Distressed for a classic mandolin look, crafted for rich tone.
The Washburn M116SW A-style mandolin features a vintage look and its expert craftsmanship upholds the standards to which all Washburn instruments are made. The mandolin is built on the popular A-style platform—a classic teardrop acoustic folk design belting out full, warm tone.
It starts with a carved solid spruce top for warm, balanced tone right out of the box. The back and sides are bookmatched flamed maple, offering tremendous beauty not regularly seen in mandolins in this price range. The ebony fingerboard over the maple neck offers a warm sustain, while the A-style design keeps your attack punchy and quick—ideal for chopping away in barn-burnin' bluegrass settings.
A subtle rope purfling outlines the teardrop body, while the mandolin's distressed Allan style tailpiece and distressed stained matte finish continues the vintage look. Four inline open-gear distressed tuning machines offer precise tuning in an aged appearance.
The Washburn M116SW A-style mandolin comes out of the box looking and feeling like a family heirloom. The distressed wood and natural finish maintains a timeless folk look and sound.