Collings first started offering A models with a black tops over a dozen years ago. It's a cool look, reminiscent of early Gibson, Schutt and other mandolins from the early part of the 20th century. This MT 0 has ivoroid binding, and a gloss finish on the face as well, both upgrades from the standard MT models. The oval hole style produces a sweeter, mellower tone than the F-hole style, making it great choice for Celtic music, old-time fiddle tunes and jazz.

stock no. 51804

ModelMT O, Gloss Black Top, Ivoroid Binding Mandolin
TopEnglemann spruce
Back and sidesEastern flamed maple
Frets to body13
Nut width1 3/16"
Scale length13 7/8"
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialEastern flamed maple
InlayMother of pearl dot
BracingX-bracing
Neck profileV shaped
Serial NoA3870
RosetteIvoroid
Total frets22
TunersNickel Gotoh w/ Ivoroid buttons
FinishGloss nitrocellulose lacquer
CaseOrig. Hard
BindingIvoroid