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The Mitchell MX400 Exotics Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a member of the Exotics series of exotic wood acoustic-electric guitars. This grand auditorium shallow body guitar features the CE304T preamp with built-in tuner. The shifted, scalloped X-bracing is a feature typically found on guitars costing several times more, and helps ensure incredi...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Mitchell MX400 Exotics Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a member of the Exotics series of exotic wood acoustic-electric guitars. This grand auditorium shallow body guitar features the CE304T preamp with built-in tuner.

The shifted, scalloped X-bracing is a feature typically found on guitars costing several times more, and helps ensure incredible sound. The MX400 gets a complete professional setup in the USA to make sure it plays perfectly. Case sold separately.

Features

  • Black multi-ply matches the neck binding and tuning machines
  • Traditional dovetail neck joint construction
  • Modified "O" style rosette for a classic look
  • High-quality die-cast tuners with rubberized coating
  • Mitchell CE304T Preamp 3-band EQ and built-in tuner
  • Exotic finishes
  • Case sold separately
Specifications
  • Body Style: Grand Auditorium
  • Top, Back and Sides: Quilted Ash Burl
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Other
  • Bridge: Other
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Inlay Pattern: Pearl dots
  • Rosette: Modified O style
  • Binding: Black Multi-Ply ABS
  • Electronics: Mitchell CE304T with built-in tuner
  • No. of Frets: 20/14 open
  • Scale Length: 25.5 in.
  • Nut Width: 1.67 in. (43.45 mm)
  • Pickguard: N/A
  • Bridgepins: Black with white dot
  • Saddle: Compensated
  • Width at Upper Bout: 11.25 in.
  • Width at Lower Bout: 15.5 in.
  • Maximum Depth: 3.5 in.
  • Tuners: Chrome with black rubberized coating, high-ratio die-cast
  • Neck Joint: Dovetail
  • Dimensions (LxWxD): 41 x 5.5 x 3.5 in. (104.1 x 39.4 x 8.9 cm)
  • Weight: 9.2 lb. (4.17 kg.)
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MitchellMX400 Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (16)
  • Good feel (15)
  • Stays in tune (15)
  • Good audio (14)
  • Consistent (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (14)
  • Jamming (12)
  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Novice (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

MX-400 Quilted Ash Burl

went looking for a new acoustic electric on a budget at a local store. tried several in the acoustic room. i picked up an ibanez, yamaha, ibanez talman, epiphone, fender, fender...Read complete review

went looking for a new acoustic electric on a budget at a local store. tried several in the acoustic room. i picked up an ibanez, yamaha, ibanez talman, epiphone, fender, fender stratacoustic etc. just wasnt feeling any of them. when it comes to electric im a fender guy, playin bluesy/rock and grunge/ alt rock. was disappointed that i didnt care for any of the fender acoustics. just wasnt feeling it. this mitchells finish caught my eye several times and the fact its a concert style slim acoustic with a cutaway. quilted ash can be found on many other guitars. but the specific patterns on this one is just much more gorgeous! i also love the way the tuners have a black coating on them. shine and reflection is really just too much of a distraction in my opinion. anyway, i picked this guitar up, reluctant as ive never heard of the brand before. and it was that moment of instant love. the action is the lowest i had come across and the fastest as well. it feels much like an electrics action. amazed. its thin, very light, great for playin sitting or standing. its sounds very great, nice ring, deep base and crisp treble come from within. i have read and been told it comes from the X bracing inside thats usually reserved for very high end guitars. it sounds just as great plugged in and the built in tuner works fantastic. everyone that i know who plays just love ps this guitar and wants to play it anytime im not. i have nothing negative to say about this guitar, which is astounding since im ocd, any slight thing that seems out of order turns me off and i go looking for any kind of imperfection. its a burden quite often. i really just cant believe, what you get in this guitar for the price. it feels like a guitar priced twice as much. ive been playing it every spare moment i have for 4 straight days. easy to say i wont ever have a need to shop for another acoustic until this one just breaks down and cant be played anymore and i have no desire to pick up an electric for a long while with this one. when i do itll be a mim fender strat hss ;).

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Great Looking guitar.

I bought this Guitar from my local Guitar Center Here in Port Saint Lucie Florida. I loved the look of this Guitar it is beautiful as a piece of art you could just hang...Read complete review

I bought this Guitar from my local Guitar Center Here in Port Saint Lucie Florida. I loved the look of this Guitar it is beautiful as a piece of art you could just hang it on a wall like a painting. The tone on the Guitar is good and even, it stays in tune and is easy to tune up, Tuners are first rate, Cut away allows great access to the upper frets, has an on board tuner, also has 2 sturdy pegs when you want to put a strap on the Guitar.
I did have a problem with the guitar however at the first fret, I just could not get a good grip an the F-Barre cord no matter how hard I tried. I returned the guitar But an employee named Matt took me over to a guitar technician and he adjusted the action. I took the Guitar home and it played better but, not well enough to keep.
I would like to thank the manager Carlos I think and Matt at my local Guitar Center in Port Saint Lucie. They were really great and Helpful. They really made me feel at home in the store. They had me sitting down and trying all kinds of Guitars, no sales pressure just letting me have some fun. Although this Guitar did not work, I am 100 % certain when I do make my Guitar purchase it will be from this store. The people here are great.

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(35 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MX-400 Quilted Ash Burl

By darryll collins

from lex ky

Comments about Mitchell MX400 Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

went looking for a new acoustic electric on a budget at a local store. tried several in the acoustic room. i picked up an ibanez, yamaha, ibanez talman, epiphone, fender, fender stratacoustic etc. just wasnt feeling any of them. when it comes to electric im a fender guy, playin bluesy/rock and grunge/ alt rock. was disappointed that i didnt care for any of the fender acoustics. just wasnt feeling it. this mitchells finish caught my eye several times and the fact its a concert style slim acoustic with a cutaway. quilted ash can be found on many other guitars. but the specific patterns on this one is just much more gorgeous! i also love the way the tuners have a black coating on them. shine and reflection is really just too much of a distraction in my opinion. anyway, i picked this guitar up, reluctant as ive never heard of the brand before. and it was that moment of instant love. the action is the lowest i had come across and the fastest as well. it feels much like an electrics action. amazed. its thin, very light, great for playin sitting or standing. its sounds very great, nice ring, deep base and crisp treble come from within. i have read and been told it comes from the X bracing inside thats usually reserved for very high end guitars. it sounds just as great plugged in and the built in tuner works fantastic. everyone that i know who plays just love ps this guitar and wants to play it anytime im not. i have nothing negative to say about this guitar, which is astounding since im ocd, any slight thing that seems out of order turns me off and i go looking for any kind of imperfection. its a burden quite often. i really just cant believe, what you get in this guitar for the price. it feels like a guitar priced twice as much. ive been playing it every spare moment i have for 4 straight days. easy to say i wont ever have a need to shop for another acoustic until this one just breaks down and cant be played anymore and i have no desire to pick up an electric for a long while with this one. when i do itll be a mim fender strat hss ;).

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Review Update

By darryll

from Lancaster Ky

Comments about Mitchell MX400 Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have had this guitar for 6 months now, as you can see from my original review. I still love this guitar more than any Ive owned before, including electrics. This guitar has held up perfectly. No breakdowns of any kind, everything is still as I just got it. And I play it a lot. I have even sanded down the saddle quite a bit to lower the action and its even more amazing than before! The only thing I need to do is get some polish to fill in all the pick scratches. And this is not a guitar you want to have a pick guard on so that is perfectly acceptable. Its still safe to say, I'll likely not pick up another acoustic until a day comes when I could pick up a really nice Taylor for 3 times the money. I play the following on this and have no problems, plugged and unplugged, sounding amazing: aerosmith, mb20, smashing pumpkins, soundgarden, days of the new, foo fighters, metallica, cold and other various rock, grunge and hard rock music. don't hesitate, pick up which ever mx400 guitar youre considering and end your journey right away.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW, It plays and sounds great.

By Don N@

from Pittsburgh, PA

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Mitchell MX400 Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Went to Guitar Center and tried out a bunch of $300-$500 acoustic guitars. I've been playing since 1970 and had a lot of great guitars. All the main brands (Fender, Ibanez, Martin, etc.), didn't feel right. The salesman brought me this Mitchell MX400...WOW. The action is great and it feels and plays like a Strat. I don't care what the label says. When it feels right, that's the one to get. It has a Burl Ash body, sides and back along with a hickory neck with rosewood fret board and bridge. It also has a built in tuner, pickup, and volume control with 3 band EQ. Never heard of this brand but for the price, this is a great guitar.

    (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    my acoustic quest

    By tom callan

    from redford,mi

    Comments about Mitchell MX400 Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I've been wanting an acoustic for a while now..yesterday I headed to guitar center & played afew ibanez,martin,alverez.luna,I kept coming back to the mitchell..I was looking for a beautiful axe with a beautiful sound & thats what I got!!very bright tone really rings out nice!

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar for the price

    By theguy

    from Hollywood, fl

    Comments about Mitchell MX400 Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Ive been playing for 5 years and this was a great step up from my old acoustic, this guitar had everything i wanted, steel string, full size, thin body, acoustic-electric, and a beautiful finish. I play for my school masses and i love showing off this beautiful guitar at the masses. This guitar is especially loud even when its not plugged into an amplifier. It even sounds great when plugged into an amplifier. The price is great and definatly worth it. Even though mitchell isnt a very popular guitar brand, it sounds and feels so much better than an epiphone, gibson, ibanez, or even a taylor. Buy this guitar, you wont regret it.

    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar and an excelent value

    By Kirk Bearden

    from Ft. Worth Texas

    Comments about Mitchell MX400 Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Features: Being a beginner guitar player I am not entirely sure what the best features for a guitar should be but for me this guitar sounds incredible for the price. Quality & Reliability: This guitar has beautiful wood finish not to mention the sound is spot on. The exotic wood really makes the guitar what it is. Look and feel: The model I have is the natural quilted ash burl that looks beautiful as far as wood is concerned. I just received the guitar in December and is in great shape

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome

    By emily

    from Flagstaff, AZ

    Comments about Mitchell MX400 Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I went in to the Guitar Center by my house looking for a nice acoustic guitar that was right for my size. The employee who was helping us showed me a few, but my eyes kept staring at this beautiful guitar. I tried out the options he showed me and they were all just OK. When I actually played the Mitchell is was love instantly. Still insane about this guitar.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    MX 400 exotic wood acoustic guitar /electric 6 string

    By little dave

    from Cleveland, Ohio is my home town

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Mitchell MX400 Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      its a very beautiful guitar, stays in tune well while using, and when its not, it doesn't take much time to re-tune it at all, just a few minutes and its ready to play again..sometimes its still right in tune. depends on how many days i have n't played it and the warm/cold of the room, like humidity has a lot to do with tune changes of a acoustic guitar. i wish it would have been a little cheaper in price, but its well worth every penny for a instrument of this quality and beauty. it sits right in my arms, im a small guy, so its perfect for me, and im also a beginner with guitar, been drumming for 35 years and wanted to pick up the guitar for helping me with my memory issues, im teaching myself to play, and its perfect for a pro or a beginner, playing shows , or just jamming in the basement, and or doing some recording ..its just a great little guitar. very easy to handle ,its not to heavy, to me its perfect for what i was looking for, i would rec it to everyone to buy one, u get your moneys worth with this beauty..not doubt in my mind.. i would have probably paid a little more for it just to have it. right now so far i have nothing really bad i can say about this guitar, or i would be lying. peace and happy new year from little dave in cleveland.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Value

      By Doug

      from Marysville Ohio

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Mitchell MX400 Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Im a 57yr old male and have played since age 12 and professionally for 24yrs. Mostly play electric's as a lead guitarist but also enjoy acoustic as well. This is a Great overall value for someone not wanting to
        spend a small fortune for an acoustic. The replacement saddle included provides lower string action and sanded mine down about two widths of a 6th string or bottom E. Plays like an electric with sweet sound
        unplugged and through an amp as well. Beautiful craftsmanship and the burl wood is so nice to look at.
        Nicely done neck and put a set of Phosphor Bronze strings on and plays like a dream! The only reason for
        4 out of 5 stars is that it dosent have quite as much sound as a thicker bodied guitar but that's what an amp is for, you can easily adjust for that. Great work Mitchell!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Deal

        By Mike

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mitchell MX400 Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Got the guitar delivered and I love it. Sounds great, easy to tune, and easy to play. Recommend to anyone looking for a guitar. Great price as well!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        MX400 Mitchell

        By Chief Paul

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Mitchell MX400 Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Nice lower priced guitar that is easy and fun to play, sounds decent, and stays in tune. My young son is picking it up as well and he can handle it easily (he's 9 years old). Very good value!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Sexy Acoustics with a Sexy Body

          By Remy

          from Sheboygan, Wisconsin

          About Me Novice

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Mitchell MX400 Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            The initial sound blew me away! It was incredible. To match thr sound the look of the guitar is incredibly sexy as well.
            The only negative that I can give this guitar is that the internal tuner is off, however, I have not read the manual yet, and I could just be ignorant of how to use it.
            Regardless, I do highly recommend this instrument to you if you are looking for a nice guitar to practice with at home, safely take out and perform with friends, or even put on a show.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Brassy, jangly, powerful sound

            By Rowdy

            from Albuquerque, NM

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Powerful sound
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Mitchell MX400 Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              The MX400 is full of surprises. It's a shallow body acoustic, but when you play it unplugged, it's forceful, loud, jangly, and powerful. That really sold me; it projects well for such a small guitar. Neck and action were perfect, and it tunes up and holds tune well. The onboard electric pickup transmits the brassy attitude into your amplifier; you might need to turn it down a bit compared to other guitars. I'm pleased: it will be great for sets where I don't want to use an amp, and it's awesome for practicing because of its volume. And it's beautiful: the woods and the finish are gorgeous to look at, and everyone will notice it.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fantastic purchase!

              By Pastor Jo

              from Wilkes-Barre, Pa

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Lead acoustic guitar for worship

                Comments about Mitchell MX400 Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                Love the small size since I am only 5'2! I am the only lead instrument on worship team and people noticed that sound difference right away! Many compliments!!!

                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I would buy another and recommend to a friend.

                By Spiderman Scout

                from Ooltewah, TN

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Mitchell MX400 Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  Love to pick it up every time because of the feel and sound

                   
                  4.0

                  Really excited about this guitar so far.

                  By Frank

                  from Buffalo, NY

                  About Me Novice

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Mitchell MX400 Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    I just got the MX400 and I really love the appearance of this guitar. It is a beautiful piece. I was really torn about getting a Mitchell because I didn't know much about them, and when I searched on-line for various opinions, it seems like people either rave about Mitchells or despise them. I went based off of the reviews here to make my final decision to get this guitar. When I picked it up at the store, I believe they said it was set up for me and then it was just handed to me (no box, no strap, no truss rod allen wrench, nothing). Not even a tag on it. I brought it home and started playing right away and while the appearance was really striking, it was very difficult to play. I realized that there was a TON of action on this guitar and I actually had to adjust the truss rod quite a bit and sand down the saddle too to get it down. Since I made those adjustments I am really amazed at how comfortable and easy to play this guitar is. I will give it some more time, but right now I am giving this guitar 4 stars only because I am not a guitar expert by any stretch (just a brave handy-man) and if it wasn't for the adjustments I made I would have probably returned the guitar. Maybe it wasn't set up after all and others won't have this issue if the store does it for them.

                     
                    5.0

                    Love at first strum

                    By Adam of Athens

                    from Athens, GA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Rich Sound
                    • Stays In Tune

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home use
                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Teaching kids

                      Comments about Mitchell MX400 Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                      There really isn't anything I can add that others haven't already said. Great great feel, very comfortable. Beautiful guitar. Great price.

                       
                      5.0

                      I have 3 acoustic electric This is the best!!!

                      By Shell Bell

                      from Oakdale Pa

                      About Me Novice

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Mitchell MX400 Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        I love this Guitar !! Great for the money ! Sounds Awesome !! Easy to play and tune !!!

                         
                        4.0

                        I like the way the guitar sits on my lap, it isn't so thick

                        By President Winfred

                        from Lancaster, PA

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel

                        Cons

                        • Requires Constant Tuning

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Mitchell MX400 Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        I practice with the guitar. It isn't very heavy so it doesn't hurt my back.

                         
                        5.0

                        Huge Bang for the Buck

                        By SRV wannabe

                        from Tyler, TX

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Beautiful look
                        • Consistent
                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel
                        • Rich Sound
                        • Stays In Tune

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Camp fire
                          • Jamming
                          • Practicing
                          • Recording
                          • Rock Concerts
                          • School Bands
                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about Mitchell MX400 Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                          This guitar is one that you see and play and wonder why it's not a $700-$1000 guitar. I played some $500-$700 Martin's that I was considering getting but would choose this guitar over them even if they were the same price. Beautiful eye catching look, light well designed body, great action, and suprisingly GREAT price.

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