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... Read More
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.
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This was my first mandolin and second instrument of any kind. I knew I had my work cut out for me. You can imagine my dismay when I opened the box and found the strings to be old and rusty. I know an organization like Fender would not dream of putting old strings on a new instrument so I guess that the set must have been lying around for a while. Maybe you can rotate you inventory a little better
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.
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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