Collings (used, 1993) C-10 Deluxe Custom Acoustic Guitar

Tag No 32-4136 Used


Custom ordered for Stan and made to match the color of his ’55 Cadillac.   This guitar was featured in an article written for “Guitar World Acoustic” in 2005.   We are in the process of locating a copy of this article and once we find it, we will surely enclose a copy with the purchase of this fine guitar. 

Holy Cow – is this guitar ever striking, majestic and beautiful, or what!?  It is breathtaking!   This fancy C-10 in the shade of “Robin's Egg Blue” has a Sitka Spruce top with mahogany back and sides, 1-3/4” nut width,  an ivoroid bound peghead with pearloid veneer and asymmetrical headstock shape at the top.  The tuners are nickel Waverly style “Collings” tuners with metal buttons.  The ivoroid bound ebony fingerboard has 9 “broken glass” pearl inlays, which Stan stated as “reminiscent of a brief period of John D’Angelico.”   The sides are bound in ivoroid and its soundhole is bordered in two concentric rings, the first of which is comprised of 5 plies of black, spruce and ivoroid, the inner ring is three-plies.  It sports a pearloid pickguard, ivoroid bridge pins with blue jeweled dots and a rectangular bridge with a compensated saddle. 

This guitar is in solidly excellent condition showing no normal signs of use or wear and has a low comfortable playing action.  There is, however, a vertical 2” inch incipient crack on the top of the bass side on the back which has been sealed by our repair department. 

The expressive, clear and precise sound washes over the body of both the listener and the audience in a manner that is both richly appealing and, yes, even exciting.  

For an in depth review of this guitar (and many others) please visit:

WAS $8,999 BUT NOW:

Our SALE Price is $5,999.00.

Sorry, this item has been sold.
You may still add it to your want list, and we will contact you if your desired instrument comes in!

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Video Demos

Part of the Stan Jay collection at Mandolin Brothers, this special Collings C10 with mahogany back and sides was ordered in a unique color scheme to match Stan's 1955 Cadillac All music composed and performed by T.S. Phillips and used with permission, except "For A'That," a 17th Century Scottish folk tune in the public domain. This video is the companion to the written review at:

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