New Collings C100

Post Reply
User avatar
Haasome
Posts: 85
Joined: Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:21 am
Location: Massachusetts

New Collings C100

Post: # 1326Post Haasome
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:04 am

I just received this new model from Collings. I special ordered this Sitka/EIR guitar with a 1-3/4” nut. It was finished and shipped to The Music Emporium a couple of days ago. My first impressions are positive. Like all Collings it is perfectly made and plays beautifully. It comes with medium strings that I expected to swap out to lights, but I find the guitar to play so easily that I doubt I will change the strings anytime soon. The guitar has a 16” lower bout, 11” upper bout, and a depth than goes from 3-5/8” to 4-5/8”. It is extremely comfortable and fits well into my body frame while sitting. The guitar has plenty of volume as expected. The non-scalloped bracing produces great balance and clarity with a great big bass response. It’s new and my playing time has been limited, but so far I’m thrilled.

Image

Image
Paul

User avatar
Fidalgo
Posts: 13
Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:29 pm

Re: New Collings C100

Post: # 1328Post Fidalgo
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:46 pm

That's a beautiful guitar. I like the back wood. And it's a long scale with medium gauge strings; I am sure that small body puts out some sound. Congratulations.

armdog
Posts: 17
Joined: Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:13 pm

Re: New Collings C100

Post: # 1329Post armdog
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:46 pm

Paul, that is a thing of beauty, sweet congratulations. Since CJ & SJ are my favorites, C100 gets a big thumbs up. Very happy for you, tap a toe.

Hokiebob
Posts: 39
Joined: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:22 pm
Location: Mint Hill, NC

Re: New Collings C100

Post: # 1330Post Hokiebob
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:32 pm

Great looking guitar. I hope you enjoy it for many years to come.

Bronco
Posts: 9
Joined: Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:43 am
Location: Evergreen, CO

Re: New Collings C100

Post: # 1332Post Bronco
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:40 pm

That’s a beautiful guitar. Glad you are loving it! I hope to try one someday. Congrats!

User avatar
Haasome
Posts: 85
Joined: Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:21 am
Location: Massachusetts

Re: New Collings C100

Post: # 1339Post Haasome
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:24 pm

Thanks for the comments. BTW, I did swap out the D'Addario medium strings it was shipped and set up at the factory with for D'Addario EXP light strings to see what was different. I honestly think there is a small improvement in tone and feel with the EXP Lights. There is no problem with Lights driving the top of this guitar. I’ll let the guitar settle in for a week and have my tech look it over to tweak the setup. He is rock solid and has always made my guitars play perfectly.
Paul

Driver8
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:02 pm

Re: New Collings C100

Post: # 1341Post Driver8
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:59 pm

Very beautiful guitar, that little maple box on the table is lovely as well.

pjkesq
Posts: 69
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:45 am

Re: New Collings C100

Post: # 1344Post pjkesq
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:39 am

Haasome wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:04 am
I just received this new model from Collings. I special ordered this Sitka/EIR guitar with a 1-3/4” nut. It was finished and shipped to The Music Emporium a couple of days ago. My first impressions are positive. Like all Collings it is perfectly made and plays beautifully. It comes with medium strings that I expected to swap out to lights, but I find the guitar to play so easily that I doubt I will change the strings anytime soon. The guitar has a 16” lower bout, 11” upper bout, and a depth than goes from 3-5/8” to 4-5/8”. It is extremely comfortable and fits well into my body frame while sitting. The guitar has plenty of volume as expected. The non-scalloped bracing produces great balance and clarity with a great big bass response. It’s new and my playing time has been limited, but so far I’m thrilled.

Image

Image
WOW! That is gorgeous. Enjoy it!!!

Post Reply