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Ibanez M511SEDVS A-Style Acoustic-Electric Mandolin Dark Violin Sunburst

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The Ibanez M511SEDVS A-Style Acoustic-Electric Mandolin has a bright, crisp sound with excellent projection, whether it's played acoustically or via the single coil magnetic pickup.

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The Ibanez M511SEDVS A-Style Acoustic-Electric Mandolin has a bright, crisp sound with excellent projection, whether it's played acoustically or via the single coil magnetic pickup.

Thanks to its comfortable maple neck and rosewood fretboard, the M511SEDVS is easy to play. The A-Style body, with its solid spruce top and dark violin finish, is easy on the eyes and produces a pleasing acoustic tone that makes it hard to put down.

For plugged-in performance, the M511SEDVS's magnetic pickup delivers true mandolin sound without the need for batteries and is adjusted by the on-board passive volume and tone controls.

  • Body Type: A-Style
  • Body Wood: Maple
  • Top wood: Solid Spruce
  • Scale Length: 350mm
  • Neck Joint: 40mm
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Shape: U
  • # frets: 20
  • Nut Width: 30mm
  • Fretboard Radius: FLAT
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Pickup Bridge: Single Coil Magnetic
  • Controls: Volume and Tone Passive
  • Tuners: Die-Cast
  • Hardware color: Chrome
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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


My son loved his new mandolin

By Lynne Fees

from Omaha, NE

It came packed very securely and on time. It was beautiful and sounded great.

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Don't Buy: It shattered within 2 years

By Fred Gale

from Kensington, MD

I liked this mandolin and thought it was a good value until I pulled it out of the case today and realized the top had collapsed. It cracked in 3 places around the bridge and is unplayable. Another review pointed out that there is no bracing on the top in order to accommodate the pickup. The price was cheap, but with a life of 2 years, it cost me $100 per year of its usable life. Stop selling this dud, Guitar Center. I liked the sweet sound and have some nice recordings to remember it by. I also have a more expensive Kentucky mandolin which is easier to play but I liked the sound of the Ibanez better.

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Best bang for the money to start

By James Bridges

from Houston,max

I purchased this little jewel to learn on a few months ago. It was inexpensive, holds the tune well with minor tweaks to get back into after a few days. The sound is clean and crisp, the pick up works great. This A series being inexpensive and pretty was easy on the pocket book till i was sure I wanted to continue to play. This remains a favorite however my newer F style is awesome and the sound is unique on both models although I had to shovel out a hunk of change for my new f series. Face the more money the better the quality and tonal sound. This little jewel blows other out of the room that cost twice the price. For the price I say this was a good pick and investment for a learning mandolin and is now my trusty back up for my expensive mandolin. It is a hard instrument to give up so not, I am keeping this one for my extra mandolin. You will be impressed by the sound that this little jewel can pump out.

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Ibanez M511SEDVS Acoustic Electric Mandolin

By J Jensen

from DFW, Texas

After trying several mandolins I liked this one for the price. Got it for the little lady's anniversary. I decided on the acoustic/electric because sometimes momma plays in front of a small church crowd or friend's "get-together" group. The fit and finish are great, neck is straight, & sound is sweet. It can certainly compete with more expensive models. The original strings seemed a bit tarnished so I got a new set thrown in as a package deal. I let the staff set it up and be sure to remove the packing foam strip under the bridge on initial set up. The bridge is adjustable so you can fine tune the action to your liking. I've played it for a few weeks now and it sounds perfectly fine. Great to learn on. It does have a single coil pick up. It works and the volume & tone control function fine as well. It doesn't have the punch you might expect from a hot guitar, but it retains the purity of the mandolin sound through the amp I use. Initially setting it up it would go out of tune virtually overnight. Once the strings have stretched it has remained pretty well in tune through several moderate playing sessions over several days. I do recommend this one to consider as a start up mandolin especially if you want electric amplification as an option. If you value the instrument like I do then get a hard case with it. Get new strings. Pretty good product and definitely a great value for the price if you're new or still learning the mandolin.

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