Easily one of our favorite instruments to come into the shop in quite a long time, this 1997 C10 is a perfect example of the versatility of a small-bodied acoustic guitar. With a body shape reminiscent of a Gibson L-00, but with a full 25.5" scale length, it delivers tight bass, a punchy midrange, and crystal clear highs that make it an outstanding fingerstyle guitar, yet with enough headroom to dig in for vigorous rhythm playing.
Spruce top with mahogany back, sides, and neck. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Upgraded fossilized walrus ivory nut, saddle, bridge pins, and strap buttons. Tiger stripe pickguard which is now stock on the C10 Deluxe model. Beautiful condition for a twenty three year-old guitar.
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. The small oval neck heel is ideally suited to the optional cutaway, which allows unrestricted access to the upper frets. 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.