|| Notes: Philadelphia based luthier Bill Comins has been
dedicated to refining a line of instruments with a main focus on archtop jazz guitars for more than 20 years. Hallmarks
of Comins Guitars include precise setup work, comfortable feeling necks, a clear and round high end, punchy mids and
an "old wood" sound. Bill Comins is now bringing a new line of semi-solid guitars called the Guitar Craft
Series GCS-1 to a broader clientele to satisfy either professional or novice musicians, educators or collectors
Materials: 14 5/8" wide and 1 5/8" deep body with curved flamed Maple top, curved Sapele back,
neck made of Eastern Mahogany, Rosewood fretboard with 12" radius, 24.75" scale length, 1.70" nut width,
dot position markers, multi-ply ivory/black binding surrounding the peghead, neck and body, average weight 7,5 lbs
(varies +/- 6%)
Hardware: Custom wound Kent Armstrong humbucking pickups, 3 way toggle switch, 2 volume and 2 tone controls.
One of the tone controls is a push/pull pot switching both pickups to single coil mode, Chrome Hardware finish,
Wilkinson tuners with smooth 19:1 gear ratio, fully adjustable bridge, stop tailpiece, Bigsby version available
Facts: The GCS-1 is a solidly built semi-hollow guitar designed for musicians looking for a well-made practical
and roadworthy musical instrument. It adorns a laminated flame Maple top with a laminated Sapele back, and the
sides / internal block structure are routed from a solid wood core. This design yields a balanced and even articulation
with enhanced sustain characteristics
Color options: Vintage Blonde, Tangerine Burst, Violin Burst, Autumn Burst, Black.
Playability: Neck shape is a comfortably contoured medium C that feels very easy to play. Each guitar is setup by
the luthier Bill Comins.
Tone: Inherently versatile, it can produce a myriad of tonalities suitable for blues, rock, country, and
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Case: New TKL hard-shell case
Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge round wound strings (.010-.048).
The guitar will accommodate heavier or lighter gauge strings, according to your preference. Buzz-free low string
height and intonation are prefectly performed
To Summarize: The Guitar Craft Series GCS-1 is definitly being built with a whole lotta craftiness.
Decades of experience in making high-end Archtops result in a very solidly built guitar with a cool look, superb tone and
beautiful finishes. A tasteful TKL case rounds off the package. Definitely a keeper for the
discriminating musician !