From the collection of a longtime client & Collings aficionado, this mandolin features top-tier materials (Rock Maple and Red Spruce) selected in conjunction with legendary tonewood purveyor, John Griffin. The result is something extra-special, even by the standards of the consistently amazing crew at Collings.
Bell-like tone, with projection so easy the instrument seems to play itself. Overall condition is near mint. Bear in mind, varnish is a thin, soft finish; so the microscope inspection will reveal the expected signs of handling. But the casual observer would likely mistake it for new if they observed it hanging in our showroom.
Includes its original, Collings-made vintage style hard case ~ if you've been hankering for an MF5 Varnish with all the trimmings that won't come with a multi-year wait, here you go!
For the benefit of our customers and staff, our showroom is available at 25% capacity for the time being. Walk-ins are welcome for accessory purchases, but appointments are required for instrument shopping.
Schedule your showroom visit below.