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Thread: Why mm stan needs a Collings ukulele...

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    Default Why mm stan needs a Collings ukulele...

    well, c'mon all you Collings owners, lets tell him.

    Bruddah Stan is curious about Collings ukes but suspicious about the 'hype'. Here's our chance to sell him one...why would you recommend them? What are the outstanding features of a Collings ukulele that make it a 'must have' in a collection?

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    Most flawless production uke on the market. The higher level Collings are honestly pretty expensive for what you get IMO but the entry level UT-1 series is an absolute steal of a deal at $1100. If you want something amazingly figured and decorated, honestly, Id go with Mya Moe and get a full blown custom to all your specs for less money. But, if what you want is an amazingly constructed, almost unbelievably light weight, resonant uke then get a Collings UT-1 in whatever wood you desire. I have played UT-1s in mahogany and koa and they were both marvelous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couloirman View Post
    Most flawless production uke on the market. The higher level Collings are honestly pretty expensive for what you get IMO but the entry level UT-1 series is an absolute steal of a deal at $1100. If you want something amazingly figured and decorated, honestly, Id go with Mya Moe and get a full blown custom to all your specs for less money. But, if what you want is an amazingly constructed, almost unbelievably light weight, resonant uke then get a Collings UT-1 in whatever wood you desire. I have played UT-1s in mahogany and koa and they were both marvelous.
    YEAH!!!! NOW THAT'S WHAT I"M TALKIN BOUT!!!!!

    (you read that Bruddah??? Ha Ha!!!)

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    Ha Ha ...Yeah tell... Not that I don't trust you..hee hee You know I do... this thread may make me weak and get one...
    Okay ..what is the difference between the models...is there any difference in sound or just asthetics... I want a balanced tone and clear note separation..
    how is playability and comfort... what about resonation and substain??

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    OK Stan my friend, listen up. As you know, I have bought and sold a few ukes. But my Collings mahogany UT-1 will never be sold. It is strung low G with Worths and IMO it is the perfect marriage. It is light, loud, and has the best balance of any of my ukes. Pegheads rule and the build quality is flawless. Their cases are great too. Nuff said.

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    Oh, Eugene, you are bad. Feeding someone else's UAS. Like we all don't have enough trouble with it on our own????
    Good luck trying to resist, Stan! He's good.
    Currently in the house:
    2 Kamaka sopranos
    Mya Moe Super Soprano
    Hibiscus Flea
    Really beautiful Moore Bettah Soprano

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoe Lady View Post
    Oh, Eugene, you are bad. Feeding someone else's UAS. Like we all don't have enough trouble with it on our own????
    Good luck trying to resist, Stan! He's good.
    oh D...you must be talking about that other Eugene, yeah he is bad and conniving and the rest of it...stay away from that guy ha ha

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    Collings fans, listen up, rare opportunity: I was at The Music Emporium on Thursday afternoon and they had a used Collings concert available for (I think) $800. It was (again, I think) a UC1. Excellent condition. If you're interested call and ask for Tim. Tell him Marc (the guy who bought the Kala tenor) sent you! No, I don't work for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_dude View Post
    Collings fans, listen up, rare opportunity: I was at The Music Emporium on Thursday afternoon and they had a used Collings concert available for (I think) $800. It was (again, I think) a UC1. Excellent condition. If you're interested call and ask for Tim. Tell him Marc (the guy who bought the Kala tenor) sent you! No, I don't work for them.
    Awe I called and it is sold...they had a mahogany concert satin for 1050.. a koa concert for 1350 and a UC2 for 1600....
    I know Mark had one and sold it...wonder what he thinks...
    Last edited by mm stan; 03-03-2012 at 07:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mm stan View Post
    Awe I called and it is sold...they had a mahogany satin for 1050.. a koa for 1350 and a UC2 for 1600....
    Crazy times! That was fast! They probably just got it on Tuesday or Wednesday (I was there on Monday too). The crazier thing is that someone went in there and sold it to them for like $400 or $500. Crazy times!!

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