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aperlmutter
11-25-2018, 12:52 PM
Would anyone here happen to own UT3 #996 or #1439 or #1574? Thanks!

morris3640
11-28-2018, 03:54 PM
I deleted my previous posts because you and I have discussed this in a previous post/PM. Good luck with your search.

Kenn2018
11-28-2018, 07:45 PM
When I see a post like this I immediately think of the effort mandolin collectors go to get hold of a Gibson F5 mandolin made in July(?) 1923. Can you tell us the significance of the serial numbers?

Dave's Guitar Shop in La Crosse, WI has a Gibson Lloyd Loar “Master Model” F5 Mandolin, 1923. Sunburst, Serial number 72057, No Virzi, The center seam has opened on the tail block and there is a 1″ crack on the bass side of the neck block, With the original hardshell case, Very good. Item Code: 72057Z

$125,000 and it's yours.
davesguitar.com/products/gibson/lloyd-loar-f5-mandolin-1923/

They had one there about 6 mos ago they were asking $400k for it. I don't remember what make/model it was. I rmember the tech calling it the "Holy Grail" of mandolin instruments. I think they eventually referred it to a music store in Nashville.

Sorry, I didn't mean to hijack your post. Bill's comment reminded me of these instruments at the store. Back to the Collins...

aperlmutter
11-29-2018, 11:33 AM
That's an interesting comparison! These are all examples I've seen online that have really nice maple. I regret not having gotten one when they were still in production.


When I see a post like this I immediately think of the effort mandolin collectors go to get hold of a Gibson F5 mandolin made in July(?) 1923. Can you tell us the significance of the serial numbers?

aperlmutter
11-29-2018, 11:34 AM
Holy grail for sure!


Dave's Guitar Shop in La Crosse, WI has a Gibson Lloyd Loar “Master Model” F5 Mandolin, 1923. Sunburst, Serial number 72057, No Virzi, The center seam has opened on the tail block and there is a 1″ crack on the bass side of the neck block, With the original hardshell case, Very good. Item Code: 72057Z

$125,000 and it's yours.
davesguitar.com/products/gibson/lloyd-loar-f5-mandolin-1923/

They had one there about 6 mos ago they were asking $400k for it. I don't remember what make/model it was. I rmember the tech calling it the "Holy Grail" of mandolin instruments. I think they eventually referred it to a music store in Nashville.

Sorry, I didn't mean to hijack your post. Bill's comment reminded me of these instruments at the store. Back to the Collins...

Pete F
11-29-2018, 12:13 PM
I know what that feels like. I'm so glad I got my UT2 with spruce top and western shaded sunburst, when I did. My favourite instrument.

All Collings ukes are fantastic, I managed to buy this year a UC1 new old stock, and that is also an amazing instrument. All the best in your search

aperlmutter
11-29-2018, 05:20 PM
Wow! The UT2 sounds stunning! Do you have pics? Yes, I agree that they're fantastic, have some nice ones myself and hope to add a birdseye maple UT3 to the collection.


I know what that feels like. I'm so glad I got my UT2 with spruce top and western shaded sunburst, when I did. My favourite instrument.

All Collings ukes are fantastic, I managed to buy this year a UC1 new old stock, and that is also an amazing instrument. All the best in your search

tomthebaptist
11-30-2018, 03:15 AM
I know what that feels like. I'm so glad I got my UT2 with spruce top and western shaded sunburst, when I did. My favourite instrument.

All Collings ukes are fantastic, I managed to buy this year a UC1 new old stock, and that is also an amazing instrument. All the best in your search

I agee. When I bought my UT1 in October of 2013, initially i thought afterwards that it was too much of a stretch for my budget (which it was), and I came close to returning it the next day for a refund. I’m glad I didn’t. It’s a great player that has paid for itself a thousand times over with good music, joy, fun and companionship. This little fellow along with its big brother, a Santa Cruz OM/PW, stays in the family and will be past down to my grand kids when I graduate to the Celestial Harp

Tom

aperlmutter
11-30-2018, 05:19 AM
That sounds like a great pair of instruments!


I agee. When I bought my UT1 in October of 2013, initially i thought afterwards that it was too much of a stretch for my budget (which it was), and I came close to returning it the next day for a refund. I’m glad I didn’t. It’s a great player that has paid for itself a thousand times over with good music, joy, fun and companionship. This little fellow along with its big brother, a Santa Cruz OM/PW, stays in the family and will be past down to my grand kids when I graduate to the Celestial Harp

Tom