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Mitchell MD100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar  Natural 

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The Mitchell MD100 is a full-sized dreadnought has a traditional laminated spruce top and mahogany body for rich low end, blossoming mids, and bright...Read More

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The Mitchell MD100 is a full-sized dreadnought has a traditional laminated spruce top and mahogany body for rich low end, blossoming mids, and bright trebles. Mother-of-pearl dots on the rosewood fingerboard and an abalone rosette make it an even better value.! Case sold separately.

Traditional styling gives this powerful instrument plenty of volume and low-end tone.

FEATURES
  • Body Style: Dreadnought
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back: Mahogany
  • Sides: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • No. of frets: 20/14 open
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Neck width at body: 2-1/8"
  • String spacing at saddle E-E: 2-1/8"
  • Inlay pattern: Mother of Pearl dots
  • Rosette: Abalone
  • Binding: White with Black/White/Black Purfling
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Bridgepins: Black
  • Saddle: Compensated
  • Width at Upper Bout: 11-3/8"
  • Width at Lower Bout: 15-3/8"
  • Maximum Depth: 4-3/4"
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Tuners: Chrome
  • Case sold separately

Big sound from this affordable dreadnought. Order today.

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MitchellMD100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (7)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (7)
  • Practicing (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing Bargain !

I wanted to add another Acoustic to my collection since that is what I strictly play now, so this past Friday I went shopping and looked around and saw this kid playing one of...Read complete review

I wanted to add another Acoustic to my collection since that is what I strictly play now, so this past Friday I went shopping and looked around and saw this kid playing one of these and from what I was hearing, thought it had to be a much more expensive instrument. Imagine my surprise when I discovered how much it actually cost and what it was made of. Of course after trying it out, I bought one and went home. The set up on this was absolutely perfect , with no fret edges protruding or any fret buzz at all. The only thing I did was to clean the fret board with some Lemon oil and put on a new set of Elixirs and she was ready to go. This has a nice, crisp, bright, yet full sound to it , which reminds me of a Martin and it stays in tune, which is a huge plus. I own 2 Fender Acoustics that cost more than this and this baby blows them both away in both tone and build quality. This is definitely a keeper and now I'm tempted to sell my Fenders and start investing in more Mitchells.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't Waste Your Money

I've never found anything good to say about Mitchell instruments. I've owned two, my students have owned several, and I've played my share at guitar stores.

They are, simply put,...Read complete review

I've never found anything good to say about Mitchell instruments. I've owned two, my students have owned several, and I've played my share at guitar stores.

They are, simply put, poor quality instruments. I gather most are sold to students or grandmothers who are far too trusting of the sales people. Both instruments I have owned were gifted (because they needed too much work to be of value to anyone).

Enough ranting, let's be specific:

Overall design does not create a pleasing sound nor resonate very well. I've tried several string types, brands, and gauges to attempt to overcome this limitation. To no avail. Tone woods are low, low quality.

In addition, neck is poorly crafted and the scoop just north of the nut gets in the way of any fret work from frets two and one. The heal design makes higher fretting difficult (it sticks out way too far). Finish work is sloppy and the clear poly finish is thick (my guess is that this is deadening what little sound there is).

My overall impression of the body is it is far too bulky even for a dreadnaught.

Don't buy. There are many better options out there. Epiphone, Ibanez, and Yamaha all have better built and sounding guitars for about the same price point as this one. Spending another fifty to one hundred and you can purchase a far, far superior instrument.

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1.0

Don't Waste Your Money

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from Kansas City

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Pros

    Cons

    • Flat Sound
    • Not Consistent
    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

    • Burning in Effigy

    Comments about Mitchell MD100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    I've never found anything good to say about Mitchell instruments. I've owned two, my students have owned several, and I've played my share at guitar stores.

    They are, simply put, poor quality instruments. I gather most are sold to students or grandmothers who are far too trusting of the sales people. Both instruments I have owned were gifted (because they needed too much work to be of value to anyone).

    Enough ranting, let's be specific:

    Overall design does not create a pleasing sound nor resonate very well. I've tried several string types, brands, and gauges to attempt to overcome this limitation. To no avail. Tone woods are low, low quality.

    In addition, neck is poorly crafted and the scoop just north of the nut gets in the way of any fret work from frets two and one. The heal design makes higher fretting difficult (it sticks out way too far). Finish work is sloppy and the clear poly finish is thick (my guess is that this is deadening what little sound there is).

    My overall impression of the body is it is far too bulky even for a dreadnaught.

    Don't buy. There are many better options out there. Epiphone, Ibanez, and Yamaha all have better built and sounding guitars for about the same price point as this one. Spending another fifty to one hundred and you can purchase a far, far superior instrument.

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    5.0

    Prepair to be blown away.

    By 

    from Washington, PA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Beautifully appointed
    • Great Construction
    • Outstanding Value
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Mitchell MD100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      I started playing guitar in elementary school, taking lessons from 5th grade until I graduated 8 years later(Thanks Mom and Dad!!). I have played in many thrown together bands, genres ranging from Jass, to country and my absolute favorite ..Bluegrass. Being 36 years old now...I have owned and played quite a few guitars. This Mitchell is every bit as good as these other reviews say that it is. Unboxing the guitar, I noticed the action was a little high for my taste due to the height of the saddle. After hydrating the neck(lemon oil) and bridge, dropping the saddle height and a string change, this thing absolutely blows me away. My latest guitar was a Martin DM. I bought that from a Guitar Center about 6 years ago as a treat to myself. I was prepared to spend a lot more than what I spent that day on that Martin, but I played everything they had in their acoustic room and that DM blew away everything else hanging on the hooks. WITH THAT SAID...If this Mitchell DM100 was hanging on the wall that day, I would have saved a lot of money, because it would have been the guitar I would have taken home. It sounds THAT GOOD!!! The tone from this guitar across the board..bass,mids,trebles is so rich. How did Mitchell get this sound out of a laminate-top budget guitar??!! If you took my Guild, Martin, or this Mitchell and strummed a G cord, The Mitchell's midrange and fullness jumps out at you..that is saying something!!
      As far as looks go, the Mitchell is very pretty. The inlays, bindings, fret work, and finish are all superb. The only negative in my opinion of the aesthetics is the budget pick guard. Luckily it is only a cheap self adhesive and can very easily be removed. If you are looking at getting your first guitar, I HIGHLY Recommend The DM100. Get someone to help you set the action and you will be playing an instrument that rivals guitars costing MUCH more.

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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing Bargain !

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      from Woonsocket, R.I.

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      Comments about Mitchell MD100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      I wanted to add another Acoustic to my collection since that is what I strictly play now, so this past Friday I went shopping and looked around and saw this kid playing one of these and from what I was hearing, thought it had to be a much more expensive instrument. Imagine my surprise when I discovered how much it actually cost and what it was made of. Of course after trying it out, I bought one and went home. The set up on this was absolutely perfect , with no fret edges protruding or any fret buzz at all. The only thing I did was to clean the fret board with some Lemon oil and put on a new set of Elixirs and she was ready to go. This has a nice, crisp, bright, yet full sound to it , which reminds me of a Martin and it stays in tune, which is a huge plus. I own 2 Fender Acoustics that cost more than this and this baby blows them both away in both tone and build quality. This is definitely a keeper and now I'm tempted to sell my Fenders and start investing in more Mitchells.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Not bad for the money

      By 

      from Wisconsin

      About Me Novice

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      Pros

      • Rich Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • School Bands

        Comments about Mitchell MD100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        Bought 2 of these. Frets a little sharp. I needs good strings for sure. High E broke on one of them the first time I tuned it. Other than that its a great guitar for the money. Now off to tune the other one.

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        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best guitar for the price!

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        from Chicago

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune
        • Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Mitchell MD100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          I've had this guitar for over 2 years now and it still plays the same as it did when I first got it. It is BY FAR the best bang for your buck! I've already gotten 2 years out of it and will definitely get many, many more. I changed the strings but other than that, no other adjustments were made. The construction of this instrument is fantastic. It looks amazing: it's a very pretty guitar. I can't believe how good the quality is for that low of a price. Being a teenager who just plays in their free time, this guitar is absolutely perfect. I couldn't be happier with this purchase. When in doubt, just get it! It's an amazing guitar, and you will not be disappointed!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          amazing value

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          from Corinth, Miss.

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          Pros

          • GREAT LOOKING
          • Great sound
          • Handles Very Well

          Cons

          • NONE

          Best Uses

          • Blends Well
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Mitchell MD100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          I purchased a Mitchell MD300 from Musicians Friend last year & was extremely pleased. I found a Mitchell MD100 at a local flea market recently & it is a terrific instrument. It was used, but in very good condition. I changed the bridge pins & put a set of Martin SP custom lights on it & I would be proud to play it anywhere in any occasion. This one, like my Md300 has a permanent home. The Mitchell guitars are well worth the money.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          very satisfied

          By 

          from Colorado Springs, CO

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Mitchell MD100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            I really like this guitar, I've mostly played electric guitars but when I picked this one up at guitar center for a very great price, I fell in love with it. I did however feel the need for new strings so I went with the "Ernie Ball 80/20 bronze alloy (Earthwood) medium light acoustic strings". and yeah it sounds amazing now. really gives the guitar that warm campfire music sound/feel. I definitely recommend this guitar to anyone who wants great sound and great feel, and if you have a tight budget. you WONT find a better acoustic guitar for that awesome of a deal. enjoy, everybody!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            MD100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

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            from Bryan, Texas

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Mitchell MD100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

              I am thrilled with this guitar.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great "Beater" Guitar

              By 

              from Arkansas

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              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Mitchell MD100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                Needed a "beater" guitar to leave at church. Trusted the reviews and glad I did! You won't find a better guitar for the bucks. Put a set of DR Black Beauties in 11GA on it. Amazed at the sound. If you are looking for something to throw in the vehicle and drag around to jam with, then this is your baby.

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                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Inexpensive Acoustic that plays and sounds great.

                By 

                from Sioux City, Iowa

                Comments about Mitchell MD100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                This is a good looking, solid guitar and I'm very happy with my purchase. I've only had it for 4 days so we'll see what it looks like in a couple years but at this price, who cares.
                I wanted a cheap or shall I say inexpensive acoustic guitar for around the house. I have a vintage Harmony Montery "f" hole acoustic but it doesn't project as well nor does it have the full body sound of a standard acoustic. Plus I really don't like taking it out of the house for fear of it getting damaged so I started researching budge acoustics and was surprised at all the options. I read the reviews others had posted on the Mitchell MD100 vs some of the other brands and decided that for the price what did I really have to lose. I took the advise of one other reviewers and purchased a set of Martin Marquis extra light strings to go with it. The guitar appeared to be pretty good quality out of the box but the strings that came with it had to go. Changed the strings and was playing in minutes. Some others reviews mentioned adjusting the neck but mine seems to be fine.
                Find me a better guitar for the buck.

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