The hand-carved LM-520 F-model mandolin is our response to players’ requests for a great-sounding, high-value mandolin with low key appointments.
The LM-520 is carefully assembled in the same hand-carved workshop that gave birth to the industry-leading LM-700-VS, and has a similar hand-carved, fully graduated spruce top. The solid maple back is also hand-carved, and the solid maple sides complete the all-solid package. The maple neck has a comfortable rounded “V” profile finished with a padauk 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 mandolin players have come to expect from The Loar.
This instrument is brand new and in factory fresh condition. It does not have any dings, dents, or shop wear. The legendary DuBaldo Music Center case candy is also included.
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Model: LM-520 Performer Mandolin
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 Padauk
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
Bridge: Compensated Adjustable Ebony
Upper Bout: 6-3/4″
Lower Bout: 10″
Nut Width: Bone, 1-1/8″
Body Length: 12-3/4″
Total Length: 27-1/4″