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Fender FM-62SE Acoustic-Electric Mandolin  

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Double-cutaway thin profile body. Carved solid spruce top. Carved solid maple back and sides. Maple neck with 13.7" scale length. Rosewood fingerboar...Read More

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A thoroughly modern mandolin.

Double-cutaway thin profile body. Carved solid spruce top. Carved solid maple back and sides. Maple neck with 13.7" scale length. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Gold machine heads with pearl buttons. A special design piezo pickup with volume and tone controls provide plugged in sound. Other special touches include gold tailpiece, "F" holes, bound fingerboard and headstock, and pearl headstock inlays.

FEATURES
  • Double cutaway thin profile body
  • Carved solid spruce top
  • Carved solid maple back and sides
  • Maple neck with 13.7" scale length
  • Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
  • Gold machine heads with pearl buttons
  • A special design piezo pickup with volume and tone controls
  • Gold tailpiece
  • "F" holes
  • Bound fingerboard and headstock

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4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

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A smokin' mid-grade Mando!!

I purchased the FM62SE as an upgrade from the Fender FM52E. The fit & finish of this mando is very nice for a Korean made instrument. Since I almost always play amped-up, the...Read complete review

I purchased the FM62SE as an upgrade from the Fender FM52E. The fit & finish of this mando is very nice for a Korean made instrument. Since I almost always play amped-up, the built in piezo transducer is very convenient, and gives a more natural sound, although the pickup can be VERY bright. The tone control helps a bit, but I strongly recommend the use of an outboard processor to further smooth out the pickup's tone. Also, the tuners could be of a slightly higher quality (hence the "7" quality rating), but they do stay in tune with no problems. The solid spruce archtop and maple back & sides give the FM62 a good mid-range projection & volume similar to an "F-body" mando, making it a nice bluegrass/oldtime perfomer. I think it sounds as good as a Kentucky KM-675, Ephipone MM-50, or Tacoma M-3. The factory setup action on mine was a little high, but thanks to the adjustable truss rod & bridge the action can be easily adjusted to personal tastes. The snazzy 2-point bodystyle is a real attention getter, and contrary to popular belief, the FM62E WILL FIT into many "F-body" mandolin cases! If you are looking to step up from budget/beginner model mandolins, but you can't afford a $2000 custom job, This may be the axe for you!

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I do not recomend this mandolin. Not only are the pickups terrible (tons of uncontrollable feedback), they also stop working quite often. I had to replace my pickup 2 weeks after I...Read complete review

I do not recomend this mandolin. Not only are the pickups terrible (tons of uncontrollable feedback), they also stop working quite often. I had to replace my pickup 2 weeks after I bought this mando. If you plan on playing music in a live setting with drums or percussion i would not recommend this. It is more suited for strict acoustic playing, so if you want to play electric look for somthing better.

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3.0

You might get a good'n - mine nearly was!

By mcbrook

from Newark, DE

I bought this one and returned it! Too bright sounding and the frets show sloppy filing, you could see the filemarks. Plusses: truss rod and killer looks. Given the variation that exists in instruments, you might get a good one of these. But try before you buy!

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5.0

First Rate

By J. G. Akin

from Wilkes County, NC

I had one of these on order when I first heard of it. I have not been disappointed. In-bridge transducer gives a true mando tone. My trad BluGrass frends are stunned when I tell them my stage recordings are thru the board electric mando. Acoustic tone & volume are sufficiant for jam sessions, not just practice. On-board tone & volume allow for adjusting to your guitar player's "alcohol to volume" ratio w/o fooling with board, amp, preamp adjustments. I worry that the bridge/PU system might collapse in the future, but no probs yet after 3 years hard stage use. This is the only acous/elec inst that does both well. I rated low on features as I would like a radiused fingerboard. Otherwise, it's a pip...A-

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1.0

fender electric mandolins

By Drewland6

from providence RI

I do not recomend this mandolin. Not only are the pickups terrible (tons of uncontrollable feedback), they also stop working quite often. I had to replace my pickup 2 weeks after I bought this mando. If you plan on playing music in a live setting with drums or percussion i would not recommend this. It is more suited for strict acoustic playing, so if you want to play electric look for somthing better.

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4.0

I own one

Nice mandolin, had mine for a year, the pickup went out but it was replaced and works fine. the neck could be larger, I'm very happy with it and they guys in the band and the croud love it. Makes me shine and sounds and plays very good

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5.0

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By Ebrow75299

from Shelbyville, KY

Plays easily with very good acoustic sound. I like it as well as my Alvarez and my Kentucky.

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5.0

This is a wonderful mando!

By Zackohren

from texas

I've had this mando for 1 1/2 and I love it. It plays very well acoustic and the piezo p/u in the bridge gets a good sound thru to the amp.I've played with many professional musicians and they always remark how well it sounds acoustic and electric. The tone is loud and clean, the action is smooth and fun to play.If you need a good beginner to intermediate instrument, this one fits the bill and then some.

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4.0

A smokin' mid-grade Mando!!

By Tartan Phantom-.hqE4

from Murfreesboro, TN

I purchased the FM62SE as an upgrade from the Fender FM52E. The fit & finish of this mando is very nice for a Korean made instrument. Since I almost always play amped-up, the built in piezo transducer is very convenient, and gives a more natural sound, although the pickup can be VERY bright. The tone control helps a bit, but I strongly recommend the use of an outboard processor to further smooth out the pickup's tone. Also, the tuners could be of a slightly higher quality (hence the "7" quality rating), but they do stay in tune with no problems. The solid spruce archtop and maple back & sides give the FM62 a good mid-range projection & volume similar to an "F-body" mando, making it a nice bluegrass/oldtime perfomer. I think it sounds as good as a Kentucky KM-675, Ephipone MM-50, or Tacoma M-3. The factory setup action on mine was a little high, but thanks to the adjustable truss rod & bridge the action can be easily adjusted to personal tastes. The snazzy 2-point bodystyle is a real attention getter, and contrary to popular belief, the FM62E WILL FIT into many "F-body" mandolin cases! If you are looking to step up from budget/beginner model mandolins, but you can't afford a $2000 custom job, This may be the axe for you!

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5.0

great intermediate mandolin

By me-mb51G

from Glen Allen, VA

Great mandolin for intermediate. The acoustic sound is a bit brighter than my other mandolin. That may be because my other one was built in 1930s. I am very pleased with it over all. Would be nice if it had active EQ but if you set the tone just right, it sounds great plugged in. FYI, also good conversation piece. Expect lots of questions if you are seen with one.

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5.0

Best factory made a/e mandolin

By red_rimm

from Louisville, KY

After trying out quite a few different acoustic/electric mandolins, I decided on this one. It has the truest acoustic sound when plugged in, though the pickups can be a little bright if the tone knob is turned high. The action's good, too; it's a blast to play. The body style is cool but classy, just as long as you don't mind getting a few comments like, "that there's the smallest gee-tar I ever seen." :) Unless you want a custom job, this is your best choice for an acoustic/electric. My only real complaint is that I had to sand the inside of the f-holes (they were a little rough).

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5.0

Nice sound, good looks

By Bob-ILivz

from LaPorte, IN

For the price, my mandolin has as good a sound as ones costing hundreds more. Very satisfied.

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