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Jerryc41
06-26-2018, 01:24 AM
I went to a restaurant last night to see The Hudson Dusters, with Foggy Otis. He was playing what he said was the best uke he's ever owned. It's a Collings tenor, and it looked just like the one in this link. The people at my table were trying to figure how much it would have cost. Any ideas?
http://www.collingsguitars.com/custom-gallery/ut41-k-sb/

What brand is that carbon fiber guitar his partner is playing?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxnJyN82c3w

ukulelekarcsi
06-26-2018, 02:50 AM
Best guess is a Composite Acoustics Cargo, but he has his hand over the bridge and a capo on the headstock, so it's not a 100% certain.

As for pricing of the Collings tenor, you can google around but there aren't many up for sale. Some sites still list out of date prices, new and secondhand, but a whole lot depends on the extremely wide variety of styles (10!), woods and finishes Collings used. Somewhere between 2000 and 3500 $ would be my guess, but I couldn't specify it much more than that.

Grizzly Adams
06-26-2018, 02:55 AM
As noted above, there are a variety of styles and builds, so prices vary. I found a couple at $3,700 - $5,800. That will raise a blister on your wallet!

Jerryc41
06-26-2018, 03:14 AM
Maybe this guitar
https://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/composite-acoustics-cargo-carbon-fiber-acoustic-guitar

Collings price indication US$3330 in this link:
https://artisanguitars.com/collings-ut41-k-koa-tenor-ukulele-41-style-appointments-id-7866

Thanks. It looks like both are spot on.

Del1015
06-26-2018, 04:15 AM
Maybe Collings should release a uke under the Waterloo name and do their version of an old Gibson Uke. Just thinking out loud....

Grizzly Adams
06-26-2018, 06:09 AM
This.....
https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?133699-Collings-Tenor-UT1

greenie44
06-26-2018, 06:46 AM
Ah, Collings tenors! This was the first 'magical' uke I ever bought - a uke that just feels like it transforms your experience of playing.

It's a long story of how I got my Collings, but I ended up picking up a UTK 2 (not as bling-y as the UTK 3 you have listed) for a very reasonable price - $1,500. I believe they are around $3,500 now.

And I still love it, although I don't play it that much, because it seems to me that the uke is made to be re-entrant and I normally play my linear tenors more. But it is still a thrill to pick it up on occasion.

Good luck in your search.

Jerryc41
06-26-2018, 07:40 AM
Ah, Collings tenors! This was the first 'magical' uke I ever bought - a uke that just feels like it transforms your experience of playing.

It's a long story of how I got my Collings, but I ended up picking up a UTK 2 (not as bling-y as the UTK 3 you have listed) for a very reasonable price - $1,500. I believe they are around $3,500 now.

And I still love it, although I don't play it that much, because it seems to me that the uke is made to be re-entrant and I normally play my linear tenors more. But it is still a thrill to pick it up on occasion.

Good luck in your search.

Thanks for your post.

Jan D
06-26-2018, 09:28 AM
Not the model you are talking about, but for reference ...
A mahogany concert Collings (UC1) currently for sale on Craigslist.

https://eugene.craigslist.org/msg/d/collings-uc1-mahogany-ukulele/6625700153.html

If I had the money, I would definitely be checking this one out, as the seller is only an hour's drive from where I live.

Ukulele Eddie
06-27-2018, 05:34 AM
Maybe this guitar

Collings price indication US$3330 in this link:
https://artisanguitars.com/collings-ut41-k-koa-tenor-ukulele-41-style-appointments-id-7866

The one listed there did not have a sunburst, which would add another ~$350 to the price. Collings is no longer making ukes and premium used ones are very hard to come by. So, they fetch very good prices.

I have both a concert and a tenor with spruce/maple and sunburst finishes. I would not part with either for less than $3k. They are marvelous instruments.

hendulele
06-27-2018, 07:50 AM
Bill Collings also passed away a few months ago, so his ukes will become more costly to acquire. He had other luthiers produce some of his guitars, but Bill made all of the ukes himself. I played one and it was delightful.

tomthebaptist
06-30-2018, 04:07 AM
I bought my UT1, fall 2013. It was billed as Collings’s entry level tenor. I paid $900 new for it. I will never sale it. It sounds better than ever. I too, remember all those stupid comments from the UKE experts when Collings started putting them out. I feel fortunate to to be the proud owner of a humble, entry level plain Jane, nerdy Bob, Collings UT1.

Tomthebaptist,
A Baptist in recovery

janthony1
07-01-2018, 03:03 AM
Maybe Collings should release a uke under the Waterloo name and do their version of an old Gibson Uke. Just thinking out loud....


They did make one Waterloo type build, but it was still under the Collings banner. Wish I had bought it when it came out.

https://www.theukulelesite.com/collings-ut1-custom-tenor-1579.html

Pete F
07-01-2018, 07:13 AM
They're amazing instruments aren't they. I have a UC1 and UT2 :o

slackkey007
07-01-2018, 05:15 PM
Aloha Jerry,


HAPPY SUNDAY!!! I hope that you're having a wonderful weekend! My name is Kimo, pleased to meet you!

I see that you've been afflicted with the dreaded UAS!!!:biglaugh: Very impressive collection of ukes!!! On a side note, I do know several UU members who have personal uke collections of 100+ ukes ... so I guess 41 isn't bad!!!

I know that you have interest in obtaining a Collings uke and that you're probably looking for the high end model 3, but I just thought I'd send this over to you since Collings ukes are seldomly up for re-sale.

https://reverb.com/item/13470069-col...-tenor-ukulele

I love reading all of your posts here on the UU Forums! Have a great remainder of the weekend and a wonderful upcoming 4th of July Holiday!!!


Aloha,

Kimo
:shaka:

P.S. Your Inbox is FULL

Jerryc41
07-03-2018, 01:41 AM
Aloha Jerry,

P.S. Your Inbox is FULL

Thanks for that reminder.