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SamWise
07-25-2009, 05:49 AM
I'm getting a couple of these for review in Acoustic magazine, and don't know much about them beyond that they look good. Any information on what to expect?

DaveVisi
07-25-2009, 06:18 AM
If they're anything like their guitars, you're in for a pleasant surprise. I'm looking forward to hearing all about them.

SamWise
07-25-2009, 06:55 AM
Looking at Elderly Instruments, they're a PILE of cash. Not only did the 12 uke review get me into playing, and part of this place, it also made me the de facto uke expert, so I get sent all of 'em now!

MGM
07-25-2009, 07:03 AM
the two collings i have are outstanding ukulele I especially like the mahogany....however i have not yet played a factory made Collings as these were the original number one collings made by Bill Collings Himself. Light Resonant balanced with great finish. I think my you tubes have a sample of the mahogany

peterp
07-25-2009, 07:29 AM
i've had my collings koa concert uke for a month now. i also have a few collings guitars and a mandolin, so i'm not really surprised by the uke. bill collings is a perfectionist: flawless build, and a rich, sweet tone that's capable of serious volume. i'm a uke newbie, but i'm very happy with this uke. :D

schuermurrman
07-25-2009, 08:25 AM
I am looking at getting a different name brand of uke here soon...I will def have to check out this kind now too...*Grins*

GX9901
07-25-2009, 09:54 AM
I had written down some thoughts about mine a couple of months back here (http://gx9901ukes.blogspot.com/2009/04/collings-confession.html).

Recently posted Collings demo video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fQ3tV2CW1Y).

I like it.

Pippin
07-25-2009, 11:14 AM
Looking at Elderly Instruments, they're a PILE of cash. Not only did the 12 uke review get me into playing, and part of this place, it also made me the de facto uke expert, so I get sent all of 'em now!

That did it... now I have uke envy. :p

SamWise
07-25-2009, 11:35 AM
I am looking at getting a different name brand of uke here soon...I will def have to check out this kind now too...*Grins*

You know they're in the $2000 bracket, right? I love to play that sort of thing, but the price is WAY out of my league.

SamWise
07-25-2009, 11:52 AM
That did it... now I have uke envy. :p

Dude. You run your own uke magazine. You and MGM are the two guys on here who have it better than me!

Pippin
07-25-2009, 02:43 PM
Dude. You run your own uke magazine. You and MGM are the two guys on here who have it better than me!

Oh, yeah. hummm, but I don't have a Collings. ;)

peterp
07-27-2009, 07:32 AM
You know they're in the $2000 bracket, right? I love to play that sort of thing, but the price is WAY out of my league.
the all mahogany concert uke is under $1000.

SamWise
07-27-2009, 11:18 AM
Oh, yeah. hummm, but I don't have a Collings. ;)

I won't have for long, either, but you better believe I'll do some recording with it whilst I have it!

Pippin
07-27-2009, 12:37 PM
I won't have for long, either, but you better believe I'll do some recording with it whilst I have it!

You won't want to send it home again. Well, I look forward to hearing your recordings.

BrineyEye
07-28-2009, 04:37 PM
I played a solid mahogany UC-1 Saturday. Beautifully full, balanced tone all up and down the neck. I would have bought it on the spot but my wife wouldn't let me.

So, since I have to wait six months I'm hoping they get the tenor out by then. That'll show her.

buddhuu
07-28-2009, 10:37 PM
Collings mandolins are superb. Their quality control and consistent high standard of product have won them a load of fans. The couple of Collings guitars I have played were of similarly flawless quality.

Construction, fit and finish should be little short of perfect. As for sound, there's only one way to find out! :D

marymary
07-30-2009, 01:48 AM
the tenors are out!!

SamWise
07-30-2009, 04:19 AM
I have the top of the line Eastman mandolin at the moment. It's the best I've ever played, by miles (not that I'm a mandolin encyclopedia!)