Washburn M3E Mandolin Pack - Sunburst

Mandolin Pack with Spruce Top, Maple Back and Sides, Rosewood Fretboard, Electronics, Gig Bag, Strap, Picks, and Instructional Book - Sunburst
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All-in-one Mandolin Pack

The Washburn M3EK Mandolin Pack is an affordable, all-in-one kit to get you started. Sporting the coveted "F"-style design, the M3EK mandolin has a spruce top and maple back and sides for bright sound and great projection. A piezo pickup built into the bridge lets you plug in and play at any gig where you need more volume. This pack also includes a gig bag to protect and carry your mandolin, a strap, picks, and even an instructional book to get you going. Washburn's M3EK Mandolin Pack is the ideal starter kit for any musician. Call Sweetwater and get yours today.

Washburn M3EK Mandolin Pack 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 M3EK 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 M3EK 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 M3EK mandolin sports maple back and sides to deliver outstanding acoustic tones. When those plugged-in gigs come up, the M3EK has a built-in pickup that delivers acoustic tones to your amp or mixer.

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 M3EK Mandolin Pack Features:
  • Classic mandolin tones that are perfect for all styles of music
  • Spruce top for projection and bright tone
  • Maple back and sides for extra volume and presence
  • Piezo bridge pickup with volume and tone controls
  • Rosewood fretboard and bridge
  • Includes gig bag, strap, picks, and more
Get started playing with the affordable Washburn M3EK Mandolin Pack.

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Tech Specs

Type Acoustic-electric
Body Shape F Style
Color Sunburst
Finish Matte
Body Material Maple
Top Material Spruce
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Nut Width 1.10"
Scale Length 13.75"
Hardware Chrome
Electronics Piezo Bridge Pickup
Strings D'Addario Light Gauge, (.011-.036)
Case Included Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number M3EK

Customer Reviews

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Great Deal

You will not be sorry with this purchase!! Much much more than I expected for the price. This little mandolin stays in tune, and has a wonderful tone. The fit and finish is very nice for this level of instrument. If you are looking for nice instrument at a great price, look no further. I would like to thank Frank Gerts for his outstanding service, technical knowledge, and most of all, patients.

Waashburn M3Ek Mandolin is Great!

I love this mandolin. It is sweet sounding, well put together andplays very easy. I have played other mandolins but this one beats them all. The price is right for a beginner and should last a life time!
Music background: some guitar and mandolin since 1970

Great Product!

This review is about more than the instrument. I am extremely happy with the mandolin, for the money and the package it is amazing. I am just as amazed by the wonderful service and fast shipping from Sweetwater. I even received a follow-up email and phone call making sure I was happy with my purchase. This is the type of customer service that makes repeat customers! Thank you for a great product and great buying experience.
Music background: Hobbyist

Washburn M3E Mandolin

I hadn't had a mandolin in about 30 years and decided to pick this one up on prior reviews. It has worked out great. I worked it into one of our original songs and the rest of the band was blown away by the presence and how it effected our sound. Well worth the price I paid. Used it for the first time in a performance and the audience loved it. Now it goes everywhere with me.
Music background: Multi Instrumentalist, Engineer, Producer


I'm a percussionist by trade that is trying to learn this instrument. I have a couple pros check it out and they both liked the sound and playability. Service is always great at this company. Very pleased all the way around. Great a axe to start on. Thanks
Music background: Professional percussionist.
See also: Washburn, Washburn Mandolins