Synth Site: Casio: MG-510 Midi Guitar: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.7 out of 5
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Malcolm Ramage a part-time user from United Kingdom writes:
To all the users with tracking issues (No tracking after period of not using guitar or individual strings not tracking), try the following link. IF you know people with MG-3x0 guitars with the same issue, also use this link

I'm looking at getting one of these guitars, so I thought my research may come in usefull to others


Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Thursday-Mar-17-2005 at 05:33
t. mc manus a hobbyist user from u.s.a. writes:
i have the casio 510. i'm in love with it, it's so state of the art..way ahead of it's time. priceless, ageless, a beautiful work of art..i'm trying to restore mine back to it's original condition. the tail piece where the tremelo bar sat had been replaced with a tail piece from what looks like a gretch ( i hope i spelled that correctly). i will never sell this thing although i don't really know how to use it to it's full potential either. i'm eager to learn, i still have the nylon case and the manual..can anyone out there help me to find the end piece..i'd be forever greatful...please e-mail me at tom '

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Dec-29-2004 at 18:41
Brian McHale a part-time user from USA writes:
I didn't really come here to submit a review, but I'll give it a quick shot. I bought my MG-510 new about 15 years ago. It was a floor model (they may have been getting ready to dicontinue them) and paid about $700 with a HSC. The guitar itself was always great, but I never got very good at using it as a MIDI controller. I once lent it to a friend who was a superb guitarist with tremendous touch and he was great at using it as a controller immediately.

I noticed some people looking for manuals. I stumbled upon the following link: Hope this helps.

I recently spent almost 5 years on temporary assignments moving around the country and my MG-510 sat in a friend's basement the whole time (don't worry, he keeps many nice instuments in his dry basement). When I retrieved it, the MIDI circuitry didn't work (and I know the guitar was not used the entire time it was out of my hands). The light comes on, but no joy (using both battery and AC).

I thought about gutting it and adding a hex pickup so I could drive MIDI, because I figured there wouldn't be much demand for a Casio guitar that was only a guitar. In doing a bit of research, I found that there is quite a following for the guitar. I'd love to get it operating properly, but I'm not sure if I can pull that off. I've decided to hold off on gutting it since it appears it might actually be worthwhile to sell it (considering how many fans the guitar has). If I could get enough to buy a decent Strat (it's the only Strat-style guitar I own) I might sell/trade (I'm not looking for offers, just stating my present state of mind).

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Jul-12-2004 at 14:34
Thomas a part-time user from Sweden writes:
I've had my Casio MG-510 for about 7 years, bought it second hand. Have had several other electric guitars previously, but this is the most versatile one I've ever played on. From crispy Fender sound to more jazz-influenced sounds. Really nice to play on also, better than most other guitars I've tried. I use is mostly as an ordinary electric guitar but sometimes together with a Roland (old) synth-module. Nice to be able to play for example piano or accordion on the guitar. But you have play very precise when using it as midi-guitar.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Apr-27-2004 at 07:07
RO a professional user from MO writes:
If you are a guitar player who also runs MIDI and rack synths, you simply owe it to yourself to get one of these. Forget the Roland crap where you can only hook up to a certain "roland" guitar synth. That sucks! This puppy will control your whole studio and anything with a MIDI "in" socket. Yeah! Why arent all MIDI guitars like this? The MG510 should be the standard for all to follow. Cool piece. I will never part with mine no matter what. I love it.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jan-04-2004 at 05:06
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