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Collings MT2 V Adi Spruce & Birdseye Maple w/ Tangerine Burst Pre-Owned 2014


Collings MT2 V Adi Spruce and Birdseye Maple w/ Tangerine Burst 2014

The MT2 V is Collings' fully appointed A-model, built with an Adirondack Red Spruce top and premium Birdseye Maple back and sides and finished with a hand-rubbed varnish.

The luthiers at Collings use an alkyd resin varnish on their varnish finished mandolins and guitars. It does not have the sheen or gloss of lacquer, but has a deeper looking luster like early oil varnishes from the 1800s or the early Loar instruments.

The process takes a lot more time, both in application and drying, and is certainly not conducive to volume production. The difference in tone, however, more than make up for this. The varnish creates a faster response with a deeper and warmer treble, with a greater overall dynamic range.

A custom nut width of 1 3/16" gives your left hand plenty of room to fret notes cleanly and accurately and is especially nice when transitioning from guitar to a mandolin.

This Collings MT2V also features Waverly mandolin tuners with Ebony buttons, Tortoise body, peghead and pickguard binding with b/w purfling, and a gorgeous Tangerine Burst, which aside from being both functional and visual, actually balances the tone when recordings, similar to engaging a high-pass filter on the microphone. It reduces proximity effect, or the boominess that can arise when recording close miked.

This Pre-Owned Mandolin is in Excellent Condition w/ only some light scratches on the pickguard.


  • Serial: A2939
  • Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
  • Back Wood: Premium Birdseye Maple
  • Nut Width: Custom: 1 3/16"
  • Scale: 13 7/8"
  • Bracing: Tone bar bracing
  • Inlays: Dot fingerboard inlays
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Fretboard: 22-frets, neck joins the body at the 15th fret
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Saddle Spacing: 1 9/16"
  • Bridge: Adjustable Ebony Bridge with Solid Base
  • Tuners: Nickel tuners with Black Buttons
  • Purfling: Black/white purflings
  • Body Binding: Tortoise
  • Headstock Binding: Tortoise
  • Pickguard: Ebony Pickguard bound in Tortoise with b/w purfle
  • Headstock Overlay: Ebony
  • Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo / Flourish peghead inlay
  • Neck Profile: V Shaped
  • Case: Hardshell Case Included