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by Slgis
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Collings Acoustic Guitars
Topic: OM T changes
Replies: 7
Views: 781

Re: OM T changes

The Music Emporium recieved a D-2HTG and an OM-2HTG this fall. The OM has been sold, but there's a clip of it on YOUTUBE. The OM sounds great. Here's the clip: https://youtu.be/WFpR3hZryuE
by Slgis
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Collings Acoustic Guitars
Topic: C10-35 Thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 1662

Re: C10-35 Thoughts

I have it's big brother, the CJ-35G. It's actually quite versatile, but it does not sound like a vintage J-35. I'd expect the C10-35 would be similar. With the German top, it really accentuates the Collings signature cut and clarity. I think of it as a Collings with a Gibson accent. Of course, the C...
by Slgis
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Collings Acoustic Guitars
Topic: N(U)GD - 2017 Collings D1A Traditional
Replies: 10
Views: 1845

Re: N(U)GD - 2017 Collings D1A Traditional

Congrats! I haven't had the chance to play a D1AT yet, but it's on my radar. Mahogany Collings guitars just have "it".
by Slgis
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Collings Acoustic Guitars
Topic: OM1-A Varnish "High Upkeep"
Replies: 9
Views: 3874

Re: OM1-A Varnish "High Upkeep"

I own a 2011 Collings 000-1A Sunburst Varnish, and I haven't had any trouble with the finish. I will say that it does not have the typical Collings mahogany/Adirondack tone. Instead it has more depth to the sound, yet it still retains the projection and volume that you would expect. If you like the ...
by Slgis
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Collings Acoustic Guitars
Topic: Dreadnought for fingerpicking blues
Replies: 8
Views: 3833

Re: Dreadnought for fingerpicking blues

The D1A makes for a very good fingerstyle guitar. As for varnish, my only experience with it is a 000-1A Varnish that I own. The varnish makes a big difference in terms of sound. To me, it gives the guitar a much warmer tone, but it will still have the typical Collings volume and projection.
by Slgis
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Other Builders
Topic: 14 fret slopes.. What ya got?
Replies: 19
Views: 6082

Re: 14 fret slopes.. What ya got?

I have the identical Collings CJ35G, and it's been my favorite. Slopes I've owned in the past: 1946 Gibson Southern Jumbo, 1951 Gibson Southern Jumbo, 1998 Bourgeois Martin Simpson, and a 1994 Gibson Roy Smeck Reissue. I'm very partial to Collings, so the CJ35 has been my favorite that I've ownes. B...
by Slgis
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Other Builders
Topic: What Guitars do you have that you wish you could get by Collings?
Replies: 10
Views: 7240

Re: What Guitars do you have that you wish you could get by Collings?

A Larson style guitar in their traditional line. Perhaps a Waterloo version of a Stella 12 string? Or a Recording King Carson Robison Jumbo?