The Barnes & Mullins Wimborne BM666 is a 6 string guitar-mandolin named after Wimborne in the English county of Dorset. It was during the late 19th century that Messrs Barnes and Mullins first met in the town of Wimborne and formed the friendship upon which the next few decades of performance and business would be founded.
A traditional A-Style mandolin, this model features a wider fingerboard suitable for a 6 string configuration. Considered a guitar-mandolin hybrid. The Wimborne 6 string is strung and tuned like a guitar, but an octave higher than usual.
What we say about the BM666
The BM666 is good hybrid for those who play guitar but are seeking a mando sound. Having the “best of both worlds” from both instruments allows for new and interesting things to be done.