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 M118SWK-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 M118SWK 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 M118SWK echos the trends in mandolin styles of the early 20th century and remains the popular style today.
Cosmetic Condition: Excellent condition - very clean & still like new with only some mild surface scratches.
Neck: Flame maple neck with cream binding & black side-dots. Ebony fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays. Frets are clean with no wear. Bound headstock with open-gear strip tuners & bone nut. 1 1/4" nut width; 13 7/8" scale length.
Body: Solid carved European spruce top with dual F-holes & quarter sawn sitka spruce bracing. Solid carved Canadian flame maple back & sides. Traditional mandolin tailpiece with compensated ebony bridge on a floating base. There are no electronics & the mandolin weighs 2 lbs 9.4 oz.
Case: Original hardshell case included.