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    Default New Owner!

    And, I am the proud new owner! https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com...light=collings

    Looking forward to getting this in my hands. I live close to the Collings factory, and have wanted one of their Ukes for a long time. They don't make them anymore, and say they have no plans to start up again any time soon. So, I figure I'm pretty lucky to get this pristine used one.
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    to sit quietly in their rooms." - Blaise Pascal, 1670

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    Congratulations! It's a beautiful looking uke, and the sound will likely match it's looks. Exciting times! :-)
    Jan D
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    Congrats! Looks like a great acquisition. Enjoy!

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    You are indeed fortunate to acquire such a nice example. Enjoy it.
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    You can learn by reading, but you don’t begin to know until you begin to try to do.

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    That looks like a beautiful uke. The figuring on that mahogany is pretty special.
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    Congratulations George! That's beautiful, well done
    Happy to be an Intermediate Newbie, Penny

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    That's a beauty. Enjoy it. You don't see Collings coming up for sale very often.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Congratulations. A beautiful ukulele, and I hope that you enjoy it.

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    Just installed an Aquila Red low G String on it. Had quite an argument with myself as to whether or not to do that. I had to widen the slot in the bridge a little to accommodate the fatter string. The work went well, and I don’t think it degraded the instrument any. It sure sounds nice! The low end resonance is beautiful.
    "The sole cause of all human misery is the inability of people
    to sit quietly in their rooms." - Blaise Pascal, 1670

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    The figurings on the mahogany are to die for! I think it’s worth every penny and more. Congrats!

    I too swapped for a Low G (wound) on my concert (not a collings, obviously) and I love that bassy quality.
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