Exc+ condition • SN: 740
1-1/8″ width at nut • Varnish
This 2005 Collings MT-2 V is in great shape. It only has slight evidence of very light wear on the mandolin, mostly some very light button scratches in the finish on the back. Peghead is very clean, with no chips in finish at top of peghead, and no string scratches on face of peghead.
Recent professional fret work, so frets are perfect with no wear.
Gabon Ebony peghead overlay has Collings pearl logo inlayed at top with pearl flourish in center, and wood truss rod cover at bottom. Bone nut. Ebony radiused fingerboard has graduated pearl dot inlays. Gold Gotoh tuners with ivoroid buttons. Traditionally built with highly figured Maple backsides and neck and Red Spruce top. Neck has a vintage “Vee” profile and has professional “speed neck”. Back is 2-pc bookmatched. Ebony abbreviated pick guard with ivoroid binding.
Ebony 2-pc adjustable bridge. Collings solid machined tailpiece. Ebony armrest added. This handsome sunburst mandolin has multiple bindings throughout. Multiple ivoroid bindings with accent line seen at the sides of peghead, fingerboard and top and back edge of body. Gold strap button installed in correct position in the neck heel.
The set-up is good, with nice low action. The tone is powerful, but also lovely.