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Collings Custom C10-35 Baked Sitka and Mahogany Natural Finish ID-11456


Collings C10-35 Baked Sitka and Mahogany

Collings C10 was designed to provide the player with a precise and focused response. By pairing this design with a mahogany top, back, and sides, we have been able to achieve an absolutely beautiful sounding guitar.

From the Collings Website
"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. 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.”

This gorgeous C10 35 features a Baked Sitka top combined with Mahogany back and sides. This is an absolutely wonderful sounding instrument that excels at fingerstyle playing while also providing great projection and depth when strummed and flatpicked. The classic Sitka and Mahogany combination provides a clear, woody, dry and airy tone that is very balanced and smooth thanks to the masterful voicing.

Baked Sitka is very lush and has a warm, rich low end. Baked Sitka can be played fingerstyle or with a flatpick and can excel at both. It is ideal for flatpickers who don't require the stiffness of Adirondack, offering more volume and responsiveness from a lighter touch.

Mahogany provides for more sustain, slower attack, as you would expect from a heavier top. Mahogany tops make for a friendly, sweet guitar that does not amplify mistakes. The Mahogany back and sides are perfect for players who find rosewood too boomy. Lead players will appreciate the enhanced note definition and clarity, especially through the midrange frequencies.

This Collings C10 has outstanding 35 style appointments made to it. These include a shorter scale length of 24 7/8", forward shifted X bracing, an abbreviated Tongue Brace, Ivoroid Rosette, top and back binding, Tiger Stripe pickgaurd, African Rosewood Bridge and Fingerboard, and Pre-war non-scalloped Adirondack bracing with 2 tone bars.

This instrument features a 24 7/8" scale, lessening overall string tension for ease of fretting with your left hand while providing a quick response to light attack with your right hand. The sound is compressed significantly and the short scale makes me feel like a real guitar player. It’s really amazing what a fraction of an inch can do, giving you easier reach and less tension.

Includes Original Hardshell Case.

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Collings C


Serial: 27182

Top Wood: Baked Sitka Spruce

Back Wood: Mahogany

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Scale: 24 7/8"

Bracing: Pre-War Scalloped

Inlays: MOP dot

Rosette: Simple Ivoroid

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: African Rosewood

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Bridge: African Rosewood

Bridge Pins: Ivoroid Pins

Tuners: Nickel Waveryly Open Gear W/ Ivoroid Buttons

Purfling: Black/White Wood

Body Binding: Ivoroid

Pickguard: Tiger Stripe

Headstock Shape: Collings Haircut

Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo

Frets To Body: 14

Neck Profile: Vintage Now

Body Depth: 4 1/4"

Lower Bout Width: 14 3/4"

Body Length: 19 1/4"

Total Length: 40"

Pickup(s): Optional

Case: Original Hardshell Case

Misc. 1: Natural Finish

Misc. 2: Weight : 3.6 Lbs