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Mitchell MDJ10 Junior Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar with Gig Bag  Natural 

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The Mitchell MDJ10 Junior Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar has a reduced scale and body size that make it a perfect choice for the little guitarist-in-tra...Read More

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A perfect guitar for small hands.

The Mitchell MDJ10 Junior Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar has a reduced scale and body size that make it a perfect choice for the little guitarist-in-training, as well as an incredible travel guitar. Equipped with a solid Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and a carved mahogany back for increased bass response, it generates a balanced tone with plenty of projection.

Covered-gear tuners keep The MDJ10 guitar in tune from song to song. The Mitchell MDJ10's dovetail neck joint gives the guitar strength and sustain. The rosewood bridge and fretboard bring out clarity in the tone, and the C-shape neck provides comfort for your fretting hand. The real abalone rosette and body/neck binding make the MDJ10 guitar look as great as it sounds. The MDJ10 includes a gig bag and strap.

FEATURES
  • 6-string
  • Junior (7/8 scale) dreadnought body
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Carved mahogany back
  • Dovetail neck joint
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard and bridge
  • 18 frets (12 open)
  • 1-5/8" nut width
  • 21.25" scale length
  • Covered, geared tuners
  • Chrome hardware
  • Gloss natural finish
  • Includes gig bag, strap

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MitchellMDJ10 Junior Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar with Gig Bag
 
3.8

(based on 13 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A great little guitar at an AMAZING VALUE!

I purchased the Mitchell MDJ10 about 6 months ago to play on those long, slow nights at work. I have been extremely satisfied with it. No travel guitar, regardless of tonewood or quality...Read complete review

I purchased the Mitchell MDJ10 about 6 months ago to play on those long, slow nights at work. I have been extremely satisfied with it. No travel guitar, regardless of tonewood or quality can match the resonance of a full sized instrument but the little Mitchell does a great job of delivering great sound. I was thinking about purchasing the Larrivee or the Taylor mini guitars but after playing the Mitchell I couldn't see why I should pay 3 times the price for a name brand guitar that sounded the same as the Mitchell. The quality really impresses me. THe back is beautifully bowed and the craftsmanship seems to match that of the premium brands. The Mitchells are made by Japanese craftsmen in Indonesia and they truly do a wonderful job. My sister has been wanting to learn guitar but has tiny child-sized hands that just can't play the basic chords on a full size. I will be buying her one of these sometime in the future. The Mitchell also comes with a good quality, basic gig bag. I wish it had a shoulder strap, but are you really going to complain when you're getting such a great instrument for $120?Take my advice, buy this guitar. My full size guitars include a $4000 Larrivee and a 1969 Ovation Custom Balladeer. I know and appreciate the sound of a well-made instrument. The little Mitchell is one of them.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

For the money its not too shabby

Been looking around for a small guitar to play whilst relaxing in my recliner, watching tv, etc. The reviews seemed to all point to this guitar as being a real winner, and for...Read complete review

Been looking around for a small guitar to play whilst relaxing in my recliner, watching tv, etc. The reviews seemed to all point to this guitar as being a real winner, and for very little coin. My first impression was very favourable, as the guitar appears to be well made, finished very nicely and has a nice feel. I tuned it and right away noticed this thing sounds...well..not so good. Intonation was terrible, especially on the low E and the A string. The high E sounded more like a ukulele than a guitar. I decided right then and there to return it and emailed for a return authorization number. Credit to Musicians Friend, they sent me the intitial info real quick. After examining the nut, I figured, well maybe I will keep it (hey, its not alot of money) and went ahead and reworked the nut. Nut height was way too high, and the strings all fully buried within the string slots. I also adjusted the neck (too much relief). It actually sounds much much nicer now and is easier to play. I may lower the action a tad as well when I replace the strings. Not sure what make of strings come on it, but they seem to be of a decent quality. Will probably go with some Martin M-530's next time around. The low E and A intonation is better, but still somewhat of an issue. At any rate, I am pretty happy with the guitar now, keeping in mind the low price. I would expect that other than the 3/4 size Taylor and Martin that any of the small guitars in this price range will require some set up. With that, I can recommend this unit, if you dont mind fiddling with it a little. I'm giving it an "average" rating due to the poor set up.

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5.0

A good travel guitar with looks & sound

By 

from Nashville, TN

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mitchell MDJ10 Junior Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar with Gig Bag:

      I've owned this guitar for about a year. I played it, the baby Martin and Taylor, martin Backpack, Washburn Rover and the Cupitt guitar(pretty but difficult to play) when looking for a travel guitar. First the backpacker and Rover both had a small tinney ukulele sound. If I was backpacking around the world would be a choice because of the small size.The martin and taylor had a slightly better sound than the Mitchel but the build was not as good as the Mitchel and they were twice the price. The Marting actually has a body made of particleboard with a sticker on it to simulate wood.The taylor was close in build to the MDJ10 but I had read of glue issues on them after a couple of years. The gig bag is worthless...but looks like they put the money into the build with which I am fine with. This guitar "LOOKS GOOD" . the abalone around the sound hole gives it a nice elegant traditional look.It is a high gloss finish which I think makes it a lot more expensive looking. I replaced the bridge pins with black buffalo horn with abalone dots(not expensive) to make it sound and look better. Ok; first to make this guitar sound its best...remove the existing strings. Tighten the tuning pegs with the screw on the end of each peg so that it stays in tune. I tried Elixir extra lights but did not satisfy me with the sound..... My recommendation that has gotten me a good balanced sound is to put Bluegrass strings on it. specifically Martin SP bluegrass strings. This puts the 3 heavy gauge stings on as lights and the smaller strings on as Mediums. This has given the guitar a nice balanced sound with very good intonations.....not great like my Gibson.I think if you do these things you will bring out the guitars full potential and be very impressed...I am.

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      1.0

      cannot ever be played

      By 

      from Kingsport,Tn.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flat Sound
        • Not Consistent
        • Poor Construction
        • Requires Constant Tuning

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mitchell MDJ10 Junior Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar with Gig Bag:

          The intonation was off so bad its totally unplayable !you would have to move the whole bridge to fix it, tuners suck bad.might be able to use it for a boat paddle !

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Unbeatably priced 3/4 acoustic

          By 

          from Charleston, SC

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Fun To Play
          • Stays In Tune
          • Well Built

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Mitchell MDJ10 Junior Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar with Gig Bag:

            This guitar is a great deal plain and simple. I almost let it pass me by when I played it at a local store because it was an off brand but I kept thinking about it after I played it. For the price it seemed like a no brainer. So I checked here and found they were out but had one Condition 2 restock. I reluctantly ordered the restock. It arrived a few days later using free shipping. I have no idea why this guitar was sent back. The action was nice and low and the guitar was in great shape. There was a bit of fret buzz but I took care of that with a simple half turn of the truss rod (Neck came almost dead nuts flat).

            This guitar plays great and for a 3/4 has amazing sound. The sustain it is capable of will surprise you as well. It is well built and a very attractive piece. I haven't been able to put it down since I got it. It's perfect for strumming on the couch. Its a great guitar at an unbelievable price.

            I played it back to back with a Baby Taylor and a Little Martin and thought this easily sounded as good as the 2 higher priced guitars. I say this being a huge Taylor fan with an 810CE as my main guitar. The sound on the Mitchell was closer to that of the Martin.

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            4.0

            Great Service

            By 

            from Philadelphia,PA

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Mitchell MDJ10 Junior Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar with Gig Bag:

              The guitar was a Christmas present, and it was a Hugh success. Even though the gig bag was not shipped with the guitar, customer service was quick to respond.

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              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Only a so-so guitar

              By 

              from Manitoba, Canada

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              Pros

              • Good Feel
              • Very Nice Looking

              Cons

              • Poor Set Up
              • Requires Constant Tuning

              Best Uses

              • Campfire Plucking

              Comments about Mitchell MDJ10 Junior Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar with Gig Bag:

              I have several "normal" size guitars but was looking for something to pluck away on whilst sitting in my comfy chair watching the tube. Tried several travel size guitars at local shops and found that some of them played/sounded quite nicely, where others were mostly meh. Of course I do realize that these 3/4 sizes are not going to ring out like a full size. After reading the reviews on here I decided on the Mitchell Junior. Shipping was quick and it was well packaged (double boxed). This is a very nice looking guitar, and seems to be very nicely made. My admiration halted when I played it. The high E and B were very tinny sounding, like a ukelele, the remainder of the strings actually sounded pretty good for a small guitar. Intonation barely exists on this guitar. I had thought of sending it back, but because I live in Canada, decided it wasnt worth it. Credit to Musicians Friend, as I did email them for a return and they said send it on back. I ended up reworking the nut, lowering the stings at the first fret and shaved the top of the nut so the strings were'nt completely buried. The action is also abit high, and I found there was a thin shim under the saddle that I removed. Neck relief was basically spot on. I'm not certain what brand of strings come on the Mitchell, although they seem to be of decent quality. I installed some new "top flight" strings in the hope it might sound abit better. Even with my mods, intonation remains fairly elusive. The tuners are of dubious quality as it requires fairly constant tuning. So there you have it, a beautiful instrument to look at, not so much to listen to. If it at least stayed in tune, I would have given it a slightly higher rating. Others seem to like it, so perhaps I got a bum unit.

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              3.0

              For the money its not too shabby

              By 

              from Manitoba, Canada

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              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Mitchell MDJ10 Junior Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar with Gig Bag:

                Been looking around for a small guitar to play whilst relaxing in my recliner, watching tv, etc. The reviews seemed to all point to this guitar as being a real winner, and for very little coin. My first impression was very favourable, as the guitar appears to be well made, finished very nicely and has a nice feel. I tuned it and right away noticed this thing sounds...well..not so good. Intonation was terrible, especially on the low E and the A string. The high E sounded more like a ukulele than a guitar. I decided right then and there to return it and emailed for a return authorization number. Credit to Musicians Friend, they sent me the intitial info real quick. After examining the nut, I figured, well maybe I will keep it (hey, its not alot of money) and went ahead and reworked the nut. Nut height was way too high, and the strings all fully buried within the string slots. I also adjusted the neck (too much relief). It actually sounds much much nicer now and is easier to play. I may lower the action a tad as well when I replace the strings. Not sure what make of strings come on it, but they seem to be of a decent quality. Will probably go with some Martin M-530's next time around. The low E and A intonation is better, but still somewhat of an issue. At any rate, I am pretty happy with the guitar now, keeping in mind the low price. I would expect that other than the 3/4 size Taylor and Martin that any of the small guitars in this price range will require some set up. With that, I can recommend this unit, if you dont mind fiddling with it a little. I'm giving it an "average" rating due to the poor set up.

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                4.0

                not bad

                By 

                from Hagerstown, MD

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

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                  Cons

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                      Comments about Mitchell MDJ10 Junior Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar with Gig Bag:

                      Bought this for a child who wants to take lessons. Honestly I was not expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised. it appears to be a decent instrument. It sounds sort of tinny due to its size. It certaily does not have the sound of a full bodied guitar at any rate but I did not expect it would. The guitar arrived set up pretty well, just putting it in tune was all that was needed.

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                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great little Guitar

                      By 

                      from Tallahassee FL

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Stays In Tune

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Mitchell MDJ10 Junior Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar with Gig Bag:

                        I bought this little guitar as I was suprised at the quality of wood and craftmanship it was made with. I play a little of everything and I can pull a good sound out of this guitar. I am very happy with it. It looks like a full size guitar that was shrunk down. I enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoy playing it. For the cheap price you can't gp wrong. I could have bought any guitar I wanted and I chose this one, so price was not an issue for me. It has the best construction, sound and price for the guitars in this line up. This guitar will fit in a locker at work or school. Its small enough to take any where and sits comfortably on your knee like a full size guitar. I also own a Martin back Packer travel guitar which is nice for what it is, but I enjoy this more. Dont expect it to sound like a full size guitar, but understand it is a smaller size and plays very well and will give you the freedom to go any where and have a good time doing it. One word describes this guitar: BEAUTIFUL. Be happy Mitchel is doing a great job bring this to us.

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                        (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Good Try But Misses the Mark

                        By 

                        from Tulsa, OK

                        Comments about Mitchell MDJ10 Junior Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar with Gig Bag:

                        Pretty. Good peice of furniture. Just doesn't sound good. And, the cheapie gig bag smelled strongly of smoked meat and wood smoke. It was a little disconcerting actually. There are good sounding runs of this little guitar out there. I have played them. Mine wasn't one of them. I returned it. I was hoping that with a good set of strings, maybe a bone bridge and nut, etc. I could wind up with a pretty good sounding travel acoustic. Wasn't going to happen with this guitar. I exchanged it for a Martin LXM.
                        This is a beautful little guitar. It is the best LOOKING 3/4 size on the market right now. The finish on mine was near perfect and the attention to detail was quite good. It was a great piece of woodworking for the price. The little guitar has a great neck, good balance and an easy feel to it.
                        Despite it's looks, an acoustic guitar is about sound and this one doesn't have it. At least the one I recieved didn't. The one I recieved had great projection, it was actually louder than my larger, brand name, folk size acoustic. But, the tone was tinny to the point of being annoying. Loud and annoying is a bad combination. I played others at Guitar Center before ordering this one and their tone seemed to be much better, so perhaps I just got one from a bad batch. But, I could not envision myself playing this guitar for any length of time.
                        This could possibly be a good kids starter guitar if you can't afford the money for something better. The neck is good and plays smoothly. The balance is good. You could learn on this guitar but I would hesitate to train a kid's ear on it for long if they are all going to sound like the one I recieved. The tone on this little guy is no better than the twenty or so dollar First Act acoustics from WalMart.

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                        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Guitar for a Young Kid (or as a fun take-anywhere guitar)

                        By 

                        from Kansas City

                        Comments about Mitchell MDJ10 Junior Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar with Gig Bag:

                        An excellent instrument for the price!
                        For the price, this guitar has a lot of nice-ness to it. It's a beautiful instrument and for (as of now) the price it comes with a case and a strap. So, for the market, it's a good deal as I compare prices.
                        For the price, this is a great guitar! I played this one, a Baby Taylor, a Mini Martin, and a Yamaha 1/2 size classical. The Martin had the most warmth in its sound. The Mitchell and the Baby Taylor both have a brighter sound; the Taylor has a little more volume and projective warmth. The Yamaha was also warm (due to the strings) but the neck width seemed (predictably so) a little wider, which might be something to consider if you're buying this for a child.

                        If price were not a problem, the best sounding guitar on the market was the mini Martin.
                        Value wise, I feel like this guitar excels compared to the others (considering price, construction, and sound).

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