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