Collings Custom MT 2 O with Ivory Top Finish NAMM 2017 ID-11166
Collings MT 2 O
As Bill Collings will tell you, "it's not about the tools, it's the mentality of the people building the guitars that matters". This attentive thought goes into every instrument that comes out of the factory.
Collings mandolins are built at Bill Colling’s shop in Austin, Texas and exhibit the same extremely high quality found on all Collings instruments. It is because of this attention to detail that Collings is able to produce a mandolin with such great projection of tone and
The Collings MT2 Mandolin is a standard A-model with custom appointments. This particular MT has an Adirondack Spruce Top with Figured Maple Back and Sides. This mandolin looks as
good as it sounds!
This custom MT2 O mandolin made it's debut at the 2015 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA...and has now come back by popular demand! With an opaque ivory top finish, rich translucent brown stain on the back/sides/neck, and a bound ivoroid pickguard, this beauty pays tribute to the classic oval hole style of the early 1920s.
Adirondack Spruce is highly responsive with great volume. 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, although that is its wheelhouse.
The Adirondack Spruce top is coupled with a gorgeous set of Eastern Flame Maple. This combonation makes for a sweeter, an even and lush sounding Mandolin with a full spectrum of sound.
The customized Ivory Top Finish, Translucent Brown Back/Sides/Neck Stain, and Bound Ivoroid Pickguard make this unique MT2 a sure eye catcher.
The Collings MT is undoubtedly one of the best instruments out there in a professional quality A-style mandolin. From the pop-country style of Taylor Swift to the speedy Bluegrass picking this mandolin can do it all.
This mandolin is a great piece to add to any players collection!!
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Shipping Weight: 68 lbs
Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
Back Wood: Figured Maple
Nut Width: 1 3/16"
Scale: 13 7/8"
Bracing: X Bracing
Inlays: Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
Rosette: Tortoise Rosette and Bound Soundhole
Neck Wood: Figured Maple
Fretboard: 22-fret ebony fingerboard 7"-11 5/8" Compound fingerboard radius
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 1 9/16"
Bridge: Custom adjustable floating ebony bridge
Tuners: Nickel Gotoh with Ivoroid Buttons
Body Binding: Tortoise
Headstock Shape: Unbound "Haircut" headstock
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Pearl Logo
Frets To Body: 13 frets to the body
Body Depth: 1 13/16"
Lower Bout Width: 9 15/16"
Body Length: 12 7/8"
Total Length: 27 7/16"
Case: Collings Custom Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Full Gloss
Misc. 2: Collings original one-piece tailpiece
Misc. 3: Adjustable truss rod
Misc. 4: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 5: Ivory Finish
Misc. 6: Optional Pick Guard is Removable
Misc. 7: NAMM 2017
FP Featured - Line 1: Collings MT O
FP Featured - Line 2: Oval Hole Sunburst