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creekster52

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Mitchell MD300S
« on: March 23, 2011, 12:41:20 AM »
They are blowing these out at MF & GC for $129.99. Good reviews at GC, bad reviews at MF, but these were originally over $349 ($699 list). I'm having mine shipped in to my local GC, so if it's bad I can refuse it and avoid return shipping charges. Keeping my fingers crossed!  :-\

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Mitchell-MD300S-Solid-Spruce-Top-Acoustic-Guitar-105769301-i1505586.gc

Mitchell MD300S Solid Spruce Top Acoustic Guitar Features:
6-string dreadnought
Rosewood body
Solid spruce top
25-1/2" scale
Dovetail neck joint
Mahogany neck
Rosewood fretboard
20 frets
43mm nut width
Rosewood bridge
Die-cast high-ratio tuners
Gold hardware
Natural finish
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Re: Mitchell MD300S
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2011, 12:48:02 PM »
Never heard of Mitchell guitars...

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Re: Mitchell MD300S
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2011, 01:10:32 PM »
Never heard of Mitchell guitars...

I haven't either. I do know there's tons of brands out there.

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Re: Mitchell MD300S
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2011, 02:50:24 PM »
I've seen them on Guitar Center's website and in their catalogs.  Entry level acoustic guitar, maybe a notch above the Fender Squire series accoustics.

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Re: Mitchell MD300S
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2011, 05:30:47 AM »
Well...They are back up to $299.99 today at MF & GC...Go figure!!  ???  I don't know why it was so cheap. I even called them before I ordered it, and the CSR said to go for it. My $129.99 MD300S is due in Friday. I hope there are no surprises.

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Re: Mitchell MD300S
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2011, 09:40:03 AM »
This is the time of year which many music stores really start to suffer.  You'll see periodic drops in gear.  Last year, the Fender Champ 600 sold for $99 new.  Now they are $149 new and $99 used...

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Re: Mitchell MD300S
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2011, 11:12:01 AM »
This is the time of year which many music stores really start to suffer.  You'll see periodic drops in gear.  Last year, the Fender Champ 600 sold for $99 new.  Now they are $149 new and $99 used...

You think music stores are seasonal or is it really supply and demand?

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Re: Mitchell MD300S
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2011, 01:15:19 PM »
Well we are rolling up on tax deadlines, graduation presents, vacations, etc., and it is springtime. After being inside all winter, everyone is focused on getting out and doing something fun ($$$). That's gotta hit the music stores somewhat.

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Re: Mitchell MD300S
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2011, 03:28:03 PM »
This is the time of year which many music stores really start to suffer.  You'll see periodic drops in gear.  Last year, the Fender Champ 600 sold for $99 new.  Now they are $149 new and $99 used...

You think music stores are seasonal or is it really supply and demand?

I think offering gear a lower prices gets you in the shop, most of time they have very limited quanities of any of their specially priced items.... You go in looking for a $99 amp and walk out with a $199 amp because they sold out of the $99 one...

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Re: Mitchell MD300S
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2011, 12:41:48 AM »
These are back at the blowout price of $129.99 at MF and GC. I've had mine for about two weeks now, and I can't understand why they are selling for so little. Maybe a quality control thing, but mine is almost perfect. Here is a copy of my review from the MF site...

This guitar offers a lot of bling for the bucks. The craftsmanship is VERY GOOD. Intonation is good. The tuners are Gotoh style and hold just fine. The action was slightly high, but there was a small factory shim under the saddle. After removal the action was fine. No string buzz. I used Elixir extra lights and will change to regular lights after the guitar settles in some.

NOTE: Mitchell does not recommend heavier than medium gauge strings on this guitar.

The only thing I would change on this guitar is an upgrade to wider fretwires at some point. Also, the existing fret ends could use a little dressing, but not bad at all. The only other thing was the bridge/end pins, which I replaced with Martin pins with abalone inlays.

Fits great in the Musician's Gear Deluxe tweed case!

Solid spruce top, rosewood sides/back, mahogany neck, abalone rosette/purfling, rosewood cap on the headstock, gold tuners, compensated saddle...What's not to like!