Hand-carved 17" archtop guitar from a truly amazing luthier!
Bill Comins 17" Concert Archtop is a beautiful, hand carved, archtop guitar that displays a soothing acoustic sound from it's spruce top. This marvelous Comins, with violin style shading, has pleasa...
Bill Comins 17" Concert Archtop is a beautiful, hand carved, archtop guitar that displays a soothing acoustic sound from it's spruce top. This marvelous Comins, with violin style shading, has pleasant character from the Sitka Spruce and the maple back that provides a sought after punch and presence. This archtop includes the floating Kent Armstrong hunbucker which allows for a fuller and richer amplified tone. Comins 17" Archtop is a remarkably unique guitar that offers smoothness and familiarity to it's player. Special thanks to Keith Ganz for his amazing playing. Please contact our knowledgable staff here at SoundPure with all of your questions 919.682.5552.
The 17" Concert Archtop Guitar from Bill Comins is hand carved from Sitka Spruce and top quality Maple back and sides, giving it a nice creamy tone. It also includes Maple binding, an Ebony tail piece...
The 17" Concert Archtop Guitar from Bill Comins is hand carved from Sitka Spruce and top quality Maple back and sides, giving it a nice creamy tone. It also includes Maple binding, an Ebony tail piece, pick guard, and tuners. It features a floating Kent Armstrong pickup at the neck. The playability is unrivaled, and it screams to be played more. Every note is clear, and there is no muddiness. For more information about this amazing archtop from Bill Comins, or any other guitars we carry, give us a call today.
This is a tutorial on how to mic a jazz archtop guitar and amplifier to get the best possible sound. Learn professional microphone placement techniques from pro audio engineers. While the traditional ...
This is a tutorial on how to mic a jazz archtop guitar and amplifier to get the best possible sound. Learn professional microphone placement techniques from pro audio engineers. While the traditional technique involves simply placing a single microphone a guitar cabinet, our engineers, elaborate on the technique in the recording studio to produce a much more pleasing sound, more like what you would hear from a jazz guitar if you were listening to it acoustically in Using a Royer 122v (the tube version of their classic Royer 121 mic) and a Sennheiser e609 dynamic microphone on a Jazz Amp 112ER, and a Schoeps CMC6 with supercardioid MK41 (CMC641) capsule to mic the guitar. We demonstrate different mixing and panning choices to get different sounds from several different mixes of this excellent 3 mic setup on some fabulous sounding archtop guitars from Eastman, including their John Pisano model, as well as an incredibly Bill Comins acoustic archtop jazz guitar.
Jazz archtop guitar pickups comparison floating versus fixed. There are two options available while choosing the correct pickup in an arch top guitar - a set pick up, also known as fixed or a floating...
Jazz archtop guitar pickups comparison floating versus fixed. There are two options available while choosing the correct pickup in an arch top guitar - a set pick up, also known as fixed or a floating pickup. It is important to know which one suits your style before you purchase a jazz archtop guitar. In this video we explore the differences between them and let you listen to samples of each. If you are in the market for an archtop guitar, call the experts at Sound Pure and they will give you the best help and advice in picking out the perfect guitar to suit your needs. Call or email today!
If Bill Comins was spared any time by skipping the flashy appointments on this Concert model, he must have spent it all fine-tuning and tweaking every last detail of the acoustic properties of the body and the playability of the neck. This guitar is a marvelous example of what a master luthier can do with spruce and maple, and a compelling reminder as to why people spend money and time searching their entire lives for the perfect archtop. Sadly, most people will never get the chance to play a guitar that turns out as well as this one did, and fewer still will actually get to own one.
The hand-carved body projects the woody, mellow sound of the spruce top with a relaxing wash of acoustic tone. The figured maple back and sides provide a nice punch and presence that, combined with the tone of the sitka top, give this particular guitar a uniquely pleasant character. You could play this guitar in a lineup of 10 hand-carved archtops with the same wood types and pick it out easily because of this very character in its voice. The floating Kent Armstrong humbucker is a really nice touch to the overall sound, boasting a richer, fuller amplified tone than most mini-humbuckers. The neck on this Concert Model is almost unmatched in our shop right now, and its smoothness and familiarity welcomes the player to try anything he or she could imagine playing.
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The Concert Model, with is modesty in appointments and violin style shading, has an aura of timeless simplicity. Hand carved from solid woods, it possesses the same high standards of tone, playability and workmanship as the Chester Avenue and the Classic, though it presents an understated alternative.
* 3 1/8" body depth
* sitka spruce top
* figured maple back and sides
* x braced,
* chambered f holes, maple binding and purfling around body
* ebony bound fingerboard
* neoclassic fingerboard no inlay
* side dot markers
* smaller chuck wayne style pick guard shape
* 3 piece figured maple neck construction with fine lines
* standard shape not too thin
* 1 11/16" nut width
* 12" fingerboard radius
* 25" scale length, chamfered ebony peg head face with comins logo only
* volume and tone control knobs
* floating kent armstrong pickup
* gold tuners with ebony buttons
* "Red Violin" finish
* 3 ply hard shell case