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The LM-500 hand-carved, F-model mandolin is a tribute to classic design techniques. From the hand-carved, hand-graduated solid spruce top and solid maple back and sides to the abalone/mother-or-pearl headstock inlay, these mandolins were built to represent Golden Age craftsmanship updated for the modern era.
The LM-500 is hand-carved and hand-assembled in The Loar Hand Carved Design Workshop with a number of appointments for modern players.
The LM-500’s maple neck has a comfortable rounded “V” profile finished with a rosewood fretboard. The fretboard extension has also been scooped, allowing players to position the pick closer to the neck joint, so they can find the mandolin’s “sweet spot” without fear of the pick hitting against the higher frets. 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.
Inspired by the pioneering designs of the Golden Age, guitars and mandolins by The Loar combine expert craftsmanship and classic designs with upgraded features to appeal to today’s players. From premium hand-carved tonewoods to original inlay detailing, each instrument is made for the best sound, playability and timeless beauty. The Loar pays homage to instruments from the 1920’s and 30’s, an age of outstanding craftsmanship and innovative design. We revive this tradition in order to bring you some of the best-sounding, most beautifully crafted instruments available today.
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