Comins GCS-1ES Violin Burst Semi-Hollow Guitar 025  From Comins Guitars

Spruce Top/Ebony Fingerboard GCS-1ES in eye-catching violin burst!  

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Another fine offering from Bill Comins, this time in the classy Violin Burst finish. The Spruce top provides a round attack and a warm, complex tone that is akin to Bill's archtops, but with a little more focus and resistance to feedback from the thinline laminate construction. The instrument responds very well to amplifiers and the plugged-in tone is as smooth as butter (especially in the neck position)--making this guitar more than capable of being your go-to gigging jazz guitar. It doesn't end there, however, and the range of tonal possibilities extends to include rock, blues, funk, fusion, and just about anything else you can throw at it. The coil-tapping humbuckers play a huge part in this guitar's versatility and in the single coil mode you have plenty of glassy, chimey, and spanky tone in all 3 pickup positions. Contact Sound Pure today for more information!

 

-Jared

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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: Violin Burst