Ibanez M522S F-Style Mandolin

This beautiful F-style mando boasts a solid spruce top and flamed maple back and sides, for a sweet, melodic sound that bluegrass and folk fans will love.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Solid spruce top Punchy, articulate and warm sound
Flamed maple back and sides Beautiful grain, crisp and responsive tone
Standard X bracing Delivers improved sustain and projection
Traditionalists as well as newbies have come to make the M522 one of the best-selling mandolins in the Ibanez line. With its classic f-hole style and solid Sitka spruce top, the M522 delivers sound character reminiscent of the instrument's legends (heck, Bill Monroe was an Ibanez artist back in the 1980s!)

A handsome Dark Violin Sunburst finish adds to the M522 mando's vintage vibe. With pearl fingerboard inlays and pearl tuner knobs, this popular mandolin maintains a personality all its own.

Features:

- F Style Mandolin
- Solid Sitka spruce Top
- Flamed Maple Back & Sides
- Purpleheart Bridge
- 24 Frets
- Chrome Tuners W/ Pearl Knobs
- Pearl Inlay
- Dark Violin Sunburst Gloss Finish
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- Body shape: F-style Body
- Bracing: X Bracing
- Top: Solid sitka spruce
- Back & sides: flamed maple
- Neck: Maple
- Fretboard: Purpleheart
- Bridge: Purpleheart
- Body binding: Ivory
- Inlay: Acrylic pearl block inlay
- Tuning machine: Gold mandolin tuner w/Pearloid button
- Number of frets: 24
- Saddle material: Purpleheart
- Strings: Bronze strings
- Finish top: Gloss
- Finish back and sides: Gloss
- Finish neck back: Gloss

Neck Dimensions

- Scale: 350mm
- a: Width at Nut 30mm
- b: Width at 14th Fret 40mm
- c: Thickness at 1st 22.5mm
- d: Thickness at 7th 24.5mm
- Radius: Flat
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Brown Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 3.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 29 x 14 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): IBA M522S BS
Dark Violin Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 29 x 14 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): IBA M522S DVS
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-669-8262
(4 ratings)
Submitted December 18, 2019 by Ken Hasty in Lewisville, NC
"I love this Instrument!"
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Not much of a Mandolin player when i got the wild hair up my fanny to try something new. After researching a lot and consulting my ever shrinking budget I settled on this Mandolin. I am not sorry I did either. The Instrument is beautiful and it has a great (to me) Sound. It feels good in the hands and has a very fast action. If you are looking for an instrument that won't cost you thousands, then I recommend this one to learn on, then you can always upgrade down the road...
Musical Background:
Harmonica, Guitar, Bass, keyboard, percussion, world percussion, horns and wind instruments, bagpipes
Musical Style:
I like all Genres of music from classical to Classic Rock, Blues to Blue Grass and jazz to metal.
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