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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Expected Arrival: 2014-1
Shipping Weight: 47
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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