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The Honey Creek F-Style Mandolin

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The Loar LM-310F Honey Creek F-Style Mandolin brings the unmistakable chop of early 20th century mandolins into the 21st century. Hand-carved from solid spruce, its top produces a warm, woody tone with plenty of projection to cut through an ensemble. The maple back, sides and neck provide brightness and clarity. An F-style body with a cutaway gives players unfettered access to higher frets.

Hand-Carved Solid Spruce Top for Authentic Tone

The LM-310F's hand-carved solid spruce top is the key to its vintage-accurate tone. Spruce has been used for centuries to construct musical instruments because of its lightweight, resonant properties. Hand-carving each top requires meticulous craftsmanship and results in an instrument with complex overtones and natural compression when played hard. The spruce top gives the LM-310F a woody, organic tone with chime-like highs and mids and a focused low end.

Maple Back, Sides and Neck Provide Articulation and Clarity

The maple used for the LM-310F's back, sides and neck adds clarity and articulation. Maple is a hard, dense wood that provides a solid base for the vibrating spruce top. It enhances note separation, allowing each note to ring true without muddiness. The maple neck also provides stability and durability. Its slim, comfortable V-profile allows for fluid playability across the fretboard.

F-Style Body and Cutaway for Playability

The LM-310F has an F-style body with a cutaway for easy access to higher frets. The double-pointed F-style body is a hallmark of the mandolin family, providing balanced projection and resonance. The cutaway allows players to reach notes beyond the 12th fret with ease. Internal bracing and the removal of the fretboard extension beyond the 20th fret also aid playability by improving tonal balance and eliminating obstacles.

Premium Components for Lifelong Use

In addition to premium tonewoods, the LM-310F features high-quality components for lifelong use. It has a radiused rosewood fretboard, nickel frets, vintage-style tuners and an adjustable bridge. D'Addario strings come installed for bright, balanced tone out of the box. All parts are designed for performance, durability and aesthetic appeal.

The Loar LM-310F Hand-Carved F-Style Mandolin Vintage Brown
The Loar LM-310F Hand-Carved F-Style Mandolin Vintage Brown
The Loar LM-310F Hand-Carved F-Style Mandolin Vintage Brown

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  • Top: Hand-Carved Solid Spruce
  • Back & Sides: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Headstock Inlay: None
  • Finish Type: Satin Brownburst
  • Scale Length: 13-29/32 in.
  • Truss Rod: Two-way adjustable
  • Frets: 20
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • Bridge: Ebony, adjustable
  • 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.
  • Pickup: n/a
  • Other Features: n/a
  • Color Options: Brownburst