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2006 McCollum Grand Auditorium Flamed Koa/Red Cedar
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Status
Sold
Brand
McCollum
Product Year
2006
Model
Grand Auditorium
Serial #
235
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
3234
Condition
Mint
Body Type(s)
Large, Grand Auditorium
Back & Sides
Koa - Flamed
Top
Cedar - Red
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Abalone
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fret Markers
Side Dots Only
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Bindings
Ebony
Tuners
Gotoh
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
McIntyre Feather
Body Length
19.5 in
Upper Bout
12 in
Lower Bout
15.875 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
5 in
Scale Length
25.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
647.7 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Original Hard - TKL
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Description

One of lutherie's too-soon-taken virtuosos, Lance McCollum has left us with a legacy of powerfully expressive instruments to remember him by. This 2006 Grand Auditiorium is no less than perfect: from the exquisitally-flamed Koa back and sides to Lance's advanced bracing designs and lightweight build. With skills like these, it's no surprise that McCollum built instruments for contemporary masters like Alex DeGrassi, Todd Hallowell, and others! This Grand Auditorium features a Red Cedar top to complement all that Koa, and the result is a voice that expertly balances warmth and articulation, making this a superb instrument for the flatpicker who wants more color in his arrangements, which the ole' Dread just can't provide. You can see on the label that Lance viewed his work as "Functional Sculpture," and it's clear that he took the tasks of voicing, bracing, and trimming purfling very seriously: the craftsmanship is flawless.

Capable of handling lowered tunings like DADGAD with ease, this GA is an excellent contender for Irish accompaniment, and with it's smaller body you won't have to worry about fatigue for many long hours. The previous owner of this instrument had a delicate touch: there is virtually no play wear on this obviously well-played-in guitar--and it comes with a hardshell TKL case to make sure it stays that way.

This guitar has such style and natural beauty--but most importantly the tone is dynamite! Nice, fat bass notes and crystal clear trebles with the excellent separation when played fingerstyle, but also expressive when strummed. A versatile, all-around great guitar!
 
I love this guitar. Really beautiful Koa sets off this very versatile guitar, and the tone is clear and rich with perfectly balanced overtones. I can see this being used for almost any style of acoustic music and the price is definitely amazing for a hand-built instrument.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS CEDAR - RED,
KOA - FLAMED

One of lutherie's too-soon-taken virtuosos, Lance McCollum has left us with a legacy of powerfully expressive instruments to remember him by. This 2006 Grand Auditiorium is no less than perfect: from the exquisitally-flamed Koa back and sides to Lance's advanced bracing designs and lightweight build.
 

This guitar has such style and natural beauty--but most importantly the tone is dynamite! Nice, fat bass notes and crystal clear trebles with the excellent separation when played fingerstyle, but also expressive when strummed.
 
I love this guitar. Really beautiful Koa sets off this very versatile guitar, and the tone is clear and rich with perfectly balanced overtones.
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