Collings MT2-V Birdseye Maple & Italian w/ Speed Neck w/ Collings Case

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Description

Killer sounding MT2-V fresh out of finish and into the shop. Collings varnish variants take much longer than their Nitrocellulose counterparts, but the result is definitely worth the wait. The combination of Italian spruce and Birdseye maple make this one sing in the upper register without being harsh. With a strong chop and tons of reverb, this one has enough power to keep up with band while still maintaining it's sensitive side. The speed neck is smooth and adds some added comfort while moving up the neck, which is useful because this one begs to be played up high. This is probably one of the last mandolins paired with the Collings made vintage style case. 

 

Specs

  • Select Italian spruce top
  • Premium Birdseye maple back, sides and neck
  • Parallel tone bar bracing
  • F-soundholes
  • Custom Pickguard
  • Grained ivoroid top/back/neck & peghead binding
  • Full gloss varnish finish
  • Bound "Haircut" 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 hand-engraved one-piece nickel or gold tailpiece
  • Nickel or gold Waverly tuners with black or pearl buttons
  • Recommended string gauge - D'Addario J-74 (.011"-.040")
  • Serial No. A4065

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