Comins Guitars Introduces the GCS-16 Archtop Guitar

The handbuilder grows his more affordable lineup with a 16" hollowbody built with a laminated spruce top, flame maple back and sides, and custom-wound Kent Armstrong pickups.

Philadelphia, PA (April 4, 2019) -- Comins Guitars has introduced the GCS-16 archtop guitar, the newest design by renowned luthier Bill Comins. The GCS-16 is the latest addition to the company’s Guitar Craft Series, a collection of highly affordable production guitars.

Featuring an ebony fretboard, meticulous construction and premium quality hardware and electronics, the GCS-16 offers wonderful playability and tone in a very affordable hollow-body guitar. Players will find that it can cover a wide stylistic terrain, and it’s ideal for jazz, Americana and roots rock.

The GSC-16 is designed with comfort and versatility in mind. Key features are shown below.

Body and neck:

  • Dimensions: 16” lower bout width, 2 3/4” depth
  • Top: Laminated Spruce Top
  • Back: Laminated Flame Maple Back and Sides
  • Fingerboard: Ebony, 12” radius, 25.0” scale length, 1.70” nut width, dot position markers
  • Neck: Medium C shape, comfortably contoured
  • Available Colors: Vintage Blond, Tangerine Burst, Violin Burst, Autumn Burst, and Black

Pickups and electronics:

  • Available in one and two pickup versions, volume and tone controls for each custom wound Kent Armstrong humbucking pickup
  • Hardware finish: Chrome
  • Tuners:  Wilkinson, smooth 19:1 gear ratio
  • Binding: Multi-ply ivory/black surround the peghead, neck, and body back, with additional plies surrounding the body top and back

The Comins GCS-16 is available in two different configurations:

  • GSC-16-1: One pickup $2199.00
  • GCS-16-2: Two Pickups $2399.00

For more information:
Comins Guitars

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