For anyone who may not know, Lance McCollum passed away 2 years ago.  Nice that his legacy will live on.

This just came in on consignment, and I spent the evening checking it out, plugging it in, and photographing (photos done, will finish the listing later – I’m pooped!).  It has gone through a few hands since 2001 (I only know the recent consignor), but is still near mint.  Surprisingly, this is the first one I’ve had a chance to examine and play in person, and I must say, I am blown away.

I’ve A/B’d it against my Dyer and a Holloway, and tomorrow Frank will stop by and do the same.

Does anyone know when Lance built his first one?  And how many?  I have no idea.  It’s strange that I’ve never met nor heard from a single McCollum HG owner, until now.  None has ever shown up at a Gathering, nor ordered strings, nor posted a Forum message (that I can remember).

I’d say that this is now a rare treasure.  I just wish I had the chance talk to Lance about this fascinating instrument and his harp guitar career.