Epiphone MM-30S

8-string "A-style" Mandolin with Mahogany Body, Spruce Top, Mahogany Neck, and Rosewood Fingerboard - Antique Sunburst
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Add Bluegrass Flavor to Your Songs

Epiphone's MM-30S mandolin celebrates parent company Gibson's heritage that began with Orville Gibson crafting fine acoustic guitars and mandolins in the late 1800s. The MM-30S is equipped with an A-style body with a vintage-style logo and inlay on the headstock. A solid spruce top sits atop the mahogany body, and the set neck is also constructed from mahogany. Gold hardware and an antique sunburst finish add to the elegance of this instrument. For an affordable mandolin that's steeped in history, check out the Epiphone MM-30S!

Epiphone MM-30S at a Glance:
  • History
  • Construction

Mandolins are a crucial part of country and bluegrass music, and this super-affordable mandolin lets anyone tap into the history and legacy of folk-inspired music. Don't be fooled by the price - this is a serious mandolin for serious pickin'!

Epiphone's MM-30S deluxe A-Style mandolin features a solid spruce top with mahogany back and sides, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, and gold hardware. An antique sunburst finish completes the package.

Epiphone MM-30S Features:
  • Hardware - Gold
  • Scale - 14.0"
  • Nut Width - 1.06"
  • Neck - Set, Mahogany
  • FB-Inlay - Rosewood - Dot
  • Binding - B/N
  • Body Material - Mahogany
  • Top - Solid Spruce
  • Finish - Antique Sunburst
  • Case not included
Epiphone's MM-30S is built for bluegrass pickin'!

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Tech Specs

Type Acoustic
Body Shape A Style
Color Antique Sunburst
Body Material Mahogany
Top Material Solid Spruce
Neck Material Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Nut Width 1.06"
Scale Length 14"
Hardware Gold
Strings (.011-.041)
Manufacturer Part Number EF30ASGH1

Customer Reviews

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A lot of value for little money

I have the MM-30E/AS. The "E" means electric. This new model has a piezzo pickup under the bridge, which is a great advantage when playing with other musicians who are amplified or in public gatherings where you need more volume. Because of that, the bridge is fixed in the proper position for the right intonation. It needed no adjustments. However, the strings needed to be changed, since they were old, even though the mandolin was new. The tone is very good, due to the solid spruce top and the gold tuners add to the elegance of this instrument. The chop chords sound good and it has a "woody sound", which is what you want. You get a lot for not much money!
Music background: Hobbyist, worship leader

Excellent beginner or intermediate mandolin.

On my last trip to Gatlinburg TN I stopped by Ole smoky moonshine distillery and they had a bluegrass band playing, and I became obsessed with the mandolin, as soon as I returned home I started looking for a good, and affordable mandolin to start learning. I've been playing guitar for 15 years so I figured I would try to learn the mandolin (as its more my size anyways, haha) I'm left handed, so finding one of those proved to be too difficult, So I made a trip to sweetwater and originally was looking at a Gretsch New yorker, mainly because it had electronics, but I wasn't happy with the sound it produced, so a salesman made me a great deal on this one so I picked it up. I went home and did some work on it and changed the thing to lefty, and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I seriously can't put the thing down, Fantastic sound, and sweetwater did a great set up on the thing. out of the box this thing played like a dream.
Music background: Live sound engineer, Musician, Songwriter

Taken Back/Going Forward

I'm truly taken back in time with the sunburst look and the gold hard ware; that's a bonus. But what really matters is, it's great sound and playability. That's going forward, so now I'm pleased.
Music background: hobbyist

I love my Mandolin!

Feels, sounds and plays like a more expensive Mandolin! I recommend it!
Music background: hobbyist, singer/ songwriter
See also: Epiphone, Epiphone Mandolins