Master luthier Bill Comins stuns us with his brand new 16" spruce/flame maple archtop with 2 custom wound Kent Armstrong pickups
A while back, I was given the opportunity to visit and work closely with a South Korean guitar manufacturing facility. Arriving not knowing what to expect, I quickly learned that this was a team of dedicated craftspeople, many of them having decades of experience in instrument building. And I came to see that given a good design, they were quite capable of producing some great sounding instruments with a high degree of structural integrity.
In time, they graciously agreed to work with me to produce a new line of guitars. These are original designs being built to my specifications with close collaboration. Choosing from their pallet of available materials, I’ve selected only components that meet a high standard for tone, stability, and consistency. Critical specifications are adhered to at every step along the way, and the coup de grace is that I’m personally ensuring that every instrument receives a precision setup before going to its final destination. I’m confident these instruments will exceed your expectations for performance and value.
Serial Number: 218011
Body Dimensions: 16” lower bout width, 2 3/4” depth
Top: Laminated Spruce Top
Back: Laminated Flame Maple Back and Sides
Fingerboard: Ebony, 12” radius, dot position markers
Scale Length: 25”
Nut Width: 1.70”
Neck: Medium C shape, comfortably contoured
Pickups: Kent Armstrong humbucking
Controls: Volume, Tone
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 and back