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Amplifiers currently produced in Willow Grove, PA since 2003.
Bill Comins began playing guitar at an early age, and later went on to major in Jazz Guitar at Temple University. During this time, along with performing and teaching privately, Comins cultivated an interest in Luthery. Eventually he took a job in a violin shop where he worked for four years while building his own repair/custom shop business. In 1991, Comins met Master Luthier Bob Benedetto whose shared knowledge inspired Comins to develop his own line of archtop guitars. In the time since Comins has carved out a reputation as one of the more highly regarded contemporary archtop guitar builders. He has built over 200 instruments for international clientele consisting of players, educators, and collectors. His work has appeared in numerous books and collections, including the Chinery "Blue Guitar" project. Well versed in both traditional and contemporary approaches, Comins offers personalized collaborations with dedicated attention to design and detail.
In 2003, Bill collaborated with George Allesandro from Allesandro to develop a Comins amplifier. Bill feels that an amplifier should be an extension of the guitar, and there was not a good tube jazz amplifier on the market. After extensive trial and error Allesandro and Comins produced a line of Comins amplifiers for the Jazz guitarist. For acoustic models, refer to the Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars, and for electric models, refer to the Blue Book of Electric Guitars. For more information, contact Comins directly or visit his website.

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