Feast your eyes on this highly customized Collings MF5 Varnish, in the little-seen "Tangerine" Sunburst. Other features include one-piece flamed maple back, "Fern" headstock inlay and James tailpiece (engraved with Collings logo). Although this is a pre-owned, varnish-finished mandolin, it's as clean as they come -- with pretty much nothing to disclose in the way of playwear. There are some faint pick marks on the 'guard, but even those don't present unless viewed in angled light. Captivating looks aside, this is a huge and very strong sounding MF5 -- if you're brave enough to bring this one to a bluegrass jam, the volume and tone will more than speak for themselves. A stunningly crafted instrument, priced with vintage-style hard case built by Collings.

On consignment. 


  • Italian Spruce top
  • Flamed maple back
  • 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 "Fern" 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
  • Gold James tailpiece
  • Gold Waverly tuners w/Ebony buttons
  • Collings-built vintage style hard case
  • Serial No. F2030

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