Just in from NAMM! Super sultry Collings MF5-O oval-hole mandolin, with show-stopping quilted Maple back & sides! This is as powerful an oval-hole instrument as there is, with a round, singing tone that sounds great no matter the context: bluegrass, Celtic, old-time, jazz ~ this mandolin can take whatever you've got to give it and responds with lightning speed. This instrument was built for display at the 2016 NAMM show, and the beautiful one-piece quilted Maple back and picture-perfect sunburst command attention from across the room. Priced with hard case from Collings!

Full Details
Select Adirondack spruce top
Premium figured maple one-piece back, sides and neck
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. F1798

Year Condition Color Case
Call Brand New Sunburst Hard


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