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Bill Comins is a luthier of fine guitars based out of Philadelphia, PA. He decided to design and release a series of guitar that would be more affordable but still worthy of the Comins name, and the Guitar Craft Series was born. Shortly following the initial success, the Ebony and Spruce line was put into production.
All of the guitars in the GC series are high quality instruments. The ES line in particular appealed to me as I was looking for a jazz guitar to gig with. The tone is rich and dark which is perfect for that style. When I first played it I just wanted to play Wes Montgomery tunes because it reminded me of hearing Smokin' at the Half Note for the first time. The pickups are good but if you want to take the instrument to the next level you will want to replace the pickups (easier said than done on a semi-hollow). I dropped in a custom set of Florance Humbuckers and now the axe really sings. It became more versatile than before. The hardware on the guitar is very good and the action is fairly good on arrival. The tone is bell-like and pristine while the sustain is quite long. For $1.5K you can do a lot worse than a Comins guitar.