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. For 2021 the body size was increased very slightly.
The M510E is an acoustic/ electric version with a magnetic pickup.
Specifications for M510
Sold in: Europe 2006–2008, 2013 / North America 2006 / USA
Made in: China
Finishes: Brown Sunburst High Gloss (BS) / Dark Violin Sunburst High Gloss (DVS) 2009–2021 / Open Pore Vintage Sunburst (OVS) 2011–2021 / Satin Light Brown Sunburst (LBS) 2019