McNeela Music McNeela Irish Mandolin - Best Beginner Mandolins

The McNeela Irish Mandolin (A-Style)

2,501.00 Grams
The McNeela Mandolin 

The McNeela Irish Mandolin is a flat back, A-Style mandolin, featuring a spruce body with oval sound holes and pearlescent inlay, with a choice of either sunburst or natural gloss finish. 

This beautiful mandolin is a perfect starter instrument for those wishing to learn the mandolin. Its clear, bright tone makes it ideal for playing traditional Irish music while its compact size makes it comfortable to play and easy to transport, without compromising on volume.

Adding to its astounding value, to help keep your mandolin looking and sounding like new, the McNeela Irish Mandolin comes with a free gig bag worth €25. It's perfect for storing and transporting your new instrument making attending sessions a breeze.  

Features of the McNeela Irish Mandolin

  • 8 string
  • 21 fret
  • Flat back
  • Teardrop body
  • Spruce top
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlay
  • Oval sound holes
  • Geared tuners with pearlescent peg heads
  • Standard Irish tuning GDAE

Bonus Features:

  • Clear, bright tone
  • Choose from natural or sunburst finish
  • Free mandolin gig bag

Listen to McNeela customer Luke Reed put our Irish Mandolin through its paces with this great tune:

 Oval Hole Mandolins vs F Hole Mandolins

Aesthetics and construction aside, oval hole mandolins (A Style) will usually have a warmer, more woody tone and offer greater projection, sustain and resonance - particularly in the lower register. 

F-hole mandolins will typically offer a brighter tone, with more volume and a stronger attack. Sometimes, they can offer a slightly more percussive sound, depending on the instrument. The higher the quality of the craftsmanship however, the fewer the differences that exist between the two styles.

Traditionally, oval hole mandolins are more commonly used for traditional Irish music and folk music, while F-hole mandolins are played in bluegrass, country, and folk rock.

This is not a hard and fast rule however. You can play any style of music on whichever style of mandolin you prefer.

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Good to Know:

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UK (5 - 7 days)
EUROPE (7 days)
USA and CANADA (7 - 10) days)
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