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Mitchell Delivers Complete Solutions for Beginning Guitarists – Acoustic or Electric

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Thousand Oaks, CA – October 2017
Mitchell Guitar Pack O120PKEMitchell unveiled three new “Launch Packs” that provide everything a beginning guitarist needs to start playing right away. Each Launch Pack includes a Mitchell guitar, an Acoustic® brand guitar amplifier, protective gig bag, woven guitar strap, ten-foot guitar cable, DeltaLab CT10 clip-on tuner, extra set of guitar strings, and set of guitar picks.

Mitchell’s O120PKE Acoustic-Electric Guitar Launch Pack features the company’s rich, warm-sounding O120CE auditorium-size acoustic-electric guitar. The O120CE gets plenty loud and has a single cutaway for easy access to higher frets. Forward shifted, scalloped X-bracing provides a full tone, while the spruce top and mahogany back, sides, and neck produce lush overtones. High-ratio diecast machine heads ensure easy tuning. An onboard preamp with three-band EQ enables you to adjust the sound so it’s just right. The O120CE looks as sweet as it sounds, with an attractive, bound walnut fingerboard and abalone rosette.

The Acoustic-Electric Launch Pack pairs the O120CE with an Acoustic® A15 combo amplifier. With its 6.5-inch speaker, 3-band EQ, and built-in chorus effect with speed control, the 15 Watt A15 produces an outstanding, room-filling sound. The amp offers a 1Ž4-inch input jack and a headphone jack.

The MD150PK Electric Guitar Launch Packs for beginning rockers feature Mitchell’s MD150, a modern electric guitar with a double-cutaway for easy access to the higher frets. One version of the pack boasts a sunburst MD150, while the other provides a black MD150. Two high-power ceramic humbucking pickups with individual volume controls, a tone control, and a three-way pickup switch enable a variety of sounds. An adjustable, TOM-style bridge delivers solid intonation, while the string-through body design produces superior sustain and tone. Attractive black nickel hardware is employed throughout.

You also get an Acoustic® Micro-Lead combo amp, which delivers 15 watts of robust power through a 6.5-inch speaker. The Micro-Lead sports a 1Ž4-inch input jack that feeds a clean channel for sparkling chords or an aggressive lead channel with adjustable gain that produces a wide range of distortion sounds. A headphone jack is included so you can practice without incurring your neighbor’s wrath.

The fully chromatic DeltaLab CT10 tuner, which is included with all of the new Launch Packs, clips to your headstock and reads the surface vibration to display pitch. Accurate, low profile, and reliable, its lighted display makes it easy to read on dark stages.

Check out the new Mitchell Electric Guitar Launch Packs and Acoustic-Electric Guitar Launch Pack at Guitar Center or Musician’s Friend

Alluring Acoustics: See What’s Hot This Summer

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by Michael Molenda

When planning all those wonderful leisure activities that surround the days of summer—swim dates, nature hikes, camping trips, parties, vacations, and general hanging out—don’t forget to invite your music along. If you want a groovy new acoustic guitar for your al fresco solo concerts, these recently released models—and a summer NAMM scoop or two—look cool, sound great, and offer price tags from nearly pocket change to hefty limited-edition bucks.

MITCHELL O120CESB
$149 street

This could be the season’s super deal—a sunset-hued beauty with electronics for less than you’d pay for one of those dusty summer music festivals. The O120CESB includes a spruce top, mahogany back and sides, a mahogany neck, an Indian rosewood fretboard, and an onboard preamp with 3-band EQ.

Mitchell O120CESB

Mitchell Unveils Next-Generation 120 Series Acoustic Guitars

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Thousand Oaks, CA – February 2017
Mitchell has introduced the all-new 120 Series of acoustic guitars, a new generation of instruments packed with amazing features including enhanced construction, versatile electronics, and striking appearance. With seven impressive new models and two complete packs that include all the extras you need to perform, the new line will appeal to a broad range of guitarists.

The workhorse of the new Mitchell acoustic line, the D120 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar features a select spruce top with an ultra-light finish and scalloped bracing that provide a solid, rich tone, exceptional resonance and outstanding projection. With an attractive multi-ply binding on the neck and body, and a new slim-profile neck, the D120 is easy to play and features classic mahogany back and sides for a warm tone. Rugged die-cast tuners help you keep everything in tune.

If you’re excited by the D120, consider the Mitchell D120PK Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Pack, which gives you a D120 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar, a quality gig bag, sturdy shoulder strap, easy-to-use clip-on guitar tuner, instructional DVD, guitar picks, and extra strings. It gives you everything you need to start playing today-and with the D120, you’ll always sound your best.

The Mitchell D120SCE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar lets you take your music to the next level with ready-for-stage electronics and superior build quality. The D120SCE’s new slim-profile neck, combined with a Venetian cutaway, makes it easy to play anything from intricate solos to complex chords. A solid Engelmann spruce top provides top-drawer tone that works beautifully onstage and in the studio. A light finish and scalloped bracing allows the top to vibrate more freely, further enhancing the tone and projection. The D120SCE includes a 3-band EQ and a built-in tuner, as well as an under-saddle piezo pickup, for a wide sound palette and complete onstage versatility.

Nothing sounds quite like a fine 12-string, and Mitchell’s D120S12E Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar delivers every time, with extended shimmer and tone that will send chills up listeners’ spines. A solid Engelmann spruce top with scalloped bracing provides superior projection, while rich mahogany back and sides create a warm, lush tone. The D120S12E features an onboard preamp for complete tonal control of your amplified signal, along with a built-in tuner. Tasteful abalone rosette and multi-ply binding accents highlight an elegant Natural finish.

For a smaller guitar that’s packed with pro features, look no further than the Mitchell O120SVS Auditorium Acoustic Guitar. Ideal for musicians on the go and for those who are more comfortable with a smaller instrument, it features a solid Engelmann spruce top for superior tone and resonance, mated to volume-enhancing mahogany back and sides for warmth. The lighter gloss finish and scalloped bracing combine to improve the overall volume and projection of the instrument, while the bound body is topped with a dramatic Vintage Sunburst finish, giving it the classic vibe of a vintage instrument.

You also can get the O120S in a traditional finish or as part of the complete O120SPK Auditorium Acoustic Pack, which includes everything you need to get started on your musical journey. You’ll be ready to play anywhere, anytime with the O120S guitar and a durable gig bag, easy-to-use guitar tuner, instructional DVD, shoulder strap, guitar picks, and even extra strings.

With its 3/4 scale size and thin-profile neck, the Mitchell DJ120 Mini-Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar is fun to play but it’s no toy or child’s guitar. Perfect for musicians who need a big sound from a scaled instrument or for players with small hands, this little beauty boasts a genuine solid Engelmann Spruce top for distinctively rich tone and resonance and a carved mahogany back and mahogany sides for remarkably full volume. Finishing touches like a real abalone rosette and body/neck binding ensure that it looks as great as it sounds. The DJ120 comes with a quality gig-bag and shoulder strap.

If you’re looking for a stunning stage guitar, look no further than the O120CESB. With its ultra-light sunburst finish, versatile cutaway, and exceptional electronics, this great looking, orchestra-sized instrument rounds out the new Mitchell 120 Series.

“These new 120 acoustics are amazing,” declares Mitchell VP John Larabee. “By adding special touches like Englemann spruce, scalloped bracing, lighter more resonant finish and improved electronics, we’ve set the bar high for these instruments, and every one of them has exceeded our expectations. They sound terrific, they’re fun to play, and they’re beautiful. And with a range of models, there’s a Mitchell acoustic that’s perfect for every guitarist.”

The new Mitchell 120 Series acoustic guitars will street from $129.99 to $349.99 and are available at Guitar Center or Musician’s Friend.

Mitchell Guitars and Ukuleles Support Local Philanthropy “Stuff A Bus”

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Mitchell Guitars and Ukuleles were featured on ABC7 due to our support of the local philanthropy “Stuff A Bus”, for the “Spark Of Love” Toy Drive in conjunction with Guitar Center.

Mitchell Introduces New Orchestra Style Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Thousand Oaks, CA – June 2016
Mitchell Guitars, makers of quality acoustic and acoustic-electric instruments, introduces the new MO120CESB Acoustic-Electric guitar, a finely crafted orchestra style guitar with cutaway.

Perfect for players looking to expand their arsenal, or musicians who prefer smaller guitar bodies, the Mitchell MO120CESB is designed to deliver rich, even tone and exceptional playability. Featuring a select spruce top and mahogany back and sides, the MO120CESB’s multi-ply binding, abalone sound hole rosette, and high-gloss vintage sunburst finish give it the definitive look and vibe of a timeless musical instrument. An exquisitely bound fingerboard of Indian rosewood gives you the smoothest action, and its sealed, die-cast tuners deliver easy and stable tuning.

The MO120CESB’s rich acoustic sound is enhanced with built-in top-grade electronics, including a 3-band EQ and phase switch to tailor your sound and amplify it to fill the room. An integrated tuner makes quick work of staying in tune on stage.

“The MO120CESB is the ideal guitar for working musicians, casual players, or anyone looking for an instrument that’s versatile, feels good to play, and sounds great,” observes Mitchell Product Manager Rick Gagliano. “Whether you’re looking for a primary instrument or an addition to your current lineup, this is a guitar that delivers great tone, superior build quality, exceptional playability, and the versatility you need for any performance.”

For more info on the MO120CESB, visit the newly redesigned Mitchell website at www.mitchellguitars.com. The MO120CESB will be available at Guitar Center and Musician’s Friend, with a street price of $149.99.

Mitchell ME1ACE Performer Magazine Review

Mitchell Element ME1ACE Acoustic Guitar – Performer Magazine Review

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PROS: Excellent price, wonderful playability, great construction and detailing.
CONS: Absolutely none.
PRICE: $349

The Mitchell ME1ACE model we received features an Auditorium Cutaway body style. It’s smaller than a dreadnought size, and for the player who always has an acoustic’s top digging into their picking forearm, this is an excellent fit, while still maintaining plenty of projection. The top is solid spruce, the back and sides are sapele, which isn’t that far off from mahogany. It’s finished in a nice satin that one would normally find on a more expensive instrument. It’s quite impressive in the details, too; the rosette, and the natural maple binding and center stripe are perfect, both in style and execution.

The mahogany neck features a 25.5” scale length, with a maple-bound Indian rosewood fingerboard, complete with small abalone markers between the low E and A strings. Again there is some excellent detailing and beveling on the headstock, and the closed-back tuners have ebonite keys. The Nubone TUSQ nut is well cut, and the rosewood bridge sets everything up nicely. For electronics, it’s outfitted with a Fishman INK preamp that contains a 3-band EQ, volume, as well as a built in tuner that acts as a mute when engaged. A very nice addition, especially in this price range.

Right out of the box it plays fantastically well; the action was smooth, and the fretwork was excellent, with no jagged frets hanging out. It’s a relatively slim neck, but still has plenty of girth and rigidity. There is plenty of access to the high strings thanks to the dovetail neck joint and generous cutaway. An electric guitarist should have no problem transitioning to this neck.

Acoustically, it has a downright excellent sound, plenty of projection, and the overall tone is smooth and evenly balanced across the entire fretboard. The preamp is simple, and super easy to dial in a sound that still maintains the natural warmth and clarity of the instrument unplugged. With a street price of $350, it’s hard to find an acoustic guitar that sounds just as good when being plugged into a mixer, as it does on its own.

Overall, for the sound quality, playability, price, features, and the overall build quality, it’s hard to find any fault with it. For an electric player looking to transition to acoustic, and not breaking the bank, this is beyond an excellent choice. If this is a player’s first acoustic, it might spoil them for other guitars down the line. Highly recommended.

FEATURES
• Top: Solid Select Spruce
• Back and Sides: Striped Sapele
• Neck: Mahogany
• Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
• Bridge: Rosewood
• Electronics: Fishman INK3 with tuner

Mitchell ME1ACE

Final Report #2: Performer Magazine’s Tour Test

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by Tim Feist

Mitchell has completely hit it out of the park with the ME-1ACE; this guitar is amazing. The tone is wonderful. Picking it up and strumming that first chord is intoxicating!

Mitchell has completely hit it out of the park with the ME-1ACE; this guitar is amazing. The tone is wonderful. Picking it up and strumming that first chord is intoxicating! On top of that, it is one of the lightest acoustic guitars that I have ever held. It sounds extremely full and balanced. When I tune the guitar down to drop D, drop C, and different alternate tunings, there is not any difference whatsoever. I don’t get any fret buzz or anything.

Mitchell ME1ACEThe addition of the Fishman electronics on board is also huge. The electronics that I have had before have always been extremely bulky and in the way, so to speak. These controls on this are very hidden, yet accessible. Also, the on-board tuner is very convenient. One press of a button and all of the sound (if amplified) is completely muted and I can tune the guitar without anyone being the wiser.

However, I think the biggest compliment that I can give to Mitchell is that, in my opinion, they have produced a guitar that is absolutely affordable, yet has the tone and reliability of certain other +$1000 guitars (not to be named) right out of the box. For all of those parents looking to get their son or daughter a guitar to start learning, this has the kind of price tag to not only beg you to buy it, but will last your little one all the way from the first time they pick it up, until their very first gig.

I now move on to the Acoustic A-40. Acoustic Amplification has an amazing product here, as well. As a songwriter, this amp has everything that I could personally ever want. I have the ability to plug my guitar in, amplify my guitar, and even add effects to it. There are 20 factory presets available to me, ranging from reverbs, all the way to chorus effects, and more. There are even 20 “user” presets available to me to customize any way that I want. The options for that little something “extra” in my tone are huge!

My favorite thing about this amp, though, is the ability to plug my microphone into it. As a songwriter this is awesome! The other thing that I realized is that all of the factory and user presets can apply to my microphone as well. This means that now I can go out to ANY venue I want to, plug my Mitchell into my Acoustic A-40, and then plug my microphone in, and just go at it. I can have the natural tone of my Mitchell, and then use the Acoustic A-40 to add any of the numerous effects to my vocals, to make a very dynamic performance. Finally, as I was sitting on my couch the other night with my wife, I picked up my phone, synced it with the A-40’s Bluetooth, and hit play. I’m sure that Acoustic Amplification intended musicians to use this feature in a different way, however, as I look back, I realize how incredibly convenient and cool that this little feature is in so many different aspects.

To me, this set-up is AMAZING, for not only the person who wants to take their one man/woman show ANYWHERE, but also for the beginner who wants to cultivate their talent and passion! I think that these are extremely great instruments on their own. However, together, they make an unstoppable duo. This project has made me a true believer in not only Acoustic Amplification and Mitchell Acoustic Guitars, but the combination of both. Try it, you will not be disappointed!

Mitchell Guitars ME1ACE

Final Report #1: Performer Magazine’s Tour Test

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by Jordan Davis

The Venetian cutaway in the body is great for soloing up higher and for capo play. The built-in tuner and volume controls are a dream compared to other options for tuning right before a show.

When I get a new guitar I write songs on it that fit its sound. While exploring its ins and outs I hit record on SoundCloud and music is born. From that point the guitar and song are bound together. Hence my taking three different guitars to perform live on a radio show. In many cases the guitar becomes a part of the story of its songs, from backstreets to rooftops to mountaintops and beyond. And now I am starting to uncover more stories, sounds, and songs via the newest guitar in my arsenal: a Mitchell acoustic/electric in the Element Series, the ME1ACE.

Mitchell Guitars ME1ACEThe Venetian cutaway in the body is great for soloing up higher and for capo play. The built-in tuner and volume controls are a dream compared to other options for tuning right before a show. Turning on the LED tuner (by Fishman) automatically stops the output into the amp. Recently I performed at a wedding, and was actually able to fine-tune a bit during the ceremony between the entrance and exit music I played without disrupting anything.

The sound is clear and bright, and I have enjoyed some alternate tunings thus far. The solid spruce top adds some nice reverberation for rhythm parts. I adjusted the truss rod a bit to eliminate some of the buzz, and will work with a specialist to get the action where I would like it. One more needed adjustment is a quick file on the frets poking out on the bottom of the neck, as they can snag on things mid-song. But overall, no biggie.

The A40 from Acoustic Amplification accompanying the guitar in the tour test package goes well with the Mitchell Element, and I love its power and clarity. After performing with the pair at the wedding I mentioned, I was DJing the festivities, and the volume in the venue’s built in sound-system wasn’t sufficient. I switched over to the A40 using smartphones and the built-in Bluetooth functionality it gave all the bounce needed for the remainder of the night’s dancing.

Mitchell Guitars ME1ACEThe dual-channel, and versatility with accepting a standard mic input or a quarter-inch cable are great functionality, but there’s just one caveat in that the variety of built-in effects available will apply to both channels. The Bluetooth integration is something I will continue to rely on heavily. It is just for playback, rather than for controlling the effects, but is very handy. I also enjoyed the feedback prevention technology, and the shape of the amp with its and control accessibility and upward projection.

The wedding was the easiest gig I have ever done in terms of preparation and logistics. The guitar is incredibly light and easy to handle, and the amp is compact, easy to control, and powerful. These two quality items go together nicely. Thanks again, Performer Magazine, Mitchell Guitars, and Acoustic Amplification for the chance to tour test them!

Performer Magazine Tour Test Winners Announced

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The winners of Performer Magazine’s recent “Tour Test” competition have been announced, and they have received a Mitchell ME1ACE and an A40 amp from Acoustic Amplification. Over the coming weeks, they will be getting to play with their new gear in a variety of settings and report back with their honest opinions about the gear. Below are two videos showing the first impressions of each of the winners. Stay tuned for further updates.