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Washburn M1SDL A-Style Mandolin
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A beautiful A-style mandolin, with some real power.

The Washburn M1SDL A-style mandolin offers a modern look and quality craftsmanship that has made Washburn a household name. The mandolin is built on the popular A-style platform-a classic acoustic folk design producing deep, powerful attack. It starts with a solid spruce top for warm, balanced tone right out of the box. The arched back and sides are maple, offering beauty and performance.

The bound rosewood fingerboard promotes warm sustain, while the A-style design and the oval soundhole produces and full tone and projection-ideal for soloing and rhythm in barn-burnin' bluegrass or folk settings. A striking white binding outlines the teardrop body and gold tuning machines offer precise tuning in a modern appearance. The Washburn M1SDL A-style mandolin comes out of the box ready to jam. Thanks to Washburn's careful handmade craftsmanship, this 8-string bluegrass standard will compliment any string band outfit, from parking lot jams to center stage. Case sold separately.

Washburn M1SDL A-Style Mandolin Features:

  • A-style body design
    Solid spruce top
    Maple sides
    Arched maple back
    Oval soundhole
    Bound rosewood fingerboard
    Florentine headstock
    Pearl dot inlays
    Rosewood bridge
    Black/white pickguard
    Gold tuners and hardware
    Case sold separately

Washburn M1SDL A-Style Mandolin Specifications:

  • 20 frets
    13-3/4" scale
    Nut width: 1.13"
    Stained/buffed gloss finish

Washburn M1SDL A-Style Mandolin

One year warranty on electronic controls.
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  • All smiles

    As reviewed by John Wilson _ on 6/14/2013

    I love this little Mandolin! Its no Gibson, but it doesn't pinch the pocket book like one either! Did need new strings. Set up was a breeze(and I'm no luther!!!!!!) Watched one video and sat down did it. This was a temp. while mine was being made, but I've got a feeling it'll never go any further than the living room. Great begainer model as it is very playable! Mine is easier to play than models as much as twice as expensive. Overall great little mandolin!(And the blue is just cool!)

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  • Great Mandolin For The Price

    As reviewed by KYLE HILLERT on 5/15/2013

    I have been wanting a mandolin for a while and looked at quite a few, never being happy with what was available at the stores in my price range. After going through all the online possibilities I settled on the black version of this model based partly on the reviews and partly on the description and construction. I liked the center hole (Celtic?) design due to its ability to project sound better, and boy does it. This is a very clear, loud mandolin, with good sound. Setup was fairly easy with octave tuning being accurate on all strings except the second G string which seems to sit a little higher on the bridge. I will try a very small amount of "sanding" the groove when I change strings to correct this. Otherwise it is a nice playing, nice looking and great sounding instrument for the price. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was due to the G string issue and it being completely made in China. I recommend this mandolin for all levels of players. It is great to learn on.

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  • I love this mandolin!

    As reviewed by Gwen Newclear on 8/13/2012

    I had my mandolin sent to Guitar Center and I picked it up there. They set it up for me and I was able to watch and I learned how to set the bridge for this O-hole mandolin: locate the bridge: measure the distance from BOTTOM of nut to the BOTTOM of the 12 fret. Then set the TOP of bridge that distance from the BOTTOM of the 12th fret. And of course, when tuned up, the 12th fret will tune to your open strings. I have set bridges before but always on a mandolin with f-sound-holes. A week later, I lowered the bridge (they set it high-- blue-grass style but I don't play bluegrass much). I was really delighted when I lowered the bridge to find that this mandolin had the best action of any mandolin that I have played so far. It is WAY more beautiful than in the picture and it is built solid and sturdy. I have had my eye on this mandolin for years and I am so glad that I bought this one! I have been playing it constantly since I purchased it --- I just can't seem to put it down.

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