Collings MF5V Flamed Varnish w/ Wide Nut (2006)



Just in! This early Collings MF5V Varnish has aged beautifully, sporting a smokey tobacco sunburst finish. It's been played, but not abused, and shows no major cosmetic blemishes at all. This is a very loud, open and crisp-sounding mandolin, and will please any bluegrass mandolinist looking for the power and cut necessary to penetrate a mix. Wider, 1 3/16" nut width. Priced with its original TKL case from Collings.

On consignment.


  • Select Adirondack spruce
  • Premium Quilted maple back & sides
  • Parallel tone bar bracing
  • F-soundholes
  • Ivoroid binding
  • Full-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 3/16" 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. F660

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