Collings MF5 Mandolin
I’m offering my 2005 Collings model MF5 (Serial no. F626) mandolin for sale. With several other mandolins in the family, this one isn’t getting the playing time that it deserves. It’s time for it to find a new home.
The MF5 is a fully appointed F-model mandolin with a carved seasoned Red spruce top and premium maple back and sides. I had the folks at Collings upgrade this one with one of their pickguards to help protect the face of the instrument from scratches and to ‘dress it up’ a bit. Included in the purchase price is the original TKL hardshell case and a ToneGard.
It sounds GREAT!! The hand selected tone woods and the meticulous craftsmanship that Collings is famous for, really come together nicely in this instrument. It has volume and projection to spare and a ‘tonal palette’ that allows it to feel at home in a wide swath of musical styles.
A combination of exacting PLEK machine leveling and hand fret dressing ensures a super comfortable setup and silky fret feel. A compound 5 1/2 -11 5/8 fingerboard radius, V shaped neck profile, and 1 9/16 inch string spacing makes this mandolin ‘play like butter’!!
The mandolin is in near mint condition with the only ‘issues’ being two very small ‘dings’ on the face of the instrument. These are visible in the photos. Otherwise, the instrument is about as ‘clean’ as you’re ever likely to find.
Specs at a glance:
Nut Width - 1 1/8"
Bracing - Tonebar
Case - Hard Case
Detailed specifications are available at http://www.collingsguitars.com/mandolins/mf5/
Additional photos available on request ...
Cash strongly preferred. Cashier’s check is also acceptable, providing we can meet at the issuing bank to verify the availability of funds.
Thanks for looking … hope to hear from you soon!
Location: Orange County, NY
Phone: (845) 551-0136
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