We were overjoyed when Bill Collings decided to expand the Collings line to include a mandola. We were even happier when Collings began to offer a mandola in the less-expensive "MT" version. We ordered this MT mandola dressed up a bit, with ivoroid binding on the face (for more contrast at the edge), and with an ebony pickguard, which allows the player to relax their right hand a bit more without worrying about scratching the face. Of course diehard mandolin fans probably already know that a mandola is just a larger version of the mandolin, but without the high E string and instead with a lower 4th string (a C, just like a viola).

stock no. 53273

ModelMT Mandola, Gloss top, Ivoroid binding, Pickguard
TopAdirondack spruce
Back and sidesMaple
Frets to body15
Nut width1 5/16"
Scale length15.9"
Bridge spacing1 11/16"
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialMaple
Total frets22
BracingParallel tone bar
Serial No3996
InlayMother of pearl dots
FinishGloss top, satin back and sides
Neck profileV
CaseOrig. Hard
TunersNickel
BindingIvoroid upgrade