Comins GCS-1ES Tangerine Burst Semi-Hollow Guitar  From Comins Guitars

Warm jazz tone with traditional archtop-style spruce top and ebony fretboard.

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What We Think

 

This is the GCS guitar for the player who has his ears tuned to the warm, clear timbre of spruce-topped jazz guitars but still needs the versatility and stability of a laminate semi-hollow axe. The spruce produces a woody, reedy warmth that is enough to satisfy the discerning tastes of players who long for that fat archtop sound on their jazz gigs--but it certainly doesn't end there. With coil-tapping dual humbuckers and laminate semi-hollow construction, this guitar is capable of producing an incredibly wide variety of guitar tones that will fit the bill in almost any playing situation imaginable. Whether you are a jazz purist searching for the ultimate gigging instrument or a genre-hopping sideman looking for their go-to axe, this would be the choice for you!

We feel that the Tangerine Burst finish is the perfect match for the spruce top as it looks amazing and will allow you to see the straight, consistent grain in great detail. 

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Manufacturer's Description from Comins Guitars

The GCS-1ES is of the same design as the GCS-1 although the fingerboard and top wood has been replaced with Ebony and Spruce respectively. This configuration tailors the instrument more specifically toward warmer/darker/thicker jazz tones. Included is a TKL hard-shell case.

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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 Spruce

Back: Laminated Sapele

Body and Neck Wood: Eastern Mahogany

Fingerboard: Ebony, 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: Tangerine Burst