After a long career in the field of archtop guitars, Comins introduces the Lyrist.

Willow Grove, PA (September 9, 2008) -- A self-proclaimed archtop fan and builder for 15 years, luthier Bill Comins has developed his first solidbody guitar. The Lyrist was developed by Comins after constant urging from customers and endorsees.

Comins got his professional luthiery experience in a violin shop and the Lyrist is a testament to his time there. "With an unpretentious yet poised aesthetic evocative of the violin world, the Lyrist combines high end materials and appointments with proven design elements and precise setup work," says Comins.



Specifications
  • Mahogany solidbody
  • Top maple carved figured w/ fine inlayed purfling
  • Neck Set-in Mahogany neck w/ angled heel - 10" fingerboard radius
  • Vintage inspired proprietary fret wire .105 wide x .05 tall
  • Indian rosewood fingerboard with 1 11/16” nut width, 24 3/4" scale and 22 frets
  • TonePros AVR2 bridge & T1ZSA tailpiece
  • Peter Florance VooDoo ‘59 P.A.F. style humbucking pickups
  • Variable violin style bursts with high gloss top coat (Body Finish)
  • MSRP $4500
Additional options and upgrades include a highly figured maple top, deluxe flamed maple binding, ebony pickguard and Brazillian rosewood fingerboard. Comins Guitars are also open to personal suggestions and requests.

For more information, please visit Comins Guitars

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