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by Fidalgo
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Collings Acoustic Guitars
Topic: Any CJ35 owners?
Replies: 12
Views: 1408

Re: Any CJ35 owners?

I like the Monel Retros (12-54) better than the J17's on the CJ35G. I also have Monel Retros (13-56) on my D1T. I actually just traded the CJ35G for a DS1, and the 12 fretter came to me with Retro 12-54.
by Fidalgo
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Accessories for sale or wanted
Topic: FS: Collings TKL Dreadnought Case
Replies: 0
Views: 38

FS: Collings TKL Dreadnought Case

I have a Collings TKL dread case that is 6 months old. Perfect, like new, hasn't left the house.
$275 shipped in the US. They are going for $400 with shipping from Collings.
Email with questions or to see pictures. Thanks!
by Fidalgo
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Collings Acoustic Guitars
Topic: Any CJ35 owners?
Replies: 12
Views: 1408

Re: Any CJ35 owners?

Thanks, elambo. I have a set of GHS Vintage Bronze PB's ready to go next. I'll find a set of JP New Mediums to try after that.
by Fidalgo
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Collings Acoustic Guitars
Topic: Any CJ35 owners?
Replies: 12
Views: 1408

Re: Any CJ35 owners?

What strings are y'all using on your CJ35s? I have a CJ35G and am looking for strings that give a little more warmth than the D'Add J17's. I just strung it up with a set of Martin Monel Retros last night. It'll take a couple days before these settle in and I know how they work out. I like Monels on ...
by Fidalgo
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Collings Acoustic Guitars
Topic: sitka surprise!
Replies: 8
Views: 853

Re: sitka surprise!

I bought a torrefied D1T in the spring. It is everything I could ever want in a mahogany dread. There is a warmth and roundness to the overall tone and individual notes. My other two guitars are red spruce, and I am quite happy with them as well.
by Fidalgo
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Collings Acoustic Guitars
Topic: Price increase question
Replies: 26
Views: 2583

Re: Price increase question

The fact that Collings has decided to do away with the 10% discount (which equates to a price increase) has become almost controversial to some people. I am not sure why it is such a big deal. It's not like Collings has priced themselves out of the market or even beyond their niche competitors. The ...
by Fidalgo
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Collings Acoustic Guitars
Topic: Label Removal
Replies: 24
Views: 1832

Re: Label Removal

I pulled the back labels out of a martin D Mahogany 09. They looked horrible, like outfield signage in a baseball field. They came right out and intact. The new owner was happy to have them gone whenI sold it. I'd never pull the label out of my D1T, but I can see why you pulled it out of your 002H. ...
by Fidalgo
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Collings Acoustic Guitars
Topic: Price increase question
Replies: 26
Views: 2583

Re: Price increase question

The shop I worked in always raised prices on our in stock instruments when the companies implemented a price increase. A 2015 OM1A, that is still clean with no shop wear, is no different than the 2019 OM1A hanging next to it. There is no "sell by" date on a guitar. It all comes down to which one the...
by Fidalgo
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Collings Acoustic Guitars
Topic: Strings on your D (1-3)
Replies: 14
Views: 1489

Re: Strings on your D (1-3)

My D1T arrived with D'Addario J17's. I have a set of what has become my "go to" strings, Martin Monel Retro mediums on it right now. I like them just fine, but I plan to try a set of DR Rare 13-56 and a set of SCGC Mid Tension on future string changes.
by Fidalgo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Collings Acoustic Guitars
Topic: Collings D2HA Varnish High E String "Falling" Off The Edge Of The Fretboard
Replies: 11
Views: 1235

Re: Collings D2HA Varnish High E String "Falling" Off The Edge Of The Fretboard

I owned a D1A and currently have a D1T. I worked in a Collings dealer where I sold and or played dozens of other Collings, yet I have never run across this issue with any Collings. Was it like this from the beginning? If not, have there been any changes in the geometry or anything else? Have you had...