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 LM-400 and 700, 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.
-Hand-Carved Solid Spruce Top
-Hand-Carved Solid Maple Back & Sides
-Maple Neck with Thin ”V” Profile
-1-1/8” Nut Width
The LM-520 Performer features a hand-carved spruce top with solid maple back and sides for traditional mandolin tone and chop. Perfect for players who want a high-quality, great-sounding hand-carved mandolin but don't need all the bells and whistles.
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"
Pickup: Available With Fishman Nashville Pickup
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