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The M522S is an F-style acoustic mandolin model introduced by Ibanez for 2006. It is made in China.

The M522S features an F-style mandolin body with a solid Sitka spruce top with ƒ holes on a flamed maple back and sides with a high gloss finish. It has a mahogany neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and pearl block position markers. Components include a purpleheart saddle on a rosewood bridge, a plastic nut, gold open gear tuning machines with pearl acrylic buttons, a black pickguard and bronze strings.

For 2010 the mahogany neck was changed to maple. For 2015 the fretboard inlays changed from pearl to acrylic block. For 2018 the rosewood fretboard and bridge were replaced with purpleheart.

The M700S is a related model with an engraved top and dot fretboard inlays.

Specifications

Specifications for M522S
Years: 2006–2020
Areas: Europe 2013 / USA
Made in: China
Finishes: Brown Sunburst High Gloss (BS) / Dark Violin Sunburst High Gloss (DVS) 2013–2020
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
F-style mandolin
Dimensions:
  Length: 330mm/ 13"
  Width: 254mm/ 10"
  Depth: 44mm/ 1¾"
Top:

  Material: Solid Sitka spruce
  Bracing: X
  Finish: Gloss
  Binding: Ivory

Back/sides:

  Material: Flamed maple
  Finish: Gloss

Neck
Neck profile:
M
Neck material:
2006–2009: Mahogany
2010–2020: Maple
Neck joint:
12th fret
Scale length:
350mm/ 13¾"
Fingerboard:
2006–2017: Rosewood w/ binding
2018–2020: Purpleheart w/ binding
Inlays:
2006–2014: Pearl block
2015–2020: Acrylic block
Frets:
24
Nut:
Ivory plastic (30mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez open gear mandolin tuners w/ pearl acrylic button
Components
Bridge:
2006–2017: Rosewood
2018–2020: Purpleheart
Saddle:
Purpleheart
Hardware color:
Gold
Pickguard:
3-ply: black/ white/ black
Strings (factory):
.010/.014/.024/.034
Factory tuning:
1E,2A,3D,4G

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2019 M522S DVS 2Y 05
Dark Violin Sunburst High Gloss

Sources

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