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About this Artist MD200EQ Red Sunburst Mandolin

This is the classic Tear Drop Shaped Mandolin with F-holes and our most popular model.  Made with Laminated Sapele for its body and Rosewood fingerboard and bridge, this definitely is an affordable mandolin without any compromise to its tone. It features geared machine heads for accurate and spot-on tuning. The MD200EQ comes with a built in pickup allowing you to plug the mandolin into an amplifier or speakers for added volume. You would pay upwards of $499 for a deal like this in a retail store.


  • Preamp
  • Teardrop Shape
  • The Body is constructed from Laminated Sapele
  • Solid Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
  • Geared Machine heads
  • Includes either a free Hard Case

The Tech Features

Brand: Artist

Model: MD200EQ

Body: Tear drop shape

Woods: Laminated Sapele

Neck: Wood - Okoumen, 13.7" Scale Length, 22-24.5mm Thickness

Fretboard: Rosewood, 28mm ABS Plastic Nut

Frets: 20 frets, 1mm 0.6 White Copper Fretwires

Bridge: Solid Rosewood with ABS Plastic Saddle

Machine Heads: Geared Machine heads


  • Body and Fretboard - White Binding
  • Front - 3 line White Binding

Colour: Red Sunburst

Included Case: Hard Case


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Reviews (14)

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Great quality for mandolin for a great price!

By: on 15 October 2021
I've never owned a mandolin before but this one seems great! I haven't noticed any significant issues with my mandolin and I'm having a lot of fun learning with it and playing different things! I guess the only negative I've found is that the pickup is quite noisy, but that's kind of to be expected for a single coil. But yeah definitely a great instrument for the price, especially considering the case and delivery (which was fantastic - somehow came in like a day and a half‽) are included.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you very much for your feedback. This means a lot to us. We are happy that you're enjoying the mandolin. We're always here for you so please feel free to reach out. Cheers!

Very impressive for the price

By: on 5 October 2021
I'm not a mando player but do play a few other stringed instruments. I wanted to try an entry level mando and see how I took to it. Having said that there are some unplayable entry units which only serve to hamper the learning experience so I did my research. This little beauty was a complete surprise. Coming with an excellent hard case, pickup, free freight and great reviews it came out the winner. And so did I! My little red rocker stays in tune and sounds quite good indeed. I've played it with a ukulele group and love how much it lifts the sound. Well done you guys!

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We are glad that you are happy with the mandolin. Cheers!

Great value

By: on 30 August 2021
Got my Mandolin in a timely manner and it rocks, in a folksy kind of way! Great instrument, sounds fine, and plays easy.

Artist Guitars Response
I am so glad to hear that you are happy with your purchase. Thank you so much for the support!

Artist MD200EQ+C Mandolin with Pickup and Hard Cas

By: on 2 July 2021
FANTASTIC! Instruments are great, service is fantastic, Delivery fast, Will defiantly order from Artists Guitars in the future.

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks a lot for your feedback on the product and our company. This means a lot to us. Cheers!

Very good value for money

By: on 26 May 2021
I bought this mandolin to see if I could recommend it to students as a learning instrument. It's exceptional value for money and a student has already bought one and is very happy with it. The finish is of a very good standard. One telling aspect of inexpensive instruments - sharp unfinished fret edges - is not apparent here - all very smooth and well done. The general sound is a little thin but perfectly acceptable. I like the sound of the pick up and will use the mandolin for gigs from time to time. The pickup has a zizz which cuts out when you touch the output jack which suggests a grounding problem. The action is a little high and I found I didn't have enough adjustment in the bridge to make enough of a difference. It's also quite high at the nut which because of the distance down to the fingerboard causes the mandolin to play out of tune. This will go away when I have it set up properly. I expect I will pay more than the price of the mandolin to have these minor issues corrected - they are not enough to send the instrument back and for the price well within acceptable limits and I would expect to have to do that with any new instrument expensive or not. In short a very good value for money instrument.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this detailed review and will be helpful for future customers. We really appreciate the support!