Here’s a brand new Collings MT mandolin, with a carved Englemann spruce top and eastern flamed maple back and sides and tortoise binding. Tone bar bracing, ebony bridge and fingerboard, dovetail neck joint and rounded V carve. 13 7/8 scale.  I’ll let Collings describe it:

“The MT is our entry-level satin finish A-model with simplified appointments. But don’t let the “entry-level” part fool you — it’s built with the same quality construction as our higher end models. With a fully carved Englemann spruce top and maple back and sides, the MT is undoubtedly one of the best values out there in a professional quality A-style mandolin.”

With hardshell case and lifetime warranty. List is $2850, my price $2565. Serial #A3266