View Full Version : Collings UT1 only a few months old - nice

08-22-2012, 12:57 PM
(Sold) I recently bought a used UT2 - liked the UT1 so much I bought the "2" but now I need to sell the "1". This uke is like new except that the matte finish has been lightly buffed to a mild gloss - very nice. I did consult Collings about it and they said that was fine, it doesn't have any effect on the durability of the finish - it was done very lightly with quality violin polish. Quite nice, actually, easier to clean and the lovely wood really stands out. Serial # 922

I'd like $900 plus shipping. I'm in central Massachusetts and I'd be willing to drive 100 miles or so to avoid shipping - so anyone within 200 miles who is willing to do the same could pick it up.

Shipping and payment details would have to be worked out between us.

I'm a well known commodity, you could check my band's website at: www.gypsywranglers.com and my ebay feedback at "swingfiddle". I've bought and sold many instruments in my lifetime - this is a beauty and not readily available anywhere right now.


Doug Tanner

08-22-2012, 01:58 PM
It's a beauty and should sell quick. I love the finish.

08-22-2012, 02:54 PM
I can vouch for it. I've got one just like it. Defintely a keeper. Whomever buys it will be 100% satisfied as I am with mine.

08-22-2012, 06:02 PM
Just a little more about myself - you can check out my listing of this instrument on the "slidemeister" list - a list like this one but for the chromatic harmonica. I've posted there for years - and bought and sold instruments on the classifieds there. There are also several local musical instrument dealers here in Western Mass who can vouch for me as I play fiddle, banjo, chromatic harmonica, guitar, mandolin, and uke. Playing different instruments has helped me to keep playing and performing regardless, or in spite of a host of physical problems - e.g. tennis elbow and bone spurs that forced me to limit my fiddle playing for a time, etc.

Anyway - here's links to Slidemeister where this uke is also listed:


I think that link will work, but if not, try this one:


and look for the listing.

I'm happy to take questions, provide more pictures or help in any other way. I will be away from the web this coming weekend.


08-24-2012, 08:34 PM
this is the mahogany or koa model?

08-27-2012, 07:35 AM
this is the mahogany or koa model?

Mahogany, thanks

Dan Uke
08-27-2012, 07:50 AM
Hang in there. It's all about timing as there was one listed a month ago.

08-28-2012, 08:01 AM
Pending sale - thanks, all


08-28-2012, 10:05 AM
I'll be saddened when this one does get sold and is no longer at the top of this forum. I absolutely love how the wood comes through after the polishing. Beautiful.

08-28-2012, 10:20 AM
Someone will be very happy with this one. You can't beat a UT-1.