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    Default 2 Painted Collings Ukes Available

    For anyone interested in a painted uke from the 2013 NAMM show, there's 2 out there for sale still:

    "Space Rocket" UT-1 (my personal fave) is at Hill Country Guitars: http://hillcountryguitars.com/detail...pID=42&gid=787

    "White Wave" UT-2 is at Custom Shop Guitars:
    http://www.customshopguitars.com/Col...how-p/u988.htm

    I have no connection to either store I just thought someone on the forum may be interested in one of these.

    Cheers!
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    I guess I'm just an old curmudgeon - the only one I would buy at 1/4th the price is the "white wave" one - and I'd probably have to be under the influence of medications...

    I guess they're "cool" to some folks and I'm sure they'll find homes - but it sure seems like a shame to cover up such nice wood with paint. The only reason I'd even consider the "white wave" one is because it looks kind of like a cheap tourist ukulele - it might be fun to have a "cheap tourist ukulele" that plays and sounds like a Collings...

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    I actually agree with you John although I do like the rocket ship one the best but I figured since Collings ukes have been popular lately that maybe someone would find these interesting. It is a wee bit of an upcharge for the paint as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by specialk13 View Post
    I actually agree with you John although I do like the rocket ship one the best but I figured since Collings ukes have been popular lately that maybe someone would find these interesting. It is a wee bit of an upcharge for the paint as well.
    Yeah...I've worked aerospace almost all my life, you'd think I'd go for it but...meh, just not me. Now, if it was a realistic painting of an Apache helicopter blowing the living carp out of a tank... LOL

    Any idea who painted these? The "white wave" one is very reminiscent of Wyland (I'm not against paintings, BTW, even surreal/real ones, just ones that cover up beautiful wood).

    John
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    Check out my ukulele-themed "stuff" at http://www.cafepress.com/fivebyfiveukulele - proceeds go to a good cause...UAS treatment!

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    Not sure off hand who painted them but I think Bill Collings mentions the name in Aldrine's recent NAMM video:

    http://ukuleleunderground.com/namm/2...lings-guitars/
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    yeah, I'm with you guys but I'd go further...I find them exceedingly ugly. Nothing against the artist or the work, it just makes an instrument of the highest construction and tonal quality look like a cheapo.

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    It does kind of have that side of the van kind of look. Not that there's anything wrong with that

    Quote Originally Posted by eugene ukulele View Post
    yeah, I'm with you guys but I'd go further...I find them exceedingly ugly. Nothing against the artist or the work, it just makes an instrument of the highest construction and tonal quality look like a cheapo.

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    I have nothing against painted ukuleles, or any painted instrument. That's fine. I've played a few Collings ukuleles and, to be honest, I'm not impressed. They sound like little guitars, not like ukuleles. This is JUST my opinion, but I have guitars, I want my ukuleles to sound like ukuleles.

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