Washburn, 8-String Mandolin, Vintage (M118SWK-D)
Washburn Americana Series F-Style all-solid Mandolin with carved Sitka spruce top, carved figured maple back, and figured maple sides, 1-1/4″ bone nut, and vintage distressed cosmetics. Hard-shell case included. Washburn has been building mandolins since the late 1800s. Whether you’re a bluegrass, Celtic or rock player, see how the addition of a mandolin can broaden your sonic pallet and add a new dimension to your music. For traditionalists, you’ll find all the tone projection you’d expect from our world class instruments. The M118SW-D is a Florentine style mandolin and features a worn/used look as well as aged hardware, ebonite tuner buttons and a thinner satin finish for a broken in and well played feel. Only premium woods like solid flamed maple and solid spruce have been used in crafting this fine instrument. The F-style body design on the M118SW is deeper than traditional instruments for more volume and projection and it has a wider nut, with wider string spacing. Lyon Healy, Washburn parent company in the 19 century, was the first American manufacturer of mandolins and Washburn began making mandolins in 1887. The M118SW echo’s the trends in mandolin styles of the early 20 century and remains the popular style today.
- Americana Series f-style all-solid mandolin
- Carved Sitka Spruce top, carved figured Maple back, and figured Maple sides
- Ebony Fretboard with MOP Dot inlay
- Vintage Distressed cosmetics
- Includes hard-shell case