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Name That Collings Mandolin and Win It!

By D'Addario Strings and Planet Waves
August 18, 2013 - 7:30 pm

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Chris Thile - Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1

Chris Thile - Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1

Farmingdale, N.Y. — To celebrate the release of Chris Thile's latest album, Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1, D'Addario Strings, Collings Guitars and Mandolins and the Mandolin Cafe are giving away a brand new Collings MT2 mandolin.

Registration for the opportunity to win this spectacular instrument will commence on the Mandolin Cafe on September 3 with a grand winner and runners-up selected after the close of registration September 22.

To make it yours, simply come up with an inventive, creative, clever or funny name to bestow upon this wonderfully handcrafted instrument and a reason behind the name.

Put your thinking caps on — the more creative, funny, clever, or unique, the better! We'll be judging this on which names and reasons behind them make us laugh, think... or question our very existence. Judging will be done by D'Addario and Mandolin Cafe staff.

No purchase is necessary to participate and registration is open to all visitors to the site, regardless of location.

Grand Winner and Runner-Up Prizes

The Grand Prize winner will be awarded a brand new Collings MT2, 25 sets of D'Addario EXP Mandolin Strings and a Planet Waves prize pack that includes tuners, peg winders, polishing cloths, and a mandolin strap. Masterfully crafted in Austin, TX, the MT2 comes with a seasoned red spruce top, premium maple back and sides and Collings will custom engrave the winning name right onto the truss rod cover.

Five additional runners-up will also be selected and each will receive five sets of D'Addario EXP Mandolin strings and the Planet Waves prize pack. All winners receive a copy of Chris' Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1, autographed by the man himself!

The Collings MT2

Collings MT2

Collings MT2 Mandolin

About D'Addario Strings

D'Addario Mandolin strings are trusted by legends like Chris Thile, David Grisman, Ricky Skaggs, Ronnie McCoury, Doyle Lawson, Rhonda Vincent, Mike Marshall, Adam Steffey, and more, for their natural acoustic tone and reliable performance. They are made from the highest quality plain steel, stainless steel, nickel plated steel and phosphor bronze and are available in a wide variety of gauges.

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Ed Goist
August 18, 2013 07:33 PM
Wow, yet another great promotional giveaway from The Mandolin Cafe!
The best, most member friendly community on the web continues to get even better!
Best of luck to all the entrants. I look forward to seeing the winning entry and the name he or she chose.
mrmando
August 18, 2013 07:59 PM
I hereby name it Frank.

So there will be runners-up? Wonder what they'll win...
Bigtuna
August 18, 2013 08:43 PM
Frank the Tank it is!
Eric Hanson
August 18, 2013 10:46 PM
Ah.
The name by which it is known is soon to be defined.
;)

May all entries be enjoyable.
sachmo63
August 19, 2013 06:12 AM
Majestic
stevenb
August 19, 2013 08:31 AM
Colleen-obvious connection to Collings and just as classy and sassy with a bit of mystery.
Scott Tichenor
August 19, 2013 08:46 AM
Quote from mrmando: So there will be runners-up? Wonder what they'll win... End Quote

From the article:

Five additional runners-up will also be selected and each will receive five sets of D'Addario EXP Mandolin strings and the Planet Waves prize pack. All winners receive a copy of Chris' Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1, autographed by the man himself!
terzinator
August 19, 2013 10:24 AM
If you have more than one idea, can you enter more than once? Or should you put all your ideas in a single entry? (Or can you only have one idea?)

So many questions...
Scott Tichenor
August 19, 2013 10:35 AM
As with all of our giveaways in the past, this one will also be limited to one entry per person.
stringduster
August 19, 2013 11:07 AM
Well, my entry for the beauty is: "The Panhandle"
Why, well, it reminds me of this long handled pan I use around my campfire when I go camping. It's got the same coloration too, much much harder to play than that Collings.smile
Bill Snyder
August 19, 2013 11:45 AM
I know that some of you are just being funny with your "names" right now, but if you think you might have a good one I would not post it here - the contest does not commence until September 3 and you might be giving away the winning name to someone that might officially offer it up before you do.
Eddie Sheehy
August 19, 2013 02:13 PM
"The Instrument Formerly Known as MT2"
Ignatius
August 19, 2013 02:41 PM
Hi Scott--

Is this contest hoping to find a name for this particular Collings model, or is it more to name the specific individual mandolin that will be given away? If so, is the picture here the same as the mandolin of the contest? I ask because I might submit a different entry if it is to name the model rather than the particular instrument.

Thanks!

Ignatius
Tommy Berry
August 19, 2013 02:56 PM
I'd call her......."mandolin"
Scott Tichenor
August 19, 2013 03:01 PM
Quote from Ignatius: Hi Scott--

Is this contest hoping to find a name for this particular Collings model, or is it more to name the specific individual mandolin that will be given away? If so, is the picture here the same as the mandolin of the contest? I ask because I might submit a different entry if it is to name the model rather than the particular instrument.

Thanks!

Ignatius End Quote

Collings is not looking to rename any models in their mandolin line. Had they been, we would have stated as such.

Period.

This is a generic MT2 photo. We're a long way off from picking a winner so the mandolin being given away may just be entering production.
NoahNeedleman
August 19, 2013 08:02 PM
Clara! Latin for Clear, Bright, Shining.smile Also the name of a great Punch Brothers tune...
Bluman
August 20, 2013 07:55 AM
I would like to call the mandolin "mine"
jgarrow
August 20, 2013 08:49 AM
My entry is "The Lady Bird" named after the the portion of the Colorado river than runs straight through downtown Austin - Collings hometown.
mandolino maximus
August 20, 2013 11:10 AM
"1099" Because it comes with it?
Avi Ziv
August 20, 2013 11:28 AM
Great idea for a contest! I hope the entry form will have space to explain something about the name - the idea, inspiration, context etc. A way to pitch it.
Ed Goist
August 20, 2013 03:46 PM
Quote from Bill Snyder: I know that some of you are just being funny with your "names" right now, but if you think you might have a good one I would not post it here - the contest does not commence until September 3 and you might be giving away the winning name to someone that might officially offer it up before you do. End Quote

Bill's right...I'm seeing some very good possible entries here.
Wait for the contest! I would hate to see someone win by using a suggestion lifted from this thread.
Dennis Ladd
August 20, 2013 03:52 PM
"666." (Because this mandolin is a beast.)
Hobo
August 20, 2013 05:04 PM
oops
OldSausage
August 20, 2013 08:35 PM
Ooh, I know: Woody.
terzinator
August 20, 2013 09:24 PM
Quote from Scott Tichenor: Collings is not looking to rename any models in their mandolin line. Had they been, we would have stated as such.

Period.

This is a generic MT2 photo. We're a long way off from picking a winner so the mandolin being given away may just be entering production. End Quote
Well, that changes things, perhaps. Will the mandolin look like the one in the photo? Because, really, looks probably will have a bit to do with any particular name. I wouldn't want to name it "Sally Sunburst" if the prize mandolin is a blonde.
bratsche
August 20, 2013 10:15 PM
Yeah... it's difficult enough to name an instrument (so hard I've never done it! hah!) and we have to name it based on a generic picture? I listened to a few YouTube clips, and different MT2s don't necessarily even sound a whole lot like each other, either. I suspect this contest's entries will read like horses' names on the Racing Form. But instead of riffing off the sire's and dam's names, it will be off the Collings company names and its other attributes. Or maybe not. We'll see. But 'twould be nice to know what the new baby looks and sounds like...

bratsche
JeffD
August 20, 2013 10:22 PM
I just The MT2 is a really great mandolin.

I just entered a contest to name the newly discovered 10th planet. This naming stuff is hard. This will be a fun contest.
Amandalyn
August 21, 2013 07:59 AM
Does Thile play a Collings on the Bach album? I know he has a Loar now. Is the contest specifically related to the album and should the name reflect that?
terzinator
August 21, 2013 09:27 AM
Quote from Amandalyn: Does Thile play a Collings on the Bach album? I know he has a Loar now. Is the contest specifically related to the album and should the name reflect that? End Quote
Thile plays his Lloyd Loar-signed Gibson almost exclusively, as far as I know. (I believe he has more than one, but I could be wrong.)

He used to play a Dudenbostel (still might have it, I'd guess).

But I don't believe he's ever been associated with Collings.
Steve-o
August 21, 2013 11:39 AM
Quote from Amandalyn: Does Thile play a Collings on the Bach album? I know he has a Loar now. Is the contest specifically related to the album and should the name reflect that? End Quote

Chris is associated with D'Addario Strings. I'd find and upload the video, but I don't have time.
Scott Tichenor
August 21, 2013 12:19 PM
This is far simpler and less complicated than some of you are making it. Good grief.

The winner will actually receive a mandolin that looks just like the one pictured in the news release. Had we needed, there are plenty of pictures of all Collings mandolins to use. We are not doing a switcharoo and giving away a pink MT2.

Chris did not play a Collings MT2 on this recording. I'm perplexed this is even a question, especially since it's all over the web that he used his Loar. Chris has an artist relationship with D'Addario Strings, not Collings. Collings is simply doing this for the same reason the Cafe is, because we enjoy doing it and we love all things mandolin.

Collings has not abdicated the renaming of the MT2 line to me personally and a bunch of corporate marketing and sales people at D'Addario unknown to them, nor was that ever implied.

Registration does not begin until September 3.
terzinator
August 21, 2013 12:45 PM
Quote from Scott Tichenor: This is far simpler and less complicated than some of you are making it. Good grief.

The winner will actually receive a mandolin that looks just like the one pictured in the news release. Had we needed, there are plenty of pictures of all Collings mandolins to use. We are not doing a switcharoo and giving away a pink MT2. End Quote
Sorry if the questions are making you crabby! (This IS an awesome, amazingly generous giveaway, and folks are just trying to get a clear idea of the rules/concept/etc...)

I think the original post, which included a photo, and said "win this spectacular instrument" became muddied with a later post that said "This is a generic MT2 photo."

I think people just want to clarify things. Thanks for doing so.
jimthebassplayer
August 21, 2013 02:58 PM
my name entry is "drop of creativity" the mandolin is shaped like a drop and is of course the first drop of becoming creative.
Ed Goist
August 21, 2013 05:30 PM
Quote from Amandalyn: Does Thile play a Collings on the Bach album? I know he has a Loar now. Is the contest specifically related to the album and should the name reflect that? End Quote

Not sure...

However, I do know that the Collings MT2 was the primary mandolin played on every track of the now famous "All-Star Mandolin Tribute to Lady Gaga" release.

I remember Mike Marshall saying the tone he got out of the Collings on his and Caterina's cover of "Love Game" was as profound and memorable as the tone he got out of his Loar! Likewise, Mike 'Tater' Compton has said more than once that he considers his playing of the MT2 on "Government Hooker" on this release to be a highlight of his career.

So, with all this in mind, a "Lady Gaga inspired name" might be the way to go?

Good luck all!
ricklmf
August 21, 2013 08:25 PM
Its a BachaThilelin!
Michael Bridges
August 22, 2013 04:17 AM
Adam Steffey said in an interview that his solo on "Bad Romance" just wouldn't have worked with his Northfield, and only the MT2 gave it the proper sound.Quote from Ed Goist: Not sure...

However, I do know that the Collings MT2 was the primary mandolin played on every track of the now famous "All-Star Mandolin Tribute to Lady Gaga" release.

I remember Mike Marshall saying the tone he got out of the Collings on his and Caterina's cover of "Love Game" was as profound and memorable as the tone he got out of his Loar! Likewise, Mike 'Tater' Compton has said more than once that he considers his playing of the MT2 on "Government Hooker" on this release to be a highlight of his career.

So, with all this in mind, a "Lady Gaga inspired name" might be the way to go?

Good luck all! End Quote
JeffD
August 22, 2013 08:03 AM
Early this morning the name came to me. I got it. Its perfect.

No I am not going to share it. I am going to win it!
Jim Garber
August 22, 2013 08:32 AM
Go for it, Jeff!
Londy
August 22, 2013 09:15 AM
There is only one name for this fine instrument...

[SIZE=6]Capriccio[/SIZE]
Canoedad
August 22, 2013 10:32 AM
[SIZE=6]Full-2[/SIZE]
terzinator
August 22, 2013 10:53 AM
Quote from Ed Goist: So, with all this in mind, a "Lady Gaga inspired name" might be the way to go?
End Quote
Lady Two-Two?
fatt-dad
August 22, 2013 11:47 AM
I'm still stuck on the notion of using an arched top, f-hole mandolin for classical music. Add J-74s and wow, now I'm disoriented.

You'd think folks would have the curtesy to use a taterbug and some hand-made strings for Bach.

f-d
MrMoo
August 22, 2013 05:55 PM
I think it looks like something my old dad would have in his old house...sooo...You should call it "OLD DAD", you could have fancier models , call them "OLD GRANDAD" and "Great Grandad" or just "Grandad". This would give the instrument a heritage feel just from the name. The finish looks like early 30's and 40's vintage colors. You will need a fine font with really curvy letters to adorn the headstock. So in summary, you should pick me to have this fine instrument, just sayin.
OldSausage
August 22, 2013 09:01 PM
Boy, I don't envy the judges their job on this one.
mrmando
August 22, 2013 09:06 PM
Since entries are being judged on creativity, i.e., since the winner isn't determined by chance, are we still limited to one entry per person?
bratsche
August 22, 2013 09:59 PM
Scott definitely said one entry per person (on the previous page in this thread), but as far as I can tell, he didn't quite answer the question of another poster whether there could be more than one idea submitted in that entry, or just a single idea.

(I'd guess he meant the latter, but would also hope for the former! ;) )

bratsche
SHORTY
August 23, 2013 09:21 AM
C-A Romantico
mrmando
August 23, 2013 01:53 PM
Quote from bratsche: Scott definitely said one entry per person (on the previous page in this thread) End Quote
Ah, so he did. Mea culpa. Well, I suppose I'll have to send my best idea rather than all my ideas.
Jim Garber
August 23, 2013 03:11 PM
Quote from mrmando: Ah, so he did. Mea culpa. Well, I suppose I'll have to send my best idea rather than all my ideas. End Quote

Ah, yes, "Mea Culpa" would be an excellent name, Martin. I think you will win!
bratsche
August 23, 2013 04:58 PM
The trouble is, how do I know if what I think is my best idea is the same idea that the judges would think was my best idea? :disbelief: smile) :crying:

(What a curse it is to have such a fertile imagination as mine...)

bratsche
troothteller
August 23, 2013 05:02 PM
Because of the musical content of the album I would name the instrument Chris' Cannon.
mrmando
August 23, 2013 06:36 PM
Quote from Ed Goist: Not sure...

However, I do know that the Collings MT2 was the primary mandolin played on every track of the now famous "All-Star Mandolin Tribute to Lady Gaga" release. End Quote
OK, fine, as long as I don't have to look at Frank Wakefield in a meat dress.
OldSausage
August 23, 2013 06:49 PM
How about "Hollow and MT".
b.herkel
August 24, 2013 08:04 PM
Mythic Fish
Gorilla
August 24, 2013 08:54 PM
Honeydew -- Sweet like honey and shaped like a drop of dew in the mountain grass -- corny, I know, but this thing is truly beautiful!!
missmadeleine
August 24, 2013 10:07 PM
Ooooh, would it be bad to say that I want it?

I have an idea, but I don't know whether or not it's original or is a good idea.

Question: When looking for our reasoning in naming it, do you mean like an essay? A thesis statement? A kindergarten crayon masterpiece? Really, what if I wanted to create a graphic image to illustrate my reasoning behind the name? Is it just whatever?

Also, do you have to be a certain age?
Hoovetone
August 24, 2013 11:05 PM
Sept. 3rd is when to name it. Ya'll just keep the ideas coming.
mandodanny
August 25, 2013 12:13 PM
i would call it "MIRAGE TREASURE" smile
recordslut
August 25, 2013 03:13 PM
I will call this mandolin "The Marriage Saver." Reason: If I had to explain to my wife that I just purchased ANOTHER mandolin, I'm pretty certain the conversation would end with divorce papers. So, having this one show up at my doorstep would not only allow me to have a fine MT2, but would help my marriage remain intact as well.
Suburbia56
August 25, 2013 03:23 PM
The nitro-ondack special!
Leon Peoples
August 26, 2013 10:06 AM
I would call that Collings "Melody"
Best/joe
JimRym
August 27, 2013 12:16 AM
It should be named...The Henway! When asked, "What's a Henway"?, the answer, of course is, "Two pounds". And by an amazing coincidence, that is roughly what the mandolin weighs!!! Pretty incredible, huh?
Phildogo
August 27, 2013 03:21 PM
Amanda Lynn
Patrick Sylvest
August 27, 2013 03:43 PM
What happens on September 3rd that differs from what's occurring on this thread now?
massimo
August 27, 2013 04:29 PM
I think that the beast name for this mandolin is " Lacrima" that in italian means "Tear of Joy"! smile
Michael Bridges
August 27, 2013 04:51 PM
On Sept 3rd, your name ideas COUNT! LOL Up till then, folks are just giving away ideas for free.Quote from Patrick Sylvest: What happens on September 3rd that differs from what's occurring on this thread now? End Quote
PianoMan
August 27, 2013 07:32 PM
Well, given the CD it celebrates, and what the cover design first made me think of, I dub thee...The Bachnado!
TroubledOne
August 27, 2013 07:51 PM
My recent trip to Great Smokie Mountain National Park gave me this Idea, "Abrams Creek".
bratsche
August 27, 2013 08:06 PM
Quote from MikeDMandoMan: On Sept 3rd, your name ideas COUNT! LOL Up till then, folks are just giving away ideas for free. End Quote


Well, they always say, "You get what you pay for!" smile)

bratsche
terzinator
August 27, 2013 08:15 PM
Quote from Phildogo: Amanda Lynn End Quote
Shoulda probably saved that one.
Michael Bridges
August 28, 2013 04:47 AM
I want this thing BAD! I have a sure-fire winner of a name in mind. I'll probably only change it 6 or 7 times before the 3rd.
55bar
August 28, 2013 07:01 PM
I'd call it "The Rhino horn"

Since it will be given away free of charge it could be considered:

a weapon of M.A.S "distraction" Which Collings usually "charge a lot" for leaving my pocket feeling less MT2. ;)

I really want a new mandolin!
Scottydawg
August 29, 2013 01:57 PM
I hereby name this Collings ...
"PHIL"
smile
Andyesquire
August 29, 2013 03:31 PM
wait... when can we win it??
Andyesquire
August 29, 2013 03:37 PM
Wait when can we enter??
BaconSizzle
August 29, 2013 04:50 PM
"Rogue Away," so I can win this and throw my Rogue away.
fatt-dad
August 29, 2013 06:31 PM
how would it work if two people both sent in the same name and it was just the greatest name. . . the winner? (Then again, maybe that name would be ruled out, 'cause that'd be complicated. . .)

f-d
bratsche
August 29, 2013 07:03 PM


bratsche
Michael Bridges
August 29, 2013 09:00 PM
Maybe you overthink things a bit? I'd say whoever posted that name first would win, but that's just me!Quote from fatt-dad: how would it work if two people both sent in the same name and it was just the greatest name. . . the winner? (Then again, maybe that name would be ruled out, 'cause that'd be complicated. . .)

f-d End Quote
Ray Neuman
August 29, 2013 09:40 PM
I'd call it "Yet another brownburst A"

My kingdom for some creativity! LOL
Dave Greenspoon
August 29, 2013 10:31 PM
Quote from fatt-dad: I'm still stuck on the notion of using an arched top, f-hole mandolin for classical music. f-d End Quote

Which is ironic, given that Loar specifically had classical mandolin in mind when he went to make the F-5 an orchetral instrument; hence the violin f-holes.
blackcoop52
August 30, 2013 01:42 AM
The crowthorn
Tiderider
August 30, 2013 03:48 PM
Thanks for another generous give away. My suggestion is simply:

D ' Cafe Addario
telepbrman
August 31, 2013 09:37 AM
Very cool...
stevenmando
September 01, 2013 06:50 AM
I think you should name it Thile after Chris Thile
Bill Burch
September 02, 2013 12:58 PM
My suggestion is to name the Collings mandolin "Allemanda", in honor of the Bach B minor Partita #1. "Manda" kinda sounds like "mandolin" and the reference to this being a dance tempo. And we all know how Chris likes to move about when he plays.

Bill
Scott Tichenor
September 02, 2013 02:11 PM
I've decided this is going to launch a couple of hours early this evening around 10:00 p.m. Central Time or somewhere in there. It's September 3 somewhere! Main link will be on the Cafe home page but also on top of every forum page and plenty of places on social media.
Stephen Lind
September 02, 2013 02:52 PM
Quote from Scott Tichenor: This is far simpler and less complicated than some of you are making it. Good grief.

Chris did not play a Collings MT2 on this recording. I'm perplexed this is even a question, especially since it's all over the web that he used his Loar. Chris has an artist relationship with D'Addario Strings, not Collings. Collings is simply doing this for the same reason the Cafe is, because we enjoy doing it and we love all things mandolin.
End Quote

the picture of CT with the Collins next to/in front of him could easily lead a person to the conclusion that he plays these mandolins if they didn't know better
Brad Weiss
September 02, 2013 04:16 PM
I'd go with "Dazed and Confused" since this seems to be the condition of many of the submitters thus far. Also, both the mando and the movie hail from Austin.
lespaul_79
September 02, 2013 06:49 PM
How about Spud? Named after this guy....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5wBI98NXEE

Small and powerful like the Collings MT2.

Ironically, I just named my Martin 00-18 custom shop (adi/hog) the same name... for the same reason. smile
Scott Tichenor
September 02, 2013 09:39 PM
Registration is now open! (Well, it's Sept. 3 somewhere right now!)

Enter here.
ToneDeaf
September 03, 2013 09:48 AM
I'm in it to win it!! Thanks to Scott and the other sponsors for this opportunity. If only I'd had 500 characters to 'splain it...
Tobin
September 03, 2013 10:09 AM
[QUOTE]I'm in it to win it!! Thanks to Scott and the other sponsors for this opportunity. If only I'd had 500 characters to 'splain it... End Quote
No kidding. I had to severely butcher my explanation in order to fit it within 250 characters.
Eric C.
September 03, 2013 01:21 PM
[QUOTE]I'm hoping "self-explanatory" wins it for me. End Quote

A good name shouldn't need an explanation longer than one sentence!
Jim Roberts
September 03, 2013 02:14 PM
Thanks for this contest!
ToneDeaf
September 03, 2013 02:35 PM
Quote from Eric C.: A good name shouldn't need an explanation longer than one sentence! End Quote

Then I've lost for sure.
9lbShellhamer
September 03, 2013 02:49 PM
I like the one entry rule, however, it is challenging as I had so many good names! In retrospect, I picked the most obscure... Oh well.

This has me dreaming of playing one of these beauties! How is it that I live in the land of Bluegrass in Louisville, and we have no Collings dealer? A shame...
Chris Rizos
September 03, 2013 05:00 PM
I would simply name it ... "Cantorlin". Why? Well, I believe that mandolin and JSBach (the great Cantor) is a very good combination , and that is proven by virtuosos such as Chris Thile and Avi Avital!
edrowell
September 03, 2013 08:44 PM
Lyla
Patrick Sylvest
September 03, 2013 10:51 PM
I had to truncate my eloquent thesis to fit into the paltry 250 characters as well.

It'll be interesting to see who wins with what name.
John Clay
September 03, 2013 11:55 PM
"To celebrate the release of Chris Thile's latest album, Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1"

So it's a celebration of J.S. Bach and his music, played on an American design of mandolin that is associated both with rural traditional roots and the modern arthouse crowd?

That would be the "Baroque Bach Mountain Mandolin."
bratsche
September 04, 2013 12:01 AM
I had no idea how to expect to be able to explain or defend my choice, nor what the format for the entry would be. The name I chose was pretty self-explanatory, but I hoped to interject some humor in my "thesis". Seeing how fast that small space fills up, though, I soon realized that brevity had darn well better be the soul of any wit I hoped to convey. I used exactly all 250 characters!

But when you think about it, those judges certainly aren't going to want to plow through a giant deluge of verbiage. They'll take an estimated week to sort through it all even at this rate. I'm surprised they gave us a field for 250 characters worth of explanation, or that the explanation would (evidently) count for anything at all, when the main goal here is the name. Frankly, my biggest worry was that when I finished and entered the darn thing, it might get glitched somehow and not go through. So I first disabled all my script and ad blocking plugins in my browser, and then rebooted the computer before doing it.

May the best entrant win. I do hope it's me... ;) but in any case, it was fun!

bratsche
JRcohan
September 04, 2013 01:54 AM
Amanda Lynn is the name I give to the mandolin. It will keep me from being dishonest when saying I spend the night with A mandolin. Or that Amanda Lynn is my first love!
katygrasslady
September 04, 2013 05:41 AM
Quote from John Clay:
That would be the "Baroque Bach Mountain Mandolin." End Quote

ummmm.... might be some stigma. Sounds too much like Broke Back Mountain.
fatt-dad
September 04, 2013 07:14 AM
we need a separate thread after closing of the contest to publish our given names and any length of dialog that we chose. After all, in the end, it'll be one name, one "essay" and one luckey picker! (Unless of course my wife wins, then it'll be one lucky spouse!)

f-d
John Clay
September 04, 2013 08:05 AM
Quote from katygrasslady: ummmm.... might be some stigma. Sounds too much like Broke Back Mountain. End Quote

Yes, it's a bad pun but I couldn't resist. "Baroque Bach Mountain Mandolin, I wish I knew how to quit you."
Tobin
September 04, 2013 08:42 AM
Quote from John Clay: Yes, it's a bad pun but I couldn't resist. "Baroque Bach Mountain Mandolin, I wish I knew how to quit you." End Quote

That sort of thing just begs for a banjo...
JimRym
September 05, 2013 04:45 PM
The Mando shall be named 'The Onyx'...resembling the precious gemstone whose colors can range from Black to shades of red...not unlike the face of the mando. The back's grain is banded, similar to a striated onyx. And, of course, both are beautiful to behold. Voila!
John Hill
September 05, 2013 05:12 PM
I went with "So Not A Partita Nuthin'!"...my take on what Ol' Bill might have said...
Holger
September 05, 2013 05:35 PM
Isabelle
Michael Bridges
September 05, 2013 06:03 PM
You all will find out my name on the 22nd!
bratsche
September 05, 2013 06:08 PM
Quote from MikeDMandoMan: You all will find out my name on the 22nd! End Quote

You mean your name isn't really Mike? :disbelief:

bratsche
Michael Bridges
September 05, 2013 07:09 PM
You all will find out the name that I gave to the Collings on the 22nd! And yes, my name IS Mike, although some people, (my wife principally) have assigned me other, more colorful titles, all of which I will answer to, given the proper amount of liquid inspiration!
jocooder
September 06, 2013 10:37 AM
Zephyr. The name given to the mildest and most favorable of the winds from the west. In Greek mythology, the god who is the bringer of light spring and early summer breezes.
A very evocative name for a string instrument.
blueridgemandolin
September 06, 2013 09:06 PM
I'd name it "My wish came through" Thanks for the chance to win this nice instrument
Dan
Ben Cooper
September 07, 2013 07:57 AM
Fred, I always like the name Fred. But seriously.... how about "Lorien" from JRR Tolkien, Lorien is the Master of Visions and Dreams.
samlyman
September 07, 2013 08:18 AM
My suggestion: Mighty Thunderous
dfalkiewicz
September 08, 2013 09:04 PM
Thank you Mandolin Cafe/Scott and Collings for giving us the opportunity to own an American built mandolin.

I have a few friends that play Collings mandolins and acoustic guitars and everyone of them sounds special. I could never own such a mandolin because of the cost, but I did enter the contest.....after all you can dream!

Best of luck to the winner's!
Frank Donnoli
September 09, 2013 02:34 PM
Hi Scott,
It seems that because I am an expat living in Hong Kong that my entry is on a spam list so it won't allow me to enter. I would dearly like a chance at winning this beauty. Cheers Frank
djangoshmango
September 09, 2013 09:50 PM
empty too
Scott Tichenor
September 09, 2013 10:05 PM
Quote from tuffblue1: Hi Scott,
It seems that because I am an expat living in Hong Kong that my entry is on a spam list so it won't allow me to enter. I would dearly like a chance at winning this beauty. Cheers Frank End Quote

You should be able to enter now.

Without going into a lot of detail, submissions for that one are pre-evaluated against a large database of known spam IPs and emails. Unless we do that there, on this forum and for the Classifieds we're creating an online mess for our visitors. Unfortunately, there is occasional collateral damage as your experience but in this case I have away around just your information.
oriole
September 10, 2013 12:23 PM
Midland2Texas the mandolin is a result of a journey that took Bill from Midland, Ohio to Austin,Texas. It is the culmination of a journey to excellence in instruments.
from acoustic mag 2008
" But how difficult are
these diminutive eight-stringed
wonders to make? "Oh, they're
awful!" Bill Collings laughs. "That
was an engineering challenge to
make that work and produce a
quality instrument. They're little
and the funny thing is that
anything little takes more time
than something big. "
Barlon Mando
September 11, 2013 03:31 AM
smile)My choice of name: (Its a secret)..........
Barlon Mando
September 11, 2013 03:40 AM
smile)My choice of name: (Its a secret)..........
drjuliushibbert
September 11, 2013 05:00 PM
Quote from Barlon Mando: smile)My choice of name: (Its a secret).......... End Quote

and by the way "Barlon Mando" - best name in this forum or best name in this forum?

Outstanding.
zim_of_rite
September 11, 2013 07:28 PM
The Collings Mochrie! After Collin Mochrie that comedian from "Whose Line is it Anyway?" If that doesn't win this contest is rigged!
EvanstonMandolin
September 15, 2013 10:23 AM
I call it Dragon tooth. Beautiful flame finish and that sharp fingerboard edge turn it into a beast. The pieces on the tailpiece also look like teeth.
DougC
September 15, 2013 12:05 PM
What does MT mean anyway? I have one and should know.



I'd call it Patina because I love the color.
Jim Garber
September 17, 2013 01:40 PM
I put in a stupid name, but I never win anyway. Nice to be in the game anyway and thanks to Scott and the sponsors for making it all possible. Best of luck to the winners.
acatasus
September 17, 2013 04:25 PM
I know a wonderful player who plays a Monteleone. I used to covet his mandolin. I bought myself a Collings MTO. I no longer have a reason to covet his Monteleone.
Jim Gallaher
September 19, 2013 08:20 AM
I would like to submit the name "Voyager", in recognition of the fact that the music of Bach is featured on the "Voyager Golden Record" that accompanies the Voyager spacecraft which recently became the first man-made object to leave the Solar System.

The Bach pieces are:

- Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F. First Movement, Munich Bach Orchestra, Karl Richter, conductor.
- "Gavotte en rondeaux" from the Partita No. 3 in E major for Violin, performed by Arthur Grumiaux.
- The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude and Fugue in C, No.1. Glenn Gould, piano.
Bill Snyder
September 19, 2013 08:33 AM
Just another reminder that you have to enter to be in the contest.
TheBlindBard
September 19, 2013 10:00 PM
-- at what time this Sunday will they be deciding the winners, or will they decide them at a later date?
Jim
September 21, 2013 06:44 PM
My expectation is that it will take a while to go through over 3000 names and supporting text. I doubt they will know on Sunday. Though my choice is so good and well defended the judges may read no further after reading mine (LOL) smile
bratsche
September 21, 2013 07:11 PM
I wonder if the judges have been "peeking" at any of the entries yet, or if they're saving it until after the official closing...
Of course, if they saw mine, I'm sure it set the bar really, really high! smile)

bratsche
Michael Bridges
September 21, 2013 08:57 PM
I hate high bars. I have to sit on taller stools to reach my drink.
55bar
September 22, 2013 04:59 AM
Just use a ledger line.
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