F-Style Washburn Mandolins
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You'd be hard-pressed to find a mandolinist who doesn't know about Jethro Burns. His influence on bluegrass musicians spans countless generations, and the M6 SW Jethro Burns F-Style Mandolin is a painstaking re-creation of his famous instrument. Elegant appointments include rope purfling, ornate pearl inlays, pearloid tuners and gold hardware. Simply put, this mandolin is perfect for any musician who wants a similar sound to a country music icon.
Another mandolin that deserves your attention is the M118 SW F-Style Mandolin. A simple glance at this mandolin is enough to realize that it was built with passion. But wait until you hear its tone: bright, balanced and powerful, the M118's punchy attack is the result of a carved solid spruce top, book matched carved solid flame maple back and sides, wider nut and string spacing, and a maple neck. Whether you're a bluegrass barn burner or an Irish dance-hall shaker, this mandolin will be sure to keep the party alive.
Although the right Washburn F-style mandolin for you will depend on your budget, personal tastes and if you need to be amplified, you owe it to yourself to give each mandolin in this section a closer look. After all, we're talking about Washburn F-style mandolins here... instruments that have been responsible for ceilidhs and hoe-downs since the 1800s.