The MT is Collings’ entry-level A-model with simplified appointments. But don’t let the “entry-level” part fool you- its built with the same quality construction as their higher end models. With a fully carved Englemann spruce top and maple back and sides, the MT is undoubtedly one of the best values out there in a professional quality A-style mandolin.
From the starting point of the wood’s density and rigidity, each mandolin top is hand selected, evaluated, and carved to its own unique thickness; maximizing the tonal potential of each top. An Englemann spruce top provides a warm, overtone rich sound with rich highs and excellent responsiveness. A combination of exacting PLEK machine leveling and hand fret dressing ensure a comfortable setup and silky fret feel. A compound 5-1/2″ – 11-5/8″ fingerboard radius, V-shaped neck profile, and 1-9/16″ string spacing creates an exceptional playability that is versatile for a wide range of styles. Each mandolin bridge and pick guard are handmade of solid ebony in the Collings shop. Collings’ tailpieces offer convenient top loading and are made of bronze to enhance string resonance. Gotoh tuners provide a smooth tuning feel and reliable operation.
We inspect each and every instrument we ship out for maximum playability. We adjust the action and adjust intonation when needed. If you would like a specific adjustment, just add it to your order notes and we would be happy to adjust to your liking.
The exact appearance of new instruments vary. These photos may not be of the actual instrument you will be receiving. Actual photos available upon request.
Top: Engelmann spruce
Back & Sides: Eastern flamed maple
Neck: Eastern flamed maple
Body Binding: Tortoise
Fingerboard Binding: None
Peghead Binding: None
Bracing: Tone bars
Fingerboard & Bridge: Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay: M.O.P Dots
Nut: Bone, 1-1/8”
String Spacing: 1-9/16”
Neck Profile: Rounded V
Neck Joint: Dovetail
Frets: Medium 18% nickel-silver
Truss Rod: Fully Adjustable
Peghead: Ebony Veneer with MOP Collings logo
Tuners: Gotoh Nickel Open-Gear
Scale Length: 13-7/8”
Fingerboard Radius: 5-1/2″ – 11-5/8″ compound
Finish: Satin nitrocellulose lacquer
Tailpiece: Collings original tailpiece
Strings: D’Addario EJ74 (.011″ – .040”)
Deluxe Hardshell Case by TKL Included
Important information if shipping outside of the USA:
Please note: To help insure the future availability of certain materials used in the construction of this instrument, additional fees and/or documentation may be required when shipping this item outside of the USA. This is due to the CITES treaty, which regulates international trade of certain materials like rosewood, abalone, and pearl. If you purchase this item to be shipped outside of the USA, we’ll determine whether the regulations apply to your order, and will contact you with more information if necessary
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