JUST ARRIVED – More Collings “Cooked” 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 dark sunburst with woods personally selected by us – with a figured one piece back of flame/quilt Sugar maple and a dark TORREFIED Adirondack spruce top.
The torrefied Adirondack spruce top, is ideal for someone who wants a loud mandolin that sounds a bit more “played-in” than a new Adirondack top. The torrefaction process is a thermo-curing process that simulates aging of the wood. This special mandolin has lots of warmth and a full throaty sound. But it also has all that Collings “pop” as well.
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 might be able to justify having this as his or her “second” mandolin.
What else? It’s got IVOROID bindings, nickel Golden Age tuners with ivoroid knobs, nickel Collings tailpiece, and the slightly w-i-d-e-r 1 and 3/16″ nut width. It is a lovely thing indeed.
Serial # A3875
MSRP $4,550… AMW Price: $4,095
Includes original COLLINGS hard shell case (case SN# 71)