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    Default Collings UC2

    No affiliation with the seller, but here's a UC2 that's priced probably at least $600 under current market value.

    https://www.elderly.com/collections/...gs-uc2-ukulele

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    By current market value, do you mean below "new" price?
    I think $1400 was the new price, once upon a time.
    They sure did go up over time.

    I like the "haircut" on this one, though I'm holding out for a lesser pricetag in my preferred satin finish...

    Though I didn't 'hold out' very well this week on a couple others... Yikes.
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    By market value I mean the current going rate. I think a UC3 was around $2250 five years ago, so I imagine a UC2 would have been more than $1400. Maybe $1400 was for a UC1?

    Quote Originally Posted by ukeinfused View Post
    By current market value, do you mean below "new" price?
    I think $1400 was the new price, once upon a time.
    They sure did go up over time.

    I like the "haircut" on this one, though I'm holding out for a lesser pricetag in my preferred satin finish...

    Though I didn't 'hold out' very well this week on a couple others... Yikes.

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    That's pretty good, although I wouldn't appreciate the strap button holes personally. I have a UC1K and a UT2SB and I would like a spruce top concert too - anyone want to part with one and ship to the UK - message me if so, details in profile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aperlmutter View Post
    By market value I mean the current going rate. I think a UC3 was around $2250 five years ago, so I imagine a UC2 would have been more than $1400. Maybe $1400 was for a UC1?
    Sorry, I meant that even while Collings sold them, prices went up a LOT.
    Tracie

    Island Koa Instruments, prototype sop, Peter Howlett #153
    Kamaka white label sop (Tiki added!)
    Weymann sop, 1918
    Martin O, 1960's
    Kiwaya KTS-7
    Lanikai SPS-S spruce top sop
    Laughlin 3K concert, 1999
    Sawchyn hog concert (semi-custom, Martin 0 copy)
    Kala Elite 1MHG concert
    Kala Elite 1MHG tenor SN
    Koaloha tenor
    Guild baritone, 1960's (trumpet buttons added, LOL)

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    Out of curiosity - what was that Uke priced at? The page is not longer up. I would love to find a Collings tenor ukulele, but when I do see them, the prices seem really high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alreffett View Post
    Out of curiosity - what was that Uke priced at? The page is not longer up. I would love to find a Collings tenor ukulele, but when I do see them, the prices seem really high.
    It was $1400 on Elderly. UC2, so upgraded gloss finish and binding on a mahogany body.

    I tried to find you a photo, and look at this beautiful custom in pecan that showed up:
    https://www.collingsguitars.com/cust...spalted-pecan/

    This link shows what I mean, that these were initially $1400 brand spanking new. Collings own new prices went up by hundreds by the time they stopped selling ukes. (The original buyers just aren't telling... ;>)

    https://artisanguitars.com/collings-...kulele-id-6077
    Tracie

    Island Koa Instruments, prototype sop, Peter Howlett #153
    Kamaka white label sop (Tiki added!)
    Weymann sop, 1918
    Martin O, 1960's
    Kiwaya KTS-7
    Lanikai SPS-S spruce top sop
    Laughlin 3K concert, 1999
    Sawchyn hog concert (semi-custom, Martin 0 copy)
    Kala Elite 1MHG concert
    Kala Elite 1MHG tenor SN
    Koaloha tenor
    Guild baritone, 1960's (trumpet buttons added, LOL)

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    https://artisanguitars.com/collings-...kulele-id-6077

    Fun to see this link. I can confirm when I bought this instrument, it was $1,440.

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    Quote Originally Posted by good_uke_boy View Post
    https://artisanguitars.com/collings-...kulele-id-6077

    Fun to see this link. I can confirm when I bought this instrument, it was $1,440.
    Thank you. Some are skeptical that they ever sold for that.
    Talk about a uke holding its value plus some!
    Last edited by ukeinfused; 07-03-2019 at 06:08 PM.
    Tracie

    Island Koa Instruments, prototype sop, Peter Howlett #153
    Kamaka white label sop (Tiki added!)
    Weymann sop, 1918
    Martin O, 1960's
    Kiwaya KTS-7
    Lanikai SPS-S spruce top sop
    Laughlin 3K concert, 1999
    Sawchyn hog concert (semi-custom, Martin 0 copy)
    Kala Elite 1MHG concert
    Kala Elite 1MHG tenor SN
    Koaloha tenor
    Guild baritone, 1960's (trumpet buttons added, LOL)

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