Regular Price: $3,000.00
Special Price $2,700.00
Upgraded with Ivoriod Binding!
The MT is Colling's entry-level satin finish A-model with simplified appointments. But don't let the "entry-level" part fool you - its built with the same quality construction as their higher end models. With a fully carved Englemann spruce top and maple back and sides, the MT is undoubtedly one of the best values out there in a professional quality A-style mandolin.Learn More
I first met Bill Collings in the 1980's while at the Austin Guitar Show. He was a great guy with an obvious love of vintage instruments. He built some of the finest instruments I've ever seen. I was in the vintage business at that time, and had played Loar F-5's and such. I could not believe how his mandolins held up against those. It changed my whole view on new versus old. We have a good one for you fine folks: a second hand Collings MF Mandolin. This instrument is gorgeous, with a glossy honey amber finish on the top, and satin finish on the back and sides. The upgraded Ivoroid body binding is a really nice touch that really goes well with the finish; much classier looking than the standard tortoise shell. The fingerboard is ebony and the bound pickguard is ebony. It's close to mint condition, showing only the slightest hints of being payed. The only thing notable about the condition is a dark spot on the back of the instrument near the base of the neck and scroll, where it has some discoloration caused by the stand it sat in. This of course is purely cosmetic and doesn't change the sound or stability of the instrument. The frets are perfect. The tone is amazing. With a fully carved Adirondack spruce top and maple back and sides, the MF is built with the same quality construction as Collings' fully-appointed models. This instrument produces the rich, woody tone that one would expect from a professional quality mandolin, at an affordable price. I love the amber finish; it gives it a very elegant look. This one is a keeper. You are going to love it. Comes with original TKL hard case.
Upgrade's on this model include: Gloss finish top, Ivoroid body binding, and bound ebony pickguard.
New retail price for this mandolin with its upgrades is now $5550 with a street discount price of $4995. Grab this one for way less.Learn More