Washburn M118SW Americana F-Style Mandolin, Spruce Top, Vintage Natural Finish
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Washburn Americana Series F-Style all-solid Mandolin with carved European spruce top, carved Canadian 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’s parent company in the 19th century, was the first American manufacturer of mandolins and Washburn began making mandolins in 1887. The M118SW echos the trends in mandolin styles of the early 20th century and remains the popular style today.
Body & Construction
- Top Wood: Solid Carved European Spruce
- Back Wood: Solid Carved Canadian Flame Maple
- Sides: Solid Flame Canadian Maple
- Bracing: Quarter Sawn Sitka Spruce
- Type: Americana Instruments
- Style: Mandolin
- Color: Vintage Natural
- Finish: vintage matte
- Strings: D'addario J73 light gauge Mandolin Strings
- Neck Wood: Flame Maple
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Number Of Frets: 24 frets
- Inlays: dots
- Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 1-1/4
- Scale: 13-7/8
- Hardware: Distressed hardware
- Bridge: Ebony
- Tuners: Distressed Open Gear
Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Washburn. This M118SW is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty.
note: The photos above may not be of the exact guitar you'll receive. The serial number may differ but specs will all be the same. Please feel free to get in touch with us for an in-hand description.
Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.