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.