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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...Read More

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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

LM-700 F-Model Mandolin

  • 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
 
4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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67%

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Pros

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Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)

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5.0

Satisfied with the build quality

By John P

from Livingston Montana

About Me Novice

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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.

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    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!

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      (10 of 13 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

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        (13 of 13 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.

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        (21 of 24 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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