(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 dark sunburst MF5 features a highly flamed and figured Sugar maple back and ADIRONDACK spruce top, with gold abalone FERN INLAY (!) standard (1 and 1/8″) nut, IVOROID bindings, GOLD Waverly tuners with pearl knobs, and gold Collings tailpiece.
What the heck is it? Oh, just another 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.
Another well considered and eagerly awaited custom mandolin that makes us very proud, and just slightly humbled by the consistency and relentless pursuit of excellence on display in each Collings instrument.
This mandolin has suffered a few light scratches from folks who have tried it in the shop. Aargh! If those things don’t bother you, call and we’ll discuss a nice little discount for the shop wear. Or we can just talk about baseball.
Collings MF5 custom # 1639
MSRP: $11,500 includes standard (TKL mfg.) hard case
AMW PRICE: $10,350