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 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 to accommodate bigger
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.