TME welcomes our second Carpathian spruce topped mandolin by Collings in to the shop! Characterized as a close tonal equivalent to Adirondack, we have noticed Carpathian tends to be a bit sweeter right out of the box. This particular instrument has a strong, complex high end and a tight bass with an extremely quick response. The perfect finish work is only outdone by the setup, which is silky smooth all the way up the neck. With a more "Loar-ish" brown burst than we are used to seeing, this modern feeling instrument has just the right touch of vintage vibe. Priced with Collings TKL case. 



  • Carpathian spruce top
  • Figured one piece Maple Back
  • Figured Maple Sides & Neck
  • Parallel tone bar bracing
  • F-soundholes
  • Grained ivoroid top/back/neck & peghead binding
  • Multiple black/white purflings
  • Full high-gloss varnish finish
  • Bound Florentine-style headstock
  • 13 Degree headstock angle
  • Bound Tortoise pickguard
  • 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 cast tailpiece
  • Nickel Waverly Tuners
  • Collings TKL hard case
  • Seral No. F2163

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