Questions on Collings Traditional Cases

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Little Strummer Boy
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Questions on Collings Traditional Cases

Post: # 2227Post Little Strummer Boy
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:31 pm

Not sure if this is the right section, but I was wondering if anyone had information on the history of the interior linings for the Collings traditional cases. It looks like Collings switched from a blue/purple color early on to the modern magenta/purple color. How many color variations have there been, and at what serial numbers? I’m looking for a case, but I much prefer the bluer color. Are there any other changes that have been made to the cases?

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Post: # 2228Post Little Strummer Boy
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:32 pm

Also, has anyone used this case to do double duty for a modern Martin dreadnought?

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Post: # 2229Post Greg Y
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:55 pm

I'm sorry I can't help you with the lining info, except to say that Bill had purple lining in the prototype stage and then ran out for early production. My dreadnaught case (#33) has the blue lining while my OM case has the purple one. The dreadnaught case fits my vintage D18, so it should fit modern Martins.

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Re: Questions on Collings Traditional Cases

Post: # 2230Post Little Strummer Boy
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:06 pm

Thanks, Greg. I wonder if it was a decision based on availability.

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Re: Questions on Collings Traditional Cases

Post: # 2245Post JohnFrink
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:54 pm

My 2016-era Collings OM cases (guitar SN's #26XXX) have the blueberry interior and serial numbers in the format M000000, while with my later-issue cases (#27XXX and up) have the raspberry interior and serial numbers in the format OM-000000. My highest case serial number in blueberry is 146 and my lowest number in raspberry is 282. I hope this helps.

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Post: # 2246Post Haasome
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:08 pm

My OM #25 and OM #29 are both violet.
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Re: Questions on Collings Traditional Cases

Post: # 2247Post Eric Jones
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:21 pm

JohnFrink wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:54 pm
My highest case serial number in blueberry is 146 and my lowest number in raspberry is 282. I hope this helps.
My highest case serial number in blueberry is 198.

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Re: Questions on Collings Traditional Cases

Post: # 2263Post Little Strummer Boy
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:13 pm

I just bought one from pto over in the buy and sell section. (My first! It is beautiful!) It is number 266 and has the blueberry color. That would put the switch from blueberry to raspberry between 266 and 282, assuming there was a single, hard transition.

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