At Telluride Music Co., we are honored to be an Authorized Dealer of Collings guitars and mandolins. The MF is Collings’ most basic F-style mandolin, but like everything Collings, “basic” is a relative word. This is a premium instrument built with uncompromising precision and unparalleled attention to detail, using the finest quality tone woods and components available. This MF (serial #1807) features a carved solid Adirondack Spruce top that shows some nice bear claw and beautiful carved solid Flame Maple back, sides and neck. It is set up with Gotoh Elite tuners, a 1-1/8″ bone nut, a genuine ebony bridge and Collings’ sleek tailpiece, which is more functional and easier for changing strings than many inferior tailpiece designs. Like most Collings mandolins, it is set up with a compound radius fingerboard for smooth action and playability. As for tone, this MF does not disappoint. Bluegrass players will be at home with its strong, articulate projection and chop that cuts through any mix, but players from any genre will enjoy its versatility and its fat and balanced–though bright and cutting–sound. The simple understated appointments match the satin sunburst beautifully, allowing the natural figure of the fine tone woods to really shine. Please call (970) 728-9592 or e-mail for an in-hand description.