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Collings C10 Deluxe Cutaway Natural, 2000


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The Collings C10 Deluxe Cutaway fits into the range of ‘Parlor’ guitars, slightly smaller than the OM or 00/000 body sizes. The cutaway is offered as an option, with the base model being a traditional non-cutaway design. The top and bracing is Sitka Spruce, the sides and back Indian Rosewood, the body blocks and neck are Mahogany and the bridge, head plate and bound fingerboard are all ebony. The tuners are small body Schaller models and the pickguard is a faux-tortoise piece glued to the top’s finish, not the top.

This example dates to perhaps November of 2000 and is in good working order, having been recently serviced by The Twelfth Fret Repair shop. Some top cracks were glued and cleated, and there is honest play wear to the finish where the player’s arm rested – this guitar has been used as intended! Fret wear is light to moderate.

The original hard shell case is included.

Here’s the builder on the Collings C10 Deluxe Cutaway:

“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.”

Collings C10 Deluxe Cutaway Specifications:

  • Top: Sitka spruce
  • Back & Sides: E. Indian rosewood
  • Neck: Honduran mahogany
  • Body Binding: Ivoroid with b/w/b/w/b purfling
  • Fingerboard Binding: .100″ ivoroid with b/w purfling
  • Peghead Binding: .100″ ivoroid with b/w purfling
  • Bridge: Ebony straight-style with 2 3/16″ spacing
  • Fingerboard: Ebony with MOP long dots
  • Fingerboard Radius: 14″ – 26″ compound
  • Bridge Pins/End Pin: Ebony with MOP dot
  • Nut: Bone, 1 11/16″
  • Saddle: Bone, drop-in
  • Neck Profile: C-shape
  • Peghead Profile: Haircut
  • Neck Joint: Mortise & tenon hybrid
  • Truss Rod: Fully adjustable
  • Frets: Medium 18% nickel-silver
  • Peghead Veneer: Ebony with MOP Collings logo
  • Tuners: Nickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
  • Backstrip: Deluxe (maple/rosewood)
  • Rosette: Ivoroid with b/w purfling
  • Scale Length: 25 1/2″
  • Brace Material: Sitka spruce
  • Brace Pattern: Pre-war scalloped X-brace
  • Body Finish: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Neck Finish: High gloss polyester resin
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Strings: D’Addario EJ-16 (.012″- .053″)
  • Case: Deluxe hardshell case by TKL

Price: $6,000.00 CAD
  • Model: C10 Deluxe Cutaway
  • Year: 2000
  • Finish Natural Gloss
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 60141, built around November of 2000 in Austin TX
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 28/09/2022

  • Consignment Item

  • Instrument Weight: 4.488lbs 2.04kg
  • Scale Length: 25.5in 647.7mm
  • Nut Width: 1.714in 43.53mm
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