Fender FM-52E Mandolin

Fender FM-52E Mandolin

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FM-52E Mandolin, Mandolin from Fender.

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  • Manufacturer: Fender
  • Model: FM-52E Mandolin
  • Category: Mandolins
  • Added in our database on: 10/30/2003

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Fender FM-52E Mandolin user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 5 reviews )
 2 reviews40 %
 3 reviews60 %

sousleau's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" a good start for mandolin and more!"

Fender FM-52E Mandolin
it is a mandolin made in China or Korea (mine is Korean
it is kind of bluegrass but I play mainly music Corsica above, it has a microphone (poor quality but enough to be transplanted without emm .....


The handle is nice, it's just all over the neck (which is rare for such instruments, but the sustain is not the best I've heard (at the same time it is a first prize)
The sound is acceptable as long as we do not invite crazy mandolin but we play in a directory where the mandolin is 2nd plane


It suits me very well and I play regularly, to do what I do, it is very sufficient. I have some friends, great players who have bought the same never to prender head with their Neapolitan mandolin on stage!


I have not tried many mandolins before you buy, I came across this one, I liked it and I play it for
it is a good instrument for beginners and keeps an interest when we play better!

Vesgau's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" No, she does not go out of tune!"

Fender FM-52E Mandolin
Obviously this mandolin is made in China ... but the finish is clean.


The ergonomics are good - but we must get used to this tiny narrow neck usually when playing the guitar. Beware also of cramps or syndrome of spring finger playing too long! Lightweight instrument. I put an old belt as a strap to play standing up. The internal microphone is enough to connect to an amp without too take the lead in the trimmings.


For me this is rather an alternative mandolin guitar, and a joke to my wife calls my guitars and mandolins: this time it's true!


For 6 months, I play épisodiquemment. The sound does not really please my entourage! However I read a mandolin spent half the time to tune his instrument, and the other half playing out of tune! My mandolin retains its tuning perfectly. I hope to advance learning pieces found on the internet and accompany me on songs that I master the guitar.

celtwyn's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"Trs beautiful instrument"

Fender FM-52E Mandolin
The mandolin is an electro-acoustic, it possde a single coil pickup, 21 frets (I counted), one volume, one Tone.


the handle is enjoyable trs, it is easy to play. trs ergonomics is good, it would like in place and does not take too much.
I do not play too much treble, I rarely Exceeds the 12th box, but if we want to do is very easy.

For a sound, just play the chords, there's no easier by the fact that it takes a little more force than an electric guitar. If I do not play and I rgulirement APRS gives me a long PERIOD abstinence, to play for over an hour, I pint of big bulbs at the end of fingers ... well it does not matter, must leave for 2-3 days, and getting better ... Must say that it is taut, and we play the chords 2 by 2.

But good info for my pulling rope is brand GHS Bright Bronze 11-16-26-40, adfaut to find GHS Silk and Steel strings trs be difficult, but the Bright Bronze trs sound good. I tried other brand, with a light pull over, I do not AIM at all, I found a incontrlable.

To replace the strings, just simply pull the collection's outdoor instrument the small plate that protects the tailpiece base mandolin. Should not panic, it's just a cache s'enlve and returns.

on the other hand, you have to think about changing the strings one by one, least of all to remove all at the same time as the bridge is normally floating ... I have done and resumed his place in case it moves, as has happened with an old Neapolitan mandolin that was almost out of rope, to have the bridge of dplac and it is the cata ... In the era I thought it s'tait dcoll because of the time, I have not glued trs law, once the mandolin is unplayable ... but it is so old that his only place is to be hung on the wall as dcoration ...

I agree for years with a tuning fork 440. I granted the LA and the other strings from it l. I realized in granting rcemment empty electronic tuner that c'tait compltement shit if I granted the strings empty, I end up with a quarter-tone or a 10 me of your DCAL, like I would have added a hoop in the middle of the box I play by my rcuprer note! So if I grant it with a tuner, not the ear, I give in my eye A string is to say that I look at the needle (I have a real needle that moves, not something liquid crystals) I put it right in the center of LA, and I press the 7th case (for the guitar is the 5th and 4th ..) and I look at what needle tells me this note "mi" is the one below for the mandolin .. Finally adpend how you give (the needle is not cal on the environment but on a scale DCAL), and then I place the following string with the same dcalage that told me the needle ... brief is visual, but at least your exact is like when I give ear, I have more than a quarter or 10 th of your trip that is, all my cords are awarded each and I have more souscis has just falls.


This mandolin is perfect my style of music, finally I want to play with, because frankly I do not dsign a particular style, I play what I want with it. Well, not mtal recess is plutt of traditional music, but if I want to play modern music, a little bit of rock, why not? ... do not care as long as a sound:-P

In fact it sounds trs well! One day I think an Irish musician who played the mandolin in a pub, he advised me I do not know what brand, saying that he nearly prvoir a little more money for the lectrifier do (because c'tait useful for concerts), and when he saw mine and he tried it dgout silent and said "especially not going to look for another, that is the really great, plus you got the microphone top dj! "


I jou acoustics for 10 years, but recently I started investing in effect, and I plugged into a T-rex Tonebug reverb, chorus, a Boss DC-3 and TC Electronic Delay ( Finally, I alternate is not always all at the same time) and it's really nice trs. As a result, the I'm glad it is electrified, even if I was not used for years as I had no need to add sound to the neighborhood, and acoustic sounds well enough to not feel the need to plug it.

Prior to the mandolin, I had a rear HRIT great aunt (a far back) of a Neapolitan mandolin (rounded to the body). He was missing a few strings (the beginners), grant c'tait difficult because many old mcaniques silent, and especially c'tait mga galre play, because a Get out camp all the time because of its shape! Had to be caught in the arms and legs, lie on if not "hop" she turned and slipped!

I came home one day a music shop in Paris, they had this mandolin MODEL (Fender), the silent cheap because there were two tiny hooked on it, and the price of truly silent risoire, about a hundred dollars. I tried, APRS have explained with difficulty, to the vendor who gave me that c'tait a mandolin, not a guitar, so the tuning diffrent silent, and that if I could not play on c'tait not know that I play, but he had agreed no matter how ... * Cough *

In short I am left with. I bought a crate Liverpool (UK), passing by chance in a shop that sold lots of mandolin, because "Paris is galre to find a box, cover and comes with simple m ' empchait to dare to carry it without risk. Now she follows me very easy, takes a lot less space than my bass:-P

yes, exprience, I do it again without hsiter this choice, and I will be very unhappy if my bad luck came a mandolin. I will go seek a London Direct (more than the choices down, it's more in their culture than in ours), and I repeat no one MODEL electrification hsiter see m MODEL me if it still!

gilh's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender FM-52E Mandolin
Hi, I want to know how to change strings on the mandolin fender fm52, there must be something to lift or slide the protective plate, but which one? if anyone can m'clairer, thank you in advance.


Against the nut is a bit sharp for me who raises the base of the thumb


Very well for what I want


Apart from the problem above deficits, has been

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