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The Collings MF5 O Mandolin

By Mandolin Cafe
March 31, 2009 - 6:45 am

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Austin, Tx. — Collings Guitars and Mandolins has announced the release of the new MF5 O mandolin, an oval hole F-style model.

The larger oval sound hole and extra mass of the F-style body produce rich and vibrant tone that is well suited for jazz, swing, classical, celtic and old-time styles.

Features Include:

* Select Adirondack spruce top
* Premium maple back, sides and neck
* Full high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
* Grained ivoroid binding on body, neck and peghead
* Black/white purflings
* Grained ivoroid rosette and bound soundhole
* 13 frets to the body
* 22-fret radiused ebony fingerboard
* Adjustable truss rod
* X-bracing
* Collings adjustable ebony bridge
* Mother-of-pearl Collings logo
* Pearl dot fingerboard inlays
* Ebony peghead overlay
* Flourish peghead inlay
* Bone nut
* Collings original one-piece tailpiece
* Nickel or gold tuners

Finish Options:

* Sunburst (standard)
* Honey Amber Finish
* Blonde Finish
* Black Top
* Gloss Varnish Finish
* Satin Varnish Finish

Wood Options:

* Birdseye Maple Back/Sides
* Englemann Spruce Top

Trim Options:

* Tortoise Bindings
* Bound Pickguard
* Waverly Tuners


* Body Length: 12 7/8"
* Body Depth: 1 13/16"
* Lower Bout Width: 9 15/16"
* Total Length: 27 7/16"
* Scale Length: 13 7/8"
* Standard Nut Width: 1 3/16"


* Factory Strings: D'Addario J-74 (.011"-.040")

Additional information:
Collings MF5 O

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