Used Collings MF5 V Mandolin F-Style Varnish Sunburst Finish

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Used Collings MF5 V Mandolin F-Style Varnish Sunburst Finish Item #mfv5

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2005 Collings MF5 V full gloss F style mandolin, with hand rubbed oil based varnish finish. Thinner than nitrocellulose lacquer, the varnish finish is more flexible and allows the wood to resonate more, significantly smoothing out the mids and highs while extending the low end considerably. The tonal qualities produced by the varnish finish are amazing, especially when compared side by side to a mandolin without it. This is Colling's fully appointed mandolin with carved Adirondack top, full Ivoroid binding, Pearl inlays, highly figured custom flamed Maple back and sides, and bound Ebony pickguard. Excellent condition, showing no fret wear. It was obviously very well taken care of by the original owner. It is absolutely beautiful, and the sound is phenomenal. This is a serious instrument for a serious player. Comes with original hardshell case.



Construction: F-style
Top: Adirondack spruce
Back/Sides/Neck: Eastern flamed maple
Soundhole: F-holes
Body Binding: Ivoroid with b/w side purfling
Fingerboard Binding: Ivoroid with b/w side purfling
Peghead Binding: Ivoroid with b/w side purfling
Bracing: Tone bars
Bridge: Ebony w/ Adjustable Saddle
Fingerboard: Ebony w/ MOP dots
Nut: 1 1/8"
String Spacing: 1 9/16"
Neck Profile: Rounded V
Neck Joint: Dovetail
Frets: Medium 18% nickel-silver
Truss Rod: Fully Adjustable
Peghead Veneer: Ebony w/ MOP Collings logo and flourish
Tuners: Nickel Gotoh w/ ivoroid buttons
Scale Length: 13 7/8"
Fingerboard Radius: 5 1/2" - 11 5/8" compound
Body Finish: High gloss alkyd resin varnish
Pickguard: Ebony w/ ivoroid binding
Tailpiece: Collings original tailpiece
Case: Deluxe hardshell case by TKL