The Rocky Mountain Archtop Show in
Arvada, Colorado was resplendent with amazing instruments. Bill Comins Guitar’s Zelig model caught my eye…
For a guy like me, it was like Christmas. Everywhere I looked there were really fine creations that sounded as good or better than they looked. One guitar stood out as different and very compelling was the Comins Guitar’s “Zelig” model commissioned by Robert Berger. The guitar plays and feels somewhat between an arch-top and a flattop. This allows for guys like me who sing and play to have the flat top vibe with the playability of the archtop. I really enjoyed this instrument. Below is a little bit about the guitar – with some great images, Enjoy
Feature image above: 16″ cutaway body shape, Steve Andersen inspired contrasting fingerboard and pickguard woods (Ebony and Cocobolo) divided by fine purfling arc motif.
This hybrid instrument features a Carpathian Spruce carved top and a flamed Honduran Mahogany flat back with matching sides and neck. The model was conceived and designed to straddle the arched top and flat top guitar worlds and employs