(NEW) We sell more than thirty Collings mandolins each year (48 in 2013!!) 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″) NUT, TORTOISE bindings, GOLD Waverly tuners with ebony knobs, and “Collings” engraved gold James tailpiece.
We personally selected the woods for this mandolin when we visited Collings in May of 2014.
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
AMW PRICE: $10,530