Collings MT Mandolin Gloss Top Torrefied Sitka w/ Ivoroid Binding
Collings mandolins are built with the finest seasoned Spruce and 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 Torrefied Sitka Spruce top which warms the tone a bit, creating an impressive balance of openness, projection and solid midrange warmth with a dry, woody tonal character. It provides an extremely quick response for softer, more delicate passages, yet offers plenty of head room to dig in for a throaty, bluegrass bark. 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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