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Tailgate
03-24-2013, 05:32 AM
She's a beauty and plays like butter but I just never bonded with her so this is a 'we'll still be friends, but I'm moving on' sale. Plus, I just picked up a CR, so this sale is timely, budget wise.

The quilted maple back and sides are stunning. Sitka spruce top and Collings haircut headstock. Currently has Living Waters strings with Low G. Geared peghead tuners. Collings attention to detail and solid construction.

Purchased from Acoustic Vibes in Tempe on 11/7/12
Original price $2,340.
Includes custom Collings case.

Price is $1,950, including shipping to lower 48. Paypal fees assumed by buyer.

Collings is apparently not scheduled to produce any more ukes until end of 2014, so this uke will be somewhat of a rarity for a good while.

I'm attaching a couple of sound samples that will hopefully open for you. Excuse my poor playing, but you'll get the basic idea of the sound. If for some reason the files don't play, I can email them (produced on a Mac using Quicktime recorder, so I'm not sure about how they will play on a PC).

Full disclaimer: seems to be a slight finish nick from the string change just below the bridge at the C string. It's extremely hard to spot and I tried to capture it in a couple of pics (attached) but it's so slight it won't even show up at close range and several angles. It is not noticeable unless you are really, really looking for it. If you're concerned I can take several more pics to see if I can get it to show up.

PM me if you have any additional questions.. thanks for looking.. Bob

Tailgate
03-24-2013, 05:35 AM
more pics .. sound samples, hopefully in next post.

Tailgate
03-24-2013, 05:42 AM
https://soundcloud.com/tailgate/sets/collings-tenor-uke

Hippie Dribble
03-24-2013, 09:39 AM
ok, I'll say it...that's THE most beautiful Collings I've seen. How I wish... :drool:

CTurner
03-24-2013, 10:22 AM
Utterly beautiful. Low G sounds wonderful on this instrument.

Tailgate
03-24-2013, 10:40 AM
ok, I'll say it...that's THE most beautiful Collings I've seen. How I wish... :drool:

hey Jon... with your style and level of play, this uke would be awesome in your hands! Would love you play it! I'm keeping sale to conus, but for you I'd ship to Tasmania and pay the shipping :cool:

NewKid
03-24-2013, 12:48 PM
That is an amazing instrument. I just sold my Collings UT2-K and it had the same small string nicks just below the bridge as yours. Hard to see unless you look hard for it. Good luck with the sale and congratulations on your new Compass Rose. That one is on my wish list as well. Did you get your CR from Gryphon?

Tailgate
03-24-2013, 12:56 PM
That is an amazing instrument. I just sold my Collings UT2-K and it had the same small string nicks just below the bridge as yours. Hard to see unless you look hard for it. Good luck with the sale and congratulations on your new Compass Rose. That one is on my wish list as well. Did you get your CR from Gryphon?

yes, snapped it up as soon as I saw the 'heads up' on the forum. So far, it's awesome sounding...very warm. The Collings is great, but a tad bright for me.

Tailgate
03-24-2013, 03:23 PM
Sale pending...

Tailgate
03-24-2013, 03:46 PM
Uke is sold... thanks all for viewing and all considerations...

Tailgate
03-24-2013, 04:02 PM
Post closed

Hippie Dribble
03-24-2013, 04:06 PM
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Bob, thankyou so much for your generous terms. If I ever was going to try tenor scale again it was going to be Collings. This just happens to be the prettiest one I ever did see and I like 'bright' so it should fit the bill perfectly. So much for keeping money in the bank for more than a couple of weeks...shucks

UAS slave I am
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