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Ibanez A-Style Acoustic-Electric Mandolin Dark Violin Sunburst

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Ibanez has a storied history in bluegrass and acoustic music. Even Bill Monroe explored the Ibanez line of mandolins way back in the 1970s. Once you hear these little 8-strings, it's not surprising. Read More

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Overview

Ibanez has a storied history in bluegrass and acoustic music. Even Bill Monroe explored the Ibanez line of mandolins way back in the 1970s. Once you hear these little 8-strings, it's not surprising.

Designed under the premiere craftsmanship of Ibanez luthiers and using fine tonewoods, this Ibanez mandolin sounds great and will stand the test of time, without a high price tag. Built in the teardrop A-style platform, the M510EDVS features mahogany for the neck, back, and sides offering a crisp attack and lasting high-end sustain-ideal for chopping away in the rhythm or for shimmering solos. The top is spruce, contributing to a balanced tone that can rise above the rhythm of the other band-mates.

The M510EDVS's magnetic pickup delivers true mandolin sound. Just plug in and pick away, with volume and tone passive controls to customize and dial in your ultimate sound. Many other appointments set this Ibanez mandolin apart, including chrome hardware and tuners, rosewood bridge and fretboard, and the dark violin sunburst finish.

Case sold separately.

Features
  • Body Shape: A-Style
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Top: Spruce
  • Tuners: Chrome Hardware
  • Pickup: Single-Coil magnetic
  • Electronics: Volume and Tone Passive Controls
  • Fretboard and Bridge: Rosewood
  • Strings: Standard Mandolin
  • Finishes: Dark violin sunburst high-gloss finish
  • Case sold separately
Specifications
  • 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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3.3

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Worth the money...

This is really a very pretty little mandolin forthe cost. With just a little bridge adjustment and tuning up this thing was great right out of the box. Nice construction, nice components, nice...Read complete review

This is really a very pretty little mandolin forthe cost. With just a little bridge adjustment and tuning up this thing was great right out of the box. Nice construction, nice components, nice sound/tone. It falls out of tune pretty rapidly, however that may be due to the high tension of the strings. Not an expert on these critters, but overall I am very satisfied.

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Very Dissapointed

I love Ibanez Guitars and Basses so I thought this mandolin would be good. There is a design flaw with the top of this mandolin. I bought it because it has an electric pickup...Read complete review

I love Ibanez Guitars and Basses so I thought this mandolin would be good. There is a design flaw with the top of this mandolin. I bought it because it has an electric pickup in in which makes it easier to use on stage because you don't have to mic. it. It sounded great but the whole top collapsed. Ok guitar center replaced it and a week later the top collapsed on that one too. What I noticed is that there was no top bracing on this mandolin. The top is weak because of the cut out for the pickup plus the holes from mounting the pick guard. Well I'm not blaming Guitar Center for any of this because I've always been happy with the service I have gotten there. I decided to go with a Fishman pickup for my other mandolin. It sounds great. Hopefully Ibanez has figured out that they need to fix this design flaw because it needs to be taken care of. If they intend to make mandolins they need to bring the quality up to the standards of their guitars ans Basses.

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1.0

Top Collapsed

By Rocky Malamphy

from Bealeton Va.

This mandolin is weak and vulnerable to cracking. The top of the mandolin does not have proper structural support. I took it out of the case to play it and noticed the strings rubbing the frets. After further inspection I noticed the top was cracked. The next day it had completely collapsed in. It looked like someone stepped on it.Very disappointed.

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1.0

Very Dissapointed

By Larry Ketola

from Cleveland, Ohio

I love Ibanez Guitars and Basses so I thought this mandolin would be good. There is a design flaw with the top of this mandolin. I bought it because it has an electric pickup in in which makes it easier to use on stage because you don't have to mic. it. It sounded great but the whole top collapsed. Ok guitar center replaced it and a week later the top collapsed on that one too. What I noticed is that there was no top bracing on this mandolin. The top is weak because of the cut out for the pickup plus the holes from mounting the pick guard. Well I'm not blaming Guitar Center for any of this because I've always been happy with the service I have gotten there. I decided to go with a Fishman pickup for my other mandolin. It sounds great. Hopefully Ibanez has figured out that they need to fix this design flaw because it needs to be taken care of. If they intend to make mandolins they need to bring the quality up to the standards of their guitars ans Basses.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Christmas gift for my daughter

By Matthew Shane

from Kemmerer, WY

I'm kinda keen on Ibanez. So it was a kind of "Go-To" response, when I saw the A-style. Not being a Guitar tech, but knowing a little. The pick-up doesn't need to be BOLTED on to the body or frame of the instrument. Most every stringed instrument needs some kind of "set-up". Learning how to set-up intonation I thought would be good practice on really learning the mandolin. Great deal I thought. But always some added costs. Are you gonna spend 3 large on a mandolin as a gift to someone that doesn't even know if they're going to enjoy the mandolin. A resounding NO! But if she starts gunnin' for a slot in Nickle Creek, maybe.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not a bad Mandolin for the price !

By Peter McLaughlin

from Atlantic City, Nj

Well, I've been a guitar player for 38 years. I picked up the mandolin last year to perform in a Celtic group. This Ibanez sounds good and it hold the tuning. It also sounds pretty good unplugged. If you're looking to play a nice mandolin without spending $$$, this is a good choice.

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Will not tune!

By James Litewski

from Glendale, Az

I bought this mandolin from Guitar Center on the eighteenth. When I got it home, I noticed it was out of tune; which wasn't a huge issue, I would just have to tune it. I had a terrible time trying to tune it, even with an electric tuner.. This was because the thing would fall out of tune by the time I got done with the last string. So, I thought this may be due to it being new, with strings stretching and all. But no, it has been a bit more than a week, and the thing drops out of tune within ten minutes of tuning... I'm planning to take mine back tomorrow. I'm hoping they'll take it, I believe it to be defective. Maybe I'll try to get the next step up.. Also, when trying to tune to a guitar on G, then tune to the 7th on the rest of the strings: The 7th Fret would end up being D sharp on G, which of course messed up the whole tuning process..

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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy the next level up M511SE instead if you want solid top

By ktnwin99

from San Jose,CA

I gave a 3 stars to this mandolin and did not buy it because I want solid top. Luckily, I found the "Ibanez M511SE Acoustic Electric Mandolin" that has solid stop. It cost 250$ and it's really worth it. The sound is warm and loud unplugged, and sound really good when plugged in an amp.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Mandolin for the Price

By Chadd Huizenga

from Chicago, IL

I bought this mandolin as a starter, and it is great to learn on. It goes out of tune fairly quickly, but I blame that on the tension of the strings so invest in a tuner. Sounds great acoustic or plugged in. Worth the price and a great mandolin to start with.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pretty and Nice

By Collin Taylor

from Collinsville, OK

This mandolin is at an incredible price for what you get out of it. It is a beautiful mandolin and it has a surprising tone for the price it is. It took about a week of adjusting and re-adjusting the bridge before it was right but other than that this thing is a great buy. I've palyed it in acoustic performances with my friend's acoustic guitar and it plays just as loud as the guitar. I am very pleased. Oh and you might want to get new strings right away because the manufacturer sets them up kinda strange and they get out of tune fast.

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(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

sound good when plugged to an acoustic amp

By ktnwin99

from SAN JOSE, CA

I tried this one at Guitar Center, I was amazed at its sound when plugged into an acoustic amp, then I noticed the chorus/reverb setting too high. I cut it down and it still sound good. then I unplug it, the sound is tiny and not rich. It does match with the low price. If you plan to play mostly unplugged (i.e if you practice a lot), you may not like the sound.

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(17 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Worth the money...

By Leatherbound McGillicutty

from Las Vegas, Nevada

This is really a very pretty little mandolin forthe cost. With just a little bridge adjustment and tuning up this thing was great right out of the box. Nice construction, nice components, nice sound/tone. It falls out of tune pretty rapidly, however that may be due to the high tension of the strings. Not an expert on these critters, but overall I am very satisfied.

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