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dkcrown
12-18-2010, 06:21 AM
A lot of you saw my thread from two days ago about my "weather delay" in opening my new ukulele. Well here she is!

She is a Collings Sunburst UT-3, Quilted maple sides and back, tiger maple neck and spruce top. She made her debutant appearance at the 2010 summer NAMM show in Nashville. I bought her from Mackenzie River music in Eugene, OR. Bob and his wife Susan were a dream to deal with, could not have been nicer. We could have talked about ukes and Collings in particular for hours.

As many of you know I name all of my ukuleles, and this one is no exception. I have named her Spitfire for her bold, look at me appearance. She definitely has an attitude, but she is an absolute DREAM to play.

IMO, no other limited production company can match the build quality of Collings. The fit and finish are truly second to none. And oooooooh the sound.

Sometime in the next few days I plan on posting a thread comparing her with what I consider the benchmark, my Moore Bettah tenor. OMG, how do I choose which one to play? Eeny meeny miny moe? Rock paper scissors?

In a related note, keep an eye on the marketplace, I could be selling some highly sought after ukuleles. Don't know how I can play anything else after these two.:)

dkcrown
12-18-2010, 06:24 AM
More photos

cletus
12-18-2010, 06:31 AM
VERY elegant and classy looking. I'm digging the headstock and tuners. Congrats and enjoy!

fitncrafty
12-18-2010, 06:40 AM
That is truly stunning! Enjoy and post us some video so we can hear Spitfire sing! congrats and enjoy!!

Lori
12-18-2010, 06:41 AM
Beautiful! Congratulations on the new ukulele. I love those Collings haircut headstocks.

–Lori

DAPuke
12-18-2010, 07:03 AM
Wow, wow and wow. I love artwork you can play:) congratulations!
DAP

Hippie Dribble
12-18-2010, 09:44 AM
Wow dk,that is amazing. So beautiful. Can't wait for your comparison between that one and the Moore Bettah. That is sure one of the nicest sunburst finishes I've seen in a while. Merry Christmas!!!

SailQwest
12-18-2010, 11:54 AM
Wow dk,that is amazing. So beautiful. Can't wait for your comparison between that one and the Moore Bettah. That is sure one of the nicest sunburst finishes I've seen in a while. Merry Christmas!!!

Beautiful!

Uncle Leroy
12-18-2010, 12:36 PM
Awesome looking instrument! Congrats and keep us posted on any pending sales..

ItsMrPitchy
12-18-2010, 12:47 PM
Thats a great looking ukulele. Brilliantly built and the sunburst effect is amazing. Enjoy your new instrument.

mm stan
12-18-2010, 12:49 PM
Aloha DKcrown,
So Jealous man!!!! Looks awesome...thank-you ...wow a UT3...hmmm must have cost alot...you got any sound clips??? Have fun and enjoy!!! Nice Christmas present to
yourself....Happy Holidays and Happy Strummings! MM Stan....

dkcrown
12-18-2010, 01:19 PM
Wow, wow and wow. I love artwork you can play:) congratulations!
DAP

I wholeheartedly agree DAPuke. What's better than artwork that you can play?

dkcrown
12-18-2010, 01:26 PM
Aloha DKcrown,
So Jealous man!!!! Looks awesome...thank-you ...wow a UT3...hmmm must have cost alot...you got any sound clips??? Have fun and enjoy!!! Nice Christmas present to
yourself....Happy Holidays and Happy Strummings! MM Stan....

Aloha mm stan. Hmmmm, how much did it cost? Well so far a Pono concert mango pineapple, a custom painted concert flea, a concert surf flea, and a KoAloha concert Sceptre. Oh and some cash. But boy was it worth it!

I am going to see if I can do some comparison sound clips with my Moore Bettah in the next couple of days. I don't have any recording equipment, so it will have to be done through my laptop.

Teek
12-18-2010, 01:42 PM
THAT is worth the wait! Congratulations, it is totally juicy and scrumptious. :D

roxhum
12-18-2010, 02:38 PM
Ditto on all that has been said. It really is beautiful.

So what's for sale?

Roxhum

dkcrown
12-18-2010, 03:53 PM
Ditto on all that has been said. It really is beautiful.

So what's for sale?

Roxhum


Dunno yet. Have to think about it. Maybe KoAloha, maybe Kanilea, Maybe both. Boy it's gonna be tough.

rem50
12-18-2010, 06:00 PM
That is nice but not quite as nice as my new KoAloha concert sceptre! :)


(I bought his old one)

mwaller
12-18-2010, 06:23 PM
A lot of you saw my thread from two days ago about my "weather delay" in opening my new ukulele. Well here she is!

She is a Collings Sunburst UT-3, Quilted maple sides and back, tiger maple neck and spruce top. She made her debutant appearance at the 2010 summer NAMM show in Nashville. I bought her from Mackenzie River music in Eugene, OR. Bob and his wife Susan were a dream to deal with, could not have been nicer. We could have talked about ukes and Collings in particular for hours.

As many of you know I name all of my ukuleles, and this one is no exception. I have named her Spitfire for her bold, look at me appearance. She definitely has an attitude, but she is an absolute DREAM to play.

IMO, no other limited production company can match the build quality of Collings. The fit and finish are truly second to none. And oooooooh the sound.

Sometime in the next few days I plan on posting a thread comparing her with what I consider the benchmark, my Moore Bettah tenor. OMG, how do I choose which one to play? Eeny meeny miny moe? Rock paper scissors?

In a related note, keep an eye on the marketplace, I could be selling some highly sought after ukuleles. Don't know how I can play anything else after these two.:)

I'm really looking forward to your comparison with the Moore Bettah. I own a Moore Bettah tenor, and I briefly owned a Collings UC-2. While the Collings was a beautiful, I never warmed up to it. Maybe it was the concert scale... maybe it was the mahogany sound... or maybe it was just Collings... but we just never got along ;-) The tone was shrill when picked, and muddy when strummed. I tried several strings... still didn't like it. Sold it after a month or so; haven't missed it at all.
I would love to hear some sound clips of your Collings! Congrats - it is a unique and beautiful instrument!
Mika

hmgberg
12-24-2010, 08:07 AM
Very beautiful ukulele. If I played tenor, I'd be jealous. Hell, I am jealous ... really jealous. Enjoy your instrument!

RyanMFT
12-24-2010, 08:13 AM
Wow, stunning! I got to hold and play a red Collings much like yours and I was just blown away.....ENJOY!

Gmoney
12-24-2010, 08:15 AM
That is indeed a beauty! The Collings ukes really are stunning. One day... but in the meantime... I will be watching the Marketplace like a hawk!

Plainsong
12-24-2010, 11:43 PM
Anyone watch The Big Bang Theory? I just made that sound Amy Farrah Fowler makes - Whoooo!

byjimini
12-25-2010, 12:14 AM
Loving the headstock. I'm guessing they're not cheap... just fired off an email to one of their stockists in the UK for a price on the UT-3 model.

KevinV
12-25-2010, 12:50 AM
An absolute knockout! I love the wood figuring and the color brings it out perfectly. Congrats on a fine 'uke.

strumsilly
12-25-2010, 03:07 AM
awesome, just want to kiss her neck, ukealicous. hpoe the honeymoon lasts forever.
Merry Christmas

cornfedgroove
12-25-2010, 04:01 AM
she's beautiful...merry christmas