An instant shop favorite! This one was just hand delivered from Collings and stopped us dead in our tracks. We are going to have to be careful not to put shop wear on it ourselves! Beautiful balanced, articulate tone with just the right amount of depth and complexity to complement the wonderful high end shimmer that Collings mandolins are famous for. And, to top it all off, the instrument is an absolute thing of beauty. This is what happens when you put the highest quality materials in the hands of masters of their craft. This is the total package. You might find something different but you won't find anything "better". Comes with a deluxe hardshell case bearing the Collings logo.