James Collins Guitars

Welcome to James Collins Guitars. Hand built electric guitars made in East Sussex, UK.

All our guitars feature the finest tone woods from around the world as well as fitted out with one of the best hand wound pickups, Bare Knuckle all hand wound in the UK. The entire range have a maple wave form that is hand cut through the bound fretboards and the head veneer and all our necks are strengthened by a bound stringer which runs through the neck.

All models available with Chrome, Nickel or Gold hardware and in right or left handed

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The GTA is our single piece mahogany body, single pickup version flat capped with either Ebony, Cocobolo, Flame Maple of Quilted Maple (as above). The pickup is mounted off the cap and as with all the range the Volume & Tone Knobs are recessed inside a cup and on this model split the Bridge pickup of the volume knob.

The GTA can be fitted with either a tailpiece or USA Bigsby.

The GT is the benchmark hand-carved top model with 2 pickups split off the volume & tone recessed knobs and a Switchcraft 3 way selector as standard. Using the finest flame maple and Indian Rosewood the GT has great looks, tone and playability.

With all the guitars in the range the GT comes with Grover keystone machine heads, Grover locking strap buttons, Nashville TuneOMatic bridge with a Gotoh Tailpiece.

The GTS models features the best in exotic tone woods; Cocobolo (as above) Quilt Maple (as below) and Walnut. The exotic wood commonly continuing through the binding, fretboard and head veneer material

Introducing as standard the 5 Way Rotary switch which gives the guitar 13 different tones marked by 5 Mother of Pearl inlay markers including Out of Phase, splittable options and a 3rd hum bucker tone created by the Bridge Slug & Neck Screw of the 2 pickups which creates a beautiful open hum bucker tone, very reminiscent of a pickup with a good amount of air around like an archtop, great for Jazz. The pickup selection combined with the rotary makes for a very versatile guitar

The GTO exclusively features an Ebony carved top, Ebony fretboard & Maple/Ebony Binding, Ebony head stock veneer and Maple/Ebony/Maple stringer through the body as well as the neck. The GTO looks stunning and the ebony fretboard feels great to play on.

The 5 Way Rotary is standard and the GTO also comes with a choice of pickups as per the full range.

All our guitars come with a custom James Collins Hiscox hard case, a world renown British instrument case maker that protects the guitars extremely well. We have absolute faith in shipping these guitars anywhere in the world in the Hiscox cases.