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Collings mandolins are hand-crafted in Austin, TX, built with finest seasoned spruce and eastern maple. With equal emphasis placed on tone, “fit and finish” and playability, Collings strive to create a new benchmark of quality in mandolins. Artisan Guitars offers f-hole and oval hole mandolins from Collings at a variety of different wood and appointment levels. Please browse our models below or contact us for information regarding a special order.

 
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Collings MT2 V A Style Mandolin Adirondack Spruce and Flame Maple with Sunburst and Varnish

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 Collings MT2 V A Style Mandolin Adirondack Spruce and Flame Maple with Sunburst and Varnish

The MT2V is Collings' fully appointed A-model, built with an Adirondack Red Spruce top and Custom Sugar 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 wide 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.

This Collings MT2V also features custom engraved tuners with pearl buttons, grained ivoroid top/back/neck binding and a gorgeous varnish sunburst finish, 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.

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Price: $5,550.00
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Collings MT Mandolin Engelmann Spruce and Figured Maple A Style with Sheraton Brown

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 Collings MT Mandolin Engelmann Spruce and Figured Maple A Style with Sheraton Brown

Hand-crafted in Austin, TX, Collings mandolins are built with finest seasoned spruce and eastern maple. With equal emphasis placed on tone, "fit and finish" and playability, they achieve a new benchmark of quality in mandolins.

The Collings MT Mandolin is a standard A-model with custom appointments. The Sheritan Brown top is a wonderful fully carved Engelmann spruce. Additionally, it features a figured Maple back and sides as well as a Satin Finish.

Engelmann is highly responsive without requiring a heavy pick attack. This tonewood is known for warm, lush, thick sounds with a smooth high end and punchy midrange. It doesn't need to be played hard to sound great, although it handles heavy playing quite well too.

To complete the package, this custom MT also features custom ivoroid body bindings, and Nickel tuners with ivoroid buttons. The ivoroid bindings make for a very classy look, complimenting the satin finish perfectly. These additional features really make the MT stand out, with a very classic and traditional appearance.

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Price: $2,700.00
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Collings MF Sunburst Gloss Top with Tortoise Binding

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 Collings MF Sunburst Gloss Top with Tortoise Binding

The MF is a world class mandolin with simplified appointments featuring a gloss top as well as a satin finish on the back and sides and, on this particular instrument, custom ivoroid binding . With a fully carved Adirondack spruce top and maple back and sides, the MF is built with the same quality construction as Collings fully-appointed models.

The custom gloss top on this custom Collings MF produces a tone we've come to expect out of Collings Mandolins... it is rich, thick and meaty with lots of punch and a great chop. The satin finish on the back and sides not only looks incredible but produces a tone that is wide open, and woody that really compliments the tone that the gloss top produces. Playability on Collings' mandolins are hard to beat, and this one plays like a dream with low action and surprising responsiveness.

The custom Tortoise binding on the body makes for a very classy look, complimenting the custom gloss sunburst top perfectly. The Adirondack Spruce top is especially nice on this instrument, with large grain and a wide open sound.

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Price: $4,900.00
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SOLD: 2013 Pre Owned Collings MF5 Mandolin F Style with Ivoroid Binding

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 2013 Pre Owned Collings MF5 Mandolin F Style with Ivoroid Binding

Hand-crafted in Austin, TX, Collings mandolins are built with finest seasoned spruce and eastern maple. With equal emphasis placed on tone, fit and finish, and playability, they strive to create a new benchmark of quality in mandolins.

The MF5 is Collings’ fully appointed F-model with a carved, seasoned Adirondack Spruce top and premium maple back and sides.  The tone is thick and rich, with clear resonant highs that never sound thin.

The Ebony fretboard plays extremely fast, making those bluegrass classics a breeze at any tempo, although the tone of this instrument is versatile enough to fit well into any genre from Irish to Classical. Not only does this mandolin have tremendous playability the tone of this mandolin is very distinct, with clear high end with plenty of headroom to make sure the mandolin is heard over a group jam session.

To complete the package, this MF5 is finished with a gorgeous sunburst that allows the Adirondack Spruce top to show off it's grain as well as an equally beautiful flamed maple back and sides. The sunburst is elegantly complimented by an Ivoroid bound body as well as a bound Ebony fretboard and headstock.

This 2013 Collings MF5 Mandolin F Style with Ivoroid Binding is in excellent + condition with only a few very minor surface scratches and one small dent on the peghead which we were unable to capture in photographs. It has minor fret wear and includes the original hard-shell case. It was recently setup by Lynn Dudenbostel. Our customer liked this mandolin so much, he has ordered a replacement in varnish finish!

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Arriving Soon: Collings MT2V Mandolin Tangerine Burst with Birdseye Maple and Varnish Finish

 Collings MT2V Mandolin Tangerine Burst with Birdseye Maple and Varnish Finish

The MT2V is Collings' 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.

The luthiers at Collings use an alkyd resin varnish on their varnish finished mandolins and guitars. It does not have the sheen or gloss of lacquer, but 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 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.

This Collings MT2V also features Nickel G.A. mandolin tuners with black buttons, Tortoise 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.

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Price: $5,400.00
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Arriving Soon: Collings MF5 Mandolin F Style with Adirondack and Birdseye Maple in Full Sheraton Brown

 Collings MF5 Mandolin F Style with Adirondack and Birdseye Maple in Full Sheraton Brown

Hand-crafted in Austin, TX, Collings mandolins are built with finest seasoned spruce and eastern maple. With equal emphasis placed on tone, fit and finish, and playability, they strive to create a new benchmark of quality in mandolins.

The MF5 is Collings’ fully appointed F-model with a carved, seasoned Adirondack Spruce top and premium Birdseye Maple back and sides.  The tone is thick and rich, with clear resonant highs that never sound thin. The Ebony fretboard plays extremely fast, making those bluegrass classics a breeze at any tempo, although the tone of this instrument is versatile enough to fit well into any genre from Irish to Classical.

Not only does this mandolin have tremendous playability the tone of this mandolin is very distinct, with clear high end with plenty of headroom to make sure the mandolin is heard over a group jam session. This MF5 is finished in Full Sheraton Brown.

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Price: $8,000.00
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Arriving Soon: Collings MF5V Mandolin F Style with Adirondack and Birdseye Maple

 Collings MF5V Mandolin F Style with Adirondack and Birdseye Maple

Hand-crafted in Austin, TX, Collings mandolins are built with finest seasoned spruce and eastern maple. With equal emphasis placed on tone, fit and finish, and playability, they strive to create a new benchmark of quality in mandolins.

The MF5V is Collings’ fully appointed F-model with a carved, seasoned Adirondack Spruce top and premium Birdseye Maple back and sides.  The tone is thick and rich, with clear resonant highs that never sound thin. The Ebony fretboard plays extremely fast, making those bluegrass classics a breeze at any tempo, although the tone of this instrument is versatile enough to fit well into any genre from Irish to Classical.

Not only does this mandolin have tremendous playability the tone of this mandolin is very distinct, with clear high end with plenty of headroom to make sure the mandolin is heard over a group jam session. To complete the package, this MF5V is finished with a gorgeous sunburst that allows the Adirondack Spruce top to show off it's grain as well as an equally beautiful flamed maple back and sides. The sunburst is elegantly complimented by an Ivoroid bound body as well as a bound Ebony fretboard and headstock.

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SOLD: Arriving Soon: Collings MT2 Mandolin Black Top with Sunburst Back and Sides

 Collings MT2 Mandolin Black Top with Sunburst Back and Sides

Hand-crafted in Austin, TX, Collings mandolins are built with finest seasoned spruce and premium maple. With equal emphasis placed on tone, "fit and finish" and playability, they achieve a new benchmark of quality in mandolins.

The Collings MT2 Mandolin is an upgraded A-model with elegant appointments. The top is a wonderful fully carved Adirondack spruce with an optional Black Gloss top finish complimented by flamed maple back and sides in a high gloss nitrocellulose Tobacco Sunburst finish.  This MT2 Custom was ordered with the optional Wide 1-3/16" nut, preferred by some guitarists who also double on mandolin.

Adirondack Spruce is highly responsive without requiring a heavy pick attack. This tone wood is known for warm, lush, thick sounds with a smooth high end and punchy mid-range. It doesn't need to be played hard to sound great, although it handles heavy playing quite well too.

To complete the package, this custom MT2 also features standard Grained Ivoroid body / fingerboard / peghead bindings, and Nickel tuners with Ivoroid buttons.  The complete esthetic makes for a very classic look, complimenting the Black gloss top finish perfectly. These additional features really make this Custom MT2 stand out, with a very classy and traditional appearance.

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SOLD: 2011 Collings MF Sunburst Gloss Top with Ivoroid Binding

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Recorded In-House on a Sony PCM-D50 handheld recorder with no compression or eq.
 2011 Collings MF Sunburst Gloss Top with Ivoroid Binding

The MF is a world class mandolin with simplified appointments featuring a gloss top as well as a satin finish on the back and sides and, on this particular instrument, custom ivoroid binding . With a fully carved Adirondack spruce top and maple back and sides, the MF is built with the same quality construction as Collings fully-appointed models.

The custom gloss top on this custom Collings MF produces a tone we've come to expect out of Collings Mandolins... it is rich, thick and meaty with lots of punch and a great chop. The satin finish on the back and sides not only looks incredible but produces a tone that is wide open, and woody that really compliments the tone that the gloss top produces. Playability on Collings' mandolins are hard to beat, and this one plays like a dream with low action and surprising responsiveness.

This 2011 Collings MF Sunburst Gloss Top with Ivoroid Binding is in excellent condition with only a few dents and scratches on the top which we have attempted to capture in the detailed photos below. It has very minor fretwear and includes the original hardshell case.

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SOLD: Collings MT Mandolin Engelmann Spruce and Maple A Style with Custom Sunburst Gloss Top

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 Collings MT Mandolin Engelmann Spruce and Maple A Style with Custom Sunburst Gloss Top

Hand-crafted in Austin, TX, Collings mandolins are built with finest seasoned spruce and eastern maple. With equal emphasis placed on tone, "fit and finish" and playability, they achieve a new benchmark of quality in mandolins.

The Collings MT Mandolin is a standard A-model with custom appointments. The custom Sunburst Gloss top is a wonderful fully carved Engelmann spruce with flamed maple back and sides as well as a Satin Finish. Engelmann is highly responsive without requiring a heavy pick attack. This tonewood is known for warm, lush, thick sounds with a smooth high end and punchy midrange. It doesn't need to be played hard to sound great, although it handles heavy playing quite well too.

To complete the package, this custom MT also features custom ivoroid bindings, bound pickguard and Nickel tuners with ivoroid buttons. The ivoroid bindings and bound ebony pickguard make for a very classy look, complimenting the gloss finish perfectly. These additional features really make the MT stand out, with a very classy and traditional appearance.

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SOLD: Collings MT2 V A Style Mandolin with Tangerine Burst

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 Collings MT2 V A Style Mandolin with Tangerine Burst

The MT2V is Collings' fully appointed A-model, built with an Adirondack Red Spruce top and Custom Birdseye 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.

This Collings MT2V also features nickel tuners with black buttons, Tortoise body, peghead and pickguard binding with b/w purfling, and a gorgeous Tangerine 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.

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SOLD: 2012 Collings MF Sunburst Ivoroid Binding

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 2012 Collings MF Sunburst Ivoroid Binding

The MF is a world class mandolin with simplified appointments featuring a gloss top as well as a satin finish on the back and sides and, on this particular instrument, custom ivoroid binding . With a fully carved Adirondack spruce top and maple back and sides, the MF is built with the same quality construction as Collings fully-appointed models.

The custom gloss top on this custom Collings MF produces a tone we've come to expect out of Collings Mandolins... it is rich, thick and meaty with lots of punch and a great chop. The satin finish on the back and sides not only looks incredible but produces a tone that is wide open, and woody that really compliments the tone that the gloss top produces. Playability on Collings' mandolins are hard to beat, and this one plays like a dream with low action and surprising responsiveness.

The custom Ivoroid binding on the body and bound ebony pickguard make for a very classy look, complimenting the custom gloss sunburst top perfectly. The Adirondack Spruce top is especially nice on this instrument, with large grain and a wide open sound.

This 2012 Collings MF Sunburst Ivoroid Binding Mandolin is in excellent + condition with no scratches, dents or fretwear to mention. It includes the original hardshell case.

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