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Ibanez M510E A-STYLE Acoustic-Electric Mandolin  Brown Sunburst 

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The Ibanez M510E A-STYLE Acoustic-Electric Mandolin has a unique, crisp sound that projects well, whether it's played acoustically or via the single ...Read More

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Spruce top and single coil pickup for dependable electric performance.

The Ibanez M510E A-STYLE Acoustic-Electric Mandolin has a unique, crisp sound that projects well, whether it's played acoustically or via the single coil magnetic pickup.

Thanks to its comfortable maple neck and rosewood fretboard, the M510E is easy to play. The A-Style body, with its laminate spruce top and sunburst finish, is easy on the eyes and produces a pleasing acoustic tone that makes it hard to put down.

For plugged-in performance, the M510E's magnetic pickup delivers true mandolin sound without the need for batteries and is adjusted by the on-board passive volume and tone controls.

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FEATURES
  • BodyShape: A-Style
  • Neck: Maple Neck
  • BackSides: Mahogany Back and Sides
  • Top: Spruce Top
  • Tuners: Chrome Hardware
  • Pickup: Single Coil Magnetic Pickup
  • Electronics: Volume and Tone Passive Controls
  • Fretboard: Rosewood Bridge and Fretboard
  • Strings: Standard Mandolin Strings

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SPECIFICATIONS

M510E A-STYLE Acoustic-Electric Mandolin

  • Body dimensions
    Body Style: A-Style Mandolin
    Width: 10.75"
    Depth: 2"
    Length: 13.5"

    Neck dimensions
    Scale/Length: 350mm
    Width at Nut: 30mm
    Width at Joint: 40mm
    Thickness 1st Fret: 22mm
    Thickness 7th Fret: 24.5mm
    Radius: Flat
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IbanezM510E A-STYLE Acoustic-Electric Mandolin
 
4.3

(based on 7 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (6)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Back-up (3)
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5.0

Beautiful instrument

By kidmoose

from Coconut Creek, Fl

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ibanez M510E A-STYLE Acoustic-Electric Mandolin:

    Ok, so I'm a keyboard player who dabbles in guitar. Always looking for a new sound. Always love the tone of a mandolin but not knowing a single thing about playing them, I picked this up hoping to learn. It arrived safe and secure in a double box and was absolutely beautiful upon opening. The tone was crisp and clear and within a few minutes I was able to get a few chords out of it...with the help of YouTube. Yes, it does tend to go out of tune rather quickly but I figured that was to be expected from brand new strings. I'm sure once I play around with the intonation, it will improve. Would a professional player find more cons, yes, I'm sure but for me, this was beyond a great buy. Musician's Friend strikes again!

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    5.0

    GREAT!

    By kidmoose

    from Coconut Creek, Fl

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

    • address intonation

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ibanez M510E A-STYLE Acoustic-Electric Mandolin:

    As a keyboardist and frustrated guitarist, always looking for a new "toy" and loved the sound of mandolins. This was a no-brainer. Just beautiful out of the box. Needs a bit of work with the intonation and tuning, but as soon as my guitarist gets through with it I have no reason to believe it won't play and sound great. Plus it's a lot of fun learning a new instrument. Even with my monster size hands, I was able to get a nice tone with it and by playing around with the tuning, a very nice background effect. Well deserving of the hard shelled case I currently have on order from Musician's Friend. Once again another satisfied customer from the PROS at MF.

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    5.0

    Super Value for a New Instrument!

    By An "always" satisfied customer

    from Austin TX

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Get What You Pay For

    Cons

    • I haven't found a con yet

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about Ibanez M510E A-STYLE Acoustic-Electric Mandolin:

    The product arrived in 3 boxes: Plenty of protection for shipping. The Mandolin was as beautiful as the images provided on the website. I immediately removed the strings provided and exchanged them with GHS Mandolin Ultra Light (09-13-20-32.) Tuning pegs are a challenge but work. Tuning/Intonation was a breeze but for a beginner could prove challenging. After several days of playing, the intonation settled down. The "pickup" is not high quality but I've used it for several shows. The soundman adjusted the gain structure of the mixer/channel to compensate for the quality of the pickup, but like I said, you get what you pay for. Overall, a beautiful instrument and I'd recommend it for anyone. I bought this one (brand new) for 139 and you can't beat that deal!

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    4.0

    M510E A-Style Acoustic-Electric Mandolin

    By Ed

    from Baltimore, Maryland

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about Ibanez M510E A-STYLE Acoustic-Electric Mandolin:

      You really can't beat this for the price. It would be a hit out of the park for guitarists if the neck was just a bit wider and the intonation better set out of the box, but it is, after all, a mandolin. The Candy Apple Red description is a bit misleading because it looks much better than in the pics and is actually very nice looking and not gaudy at all. If you want a mandolin to start out with, don't want to spend a small fortune, or one to occasionally supplement your electric live or recording sound, this is an excellent choice.

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      4.0

      Love the product!

      By Luis

      from Miami FL

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

      • Not Consistent

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Ibanez M510E A-STYLE Acoustic-Electric Mandolin:

      The worst part about it is the tunning, but once that gets done it is a great instrument.

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      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Mixed Feelings

      By Fleck ther bassman

      from Swan Lake NY

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      Pros

      • Decent Pickup
      • Easy To Play
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Tunners Don't Hold Well

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Ibanez M510E A-STYLE Acoustic-Electric Mandolin:

      My first of 2 mandolins. The mahogany body gives a nice mellow tone, especially appropriate for softer folk, old time, and acoustic tunes. The pick up is OK but tends to subtract from the mellow acoustic sound. Well adjusted amplification helps. I replaced the bridge with one that had more wood to it. This resulted in a stronger tone. The tunning machines are the weak spot. The G tunning machines don't hold tune well. They must be slipping. The others hold better, but also slip. I purchased grover tuners but have not installed them yet. I have grover tuners on my Michael Kelly F style mandolin and they hold very well. At this price I might have done better with another brand.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Not too shabby! teenus

      By mightyteenus

      from Cape Cod, MA

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ibanez M510E A-STYLE Acoustic-Electric Mandolin:

          Out of the box, the intonation wasn't so good, but after fixing that there really hasn't been anything negative to say about it. Great sound and tone for it's price

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