Washburn M3SW Florentine with Cutaway Mandolin - Sunburst

Mandolin with Solid Spruce Top, Solid Maple Back and Sides, Rosewood Fretboard, Rosewood Bridge, Gold Hardware, and Hard Case - Sunburst
Washburn M3SW Florentine with Cutaway Mandolin - Sunburst image 1
Washburn M3SW Florentine with Cutaway Mandolin - Sunburst image 1
$649.00
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Washburn M3SW Florentine with Cutaway Mandolin - Sunburst
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A Mandolin for Any Style of Music

The Washburn M3SW mandolin delivers punchy mandolin tones that are perfect for any style of music. The F-style M3SW mandolin has a solid spruce top and book-matched solid maple back and sides for bright sound and great projection. This mandolin delivers excellent playability and well-rounded tones that you want for bluegrass, country, Celtic, rock, and more. Washburn's M3SW mandolin is ideal for all levels of musicians. Call Sweetwater and get yours today.

Washburn M3SW 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 M3SW mandolin is fitted with a solid spruce top. Spruce has long been used in instruments ranging from violins and guitars to mandolins for its bright sound and great projection. An expertly fitted rosewood bridge makes full contact with the carved spruce top to capture and transfer the string vibrations of every note you play on the Washburn M3SW 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 M3SW mandolin sports a book-matched solid 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 M3SW Mandolin Features:
  • Classic mandolin tones that are perfect for all styles of music
  • F-style mandolin with F-holes
  • Carved solid spruce top for projection and bright tone
  • Book-matched solid maple back and sides for extra volume and presence
  • Rosewood fretboard and bridge
Get the tone and playability you want with the Washburn M3SW mandolin.

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

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Tech Specs

Type Acoustic
Body Shape F Style
Color Sunburst
Finish Stain/Buffed Gloss
Body Material Book-matched solid maple
Top Material Carved Solid Spruce
Neck Material Maple
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Snowflake
Nut Width 1.10"
Scale Length 13.75"
Hardware Gold
Strings D'Addario Light Gauge, (.011-.036)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number M3SWK

Customer Reviews

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4.5/5

This is a keeper!

The fit and finish on this mandolin is excellent and there is certain elegance about it, due to the rich hue of the sunburst finish, which sparkles. It needed a setup when I got it, as the action was much too high. I spent some time adjusting the truss rod, sanding down the bridge to lower the action and using a nail file to lower the nut slots. With a new set of strings, it was ready to go with a beautiful tone. I would prefer a slightly wider neck and the snowflake inlays are an upgrade over the not inlays typically found on the neck of mandolin and guitars.This mandolin is made of solid wood, front, back and sides and will open up over time and sound even better than it does today.
Music background: hobbyist, worship leader
See also: Washburn, Washburn Mandolins