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Mitchell AM100VS A-Style Mandolin Vintage Sunburst

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The A-style Mitchell AM100VS Mandolin offers visual brilliance and quality craftsmanship in a striking package. The AM100VS mandolin is equipped with a solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides for... Click To Read More About This Product

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The A-style Mitchell AM100VS Mandolin offers visual brilliance and quality craftsmanship in a striking package. The AM100VS mandolin is equipped with a solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides for clarity, balanced high-end tone, and full projection to stand out in the jam.

The A-style body design has a fuller and more pronounced tone than traditional F-style mandolins, to sound great chopping bluegrass rhythms and melodic leads. The 14" scale, 20 frets, and easy action makes for smooth and intricate fret movements; and the mandolin's rosewood bridge and fretboard produce clarity and plenty of sustain.

The Mitchell AM100VS mandolin boasts a Vintage Sunburst finish, abalone inlays, white binding, and gold hardware that ensure you'll be noticed on stage or wherever your playing takes you. Case sold separately.

  • 8 string
  • A-style design
  • Solid spruce top
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • 14" scale
  • Dovetail neck joint
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 20 frets (12 open)
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Gold, vintage-style geared tuners
  • Gold hardware
  • Vintage sunburst finish
  • Case sold separately

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MitchellAM100VS A-Style Mandolin

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(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Probably A Good Instrument, But...

By Bree

from Omaha, NE

About Me Novice

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Comments about Mitchell AM100VS A-Style Mandolin:

This was on backorder and I had waited a few weeks already and expected to wait a few more, when suddenly it showed up unexpectedly. However, they must have been desperate and ended up shipping me a store sourced item instead of the brand new one I expected to receive. It didn't even come with a box like new instruments do, just a TON of bubble wrap inside a generic box. It was obvious it had been played in the store, so I returned it. When I pay for brand new I expect brand new.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great Sound Great Feel

By Dustin

from This place

Comments about Mitchell AM100VS A-Style Mandolin:

Decided I wanted to start playing Mandolin on a whim. Coming from guitar, the learning curve was fairly small. Played a lot of mandolins from a wide range of prices. Fell in love with the feel of this instrument as soon as I picked it up. It did buzz a bit, but with some minor bridge adjustments that was cleared. I would recommend this instrument to anyone. I play an odd mix on this little beauty, and it held up to the beating I have given her over the past year. Love this girl.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Black Friday Buy

By David Murtagh

from NOLA

Comments about Mitchell AM100VS A-Style Mandolin:

Went and stood in line early on Black Friday to get the Rogue RM-100A A-Style Mandolin that was on sale. They ran out so I got this one instead. Real happy I did too. Such a much better instrument.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent for the price

By aidan triantafillou

from Salt Lake City, Utah

Comments about Mitchell AM100VS A-Style Mandolin:

Sounds Great(especially with new strings)and is a beautiful piece of work. It was getting a little bit of buzz at first but all it took was a little adjusting of the bridge and it was well worth the money. I recommend it the anyone. Its not a Weber, but for the price it cant be beat.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Love this thing

By Frank Walsh

from Clifton NJ

Comments about Mitchell AM100VS A-Style Mandolin:

Just got my Mitchell MM100VS. Chose the Mitchell because of their ukeleles we got for our college-age sons. As I said, I love this thing. Shipped promptly, it arrived exactly as advertised, in perfect condition. Fit and finish all very nice. Box was big enough to make me wonder what else was inside, but it was just enough space to avoid damage. Tuned it up and away we go. Nice lively chiming tone, I'm sure it's not the equal of a Loar or a Gibson, but as an old guitar player learning a new world it sure sounds like I want it to. For a hundred bucks you can't beat it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


great BEGINNER mandolin

By Hannah Hetzel

from SC

Comments about Mitchell AM100VS A-Style Mandolin:

I've been playing folk music on violin since elementary school. One day I was at a local Guitar Center and decided it would be cool if I tried mixing it up a bit. This was by far the best deal in my budget, so I decided to give it a whirl. It shipped in a record time of 2 days (and note this is regular, free shipping. Kudos to Musician's Friend) and was neatly packaged. For an instrument that came without a gig bag, I was surprised there wasn't a scratch or two. The bridge came unattached, and bagged seperately. I had to fix it myself, and at first I accidentally put it WAY too low and all you could hear was buzzing. Once re-adjusted to regular position, The buzzing wasn't as bad but it was still there. Oh well. The D and the G strings are the only ones that buzz, the A and E (all 4 of them) are fine.

I tried to jam with it once for fun in my band instead of using violin. Big mistake. The sound is definitely beginner, and very faint. Oh well. But let me tell you, when I'm practicing and don't feel like taking my violin home or out of its case- this thing is amazing. Plus, it looks really cool. Pictures don't do justice.

Everyone plays guitar.. why don't you try mandolin? Fun little instrument, but this one is for beginners ONLY. And that's all I have to say about that.
Violin-scale fingerboard, 8 strings (GGDDAAEE),
No gig bag, strap, etc.
Bridge (came unattached)
I've had problems with string buzzing. At first it was because I had placed the bridge too low (it came unattached in a plastic baggy), and when I fixed it it wasn't as bad but still there. Barely noticeable when attached to a pickup and played through an amp.
Great beginner instrument. Aside from string buzzing, I really can't complain all that much. It isn't perfect, and isn't close, but it's the best I think you'll get for sub-100. I've had experience with violin for 8 years and was kind of hoping it would be great so I could use it for gigs, but it isn't quite that material.

(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)


A Smokin' Buy for a Beginner Mandolin

By Simply Amazed and Jammin' for JC

from Near L.A., California

Comments about Mitchell AM100VS A-Style Mandolin:

After researching the Musician's Friend online catalog, my wife chose the Mitchell MM100VS because it looked commensurate to the other mandolins in this category at a lower price and she LOVES the gold hardware and abalone position marker dots. I chose it for the indicated quality of the build. The picture on the web page shows this instrument to have an adjustable truss rod. The mandolin that arrived at our door does not. But, neither do the more expensive Fender, Ibanez acoustic, or Deans, for that matter. (apparently, the manufacturer changed the specs on this model without notifying their retailers and did not supply a current photo) Mandolins ship with the slackened strings tucked under the fretboard and the floating bridge packed in a box, so you have to install the bridge and adjust the intonation. It took four days of constant retuning for the strings to finally stabilize and stay in tune, although the neck is solid, straight and retained the proper relief. The action is extremely low, yet there is no fret buzz ANYWHERE. As shipped, the effort required to turn the tuning keys was VERY inconsistent and some thicker gauge strings were MUCH easier to tighten than with one of the D and both of the E string tuners. A quick adjustment with a Phillips Screwdriver took care of this, though, and now the tension is even on all eight tuning keys. The original strings are crap, IMNSHO, and were replaced with .011-.039 gauge John Pearse's, which made a HUGE improvement in timbre. Now it sings sweetly like a decent mandolin!!! The construction caliber of this instrument, after CLOSE inspection, is very good and no flaws were found in the fit and finish. We got this on sale for $60 less than the Epiphone MM-30S, which was a KILLER deal. If the prices were at their normal rate, I'd pay the $10 extra for the Epiphone. After the string change and proper setup, my wife LOVES her little Mitchell MM100VS, so it's a KEEPER! If the price is right, we don't think you'll find a better deal for a luxuriously appointed beginner mandolin. Pick one up for yourself and include a couple of sets of good quality strings with your order.

(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)


A decent beginner Mandolin..

By Jonathan

from Plano, Texas

Comments about Mitchell AM100VS A-Style Mandolin:

This mandolin is a decent, but great piece of art. I bought this mandolin because I was getting tired of the same old guitar, and I wanted to move on to a more folk, traditional sound. This mandolin fit all of my needs. The only reason why I wouldn't rate this a whole 5 stars, is that the tuning knobs are quite dull and cause the mandolin to fall out of tune quickly (which gets quite irritating to be honest!). Other than that, it's great!

(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)


Great Mandolin

By Rob

from Las Vegas NV

Comments about Mitchell AM100VS A-Style Mandolin:

Has a great sound and quality build. I played a couple at the store today and the Mitchell just has this great pure sound. The tuning keys are a little dull but the mandolin is wonderfull!

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