2004 Collings MF5
Sometimes instruments happen to show up in pairs, and this one-owner 2004 Collings MF5 walked in the door just two days after our 2004 MT2 was listed.
This well loved MF5 (serial #541) belonged to a long time Asheville bluegrass player so it has all the right wear in all the right places. It's been recently refretted with Evo Gold fret wire, comes with a K and K mandolin twin pickup, and includes a black Superior case.
This instrument has had one repaired top crack on the bass side f-hole, and at one time had a separation of the back center seam. All repairs were and pickup install performed by our own Mark Burin, and are all stable.
This mandolin is loud, punchy, and articulate, with a punchy midrange and crystal clear highs. Outstanding instrument!
The Collings MF5 is our fully appointed F-model with a carved seasoned Red spruce top and premium maple back and sides. With its superb tone, elegant stylings and unmatched playability, the MF5 is sure to please the most discerning eyes and ears.
|Back/Sides/Neck||Eastern flamed maple|
|Body Binding||Ivoroid with b/w side purfling|
|Fingerboard Binding||Ivoroid with b/w side purfling|
|Peghead Binding||Ivoroid with b/w side purfling|
|Bridge||Ebony w/ Adjustable Saddle|
|Fingerboard||Ebony w/ MOP dots|
|String Spacing||1 9/16"|
|Neck Profile||Rounded V|
|Frets||Medium 18% nickel-silver|
|Truss Rod||Fully Adjustable|
|Peghead Veneer||Ebony w/ MOP Collings logo and flourish|
|Tuners||Nickel Gotoh w/ ivoroid buttons|
|Scale Length||13 7/8"|
|Fingerboard Radius||5 1/2" - 11 5/8" compound|
|Body Finish||High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer|
|Tailpiece||Collings original tailpiece|
|Strings||D'Addario EJ74 (.011" - .040")|
|Case||Deluxe hardshell case by TKL|