Collings Custom MT2 Mandolin Italian Spruce and Birdseye Maple with Honey Amber Finish ID-11288
Collings MT2 Mandolin Honey Amber
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 playability.
The MT2 is a fully appointed A-model with an Italian spruce top and premium maple back and sides. With its superb tone, elegant stylings and unmatched playability, the MT2 is sure to please the most discerning eyes and ears.
Italian Spruce 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, although it handles heavy playing quite well too.
The Italian Spruce top is coupled with a gorgeous set of Birdseye Maple. This combonation makes for a sweeter, an even and lush sounding Mandolin with a full spectrum of sound.
F hole mandolins project better, with a clearer and more cutting sound while still delivering an even bass sound and resonance.
The Collings MT2 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.
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Shipping Weight: 47
Top Wood: Italian Spruce
Back Wood: Birdseye Maple
Nut Width: 1 1/8"
Scale: 13 7/8"
Bracing: Tone bar bracing
Inlays: MOP Dot fingerboard inlays
Neck Wood: Maple
Fretboard: 22 fret ebony fretboard 5 1/2"-11 5/8" Compound fingerboard radius
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 1 9/16"
Bridge: Collings adjustable ebony bridge
Tuners: Nickel Tuners with Ebony Buttons
Body Binding: Ivoroid
Headstock Shape: Unbound "Haircut" headstock
Headstock Overlay: Ebony peghead overlay
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
Frets To Body: 15
Neck Profile: V shaped neck profile
Body Depth: 1 13/16"
Lower Bout Width: 9 15/16"
Body Length: 12 7/8"
Total Length: 27 7/16"
Case: Vintage Style Collings Case
Misc. 1: Collings original one-piece tailpiece
Misc. 3: Adjustable truss rod
Misc. 4: Honey Amber Finish
Misc. 5: Mortise and tenon neck joint
Misc. 6: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 7: NAMM 2017
Misc. 8: 13 Degree headstock angle