A Custom C10 with Maple back and sides, neck, and a full-body sunburst!!
This one came to me in a dream
I've always loved the focus of a Collings C10
That clear, woody voice
That lovely C-neck profile that fills out my palm so well
What if it had Maple back and sides, though?
The result is astonishing
It's a bright, warm sound that, despite its size, could knock a door down
Rich, fill fundamental with tons of sustain and the faintest trace of overtones like a dollop of cream on a macchiato
We went for the full-body burst so you get tigerish glimpses of all the lovely wood grain
This is a small guitar with claws
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.