Offered for your consideration is this spectacular Comins Classic. This magnificent instrument was hand-built by the very talented Bill Comins in his Philadelphia shop where he has been crafting ultra-high quality archtop instruments for decades now.
This Classic is an acoustic archtop with a 25" scale length and a body that 3-1/8" deep and 17" wide at the lower bout. It has a straight grained Spruce top with X-bracing. The back, sides and neck are made of nicely flamed Maple. The neck is a three-piece design and has a sleek, low oval shape. The fretboard is made of black Ebony, with a 12" radius and a 1-11/16" nut width. It is equipped with a Kent Armstrong suspended pickup along with an Ebony pickguard with volume and tone controls. It has a floating bridge and Ebony tailpiece. The tuners are gold Sperzels with Snakewood buttons. The cosmetics include dual F-holes and wood binding and purflings. It is beautifully built and equipped.
If you like your tone warm and creamy, this guitar will have you drooling all over yourself. Please check out the brief sound sample provided. The guitar was played with flat tone settings through a Fender Princeton amp. This guitar has voice that is smooth as silk, even equipped with the phosphor bronze light gauge strings that I prefer. With flat wound jazz strings installed, this guitar's tone would be even warmer. It plays smooth and easy too with a fast neck that begs to be played. The more you play it, the more you will appreciate the details that Bill has put into this fine instrument.
This hand-built beauty is in what I would classify as "excellent minus" condition. The worst flaw, which is is not easily seen, is on the lower edge of the guitar's top and resulted from an unfortunate ding from the latch of the case (see photo). Otherwise, this guitar shows only very light play wear and the frets remain is excellent condition. It comes in it's original TKL case which is in very good condition.
A new example of this guitar will cost you nearly $11K. This well maintained 2002 example can be yours for thousands of dollars less. This is an ultra-high quality jazz guitar made by one of America's best archtop builders. Click the 'Buy Now' button and make this magnificent instrument yours today!
Capital Guitars accepts payment via PayPal, credit cars via PayPal, wire transfer, or via bank check. Guitars ship only after payment clears. See something you wish to purchase? To pay via Paypal, just click the 'Buy Now' button, or send an email to email@example.com indicating the guitar you wish to purchase, where you live (for calculating the shipping cost and NYS sales tax if applicable) and confirm the email address you use for Paypal. We will send you a Paypal invoice referencing the specific guitar being purchased. Just follow the prompts in the Paypal email to pay for your guitar. Once we receive your cleared payment we will contact you with tracking information and a paid invoice. That is all there is to it! Shipments to locations within the State of New York are subject to imposition of applicable New York Sales taxes. Trade proposals involving quality gear are welcomed! Email me a pic or two of your proposed trade and a brief description of its condition and we will let you know what we can allow you in trade. We also do LAYAWAYS! All layaways require a non-refundable up-front payment equal to 20% of the purchase price. Your deposit holds the guitar for you, with 60 days to pay the balance. Contact us via email for more details.
Shipping to Continental US addresses is via FedEx Ground, with flat rate shipping of $60 to Eastern time zones, $70 Central and $80 Mountain/Pacific. Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii is $100. A phone number at the shipping destination is required. Other shipping services, including express services and international shipping are available at our discretion, just contact us for a quote.
Refunds of the original purchase price less shipping and a 10% restocking fee may be requested within 48 hours of delivery. Exchanges within one (1) week of the original date of purchase may be made for an item of equal or greater value at the discretion of Capital Guitars. Where permitted herein, items must be promptly returned at the buyer's expense, in the same condition as received with all accessories and paperwork included. Sale items, purchases that are made via layaway, those involving trades and/or international shipping are considered final except upon an error by and at the discretion of Capital Guitars. All deposits are non-returnable. Our apologies, but we are a very small operation and returns are extremely time consuming and costly.