Mitchell’s TB500 Traditional Bass is a Modern Classic

Thousand Oaks, CA – March 2017…

With its traditional looks and tone, Mitchell’s new TB500 electric bass is a true rock, blues, and pop workhorse. Bassists will immediately appreciate its traditional-style, custom-contoured alder body; one-piece, 34-inch-scale maple neck; and smooth Indian rosewood fretboard with 20 jumbo frets. High-tensile-strength fretwire provides durability and a smooth playing experience.

Standard split-single and single-coil, paraffin-dipped alnico-V pickups let you switch instantly from blues to classic to modern rock, while mitigating microphonics and feedback. Separate volume controls for each pickup and a master tone control enable extensive sound sculpting. As a result, you can quickly and easily adjust your sound for a wide variety of musical genres.

TB500 Mitchell Bass Guitars
TB500 Mitchell Bass Guitars

The TB500’s high-mass, adjustable bridge ensures a robust tone, smooth sustain for days, and solid intonation. A Graph Tech TUSQ XL friction-reducing nut and high-ratio, Y-type tuning machines enhance tuning stability and make precision tuning easy.

“The TB500 is an outstanding bass that looks and sounds like a classic instrument yet takes advantage of modern design and manufacturing techniques,” explains Mitchell VP John Larabee. “We used superior materials and worked hard to get every detail right so the TB500 plays and feels as comfortable on stage as it does in the studio.”

The Mitchell TB500 Series basses come in four-string and five-string versions and is available in black with white pearloid pickguard as well as transparent white blonde with tortoiseshell pickguard. Attractive nickel hardware further adds to the instrument’s classic look.

Get your hands on the new Mitchell TB500 at Guitar Center or Musician’s Friend or visit for more information.

Mitchell HD Series a Shredder’s Delight

Thousand Oaks, CA – February 2017…

Mitchell’s new HD400 Hardrock Double-Cutaway electric guitars are a shredder’s delight. A great choice for hard-rock, heavy-metal, and fusion virtuosos, they feature a resonant basswood body and lightning fast, slim-taper, C-shaped, hard rock maple neck with real abalone inlays. The wide, flat, maple or Indian rosewood fretboard with 24 wide/tall jumbo frets composed of high-tensile-strength fretwire makes bending and legato phrasing a breeze. A deep bevel double cutaway enables complete fretboard access, while a Floyd Rose™ double locking, floating tremolo provides superior tuning stability.

HD400 Mitchell Electric Guitars
HD400 Mitchell Electric Guitars

Paraffin-dipped, high-output, custom-voiced, ceramic humbucker/single-coil/humbucker (H/S/H) pickups minimize microphonics and unwanted feedback while delivering killer tone. The five-position pickup switch combines with master volume and tone controls to let you shift instantly from a low growl to a powerful roar. A back-angled jack helps eliminate accidental unplugging.

“The HD400 was designed by players who understand the emotional rush we all feel when we play and how we love to lose ourselves in our art,” offers Mitchell VP John Larabee. “Mitchell has honored traditional, time-tested motifs but reimagined them for the current generation of expressive, high-performance guitarists. If you have a passion for playing and appreciate an instrument that lets you stretch out, you really need to check out these special instruments.”

The HD400 is available in black or transparent red with a rosewood fretboard; or in lime green metallic with a maple fretboard; or in optional ocean blue with a AAA quilt maple veneer top and maple fretboard. Street prices range from $399 to $449. Get your hands on the new Mitchell HD400 at Guitar Center or Musician’s Friend or visit for more information.

Mitchell TD400 Brings Old School Feel to the 21st Century

Thousand Oaks, CA – January 2017…

For blues and rock aficionados, nothing comes close to the classic look, feel, and tone of a traditional double cutaway electric. Now, Mitchell’s newly reimagined line of high-performance electric guitars brings that timeless double cutaway vibe to today’s modern guitarists.

The all new TD400 Series electric guitar is designed for players who love the sound of classic blues and rock, but want a bit more versatility in their tone. Featuring a versatile pickup configuration that includes a coil-tapped humbucker and two single-coil paraffin-dipped alnico V pickups, the TD400 delivers a range of tones that goes beyond the classic single coil sound of more traditional models. The paraffin-dipped alnico V pickups offer incredible tone, while the coil-tap ensures massive sonic versatility from the bridge-position humbucker.

TD400 Mitchell Electric Guitars
TD400 Mitchell Electric Guitars

The TD400’s premium alder body, maple neck, and rosewood fretboard come together to deliver the ultimate in playability, with a slim, tapered neck that feels comfortable in any player’s hands. Staggered-height tuners keep tension on the nut without the need for string trees, while locking tuners provide unequalled stability. A color-matched headstock bevel accentuates the finish, and a Graph Tech TUSQ XL nut keeps strings in tune. More features include a Wilkinson VS50-II premium tremolo bridge with locking saddles, and a back-angled jack to guard against accidental unplugging.

“The traditional double cutaway has always been an iconic part of the electric guitar’s history, and players who appreciate it are dedicated to that sound, that look, and that type of instrument,” remarked Mitchell Product VP John Larabee. “We wanted the new TD400 to deliver on all those promises and more.”

The TD400 is available in black and sunburst finishes, with a street price of $399.99. Check out the TD400 Series and all the new Mitchell Electrics at Guitar Center or Musician’s Friend.

Mitchell FB700 Series Brings Bass to the Fore

Thousand Oaks, CA – December 2016…

Mitchell’s totally reimagined line of high-performance electric guitars and basses has been turning heads and making waves, and their FB700 Series is a radical new take on bass that will get the attention of serious bassists everywhere. The FB700 features an offset double-cutaway body made of rich carved mahogany, topped with an eye-catching, precision-sculpted AAA quilt maple veneer for a striking but elegant modern look and feel.

The FB700 is fitted with a smooth 5-piece maple/rosewood neck with rosewood fretboard for ultimate playability and comfort. It also features a Graph Tech™ TUSQ XL reduced-friction nut for rock-solid tuning stability. Dual premium MB4 paraffin-dipped alnico V humbucking pickups deliver smooth, well rounded tone and even output while reducing microphonics and feedback, and the active preamp circuitry gives you three bands of wide-ranging tonal control, with a pickup blend control knob for even deeper sound sculpting options.

FB700 Mitchell Bass Guitars
FB700 Mitchell Bass Guitars

High-tensile strength fretwire, die-cast high-ratio tuning machines, a high-mass adjustable bridge, and sleek black nickel hardware add to the FB700’s premium look and feel, making it the one go-to bass for versatile players in rock, metal, country, jazz, blues, or whatever music you’re playing today.

“Today’s bassist is doing more than just holding down the bottom end,” observes Mitchell Product Manager Rick Gagliano. “Bass players are stepping forward as a melodic, driving part of the music, and we’re giving them the tools they need to stand out and be heard. The FB700 is a powerful, versatile instrument in a modern design that will shine on any stage.”

The FB700 is available in Natural or Transparent Black quilted maple finishes, and comes in 4, 5, and 6-string models. U.S. street prices range from $699.99 to $799.99. Check them out, along with the entire line of Mitchell Electrics, at Guitar Center or Musician’s Friend or visit for more information.