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Collings C10 Deluxe Sunburst

Collings C10 Deluxe Sunburst

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custom hard shell case included

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. 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.

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Based on 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. 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

I don't know exactly why, but every time I pick up this guitar I think of Elvis Costello. There are some guitars that are just so full of attitude that they almost defy you to pick them up and play them. I am naturally drawn to music, musicians and guitars that scream attitude. This C10 Deluxe seems to carry vintage history embedded in its grain.

Many small bodied guitars exude rock & roll and blues. But what differentiates the C10, and, what makes Collings such a great builder is that this small bodied model doesn't stop there. It has a rich full focused voice when you’re strumming away but is also sweet and woody for fingerstyle. The rounded neck is great (and will feel familiar) if you are coming from electric styles. It’s just a very comfortable shape, period. The 25 1/2 scale length gives the strings the right amount of tension, so if you are a hard player, this guitar just doesn't choke out.

I'm a real fan of small bodied acoustics. This C10 beauty is one of the richest sunbursts I've seen. It’s is at the top of my list for players who want an acoustic with a rock/blues vibe.

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.

Topselect sitka spruce
Back and sidesEast Indian rosewood
Bindinggrained ivoroid w/ black purfling
Backstrip1 style
Finish(dark Gibson) sunburst nitrocellulose
NeckHonduran mahogany
Fingerboarddouble bound ebony
Pegheadbound with ebony veneer
Nut width1 3/4"
Scale length25 1/2"
Body width14 3/4"
Pickguardtigerstripe
TunersWaverly nickel
Bridgeebony
Nut and drop in saddlebone
Casecustom Collings hard shell
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