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2015 Collings MF Blackface Mandolin - $4,000.00

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I am selling this wonderful Collings MF (F-Model) Blackface Mandolin (Serial No. 1668) that was built on 3/4/15. The instrument has a Satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish with a Glossy Back Top (which is named as a Blackface and portrays a uniquely beautiful look) and was built in Austin, TX. Collings mandolins are continually built to the same high-quality standards as the guitars they so proudly build. I have played it on stage shows previously and it continues to play very nicely with a nice low action and a ‘fast’ fingerboard and relays a rich voice that projects with a powerful percussive chop - everything I expected and rec’d from a Collings made mandolin. It’s has an Adirondack spruce top and a flat finished Eastern flamed maple back, sides and neck. It offers a 1-1/8” inch nut with Med. 18% frets on a radiused ebony fretboard, which is shortened on the end to eliminate pick click. It has a rounded V profile neck and a fitted Collings original one-piece tailpiece. It looks like it was at one time going to be setup with a pick guard, but was never done or provided with one. It includes an original TKL shaped case (made specifically for Collings). The only issues it has on it is a small dent on the top of the bottom left ‘peak’ (on the opposed end on the bottom from the top ‘curl’) on the front, an area right above the top side of the bottom F-hole where my pinky nail scratched into the wood due to my performing and a small finishing anomaly that may have been a slight manufacturing flaw on the backside of the neck slightly below where the top of the neck and head-stock meet. Other than that, the mandolin is in great condition. I am selling this mandolin to pare down on my collection. In 2015 the mandolin’s cost was $5,100.00 and checking with Collings today it is currently worth $5,500.00, but I am selling it for the great discounted price of $4,000.00 (USD).
FYI: Seller will pay for shipping


•BRAND: Collings
•TOP: Adirondack Spruce
•BACK/SIDES/NECK: Eastern flamed maple
•BODY BINDING: Ivoroid (top)
•BRACING: Tone bars
•BRIDGE: Ebony w/Adjustable Saddle
•FINGERBOARD: Ebony w/MOP dots
•NUT: 1-1/8”
•NECK JOINT: Dovetail
•FRETS: Med 18% nickel-silver
•TRUSS ROD: Fully Adjustable
•PEGHEAD VENEER: Ebony w/MOP Collings logo
•TUNERS: Nickel Gotoh w/ivoroid buttons
•SCALE LENGTH: 13-7/8”
•FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 5-1/2”-11-5/8” compound
•BODY FINISH: Satin nitrocellulous lacquer Glossy Black Top
•TAILPIECE: Collings original tailpiece
•STRINGS (SUGGESTED): D’Addario EJ74's (.011” -.040")
•CASE: Deluxe hardshell case by TKL

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Category: Mandolins
Ad Number 152629
Posted: Mar 25, 2020 11:32 AM CDT

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David Propst

Eldersburg MD 21784

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