This Collings C10-35 G SB combines features of the CJ35 with the C10 - and is one of our absolute favorites at the shop. Built with a select German Spruce top and Mahogany back and sides, it has a loud, focused tone with a surprising amount of depth and warmth, and that distinct, vintage Depression Era L-00 vibe. Featuring pre-war non-scalloped Adirondack bracing and two tone bars, it also has an abbreviated tongue brace that slightly tighten up its overall sound, and a nice mid-range reminiscent of old Depression Era Gibson guitars. Incredibly versatile, it's especially great for old time tunes, folk tunes and Robert Johnson-style country-blues, but fingerstyle players will love it, too.
Here with a slightly shorter 24 7/8" scale length, and a nice, wide 1 3/4" nut width, it really makes for an excellent player that's neither too large nor too small, and just as perfect in the studio as on the couch. This has a Mahogany neck with Collings' vintage inspired profile and 2 5/16" string spacing, combined with an African Rosewood fingerboard, 20 frets, and a 14"-26" compound radius. Loaded with high-end appointments, it has Ivoroid binding, rosette, and tuning pegs; a Tigerstripe pickguard; mother-of-pearl dot inlays; and a one-style Walnut backstrip. The Collings C10-35 G SB is an exceptional guitar with plenty to offer. Includes hardshell case and a full setup.
We really love this guitar as we do all Collings guitars, but this one really stands out in its punchiness, depth, and versatility as well as vintage vibe.
C10-35 with Ivoroid binding and high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer Sunburst finish
Pre-War vintage Non-Scalloped Adirondack bracing with 2 tone bars and abbreviated tongue brace
German Spruce top with Tigerstripe pickguard and Ivoroid rosette
Mahogany back and sides with 1-style Walnut backstrip
Unbound Haircut-style headstock
24 7/8" scale length
Mahogany neck with Vintage inspired profile
African Rosewood fingerboard
20 Medium 18% Nickel-Silver frets
Mother-of-Pearl dot inlays
14"-26" compound fingerboard radius
1 3/4" nut width, bone
Cut-Through saddle with 2 5/16" string spacing
Straight-Style bridge with Ivoroid pins and Ebony end pin
Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons and 16:1 ratio