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Mitchell MD100S Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural 

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Overview

  • Body Style: Dreadnought
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back: Mahogany
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $399.99
  • Your Savings:
    - $210.00
  • Your Price:
    $18999

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      Expect years of playing pleasure with this powerful guitar.

      The Mitchell MD100S is a full-sized dreadnought guitar with a solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides. This quality built guitar has all the traditional elements you would expect to find in instruments costing much more, with plenty of volume and incredible tone. Case sold separately.

      Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

      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

      Room-filling tone at a price too good to pass up. Order today.

       
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      MitchellMD100S Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
       
      4.7

      (based on 48 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (39)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Fun to play (7)
      • Good audio (7)
      • Good feel (6)
      • Stays in tune (5)
      • Consistent (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming (8)
        • Practicing (7)
        • Recording (3)
        • Small venues (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (6)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Excellent value

        I originally purchased this as a "Condition 4" for cheap with a hole punched in the back down by the endpin. Even with that hole, it played and sounded...Read complete review

        I originally purchased this as a "Condition 4" for cheap with a hole punched in the back down by the endpin. Even with that hole, it played and sounded beautifully.

        I fixed the hole and settled upon Martin M-530 Phosphor Bronze Extra Lights. I played it like that for a couple years.

        I recently had it professionally set up, the frets leveled (they were pretty worn) and had a Tusq nut and saddle. I also moved up to the slightly heavier M-540 PB Lights for strings.

        These changes have transformed this instrument. It had a strong voice before, but whoa, the Tusq nut and saddle along with the slightly heavier strings have given it a far richer, more powerful voice than ever before.

        I play live performances with this guitar using both an AKG Perception 170 mic on the guitar and a K&K Pure Mini piezo pickup with a preamp. It sounds great.

        I have zero desire to replace it "in-kind" with another, more expensive dreadnought acoustic. I'm thinking about getting a Recording King ROS-06 simply to try out a 000 style guitar and the wider neck, but not to replace this Mitchell.

        I still feel like I won the lottery every time I play this guitar.

        VS

        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Reconsider

        I would not recommend this guitar. Based on the reviews, I thought this guitar would be great. However, as soon as I opened the box I could tell otherwise. I first noticed...Read complete review

        I would not recommend this guitar. Based on the reviews, I thought this guitar would be great. However, as soon as I opened the box I could tell otherwise. I first noticed a very strong glue smell which was really overpowering. I noticed the very thin wood which looked really cheap. The fret ends need to be filed, they are not at all smooth. The guitar has a somewhat good tone which is the only reason it got anything other than a 1 star rating. I would recommend at least playing one of these before you buy it.
        Nothing fancy.
        Poor.
        Not great when you consider the quality.

        Reviewed by 48 customers

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        good deal, fast shipping

        By melvinusher

        from Omaha, NE

        About Me Novice

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • School Bands

          Comments about Mitchell MD100S Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          I ordered it yesterday, it arrived today (standard ground). The fretwork is good. Easy on the fingers.
          Loud as a freight train when strummed hard. Long sustain. Intonation good.It has "Nubone XB" nut & saddle (made by graph-tech). It feels lightweight, which is OK with me. I'm using the strings that came with it. I am only a beginner and this is my opinion.

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Guitar For the Value. Period.

          By Liquid_Guitar

          from Michigan

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Mitchell MD100S Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            All I can say, for the price paid, I am absolutely blown away by this guitar. I ordered the natural finish. The first thing you notice is this really is a beautiful looking guitar. Classy, not too flashy. Nobody would guess its low price.

            Its physical beauty matches its tone. The solid spruce top and mahogany body sound stunning. Just so rich, warm and musical. It'll give you plenty of volume too. Whether you're fingerpicking or strumming. It has its own sound.

            This guitar plays lovely right out of the box. The acdtion is nice and low without any buzz. I haven't noticed any intonation problems.
            The tuners seem to keep it in tune for a long time. And kudos to MF for shipping it safely and quickly.

            The bottom line is this is the best darn value for an acoustic dreadnought (with a solid top!) I've ever seen. I've paid over twice the amount for acoustics that don't hold a candle to this one. You can't go wrong with this guitar.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent value

            By Brett Cammack

            from Daytona Beach, FL

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Live Performances
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Mitchell MD100S Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

              I originally purchased this as a "Condition 4" for cheap with a hole punched in the back down by the endpin. Even with that hole, it played and sounded beautifully.

              I fixed the hole and settled upon Martin M-530 Phosphor Bronze Extra Lights. I played it like that for a couple years.

              I recently had it professionally set up, the frets leveled (they were pretty worn) and had a Tusq nut and saddle. I also moved up to the slightly heavier M-540 PB Lights for strings.

              These changes have transformed this instrument. It had a strong voice before, but whoa, the Tusq nut and saddle along with the slightly heavier strings have given it a far richer, more powerful voice than ever before.

              I play live performances with this guitar using both an AKG Perception 170 mic on the guitar and a K&K Pure Mini piezo pickup with a preamp. It sounds great.

              I have zero desire to replace it "in-kind" with another, more expensive dreadnought acoustic. I'm thinking about getting a Recording King ROS-06 simply to try out a 000 style guitar and the wider neck, but not to replace this Mitchell.

              I still feel like I won the lottery every time I play this guitar.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Incredible for the price

              By AJ

              from Augusta, GA

              About Me Experienced

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Bright Tone
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Carry Around
                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Mitchell MD100S Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                I've been playing for years. My parents got me this for Christmas a few years ago. Since then, i've had the chance to change it, but i have always refused. I've played on taylor guitars that did not sound or feel as nice as this. I did sand down the neck to remove the polish, which is how i enjoy it.

                I have not found a single other acoustic in this price range that can compare (new, that is). I would highly recommend this for beginners, or anybody needing an acoustic to have around.

                Also, it is extremely light.

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great deal for a solid top!

                By Kpag3030

                from Albany, NY

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Stays In Tune
                • Very Good Tone

                Cons

                • Lacks Finishing

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Mitchell MD100S Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                I am a journeyman level player (maybe a little better) and first off, I recommend this guitar. You can't find a solid top, mahogany back and sides ( non-laminate) guitar at this price point anywhere. It will age nicely and will give any level player years of enjoyment. I have a Martin and I LOVE that guitar! With that said, the Mitchell md100s is my everyday beater. I get a ton of enjoyment out of it and, when set up correctly, it really does play like a more expensive guitar. Flaws: Frets are not filed down, needs adjustment out of the box, overall construction is what keeps the price down. Very good guitar for the price, however. Check it out! While you're at it, look at the 200s and the 300s.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Best Bang for your Buck

                By AJ

                from Augusta, GA

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Bright
                • Durable
                • Fun To Play
                • Great tone
                • Rich Sound

                Cons

                • Cheap
                • Fret buzz
                • Glue Is Messy
                • Poor Construction

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • School Bands

                Comments about Mitchell MD100S Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                I've played on friends Taylor's and Martins. They are incredible, and after playing on an Epi Hummingbird and ej, i was almost sold to them. But the price and sound blew me away. Harmonics are a bit weak on this guitar, but it still sounds incredible. It's a great knock around guitar we all need for a quick trip downtown!

                Comment on this review

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Don't leave home without one

                By B

                from western pa

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming

                  Comments about Mitchell MD100S Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                  I owm 2 Mitchell guitars and I won't leave home without them. Been playing for about 40 years and will not play in plubic and sound bad. Bottom line these guitars sound good and if some druink falls or steps on one you just buy another put some ej16s on it and it will sound as good as anything at the party. Why would you take a Gison or a Martin or any other high end guitar out in the elements and maybe have something happen to it when they make such a great sounding guitar that you can pass out at the fire and let everybody play, yes even your buddy that gets drunk and falls over everything. Just let him play and sing along and don't worry. Mitchell guitars don't leave home without one.

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  She be jammin

                  By GRAMPS

                  from Locust Grove, Ga

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Rich Sound

                  Cons

                  • NONE

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Screamo

                  Comments about Mitchell MD100S Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                  I bought this guitar for my grand-daughter, she visits and doesn't always bring her guitar, so she now has one at my house for practice.

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  pleasant surprise

                  By James Johnson

                  from Florida

                  Comments about Mitchell MD100S Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                  Unbelievable deal for the money. Good workmanship, great action, and lots of resonance. I am still in shock about how good it plays....

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Reconsider

                  By Eugene Muse Jr.

                  from Tarboro, NC

                  Comments about Mitchell MD100S Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

                  I would not recommend this guitar. Based on the reviews, I thought this guitar would be great. However, as soon as I opened the box I could tell otherwise. I first noticed a very strong glue smell which was really overpowering. I noticed the very thin wood which looked really cheap. The fret ends need to be filed, they are not at all smooth. The guitar has a somewhat good tone which is the only reason it got anything other than a 1 star rating. I would recommend at least playing one of these before you buy it.
                  Nothing fancy.
                  Poor.
                  Not great when you consider the quality.

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