A couple cool new guitars from Bill Comins

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  1. nik

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    I have played 4-6 of Bill's archtops over the years, and each one was just wonderful. No doubt he will make a wonderful solidbody. Looks cool on his site, thanks for the link.
     
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    I just bought one and it is incredible! Can't stop playing it :)

    I hope to take some pics and post them this weekend.
     
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    They are absolutely gorgeous! And just by the pictures we can see the very high level of craftmanship!

    I'm impressed Bill... I am sure you will have a great sucess with this new line.

    :bow
     
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    So.....how incredible is it?
     
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    I got to play Bill's personal Lyrist (serial #001), and it is an amazing guitar! It was extremely responsive and a gorgeous build. I tend to be a Fender guy, and the neck felt perfect.
    I've always wanted a Comins, but prefer solid bodies. This will probably end up being my main guitar. I will be putting a down payment on one soon. My X-mas gift to myself. Selfish? Yes.

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    I'm very interested in these. I'd love to hear some more about your impressions of the instrument!
     
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    Hey Joe,

    sorry, it's been a while since I checked this thread. Bill's guitar really grabbed me. I have wanted a Comins for quite some time, but didn't think my playing matched up with his jazz guitars.
    I felt completely at home on the Lyrist. Like I said earlier, I tend to play Fender medium "C" necks with a 9.5 radius. The neck was really comfortable. It really resonated unplugged. And then plugged in I was getting a wide range of tones! Really responsive...the whole experience left me blown away. The quality and vibe of the Lyrist was far above anything I own or have played.

    I'm in the process right now of selling some things that won't get played once I own a Lyrist. Hopefully to have a downpayment in the next month or two. Feel free to PM/e-mail if you've any questions.

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