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2010 Collings MF5-O Series F-Style Mandolin w/ Quilted Maple
F-hole mandolins have dominated the bluegrass scene for decades; due in part to Bill Monroe's faithful use of a 1923 Gibson F-5. While bluegrass has a strong foothold here in Nashville, the oval-hole mandolin has had a place in music for centuries. We are thrilled to see Collings produce a line of oval-hole mandolins. The MF5-O is Colling's Oval Soundhole F-model with full appointments. This instrument is appointed with a beautiful grained ivoroid top binding, nickel tuners, and lacquered sunburst finish. The MF5-O is right at home playing jazz and blues to celtic and classical pieces - without missing a beat in a bluegrass circle. The oval hole allows for more emphasis on the richness of the bass and midrange. The larger soundhole brings a lush, warmth and supple tone with fuller sustain then the f-hole offers. This Collings MF5-O featuring a fully carved Adirondack spruce top and gorgeous quilted maple back and sides. Seriously, one of the most fantastic sets of maple we have seen! With its superb tone, elegant stylings and unmatched playability, the Collings MF5-O is sure to please the most discerning eyes and ears.
This pre-owned Collings is in fantastic shape with the two minor dents on the top as shown in the detailed photos. The first is below the soundhole, the second is near the tailpiece on the bass side. There are some minor buff mark scratches that we tried to photograph to the best of our ability, as well as a few string change scratches on the headstock. The original hardshell case is included.
- Top: Adirondack Red Spruce
- Back and Sides: Quilted Maple
- Peghead Inlay: M.O.P Collings Inlay
- Fingerboard: 22 Fret Radiused Ebony
- Fret Markers: MOP Dot Markers
- Top Binding: Ivoroid
- Ivoroid Bound Oval Hole
- X Bracing Pattern
- Bridge: Collings Original One-Piece Tailpiece
- Bone Nut
- Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Sunburst Finish
- Waverly Nickel Tuners
- Deluxe Hardshell Case
- Nut Width: 1-3/16"
- Scale Length: 13 7/8"
- Body Width: 9 15/16"
- Body Length: 12 7/8"
- Body Depth: 1 13/16"
- Total Length: 27 7/16"
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