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Collings MT Mandolin Blonde Top, 2018

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The Collings MT mandolin is based on the now venerable, but then groundbreaking, A-Style design introduced by Orville Gibson around 1902. This mandolin style doesn’t get much better than the Collings version.

This Collings MT, built during 2018 in Austin, Texas, features a custom Blonde finished, Engelmann Spruce top that very nicely matches its binding. An Eastern Flamed Maple for the carved back and sides, and Ebony for the fingerboard, bridge and head plate. The metal hardware is nickel plated. Collings is now using a combination of highly skilled hand fret work and PLEK system levelling, with a very positive result.

The finish is thin nitrocellulose lacquer. The blonde top is gloss, and the rest is satin; typically of Collings output, the finish quality is outstanding.

This instrument is in very clean, all original condition. It hasn’t been played much so its tone has not fully developed, but it is bright, airy, clear and clean, with a sweet edge to the treble.

The original Collings hard shell case is included.

What Collings says about the MT A-Style mandolin:

“Featuring a premium carved Engelmann spruce top and seasoned figured maple back and sides, the handcrafted Collings MT offers professional level tone and playability in a simple and understated appointment package. An ultra thin all-nitrocellulose lacquer finish and individually graduated tonewoods provide ringing sustain, a wide dynamic range, and impressive responsiveness that can rival instruments at considerably higher price points. The MT is also available with a number of customization options, including ivoroid top binding (as shown), gloss top and peghead, floating pickguard, as well as several color variations to suit your individual taste.”


 

Price: $2650 CAD
  • Model: MT
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Gloss Blonde Top Satin Back
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: A3967
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 06/09/2018

  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITIES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 1.93lbs .88kg
  • Scale Length: 352.43mm 13.875in
  • Nut Width: 28.57mm 1.125in

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