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The Loar LM-520 Hand-Carved F-Model Acoustic Mandolin Sunburst

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The hand-carved LM-520 F-model mandolin is the response to players' requests for a value priced mandolin with more stripped down appointments yet a similar sound to the best-selling Loar LM-600 mandol... Read More

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Overview

The hand-carved LM-520 F-model mandolin is the response to players' requests for a value priced mandolin with more stripped down appointments yet a similar sound to the best-selling Loar LM-600 mandolin.

The 520 is carefully assembled in the same hand-carved workshop that gave birth to the LM-400 and 700, and have similar hand-carved, fully graduated spruce tops. The solid maple back of each instrument is also hand carved, and the solid maple sides complete the package. The maple neck has a comfortable rounded V profile finished with a rosewood fretboard. The compensated adjustable ebony bridge and high quality vintage-style Grover tuning machines insure that these mandolins have great intonation and stay in tune no matter how hard they are played.

Perfect for players who want a high-quality, great-sounding hand-carved mandolin but don't need all of the bells and whistles, these minimally appointed instruments deliver the high-end tone, chop and projection the music community has come to expect from The Loar. Case sold separately.

Features
  • Top: Solid Hand-Carved,
  • Fully Graduated
  • Spruce Top
  • Back & Sides: Solid Hand-Carved,
  • Fully Graduated
  • Maple Back,
  • Solid Maple Sides
  • Neck: Maple w/Rounded "V" Profile
  • Fretboard: Bound Rosewood
  • Headstock Inlay: M.O.P. Logo
  • Finish Type: Gloss
  • Finish Options: Vintage Sunburst
  • Tuning Machines: Grover with Pearloid Buttons
  • Scale Length: 13-3/4"
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Frets: 29
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • Bridge: Compensated Adjustable Ebony
  • Upper Bout: 6-3/4"
  • Lower Bout: 10"
  • Nut, Width: Bone, 1-1/8"
  • Depth: 2-1/2"
  • Body Length: 12-3/4"
  • Total Length: 27-1/4"
  • Case sold separately
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The LoarLM-520 Hand-Carved F-Model Acoustic Mandolin
 
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4.0

The Loar LM-520-VS Mandolin more than I hoped for!

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By Benjamin fish

from Western,New York

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Pros

  • Didn't Cost Five Thousand
  • Easy to play
  • fun
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Made In Asia
  • Some Small Finish Issues

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Songwriting

Comments about The Loar LM-520 Hand-Carved F-Model Acoustic Mandolin:

The Loar LM-520-VS Mandolin a lovely addition to my instrument collection.Fun to play, excellent instrument extremely affordable price for tone and overall quality this was absolutely worth the money I pay for it,has returned the investment and I've only had it week. Minor finish issues especially around the neck and under the tongue can't really see it when playing and I don't think anyone noticed it nothing that I care about. Guys at guitar Center were extremely lovely nothing but awesome.

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