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    Unhappy I sure miss my Collings

    No regrets on doing what I had to do, but I miss the feel and the sound of my Collings. Its now been (nearly) a year and a half (about 17 months) since I sold all my instruments and gear except for one cheap guitar, one cheap mandolin, and a uke. I had good practical reason, as well as painful personal reason and pressing financial reason for making the choices I made.

    But yesterday, I went into a nostalgic mode of watching a bunch of the videos I'd made over the last five years or so of trying to learn mandolin, and some of the ones made with the Collings made my heart ache a bit.

    Cest la vie!

    I do love, and am grateful for, my cheapie, but I'm really looking forward to the day when I can upgrade again.

    That's all. Sorry for the tears in public
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    Default Re: I sure miss my Collings

    Let's watch for a good deal on a MT. You'll be 'back in the saddle' soon.
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    Remember, it is never about the instrument - only the music.

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    Default Re: I sure miss my Collings

    I know your Washburn does not sound like a Collings, but I must say that you make amazingly good sound emerge from it. Still, I know what you mean.
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    Default Re: I sure miss my Collings

    My MT2 was from 8-2001, just before 9-11. sn#79. It went to California in a sale, passed around California, then to Tennessee last I knew. I'm ready to buy it back. Let me know, thanks, m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacktop View Post
    My MT2 was from 8-2001, just before 9-11. sn#79. It went to California in a sale, passed around California, then to Tennessee last I knew. I'm ready to buy it back. Let me know, thanks, m.
    That's an early one, blacktop! My MT was built in 2005, serial no. 920. Would love to have it back. And thanks for your comment, Henry.
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    Let time do its work. We never know what's around the next corner....
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    Better to have you here Mark, no matter what mandolin you are playing.
    THE WORLD IS A BETTER PLACE JUST FOR YOUR SMILE!

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    man, wish you had posted this about 2 weeks ago, I could have helped you out in a big way.........

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    Well, I just was watching some old videos and got nostalgic all of a sudden. I kept a Washburn M106SWK that I've had a good while, and I play it for hours daily and gig with it a bit. I'm not complaining, just missing the Collings. It was light and lean and had an awesome tone that I had all but forgotten.
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    Guess we have all sold thing we miss. Like they say "love the one you're with".
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    When the time is right, Mark, another one will find you.

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    I miss all the mandos I sold.

    Especially the Nugget #223.

    But I certainly understand that "you do whatcha gotta do".

    I want to play a Collings someday.

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    Mark, I really understand what you’re saying. When you sell an instrument you love, it can feel like part of yourself is missing. You have to really love playing music for it to have much impact! I empathize, and wish you good fortune in the future as it was the opposite that forced you to sell. May you find the next one to be equally satisfying in sound, appearance and playing comfort. Dan
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