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Collings MT2V A-Style Mandolin with Varnish Finish and Tangerine Burst ID-8859


Collings MT2V A-Style Mandolin with Varnish Finish and Tangerine Burst

The Collings MT2V is their 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 deeper and warmer treble, and a greater overall dynamic range.

This mandolin has a tone that is rich in low mids and very smooth in the treble range. The Varnish finish makes the Collings MT2 that much warmer, making the tone sound much deeper with lots of warmth and definition.

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.

To add to this already wonderful guitar, a beautiful Tangerine Sunburst has been applied. Other custom appointments include the Waverly Mandolin tuners and Tortoise Binding that compliments the amazing Tangerine sunburst finish.

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Shipping Weight: 20

Serial: A3172

Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce

Back Wood: Birdseye Maple

Nut Width: 1 3/16"

Scale: 13 7/8"

Bracing: Tone Bars Bracing

Inlays: Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays

Neck Wood: Maple

Fretboard: 22 - fret radius

Nut Material: Bone

Bridge: Adjustable Ebony

Tuners: Waverly Mandolin tuners with Ebony Buttons

Purfling: B/W

Body Binding: Tortoise

Fretboard Binding: Tortoise

Headstock Binding: Tortoise

Pickguard: Bound Ebony Pickguard

Headstock Shape: Solid

Headstock Overlay: Ebony

Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo

Neck Profile: V Shaped

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: High Gloss Varnish Finish

Misc. 2: Tangerine Burst

Misc. 3: Hand-engraved Collings tailpiece

Misc. 4: Adjustable truss rod

Misc. 5: Optional Pick Guard is Removable