F-Style The Loar Mandolins
The Loar offers more than one F-style mandolin and taking a closer look at each instrument will give you a better idea of which one is right for you. Among their most popular models is the LM-520 Hand-Carved F-Model Acoustic Mandolin. Carefully assembled and featuring a solid maple back and fully graduated spruce top, this mandolin is the outcome of multiple requests from players who wanted an affordable, stripped down version of the best-selling LM-600. From its high-end tone to its incredible projection, the LM-520 is ideal for any budget-concious professional.
Now, with that being said, there's nothing wrong with wanting an F-style mandolin with additional bells and whistles, and the LM-700 F-Model Mandolin will certainly have all eyes pointing in your direction. The amazing sustain and sharp chop of this mandolin is the result of a meticulously placed bone nut and ebony bridge. The hand-carved and gradated AAA spruce top and AAA flamed maple back and sides help to deliver a warm sound and boisterous volume, while the vintage-style Gotoh tuners make tuning easy and add to its authentic appearance. Paired with a hardshell case, the LM-700 is a stunning tribute to the heyday of early F-style mandolins.
By now we wouldn't blame you if you're "allured" by The Loar F-style mandolins. The award-winning instruments on this page have earned the respect of bluegrass, country and folk musicians the world over, so feel free to explore the rest of this catalog whenever you're ready. Make no mistake, you'll have no problem bringing your chops to the forefront when you're armed with one of these F-style mandolins.