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The Collings MF5 V features the same construction and appointments as the standard MF5 (as shown), but includes an oil-based varnish finish and a ivoroid-bound ebony pickguard. Available with optional Waverly tuners.

Standard Features Include:

  • Select Adirondack spruce top
  • Premium figured maple back, sides and neck
  • Parallel tone bar bracing
  • F-soundholes
  • Grained ivoroid top/back/neck & peghead binding
  • Black/white purflings
  • Full high-gloss varnish finish
  • Bound Florentine-style headstock
  • 13 Degree headstock angle
  • Ebony peghead overlay w/Collings logo and flourish inlay
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Mortise and tenon neck joint
  • 22-frets, neck joins the body at the 15th fret
  • V shaped neck profile with 1 9/16" string spacing
  • 5 1/2"-11 5/8" Compound fingerboard radius
  • 1 1/8" Bone nut
  • 13 7/8" Scale length
  • Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
  • Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Custom adjustable floating ebony bridge
  • Collings original hand-engraved one-piece nickel or gold tailpiece
  • Nickel or gold tuners with black or pearl buttons
  • Recommended string gauge - D'Addario J-74 (.011"-.040")
  • Collings deluxe hardshell case by TKL

Top Options:

  • Adirondack Spruce (standard)
  • Engelmann Spruce

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."

Kym Warner - MF5 V

Kym Warner of The Greencards with his personal Collings MF5 V mandolin.


  • Body Length: 12 7/8"
  • Body Depth at Side: 1 13/16"
  • Lower Bout Width: 9 15/16"
  • Total Length: 27 7/16"
  • Scale Length: 13 7/8"
  • Standard Nut Width: 1 1/8"


  • Factory Strings: D' Addario J-74 (.011"-.040")
  • Recommended Gauges:
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