Picture-perfect small-bodied parlor with short scale and impressive playability.
I like the Collings C-10 because most of the ones that come through the shop are just aching to be your best friend. They play very well. They sound incredibly focused and warm and have very comfortable bodies. But this one has a short scale, which means you can do things on it you're just not plain supposed to do on acoustic guitar. It plays like an I-35 strung with 12's! The mahogany back and sides pump out woody, focused tone and with a stylish Sitka top you can be sure that no matter who hard you drive the thing you'll always be able to depend on good, clean and focused tone. Looks just like your grandpa's old Gibson, too!
Based on parlor 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.