A while back, I had posted a question in the builders section on the wisdom (or potential lack thereof...) of reshaping the neck on a Collings A -- which has a pretty pronounced "V" shape, for those of you who haven't played one before....
Well, I went ahead and had it done -- just got it back today and it's AWESOME!!!!
Bill Collings was kind enough to send my luthier a neck piece from the same model mandolin, so we could see exactly how much we could take off without hitting the truss rod (between 1/32" and 1/16" is all).
I know some folks prefer a V-neck, others aren't bothered by it one way or the other, but this was my only complaint about an otherwise wonderful mandolin. My luthier did a fantastic job...the neck is smooth as a baby's bottom and plays like buttah!
Sorry this post is so long, but wanted to say a big thanks to all who gave their advice and helped me with this decision--I am one happy camper! I'll post some pics, as soon as I can put it down long enough.... # #