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Collings MF5 V Mandolin F Style with Ivoroid Binding and Varnish Sunburst Finish ID-7579


Collings MF5 V Mandolin F Style with Ivoroid Binding and Varnish Sunburst Finish

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. The Collings MF5 fully appointed F-model with a carved, seasoned Adirondack Spruce top and one piece premium 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.

Not only does this mandolin have tremendous playability the tone of this mandolin is very distinct, with clear high end with plenty of headroom to make sure the mandolin is heard over a group jam session.

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 is finished with a gorgeous sunburst that allows the Adirondack Spruce top to show off it's grain as well as an equally beautiful flamed maple back and sides. The sunburst is elegantly complimented by an Ivoroid bound body as well as a bound Ebony fretboard and headstock.

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Collings MF


Expected Arrival: 2014-1

Shipping Weight: 47

Serial: F1527

Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce

Back Wood: Premium Maple

Nut Width: 1 3/16"

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 Waverly Mandolin Tuners with Ivoroid Buttons

Purfling: Black/white purflings

Body Binding: Grained ivoroid

Fretboard Binding: Grained ivoroid

Headstock Binding: Grained ivoroid

Pickguard: Loose In Case

Headstock Shape: Bound Florentine-style headstock with 13 Degree headstock angle

Headstock Overlay: Ebony peghead overlay

Headstock Inlay: Flourish peghead inlay

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: Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 1: Collings original one-piece tailpiece

Misc. 2: Varnish Finish

Misc. 3: Fully adjustable truss rod

Misc. 4: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire

Misc. 5: F-soundholes

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