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    Default Collings UC2 - $1,400 Shipped CONUS

    I bought this Collings UC2 to see if Collings are really "all that" given the many glowing reviews I've seen. I had played a UC1 and a UT1 and frankly wasn't that impressed. The UC2 is altogether different and proved to me that Collings really are "all that." Alas, I'm constrained to two ukes at the moment so this will eventually have to be replaced with another Collings.

    This UC2 uke was manufactured in 2009 by its original owner (I have the blank warranty card) but it rarely saw play as they were primarily a guitar player. I confirmed with Collings there has been ZERO change in their manufacturing other than the strings they spec when new. No matter, I've strung this with Living Waters and it sounds fantastic. The mahogany is absolutely gorgeous and has a 3D-like depth to it.

    There are two very tiny dings in the top. They are not deep and are impossible to photograph. The larger of the two is about 3mm x 2.5mm. The other is half that. They are only discernible when the light is just right. As with the other five ukes I've re-homed here, I guarantee if you're not happy with it you can return it to me and I'll refund all but $25 -- half the shipping fee.

    Retail on a new UC2 is $2,400 with street price around $1,900-$2,200. I'm offer this fine uke with Collings case shipped CONUS for $1,325 (paid by check or Paypal if you cover fees). Email me at eddiemonnier at me dot com or via PM.


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    Top Wood: Figured Mahogany

    Back Wood: Figured Mahogany

    Scale: 15"

    Nut Width: 1 3/8"

    Frets To Body: 12

    High-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish

    Narrow 18% nickel-silver fretwire

    Mortise and tenon neck joint

    Neck Wood: Mahogany

    Fretboard: Rosewood 12" Fingerboard radius

    Bridge: Rosewood

    Headstock Shape: Solid Haircut

    Headstock Overlay: Rosewood

    Headstock Inlay: Ivoroid Collings Logo

    Tuners: Geared Tuning Pegs by Pegheds

    Inlays: Ivoroid dot fingerboard inlays

    Rosette: Tortoise and wood nitrite strip rosette

    Purfling: Black/White

    Body Binding: Tortoise

    Backstrip: none

    Pickguard: none

    Nut Material: Bone

    Saddle Material: Bone

    Neck Profile: "C" shape neck

    Body Depth: 2 13/16"

    Lower Bout Width: 7 1/2"

    Pickup(s): none

    Case: Hardshell Case Included
    Last edited by Ukulele Eddie; 08-25-2014 at 05:44 AM. Reason: Price Drop
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    holy cow, that's beautiful! I gotta make more money!
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    Thanks, @Nickie. It really is beautiful and the tortoise shell binding is very classy.

    I succumbed to @coolcow's UC3M so this is definitely being re-homed.
    More an appreciator of the ukulele than a true player. My motto is: "Don't matter how good it ring if it ain't got some bling."

    Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.—Voltaire

    Curious about the relative importance of tonewood vs. the luthier? See Luthiers for a Cause to learn more!

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    Price drop to $1,325 (can't fix price cited in title but adjusted price in body text).
    More an appreciator of the ukulele than a true player. My motto is: "Don't matter how good it ring if it ain't got some bling."

    Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.—Voltaire

    Curious about the relative importance of tonewood vs. the luthier? See Luthiers for a Cause to learn more!

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    This uke has been sold.
    More an appreciator of the ukulele than a true player. My motto is: "Don't matter how good it ring if it ain't got some bling."

    Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.—Voltaire

    Curious about the relative importance of tonewood vs. the luthier? See Luthiers for a Cause to learn more!

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