Washburn M1SDLTR "A" Style Mandolin - Transparent Red

Mandolin with Solid Spruce Top, Maple Back and Sides, Rosewood Fretboard, Rosewood Bridge, and Gold Hardware - Transparent Red
Washburn M1SDLTR
Washburn M1SDLTR
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A Great Beginner's Mandolin

Want to get into mandolin? The Washburn M1SDL mandolin is an affordable instrument to help get you started. The "A"-style M1SDL 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 M1SDL mandolin is the ideal starting instrument for any musician. Call Sweetwater and get yours today.

Washburn M1SDL 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 M1SDL mandolin is fitted with a solid 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 M1SDL 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 M1SDL 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 a 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 M1SDL Mandolin Features:
  • Classic mandolin tones that are perfect for all styles of music
  • "A"-style mandolin with oval hole
  • 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 M1SDL Mandolin.

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Tech Specs

Type Acoustic
Body Shape A Style
Color Transparent Red
Finish Stained/Buffed Gloss
Body Material Maple
Top Material Solid Spruce
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Nut Width 1.10"
Scale Length 13.75"
Hardware Gold
Strings D'Addario Light Gauge, (.011-.036)
Manufacturer Part Number M1SDLTR

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Washburn Mandolin

I'm really enjoying my mandolin. I never played one before.It's light weight, easy to hold, and its soooo cute :-)and I'm starting to make some noise that don't sound to bad.
Music background: I'm not a pro. I play for my own pleasure.

Great For Beginners

This was the first mandolin I ever played about five years ago. Since then I have moved on to better, but this is a decent mando to get started on. The play-ability is quite nice, the action is pretty good (but doesn't hurt to play around with if you know what you're doing), the gold plating on the hardware is also done well. A few criticisms though: the machine heads (parts you tune with for anyone who does not know) are quite cheap - they wiggle - and should probably be replaced with Grovers, the lacquer (at least on mine) did have some imperfections, but they did not affect play-ability or tone in any way. I also found this mandolin kinda quiet and dull sounding. This is most likely due to the oval sound hole and thick top wood. But all that aside, this is a great mandolin for the beginner - and at $200 it's hard to beat! You can't expect to find flawless tone or craftsmanship on a mandolin of this price - but beginners really don't need that. This is a 'dip your feet in the mandolin waters' instrument (it definitely was for me!). And the red color is also pretty neat too.
Music background: Student, Professional Musician
See also: Washburn, Washburn Mandolins