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Collings MT2 Mandolin Custom Black Top with Sunburst Back and Sides ID-8885


Collings MT2 Mandolin Custom Black Top with Sunburst Back and Sides

Hand-crafted in Austin, TX, Collings mandolins are built with finest seasoned spruce and premium maple. With equal emphasis placed on tone, "fit and finish" and playability, they achieve a new benchmark of quality in mandolins.

The Collings MT2 Mandolin is an upgraded A-model with elegant appointments. The top is a wonderful fully carved Adirondack spruce with an optional Black Gloss top finish complimented by flamed maple back and sides in a high gloss nitrocellulose Tobacco Sunburst finish. This MT2 Custom was ordered with the optional Wide 1-3/16" nut, preferred by some guitarists who also double on mandolin.

Adirondack Spruce is highly responsive without requiring a heavy pick attack. This tone wood is known for warm, lush, thick sounds with a smooth high end and punchy mid-range. 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 MT2 also features standard Grained Ivoroid body / fingerboard / peghead bindings, and Nickel tuners with Ivoroid buttons. The complete esthetic makes for a very classic look, complimenting the Black gloss top finish perfectly. These additional features really make this Custom MT2 stand out, with a very classy and traditional appearance.

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Shipping Weight: 47 lbs

Serial: A3058

Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce

Back Wood: Premium Figured Maple

Nut Width: 1 3/16"

Scale: 13-7/8" Scale Length

Bracing: Parallel tone bar bracing

Inlays: MOP Dot fingerboard inlays

Neck Wood: Premium Figured Maple

Fretboard: Ebony 5 1/2"-11 5/8" Compound fingerboard radius

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Spacing: 1 9/16"

Bridge: Collings Floating Ebony Adjustable Bridge

Tuners: Nickel Golden Age tuners with Ivoroid Buttons

Purfling: Black / White

Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Fretboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Headstock Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Pickguard: Ebony with Ivoroid Binding

Headstock Shape: Bound "Haircut" Headstock

Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo / Flourish Inlay

Neck Profile: V shaped neck profile

Case: Hardshell Case Included

Misc. 1: Collings Original One-Piece Nickel Tailpiece

Misc. 2: Fully Adjustable Truss Rod

Misc. 3: Medium 18% Nickel-Silver Fretwire

Misc. 4: High Gloss Nitrocellulose Black-face Top

Misc. 5: High Gloss Nitrocellulose Tobacco Sunburst Back / Sides / Neck