This briefly owned and gently played 2023 C10 Deluxe from Collings offers great tone in a small, comfortable package. Crisp trebles, substantial lows, and beautifully balanced. A great blues guitar, strumming guitar, and equally responsive to some dynamic finger picking, thanks to its narrow waist and small upper bout for focused response, and pre-war scalloped bracing.
Collings says: “Based on guitars first introduced around the same time as the OM, the Collings C10 is a leaner alternative, with the narrow waist and small upper bout resulting in a precise, focused response. Of all our acoustic models, the C10 is perhaps the easiest for electric guitarists to adapt to, thanks in part to the more rounded neck profile. With its unique shape and asymmetrical headstock’s lines echoed in the curvilinear pickguard, C10 models offer a welcome alternative for those who find that most small acoustic guitars look too much alike.”
This example is customized with a gorgeous dark sunburst and slightly fatter neck than the standard medium C. Also has a 1 3/4 nut and a gorgeous dark sunburst. Ebony fretboard, pins and bridge, bone nut and saddle. Big tone in a small package. Bravo. Hardshell Collings case. Serial #33335
Condition: Near mint; Top: Select sitka spruce; Back and sides: East Indian rosewood; Neck: Mahogany, fat C neck carve (.900/.985); Nut: 1 3/4; Width: 14 3/4; Depth: 4 1/4; Scale: 25.5; Binding: Grained ivoroid; Purfling: b/w wood; Rosette: Ivoroid; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course)