Collings MF5-O F-Style Mandolin with Oval Sound Hole and Blonde Finish ID-5570
The MF5 O is Collings' fully appointmed oval hole F-style model. The larger oval sound hole and extra mass of the F-style body produce rich and vibrant tone that is well suited for jazz, swing, classical, celtic and old-time styles... without missing a beat in bluegrass circles. With a high gloss lacquer blonde finish and elegant curves, this mandolin is a class act.
This particular MF5-O features a blonde finish with tortoise bindings and headstock overlay that compliment the finish perfectly. The tortoise headstock overlay, which we are not accustomed to seeing, is especially beautiful on this instrument. The back and neck is flamed maple and the flamed finish on the neck is a remarkable match to the back of the mandolin.
The topwood on this instrument is Adirondack Spruce, providing a distinct, clear high end with plenty of headroom to make sure the mandolin is heard over a group jam session. Combined with the oval sound hole, the tone is very round, open, and uncompressed with tones much richer and fuller than it's f-hole siblings.
- Top: Adirondack Spruce
- Back and Sides: Flamed Maple
- Blonde Finish
- Flourish Headstock Inlay
- Rosette: Tortoise
- Binding: Tortoise
- 13 frets to the body
- 22-fret radiused ebony fingerboard
- Adjustable truss rod
- Collings adjustable ebony bridge
- Mother-of-pearl Collings logo
- Pearl dot fingerboard inlays
- Tortoise peghead overlay
- Flourish peghead inlay
- Bone nut
- Collings original one-piece tailpiece
- Nickel Tuners with Ebony Buttons
- Nut Width: 1 13/16"
- Scale: 13 7/8"
- Serial: 1081