Collings MT2V with Varnish Finish and Tangerine Burst Pre-Owned 2013 ID-7086
Collings MT2V with Varnish Finish and Tangerine Burst Pre-Owned 2013
MT2V is Collings' fully appointed A-model, built with an Adirondack Red Spruce top and Custom 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.
This Collings MT2V also features nickel 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. The pickguard will also do an exceptional job at protecting the beautiful varnish finish.
This Collings MT2V with Varnish Finish and Tangerine Burst Pre-Owned 2013 is in Excellent + Condition with no wear to mention. This Mandolin was very well looked after and maintained.
Includes Original Hardshell Case.
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Shipping Weight: 47
Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
Back Wood: Birds Eye Maple
Nut Width: 1 3/16""
Scale: 13 7/8"
Bracing: Tone Bars Bracing
Inlays: Dot fingerboard inlays
Neck Wood: Maple
Fretboard: Ebony 5 1/2"-11 5/8" Compound fingerboard radius
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 1 9/16"
Bridge: Adjustable Ebony with Solid Base
Tuners: Nickel Tuners with Ebony Buttons
Body Binding: Tortoise
Headstock Binding: Tortoise
Pickguard: Ebony Pickguard Bound in Tortise with B/W Purfle
Headstock Shape: Bound Haircut Headstock
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo / Flourish peghead inlay
Neck Profile: V Shaped neck profile
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: Nickel Single Line Hand-engraved Collings tailpiece
Misc. 4: Adjustable truss rod
Misc. 5: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 6: Recommended string gauge - D'Addario J-74 (.011"-.040")