Collings MT Mandolin
Collings MT Mandolin Engelmann Spruce and Maple
As Bill Collings will tell you, "it's not about the tools, it's the mentality of the people building the guitars that matters". This attentive thought goes into every instrument that comes out of the factory.
Collings mandolins are built at Bill Colling’s shop in Austin, Texas and exhibit the same extremely high quality found on all Collings instruments. It is because of this attention to detail that Collings is able to produce a mandolin with such great projection of tone and playability.
The Collings MT Mandolin is a standard A-model with custom appointments. This particular MT has an Englemann Spruce Top with Figured Maple Back and Sides. This is paired with a beautiful custom Sheraton Brown finish and is bound in Tortoise. This mandolin looks as good as it sounds!
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 Engelmann Spruce top is coupled with a gorgeous set of Figured Maple. This combonation makes for a sweeter, brighter and higher-pitched Mandolin with a full spectrum of sound.
F hole mandolins project better, with a clearer and more cutting sound while still delivering an even bass sound and resonance.
The Collings MT is undoubtedly one of the best instruments out there in a professional quality A-style mandolin. From the pop-country style of Taylor Swift to the speedy Bluegrass picking this mandolin can do it all.
This mandolin is a great piece to add to any players collection!!
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Shipping Weight: 47
Top Wood: Engelmann Spruce
Back Wood: Figured Maple
Nut Width: 1 1/8"
Scale: 13 7/8"
Bracing: Tone bar bracing
Inlays: MOP Dot fingerboard inlays
Neck Wood: Maple
Fretboard: 22 fret ebony fretboard 5 1/2"-11 5/8" Compound fingerboard radius
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 1 9/16"
Bridge: Collings adjustable ebony bridge
Tuners: Nickel Tuners with Ebony Buttons
Body Binding: Tortoise
Headstock Shape: Unbound "Haircut" headstock
Headstock Overlay: Ebony peghead overlay
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo
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. 3: Adjustable truss rod
Misc. 5: Mortise and tenon neck joint
Misc. 6: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 8: 13 Degree headstock angle
Misc. 9: Optional Pick Guard