Collings MF5 Birdseye Maple Honey Amber

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Description

Gorgeous new Collings MF5 mandolin just into the shop! So what makes this one NAMM worthy? Halfway through the photo gallery, we think you'll discover the answer. We've learned from NAMM shows past not to walk past Birdseye Maple mandolins without grabbing them: wood like this simply doesn't come around very often, and it unfailingly results in the most powerful instruments you'll eve hear. This is a true do-it-all mandolin, but the Birdseye body and Red Spruce top place the focus on power and projection. This thing is loud, and it'll power through any ensemble with the richness and chime that have come to be synonymous with the voice of a Collings. In the perennial favorite "Honey Amber" finish, and upgraded with Waverly tuning machines. Priced with TKL hard case!

Specs

  • Select Adirondack spruce top
  • Premium Birdseye maple back, sides & neck
  • Parallel tone bar bracing
  • F-soundholes
  • Tortoise top/back/neck & peghead binding
  • Full high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer 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 one-piece nickel or gold tailpiece
  • Waverly mandolin tuners
  • Recommended string gauge - D'Addario J-74 (.011"-.040")
  • Serial No. F2203

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