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SOLD!!! Collings MT2 V Mandolin Varnish A-Style


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The Collings MT2 V  Mandolin is  fully appointed A-model, built with an Adirondack Red Spruce top and premium figured Maple back and sides and finished with a hand-rubbed varnish.

This mandolin has a tone that is rich in low mids and very smooth in the treble range. The Varnish finish makes the Collings MT2 that much warmer, making the tone sound much deeper with lots of warmth and definition. A custom nut width of 1 3/16″ gives your left hand plenty of room to fret notes cleanly and accurately and is especially nice when transitioning from guitar to a mandolin.

It has a deeper looking luster like early oil varnishes from the 1800s or the early Loar instruments. The process takes a lot more time, both in application and drying, and is certainly not conducive to volume production. The difference in tone, however, more than make up for this. The varnish creates a faster response with deeper and warmer treble, and a greater overall dynamic range.

This Collings MT2V also features custom Waverly Mandolin tuners with Pearl buttons, grained Ivoroid body, peghead and pickguard binding with b/w purfling, and a gorgeous Burst, which aside from being both functional and visual, actually balances the tone when recordings, similar to engaging a high-pass filter on the microphone. It reduces proximity effect, or the boominess that can arise when recording close miked. The pickguard will also do an exceptional job at protecting the beautiful varnish finish.

Specifications for the Collings MT2 V Varnish Mandolin

* 1 1/8″ polished bone nut
* Scale Length: 13 7/8″
* bound peghead with mother-of-pearl inlay
* adjustable truss rod
* true carved & graduated spruce top
* tone bar bracing
* bound ebony finger rest
* rugged cast Collings tailpiece
* grained ivoroid body binding
* true carved and graduated flamed maple back & sides
* hand fitted ebony bridge
* meticulous varnish finish with sunburst stain
* Body Width: 9 15/16″
* Body Length:12 7/8″
* Body Depth: 1 13/16″
* Total Length: 27 7/16″
* Fret wire: .078 wide – .044 high
* Fretboard markers at 5, 7, 10, 12 and 15
* Side position markers: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 15 & 17

  • Model: MT2
  • Year: Current
  • Class: New
  • Condition: Brand New

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Not Consignment

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