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Hippie Dribble
12-29-2010, 10:55 PM
hi all

after the dust had cleared on Boxing Day morning, I noticed that santa had left his sack behind. When I opened it up to have a peek, this fell out...

1889618897

...a Collings UC-2.

Specs:

Top / Adirondack Spruce
Back, Sides, Neck / Honduran Mahogany
Purfling / Rope Binding
Ebony headstock overlay, Fretboard and Bridge
4-to-1 Gear Ratio Tuning Pegs
Custom Western Shaded Top
Grained Ivoroid bound body
Full Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish

It's gorgeous and sounds as beautiful as it looks. :)

808boy
12-29-2010, 11:03 PM
Aloha Eugene,
She's a beaut alright, congrats and Happy New Year to you Brother.............

Hippie Dribble
12-29-2010, 11:09 PM
Aloha Eugene,
She's a beaut alright, congrats and Happy New Year to you Brother.............

you too Bo. Hope it's a good one for you mate.

Uncle Leroy
12-29-2010, 11:14 PM
Simply Lovely

ADD
12-29-2010, 11:18 PM
Sound sample required, if you have the means. I would if I could. Beautiful, congratulations.

Lexxy
12-29-2010, 11:29 PM
How could he leave it at the bottom..It was suppose to be on top of the pile!

SuzukHammer
12-29-2010, 11:31 PM
I'm glad for you that it wasn't his other sack.

mm stan
12-29-2010, 11:33 PM
Aloha PFC Eugene, USMC...

Sirrrprise Sirrrprise Sirrprise .....golleee....sure is the purtiest thang I I've ever seen....You must have been extra good this year...
May I dare ask...who did ya buy it from???? congratulations and have fun and enjoy!!! Can I borrow it for maybe the next 50 years???he he
Thanks For sharing...Happy New Year!! Bruddah.... MM Stan

Hippie Dribble
12-30-2010, 12:39 AM
Sound sample required, if you have the means. I would if I could. Beautiful, congratulations.

hi ADD

were I able to, I'd do it and post a sound clip in an instant. So frustrating being technologically illiterate. To describe: it just has such a well rounded tone that I've always hoped for in a concert uke. Rersponds well to heavier attack, and is nice and crisp at the high end without being harsh. It's a really sweet, bright sound, but warm as all heck underneath. I'm just so happy. Intonation is what you'd expect from a Collings. It's got aquilas on it now but I'm gonna try a few and see what fits her the best. I'm thinking worth clears next. I'll record some sound comparisons between some of my ukes and post you a disc mate. That about the best I can do re sound samples.

Hippie Dribble
12-30-2010, 12:43 AM
How could he leave it at the bottom..It was suppose to be on top of the pile!

I think he was being cagey Lexxy, saving it for himself bruddah. I think it went pear shaped for him when he turned to go back up the chimney and he couldn't fit through with the case as well :)

Hippie Dribble
12-30-2010, 12:47 AM
I'm glad for you that it wasn't his other sack.

hey Suzuk...you betcha mate, so am I!!! :p

Hippie Dribble
12-30-2010, 12:55 AM
Aloha PFC Eugene, USMC...

Sirrrprise Sirrrprise Sirrprise .....golleee....sure is the purtiest thang I I've ever seen....You must have been extra good this year...
May I dare ask...who did ya buy it from???? congratulations and have fun and enjoy!!! Can I borrow it for maybe the next 50 years???he he
Thanks For sharing...Happy New Year!! Bruddah.... MM Stan

aloha bruddah Stan

thanks for the kind words mate. She truly is a ripper. Sounds better than I even imagined. Always a massive risk buying on a hunch and a hope. But I feel very blessed, for sure. Mate, I reckon we could work out a bit of a long-distance swap some time. I'd love to try out one of your beauties....I bought it from Artisan Guitars in Nashville. The guys were awesome and the turnover time was less than a week. Unbelievable. Was a little worried about the spruce top making it too bright, but it has such a well balanced tone. Rings like a bell. Cheers mate and happy new year to you too!

SuzukHammer
12-30-2010, 03:00 AM
I should add I'm jealous. haha.

I had a chance to buy a Collings. I bought 2 other ukes and I'm thrilled with what I got but I knew I'd always also be kicking myself.

Lucky You!!

dnewton2
12-30-2010, 03:01 AM
You must have been a very good boy last year. That is one nice ukulele.

dkcrown
12-30-2010, 03:06 AM
Big congrats to you Jon. Nice score. Beautifully crafted,ehh? I knew you wouldn't be disapointed.

Gmoney
12-30-2010, 03:09 AM
Dang! THAT'S where he left that one! I KNOW that he was supposed to leave that one at MY house! I'll PM you my address so you can promptly send it my way to help Santa out! :)

That's a beauty!

GreatGazukes
12-30-2010, 03:25 AM
Holy Toledo EE, what a little beaut!!! Pshaw, your gonna have a lot to live up to in twenty eleven.

:) :) :)

fitncrafty
12-30-2010, 03:34 AM
hi all

after the dust had cleared on Boxing Day morning, I noticed that santa had left his sack behind. When I opened it up to have a peek, this fell out...

1889618897



...a Collings UC-2.

Specs:

Top / Adirondack Spruce
Back, Sides, Neck / Honduran Mahogany
Purfling / Rope Binding
Ebony headstock overlay, Fretboard and Bridge
4-to-1 Gear Ratio Tuning Pegs
Custom Western Shaded Top
Grained Ivoroid bound body
Full Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish

It's gorgeous and sounds as beautiful as it looks. :)

Hey eugene.. beautiful UKE for sure! wow.. Adirondack Spruce eh? I think you need to sent hat wood back to it's rightful owner.. ME! HA HA... We have got to get you a you tube lesson.. register and press record and upload.. give it a whirl.. We all want to see your smiling face jamming on all these ukes you have.
Take care and enjoy.. sure hope you are on a day off now.. otherwise it must be hard to go to work!

ksiegel
12-30-2010, 03:53 AM
I'm glad for you that it wasn't his other sack.

Yeah, that did sound painful...

Hippie Dribble
12-30-2010, 04:05 AM
Big congrats to you Jon. Nice score. Beautifully crafted,ehh? I knew you wouldn't be disapointed.

Hey dk

Cheers mate. And yeah, it's your fault bruddah. When you posted those picks a couple of weeks back of that amazing Collings tenor of yours, whatever weak resistance there was just drained away!!! I was a goner. Couldn't even wait another month for NAMM! Bill Collings work is amazing. So very happy mate, over the moon actually. Sounds just incredible. And so easy on the eyes...

Hippie Dribble
12-30-2010, 04:09 AM
Hey eugene.. beautiful UKE for sure! wow.. Adirondack Spruce eh? I think you need to sent hat wood back to it's rightful owner.. ME! HA HA... We have got to get you a you tube lesson.. register and press record and upload.. give it a whirl.. We all want to see your smiling face jamming on all these ukes you have.
Take care and enjoy.. sure hope you are on a day off now.. otherwise it must be hard to go to work!

Hey Carrie.

Great to hear from you mate. Hope things are well with you and yours. It's such a lovely uke. Exceeded expectations in every department. Getting a you tube thingumy happening is a goal for this year for sure ... Would love to be able to post some songs. Wish I had a day off but it's just gone 1am here now so it's off to bed for this old owl. Bless you buddy and happy new year!

roxhum
12-30-2010, 05:37 AM
OMG! That is what happened to the uke that Santa was bringing to me. I am so happy that you found MY missing present. I will pm you with the address to ship it to!

Roxhum
P.S. Congratulations! You must have been very good this year.

DAPuke
12-30-2010, 07:02 AM
Santa's cool! Congratulations, you must have been very good:)
DAP

mds725
12-30-2010, 09:11 AM
Congratulations on the beautiful ukulele! It looks absolutely wonderful!


were I able to, I'd do it and post a sound clip in an instant. So frustrating being technologically illiterate.

I'm also a technological know-little. If you have any kind of digital camera that takes videos, or a smartphone that does the same thing, you can make a sound sample. Simply make a video of you or someone else playing the ukulele, download the video file to your computer the way you would a digital photo file (like the photos of your uke that you posted in this thread), and then upload the video to YouTube (YouTube has a very easy and user-friendly interface that will take you through the process). We'd all love to hear what an ukulele that pretty sounds like, especially those of us who've never had any experience with a Collings ukulele.

Anyway, enjoy your new ukulele! best wishes for a happy and healthy new year to you and your loved ones.

Hippie Dribble
12-30-2010, 02:30 PM
Congratulations on the beautiful ukulele! It looks absolutely wonderful!



I'm also a technological know-little. If you have any kind of digital camera that takes videos, or a smartphone that does the same thing, you can make a sound sample. Simply make a video of you or someone else playing the ukulele, download the video file to your computer the way you would a digital photo file (like the photos of your uke that you posted in this thread), and then upload the video to YouTube (YouTube has a very easy and user-friendly interface that will take you through the process). We'd all love to hear what an ukulele that pretty sounds like, especially those of us who've never had any experience with a Collings ukulele.

Anyway, enjoy your new ukulele! best wishes for a happy and healthy new year to you and your loved ones.

hey Mark, thanks for the info and advice. My wife has a little camera that can do video. I'll have a go early next week after my next round of shifts.

And you too mate, the best of the new year to you and your family too, and to uncle, roxhum, gmoney, DAPuke, GreatGazukes, Suzuk, dnewton...Happy New Year all!!! :)

marymac
12-31-2010, 08:53 AM
Nice choice Eugene! I've been looking at that little lovely on Artisan's website. Glad it went to a good home - enjoy!

Hippie Dribble
12-31-2010, 02:16 PM
Nice choice Eugene! I've been looking at that little lovely on Artisan's website. Glad it went to a good home - enjoy!

thanks Mary. Like you, I've been looking at it for awhile too...it was after dk posted his pics of his amazing new sunburst maple tenor that I couldn't resist any longer. Beautiful instrument and sounds incredible to me. Very pleased I took the punt and grabbed it. Happy new year mate!!!