2014 Collings C10 Maple ASS (Adirondack Short Scale)


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Natural, excellent condition. Yes, that’s the model name – it says so right on the label, right under Bill Collings’ signature. The late and much-missed Bill Collings was famous for many things, particularly his near-fanatic devotion to premium materials and world-class build quality, but also, according to friends and employees, an occasionally earthy sense of humor. Of course, in this instance, it indicates that this C10, already a distinctive instrument with its slender waist and upper bout, was custom-ordered with figured maple back, sides, and v-profile neck with tremendous flame, and a lovely wide-grained Adirondack spruce top and short 24 & 7/8” scale length. Other striking details include the pearl Collings logo and rope purfling, stunning firestripe pickguard, and the inlay-free ebony fingerboard (1 & 3/4” at the nut), bridge, and headstock veneer. Tuners are open-back nickel Waverlys with ebony buttons. All-original save for unobtrusively-installed K&K pickup. So, a truly fantastic small-bodied steel-string flattop, incredible richness and articulation but still surprising strong bass response. Plays great, no issues, made in Austin, Texas, USA, comes in its original factory hard case, serial number 23390.