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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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$54999.00
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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
  • Back & Sides: Solid hand-carved, fully graduated maple back, solid maple sides
  • Neck: Maple with 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 in.
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Frets: 29
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • Nut and saddle: Bone
  • Bridge: Compensated adjustable ebony
  • Upper Bout: 6-3/4 in.
  • Lower Bout: 10 in.
  • Nut, Width: Bone, 1-1/8 in.
  • Depth: 2-1/2 in.
  • Body Length: 12-3/4 in.
  • Total Length: 27-1/4 in.
  • Case sold separately
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The LoarLM-520 Hand-Carved F-Model Acoustic Mandolin
 
4.0

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4.0

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

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.

 
4.0

Prob would not purchase again

By tim

from undisclosed

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

Good sound Construction detail fair.

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