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Collings MT2V Mandolin Tangerine Burst with Birdseye Maple and Varnish Finish ID-9773


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

Serial: A3220

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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