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Guitars Talk => Acoustic Guitars => : creekster52 October 15, 2011, 02:59:49 PM

: Mitchell MO100SVS
: creekster52 October 15, 2011, 02:59:49 PM
I picked up a Mitchell MO100S today at GC. Got the web price match and used a $20 off coupon. Walked out of there with the guitar for $119 including tax. I hope I can find a case for less than I paid for the guitar (LOL)!

It's an auditorium size guitar (000 size) in vintage burst. Here's the link...

http://www.mitchellguitars.com/products/index.cfm?product=MD100SVS (http://www.mitchellguitars.com/products/index.cfm?product=MD100SVS)
: Re: Mitchell MO100SVS
: zagatron1 October 15, 2011, 04:43:35 PM
That looks like a well built piece. I like. If I played acoustic I'd consider one of those.
: Re: Mitchell MO100SVS
: creekster52 October 16, 2011, 10:21:29 PM
One thing I should probably mention...Mitchell does not recommend using strings heavier than medium gauge. So, if you're into bluegrass flat-picking, a Mitchell guitar may not be a good choice.

I decided to err on the side of safety, at least for a year or two until the wood is a little seasoned, and strung with Elixir extra light gauge (10-47). I did the same with my Mitchell MD300S.
: Re: Mitchell MO100SVS
: DetroitBlues October 17, 2011, 07:55:00 AM
Wow, that's what I use on my strat.  Very thin strings.  Mitchell is a budget guitar, doesn't mean is of poor quality.  Post some music clips of it, if you can.
: Re: Mitchell MO100SVS
: creekster52 October 18, 2011, 11:16:44 PM
Wow, that's what I use on my strat.  Very thin strings.  Mitchell is a budget guitar, doesn't mean is of poor quality.  Post some music clips of it, if you can.

It's the same gauge I use on my electrics too, DB. Surprisingly, I like them on my acoustics too. I mostly enjoy finger picking on my acoustics, so the extra-light strings don't bother me much.

I didn't mean to imply that Mitchell guitars are poor quality. Both of mine had very good craftmanship, particularly for the price point ($129.95 blow-out), and both are solid top guitars. I do wonder about how well the wood was cured before assembly though, so I decided on the extra-light strings to reduce stresses for a little while.
: Re: Mitchell MO100SVS
: diaper head October 19, 2011, 08:53:13 AM
thousands of les pauls are sold soaking wet, and they have little problems.  you should be alright with your acoustic.
: Re: Mitchell MO100SVS
: pictoratus October 19, 2011, 08:56:44 PM
Sounds like a great deal. I've been seriously considering getting an acoustic. May look into one of these.
: Re: Mitchell MO100SVS
: DetroitBlues October 20, 2011, 12:37:24 PM
Another good budget guitar is Ibanez and Epiphone.  I have a Ibanez Performance that's about 9 years old now.  Its bridge began to lift a couple years ago.  Other than the action past the 12th fret being a little higher than I like, its lasted a long time.  I came close to either buying an Epiphone Masterbuilt or a Seagull Coastline earlier this year.  I was lucky to get my hands on a Heritage HFT445 that had a neck reset. The reset was done right, but a neck reset on an acoustic is like a headstock break on an electric.  The value of the guitar goes way down which to me, makes almost any guitar out there affordable if the work was done right...