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Old 06-19-2013, 01:42 PM
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Default 2010 Collings D2HA Excellent with Baggs Element For Sale

SALE ENDED
Decided to gift this guitar to my son ( http://www.michael-galante.com/home/ ) check out his reels.
Thanks to all who showed interest.
Mike

I have owned this guitar for a few months now. I realize that I would like a larger neck for fingerstyle and strumming. Extraordinary quality, Adirondack top gives it a great tone and volume.

This is a great guitar. Bought from Stan at Mandolin brothers who described it as "world class" . In excellent shape, plays like a dream. Action and neck are unreal, so easy. Kept in humidified climate controlled room with my other "babies". 1 11/16" neck.

Here is the original Mandolin Brothers ad:

http://mandoweb.com/Instruments/Coll...itar-2010/3497

Here is a copy of the text from that ad:

Collings (used, 2010) D2HA Acoustic Guitar
Tag No 39-2817 Used
#15927, in excellent plus condition with original hard shell case.
When making a list of the finest guitars in the world (and this is something we find ourselves doing - over and over again - everyone needs a hobby and this is ours) you would have to put, way up high on that list, the rare and becoming more rare all the time Collings D2HA dreadnought made out of hand-selected and fetching East Indian rosewood and (on this one) Adirondack "Red" spruce that has a bit 'o' bearclaw in it. As you know we believe (faith is so important in any guitar-related industry) that anything that breaks up symmetry in a piece of tone wood intensifies its amplitude, dude. This is why high fidelity speaker systems generally place speakers so that they fire in different directions within a cabinet. Bearclaw spruce can be depended upon to produce a longer sustain due to less sound cancellation (caused by that evil villain, symmetry). Adirondack, being slightly stiffer than Sitka, has a much wider grain and a crispy clarity that is unduplicated in the world of vibrating vessels of acoustic verisimilitude. The thing is that Collings, like all builders, is finding it increasingly difficult to obtain high quality Red Spruce and so they have effectively ceased offering it as an option on their East Indian rosewood instruments. Let's put it this way - they say that they will accept such an order but that it might take twice to three times as long to build since supplies are so slim. But we don't care, any more, because we have this guitar here now, and if you know what's good for you you'll phone and say those words we loves to hear: "Can you play this for me over the telephone?". The features of the instrument include: grained ivoroid binding, prewar scalloped bracing, crosscut grained ivoroid and black/white nitrate strip purfling, herringbone border, crosscut grained ivoroid and wood strip rosette, tortoise style pickguard, a gloss-finished mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard and bridge, rosewood peghead overlay with mother of pearl Collings logo and a traditional diamond and square inlay, and nickel Waverly tuners. It is a guitar to give up 5-course lunches for, for the rest of the year. Bursting with flavor and nuance, it is the culmination of the waking dream.

Ebony fretboard, Brazilian Rosewood Headstock overlay.

Mandolin Brothers installed a Baggs Element, pickup with a volume control, worth another $300

Includes, of course the beautiful Collings case.

Will ship to lower 48. I am in the Hudson valley, NY state.

Paypal OK,

NEW PRICE: $2950 plus shipping & Paypal cost. OBO
Will consider trades for quality guitars with 1 23/32" nut width and
thinner necks.
Consider AER amps for trade + cash.

Guitar does have a small ding, which is not visible, unless you magnify, with a very
bright light. Will send pic of that if you want. Smaller than a pencil point. Also a few superficial
marks, which Rocco at Mandolin Brothers says can be buffed out very easily.

Email for more pictures.

mbg10@verizon.net[/email]

Martin Stefan Grossman # 175
Prucha Legend Banjo
Collings D2HA
Recording King R-025 open back banjo

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Old 06-22-2013, 09:38 PM
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That's a great-looking guitar. And Stan knows a thing or two about acoustics...
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:49 PM
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Thanks, JBD.
I felt that even though I would pay a little more at his place, that trying different guitars, side by side, within seconds of each other, is worth it.

I just bought a Bourgeois JOM custom madi/adi 1 23/32" nut from a musician in Portland, Oregon on this forum. Feel the size, style of play, voice, etc, all fit better than the Collings at this point for ME.
The Collings is a great guitar, look forward to finding it a new home.

Warm Regards,
Mike
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:47 AM
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Mandolin Bros is terrific--definitely no substitute for trying guitars back-to back.

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Old 06-25-2013, 11:39 AM
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Re: Mandolin Bros.: Think of the costs of an immense inventory, the years of expertise, can't compare. Sitting quietly in a room with 25-30K of fine instruments at your fingertips and no time pressures or extraneous sounds. Most importantly, it is privately owned. They care. No pressure.

I was in a larger store a few months back, and looking at a Martin Marquis and others.
The area was open filled with instruments, and another guy was trying electric guitars in a small amp, about 15 feet away! It was impossible to hear the one I was trying at the time. Finally the kind salesperson brought me into a private lesson room, which was ok, but that was across the store, so to try different ones, he or I had to go back and forth. All the while I am trying to remember what they sound like. Not conducive to a sale.

Just reduced the price on the Collings: 3100 or best offer.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:15 PM
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Ok, price reduced. See above original posting for more detail.

$ 2950 !!! OBO or Trades, or AER amp plus cash.

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Old 07-10-2013, 10:17 AM
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Default Collings D2HA no longer for sale

SALE ENDED.
Dedcided to gift it to my son.
Mike
Thanks to all who responded, and made offers.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:23 AM
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Hi Mike - gifting it to your son was a really good thing to do, hope has many years of great use and may even pass it on himself - family heirlooms are a great idea.
Regards, another Mike
(who wishes his two daughters were interested in guitar playing...)
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:35 AM
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Default Thanks for the kind words

Yes, well said, family first.

That is what I really like about this forum. I have bought 3 guitars and all the deals have been smooth. The people here seem to care and I am happy to be part of it. A friend, who organizes great meetups here (Good Vibrations Acoustic Meetup on Meetup.com) in Rockland County, NY, also loves this forum and buys guitars here.

Thanks again, and maybe after I am gone, he will still be picking that Collings and once in a while think of me.

Warmly,
Mike G.
For those of you who think well of me to do this, it was easy considering Mike Jr, is a pretty special guy, check out his reels: http://www.michael-galante.com/home/

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