Lowe Vintage is an Authorized Dealer for Collings mandolins! From the Collings website:
"The Collings MF5 is our fully appointed F-model with a carved seasoned Red spruce top and premium maple back and sides. With its superb tone, elegant stylings and unmatched playability, the MF5 is sure to please the most discerning eyes and ears."
Top: Adirondack spruce
Back/Sides/Neck: Eastern flamed maple
Body Binding: Ivoroid with b/w side purfling
Fingerboard Binding: Ivoroid with b/w side purfling
Peghead Binding: Ivoroid with b/w side purfling
Bracing: Tone bars
Bridge: Ebony w/ Adjustable Saddle
Fingerboard: Ebony w/ MOP dots
Nut: 1 1/8"
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 and flourish
Tuners: Nickel Gotoh w/ ivoroid buttons
Scale Length: 13 7/8"
Fingerboard Radius: 5 1/2" - 11 5/8" compound
Body Finish: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Tailpiece: Collings original tailpiece
Serial number: F1993