Collings guitar owners club

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by Jostein, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Jostein

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    I tried to research but I didn't find any Collings guitar-owners club here, so I am starting one.I absolutely love these guitars. Please post pic's and videos of Collings electrics, acoustics, mandolns, ukuleles. I'd love to discuss the different models as well.
    I am starting with a picture and a couple of videos of my Collings Soco deluxe.
    Here it is taking a nap with my Mctinturff taurus standard
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    Here is video of it with and overdrive sound in a fusion setting


    Here it is with a clean sound in a jazz-setting
     
  2. Jostein

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    No other Collings owners on this board?
     
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    Telesavalis Friend of Leo's

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    Wide nut D2HA
     
  4. Stefanovich

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    Collings D-1. Typical bluegrass cannon...
     
  5. Jack S

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    I play a Collings 0002H. It looks like this, although this is a stock picture from Google images:

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  6. Jostein

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    Thanks for getting in this thread guys. I hope to own a Collings acoustic one day, It would probably be an om with a cutaway. I like the look of that OOO2H.
     
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    I've owned and played a Collings D1A, a Collings D2H Brazilian, and I still own a Collings MF Mando! All very high quality stuff!
     
  8. Jostein

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    That's very cool, their mandolins are highly regarded.
    Pics?
     
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    I have yet to post any pics on a forum... Probably should learn how to.
     
  10. bridgepinSr.

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    I have a 95 custom D3H that I just love
     
  11. Jostein

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    How does it sound now compared to when you first got it?
    I bet it has opened up nicely!
     
  12. LGOberean

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    Now this is a club that I would like to join. Unfortunately, I don't see it happening anytime soon. Four decades ago and then some, I started playing guitar on my father's old archtop, and so I have a weakness for them. And that CL Jazz is just mighty tempting! :D
     
  13. Jostein

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    I tried a CL jazz-one of the best guitars I have ever played!
    I have my eyes on the new Eastside lc hollowbody now.
    I hope you can join the club soon!
     
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    Thanks for the thought.

    Personally, I don't think this thread has near enough pics of Collings guitars, so I'm gonna post one, and of course it's gonna be a pic of the CL Jazz that I'm GASing over. Since I don't have one of my own (yet?) it's a borrowed pick, but still...

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    While I'm GASing, I'll just confess to this catching my eye in the June issue of Guitar Player:

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    I used to live about 10 minutes from their factory and I didn't realize that there are free factory tours until I moved. I'm still mad about that -_-
     
  17. Jostein

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    I would be mad too!
    Thanks for the picks guys, keep em' coming.
     
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    I've owned three Collings: D3 (eir/sitka); 0003 custom (Bz/Engelmann); DS2G (eir/German)--12 fret slot head beast--now my main guitar (5 years). The others were sold to buy the next. What have I learned? Don't much care for Sitk, I was afraid to take the Brazilian out of the house (didn't really give the Engelmann top the chance to get sweet); I LOVE German tops. Took 2+ years of hard playing to open up. Worth the wait. Some day would like to own a CJ, but not a big fan of mahogany so maybe koa with German top. Collings are real grown up guitars, built to play out. Love em. Sold my Martin D35 of thirty years to buy my first Collings, no regrets!
     
  19. LGOberean

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    You sold a Martin D-35 you had for 3 decades? :eek: Man, I don't think I could do that. I'm sure the Collins is great, but sentiment and familiarity would compel me to hold on to it and fund the Collins another way. You're made of sterner stuff than me, I guess.
     
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    If I were to receive an extremely large check in the mail tomorrow, I'd buy a 290, a 360, and an I-35. Until then, I will be very content with my D2HG.

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