Artist MD200EQ+FC Red Sunburst Mandolin with Pickup and Foam Hard Case

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Artist MD200EQ+FC Red Sunburst Mandolin with Pickup and Foam Hard Case

This is the classic Tear Drop Shaped Mandolin with f holes and pickup, our most popular model.  Made with sapelle ply body and eco-rosewood finger board and bridge with geared machine heads for accurate tuning, not seen on any other Mandolin for the same price! It also includes a pickup and a sturdy hard case.  

You would pay upwards of $499 for a deal like this in a retail store.

A Mandolin is an instrument that most guitarist would love to learn. It's a great gift for the guitarist looking for something interesting and new. 

Features:

  • Built-in pickup
  • Teardrop Shape
  • Ply Spruce Top with Ply Sapelle back and sides
  • Eco-rosewood fingerboard and bridge
  • Geared Machine heads
  • Includes a free Hard Case

 

 

The Tech Features

Model :- MD200EQ+Case

Body :- Tear drop shape

Woods :- Top Laminated Spruce,  Back and Sides - Laminated Sapelle, Fingerboard & Bridge - Eco-rosewood

Machine Heads :- Geared Machine heads

Nut Width :-  28mm

Included Accessories :- Foam Hard Case

Colour :- Red Sunburst

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Great Instrument

By: on 18 January 2019
Once again, Artist Guitars were very prompt with delivery. I don't live in the metro area but my Mandolin arrived in under 48 hours. The instrument itself is better than the picture shows and is fantastic value for money. Quality and sound is very good.
(5)

Brilliant

By: on 1 December 2016
Great buy! Tuned it up plays perfectly! Ordered on Sunday got it today. Couldn't be happier. Great job artist guitars service and quality just great again
(5)

Value for money AGAIN

By: on 4 September 2015
Artist Guitars continue to kick goals with every product I have bought - and there are numerous ones to date. This mandolin is no exception. Once tuned this plays really well and I expect will sound sweeter with age. The pickup is clear and the case is excellent. Well done again! PS Ditto to Alan's review...
(5)

Another good-value AG package

By: on 3 January 2015
I freely admit I’m no mandolin expert – quite the contrary. But, as a reasonably experienced rhythm/bass guitarist, a mando was simply on my New Year resolutions list under the heading “Learn a new instrument”. I’ve dealt with Artist Guitars on numerous occasions before, so I figured they’d be a good source for a not-too-rubbish instrument at a price that wouldn’t break the bank. In short, this is a good deal, at least for a mandolin beginner like myself. I find it a little ironic that my $2.5K Ovation guitar came with neither a case nor even a lead included, yet this Artist instrument has both – go figure. Anyway, the unit arrived promptly (as is usual with deliveries from AG), and very well protected and packaged, with everything as advertised – case, mando, lead. Let’s start with the case – I’d rate it as better than average quality, and of quite robust construction. There are three external latches, one of which is lockable (key supplied), and my only (minor) complaint is that there’s precious little space internally to store anything other than the mando itself. By the time you cram in a tuner and a strap, getting even your amp lead in is problematic. The instrument itself – and I guess I’m approaching this from a guitarist’s perspective – is surprisingly acceptable. My limited research suggests that it’s an “A”-type shape (teardrop) as opposed to the more ornate “F”-type (scroll) instruments. Of course, at this price, you’re not getting exotic woods from the depths of the Amazon rainforest but, hey, maybe that will be my next mando, when and if I ever master this one. I believe this unit will keep me happy for quite some time to come. The action, right out of the box, was reasonable; I decided to drop it slightly (a five-minute task), but it was quite playable as delivered. Intonation at the 12th fret was sharp – again, not badly so, but a fusspot like myself saw the necessity to get it right. Not quite as simple as setting the intonation on a guitar, I found (given that the bridge is, essentially, a floating wooden block), and I confess to spending a couple of hours of trial and error before I was happy (slacken the strings, move the bridge a millimetre, tighten the strings, check the intonation, slacken the strings, move the bridge again, repeat until ….. well, you get the idea). Still not perfect, but the nature of such a bridge is that it’s never going to be spot on for every string.) I’m sure a proper instrument tech would do it in a fraction of the time but, as I say, it’s probably not really necessary unless you’re fussy. Incidentally, I’m not sure of the gauge of strings as delivered (that’s something I wish manufacturers / retailers would include in the box), but I’m guessing about 10’s to 34’s or thereabouts(?). ….. If you’re intending to play standing up (as I do), you’ll probably need a strap, and for that, you may want to install a strap pin somewhere around the heel of the neck. (As with many mandos, this unit comes with a strap pin near the tailpiece, but you’ll need to install the second one yourself, unless you’re planning to somehow attach the strap to the headstock.) Tone-wise, this instrument sounds like – well, a mandolin! ☺ It would be perfectly usable as a purely acoustic instrument, but I intend to play it amplified, and it sounds fairly sweet through my Mesa Boogie guitar amp. The controls provided are, of course, very basic (volume + tone), so you’ll probably dial in more variation with your amp knobs, but I found the tone control at least ranged from mellow to sharp. In summary, this is a typical good-value Artist Guitars’ package. I’d rate it a medium-quality product at a budget price. Heartily recommended – AG does it again, for me at least! I confess that I am pleasantly surprised that these guys, despite being a relatively small outfit (well, I assume so – never been to their shop!) continue to deliver first-class customer service that puts the big boys to shame.
(5)

Mandolin

22 December 2014
This is a very well made mandolin and has a tone well above what I expected for the purchase price. The hard case is up to the excellent standard that I have come to expect from Artist Guitars.
(5)

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