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The Collings C-10 model is based on a 1930’s Gibson L-00, and is a parlour sized guitar made to Collings’s impeccable standards. As this is the Deluxe version it already sports some aesthetic features that set it apart from the standard model, but in addition this custom ordered C-10 is also loaded with mostly every exquisite option Collings has to offer!

One of those features is the tight grained Adirondack top that shows a gorgeous hint of bear-claw under certain light, and additionly the guitar is even fitted Adirondack braces! The back and sides are made of solid Honduran mahogany as is the neck. The fretboard and optional pyramid bridge are made of ebony and the fretboard features a classy Mother of Pearl modern diamond inlay. The ebony veneered peghead is also adorned with a modern diamond inlay. The golden Schaller tuners and the optional full body sunburst finish really complete the luxurious  appeal exceptional instrument.

Due to the combination of the finest woods and the smaller body size the C-10 has a truly unique tone that’s also remarkably loud. Overall the sound is very balanced with a crisp presence on the higher notes. It also has that typical dryness associated with mahogany guitars, which is slightly more pronounced due to it’s size, and gives it a great voice for blues and ragtime. The guitar is very responsive to every nuance in your playing and due to the cutaway, which is also an optional feature, very easy to play. A previous owner installed Fishman Ellipse Matrix pickup which allows you to blend a piezo and condenser mic, making it great for on stage too.

This guitar has been very well cared for and is in perfect condition. It’s as close to mint as a 13 year old instrument can be, with only few angel-hair scratches on the pickguard, and a tiny little dent on the lower bout. Otherwise it’s perfect and as new. Travels in the original TKL case.

The original list price back in 2005 was $ 7.850,- according to Collings. Full spec sheet below :

Top Adirondack spruce
Back & Sides Honduran mahogany
Cutaway body
Neck Honduran mahogany
Body Binding Ivoroid with b/w/b/w/b purfling
Fingerboard Binding .100″ ivoroid with b/w purfling
Peghead Binding .100″ ivoroid with b/w purfling
Bridge Ebony Pyramid Bridge with 2 3/16″ spacing
Fingerboard Ebony with MOP Modern Diamond inlays
Bridge Pins/End Pin Ebony with MOP dot
Nut Bone, 1 11/16″
Saddle Bone, Drop-in
Neck Profile C-shape
Peghead Profile Haircut with no volute
Neck Joint Mortise & tenon hybrid
Truss Rod Fully adjustable
Frets Medium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead Veneer Ebony with MOP Collings Logo and Modern Diamond inlay
Tuners Nickel Schaller mini (14:1 ratio)
Backstrip 3-style (Chevron)
Rosette Ivoroid with b/w purfling
Scale Length 25 1/2″
Brace Material Adirondack spruce
Brace Pattern Pre-war scalloped X-brace
Fingerboard Radius 14″ – 26″ compound
Body Finish High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer Full Body Sunburst
Pickguard Tortoise
Strings D’Addario EJ-16 (.012″- .053″)
Case Deluxe Hardshell case by TKL

Pascal Waisapy Guitars, Netherlands  

Contact name:
Pascal Waisapy
Vintage, boutique and high-end guitars
Dutch and English
Vintage & High-end instruments
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My name is Pascal Waisapy, I'm a guitarplayer based in Breda, the Netherlands. Since 2008 I've been teaching guitar at my own studio which is located in the city center and I'm also a professional dealer selling vintage and high-end guitars. I don't run a store, but sell by appointment and offer worldwide shipping too.


If you have any questions concerning an instrument from my inverntory just let me know!


Terms & Conditions 


1.1 cash, bank transfers and cashcard payments are accepted. Creditcard payments can not be accepted.

1.2 Any additional costs to make payment are customers responsibility.   

1.3 An item needs to be fully paid for before it can be delivered or collected.

1.4 An item can be placed on hold for a 30 day period. For this a non-refundable downpayment of 10% of the sellingprice is required. 

1.5 For some items VAT applies which will be specified on the invoice.For these items VAT will be deducted for sales outside the EEC and for EEC customers outside the Netherlands who have a valid VAT number in their own country. Most items however fall under the marginal tax regulaltions for second hand products for which VAT does not apply. In these cases VAT will not be specified on the invoice nor can it be deducted. If a sellingprice includes VAT it will be clearly indicated in the listing.

2. returning

2.1 All purchases come with a 7 day approval period. When an item is not to your satisfaction you can return it for an item of the same value within this period. I will not offer a refund.

2.2 When returning an item it has to be in the same condition as when it was sold to you. When an item is damaged or shows traces of use it cannot be returned for it's full value, and an estimate will need to be made of the remaining value. In such an event any additional repaircosts and a 10% restocking fee will be charged. I hold the right to decline a return at any time.

2.3 Discounted items are sold "as is" and cannot be returned. This applies to all sales items as well as any item from the regular stock for which you've been granted a discount of 10% or more on the sellingprice, unless stated otherwise.

3. shipping

3.1 Customer is responsible for shipping costs. If possible only the actual costs are charged. Customer is also responsible for the shipping costs when returning an item.

3.2 All items are shipped with insurance. In case you receive an item which is damaged during transport please notify me within 24 hours so the courier can be accurately informed.

3.3. As shippingcosts may vary due to weight and destination, please ask quote.

4. Buying online

4.1 The EEC guidelines apply to all online purchases, meaning that you can return an item within 14 days. For countries outside the EEC a period of 48 hours applies for buyer to verify if the item arrived safely and fits the description. 

4.2 When an item is returned it has to be in the same condition as when it was shipped. When a product is damaged or shows traces of use it cannot be returned for it's full value. In this case the remaining value will be refunded and any necessary repaircosts will be deducted.

4.3 When shipping an item for return please do so within 24 hours from the moment we've agreed that it can be returned. Please send a tracking code to confirm the date on which the product ships back to base. Without this I cannot except a return if the product reaches me outside the approval period. 

4.4 Discounted items are sold "as is" and cannot be returned. This applies to all sales items as well as any item from the regular stock for which you've been granted a discount of 10% or more on the sellingprice, unless stated otherwise.

5. warranty

5.1 There is no warranty on used products. 

5.2 For new products factory warranty applies.

These terms and conditions apply to all items sold by Pascal Waisapy Guitar, registered with the Chamber of commerce under 20153592. NL1548.56.605B02.

Office :Nieuwe Leuvenaarstraat 90a

4811 MK Breda

phone : 0031621708862



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