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Mitchell MD100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar   

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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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

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.

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 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (8)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (9)
  • Practicing (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Novice (4)

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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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Bargain !

By Jeffo

from Woonsocket, R.I.

About Me Professional Musician

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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.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Mitchell MD 100 Steel String Acoustic Guitar

Comments about Mitchell MD100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

Mitchell makes a very nice guitar for the price. Again, I would give more than a 10 here if possible. By just re-conditioning the neck, buffing the frets, and changing the strings which took about 2 hours time, the instrument turned out to be a very nice instrument. I have several other much more expensive instruments, but plan to keep this one for a long, long time.
The guitar is made of all laminated woods, including the spruce top. I've been told for years that there is a distinct difference between solid and laminated woods in guitars, especially for the top. Usually solid woods cost far more. As an example, Mitchell's MD 100S, boasts a solid spruce top, but it retails for $120 more than the MD 100. In my view, the MD 100's laminate top didn't seem to really make any difference. When played side-by-side with some other manufacturers solid top guitars, this instument was completely comperable. The guitar had many qualities I would expect in a much more expensive guitar. Because it is a dreadnought, you would expect a powerful sound; it did not disappoint me. It also has a sweet balanced tone throughout the registers, and as far as I could tell near perfect intonation between the open string note and twelfth fret pitch either fretted or playing harmonic.

The original factory strings were poor quality and corroded out of the box. Also, the wood on the fretboard and bridge were very dry. I reconditioned the wood on the fretboard and bridge, buffed the frets with 0000 steel wool, and replaced the strings with Martin Marquis 80/20 light gage strings. After a couple of days of playing, the guitar really came to life. For the price it is truly remarkable.

If you use a strap, consider purchasing some black guitar strap buttons since it doesn't have one on the neck where it joins the body. Black will match the one that comes on the lower bout.
For the price, it is very good. The finish is well one. The tuners could be better and on the G string require some "tinkering with" to get an exact pitch, but again, for the money I can't complain.
If I could, I would give it a much higher rating value wise. For the money, you won't go wrong on this purchase.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best guitar for the price!

By jammer17

from Chicago

About Me Novice

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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!

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Inexpensive Acoustic that plays and sounds great.

    By Thad Sand

    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.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar

    By Owner and happy

    from Port Charlotte FL

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    Comments about Mitchell MD100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    Very well made and the finish is flawless. I put on Martin extra light strings and gave the neck a little adjustment to increase the relief. The sound is very loud and clear. It is hard to know how this guitar can be sold for such a good price! U bought this to be a backup for my Washburn but it may become number one.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Mitchell MD-100s Best Kept Secret

    By William Wilson

    from Florida

    Comments about Mitchell MD100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    The guitar's tone," finish an craftsmanship is fantastic.I just received my MD-100S and it is as good if not better than all the good reviews it has been getting. Major guitar manufactures probably would not want you to be able to see", hold, or play a MD-100 before deciding to purchasing their guitar. Why??? While check this guitar out and find out for yourself.... It is just a great value for the money.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    amazing value

    By Picker 1949

    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.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    very satisfied

    By stoopidhead91

    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!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      BEST Guitar Bargain

      By Ralph Onion

      from Frostproof, FL

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      Comments about Mitchell MD100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      I am a guitar collector and player for over 40 years. This Mitchell MD100 is an excellent crafted and sounding guitar. I still can't believe the price. Definately not just a good beginners guitar! This thing is a serious guitar. The sound is crisp and clear from bass to treble. I can not find ONE flaw in any part of it. I have paid alot more for accoustics that I had to send back. Do not hesitate to buy one of these. Made in China obviously by craftsmen who know what they are doing. This sweetheart could sell for a lot more money. I mean alot more money, no bull.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Check this one out -- GREAT guitar

      By Nitetrain

      from Remington, Indiana

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      Comments about Mitchell MD100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      I have been playing professionally for 40 years. Due to he bad economy I was forced to sell my high dollar guitars. I needed a good acoustic flattop but couldn't spend very much. I stopped into a guitar store that stocked this Mitchell MD 100. I could not believe the action, the tone, and the quality. It was a NO BRAINER. All my Martin buddies now own one. Recommend this one to beginners and pro alike.

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