Collings C10 SB Sitka Spruce and Spanish Cedar with Sunburst Finish
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. The smaller upper bout is gratifying and a true dream to play. It's this unique body size that allows the C10 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 the acoustic models Collings produces, the C10 is perhaps the easiest for electric guitarists to adapt to, thanks in part to the more rounded neck profile.
This Collings C10 combines the standard Sitka Spruce top with custom Flamed Spanish Cedar back and sides. Sitka is ideal for players who find Adirondack Red Spruce too punchy, bright, and stiff - but do not want to sacrifice on clarity. Sitka Spruce is a versatile topwood that accentuates the warm round aspects of the guitar's tone. The top end is sweet and crisp; with a driving, focused midrange and low-end. It strums with the best of them, but has a neck that flatpicks beautifully across the board. There is a reason Colling's are revered for their C10's!
Flamed Spanish Cedar is also know as Cedrela Montana. It is harvested from managed timber forest concession in Peru. There is no clear cutting and it does not come from plantations. It is dense and solid and has all the qualities of traditional Spanish Cedar but, unlike it’s cousin, this cedar species does not ooozz sap from it’s pores. This high elevation species has spectacular color, quality and stability.
Although this instrument bares a resemblance of a C10 Deluxe, this is a standard C10 with custom appointments such as, 1 3/4" nut width which gives you plenty of room for complex chord shapes. The standard ivoroid binding on the body are complimented by the custom sunburst top perfectly, providing a very classy finishing touch. This guitar also features upgrade Nickel Waverly tuners and a custom tigerstripe pickguard.
Accompaniments like the Adirondack bracing and the removal of the tongue brace make this guitar that much more menacing. Adirondack Bracing offers a more efficient transfer of string energy to the top, since Adirondack is much stiffer than the standard Sitka braces. This allows for a more responsive and powerful sound board.
Please take a moment to view the video below which outlines the process Colling's uses to create this guitars gorgeous custom Sunburst top.
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Expected Arrival: 2013-2
Shipping Weight: 68 lbs
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Spanish Cedar
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Scale: 25 1/2"
Bracing: Adirondack Braces
Inlays: Dot fingerboard inlays
Rosette: Matching Ivoroid Rosette
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Nickel Waverly with Ivoroid Buttons
Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid body binding
Backstrip: Simple Walnut back strip
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Overlay: Exotic Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 14
Body Depth: 4 1/4"
Lower Bout Width: 14 3/4"
Body Length: 19 1/4"
Total Length: 40"
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 2: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Misc. 4: Sunburst
Misc. 5: No Tongue Brace
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