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The Loar LM-520 Hand-Carved F-Model Acoustic Mandolin Sunburst

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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 700, and have similar hand-carved, fully graduated spruce tops. The solid maple back of each instrument is also hand carved, and the solid maple sides complete the package. The maple neck has a comfortable rounded V profile finished with a rosewood fretboard. 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, chop and projection the music community has come to expect from The Loar. Case sold separately.

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: M.O.P. 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.
  • Case sold separately
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