Fender FM52E Mandolin - SunburstStock code: 70643
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- Laminated spruce top
- Laminated nato back and sides
- Nato neck
- 21-fret rosewood fingerboard with white dot position inlays
- Gloss polyurethane finish
- Electro-acoustic model with special design single-coil pickup
The Fender FM-52E Mandolin is a sweet electro-acoustic model that puts beautiful tones in your hands, with the power and versatility to take your performance to the stage or studio. Whether you're looking to delve into classical playing, go a bit folksy, or dive head-first into some Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, or George Harrison-inspired riffs, then you can rest assured with Fender build quality in your hands, the FM-52E is easily capable of keeping up with whatever your choose to play.
The body is a masterful combination of laminated tonewoods that have been carefully selected to guarantee the FM-52E a most exquisite timbre, as well as maintaining a resilient and robust feel. The back and sides have been crafted using laminated nato, which delivers a pronounced mid to low-end tonality to give the mandolin fantastic depth. Paired with this is a laminated spruce top, which has brilliant resonant properties that - in combination with the beautifully designed F-holes - enables the mandolin to project acoustic tones with ease. The top has been competed in an eye-catching sunburst finish, which is complemented by the 4-ply body binding to create a seamless effect.
A 2-ply black pickguard protected the body top around the pickup, and the lower bout from unwanted pickscrapes that can happen during performances. The body is fitted with a compensated height-adjustable ebony bridge, which not only upholds intonation perfectly, but enables you to make adjustments on-the-fly which you wish to adjust string action, saving you time and effort.
Fitted to the body is a sturdy nato neck, with a generous 13.7" scale length. Married to the neck is a 21-fret fingerboard that has been bound to create a smooth playing feel when making transitions along the edge of each fret. Your way is guided by white dot position inlays. At the top of the neck is a synthetic bone nut, which maintains string tension meticulously. The headstock bears the 4-in-line tuning machines with white plastic buttons, each one carrying out the task of maintaining tuning integrity with the utmost precision.
The Fender FM-52E is fitted with a special design single-coil neck pickup, which translates the timbre of the mandolin with absolute transparency. Control comes in the form of a master volume pot, and a master tone pot.
If you are looking for the perfect electro-acoustic mandolin to hit the studio or the stage with, then the Fender FM-52E Mandolin would make a fantastic addition to any player's arsenal. If you happen to play a stringed instrument already and are looking for a new challenge, or wish to add another instrument to your repertoire, then this model is perfect.
|Model||FM-52E Electro Acoustic Mandolin|
|Series||Fender Mandolin Series|
|Body Style||"A" Style Slim-line Mandolin|
|Top Material||Laminated Spruce|
|Back and Sides Material||Laminated Nato|
|Fingerboard Material||Rosewood (9.96")|
|No. of Frets||21|
|Width at Nut||1.12"|
|Bridge||Ebony, Compensated Height Adjustable|
|Tuning Machines||Chrome, 4-In-Line with White Plastic Buttons|
|Pickups||1 Special Design Single Coil Pickup,|