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The essence of the Appalachians is embodied in this well-priced mandolin.

The sound of a driving mandolin solo brings to mind the Appalachians and the bittersweet melodies of generations past. Ibanez offers its flagship M522S acoustic mandolin, an incredibly affordable F-style mandolin that delivers warm, rich sound.

This fancy 8-string bluegrass machine is an ideal instrument for its price, ready to hit up the jams right out of the box. This beautiful F-style Ibanez mandolin starts with a solid spruce top and a flamed maple body for crisp, bold tones from top to bottom. The mahogany neck and the rosewood bridge and fretboard offer lasting tone and sustain, while the gold/pearloid tuners keep the mandolin holding the notes in key. With a high gloss finish, the wood's natural beauty shines through with a shimmering veneer, while the gold hardware stands out in striking fashion.

Case sold separately.

Ibanez M522S F-Style Mandolin Features:

  • 8-string
    F-style
    Flamed Maple body
    Solid spruce top
    Scale: 13.78"
    Mahogany neck
    Rosewood fretboard
    24 frets
    Nut width: 1.18"
    Flat fretboard
    Rosewood bridge
    Gold/pearloid tuners
    Gold hardware
    High gloss finish
    Block inlays
    Pearloid flowerpot headstock inlay and Ibanez logo
    Case sold separately




Ibanez M522S F-Style Mandolin

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  • ibanezM522S f mandolin

    As reviewed by Carl Bissonnette on 6/6/2010

    I just bought this mandolin I find that it has a beautiful picking sound and great chopping for backup . looks like a 1000 dollar instrument .I play country ,bluegrass,rock & roll and pop . I play guitar J200,gibson SG.Gibson banjo And Dobro

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  • Great.

    As reviewed by J. De Leon on 5/18/2010

    I think this instument is just great. I love the resonance. It carries itself above the sounds of my band's acoustic playing beautifully. A real bargin. (But I am not quite satified with how it carries chords. I have heard better. But i'm just saying) Just A great instrument.

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  • Best choice!

    As reviewed by James Jones on 9/17/2013

    I bought this mandolin at Guitar Center during one of their sales a couple months ago. It was the only "F" style one they had. The sunburst finish is beautiful and I especially like the block inlays on the neck, which I consider that an upgrade from dot inlays. After adjusting the neck, intonation, and putting on Elixer strings, it sounded great. Beautiful tone and strong projection. It has a solid spruce top, which is critical to tone. More expensive mandolins have a carved spruce top, but I am not sure that makes any real difference. The tone of this instrument is comparable to high end instruments.

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