Collings MF5 with Waverly Tuners & Pickguard


With its elegant styling and superb tonewoods, the Collings MF5 is the benchmark to which all other modern mandolins are compared -- though few come close to its precision of craftsmanship, volume and clarity of sound. Built with the finest, seasoned Red spruce and eastern maple, this mandolin has all the bark and bite you could desire without sacrificing sweetness. This one has been nicely upgraded with Collings' new Cremona Sunburst and Waverly Tuners. Impeccable playability and setup. TME staffer Jordan Santiago plays it at the Video tab! Priced with Collings' own handmade hard case!


Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • Adirondack spruce top
  • Full high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Grained ivoroid binding on body, neck and peghead
  • Cremona Sunburst finish
  • 1 1/8" bone nut
  • 22-fret radiused ebony fingerboard
  • Tone bar bracing
  • Collings adjustable ebony bridge
  • Mother-of-pearl Collings logo
  • Ebony peghead overlay
  • Waverly Tuners
  • Collings original mandolin tailpiece
  • Collings handmade vintage-style hard case
  • Serial No. F2028

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