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Washburn M1S Acoustic Mandolin Sunburst

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The Washburn M1S Mandolin is a handcrafted solid spruce top mandolin that delivers resonance, clarity, and punch you wouldn't expect to find in this ...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 10-11-2017

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Handsome and homespun tone for a low and friendly price.

The Washburn M1S Mandolin is a handcrafted solid spruce top mandolin that delivers resonance, clarity, and punch you wouldn't expect to find in this price range. Maple back and sides deliver good looks and crisp high end. Bound rosewood fingerboard plays smooth and easy while inline machine heads make stable tuning a breeze. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Body Type: Mandolin "A"
  • Body Wood: Maple
  • Top wood: Solid spruce
  • Scale Length: 13.75"
  • Neck Joint: Set
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Inlays: Pearl dot
  • # frets: 20
  • Scale: 13 3/4"
  • Nut Width: 1.13" (28mm)
  • Fretboard Radius: none
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Tuners: Open gear
  • Hardware color: Chrome
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Case sold separately
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WashburnM1S Acoustic Mandolin
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing mandolin

By Hardware_Hank

from Bismarck, ND

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Pros

  • Playability
  • Sound Projection
  • Sound Quality
  • Tuners

Cons

  • Strings

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • Small Shows

Comments about Washburn M1S Acoustic Mandolin:

I bought this mandolin because of the price and the brand. I knew that I would have to perform a basic setup of placing, adjusting the bridge, and tuning. You can bring it to a music shop, or do it yourself. After I got it set up and began playing, I fell in love with the tone and quality, but the strings dug into my fingers horribly, so I replaced them with a set of D'Addario J78 Phosphor strings, and now it plays so much faster, easier, and with a better sound. This mandolin sounds just about as good as my $550 Washburn M3SW. It is definitely worth it. This was my first mandolin and I still play it on a regular basis. I have owned it for over half a year and have only had to tune it once.

Whether you are strumming with your fingers or using a *light* gauge pick, you can be sure it will have a loud sound projection if wanted.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great For The Price

By RDM

from Charlottesville, Va

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Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

  • None Seen

Best Uses

  • Learning
  • Practicing

Comments about Washburn M1S Acoustic Mandolin:

Great playing and sounding instrument. Once set up as good as any instrument at the same price. Very satisfactory for starter mandolin.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tony the tiger would say GGRREEAATT

By Robert Buchanan

from Arizona

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Pros

  • Clarity
  • Good Tone
  • Projection
  • Solid Top Back
  • Tone

Cons

  • Ships With Bridge Loose
  • Strings

Best Uses

  • Beginner
  • Practicing
  • Tone Differentiation

Comments about Washburn M1S Acoustic Mandolin:

This was bought as a re-stock item. Easily worth 3x the price I paid, because I do my own set-ups (strings, bridge, nut, etc).

I'm not ready to do 'DUELING MANDOLINS' or any serious instrumental work, but this gives you the tone you expect from a basic carved top and back at a great price. Tuners are smooth. Didn't need anything other than bridge placement and strings of my choice to make it first class.

If you need something much better than this, the you are talking serious money.

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