Washburn M1S "A" Style Mandolin - Sunburst

Mandolin with Spruce Top, Maple Back and Sides, Rosewood Fretboard, and Chrome Tuners - Sunburst
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Washburn M1S
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A Great Beginner's Mandolin

Want to get into mandolin? The Washburn M1S mandolin is an affordable instrument to help get you started. The "A"-style M1S mandolin has a solid spruce top and maple back and sides for bright sound and great projection. This mandolin delivers excellent playability and well-rounded tones which are key for a beginner's instrument. Washburn's M1S mandolin is the ideal starting instrument for any musician. Call Sweetwater and get yours today.

Washburn M1S Mandolin at a Glance:
  • Spruce-topped mandolin has excellent sound projection
  • Maple back and sides deliver classic mandolin tones
  • Since 1883, Washburn has been producing fretted instruments
Spruce-topped mandolin has excellent sound projection

For optimal projection, the Washburn M1S mandolin is fitted with a spruce top. Spruce has long been used in instruments ranging from violins, guitars, and mandolins for its bright sound and great projection. An expertly fitted rosewood bridge makes full contact with the spruce top to capture and transfer the string vibrations of every note you play on the Washburn M1S mandolin.

Maple back and sides deliver classic mandolin tones

Maple has been the choice wood for the back and sides of instruments such as the mandolin and violin. Not only does it look great but it adds a brightness and volume that other woods don't. The Washburn M1S mandolin sports maple back and sides to deliver outstanding acoustic tones.

Since 1883, Washburn has been producing fretted instruments

With humble beginnings in Chicago that date back to the 1880s, Washburn is an American institution in musical instrument manufacturing. From guitars to mandolins, banjos, ukuleles, and more, Washburn has long been a recognized and cherished brand among musicians. Many of the biggest names in folk, blues, and rock 'n' roll have played these well-crafted, quality instruments. Washburn combines quality construction with premium materials to deliver an instrument that's ready to perform on any stage. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer to find out more about this iconic brand.

Washburn M1S Mandolin Features:
  • Classic mandolin tones that are perfect for all styles of music
  • "A"-style mandolin with F-holes
  • Spruce top for projection and bright tone
  • Maple back and sides for extra volume and presence
  • Rosewood fretboard and bridge
Get started playing with the affordable Washburn M1S Mandolin.

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Tech Specs

Type Acoustic
Body Shape A Style
Color Sunburst
Finish Stained/Buffed Gloss
Body Material Maple
Top Material Spruce
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Nut Width 1.10"
Scale Length 13.75"
Hardware Chrome
Strings D'Addario Light Gauge, (.011-.036)
Manufacturer Part Number M1S

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