C100

Overview

C100As the bigger, bolder cousin to our classic C10 model and the newest body shape in our acoustic line up, the C100 combines parlor-style proportions with the power and volume of a large-bodied instrument. With a nearly 16” lower bout and 4 ¾” body depth, the C100 offers no shortage of solid, low-end response, yet the narrow waist and non-scalloped bracing design provide exceptional balance and clarity typically found only in smaller-bodied instruments. Whether you’re a flatpicker, fingerstyle player, or something in between, the C100 offers impressive versatility and just might be the ideal companion for singer-songwriters looking to fill the room with sound while still leaving space for vocals to shine through.

Hand Voiced

From the starting point of the wood's density and rigidity, each acoustic guitar top is hand selected, evaluated, and graduated to its own unique thickness; maximizing the tonal potential of each top.

Bass Response

With a nearly 16” lower bout, the C100 offers solid and punchy low end response with plenty of headroom to dig in for more aggressive playing styles.

Built for Versatility

With its parlor shaped proportions, the C100 combines the balance and clarity of a smaller bodied instrument without sacrificing power and volume.

Rope Purfling

Standard “rope” purfling bordering the spruce top adds a subtle Western styling, while still maintaining an overall traditional aesthetic.

Belly Bridge

An ebony belly-style bridge offers enough surface area to support medium gauge strings, which deliver added tension and headroom to drive the C100's large body size.

Neck Profile

The C100 features an asymmetrical C-shaped neck profile that transitions to a subtle V shape as you move up the neck.

Finish

By meticulously hand-sanding between coats, our nitrocellulose lacquer finishes measure between .005 and .007 inches in final thickness, maximizing acoustical response while providing excellent protection and aesthetics.

Make It Your Own

With a variety of tonewood, design, and finish options available, the C100 models may be customized to match your individual playing style and aesthetic preferences.

TopSitka spruce
Back & SidesHonduran mahogany
NeckHonduran mahogany
Body BindingIvoroid with rope purfling
Fingerboard BindingNone
Peghead BindingNone
BridgeEbony belly-style with 2 3/16" spacing
FingerboardEbony with MOP long dots
Bridge Pins/End PinEbony with MOP dot
NutBone, 1 11/16"
SaddleBone, drop-in
Neck ProfileC-shape
Peghead ProfileHaircut
Neck JointMortise & tenon hybrid
Truss RodFully adjustable
FretsMedium 18% nickel-silver
Peghead VeneerEbony with MOP Collings logo
TunersNickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
Backstrip1-style (Walnut)
RosetteIvoroid with b/w purfling
Scale Length25 1/2"
Brace MaterialSitka spruce
Brace PatternPre-war non-scalloped X-brace
Fingerboard Radius14" - 26" compound
Body FinishHigh gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Neck FinishHigh gloss polyester resin
PickguardTortoise
StringsD'Addario EJ-17 (.013"- .056")
CaseDeluxe Hardshell case by TKL
Neck Profile Diagram

*Actual measurements may vary slightly due to hand-sanding and finishing variables.

Body Length19 3/4"
Body Depth4 3/4"
Lower Bout Width15 7/8"
Total Length41 1/4"

Custom Options

  • East Indian Rosewood

    East Indian rosewood is one of most popular tonewoods, and for very good reason. Its higher weight and density produce warm, complex tone with strong low-end response and clear, ringing treble notes.

  • Wenge
  • Walnut
  • European Maple

    European maple is a beautiful figured wood that offers excellent projection and focus, which made it the tonewood of choice for many luthiers before the days of amplification. It's still a very valid tonewood today, and despite the misconception that maple guitars are overly bright, properly selected maple sets can produce deep, full sound with excellent articulation and clarity.

  • Koa

    With its vibrant amber color and striking figure, Koa is a wonderful tonewood that has been used for stringed instruments for generations. Tonally, Koa finds a pleasing balance between warmth and clarity with a bright front-end attack and warm undertones, making it an ideal choice for fingerstyle and chord melodies.

  • Adirondack Braces
  • No Tongue Brace
  • Left-handed