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CollingsMT Mandola

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The MT Mandola is our entry-level satin finish mandola with simplified appointments. But don't let the "entry-level" part fool you- its built with the same quality construction as our higher end models. It has a comfortable 15.9" scale length, and can be played just like a mandolin, but the low C string adds a whole new dimension of musical possibilities. With a fully carved Adirondack spruce top and maple back and sides, the MT Mandola is undoubtedly one of the best values out there in a professional quality A-style Mandola.

Standard Features Include:

  • Select Adirondack spruce top
  • Select maple back, sides and neck
  • Parallel tone bar bracing
  • F-soundholes
  • Tortoise-style top binding
  • Satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Unbound "Haircut" 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 11/16" string spacing
  • 7"-15" Compound fingerboard radius
  • 1 5/16" Bone nut
  • 15.9" 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-76 (.015"-.052")
  • Collings deluxe hardshell case by TKL

Top Options:

  • 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."

Todd Lombardo - Collings MT Mandola - Improvised performance

Our friend Todd Lombardo dropped by the shop and was kind enough to give us an improvised performance on the Collings MT Mandola he was checking out.


  • Body Length: 15 3/16"
  • Body Depth at Side: 2 1/16"
  • Lower Bout Width: 11 1/4"
  • Total Length: 29 3/8"
  • Scale Length: 15.9"
  • Standard Nut Width: 1.3"


  • Factory Strings: D'Addario J-76 (.015"-.052")
  • Recommended Gauges:
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