Collings MT Mandolin Gloss Top A-Style Sunburst Engelmann Spruce
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 MT is Collings' standard A-model with simplified appointments. Normally the finish is satin throughout, but this MT features a custom gloss finished top, which sweetens the tone a bit compared to the satin top. The top is a wonderful fully carved Engelmann spruce with flamed maple back and sides. 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.
To complete the package, this custom MT also features grained ivoroid bindings and nickel tuners with ivoroid buttons. These additional features really make the MT stand out, with a very classy and traditional appearance.
Collings makes guitars with such superb tone and aesthetics. The craftmanship is top notch and comes out in the tone, playability, and feel of their great instrument. This guitar is truly a great one to add to any players collection.
Hardshell Case is Included.
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Shipping Weight: 68 lbs
Top Wood: Engelmann Spruce
Back Wood: Maple
Nut Width: 1 1/8"
Scale: 13 7/8"
Bracing: Parallel Tone Bar
Inlays: MOP Dot Inlay
Neck Wood: Maple
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge: Floating Ebony
Tuners: Nickel G.A. with Ivoroid Buttons
Body Binding: Ivoroid
Headstock Shape: Collings Haircut Headstock
Neck Profile: V shaped neck profile with 1 9/16" string spacing
Case: Hardshell Case Included