2005 Collings Limited Edition Grand Ole Opry Mandolin
Collings Guitars have always been hand crafted in Austin, Texas by Bill Collings' and his crew. In 1999 they introduced their Mandolins at the summer NAMM show to well deserved accolades. They are quite simply some of the best instruments made now or ever! Collings was contracted in partnership with the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee to produce a custom Limited Edition mandolin in celebration of the Opry's 80th anniversary. According to their records, this is #2 of only two in existence, while #1 is on permanent display at the Grand Ole Opry! This Collings Limited Edition Grand Ole Opry Mandolin is a world class mandolin with simplified appointments featuring a satin finish on the back and a nitrocellulose lacquer polished to a beautiful gloss with a rich maroon/burgundy color to represent the Opry's logo. The maple on the back and sides of the mandolin is from the Adirondack Mountains, as is the spruce wood used on the top.
This custom MF model mandolin features a gold Opry peghead logo and the dates 1925-2005, and a special star inlay at the fifth fret.
The tone of this Limited Edition mandolin is dry, woody, rich, and clear. The ivoroid bindings make for a very classy, striking look matched with the rich "Merlot" like finish. The Adirondack Spruce top is especially nice on this instrument, with a large grain and a wide open sound.
This is the first Grand Ole Opry branded instrument to be offered since the Opry's 75th Anniversary Martin guitar.
This Collings Limited Edition Mandolin is in "like new" condition. It has only a few very minor with light scratches in the finish. These can be seen in the pictures below. Original Hardshell Case Included.
- Adirondack spruce top.
- Maple back, sides and neck.
- Nitrocellulose lacquer finish on Top.
- Ivoroid Binding.
- Bound Ebony Pickguard.
- 22-fret radiused ebony fingerboard.
- Adjustable truss rod.
- Tone bar bracing.
- Collings adjustable ebony bridge.
- Pearl dot fingerboard inlays.
- Ebony peghead overlay.
- Bone nut.
- Collings original one-piece tailpiece.
- Nickel tuners.
- Scale Length: 13 7/8"
- Nut Width: 1 1/8"
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