Modern Mando, Vintage Vibe!Isn't this Epiphone MM-50E Professional mandolin a beauty? It sure is. Takes you back to the good old days of the now-classic "F"-style mandos, Lloyd Loar, and the father of bluegrass himself, Bill Monroe. But, this vintage-style instrument has a modern trick up its sleeve (well, actually, mounted in its pickguard); the MM-50E Professional comes equipped with an absolutely awesome adjustable pickup system! Yep, and better still, this system lets you adjust among string pairs, so you get perfect string balance when you plug in! Totally amazing.
Of course, this IS a classic acoustic instrument, and Epiphone took great pains to keep it that way. That's why they made the MM-50E Professional with a solid Sitka spruce top and a flame maple body. That's why its "C"-shaped neck is so comfortable. That's why the electronics are contained in the pickguard and not stuck in the bridge or the body of this mando... no tone robbing for the sake of plugged-in performance here! Oh, and the MM-50E Professional has vintage-style looks to match its gorgeous, timeless tone. If you play mandolin, you're going to fall in love with it. If you play onstage, then you absolutely need this one.
Epiphone MM-50E Professional Acoustic-electric Mandolin Features at a Glance:
- Color: Vintage Natural
- Top: Soild Sitka spruce
- Body material: Flame maple
- Neck material: Flame maple
- Neck shape: "C" profile
- Neck joint: Hand-fitted, Glued-in
- Scale length: 14"
- Fingerboard: Rosewood with "Dot" inlays
- Pickup: Quad NanoMag, adustable position
- Controls: Master volume, treble, bass, four individual string pair output levels, trimpots
- Frets: 23
- Bridge: Rosewood; floating adjustable
- Nut Width: 1.06"
- Hardware: Nickel
- Machine Heads: Vintage inline mandolin