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If you want a small performance guitar for your coffee shop gigs, then the Collings C10 Maple offers the size, tone, and projection you need for a stellar performance. In addition, this Collings acoustic guitar’s modern look will catch the eye of any guitar enthusiast.

Simplicity with a Contemporary Edge

From the naturally stained maple body and neck to the fingerboard that lacks position markings, this instrument breathes simplicity. However, while the Collings C10 Maple is a clean looking guitar, the indian rosewood binding on the body, neck, and headstock follows along the naturally stained cutaway. The result leaves you wondering if this is more contemporary art piece than instrument. In addition to adding a modern spin, the cutaway model provides easy access to higher registers, making the Collings C10 Maple the ideal choice for finger stylists. The Sitka spruce top gives the instrument a quick response and good frequency range, adding to the finger stylist appeal. Full specs of this guitar include:

  • Select sitka spruce top
  • Maple back and sides
  • Simple ivoroid rosette
  • Grained ivoroid top/back body binding
  • Black/white wood purfling with 1-style walnut backstrip
  • Pre-war scalloped bracing
  • Tortoise-style celluloid pickguard
  • High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Mahogany neck
  • Unbound “Haircut” headstock
  • 15 degree headstock angle
  • Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
  • Ebony fingerboard with ebony straight-style bridge
  • Mortise and tenon hybrid neck joint
  • 20 Frets, neck joins the body at the 14th fret
  • Medium-fat C-shape neck profile and 2 3/16″ string spacing
  • 14″-26″ Compound fingerboard radius
  • 1 11/16″ nut width; Bone nut and drop-in saddle
  • 25 1/2″ Scale length
  • 14-3/4″ Lower Bout
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Ebony bridge pins and end pin
  • Nickel Schaller mini-tuners with 1:14 ratio
  • Recommended string gauge – D’Addario EJ-16 (.012″-.053″)
  • Collings deluxe hardshell case by TKL

My Verdict

Remember that not all Collings C10 guitars are the same. For instance the Collings C10 Maple is brighter, louder, and uses different woods than the Collings C10 Deluxe and may have more in common with a Martin OO. In addition, while blues musicians may appreciate a more versatile guitar like the Collings SJ, folk musicians who prefer cleaner tones will feel right at home with the Collings C10 Maple. Play it in your living room or in a small performance hall with any of our acoustic amps.

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