Congrats to longtime Epi fan and American music legend Loretta Lynn who was inducted into the Nashville Walk of Fame yesterday along with producer Jack White. To honor the big event and help Loretta kick off the Loretta Lynn Pickin' Jamboree June 19-20 at her ranch, we gave Loretta an Epiphone MM-50E
Mandolin "I love playing mandolin at home," Loretta said. "How did you know that? Thanks a lot Epiphone. We've been picking' together a long time."
Loretta Lynn's iconic vintage Epiphone Excellente now belongs to her granddaughter but for most of her career it was by her side for every session and every show. The Epiphone MM-50E Professional Mandolin combines the innovation and classic design that players have come to expect from Epiphone and is the first mandolin that allows you to adjust the output level of each individual string pair, solving the inherent problem of unbalanced string pair volume when plugged in.
The MM-50E features the classic f
-style shape including a carved, Solid Spruce top with a traditional flame maple back and sides, and a SlimTaper™ “C” profile hand set maple neck.
The MM-50E is finished in beautiful Vintage Natural (VN) using a hand-rubbed poly-oil finish that is “50% sheet, which not only makes for a striking look but is also thin enough to allow the Spruce top to resonate and show off the tonewood’s subtle characteristics. The Maple neck includes a Rosewood fingerboard with classic dot inlays along with a pearloid "Flower Pot" inlay on the headstock that pays tribute to Lloyd Loar's original "F" style design.
The MM-50E’s ground breaking electronics feature Shadow Germany’s “Quad” NanoMag™ pickup, a unique low impedance humbucker pickup designed in collaboration with Epiphone luthiers. The pickup is equipped with samarium-cobalt magnets that capture true acoustic tone with a wide range of harmonics. Under each string pair is a separate "coil" that only picks up the sound of that string pair, with crosstalk separation of >85dB! Each of the 4 output levels is controlled by 4 trimpots discretely accessible from the top of the pickguard via a mini flathead screwdriver. Once set to your desired levels, typically you would never need to adjust the levels again. Try one today at your authorized Epiphone dealer.