Washburn Adds New Mandolin Model to Bluegrass Line
By Mandolin Cafe
December 28, 2005 - 5:15 pm
Chicago, Illinois - Washburn is pleased to announce a new addition to its line of Bluegrass instruments. The new M120 Mandolin will make its debut at this Winter's NAMM in Anaheim.
The M120 Mandolin is currently being played by Bluegrass Legend, Richie Owens. The Mandolin features a traditional F-style body with a solid spruce top. The body is a carved, solid, flamed maple that has a beautiful sunburst finish. The 24 fret neck, bridge, and saddle are all made out of ebony, producing a superior tone, only suitable for a player as demanding as Owens. Lastly, the Washburn M120 features gold plated hardware, and Mother of Pearl inlays.
David Karon, Director of Artist Relations comments, "We are pleased to have Richie on our roster, and look forward to other artist responses we get from these innovative new products."
Owens is a member of the popular group, the Oak Ridge Boys, and is a proud addition to the Washburn signature line of Bluegrass Instruments.
Washburn Guitars is owned by US Music Corp. located just north of Chicago. US Music Corp. is a uniquely positioned, fully integrated musical instrument company that manufactures and markets instruments, accessories and audio equipment for professionals, aspiring professionals, collectors, hobbyists and beginner musicians. Also owned by US Music Corp are Parker Guitars, Randall Amplifiers, Eden Amplifiers, SoundTech Professional Audio, Oscar Schmidt, Lyon Musical Instruments and Mojo Strings.