If you are not already familiar with Collings, they are a high end guitar maker located in Austin Texas. A few years ago, founder, Bill Collings started building ukuleles. Just like when he started building mandolins, or archtop guitars, or electric guitars, he built an ukulele as well as you could imagine possible. Everyone has been amazed at the tone and quality of these ukes. Much like his acoustic guitars, they sound “broken in”. The UC1 concert mahogany model from them sounds just like Martins that are 50 or 60 years old! With time these ukes will sound better? Inconceivable! Bill Collings is a genius. And these ukuleles that just came into the store are amazing. The sound is so nice Corey could hardly contain his excitement. Check it out…
These are actually not friction tuners, They are a 4:1 gear ratio and work incredibly smooth!
Some of us here at the shop were blown away by these ukes, including me, but one of the guys thought they sounded too “boxy”. It is that classic martin tone though. Oh well, different strokes for different folks. I LOVE these ukes!!
We should have them up on our online store soon. Thanks for checkin’ out the Ukulele Review. More coming soon! Aloha~