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Old 08-01-2019, 04:20 PM
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Default Washburn M118swk F style Mandolin

I am not a “headstock” player or purchaser. I do not have the funds or the skill set to justify big name instrument purchases. I do have a couple American Strats, but even those are the entry tier of the Fender American offerings.

That being said, I am thrilled to announce I have a Washburn M118 F style body in the worn, tattered finish on order, supposedly to ship the end of August.

Like all my pacific rim gear it will spend some time with the good folks at the NJ School of Fretted Instruments in beautiful south Freehold for a thorough going over and killer set up. These guys are the best in NJ.

The reviews on youtube, though limited, seem positive. I like that the neck is a touch wider than the norm and the body is incrementally deeper than a regular F body mandolin.

UPDATED 8/17/19
Got an email from Guitar Center that my Washburn mandolin shipped from Kansas Thursday and is due to arrive in NJ this coming Wednesday. It’s great news because the last update said it would not ship till mid September. I can’t wait!
Pictures will follow after a complete going over and setup from the boys at Raritan Bay Repair in Freehold, NJ(aka Eastern School of Fretted Instrument Repair)
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While you're down at the Eastern School of Fretted Instrument Repair don't forget to drop by Jersey Freeze for a Pork Roll sandwich, a Birch Beer and ice cream.
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While you're down at the Eastern School of Fretted Instrument Repair don't forget to drop by Jersey Freeze for a Pork Roll sandwich, a Birch Beer and ice cream.
Thatís where The Rolling Stones should have gone, instead of the TicToc Diner, when they were here last week!😂
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