10 body style.

But enough about looks. Let me tell you a little bit about the sound. This guitar has a warm, full sound that is very personal, and playing music with it is a very intimate experience. It is definitely a great guitar for finger style players, with that extra level of connection you feel because your fingers strike the strings directly.  Honestly, I want to just take it home and play it in my living room, or on the porch on spring mornings when the world is just waking up. The best way I can describe it is to say that the guitar is just alive. From the subtlest musical gesture to the grandest, this guitar stays with you, never faltering. And if you want to pull out all the stops and play power chords, the guitar is right there. This guitar is definitely for a musician who appreciates a balanced instrument that is full and rich, with ringing overtones, complexity, and that rare ability to excel in every style of playing.

If you'd like to find out more about this item, just call or e-mail me. It would be my pleasure to talk to you about it.

ABOUT COLLINGS GUITARS
Bill Collings moved from Ohio to Texas in the mid 1970’s. Spurred by a lack of interest in medical school, this move enabled him to combine lifelong interests in both guitars and tools into the challenge of stringed instrument building and repair. After a couple of years in Houston, several guitars and a few banjos later, he headed west to southern California. Making it only as far as Austin, where he shared shops with fellow luthiers Tom Ellis and Mike Stevens. From there, he set up his own small shop in a wooden "one car" garage. His reputation for outstanding quality and meticulous attention to detail quickly spread. In 1989, he rented a 1000 square foot space and hired two helpers. Fast forward to present day where Collings craftsmanship is respected by professional and amateur musicians alike…anyone on the quest for quality. Some of these include artists; Keith Richards, Lyle Lovett, Pete Townshend, Emmylou Harris, Andy Summers, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Joni Mitchell, Don Felder, John Sebastian, Lou Reed, John Fogerty, Tim O'Brien, Pete Huttlinger, Kenny Smith, Brian May, Joan Baez, John Prine, Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap, and Steven Spielberg to name a few. You owe it to yourself to try one.

Serial #21241
Topselect sitka spruce
Back and sidesHonduran mahogany
Bindingivoroid w/ rope purfling
NeckHonduran mahogany
Fingerboardebony
Rosetteabalone
Pegheadebony veneer
Nut width1 11/16"
Scale length25 1/2"
Body width4 1/2"
FinishWestern shaded top
Purflingrope
PickguardDalmatian (not applied but included)
TunersWaverly nickel
Bridgeebony
Nut and saddlebone
Casecustom Collings hard shell
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