The Loar - LM-520 F-Style Mandolin All Solid & Hand Carved w\HSC List Price $799
OVERVIEW No frills, just a hand-carved, fully graduated spruce top and a hand-carved maple back for optimal tone. 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 LM-700, and have similar hand-carved, fully graduated spruce tops. The solid maple back and sides of each instrument is also hand carved for unmatched quality of construction. The maple neck has a comfortable rounded V profile finished with a rosewood fret board. 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, and projection the music community has come to expect from The Loar.
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: Mother of Pearl 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.