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The M510 is an A-style acoustic mandolin model introduced by Ibanez in mid 2004. It is made in China.

The M510 features an A-style mandolin body with a spruce top with ƒ holes on a flamed maple back and sides with a high gloss finish. It has a mahogany neck with a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and pearl block position markers. Components include a purpleheart saddle on a rosewood bridge, a plastic nut, chrome open gear tuning machines with pearl acrylic buttons, a black pickguard and bronze strings.

For 2010 the mahogany neck was changed to maple; it was reverted to mahogany for 2014. For 2015 the fretboard inlays changed from pearl to acrylic block. For 2018 the rosewood fretboard and bridge were replaced with purpleheart. For 2019 the neck was changed to okoume.

The M510E is an acoustic/ electric version with a magnetic pickup.

Specifications

Specifications for M510
Years: 2004–2020
Areas: Europe 2006–2008, 2013 / North America 2006 / USA
Made in: China
Finishes: Brown Sunburst High Gloss (BS) / Dark Violin Sunburst High Gloss (DVS) 2009–2020 / Open Pore Vintage Sunburst (OVS) 2011–2020 / Satin Light Brown Sunburst (LBS) 2019
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
A-style mandolin
Dimensions:
  Length: 343mm/ 13½"
  Width: 273mm/ 10¾"
  Depth: 51mm/ 2"
Top:

  Material: Spruce (laminated)
  Bracing: X
  Finish: OVS finish : Open pore
LBS finish: Satin
Other finishes: Gloss
  Binding: Ivory

Back/sides:

  Material: 2004–2017: Mahogany
                2018–2020: Sapele
  Finish: OVS finish : Open pore
LBS finish: Satin
Other finishes: Gloss

Neck
Neck profile:
M
Neck material:
2004–2009: 1-piece mahogany
2010–2013: 1-piece maple
2014–2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019–2020: 1-piece okoume
Neck joint:
12th fret
Scale length:
350mm/ 13¾"
Fingerboard:
2004–2017: Rosewood w/ binding
2018–2020: Purpleheart w/ binding
Inlays:
2004–2014: Pearl block
2015–2020: Acrylic block
Frets:
20
Nut:
Ivory plastic (30mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez open gear mandolin tuners w/ pearl acrylic button
Components
Bridge:
2004–2017: Rosewood
2018–2020: Purpleheart (10mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
Ibanez original
Saddle:
Purpleheart
Hardware color:
Chrome
Pickguard:
3-ply: black/ white/ black
Strings (factory):
Bronze
Factory tuning:
1E,2A,3D,4G

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2019 M510 DVS 2Y 05
Dark Violin Sunburst High Gloss
2019 M510 LBS
Satin Light Brown Sunburst
2019 M510 OVS 2Y 05
Open Pore Vintage Sunburst

Sources

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