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Details about  COMINS GUITAR CRAFT SERIES GCS 1 Semi Hollow jazz archtop guitar 335 339 336

COMINS GUITAR CRAFT SERIES GCS 1 Semi Hollow jazz archtop guitar 335 339 336 See original listing
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Nov 15, 2012 06:56:17 PST
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US $1,299.00
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Item location:
Deer Park, New York, United States


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New other (see details): A new, unused item with absolutely no signs of wear. The item may be missing the original packaging, ... Read moreabout the condition
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6 String





This guitar is in new condition.  I purchased it new from an authorized Comins dealer about two months ago.  The guitar has been played about two hours in total.  It is stored in the factory case in a climate-controlled, smoke-free studio.  I selected this one because it was one of the lightest (7 lbs).

It comes to you exactly the same way it came from the factory. 

Let’s get this out of the way right up front.  Why am I selling this guitar?  What is wrong with it?  Well, here’s the truth:  It’s a fantastic instrument.  This guitar is beautiful; the action is fantastic; it plays like butter; and it sounds phenomenal.  There are no issues at all.  There are no dead spots and no buzzes.  The sustain is great. It is one of the most versatile guitars I’ve ever played, and I’ve played quite a few.  You can get a really warm, hollow, classic jazz tone and a funky rhythm tone and a thick juicy rock tone all out of these great pickups.

So, in all honesty, I love this guitar.  I’m selling it because I can no longer afford to keep a large stock of guitars.  Life changes have kind of forced me to refocus my attention on other things besides gear.  Having said that, there is another guitar that I have always wanted, and I will use the money from this one to put toward that other one.  

Bill Comins designed the guitar and trained the luthiers.  He does the final inspection and fretwork and setup before they leave his shop.  These final touches make this play like a guitar costing three times as much.  And the fit and finish are flawless.  This GCS-1 smokes anything from Gibson for a fraction of the price.  It’s really comparable to the Sadowsky Semi-Hollow model (yes, I have owned one of those too) but that guitar is over four grand new and this one is 1500.  Actually, I likethis one better than the Sadowsky because while it has the classic jazz tone, it’s a little punchier and meatier for blues and rock and feels more substantial an ballsy like a great 335.

Here is the link to the Comins Guitar Craft Series (GCS) website:



The GCS-1 is a solidly built semi-hollow guitar designed for musicians looking for a well-made practical and roadworthy musical instrument. Inherently versatile, it can produce a myriad of tonalities suitable for blues, rock, country, and jazz playing. It adorns a laminated flame Maple top with a laminated Sapele back, and the sides/internal block structure are routed from a solid wood core. This design yields a balanced and even articulation with enhanced sustain characteristics. Included is a TKL hard-shell case.


·                                 Body Dimensions: 14 5/8” lower bout width, 1 5/8” depth

·                                 Top: Laminated flame Maple

·                                 Back: Laminated Sapele

·                                 Body and Neck Wood: Eastern Mahogany

·                                 Fingerboard: Rosewood, 12” radius, 24.75” scale length, 1.70” nut width, dot position markers

·                                 Neck:  Medium C shape, comfortably contoured

·                                 Pickups and electronics:    Custom wound Kent Armstrong humbucking pickups, 3 way toggle switch, (2) volume and (2) tone controls. One of the tone controls is a push/pull pot converting both pickups to single coil mode.

·                                 Hardware finish: Chrome

·                                 Tuners:  Wilkinson, smooth 19:1 gear ratio

·                                 Binding: Multi-ply ivory/black surround the peghead, neck, and body back with additional plies surrounding the body top

This is a great opportunity to grab a REALLY sweet playing, sounding and looking guitar in new condition at a savings.  This is HANDS DOWN the best deal on the jazz guitar market today! 

I take care of my stuff.  Check my feedback and be confident.

PLEASE NOTE: Serious bids only, please. Check my feedback! Bidders with zero feedback or negative feedback may not bid before contacting me. WINNING BIDDER MUST MAKE PAYMENT IN FULL WITHIN THREE (3) BUSINESS DAYS OF WINNING BID. SHIPPING WITHIN CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES ONLY UNLESS APPROVED PRIOR TO AUCTION ENDING!  Bidders outside the Continental US may NOT bid before contacting me. Bidders from outside the Continental US must pay actual shipping charges up front and will assume risk-of-loss in transit.

Please feel free to email with any questions and bid with confidence! You’ll LOVE this guitar!

Thanks for stopping by, and GOOD LUCK! Hurry - This one will surely be gone fast!!!



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