Omni-capable, precision playing thinline!
The GCS-1 feels a bit like a secret. It’s such a capable, well-playing and great sounding guitar it’s amazing there isn’t more of a buzz around it. I guess it’s probably because once you get one you’ll spend more time playing this guitar than talking about it. It’s more than a jazzbox, it’s ideal for a multi-genre musician. Jazz? No sweat, it can do mellow. Rock? Crank of the bridge pickup and wail. Progressive? World? Latin? Bluegrass? Well, maybe not the last one, but you get the point. It’s for the player who is continually searching for the next thing, and it’s going to be capable of delivering whatever that may happen to be.
The GCS-1 is a solidly built semi-hollow guitar designed for musicians looking for a well-made practical and roadworthy musical instrument. Inherently versatile, it can produce a myriad of tonalities suitable for blues, rock, country, and jazz playing. It adorns a laminated flame Maple top with a laminated Sapele back, and the sides/internal block structure are routed from a solid wood core. This design yields a balanced and even articulation with enhanced sustain characteristics. Included is a TKL hard-shell case. A version with a U.S. made Bigsby vibrato is also available.
Serial Number: 112374
Color: Autumn Burst
Body Dimensions: 14 5/8” Lower Bout Width, 1 5/8” Depth
Top: Laminated Flame Maple
Back: Laminated Sapele
Body and Neck Wood: Eastern Mahogany
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 12” Radius, 24.75” Scale Length, 1.70” Nut Width, Dot Position Markers
Neck: Medium C shape, Comfortably Contoured
Pickups and Electronics: Custom wound Kent Armstrong humbucking pickups, 3 way toggle switch, (2) volume and (2) tone controls. One of the tone controls is a push/pull pot converting both pickups to single coil mode.
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuners: Wilkinson, Smooth 19:1 Gear Ratio
Binding: Multi-ply ivory/black surround the peghead, neck, and body back with additional plies surrounding the body top
Average Weight: 7.5 lbs. (varies plus or minus 6%)