MT2 O

Overview

MT2 OAs our fully appointed oval hole A-model, the MT2 O includes a high-gloss lacquer finish and full bindings. Built with select Red spruce and eastern maples, these mandolins produce a rich and vibrant tone that is well-suited for celtic, old-time, classical and jazz styles.

Mandolin Top Voicing

From the starting point of the wood's density and rigidity, each mandolin top is hand selected, evaluated, and carved to its own unique thickness; maximizing the tonal potential of each top. An Adirondack spruce top provides excellent clarity and focus with lots of projection and headroom.

Premium Tonewoods

Each of our mandolins, from our most affordable model to the highest end, are built with the finest tonewoods available. Each wood is acquired, acclimated, and hand selected by master luthiers who pick each component with the whole tonality of the end instrument in mind.

Playability

A combination of exacting PLEK machine leveling and hand fret dressing ensure a comfortable setup and silky fret feel. A compound 7-11 5/8 fingerboard radius, V shaped neck profile, and 1 9/16 inch string spacing creates an exceptional playability that is versatile for a wide range of styles.

High Gloss Finish

By meticulously hand-sanding between coats, our nitrocellulose lacquer finishes measure between .005 and .007 thousandths in final thickness, maximizing acoustical response while providing excellent protection and aesthetics.

Hardware

Each mandolin bridge and pickguard are handmade of solid ebony here in the Collings shop. Our tailpieces offer convenient top loading and are made of bronze to enhance string resonance. Gotoh tuners provide a smooth tuning feel and reliable operation.

Appointments

The Collings MT2 features a fully bound top & back, neck and peghead with black and white purfling. Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays and a Flourish peghead inlay complete the upscale aesthetics.

Sound-hole

An oval sound-hole is paired with X-style bracing to create a warm, open tonal response with rich overtones and an enhanced presence in the bass and low mids. A wide 1 3/16 inch nut and 13 fret neck join further distinguish the feel and tone of our oval hole mandolins from their F-style counterparts.

Make It Your Own

Collings mandolins feature several options including varieties of top wood, nut widths, inlays and more. Each Collings instrument can be configured to match your playing style and aesthetic preference

ConstructionA-style
TopAdirondack spruce
Back/Sides/NeckEastern flamed maple
SoundholeOval hole
Body BindingIvoroid with b/w top and side purfling
Fingerboard BindingIvoroid with b/w side purfling
Peghead BindingIvoroid with b/w side purfling
BracingX-brace
BridgeEbony w/ adjustable saddle
FingerboardEbony w/ MOP dots
Nut1 3/16"
String Spacing1 9/16"
Neck ProfileRounded V
Neck JointDovetail
FretsMedium 18% nickel-silver
Truss RodFully Adjustable
Peghead VeneerEbony w/ MOP Collings logo and flourish
TunersNickel Gotoh w/ ivoroid buttons
Scale Length13 7/8"
Fingerboard Radius7" - 11 5/8" compound
Body FinishHigh gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
PickguardNone
StringsD'Addario EJ74 (.011" - .040")
CaseDeluxe hardshell case by TKL
Neck Profile Diagram

*Actual measurments may vary slightly due to hand-sanding and finishing variables.

Body Length12 7/8"
Body Depth1 13/16"
Lower Bout Width9 15/16"
Total Length27 7/16"

Custom Options

  • Adirondack Spruce (standard)
  • Engelmann Spruce
  • Birdseye Maple
  • Quilted Maple
  • Honey Amber
  • Blonde
  • Black Top
  • Merlot
  • Sheraton Brown
  • Tangerine Sunburst
  • Cream Top

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