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Washburn M1S Solid Top Mandolin Pack   

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The Washburn M1S Mandolin with Accessories Pack includes a handcrafted solid spruce top mandolin that delivers resonance, clarity, and punch you woul...Click To Read More About This Product

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Handsome and homespun tone for a low and friendly price.

The Washburn M1S Mandolin with Accessories Pack includes 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. The M1S Mandolin Pack includes gig bag, pitch pipe, strap, picks, and instructional book to get first-timers on the right road quickly.

FEATURES
  • A-style elegant body design
  • Solid spruce top
  • Arched maple back
  • Maple sides
  • Bound rosewood fretboard
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Chrome inline tuners
  • 13-3/4" scale
  • Buffed gloss finish
  • Gig bag
  • Pitch pipe
  • Strap
  • Picks

Take the high road to bluegrass or old-timey heaven without taking out a mortgage on your barn. Order today.

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4.0

(based on 9 reviews)

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4.0

be prepared for some minor setup

By praisehim

from decatur, IL

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O.K. I have played guitar for 20 years and wanted some tonal variety, introduce the mandolin. For the price it cannot be beat (this is the main reason this mandolin was chosen). Out of the box:1. be prepared to do some setting up, it will arrive with the bridge uninstalled. This is EASY to do though, no drilling or screwing just set in place and held down by string tension. I did find a good video online that gave some good tips.2. change the strings, I have read countless reviews that claim the strings it comes with are junk, I put new strings on mine out of the box, this will help you set your intonation properly as well.To change the strings there is a plate at the bridge that is removable (a must to change the strings) you just pull up with some force and it will pop off, be careful it doesn't pop up and come down on ou r mandolin and nick the finish.Overall it took me about one hour to change the strings, place the bridge, and set the intonation, then it was time to have fun!After that hour the mandolin was a joy to play. I was strumming some familiar songs rather quickly. I think this will be a great option to add tonal variety to worship, and other outlets as well.

 
4.0

Great Deal!!! & How to set-up Bridge

By gfrederickson

from Minnesota

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This is a very good value. I bought one of these because it was so inexpensive. I wanted a solid top and choose this model over others in this price range because of the Maple back and sides, which is what the best hand curved Mandolins are usually made of.The Bridge blank that comes with this needs a little work (at least mine did) the feet of the bridge do not sit flush on the top. There is noyhing wrong with this all bridges for arched tops need to be fitted since all tops are not the same. I put some self sticking 120 grit on the top between the "F" holes and sanded the feet of the bridge until flush then used 240 grit to finish. The bridge should sit beteen the inside notches of the F holes. For best intonation measure from the nut to the 12th fret then center the bridge that same distance from the 12th fret. Also get a set of new strings when you order this! The D'Addario coated strings are great!

 
4.0

Quality for popular price

By MandoNYC

from New York City

Very nice quality finish. Did not come with instructions for bridge setup, however, immediately changed strings to D'Aaddario EXP74 mediums for better sound. String nut needed some fine tuning to eliminate buzz. And, get a nicer strap like the levy's. Included soft case is adequate for keeping the mando clean but a bit light weight for travel. Other than that, this a good value and has a limited lifetime warantee

 
4.0

Good One!

By DannyMac

from Tempe, AZ

This mandolin is my first, and I am glad to say it is. It has wonderful sound, easy to play, good quality. I have played around with others, and while I can get a better mandolin, this one is a steal for the low price. I would definitely recommend this one!

 
5.0

Suprising Sound for Your Dollar

By Bob-Sf8EJ

from Tulsa, Oklahoma

This little mandolin is entry level but don't let that fool you. Mine looks nice, has a nice full sound (for the money), and it frets ez and plays well. I looked at a Dean, a Johnson, and an Oscar Schmitt(by Washburn) before deciding on the Washburn M1S. For me, the others were not even close in overall value.

 
4.0

Washburn Mandolin Pack

By Gary-Tv6oV

from ATLANTA, GA

I recently purchased a Washburn M1S mandolin pack and I must say for the money it is a great value. It is the perfect instrument for the beginner and comes with a variety of accessories. The tone is clear, with the exception of the further up the neck you play the less clarity there seems to be. This is something one must expect from this price range of instrument. Overall, I am pleased!

 
5.0

Lovely instrument

By Richard-ezplR

from Mineral Wells, TX

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I'm really pleased with mine. It sounded great after I put some good strings on it. I also had to file off the bottom of the bridge just a bit, the action wasn't as low as I liked. But now, it plays like a dream, and the sound is very clean, and loud. Overall, I am quite pleased, and will probably purchase a hard shell case for it soon.

 
2.0

Looked great, mine defective

By Ed Foster

from South Portland, Maine

I was very impressed with the looks and overall product. I thought the tone was good but the fourth fret was too high which made a loud buzz that raising the action wouldn't take away. I'm sure a file would have fixed but it was new so I sent it back.

 
4.0

great sound, even for a beginner

By winter

from Portland, Or

I bought this beauty as a beginner and got my first lesson on set up out of the box. It came with the strings attached but the bridge in another compartment of the box. It took a little while for me to set up the bridge and re-string it, but once I did I was very pleased with the sound and overall playability. Would definitely recommend this instrument to another beginner, but save yourself the trouble of set up and take it to a shop.

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