Comins GCS-1 Violin Burst 112054  From Comins Guitars

Versatile semi-hollow from Bill Comins in violin burst finish!

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The GCS-1 model has proven to be widely popular across several different genres, and it's easy to see why when you hear this guitar. The semi-hollow design gives the tone a fullness and breadth that translates seamlessly into any style of playing. The guitar's naturally warm and complex voice is pristine through a good clean amplifier like the Victoria Victorilette 1x12, while at the same time making your favorite stomp box or overdriven amplifier sound incredibly alive. This finish looks amazing on this guitar--the darker brown of the edges slowly reveals the intricate flame pattern as your eyes move toward the center of the body. If you are interested in the GCS-1 and want to have a rare first-run model, don't hesitate, this is one of only a few left available for purchase! 

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.

Specifications

 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: Violin Burst