Collings MT2V Mandolin Tangerine Burst with Birdseye Maple and Varnish Finish
The MT2V is Collings' fully appointed A-model, built with an Engleman Spruce top and premium figured 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.
This Collings MT2V also features Nickel G.A. mandolin tuners with Ebony buttons, Tortoise body, peghead and pickguard binding with b/w purfling, and a gorgeous 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.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: Engleman Spruce
Back Wood: 1 Piece Premium Birdseye Maple
Nut Width: Custom: 1 3/16"
Scale: 13 7/8"
Bracing: Parallel tone bar bracing
Inlays: Dot fingerboard inlays
Neck Wood: Maple
Fretboard: 22-frets, neck joins the body at the 15th fret
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge: Custom adjustable floating ebony bridge
Tuners: Satin Nickel tuners with Black Buttons
Purfling: Black/white purflings
Body Binding: Tortoise
Headstock Binding: Tortoise
Pickguard: Bound Ebony
Headstock Shape: Solid 13 Degree headstock angle
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo / Flourish peghead inlay
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: F-Holes
Misc. 3: Tangerine Burst
Misc. 4: Adjustable truss rod
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