Comins Chester Avenue (1999)

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Pennsylvania-based luthier, Bill Comins, has built his reputation around exceptional attention to detail and it shows in this near mint 1999 Chester Avenue archtop. From the moment you take this guitar from its case you know you're holding a meticulously crafted, alive feeling instrument. It's lightweight, loud, and very resonant when played acoustically. Notes jump off the fretboard with very little effort - this guitar has a wonderful dynamic range which makes it so easy to dig deeper with your playing. Its near perfect setup assures you never feel like you're fighting the guitar. 

Tones: Plugged in, the Kent Armstrong floating PAF delivers defined, warm, airy, and articulate tones while maintaining the dynamic range this guitar possesses acoustically. While certainly not limited to these tones, think Jim Hall. A gorgeous blend of amplified and acoustic tones seem to be present at all times. 

Condition: Near mint. Very, very little signs of previous ownership. No wear on the the frets, no dings, etc...

For anyone looking to add a high quality archtop to their collection, this Comins Chester Avenue should be at the top of your list. Simply an exceptional, alive, and impeccably crafted instrument! Priced with hardshell case. 


  • Hand carved sitka spruce top
  • Hand carved AAA flamed maple back / sides
  • 3 piece tiger flame maple neck 
  • Solid ebony fretboard
  • Hand-engraved pearl headstock logo 
  • 9-ply body binding 
  • 5-ply neck / headstock binding 
  • Triple bound F holes 
  • Solid bone nut
  • Hand carved ebony tailpiece 
  • Multibound finger rest 
  • Schaller tuners w/ebony buttons
  • Kent Armstrong floating PAF pickup with thumbwheel volume and tone control (endpin jack)
  • SN: 0080

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