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Collings C10 Short Scale Western Sunburst, 2014


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The Collings C10 SS SB is a ‘custom’ version of the C10, with a short 24.875 inch (632mm) scale (SS) and Western Shaded or Sunburst (SB) top finish. This example dates to 2014 at the Collings shop in Austin Texas, and is in very good, clean condition. The top is Sitka Spruce, the back, sides, body blocks, linings and neck are Honduran Mahogany, with Ebony for the head plate, bridge and unbound fingerboard. The bridge plate inside the top is Maple. The nut and saddle are bone. The Collings logo and, headstock flourish inlay and position marker dots are Mother of Pearl, while the rosette features a Paua or Abalone ring. The pickguard is a faux tortoise, attached to the top finish.

Collings guitars tend to be extremely well built and finished and this is no exception. On this Collings C10 SS SB, fret and finish wear are very light, the proportions are very comfortable and the sound is full and well balanced. This guitar might sound even better than it looks.

A set of K&K Pure Mini pickups have been installed to the bridge plate, and output is via an endpin jack.

The original black arched top Collings plated hard shell case is included.

Here’s the builder on the Collings C10 line:

“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 SS SB Specifications:


  • Top: Sitka spruce
  • Back & Sides: Honduran mahogany
  • Neck: Honduran mahogany
  • Body Binding Ivoroid with b/w/b purfling
  • Fingerboard Binding: None
  • Peghead Binding None
  • 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
  • Backstrip: 1-style (Walnut)
  • Rosette: Paua Shell with b/w purfling
  • Short Scale Length: 24.875″ 632mm
  • 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

Price: $7,000.00 CAD
  • Model: C10 SS SB
  • Year: 2014
  • Finish Western Shaded Top
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 22814, built during 2014 in Austin Texas
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 02/05/2024

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 3.8lbs 1.75kg
  • Scale Length: 24.875in 632mm
  • Nut Width: 1.75in 44.45mm
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