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
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