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Comins GCS-1 Bigsby Autumn Burst Semi-Hollow Guitar  From Comins Guitars

Extremely versatile semi-hollow guitar with US-made Bigsby vibrato!


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What We Think

The entire Sound Pure staff unanimously agrees--the GCS-1 looks beautiful with a Bigsby! The extra hardware not only gives you the sweet vintage sounds of an American-made Bigsby tremolo--but it happens to look extremely cool on Bill Comins newest guitars, the Guitar Craft Series. This addition brings yet another element to what is already an exceedingly versatile instrument.

With semi-hollow laminate construction, single cutaway design, and custom coil-tapping humbuckers, you can get the sounds of about 5 different classic instruments in one solid, dependable guitar. Switching the pickup selector to the neck position will produce a warm, bold jazz tone that rivals many archtops that can costs thousands more. By changing the pickup selection or engaging the coil-tap one can achieve a myriad of tones that will sit right in the mix whether you are playing rock, blues, country, R&B, or a number of other styles. This is truly a player's guitar!

These guitars are already seeing very high demand. Call Sound Pure today to get one for yourself of the very first run of what is destined to be a classic!

Comins GCS-1 Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitars - Demo

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

Manufacturer's Description from Comins Guitars

The GCS-1 is a solidly built semi-hollow guitar designed for musicians looking for a well-made practical and roadworthy musical instrument. Inherently versatile, it can produce a myriad of tonalities suitable for blues, rock, country, and jazz playing. It adorns a laminated flame Maple top with a laminated Sapele back, and the sides/internal block structure are routed from a solid wood core. This design yields a balanced and even articulation with enhanced sustain characteristics. Included is a TKL hard-shell case. A version with a U.S. made Bigsby vibrato is also available.

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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.


Body Dimensions: 14 5/8” lower bout width, 1 5/8” depth

Top: Laminated flame Maple

Back: Laminated Sapele

Body and Neck Wood: Eastern Mahogany

Fingerboard: Rosewood, 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: Autumn Burst

Vibrato: US-Made Bisgby