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Collings MT A Style Mandolin Satin Sunburst, 2019

Collings MT A Style Mandolin Satin Sunburst, 2019

The Collings MT A Style mandolin is the entry point for Collings mandolins, and its lack of decoration doesn’t hide the quality of the instrument or the care with which it was built. The A Style mandolin appeared in the closing days of the 19th century as part of Orville Gibson’s revolutionary introduction of violin making principles to mandolin construction.   The results were such a dramatic improvement that the centuries old European bowl-back design almost died out in short order. 

Used
Price: $3,100.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Style A Mandolin, Black, 1928

❌SOLD❌   Gibson Style A Mandolin, Black, 1928

Here we’re looking at a Gibson Style A mandolin in overall good and largely original condition. The A-Style or ‘Teardrop’ body is built with a hand-carved, arched Spruce top paired with a carved, arched Mahogany back. The sides and neck are also Mahogany, with Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge.

Vintage
Price: $2,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Collings MTO GT A Style Mandolin Sunburst, 2011

❌SOLD❌ Collings MTO GT A Style Mandolin Sunburst, 2011

Here is a very nice Collings MTO GT A Style mandolin from 2011. The GT simply means ‘Gloss Top’, with the rest of the instrument in a non-gloss satin finish. The Collings MTO is based on the classic Orville Gibson A Style ‘teardrop’ design dating back to the end of the 19th century. The A and F styles were radical departures from traditional mandolins and merged violin family construction concepts with the mandolin.

Used
Price: $3,350.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Collings MT2 Mandolin Sunburst

❌SOLD❌  Collings MT2 Mandolin Sunburst

The Collings MT2 mandolin is a spectacular instrument – not overly decorated, and a simple design, but executed with great skill and top shelf materials. The Collings MT2 features a hand carved, arched, F-hole Adirondack Spruce top with bookmatched flame Maple for the sides, carved arched back, and neck. The bridge, head plate and bound fingerboard are all Ebony. The finish is a near perfect nitrocellulose lacquer sunburst. Collings has absolutely mastered the arts involved in lacquer finishing.

New

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❌SOLD❌ Collings MF5 F-Style Mandolin Sunburst 2012

❌SOLD❌ Collings MF5 F-Style Mandolin Sunburst 2012

Here we’re looking at a Collings MF5 built during 2012 at the Collings shop in Austin, Texas. It features a hand-carved and voiced Red or Adirondack Spruce top paired with a spectacular hand carved, bookmatched Flame Maple back and matching sides. The neck is also Maple, with a bound Ebony fingerboard, Ebony headplate and bridge. The Mother of Pearl inlays are restrained- a small ‘Flourish’ decoration on the head plate, and dot markers on the fingerboard. The body is bound top and back, as is the fingerboard and top surface of the head stock.

Used
Price: $7,500.00 CAD

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National RM1-E Walnut Body Resophonic Mandolin

National RM1-E Walnut Body Resophonic Mandolin

The National RM1-E A-style mandolin hearkens back to the early days of Resophonic instruments, when the concept was being applied wherever more volume was needed.Here we have the Maple-Walnut version, which isn’t just a great ice cream flavour. Walnut was used as an instrument wood for centuries, and brings a slight mellowness to the tone.

New
Price: $3,739.00 CAD
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