Ibanez M522S F-Style Mandolin



The Ibanez Mandolin is not sold directly by Folkmusician, but due to the popularity and good feedback, we thought we should make you aware of the Ibanez M522 model. For those of you searching for a low priced F-Style mandolin, it deserves a look.

The sound of a driving mandolin solo brings to mind the Appalachians and the bittersweet melodies of generations past. Ibanez offers its flagship M522S acoustic mandolin, an incredibly affordable F-style mandolin that delivers warm, rich sound.This fancy 8-string bluegrass machine is an ideal instrument for its price, ready to hit up the jams right out of the box. This beautiful F-style Ibanez mandolin starts with a solid spruce top and a flamed maple body for crisp, bold tones from top to bottom. The mahogany neck and the rosewood bridge and fretboard offer lasting tone and sustain, while the gold/pearloid tuners keep the mandolin holding the notes in key. With a high gloss finish, the wood's natural beauty shines through with a shimmering veneer, while the gold hardware stands out in striking fashion.



body shape F-style body
top Solid sitka Spruce top
back & sides Flamed maple back & sides
neck Maple neck
fretboard Rosewood
bridge Rosewood
body binding Ivory
inlay Acrylic block inlay
tuning machine Gold mandolin tuner w/Acrylic button
number of frets 24
saddle material Rosewood
strings Bronze strings
finish top Gloss
finish back and sides Gloss
finish neck back Gloss


Scale : 350mm
a : Width 30mm at NUT
b : Width 40mm at 14F
c : Thickness 22.5mm at 1F
d : Thickness 24.5mm at 7F
Radius : Flat


a : Length 13"
b : Width 10"
c : Max Depth 1 3/4"

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