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2006 Collings MT Mandolin Gloss Top A-Style Sunburst Engelmann Spruce
Collings mandolins are hand-crafted in Austin, TX. They are built with finest seasoned spruce and eastern maple. They place equal emphasis placed on tone, "fit and finish" and playability. By doing this they achieve a new benchmark of quality in mandolins. The MT is Collings' standard A-model with simplified appointments. Normally the finish is satin throughout. However, this Collings MT features a custom gloss finished top. This which sweetens the tone a bit compared to the satin top. The top is a wonderful fully carved Engelmann spruce with flamed maple back and sides. 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. Regardless, it handles heavy playing quite well too.
To complete the package, this custom MT also features grained ivoroid bindings and nickel tuners with ivoroid buttons. These additional features really make the MT stand out. I undeniably has a very classy and traditional appearance.
This used instrument has a ding on the back, as pictured. There are some scratches on the headstock, also pictured. There are also scratches on the top, around the bottom f-hole, pictured. Original hardshell case included.
- Top: Engelmann Spruce
- Back and Sides: Maple
- Scale: 13 7/8"
- Nut Width: 1 1/8"
- Serial Number: 1205
- Neck Material: Maple
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Bridge: Ebony
- Bracing: Tone Bar
- Headstock Overlay: Ebony
- Headstock Inlay: Pearl Logo
- Tuners: Nickel with Ivoroid Buttons
- Inlays: Dots
- Body Binding: Ivoroid
- Nut Material: Bone
- Case: Hardshell Case Included
- Custom Gloss Top
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