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89 reviews in the archive.
Where Purchased: Clara's Music
Year Purchased: 2009
Price Paid: 580 ($US)
This mandolin has a nice range with deep tones. It projects very well
Sound Rating: 9
The MMS8 is designed to make set up easy. I had to adjust the intonation but other setup components were good.
Setup Rating: 9
This mandolin has a nice antique satin finish. Some of the banding on the head is not as nice as you would like but this is a very nice mandolin for its price range. The tail piece is cast metal and durable. The tuner keys are smooth and well made. I have received many positive comments on its looks and sound.
Appearance Rating: 9
Heavy duty tail piece and smooth solid tuners. This mandolin's sound is still getting better with time. I would play this mandolin solo at the professional level. I use it for jams and really enjoy it.
Reliability Rating: 10
This was purchased over the internet so the service is average. Shipping was prompt with no problems.
Customer Service: 8
This is a well built mandolin. Looks good and sounds good. All hardware is very good quality. I have had no complaints. It makes me look better than I can play.
Components Rating: 10
This is one of the best mandolins if not the best in this price range. The only other mandolin I considered was an M. Kelly but there were so many seconds on the market I decided to go with the Morgan Monroe and I an glad I did.
Overall Rating: 10
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