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The MF is our satin finish F-model with simplified appointments. With a fully carved Adirondack spruce top and maple back and sides, the MF is built with the same quality construction as our fully-appointed models. These instruments produce the rich, woody tone that one would expect from a professional quality mandolin at an affordable price.

Standard Features Include:

  • Select Adirondack spruce top
  • Select figured maple back, sides and neck
  • Parallel tone bar bracing
  • F-soundholes
  • Tortoise top binding
  • Satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Unbound Florentine-style headstock
  • 13 Degree headstock angle
  • Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Mortise and tenon neck joint
  • 22-frets, neck joins the body at the 15th fret
  • V shaped neck profile with 1 9/16" string spacing
  • 5 1/2"-11 5/8" Compound fingerboard radius
  • 1 1/8" Bone nut
  • 13 7/8" Scale length
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Custom adjustable floating ebony bridge
  • Collings original one-piece nickel tailpiece
  • Nickel tuners with black or pearl buttons
  • Recommended string gauge - D'Addario J-74 (.011"-.040")
  • Collings deluxe hardshell case by TKL

Top Options:

  • Engelmann Spruce
  • Adirondack Spruce (standard)

Design Options:

Finish Options:

Honey Amber Finish

more custom mandolin options

Collings Mandolins: Inspiration by Design

According to mandolinist Kym Warner, one of the most important challenges a musician faces is to "find an instrument that inspires you to want to pick it up and play it."

Jesse Cobb - Andy Falco - Kym Warner - "Salt Creek"

Kym Warner (MT2 V), Jesse Cobb (MF5 Deluxe V), and Andy Falco (D1 A) show off their improvisation skills on "Salt Creek."

Jesse Cobb - MF (Ivoroid Binding)

Jesse Cobb of The Infamous Stringdusters plays "Old Joe Clark" on a Collings MF mandolin.

Kym Warner - MF Honey Amber

Kym Warner of The Greencards plays a Collings MF mandolin in honey amber finish.


  • Body Length: 12 7/8"
  • Body Depth at Side: 1 13/16"
  • Lower Bout Width: 9 15/16"
  • Total Length: 27 7/16"
  • Scale Length: 13 7/8"
  • Standard Nut Width: 1 1/8"


  • Factory Strings: D' Addario J-74 (.011"-.040")
  • Recommended Gauges:
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