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Carlo Robelli SMA-001 A-Style Mandolin

The Carlo Robelli SMA-001 is an affordable, quality A-style mandolin with classic looks and great tone.


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MSRP: Old Price $139.99 Discounted Price $99.99 Save : $40.00 (29%)
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MSRP: Old Price $139.99 Discounted Price $99.99 Save : $40.00 (29%)
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The Carlo Robelli SMA-001 is an affordable, quality A-style mandolin with classic looks and great tone. Sporting a classic Sunburst gloss finish and ivory bindings, the SMA-001 features a linden top with traditional F-holes and linden back and sides to deliver those bright, chimey, clear tones that mandolins are known for. The "C"-shaped nato neck carries a 21-fret rosewood fingerboard for superb comfort and ease of playability. A set of chrome open-geared tuning machines, a rosewood bridge and a beautifully-engraved chrome tailpiece complete the package. Case not included.


  • A-Style Mandolin with Linden Top, Back and Sides
  • "C"-Shaped Nato Neck and 21-Fret Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Chrome Open-Geared Tuners, Rosewood Bridge and Chrome Engraved Tailpiece
  • Traditional-Style F-Holes and Gloss Sunburst Top Finish
  • An Affordable, Quality A-Style Mandolin with Classic Looks and Great Tone

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  • A-Style Mandolin

Fun but not amazing


Bought this to tinker with and to learn on. Visually the mandolin looks great, and fret work seems decent with no sharp ends. However, the intonation was really bad as bought from the store, particularly in the lower frets



Eh, get what you pay for. Not bad though.


Bought to noodle around the house, as is it was a cheap playable mandolin. I replaced bridge and tuners and had a set up. Now it plays really well.



Great help!


It's just what I needed. Now all I need to do is practice.



Nice for the price!


I play the ukulele and decided to try my hand at the mandolin. You can't beat the price of this instrument (and free shipping!) as a first one to learn on. It arrived packed well and in perfect condition. I'll probably get new strings and have it set up when the stores reopen. Until then, I'll be busy learning chords and scales. I thought that trying to learn a new instrument would be confusing, but it has made my uke playing improve tremendously. Well worth the money!



So far it's great!


The workers in their are awesome. I'm just learning and I love my new mandolin. Not very good at playing it but definitely great for learning for the price! Couldn't be happier.



Great Mandolin for the Money!


Great instrument! It was packaged well. It was easy to set up and tune. You slide the bridge to the center of the f holes and then make small adjustments. This mandolin has a beautiful sunburst finish. It has a nice neck. It sounds really pure, but not as robust as other mandolins I've played. Great buy! Thanks Sam Ash!



Enjoying My first stringed instrument.


This Mandolin for $99 is just the right instrument for me, at age 79, to get started. It sounds good when I get the notes right. My teacher takes a more expensive instrument off the rack for our lesson. He makes it sound great. But we were both pleased by the sound my chords made at the last lesson.



Decent playing starter for under $100.


A lot of the instruments Carlo Robelli has been making are really cool for super cheap prices. Granted most of them are intro level axes. This mando plays fine and has an O.K. sound for under $100. Stays in tune decently too. -this is a staff review by skern at Sam Ash 57



SMA-001 A-Style Mandolin

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Number Of Frets 21
Neck Shape "C"
Neck Wood Nato
Fingerboard Rosewood
Body Wood Laminated Linden
Top Laminated Linden
Bridge Type Rosewood
Tuning Machines Open Gears
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included No
Model SMA-001
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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