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    Default Ibanez 511 mandolin

    Hello,

    I found Ibanez mandolin 511 model in very good condition as you see in the pic
    but i dont know what is the value and the price for this mandolin

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    Default Re: Ibanez 511 mandolin

    Probably 1980's vintage, solid wood top, pressed not carved, laminated back and sides.

    They're listed on sites like Reverb for $200 or so. Not a rare or high-end instrument; serviceable, decent.
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    Default Re: Ibanez 511 mandolin

    It's 80's I'm not near my catalogs so i don't know the spec's but it's probably pressed solid wood, thet made some models which were hand carved but not this one. I see them sell for $100 all the time. I just bought a 514 which is hand carved but only paid $127. I have a big collection of vintage Ibanez, I've been trying not to buy anymore, but for $127 i couldn't pass on a hand carved one
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    Default Re: Ibanez 511 mandolin

    Not sure who original posted the link to this site - http://s93105080.onlinehome.us/Ibanez-Catalogs/ - or whether it covers mandolins of that particular period but it might be of interest.

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    Default Re: Ibanez 511 mandolin

    It's in the '82/'83 banjos & mandolins Ibanez catalog.
    It says solid spruce top maple back and sides also i have a retail price list for that catalog which says yours sold for $215 case for it was $75
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    Default Re: Ibanez 511 mandolin

    A model 511 appears in the 1976 catalogue (see the link I posted above). It’s not quite the same but I’m not sure we can tie it down to only being produced in 1982/3.

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    Default Re: Ibanez 511 mandolin

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray(T) View Post
    A model 511 appears in the 1976 catalogue (see the link I posted above). It’s not quite the same but I’m not sure we can tie it down to only being produced in 1982/3.
    The only catalog i have seen that exact model is in the 82/83 catalog which i own the catalog and a few of the same model mandolins. Actually it's hard to even find the catalog I'm talking about online, i tried to post a photo but it keeps failing and I've posted many photos.
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