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Comins 17" Classic Model Sunburst Archtop #0267 - Used  From Comins Guitars

Comins' amazing Sitka & Maple jazz box!


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What We Think

Elegance, power, and precision in spades!  What a gem of an archtop.  I can't decide whether I like it more through an Acoustic Image Corus or a Carr Sportsman...it springs to life either way!  While it's all carved, solid wood, the back is built a bit heavier than some jazz boxes to lend the Classic more feedback resistance for high volume work.  That compression works wonderfully with the ultra precise Big Leaf Maple and that spacious 17" lower bout.  You don't have to choose between a lively, vibrant acoustic response and a focused, articulate voice with this instrument--the Classic's tone is as agile as it is rich.  And that's just the sound!  The Macassar ebony here and there perfectly suits that dark, graceful burst.  Throw in the masterfully crafted 3-piece neck and you've got an unbeatable jazz box.



Condition: Used, Great

Manufacturer's Description from Comins Guitars

Regally appointed and possessing a contemporary flare, the Classic Model is offered as a straight-ahead jazz box.

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About Manufacturer

One of the finest archtop builders in the world, Bill Comins produces instruments of unsurpassed quality. His attention to every detail is immediately evident when you pick up and play one of his guitars. Bill brings the complete package: tone, looks, playability, and craftsmanship. While his instruments pay homage to traditional designs, they also have that unique “Comins” character… warm, fat, and mellow with tone for days. Recently, he has taken his art and expertise to the world of solid-body electric guitars, and been creating some new gems in that arena that are simply to die for. His works are masterpiece collectibles designed to stand up to the test of time.


Solid Carved Sitka Spruce Top

Solid Carved Nicely Figured Big Leaf Maple Back and Sides

17" Lower Bout Width

Flame Maple Neck - 3 Piece Divided by Fine Lines

Macassar Ebony Peghead Face and Back

Engraved M.O.P. "Classic" Peghead Emblem

Ebony Tuning Buttons

Maple Binding with Fine Purfling Lines Throughout

Chamfered F-Holes

Macassar Ebony Fingerboard

Adjustable Macassar Ebony Bridge

Sculpted Macassar Ebony Pickguard 

Macassar Ebony Tailpiece

Pickguard Mounted Macassar Ebony Volume and Tone Controls

Built-in Humbucking Pickup in Macassar Ebony Mounting Ring