Barnes & Mullins BM600 Wimborne A Style Mandolin with F Holes Hand Carved includes our PRO-SCM Setup!
Originally established in London in the early 1900s, Barnes & Mullins became one of the most famous names associated with high quality banjos and mandolins. Today, the company reissues some of its most popular models. These instruments allow today’s musicians to enjoy a fantastic high quality mandolin at an affordable price, developed with the same expertise and attention to detail as they were over 100 years ago.
Building upon the long heritage of Barnes & Mullins original banjos and mandolins – dating back to the late 1800s – the current crop of B&M instruments offer superb playability and an unmistakable visual appeal. This is a lovely mandolin, perfect for pros and starters alike.
• Solid Spruce Top
• Solid Maple Back and Sides
• Rosewood Fingerboard with Mother of Pearl Dot Inlays
• Floating Ebony Adjustable Bridge
• PRO-SCM Setup
The BM600 is an A-Style mandolin named after the town of Wimborne in the English county of Dorset. It was during the late 19th century that Albert Mullins and S Bowley Barnes first met in Wimborne and formed the friendship upon which the next few decades of performance and business would be founded.
The Wimborne is a traditional A-Style mandolin and features a dark stained finish and a Rosewood fingerboard giving it a traditional folk/roots look that is both timeless and beautiful.
Hand crafted with a solid Spruce top and solid Maple back and sides, the Wimborne has a beautiful earthy look with its gloss lacquer finish. This example boasts a Rosewood fretboard with 20 Nickel-Silver frets and height adjustable floating Ebony bridge.
Our PRO-SCM setup completes what is exceptional value for a quality A-style Mandolin. The 20 nickel silver frets have been checked and where required, lightly dressed, crowned and hand polished. The fret ends have also be hand rolled. The string height at the nut and bridge – including the correct position, have also been set to their optimum level resulting in a mandolin that feels, sounds and plays much better than our modest asking price would indicate.
This attention to detail is what sets us apart – you may buy cheaper but we are confident that you won’t buy better.
The end result is a beautiful mandolin with a low, comfortable action and bright, sparkling, ringing tone and authoritative voice.
Barnes & Mullins Wimborne Mandolin Specifications
• Body Style: A style mandolin with f holes
• Body Top: Solid Spruce
• Body Back & Sides: Solid Maple
• Neck: Maple
• Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
• Frets: 20 x Nickel Silver Frets
• Fingerboard Position Markers: Mother of Pearl Dot Inlays
• Bridge: Height Adjustable Ebony
• Machineheads: Open gear
• Hardware: Nickel
• Setup: PRO-SCM
• Warranty: One Year