JUST ARRIVED – MORE GOOD WOOD!!
We sell about forty Collings mandolins each year and we like to think we get a bit smarter with each instrument. We pick our own wood, and we pat our own backs, and we’ve got a sharp eye for the good stuff…
Here is a custom MT2 in Honey Amber with woods personally selected by us – with a figured back of flamed Sugar maple and a sensuous tight-grained Italian spruce top.
Listen up: There’s a new gal in town, and they call her “Italian Spruce.” Less stiff than Adirondack Red spruce, stiffer than the softer Engelmann spruce. She’s the Goldilock’s solution many of us have been searching for.
The Italian spruce top, for lack of a better descriptor, has a sound that resembles well broken in Adirondack spruce. It has a crisp yet warm throaty punch with plenty of clarity. Immediate gratification, she offers, and a flair for the exotic.
We feel the MT-2 instrument represents the best buy in Collings’ mandolin line, and this one is just unique enough that someone who perhaps already owns a fine F model with an Adirondack top might be able to justify having this as his or her “second” Collings.
What else? TORTOISE bindings, nickel Elite tuners with black knobs, cast Collings tailpiece, and the WIDER 1 and 3/16″ nut width. It is a lovely thing indeed.
Serial # A3618 MSRP $4,175 Includes standard (TKL mfg.) hard shell case
AMW Price: $3,757