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A complete package with everything you need to start playing mandolin today!

A-style slim-line design mandolin with a laminated spruce top, laminated nato back and sides, nato neck with 13.7" scale length, rosewood fingerboard, and compensated height-adjustable rosewood bridge. 4 chrome in-line machine heads with white plastic buttons. Other special touches include dot inlays, simple black/white body binding, silkscreened logo, white plastic nut and saddle, 2-ply black pickguard, 4-ply ivory body binding, bound fingerboard, chrome tailpiece, and F holes. Includes gig bag, strap, strings, chromatic tuner, picks, and instructional material.

Includes a gig bag.

Fender FM 100 Mandolin Pack Features:

  • "A" Style Slim-line Mandolin
    Laminated spruce top
    Laminated nato back, sides, and neck
    Rosewood fingerboard (9.96")
    21 frets
    Compensated height-adjustable rosewood bridge
    4 chrome in-line machine heads with white plastic buttons
    13.7" scale length
    1.85" body depth
    1.12" width at nut
    Dot inlays
    Simple black/white body binding
    Silkscreened logo
    White plastic nut and saddle
    2-ply black pickguard
    4-ply ivory body binding
    Bound fingerboard
    Chrome tailpiece
    F holes
    Strings: Fender Phosphor Bronze Mandolin Strings, gauges .011-.040
    Includes a gig bag




Fender FM 100 Mandolin Pack Includes:

    gig bag, strap, strings, tuner, picks, and instructional material
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  • inspiring starter

    As reviewed by thanatoi on 7/3/2007

    playing guitar for years left a desire to try something new. not wanting to risk big bucks on an experiment, this pack was just right. it plays well enough to allow me to learn and inspire me to do more and be better. i am currently looking at picking up a higher end model to continue growing as a mando player. i'd would say this is a good start though. the instument is fine but nothing special. the bag is handy. the tuner...is a tuner. the strap is kind of lame; just a nylon thing with fender written all over it. the book isnt the best. plan on spending some $ on books, cds, dvds or lessons. it did the trick for me though. i would recommend it for others who have played stringed instruments and want to check out the mando world without breaking the bank. btw - this is a lot easier to pack at festivals, camping, in the car etc than a guitar. it is usually what goes with me now.

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  • Short lived...

    As reviewed by C.M. Ham on 7/16/2007

    I purchased this instrument on a limited budget. It comes with a tuner, gig bag, strap and an instruction booklet. The bridge and string alignment is terrible, strings are set too far apart and the bridge is set back too far. It wouldn't be cost efficient to have it professionally tuned. Vibrations are unerving, especially on the G string. Somewhat frustrating to play unless you are extremly careful with finger placement. I can now play proficiently, but I have quickly outgrown this instrument. It's an inexpensive way to find out if you will enjoy playing a mandolin, except for when you do realize you enjoy it and have to purchase another.

    25 of 33 people found this review helpful.
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  • Buy a better mandolin

    As reviewed by Allen on 1/8/2007

    It's a decent instrument, and I got about the cheapest deal I could since I was just starting, but I quickly got to the point that I wished I had bought a little bit better mandolin. The whole body is laminated rather than having any real wood showing, and that sacrifices sound quality a little bit. After playing a while, I realized that a buzzing sound was caused by one of the frets being set slightly too low, so I had to adjust the bridge to compensate. On a better note, I just replaced the strings and am very pleased with the new sound (DR Strings), so the instrument is capable of sounding pretty nice. Basically, it's not a bad deal, but do really think about getting something a little bit better if you look forward to playing more than just every now and then.

    26 of 29 people found this review helpful.
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