Collings MT Mandolin Engelmann Spruce and Maple A Style with Custom Black Gloss Top
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 achieve a new benchmark of quality in mandolins. The Collings MT Mandolin is a standard A-model with custom appointments. The custom Black Gloss top is a wonderful fully carved Engelmann spruce with figured maple back and sides as well as a Satin Finish. 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, although it handles heavy playing quite well too.
The MT is our entry-level satin finish A-model with simplified appointments. But don't let the "entry-level" part fool you- its built with the same quality construction as our higher end models. With a fully carved Englemann spruce top and maple back and sides, the MT is undoubtedly one of the best values out there in a professional quality A-style mandolin.
To complete the package, this custom MT also features custom ivoroid bindings and Nickel tuners with ivoroid buttons.
Hardshell case is included
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Engelmann Spruce
Back Wood: Maple
Nut Width: 1 1/8"
Scale: 13 7/8"
Bracing: Tone bar bracing
Inlays: Dot fingerboard inlays
Neck Wood: Maple
Fretboard: 22 fret ebony fretboard
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge: Collings adjustable ebony bridge
Tuners: Nickel Tuners with Ivoroid Buttons
Body Binding: Ivoroid
Headstock Overlay: Ebony peghead overlay
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
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. 3: Adjustable truss rod
Misc. 4: Custom Gloss Top