Collings C10 E Engelmann and Mahogany Short Scale with Custom Sunburst
While you won't read it on Collings' website, the C-10 is very similar to the Gibson L-00 of old. It is built with a similar narrow waist and small upper bout; resulting in a precise, focused response. The smaller upper bout is gratifying and a true dream to play. It's this unique body size that allows the Collings C-10 to project a more focused mid-range then other smaller bodied guitars. This mid-range is combined with a crisp low-end and rounded, mellow trebles. Of all our acoustic models, the C10 is perhaps the easiest for electric guitarists to adapt to, thanks in part to the more rounded neck profile.
This Custom C10 features a custom Engelmann Spruce top complimented by Mahogany back and sides. Engelmann Spruce is a perfect topwood for many playing styles, in that it is stiff enough to flatpick while soft enough for fingerstyle players as well. The highs are also crystal clear on a Collings, since only the highest grade Engelmann Spruce is chosen for their instruments. You really can't go wrong with this model!
The C-10 is built with a narrow waist and small upper bout; resulting in a precise, focused response. The smaller upper bout is gratifying and untroubled - a true dream to play. We have chosen to add the deep body(4 5/8) option to this one which may very well be the secret to this model. The increased size brings an added level of projection, power, strong bass presence, and rounded trebles to compliment the Adirondack top perfectly. The response to fingerpicking is just incredible!
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Expected Arrival: 2013-12
Shipping Weight: 68
Top Wood: Engelmann Spruce
Back Wood: Mahogany
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 24 7/8"
Bracing: Pre-War Scalloped
Inlays: Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
Rosette: Simple Ivoroid Rosette
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
Bridge Pins: Ebony w/ Pearl Dots
Tuners: Nickel Schaller mini-tuners with 1:14 ratio
Purfling: Black/white wood purfling
Body Binding: Ivoroid
Backstrip: Simple Walnut back strip
Headstock Shape: Unbound "Haircut" headstock 15 degree headstock angle
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Neck Profile: Medium-fat "C" neck shape
Body Depth: 4 5/8"
Lower Bout Width: 14 3/4"
Body Length: 19 1/4"
Total Length: 40"
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Custom Sunburst Top
Misc. 2: Deep Body
Misc. 3: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Misc. 4: Short Scale
Misc. 5: Custom Walnut Stain
Misc. 6: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire