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Old 01-23-2023, 07:05 PM
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Default SOLD: McCollum Grand Auditorium "The Tree"

Lance McCollum was one of the earliest luthiers to build with “The Tree”.
This is one of the two GA’s, this one built in 1997.
You may not have heard of McCollum but the pros know …Roger Hodgson of Supertramp, Martin Barre of Jethro Tull, Winfield Champion, Todd Hallawell and Mark Macina and Doug Smith.
In 2020, Dream Guitars offered one of the dreads for $11,005.
Near mint condition. No evident fretwear.
Specs:
• Italian Top Wood/“The Tree” Mahogany
• Neck: Three-piece Honduran Mahogany and Walnut
• Celtic Knot rosette-Lance’s trademark
• Fret markers: Abalone inverted diamonds and MOP Side Dots
• Tuners upgraded to Waverly 20-1 ratio with Butterbean gold knobs
• K & K pickup professionally installed.
Upper bout: 11.6” Lower bout: 16.1” Body depth: Heel 4.0” Tail 4.9”
Nut=1 ¾”/Spacing = 2 3/16”/Scale length: 25.75”/Weight= 4 lbs.3 oz.
Ameritage Gold Series Hard Shell
More pictures:
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From McCollum Guitars final 2009 pricelist, this Grand Auditorium priced out at $14,600.
Priced to move: $8,750.WAS: $7,550.NOW $6750. Paypal included. Shipping at cost. No trades!!
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Old 01-25-2023, 12:41 AM
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Andy McKee used to play McCollums too; they are awesome guitars!

Best of luck with the sale.
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Old 01-25-2023, 07:00 AM
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Great guitar from one of the greats. PM sent
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Old 01-27-2023, 09:58 AM
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How did I leave off Andy McKee from the honorable mentions.
Thanks.
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Old 02-02-2023, 02:41 PM
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In case you have not seen this, here is Michael Watts talking about the three most expensive tonewoods:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nZ9DXFYcBE
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Somebody asked about the pattern on the back.
News to me that there are names for them. I believe this is the "quilted & blistered" mahogany.
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Send this to the top with a lower price.
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Let's take this to the top.
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So, does the further price reduction now make this interesting??
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Have had several trade offers. I am downsizing so acquiring another guitar does not suit me. So make me a cash offer.
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Lance McCollum’s builds are phenomenal. I had a McCollum GA for a short period and I can easily say it was probably the best Guitar I will ever own…. And I’ve owned a lot! Good luck with the sale of this beauty
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Thank you Jeff for the endorsement of McCollum guitars.
It's one thing for me to laud his guitars. It's quite another to have a guitar player who can speak with authority.
John
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Lets bump this to the top.
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Old 04-04-2023, 12:12 PM
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I get that people want a sound sample before making the plunge.
I do not have the high end equipment to do it justice.
I can tell you that it is close to the following sample which is a Braz model.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zENtlW2N0A8
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A bump for a beauty!! The complete package!
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