We were overjoyed when Collings finally decided to expand their mandolin line to include oval soundhole models (instead of just f-hole versions). Now you can get the warmer tone this type of mandolin offers, but still get the radiused fretboard, incredible playability, plus the "fit & finish" Collings is known for. With tortoise-shell celluloid binding and warm brown stain to the maple, this MT 0 has subtle beauty. Like all Collings mandolins, this one can be LOUD when you need it, but the oval soundhole offers a wonderful tone when played quietly, especially if you're picking the strings around the 15th fret.

stock no. 56490

ModelMT O, Gloss Top, Pickguard Mandolin
TopEnglemann spruce
Back and sidesEastern flamed maple
Frets to body13
Nut width1 3/16"
Scale length13 7/8"
Bridge spacing1 9/16"
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialEastern flamed maple
Weight2.04 lbs.
BracingX-bracing
InlayMother of pearl dot
Neck profileV shaped
RosetteIvoroid
Total frets22
TunersNickel Gotoh w/ black buttons
FinishGloss nitrocellulose lacquer
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No4242
BindingTortoise