The Loar LM-520-VS
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Hand-Carved Solid Spruce Top
Hand-Carved Solid Maple Back & Sides
Maple Neck with Thin ”V” Profile
1-1/8” Nut Width
Available w/ Fishman Pickup (LM-520E-VS)
Vintage Sunburst Finish
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.
Model Number: LM-520-VS
Model Name: Performer F-Style
Top: Hand-Carved Solid Spruce
Back & Sides Hand-Carved Solid Maple
Bracing Pattern: Longitudinal Tone Bars
Headstock Inlay: None
Finish: Gloss Vintage Sunburst
Tuning Machines: Nickel with Ivory Buttons
Scale Length: 13-29/32"
Truss Rod: Two-way adjustable
Bridge: Ebony, adjustable
Nut, Width: Bone, 1-1/8"
Pickup Model: LM-520E-VS