Collings MF5V Quilted Maple Varnish Honey Amber (2018)

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Description

Just in! This Collings MF5V Varnish features some outrageous quilted maple back & sides to go along with its master-grade Red Spruce top. In keeping with what we've come to expect, the varnish finish really opens things up: the mandolin is very resonant, with a deep, complex sound and much better note definition and projection than a lacquered instrument. Tastefully appointed with Collings' "Honey Amber" stain, Waverly tuners, tortoise binding and ebony pickguard. Have a listen to staffer Jordan playing it in the shop right after we unpacked it over at the 'Video' tab. Priced with handmade, vintage-style hard case from Collings!

Specs

  • Select Adirondack spruce
  • Premium Quilted maple back & sides
  • Parallel tone bar bracing
  • F-soundholes
  • Tortoise top/back/neck & peghead binding
  • Full high-gloss varnish finish
  • Bound Florentine-style headstock
  • 13 Degree headstock angle
  • Ebony peghead overlay w/Collings logo and flourish inlay
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Mortise and tenon neck joint
  • 22-frets, neck joins the body at the 15th fret
  • V shaped neck profile with 1 9/16" string spacing
  • 5 1/2"-11 5/8" Compound fingerboard radius
  • 1 1/8" Bone nut
  • 13 7/8" Scale length
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Custom adjustable floating ebony bridge
  • Collings original hand-engraved one-piece nickel or gold tailpiece
  • Waverly Tuners
  • Serial No. F1922

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