Mitchell MD100S Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural 888365135748

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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 instr... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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 bass presence. Case sold separately.

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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
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MitchellMD100S Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 105 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (88)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good audio (8)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Stays in tune (6)
  • Consistent (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (9)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Recording (4)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8)

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

 

Needed a Cheap Guitar

I brought my guitar in to see if it could be repaired( bowing neck) I twould have cost more to repair than it was worth. I looked around the center and checked out...Read complete review

I brought my guitar in to see if it could be repaired( bowing neck) I twould have cost more to repair than it was worth. I looked around the center and checked out everything in my price range 150- 250, I really liked the action I was so suprised the neck felt great and the sound was pretty good too. I played it that night and found that the low e buzzed or rattled around the 8th fret. I returned it and the replacement is perfect . Overall a good guitar for a great price.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My go to sweetheart!

By Riveratt 81

from Culloden, W.V.

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:

    I bought my Mitchell MD100s at Guitar Center in Greensboro, N.C., after debate on a new guitar, and staying in budget, the salesperson showed me this fine piece. I played it and was really impressed. A friend of mine in West Virginia, where I now reside, introduced me to his cousin who is a luthier, and he put the final touches on it. I have played expensive guitars, great guitars, and very overpriced and overrated guitars, and played several that have left a lot to be desired, but my Mitchell is great, and with the solid spruce top, the sound gets better with age. I have had mine going on 7 years and it still sounds and plays great. For those with questions about this guitar, go for it. You will not be disappointed.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Really Worth It

    By Jerry

    from Dallas, TX

    Site Member

    Comments about Mitchell MD100S Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    I'm a rank beginner, but after quite a bit of shopping, listening and playing a lot of guitars in the $100-350 range, this is my favorite. It sounds and plays better than the more expensive Yamahas that many consider the standard for beginner guitars. I even liked it better than a Seagull that cost twice as much. The only thing that felt played and sounded significantly better was a Martin that cost 7x as much. The action is great, and the finish is perfect. I've looked all over and don't see one blemish. This really is a great guitar for the money. I think you can find worse guitars for a whole lot more money.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I'm an absolute beginner - but wow!

    By Matthew

    from Corpus Christi, TX

    Comments about Mitchell MD100S Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    I never write reviews, but I now have 2 months playing guitar, and I absolutely love this guitar. I went in, and the GC employee that helped me merely said pick the one that sounds the best to you. Not knowing even how to play a single chord, he showed me how to play E minor, and off we went. Just for fun I tried higher end models like Martin & Taylor down to cheaper brands. But to my untrained ear this guitar sounded really good at this really good price. I was initially skeptical because of the brand, and I considered some more expensive models in the $200-400 range, but this one really sounded the best to me over those more expensive models. Now that I can play a few chords, I've been back and I can the tell you that those other entry level guitars at the $200-$300 range aren't worth the extra $100. I really scored at this price for this quality (dumb luck), and I have no regrets at all. As a guitar that's just used for yourself and your own enjoyment that you can beat up while you learn, it doesn't get any better than this!

    (3 of 3 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.

      (5 of 5 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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The Best Guitar Under $800.00!

        By Rick Gaboury

        from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

        Comments about Mitchell MD100S Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

        After reading so many positive reviews about this guitar, I decided to take the risk and order one. I have been playing for over 40 years and I have owned and traded many acoustic guitars from Gibson, Martin, Taylor, Epiphone and many others. This guitar it simply the best sounding, playing and looking guitar I have ever owned. I am still shocked - these guys have clearly hit a home run! You would think I paid over $1,000.00 for this guitar. The fit and finish is exception - even the construction inside the guitar is the cleanest and most professional I have seen. Too bad the strings that came with it are nasty - I put on a new set of Epiphone Masterbuilt lights and it sounds fantastic! Shopping online with Guitar Center is a great experience as well?.

        (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.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Incredible for the price

          By AJ

          from Augusta, GA

          About Me Experienced

          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.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Not such a nice guitar

            By Ryan rocks

            from New york

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • I Got It On Sale
            • It Has Strings

            Cons

            • Bad Neck Construction
            • Flat Sound
            • Frets Arnt Set
            • Not Consistent
            • Over Rated
            • Poor Construction
            • Requires Constant Tuning

            Best Uses

            • Fire Wood

            Comments about Mitchell MD100S Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

            This guitar is terrible, the frets arnt set, the neck isnt level and even though it was on sale still regret this purchase. Do not buy this prodect. Your money will go to waste

            (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.

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