(NEW) Collings MF-5 Varnish custom mandolin, Italian spruce, tangerine burst, FERN inlay! – $10,530

ON HOLD – (NEW) We sell more than thirty Collings mandolins each year and we like to think we get a bit smarter with each instrument. This custom tangerine-burst MF5 features a GORGEOUS ONE PIECE figured Sugar maple back and rare ITALIAN spruce top, with gold abalone FERN INLAY (!) standard (1 and 1/8″) NUTTORTOISE bindings, GOLD Waverly tuners with ebony knobs, and “Collings” engraved gold James tailpiece.

We personally selected the woods for this mandolin when we visited the Collings shop.

What’d we get? An off-the-charts fine, fine mandolin with subtle cosmetic touches that invite close inspection, tone that makes one play slowly and smile, and playability that makes one stay up late.

A well considered and eagerly awaited custom mandolin that makes us very proud.

Collings MF5 custom # 1654 includes standard (TKL mfg.) hard case

MSRP: $11,700

AMW PRICE: $10,530