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Ibanez M510 A-Style Mandolin   

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Like the Ibanez mandolins of yesteryear, this M510 mandolin offers the highest standard of craftsmanship and tonality, while offering it at a price t...Read More

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Ibanez quality and craftsmanship for a steal.

Like the Ibanez mandolins of yesteryear, this M510 mandolin offers the highest standard of craftsmanship and tonality, while offering it at a price that any beginner or working musician can afford. Built with quality components and desirable features, this 8-string is a welcome addition to any instrument collection that won't breaking the bank.

Built on the teardrop A-style platform, the Ibanez mandolin features a spruce top for balanced tone right out of the box. The mahogany body offers rich lows and a pristine sustain. The rosewood fretboard promotes the clear sustain and the tonal clarity that has made Ibanez a household name in the mandolin realm. Additional appointments include chrome hardware and a high gloss finish.

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FEATURES
  • 8-string mandolin
  • A-style body type
  • Mahogany neck, back, and sides
  • Spruce top
  • Scale: 350 mm
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 20 frets
  • Nut width: 30mm
  • Flat fretboard
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Chrome tuners
  • Chrome hardware
  • High gloss finish
  • Case sold separately

The M510 A-Style Acoustic Mandolin is a perfect instrument for the beginning bluegrass musician, or a welcome addition to your folk instrument collection. Order now.

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IbanezM510 A-Style Mandolin
 
4.9

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (28)

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    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (14)
  • Consistent (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (11), Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

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4.0

Great tone. Minor flaws.

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from Escanaba, MI

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Tone

Cons

  • Needs Adjustments

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Practicing

Comments about Ibanez M510 A-Style Mandolin:

The bridge does not sit tight against top. Without proper adjustment, I'd be worried that it will crack the top over time. Sounds great as-is but tone is also improved by adjusting the bridge. Minor cosmetic flaws due to the cost, but nothing that affect the play-ability.

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4.0

Fun Mandolin

By 

from Idaho

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Well Constructed

Cons

  • Cheap Bridge
  • Rusty Strings

Best Uses

  • Learning
  • Practicing

Comments about Ibanez M510 A-Style Mandolin:

I am not a great musician. I am better at getting instruments to sound better than they come. So the first thing I do is get rid of the cheap bridge unless it happens to be well constructed and replace the strings, most of the time the overseas instruments suffer from the ocean transportation rust on the strings. Even though they use the moisture packs to ward this off. Overall the mandolin is pretty well built, has a truss rod, the fretboard looks straight (although in need of some lemon oil) and the frets are very level. It sounds great but I would like to make a bone nut for it to replace the plastic one it came with to get an even better tone. But for the price and quality, you can't go wrong in purchasing this little mandolin.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

M510 A-Style Mandolin

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from Verona, Va.

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Ibanez M510 A-Style Mandolin:

    Was very leary as to the sound and quality of such a not costly instrument.Well please it's not a Gibson or Eastman but my function of cross tuning and play it suits me very well very loud.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice LIttle Mandolin

    By 

    from Nashville, Tn.

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fingers Well
    • Great value
    • Holds Tuning

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Nice For Beginner Use

      Comments about Ibanez M510 A-Style Mandolin:

      I played guitar years ago and after retiring decided to buy a mandolin to play around with. This is not a Gibson by any means but it is a solid instrument for someone who wants to test the mandolin waters. Sound is not bad and it seems to stay in tune. I am very happy with this mandolin for the price I paid.

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      (1 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      great customer s

      By 

      from northern california

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ibanez M510 A-Style Mandolin:

            haven't used the mandolin yet, so can't comment on the quality...that said, it is an Ibanez so it should be decent for the price range...the color was wrong when I received it...the customer service in returning it for an exchange was very competent and friendly

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            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent instrument

            By 

            from Indianapolis, IN

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Affordable
            • Good Tone
            • Intonation Is Excellent
            • Stays Tuned Well
            • Stylish
            • Well Constructed

            Cons

            • Needs Second Strap Pin

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Great For Learning
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ibanez M510 A-Style Mandolin:

            Has a few upgrades over competitors in the same price range. I have enjoyed the instrument and am very pleased with its quality. Plays best of all those I played in the guitar store.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Mandolin

            By 

            from Brandon, FL

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ibanez M510 A-Style Mandolin:

                This is a great mandolin. Tone is crisp and clear and has a nice ring to it.

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                (22 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nice

                By 

                from Lone Star

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Nice Feel Tone

                Cons

                • Needs Minor Action Adjust

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Ibanez M510 A-Style Mandolin:

                Out of the box this mando is nice for the money. I would suggest removing all the strings except one G and one A string. Take some painters tape and use as a marker where the bridge rests as delivered. Loosen the two strings (G and A)that are still on the mando and remove the bridge. Take off the plastic under the bridge and discard. Put the bridge back on at the position where you marked with the tape. Adjust the bridge down all the way. Tune up the G and A string. Pick the G string at the 12th fret and see if it buzzes. If so then loosen and adjust the wheel up. (I actually filed my fret and checked the height with a steel ruler and gage but you will need to know what you are doing for this). Do the same with the A string. Now pick the G and A. If they are in tune at open and at the 12th you are good. If not then move or tap the bridge up or down to get it in tune. My bridge position was lower on the G than the A and sits at an angle of about 3 degrees. Now put tape all around the bridge so it won't move and put the best strings you can afford on the mando. Tune up and you will find this model plays and holds tune very well. I would suggest using fret fast for sure. I wanted something cheap to cart around and use as a practice piece. I found it to be more than that and I am very pleased. I would try a light, medium, flat wound and coated strings if you are starting out to see which works for you since no one person picks the same as far as tension or pressure goes and the tone and feel will be a personal thing. Strings are a cheap way to develop your individual character for playing.

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                (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very Nice Instrument

                By 

                from Shelton, WA

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Ibanez M510 A-Style Mandolin:

                    Purchased this for our son's 14th birthday present. He currently plays the violin, ukelele, and swanks out lively tunes on his harmonica. When he opened the box the day of his birthday we were all surprised at how beautiful this mandolin was. It was prompty tuned and off his fingers went to play up and down the strings to make the most incredible sounds. The tone was rich and strong. We bought the dark "violin" finish, as it was the only color they had in stock at the time we place our order for one. Our son had a liking for the "sunburst" finish so we were hoping it wouldn't be too dark. Surprisingly, it wasn't overly dark at all. The natural wood grain finish has a rich, warm, dark brown appearance that deepens into black just a little around the edges-- not too much black. It is gorgeous, quite actually. He's had a lot of fun playing it around the house getting used to the eight strings. He REALLY likes this instrument! We're all SOOO pleased with this instrument, and we heartily recommend it to someone who wants more than just a beginner level quality one, as this stays in tune nicely and doesn't appear to be something that would need to be replaced or upgraded any time soon.

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    GREAT MANDOLIN

                    By 

                    from Pikeville, Ky

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Ibanez M510 A-Style Mandolin:

                    I bought this mandolin for my daughter who is just learning how to play. It has a great sound and people can't believe what a great price for such a beautiful instrument.

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