Collings MT A-Style Mandolin Gloss Engelmann Top Ivoroid Bindings
Collings mandolins are hand-crafted in Austin, TX. Built with the finest seasoned Englemann spruce and eastern flamed maple each piece is a work of master luthiers. The A-Style is the entry level mandolin for Collings though there is nothing entry-level about it. They place equal emphasis placed on tone, "fit and finish" and playability.
Normally the finish is satin throughout. However, this Collings MT features a custom gloss finish on the fully carved Engelmann Spruce top. This sweetens the tone a bit compared to the satin top. Engelmann 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. To compliment the gloss the this also has custom ivoroid bindings on the top. With matching ivoroid buttons it is a stunning look. The back and sides of this Collings Mandolin is hand selected Eastern Flamed Maple.
Collings gives all their mandolins the same attention to detail no matter the price. With details like precision cutting the F-Holes on the top after the finish has been applied to ensure a thin, even finish across the top and exceptionally clean and elegant lines. The soundholes are paired with dual tone bar bracking for excellent projection and bright articulate tone.
Players like James Nash, Nolan Lawrence and Dagger Gordon love their Collings Mandolins. We know you will too. Give us a call and let us know how we can help you take this home.
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Shipping Weight: 30
Top Wood: Engelmann Spruce
Back Wood: Eastern Flame Maple
Nut Width: 1 1/8"
Scale: 13 7/8"
Bracing: Tone Bars
Inlays: MOP Dots
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge: Ebony w/Adjustable Saddle
Tuners: Nickel Gotoh w/ Ivoroid buttons
Body Binding: Ivoroid (Top)
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: MOP Collings logo
Case: Deluxe Collings Hardshell Case by TKL