Collings MF5 Deluxe V Mandolin F Style with Ivoroid Binding and Varnish Sunburst Finish ID-9829
From our friends at Collings:
"Built in very limited numbers, the MF5 Deluxe V tops our mandolin line. Multiple black/white purflings and elegant appointments accompany our most carefully selected tone woods in an impressive display of craftsmanship. With elaborate hand etched inlays, a fancy engraved tailpiece, and our ultra thin varnish finish, we present to you our flagship mandolin."
Hand-crafted in Austin, TX, Collings mandolins are built with finest seasoned spruce and eastern maple. With equal emphasis placed on tone, fit and finish, and playability, they strive to create a new benchmark of quality in mandolins.
This MF5 Deluxe V features a carved, seasoned Adirondack Spruce top and one piece premium birds eye maple back and sides. The tone is thick and rich, with clear resonant highs that never sound thin.
The Ebony fretboard plays extremely fast, making those bluegrass classics a breeze at any tempo, although the tone of this instrument is versatile enough to fit well into any genre from Irish to Classical.
Thinner than nitrocellulose lacquer, the varnish finish is more flexible and allows the wood to resonate more, significantly smoothing out the mids and highs while extending the low end considerably. The tonal qualities produced by the varnish finish are amazing, especially when compared side by side to a mandolin without it.
To complete the package, this MF5 Dlx V is finished with a gorgeous sunburst that w back and sides. The Deluxe features a georgous etched floral inlay on the peghead.
The sunburst is elegantly complimented by a tortoise bound body as well as a bound Ebony fretboard and headstock.
Collings Mandolins, Acoustic Guitars and Electric Guitars are all truly superb. They are made for the players.. by the players. The attention to detail that goes into each instrument makes one proud to say they own a Collings! Don't miss the chance to add this to your collection.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
Back Wood: Premium One Piece Birds Eye Maple
Nut Width: 1 1/8"
Scale: 13 7/8"
Bracing: Parallel tone bar bracing
Inlays: Dot fingerboard inlays
Neck Wood: Premium figured maple back, sides and neck
Fretboard: 22-fret radiused ebony fingerboard
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge: Collings adjustable ebony bridge
Tuners: Nickel G.A. Tuners with Black Buttons
Purfling: Black/white purflings
Body Binding: Tortoise
Fretboard Binding: Tortoise
Headstock Binding: Tortoise
Headstock Shape: Bound Florentine-style headstock with 13 Degree headstock angle
Headstock Overlay: Ebony peghead overlay
Headstock Inlay: Collings logo and etched floral inlay
Frets To Body: 15
Neck Profile: V shaped neck profile
Pickup Controls: Optional
Case: Custom Collings Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Collings original one-piece tailpiece
Misc. 2: Full high gloss Varnish Finish
Misc. 3: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 4: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 5: F-soundholes
Misc. 6: Sunburst