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Collings MT2 Mandolin Sunburst, 2019

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What a treat! A brand new Collings MT2 A style mandolin arrived and it shows off just how good Collings instruments are.

The Collings MT2 mandolin is a spectacular instrument – not overly decorated, and a simple design, but executed with the greatest skill and top shelf materials.

Based on the classic ‘teardrop’ A5 style mandolin invented at the end of the 19th century by Orville Gibson – the A5 has F holes, the A4 style an oval hole – 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.

Fretwork is also as clean and precise as it gets. Collings was already very good at this, and now have added a PLEK system to their line. The action on the Collings MT2 is clean, and low.

Collings chooses to use Adirondack Spruce for the carved, arched tops on these mandolins. Sitka Spruce is very commonly used for tops, and indeed displaced Adirondack when it had been over-harvested. However, Adirondack tends to stand up a bit better, meaning a clearer, cleaner sound, when played quickly and heavily – a situation that can readily occur in the company of other instruments like banjos.

The Collings MT2 mandolin is sold with the original Collings hard shell case by TKL.

Here is what the builder says about the Collings MT2 mandolin:

“The Collings MT2 is our fully appointed A-model with a seasoned Red spruce top and premium maple back and sides.

With its superb tone, elegant stylings and unmatched playability, the MT2 is sure to please the most discerning eyes and ears.”


 

Price: $5629 CAD
  • Model: MT2
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Gloss
  • Class: New
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 09/09/2019

  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 2.2lbs 1kg
  • Scale Length: 352,5mm 13.875in
  • Nut Width: 40mm 1.125in
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