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A Look at the MT & MF Collings Manolins
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Since the 1980's Collings has been making high-quality acoustic guitars that many players regard as some of the best available. In 1999 Collings expanded into the world of Mandolins and quickly started producing some of the best mandolins on the market. Today we take a look at two Collings mandolins, the MT and MF Mandolins. 

Both of these Mandolins come from the same series and share many of the same appointments includinTortoise binding and a beautiful satin finish for simplified yet refined look. 

Eastern flamed maple is used to construct the back, sides, and neck of both the MT and MF Mandolins. 

As with all Collings Mandolins, these instruments are extremely playable as Collings uses both a PLEK machine and traditional had fret dressing to achieve the perfect feel. 

What is the Difference?

The Collings MT mandolin is an "A" Style Mandolin while the MF is an "F" shape. While there are many opinions about the shape of mandolins, both of these instruments are very comfortable in almost every style of music. Both styles feature virtually the same sound chamber so the tonal difference between the two are very slight. 

Aside from the shape, one other difference is the tonewood used for the top. The MF has an Adirondack Spruce top while the MT has an Englemann Spruce top. 

The Englemann Spruce top has a bit more of a "woody" tone while the Adirondack Spruce top can be a bit more bright.

Whether you play bluegrass, folk or any other type of music on a mandolin, you can't go wrong with either of these Collings Mandolins. 

Come on into our shop in Bozeman, MT or give us a call at (406) 587-4761 to to find your perfect instrument.  



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