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Collings MT Mandolin Gloss Engelmann Top Ivoroid Binding and Purfling
Collings mandolins are built with the finest seasoned Englemann spruce and eastern flamed maple. Each piece is the work of master luthiers in Austin Texas. Most people think of an A-Style as an entry level mandolin. Pick this mandolin up and you will see there is nothing entry-level about it. Collings places equal emphasis on tone, "fit and finish" and playability no matter the price point.
Normally an MT has satin throughout. However, this Collings MT features a custom gloss finish on the fully carved Engelmann Spruce top which sweetens the tone a bit. Engelmann is highly responsive without requiring a heavy pick attack. Known for it's warm, lush, thick sounds it also has a smooth high end and punchy midrange. It doesn't need to be played hard to sound great. To compliment the sunburst gloss this also has custom ivoroid bindings accented with custom black and white purfling lines. The matching ivoroid buttons give it a stunning look. The back and sides and neck are made of hand selected Eastern Flamed Maple.
Once you have this in your hands you will notice details like the clean F-Holes on the top that were cut after the finish was applied to ensure a thin, even finish across the top and exceptionally elegant lines. The soundholes are paired with dual tone bar bracing for excellent projection and bright articulate tone.
Players like James Nash, Nolan Lawrence and Dagger Gordon love their Collings Mandolins. Give us a call and let us add your name to the group of players who excell with their Collings.
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