My favorite mandolin, can't keep my son away from it!
By: David Kuppler from Madison, Indiana
Great Bang for your Buck
By: Thom from Manassas, VA
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Yes, it is made well. The instrument is sturdy and has good, albeit basic components.
How has it stood up over time?
Great. It's my second Ibanez mandolin and I've been happy with both.
Your general opinion of this product.
I love it. It's a great instrument to learn on.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
It needs new strings and a set up out of the box. It's great after that.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Good overall tone.
How did the stain or paint job look?
How was the action out of the box?
Adequate. Needs a set up.