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2017 Collings C10 35, Black Top, Sitka, Mahogany - USED - SOLD


(USED) Before the Traditional series came along, Collings began revamping their Gibby-inspired 00 (C10) and jumbo models (CJ) to impart them with a more classic feel and sound.  These were given the designation of "35" and a combination of heartier neck profiles, light build, ramped bracing and abbreviated tongue brace does indeed give them a more vintage-oriented voice.  The tone is nice and dry, the guitars are light and responsive. 

This C10 35 has a lot of vibe and a lot of punch, it's a great example.  It has the distinctive black paint on the Sitka top only, with the mahogany back and sides being stained dark.  It also has a back-painted fire stripe pick guard that really pops, visually.  Other cosmetics are very simple: ivoroid body binding with no top purfling, two-ring rosette, ivoroid pins and tuner buttons.  

This has a Wenge fingerboard and bridge, a lightweight alternative to ebony that wears better than Indian rosewood under the fingers.  The neck shape is based on Collings' Vintage Now profile, with 1 3/4" nut width, 2 3/8" string spacing at the saddle, short 24 7/8" scale length.  

The condition is excellent, though the thin finish of the top has gassed out and displays a bit of grain texture.  The cut-through saddle was lowered from the bottom and doesn't align visually with the wings of the bridge, but the setup is perfectly buttery.  The case is a newer TKL OO case.  (Not a Collings case)

Serial #27379
AMW Price: $4,500 (Online checkout, ON CONSIGNMENT)

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