Collings Electric INFO - post here please!!

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  1. fractal

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    Hi all,

    I just thought I'd start a new thread as an information depository for the new Collings electric guitars shown at NAMM 2006. If anyone has any information, reply here.

    ...excuse me while I mop up my drool...
     
  2. Dave Orban

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    Wish I had some info.

    If they make an electric HALF as good as their acoustics, they will be extraordinary guitars...





    And I even like the headstock... ;)
     
  3. Trandy

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    I spoke with the guys at Collings this morning. Bill had just finished the guitars one day before NAMM. It was sort of a last-minute deal and they had to UPS Next Day Air the guitars to the show so they'd get there on time.

    Prices have not been determined yet. Evidently Bill is going to sit down with Steve and hammer that out when they return from California.

    I'll keep you guys updated as I get more information.
     
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    I live a few miles from the Collings factory....

    ....and I've been thinking about getting a 335-style guitar.


    Can any of you guys hook me up with a tour? I'll be sure to report back!
     
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    Thanks Tim! Here's a toast to Bill and Steve to make the price comparable to Gibson standard models. (I can barely write that without cracking up...)

    I do hope they are not as expensive as their archtops! Then I'd never be able to afford one... :JAM

    -Garrett
     
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    those do look very nice! i'm curious as to what they are gonna go for as well!?
     
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    Can any of you guys hook me up with a tour? I'll be sure to report back![/quote]

    I just called them and asked, but things may have changed since my tour five years ago.
     
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    These were a Huge hit at the Show. Lots of Buzzzzzzzz.......
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  11. Dave Orban

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    Do they use their bolt-neck attachment?
     
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    I don't know yet. We spoke with Steve at Collings and they really don't have the prices worked out yet. I should know something in a few weeks.

    They were originally going to debut these at the Summer NAMM Show in Austin but Bill got a bee in his bonnet and pushed up the date to the Anaheim NAMM Show.

    Great looking guitars though. Here's some more pics:

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  13. Dave Orban

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    Amen to that...! :dude
     
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    Great looking guitars! If the price is reasonable I'll bet these will be a hit for Collings.
     
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    not particularly crazy about the proportions on the 2 guits in the upper picture above (the 2 single cuts)....
     
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    Wow!

    I love the 335 meets LP body shape :)

    That's a pretty complete line of electrics, do I see 4 different models of guitar there?
     
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    An acoustic dealer contacted Collings and this is the info he got:

    4 Models
    - LP style
    - 335 style double cut
    - 335 style single cut
    - Thinline

    Roughly $4K for LP style, $5K+ for 335 styles, and $8K-$10K for the Thinline.

    Nothing will be finalized for a few more weeks, and it will be several more months before production will start.

    I had my eye on the 335 model, and of course it'll be $5K+
     
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    That's about what I expected price wise. You knew they were not going to be $2000 guitars. It's right in line with their acoustics @ 4-6 grand.
     
  19. Dave Orban

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    Jeez, I hope they do a semi with P90s...! :dude
     
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    Joe, just give them a call (512-288-7776) ahead of time; I believe they will take individuals/small groups on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. I did this a couple of years ago and found them quite hospitable. The plant is located on Signal Hill Road, first left turn before Nutty Brown Cafe on 290W.
     

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