The Loar LM-520-VS Acoustic F-Style Mandolin



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The Loar LM-520-VS Acoustic Mandolin Vintage Sunburst, Fully Graduated Spruce Top, Solid Maple Back, and Carved Maple Sides, Excellent, w/hsc #A12120801

This is a very gently owned mandolin, but it does have some cosmetic imperfections. These are some light scratches on the soundboard and a little buckle rash can be seen on the back. We have included some photo that documents the most apparent, but other imperfections are too light to photograph. Other than these imperfections this is a nice mandolin that comes with a nice hard shell;; case. The neck is straight, but the frets do show wear from the 1st to 5th frets on the A and E strings. The mandolin still plays fine and is ready to go. We invite you to view the photos and please be sure to message us with any questions that you may have about this item.

Manufacturer's Description
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.

Top: Solid Hand-Carved,
Fully Graduated
Spruce Top
Back & Sides: Solid Hand-Carved,
Fully Graduated
Maple Back,
Solid Maple Sides
Neck: Maple w/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"
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Frets: 29
Binding: Ivoroid
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"

Additional information



Case Included

Hardshell Case


Vintage Sunburst

Country of Origin



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