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The Loar LM-700 F-Model Mandolin Vintage Sunburst

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The Loar's nitrocellulose-finished LM-700 F-model mandolin is a tribute to classic design techniques. From the hand-carved, hand graduated AAA spruce...Click To Read More About This Product

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A professional mandolin with beautiful appointments and hardshell case.

The Loar's nitrocellulose-finished LM-700 F-model mandolin is a tribute to classic design techniques. From the hand-carved, hand graduated AAA spruce top and AAA flamed maple back and sides to the abalone/mother-of-pearl headstock inlay, these mandolins were built to represent Golden Age craftsmanship updated for the modern era.

Carved and assembled in the Loar Hand Carved Design Workshop, then hand-rubbed with nitrocellulose lacquer for clean warm tone and powerful projection, this mandolin offers sounds that could only be previously found in instruments that were decades-old.

The hand-carved Loar mandolin is assembled with a one-piece maple neck and bound ebony fretboard, ebony bridge and vintage-style Gotoh tuners. The bone nut and ebony bridge allow for the singing sustain and sharp chop that professional players look for in a high-quality mandolin. Includes hardshell case.

FEATURES
Top: Solid Hand-Carved, Hand-Graduated AAA Spruce
Back & Sides Solid Hand-Carved, Hand-Graduated AAA Flamed Maple Back, Solid Flamed Maple sides
Neck: One-Piece Maple with Rounded "V" Profile
Fretboard: Bound Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Loar Flowerpot Abalone/M.O.P.
Finish Type: Hand-buffed Nitrocellulose
Finish Options: Vintage Sunburst
Tuning Machines: Gotoh
Scale Length: 13-29/32"
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Frets: 29
Binding: Ivory and Black/White Purfling
Bridge: Compensated Adjustable Ebony
Includes hardshell case

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SPECIFICATIONS
Top: Solid Hand-Carved, Hand-Graduated AAA Spruce
Back & Sides Solid Hand-Carved, Hand-Graduated AAA Flamed Maple Back, Solid Flamed Maple sides
Neck: One-Piece Maple with Rounded "V" Profile
Fretboard: Bound Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Loar Flowerpot Abalone/M.O.P.
Finish Type: Hand-buffed Nitrocellulose
Finish Options: Vintage Sunburst
Tuning Machines: Gotoh
Scale Length: 13-29/32"
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Frets: 29
Binding: Ivory and Black/White Purfling
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"
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The LoarLM-700 F-Model Mandolin
 
4.3

(based on 7 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
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(23 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Mandolin

By CaptainMcAwesome

from Arkansas

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Comments about The Loar LM-700 F-Model Mandolin:

A fantastic mandolin. Not just for the price. This mandolin will out bark a banjo. It has a distinct Lloyd Loar sound and incredible playability. Perfect bluegrass tone, and not to mention a beautiful finish. Get it, you will not regret it. Is better than a Gibson, trust me. I own both!

(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great sound, poor QC

By LittleBear

from La Grange CA

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Deep clear voice
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

  • Shaky assembly

Best Uses

  • Bluegrass blues
  • Concerts

Comments about The Loar LM-700 F-Model Mandolin:

I tradede in my older LM600 for this new LOAR 700. The sound is great; very mature, not like an unbroken-in instrument. Plays well and fast. BUT, the tailpiece was installed off center and is crooked, and the wooden tail pin fell out within an hour, luckily, I had the instrument in hand, not hanging on the strap. Some of the fret ends were high and sharp. For over a grand, I expected more.

(12 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

I would not buy this Insturment again

By BB

from st paul,mn

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about The Loar LM-700 F-Model Mandolin:

    very poor workmanship on finish sharp fret ends for the price all these things should have been checked

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Loar LM 700

    By Craig from AL

    from AL

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about The Loar LM-700 F-Model Mandolin:

      This is a wonderful mandolin. It has a great feel and great playability. The only flaw is that Loar seems to have poor QC on the finish. The two that I ordered had very minor finish flaws. I had read other reviews about others experiencing this very same problem. The tone and playability, however, override the very minor finish flaws. Great sounding and playing mando!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Satisfied with the build quality

      By John P

      from Livingston Montana

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      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about The Loar LM-700 F-Model Mandolin:

        Some older bad reviews about build quality don't seem to apply to the instrument I just received. Maybe QC has improved. This mando is very playable much better than my Kentucky 254. A deeper fuller tone and easier to finger clear chords. I don't really observe any imperfections. Also a beauty to look at. I'm very happy.

         
        5.0

        I would buy this again.

        By Chris

        from New Zealand

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts

          Comments about The Loar LM-700 F-Model Mandolin:

          I`ve played mandolin for 30 years on and off. Just basic sort of bluegrass. Had cheap mandos , finding it hard to justify a good one with the amount of playing, but now I`m retired I thought , one last chance. The hardest thing is finding a good one in New Zealand, so have done a lot of online research with reviews , You tube etc. In the end punting on the Loar LM.700.A Kentucky came in second. Loars` history had to be worth something. Being Chinese made is not a negative as China does create some amazing quality product and we benefit from the price of course.My studio is American and English brands made in C. But I can afford to buy them , that`s the difference.
          Anyway this Loar is great. Well finished , all corners smooth and silky. I haven`t put it down since it arrived, That`s the sign of a good instrument,holding your attention.The solid Spruce top and maple sides have given that warm sound that I was after and cannot obtain with the laminates. The sound has tightened up with a few days playing .Amazing.It is a new experience enjoying playing by itself without needing banjo and guitar to add some tone to the top end.
          So happy. Thank you Musicians Friend for great service , easy web store and Border free connection.
          I`ll be back.
          And thanks to the reviewers, that sealed the deal.

           
          5.0

          Couldn't be happier!

          By Snowcloud

          from USA

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about The Loar LM-700 F-Model Mandolin:

            This is a beautiful instrument that was more than reasonably priced. Fine tone. Excellent playability. Flawless finish and details. Would recommend this without reservation.

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