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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-training, as well as an incredible travel guitar. Equi... Click To Read More About This Product

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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-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
 
4.3

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Stays in tune (6)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

  • Requires constant tuning (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Guitar For Anyone

I bought this Mitchell MDJ10 for my 8-year-old son, after trying to teach him lessons on my back-up dreadnought acoustic. Hard as he tried, the dreadnought was too big. We saw this...Read complete review

I bought this Mitchell MDJ10 for my 8-year-old son, after trying to teach him lessons on my back-up dreadnought acoustic. Hard as he tried, the dreadnought was too big. We saw this at our Albany GC, and we fell head over heels for it. Beautifully finished and appointed, good sound/projection (for its size)with the bowed back, and best of all, it stays in tune wonderfully! Still can't believe what we got for the price. The gig bag offers no real protection other than keeping dust off it, but that's not a deal-breaker. I've been enjoying it and playing it more than my son. It's smaller size and cost ensures that it will accompany us on our summer vacations. A great guitar for kids to start playing on, or as a nifty back-up/second guitar for anyone looking for a nice unit at a great price.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Only a so-so guitar

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...Read complete review

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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4.0

Decent

By Jang-Yih

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Decent quality and sound, for a 7/8 scale instrument.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this again

By None

from OKC ok

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

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

    Travel guitar

    (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    For five and under it's ok!

    By triplejjj

    from Florida

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

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

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

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

      It's inexpensive is about it. Small, doesn't stay in tune and looks- feels cheaply made. Bought it for a gift but found myself apologizing for it's quality.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good sounding travel/practice guitar

      By Kay

      from Singapore

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

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

        Quality of sound and the guitar, itself, are pretty good. The guitar strap that came with it is quite poor in quality.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A good travel guitar with looks & sound

        By TMass

        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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            cannot ever be played

            By stalldog

            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 !

                (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great guitar but Play the one you buy first

                By Terence

                from Franklin, TN

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

                Ok: as I researched this guitar and others saw a lot of mixed reviews. I bought mine from Guitar center and went and played it first along with the baby Martin and Taylor along with a few others. The demo one I played sounded well but had a odd intonation..it just could not hit a c chord and sound right. The Martin and Taylor sounded marginally better but not twice the price better. The build is very different with the martin having a solid top but a back and sides type of particle board laminate that uses a wood grain picture on the outer layer. I read rumors that this starts peeling within a year or two.While I really wanted to like that martin it just looked low quality almost like a plastic guitar. the Taylor looked to be built better but i still heard of some issues with the glue at the seams. The MDJ10 definitely looked the best to me, solid top and I know that the outside of the back was mahogany and the inside of the back was mahogany as well so maybe solid mahogany? I would think for a laminate the inside would be a cheaper tone wood.if it were a laminate. but as to sound I asked if they had any other of the MDJ10's in back and they had 1....they brought it out and we tuned it. It was amazing the difference between that guitar and the demo one even the salesman was startled. It sounded very Superior to all the guitars I had demo'd. I think that Mitchel has some inconsistencies in set up at the factory.could be more than that but i would encourage you play the one you plan to own first or be willing to return until you find the right one. Mine sounds great...not as good as my Gibson but no intonation issues like the demo one I played. For me this will be a good travel/beach/cabin guitar to take with me and not worry about nick and bumps because it did not cost that much.but still has a good sound

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Unbeatably priced 3/4 acoustic

                By David

                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.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great Service

                  By MikeK

                  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.

                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Only a so-so guitar

                    By rcacs

                    from Manitoba, Canada

                    About Me Novice

                    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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