Collings 2012 C10 Deluxe GSS Natural Acoustic #19819 - Used  From Collings

A Short Scale C10 Deluxe with a deep body, German spruce top, and OM style neck!


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Now -this- is why you get a custom guitar.  I've never played anything quite like this and I don't want to stop!  The original owner made a good amount of specific design requests and from cosmetics to construction, they're all absolutely spot on.  It would seem that they were after the perfect medium between OO-style playability and OM-style presence and complexity--nailed it!  I can't recall a guitar that manages to be so full and rich and yet so focused and downright easy to play.  Worried about the loss of presence and fullness that comes with a short scale?  The combination of the deep body and rosewood extends the dynamic range, affording sonorous, miles-deep bass and full, singing treble ranges.  The mid-range scoop from the rosewood goes just far enough to balance the guitar's voice, while the German top lends a subtle, warm coloration that finds a sweet spot between Adirondack's fierce bite and Engelmann's delicate, airy demeanor.  The best part?  Strike a chord and you'll hear right away how well this guitar has aged over the past few years since being made in 2012--the evenly settled high gloss nitro lacquer will attest to that, too!  The K&K pickup and full adjustable truss rod mean this guitar's ready for a long life of song--now it just needs someone to sing with!  

Condition: Used, Good


Collings C10-35 SB Sitka/Mahogany Acoustic Guitar #25132 Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure acoustic guitar expert Robinson Earle tests out the Collings C10-35 SB Acoustic #25132, which features a sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides.

Manufacturer's Description from Collings

Based on guitars first introduced around the same time as the OM, the Collings C10 is a leaner alternative, with the narrow waist and small upper bout resulting in a precise, focused response. Of all our acoustic models, the C10 is perhaps the easiest for electric guitarists to adapt to, thanks in part to the more rounded neck profile. The small oval neck heel is ideally suited to the optional cutaway, which allows unrestricted access to the upper frets. With its unique shape and asymmetrical headstock's lines echoed in the curvilinear pickguard, C10 models offer a welcome alternative for those who find that most small acoustic guitars look too much alike.


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Sound Pure is a proud dealer of Collings Acoustics, Electrics, and Mandolins, with a large inventory and new guitars arriving regularly.  Each instrument in stock is professionally photographed, and we have video reviews with studio-quality sound and HD video quality.

Bill Collings has been inspiring generations of guitarists with his fine guitars and mandolins since the 1970s. After dropping out of medical school to pursue his interest in guitar building, he moved to Austin, Texas where he and his company, Collings Guitars, operate to this day.  From his humble beginnings as a one-man operation in a two-bedroom apartment to his current 22,000 square-foot facility and approximately 70 employees, Collings has built a reputation for producing high quality instruments with care and precision. 

Perhaps best known for flat-top acoustic guitars, Collings excels in a variety of classic-inspired designs and modern build concepts. Their D series guitars represent their take on the iconic 14-fret square-shouldered dreadnought and include the highly-favored D1 and D2H models with mahogany and rosewood back and sides respectively. These guitars are extremely well-balanced and have a strong reputation for reliability and consistently becoming stronger as the woods open up over time. The CW models in this series feature Adirondack tops, larger sound holes, and other specs especially coveted by bluegrass flat pickers for their volume and responsiveness. The Collings OM series guitars tend to be lively, balanced, and lyrical. These guitars are hugely popular amongst fingerstyle players for their dynamic sensitivity, size, and playability. One of the most versatile acoustic guitar designs, Collings OMs can also handle heavy strumming and flat picking easily when the player needs to dig in. The CJ is a fantastic slope-shouldered dreadnought, and the SJ is their incredible small jumbo design. Collings also makes astounding parlor-style 0, 00, 000, and Baby guitars, which are perfect for performance or travel and offered with the same variety of options as the larger lines for true customization of tone and appearance. Rounding out Collings’ acoustic lines is the C10, which is modeled after a parlor guitar but with a design concept that makes it a favorite of electric players.

Collings is ahead of the pack in the acoustic guitar game, but it certainly does not end there. Their electric guitars are highly regarded amongst players across the entire spectrum of musical traditions. Designed and built with the same knowledge and attention to detail as the flat-tops, Collings electrics are quickly gaining recognition as contending with the best of the best of electric guitars. Hard rockers and country pickers and everyone in between can find a Collings electric to fit their style, from the Les Paul-inspired shapes of the 290, 360, and CL series to the semi-hollow I-35s and SoCo Deluxe models. Collings also offers A and T-style mandolins, as well as concert and tenor ukuleles. 


Every Collings instrument has been built with the same standard of craftsmanship and quality that any discerning musician deserves to experience in the tools they select for their musical journey. At Sound Pure, we believe that the tools you equip yourself with can either enhance or hinder you on your journey, so we make it our job to research and choose what we find to be the very best instruments for our clients. We are confident that any Collings guitar that leaves the shop will meet their standards, as well as ours. If you find that we do not currently have the exact specs you need we are happy to make custom orders for our customers to build their own dream guitar.




Serial Number: 19819

K&K Passive Pickup

High Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish

Mortise and Tenon Hybrid Neck Joint

Fully Adjustable Truss Rod

Medium 18% Nickel-silver Fretwire

OM-style V-Neck Substitution

Deep Body

Top Wood: German Spruce

Back Wood: Indian Rosewood

Scale Length: 24 7/8"

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Frets to Body: 14

Setup High E: 2/32"

Setup Low E: 3/32"

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Fretboard: Ebony 14"-26" Compound Fingerboard Radius

Bridge: Ebony Straight Style

Bracing: Pre-War Scalloped

Headstock Shape: Bound "Paddle" Headstock

Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo

Tuners: Nickel Waverly

Inlays: Mother of Pearl Dot Fingerboard Inlays

Rosette: Simple Ivoroid Rosette

Purfling: Black/White Wood Purfling

Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Fretboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Headstock Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Backstrip: Maple/Rosewood/Maple

Pickguard: Tortoise Style

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"

Bridge Pins: Ebony

Neck Profile: OM Neck Shape

Body Depth: 4 3/4"

Lower Bout Width: 14 3/4"

Case: Original Hardshell