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The Loar LM-700 F-Model Mandolin Vintage Sunburst 

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Overview

  • 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
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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

      Get lost in some superb mando tone—call or click to order this beauty today.

       

      LM-700 F-Model Mandolin 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
       
      3.7

      (based on 3 reviews)

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      2.0

      I would not buy this Insturment again

      By BB

      from st paul,mn

      About Me Professional Musician

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      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

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        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great sound, poor QC

        By LittleBear

        from La Grange CA

        About Me Experienced

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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.

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        (20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic Mandolin

        By CaptainMcAwesome

        from Arkansas

        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!

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