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Collings / C-10 Deluxe / 2005 / Sunburst / Guitar


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

Instrument sold

Dear Wood Guitar Boutique, Netherlands  

Contact name:
Pascal Waisapy
Vintage, boutique and high-end guitars
Dutch and English
Vintage & High-end instruments
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Welcome to Dear Wood Guitar Boutique!

We are driven by a passion for guitars, fine tone woods and the art of lutherie!

Our showroom is located on the top floor of a beautiful 18th century monumental building which you are welcome to visit by appointment, and we offer worldwide shipping too.

We specialise in luthier made, vintage, used and new acoustic and electric quality guitars and are official dealer for Maton, Supro and Stanford.



1. Payment

1.1 cash, bank transfers and cashcard payments are accepted. Creditcard payments can only be accepted through the webshop.

1.2 Any additional costs to make payment are the customers responsibility.

1.3 An item needs to be fully paid for prior to delivery or collection.

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 EU and for EU customers outside the Netherlands who have a valid VAT number in their own country. Used items fall under the marginal tax regulation 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 selling price includes VAT it will be clearly indicated on the website and on your invoice.

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. Refunds are not available.

2.2 When returning an item it must 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 be made of the remaining value. In such an event any additional repair costs and a 5% restocking fee will be charged. Dear Wood Guitar Boutique holds the right to decline a return at all time.

2.3 Discounted items cannot be returned.

3. Shipping

3.1 The customer is responsible for shipping costs. The 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 us within 24 hours so the courier can be accurately informed.

4. Buying online

4.1 The EU guidelines apply to all online purchases, meaning that you can return an item within 14 days. For countries outside the EU a period of 48 hours applies for buyer to verify if the item arrived safely and fits the description. In case you wish to return an item please notify us within 24 hours upon receiving it.

4.2 When you return an item it must be in the same condition as before it was shipped to you. If the condition of an item differs from how it was shipped to you, be it damaged, malfunctioning, or showing traces of use, alterations and/or modifications etc. it cannot be returned.  All products are thoroughly checked prior to shipment to avoid misunderstandings about the condition of the product.

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

4.4 Discounted items cannot be returned.

4.5. When returning an item any additional costs such as customs, taxes, shippingcosts, exchange-rates etc. are customers responsibility.

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 Dear Wood Guitar Boutique, registered with the Chamber of Commerce under 20153592. 



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