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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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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

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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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4.0

let's get real with an honest review

By John

from San Antonio

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Mitchell MD100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    I bought this guitar on a special for about half the price being offered now. There were 4 on the floor at the time so I picked what I felt was the best. What I like the most was the looks and the full warm sound. Not as crisp as an all spruce top, but still a full warm tone. The price was what drew me to buying it. As far as the construction, it's very attractive and solidly built. The tuners are very good and it stays in tune well. What I didn't like was the set-up and fret job. The nut slots weren't cut at the proper depth, too shallow. The bridge was also way too high. The frets themselves did not have a smooth finish so when bending strings it had a grinding feel and sound. If your're expecting a guitar with the quality of a Gibson, Martin or Taylor, expect to be disappointed. It's not in the same class by any means. But remember it's less than one tenth the cost. I fixed the nut problem with deeper grooves. Replaced the bridge saddle with a new one that I trimmed much lower. Truss rod adjust couldn't help as the finger board where it met the body was angled up. This required fret leveling which I did myself. Also crowned the newly leveled frets and polished them off with some 00 steel wool. I got the action down to .085" at the low E string at the 12th fret, and the high E string down to .065". Not too shabby in my opinion, with no fret buzz. I've been playing and working on guitars more years than I wish to admit, lol. The finish on the guitar is nice and the neck is a smooth "D" shape which is comfy. For beginners this is an great starter. I mostly play electric guitars, so having a nice action is important to me. I use lite gauge strings. If you do fret work, know a luthier or guitar tech, that'd be good. Even paying to have this set-up right is worth the money. Gave this guitar 4 stars cause, after working on it, it's one of my favorites. It's my go to guitar when I just want to knock out a new lick, jam, take to beach or whatever. Good luck, have fun!

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    5.0

    Great guitar for the price

    By Jibber

    from Vermont

    About Me Novice

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Mitchell MD100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      Shopped around for a bargain priced guitar to replace my acoustic that met with an accident. I am a novice player, but have played for a number of years. My prior guitar had been customized, and played/sounded fantastic. I expected to pay at least twice the cost of this Mitchell to replace my prior acoustic.

      I went to my local shop and played every acoustic in the price range of this Mitchell, one to two hundred, as I just practice and jam with my guitar. By far, in construction, feel, and sound, the Mitchell was the absolute best choice. This was my instant favorite when compared to all others at this pricepoint. The sound is bright and clear. The feel is excellent, and the action and playability is great. Did not need any adjustments at all. The only "downsides" of this guitar that I have experienced are a slight buzz on a single note out of the box(not bothersome enough to bother trussing), and that the bass notes are not as deep as I'm used to. However, this is a relatively thin-bodied dreadnought, so I think that is to be expected. Fit and finish on all components is great, although I did notice some variation among different examples of the same guitar at my shop.

      I highly recommend this guitar for a beginner or even experienced player looking for an inexpensive, but playable acoustic. Very glad I made the purchase, and very happy with the guitar. Everything is great, and the construction materials are fantastic in this price range.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Don't Waste Your Money

      By Danny

      from Kansas City

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Verified Reviewer

      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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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Prepair to be blown away.

        By Tom

        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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          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.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Not bad for the money

          By Cheapguitars2014

          from Wisconsin

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          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!

            By jammer17

            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

              By Picker 1949

              from Corinth, Miss.

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              Ask me a question

              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 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!

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                MD100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

                By MissKitty

                from Bryan, Texas

                About Me Novice

                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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