Brand new Collings MF5-O just in the shop! We loved the combination of Italian spruce and Birdseye maple on the MT2-O's that we decided to kick it up a notch with an F style. This one has a particularly striking burst that brings out the subtleties of the wood on the back. While the Italian top adds warmth and color to the sound, it is often a little quieter than its Adirondack counterpart. We found that when used in conjunction with the harder Birdseye back and sides, the volume needed to cut over other instruments is still present. Perfect setup and flawless playability are what Collings are known for, and this one is no exception. An astounding instrument that can cover a huge sonic range while looking amazing doing it. Priced with TKL hardshell case.  


  • Italian spruce top
  • Premium figured maple back, sides and neck
  • X-bracing
  • Grained ivoroid top/back/neck & peghead binding
  • Grained ivoroid rosette and bound soundhole
  • Black/white purflings
  • 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 13th fret
  • V shaped neck profile with 1 9/16" string spacing
  • 7"-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 one-piece nickel tailpiece
  • Nickel tuners with ivoroid buttons
  • Recommended string gauge - D'Addario J-74 (.011"-.040")
  • Serial No. F2161

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