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Comins 17" Concert Model Archtop Guitar  From Comins Guitars

Hand-carved 17" archtop guitar from a truly amazing luthier!


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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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Bill Comins 17" Concert Archtop Guitar

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.

Manufacturer's Description from Comins Guitars

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.


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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.


* 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