Guitar Works, Inc.
Guitar Works, Inc. GWMA-1 A-Style Mandolin High Gloss Black With Strap And Hard Featherlite Case
OUR GWMA-1 A-STYLE MANDOLIN IN GLOSSY BLACK WITH AN ADJUSTABLE TRUSS ROD IN THE NECK, PROFESSIONALLY SET-UP & ADJUSTED FOR EASY PLAY. INCLUDES A BLACK NYLON STRAP AND HARD FEATHERLITE CASE
This is our Guitar Works, Inc. GWMA-1 A-Style mandolin with a high gloss black finish. We get calls, emails, testimonials and feedbacks all the time from customers who are super happy with their mandolin's good looks, easy playing action and traditional sound. The volume is plenty, perfect for playing any style of music, both by yourself for your own enjoyment and for performing say in a small group or ensemble.
Our mandolin is unique in this price range. It has an adjustable truss rod in the neck. This rod is very important. Without it the neck would warp making it hard to play and impossible to play in tune. We have also been in the repair business for 35 years. During that time we have seen countless mandolins of other brands without adjustable truss rods in the neck warp. All fretted instruments are under a lot of string tension especially steel stringed instruments. If they warp there is no affordable fix.
One more heads up...If a salesman tells you "the instrument is set up at the factory"....doubt it! Again based on what we've seen in our repair business when a factory is the lowest bidder to supply a marketing company and they are making 100,000 instruments a year it seems to be make it look pretty but make it fast and cheap.
- Standard traditional A-Style design and specifications
- Completely set-up, adjusted and intonation in our shop for perfect and easy playability. This is a $90. professional service we have done to each instrument for free! We set up our instruments and you for success
- We use only the best strings in our set-up process, D'addario EXP Professional Grade Long Lasting Strings
- Hard maple neck 20 frets on a bound fretboard.
- VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THIS MANDOLIN HAS AN ADJUSTABLE REINFORCEMENT TRUSS ROD IN THE NECK. MOST MANDOLINS IN THIS PRICE RANGE BOTH OLD AND NEW DO NOT!! Mandolin necks without a truss rod will most likely warp. Often they are shipped from the factory with a warped neck. Playability and playing in tune is a problem. There is no inexpensive fix for a warped mandolin neck. We have also been in the repair business for over 35 years. Can't tell you how many customers with mandolins (so called "name brands" too) have come to us with a warped neck problem. The customer had no option other than to throw the mandolin in the trash or make it a wall decoration.
- Designed specially for musical instruments laminated spruce top & laminated maple back & sides. (We do not recommend solid woods in this price range. The quality grade is too low. Warping & cracking is comon
- Dimensions: 27" total length x 10 & 3/4" wide x 2" deep
- Width of the nut 1 & 1/16 inches
- Distance from nut to bridge approximately 14"
- Chrome plated tailpiece and tailpiece cover
- Black two ply pick-guard
- Open back chrome plated tuning gears
- Hardwood bridge with two height adjustment wheels
- Mandolin only weight = 6 pounds.
- TO PROTECT THE INSTRUMENT WE HAVE ALSO INCLUDED OUR HARD FEATHERLITE CASE.
- Made with light weight, rigid, high impact foam wrapped with a durable nylon outer skin. Padded felt interior lining, one interior pocket, one exterior pocket, one nylon handle and two case shoulder straps
- Case only weight = 4 pounds
- WE PURPOSELY DO NOT SELL MANDOLINS IN BAG CASES. Too often we have seen mandolins in our repair business that were damaged in bag cases. The angle of the tilt back neck on a mandolin is susceptible to cracking or breaking.
- TO PROTECT THE INSTRUMENT EVEN FURTHER we include a "Care & Feeding" sheet. It is based on our 35 years of experience, a list of do's and don't that will save you time and money
- 5 Year warranty against defective workmanship or materials
- Professionally packed and shipped in our specially designed double wall box. No markings or advertisements so no worries should this be a surprise or gift
- FREE FAST GROUND HANDLING & SHIPPING TO THE U.S. LOWER 48, SMALL SURCHARGE FOR ALASKA, HAWAII, APO'S, U.S. PROTECTORATES
- WORLDWIDE SHIPPING BY AFFORDABLE USPS PRIORITY MAIL INTERNATIONAL. Customs fees or taxes are the responsibility of the buyer. Check with your government agency.
- WE STRIVE TO SHIP THE SAME DAY OR NEXT BUSINESS DAY OF A COMPLETED PAYMENT TRANSACTION. We automatically send you tracking information via the eBay messaging system.
- Please allow some extra delivery time for U.S. Holidays or weekend days when shippers are closed, your remote address or for severe weather conditions.
- HAVE QUESTIONS, NEED HELP, WANT FRIENDLY ADVICE? CALL US 1.804.358.0855 or send us a message here on Reverb
- BUY WITH CONFIDENCE. SINCE 1978, WE CONSISTENTLY STRIVE FOR 100% CUSTOMER SATISFACTION.