Collings MT O

Collings MT O

Engelmann Spruce & Flame Maple
1-3/16" Nut

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Collings MT O oval hole mandolin with optional Sheraton Brown finish and ivoroid binding.

Body SizeA-Style
Top WoodEngelmann Spruce
Back & SidesFlame Maple
FingerboardEbony
Nut Width1-3/16" (Wide)
String Spacing1-9/16"
StringsD'Addario Medium EJ74 (11 - 40)
CaseCollings TKL Deluxe Geib-Style Case
Construction A-style
Top Engelmann spruce
Back/Sides/Neck Eastern flamed maple
Soundhole Oval hole
Body Binding Ivoroid (top) 90
Fingerboard Binding None
Peghead Binding None
Bracing X-brace
Bridge Ebony w/ adjustable saddle
Fingerboard Ebony w/ MOP dots
Nut 1-3/16"
String Spacing 1-9/16"
Neck Profile Rounded V
Neck Joint Dovetail
Frets Medium 18% nickel-silver
Truss Rod Fully Adjustable
Peghead Veneer Ebony w/ MOP Collings logo
Tuners Nickel Gotoh w/ black buttons
Scale Length 13-7/8"
Fingerboard Radius 7" - 11-5/8" compound
Body Finish Satin nitrocellulose lacquer
Body Finish Style Sheraton Brown 0
Pickguard None
Strings D'Addario EJ74 (.011" - .040")
Case Deluxe hardshell case by TKL

Founded by Bill Collings in 1973, Collings Guitars has grown to become one of the most respected names in acoustic music.

Avenue Guitars is proud to be a Collings Premier Dealer. This status is only given to the top 10 dealers out of nearly 150 Collings distributors worldwide

Craftsmanship

There are few builders who can match Collings when it comes to fit and finish.

Their instruments have clean, sharp lines and mirror-like finishes. Even small details like the meticulously polished saddle and the crisp inlay work demonstrate Collings' uncompromising devotion to quality.

This fanatical attention to detail results in instruments that look as beautiful they sound.

Wood Selection

Every Collings acoustic guitar, from their most affordable model to the highest end, are built with the finest tonewoods available. Each wood is acquired, acclimated, and hand-picked by Collings' master luthiers who choose each component with the whole tonality of the end instrument in mind.

Hand-Voiced Top

Rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach, Collings hand-voices each acoustic guitar top by sanding and carving it to the optimal thickness. This means that the character of the wood is shaped by a human ear and not an arbitrary number on a drum sander.

Tone

While tone is a subjective topic, we feel Collings instruments tend to have a complex, focused voice with excellent clarity and single note definition. 

They're extremely responsive, so you don't need to work very hard to produce great tone. That said, when you dig in you'll find that Collings guitars are some of the loudest, most powerful acoustic instruments around.

Every instrument naturally has its own unique personality depending on body size and tonewoods, but Collings' meticulous voicing and exacting construction techniques ensure that each guitar sounds as good as it possibly can.

Playability

Collings guitars and mandolins play exceptionally well right out of the box thanks to a combination of PLEK machine fret leveling and the skilled work of a Collings setup tech. 

Most players love the factory setup, but we're always happy to set up your new instrument to your exact preferences. The precision engineering of a Collings product means that we can work at tighter tolerances and make your guitar play EXACTLY the way you want.

Finish

One aspect of a Collings instrument that is difficult to capture in photos is the flat, glassy quality of their finish. It really has to be seen to be appreciated!

Collings' standard nitrocellulose lacquer finishes measure between .005" and .007" in thickness, maximizing acoustical response while providing excellent protection and aesthetics.

Consistency

With the exception of certain hardware items, Collings makes nearly all components in house. Even simple parts like bridge pins and pickguards are fabricated in the Colling shop.

Collings also takes advantage of the latest technology in CNC and laser cutting to eliminate variance and ensure that each instrument meets Bill's incredibly high standards

This tight control over every facet of production means that Collings instruments are incredibly consistent in terms of build quality, playability, and tone.

Small Production

The big guys are making amazing instruments, but Collings' lower production levels mean that each guitar or mandolin gets a level of personal care and attention that's just not possible on a large production scale.

A few numbers to put things in perspective: Over the last several years, Collings produced around about 1,500 flat top guitars a year, or roughly four a day. The major US-based brands build 400 to 500 guitars a day.

Warranty

Collings instruments have a lifetime warranty to the original owner.

In the 10+ years we've been a Collings dealers we can count the number of warranty issues we've had on one hand, but it's nice to know the protection is there if you need.

View the full Collings warranty.