Warm jazz tone with traditional archtop-style spruce top and ebony fretboard.
Three of our GCS-1 archtop guitars, made by Comins, are sampled in this video by a jazz trio. Recorded here at Soundpure Studios, Jared Wofford plays Vintage Blonde, Bigsby Autumn, and Tangerine Burst...
Three of our GCS-1 archtop guitars, made by Comins, are sampled in this video by a jazz trio. Recorded here at Soundpure Studios, Jared Wofford plays Vintage Blonde, Bigsby Autumn, and Tangerine Burst variations of the versatile archtop crafted by Bill Comins. Listen and watch to see the smooth, clean jazz tone these guitars are able to produce - and this is just a sample of their capabilities and versatility. Weighing in at a very reasonable price, the GCS-1 remains one of the best deals in guitarland. Talk to our guitar experts for more information regarding the Comins GCS-1 or other archtop guitars from our wide selection. Call Sound Pure today at 888.528.9703. or 919.682.5552. Signal Paths: Comins GCS-1 Blonde/Autumn Burst - Victoria Amps Golden Melody - Mojave MA-201 FET microphone - Chandler TG2 mic pre - Lynx Aurora Comins GCS-1ES Tangerine Burst - Victoria Amps Victoriette - Royer 122v ribbon mic and Heil PR40 mic blended - LaChapell 992 mic pre - Vertigo VS2 Compressor - Lynx Aurora
The GCS1 archtop guitar from Luthier Bill Comins features a Sitka Spruce top, Ebony fingerboard, and a Tangerine burst on the top, which produces rich, warm, jazz tones perfect for serious, gigging,...
The GCS1 archtop guitar from Luthier Bill Comins features a Sitka Spruce top, Ebony fingerboard, and a Tangerine burst on the top, which produces rich, warm, jazz tones perfect for serious, gigging, jazz guitarists. The GCS-1 also features coil tapping dual humbuckers and a laminate, semi hollow construction. This combination of features makes the new GCS line from Comins Guitars perfect for guitarists in search of incredible sounding, yet road worthy axes or for the genre-hopping sideman. Thanks to SoundPure's Jared Wofford, Organist Mark Wells, and Drummer Devin Fuller for a killer performance! Call Sound Pure and ask for more information about the GCS 1ES or others in the GCS line. 919.682.5552. or 888.528.9703
This is the GCS guitar for the player who has his ears tuned to the warm, clear timbre of spruce-topped jazz guitars but still needs the versatility and stability of a laminate semi-hollow axe. The spruce produces a woody, reedy warmth that is enough to satisfy the discerning tastes of players who long for that fat archtop sound on their jazz gigs--but it certainly doesn't end there. With coil-tapping dual humbuckers and laminate semi-hollow construction, this guitar is capable of producing an incredibly wide variety of guitar tones that will fit the bill in almost any playing situation imaginable. Whether you are a jazz purist searching for the ultimate gigging instrument or a genre-hopping sideman looking for their go-to axe, this would be the choice for you!
We feel that the Tangerine Burst finish is the perfect match for the spruce top as it looks amazing and will allow you to see the straight, consistent grain in great detail.
Call or email Sound Pure's guitar department today for more information about Bill Comins' exciting new Guitar Craft Series guitars!
The GCS-1ES is of the same design as the GCS-1 although the fingerboard and top wood has been replaced with Ebony and Spruce respectively. This configuration tailors the instrument more specifically toward warmer/darker/thicker jazz tones. Included is a TKL hard-shell case.
Body Dimensions: 14 5/8” lower bout width, 1 5/8” depth
Top: Laminated Spruce
Back: Laminated Sapele
Body and Neck Wood: Eastern Mahogany
Fingerboard: Ebony, 12” radius, 24.75” scale length, 1.70” nut width, dot position markers
Neck: Medium C shape, comfortably contoured
Pickups and electronics: 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 converting both pickups to single coil mode.
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
Average Weight: 8 lbs. (varies plus or minus 6%)
Finish: Tangerine Burst