Washburn M118SWK-D Americana Series F-style Vintage Mandolin with a Hard Case m-118-swk-d
A fine mandolin, the Washburn M118SWK has been a top selling model for many years.
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
Color Vintage Natural
Finish vintage matte
Strings D'addario J73 light gauge Mandolin Strings
Neck Wood Flame Maple
Number Of Frets 24 frets
Nut Width 1-1/4
Hardware Distressed hardware
Tuners Distressed Open Gear