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The M510E is an A-style acoustic/ electric mandolin model introduced by Ibanez in mid 2004. It is made in China.

The M510E 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 red tortoise pickguard and bronze strings. Electronics include a single coil magnetic pickup, passive volume and tone controls and a ¼" mono output jack.

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 M510EG is a similar spot model with gold hardware. The M510 is a standard acoustic version.

Specifications

Specifications for M510E
Years: 2004–2020
Sold in: Asia / Europe / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: China
Finishes: Brown Sunburst High Gloss (BS) / Candy Apple (CA) 2015–2016 / Dark Violin Sunburst High Gloss (DVS) 2009–2020 / Open Pore Vintage Sunburst (OVS) 2011–2020
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
Other finishes: Gloss
  Binding: Ivory

Back/sides:

  Material: 2004–2017: Mahogany
                2018–2020: Sapele
  Finish: OVS finish : Open pore
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
Electronics/ Components
Pickup:
Single Coil magnetic
Output jack(s):
¼" mono
Bridge:
2004–2017: Rosewood
2018–2020: Purpleheart (10mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
Ibanez original
Saddle:
Purpleheart
Hardware color:
Chrome
Pickguard:
4-ply: red tortoise/ white/ black/ white
Strings (factory):
Bronze
Factory tuning:
1E,2A,3D,4G

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2016 M510E CA 2Y 02
Candy Apple
2019 M510E DVS 2Y 04
Dark Violin Sunburst High Gloss
2019 M510E OVS 2Y 04
Open Pore Vintage Sunburst

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