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


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Note: The Collings MTO GT A Style Mandolin is no longer available. We keep this post for historic and archival purposes.

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. These were quickly recognised as superior instruments in almost every way. Before long, European style mandolins were on their way out and these new American models took over.

The MTO is a lower cost Collings model, with cost savings achieved through limited decoration. This means plain binding on the body, none on the neck or head, and simple Mother of Pearl dot inlays. The Collings logo is also Mother of Pearl.

This Collings MTO GT example dates to 2011 at the Collings shop in Austin, Texas. It’s in overall good condition with minor wear and light fret wear. The wood selection is outstanding, with a carved Engelmann Spruce top paired with Flamed Maple for the neck, sides and carved back. The fingerboard and bridge are Ebony. Tuners are nickel-plated Gotoh models with black buttons, and the tailpiece is a Collings design.

This instrument has been played, and tonally that’s to its benefit. It has a warm, sweet tone with plenty of volume and dynamic response.

The original Collings hard shell case is included.

More From The Builder On The Collings MTO GT A Style Mandolin:

“The MT O combines our affordable satin finish and simplified appointments with the same quality construction and tone woods as our fully-appointed A-style models.

With a fully carved Engelmann spruce top and maple back and sides, the MT O produces a rich, woody tone that one would expect from a professional quality mandolin. The oval sound hole accentuates the bass and low mid response while providing a warm, open tonality that is rich in overtones.”


Price: $3,350.00 CAD
  • Model: MTO GT
  • Year: 2011
  • Finish Sunburst Gloss Top
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: A2470
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 04/06/2020

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 1.892lbs .86kg
  • Scale Length: 13.875in 352.43mm
  • Nut Width: 1.20in 30.57mm
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