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The Loar LM-500-VS

F-Mandolin

  • Arched spruce top
  • Curved solid maple back
  • Solid maple sides
  • Ivoroid binding
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Scale: 350 mm
  • 23 Frets
  • Nut width: 28.6 mm
  • Compensated ebony bridge
  • Grover machine heads
  • Colour: Vintage Sunburst high-gloss
  • Matching gig bag: Article Nr: 152480 (not included)
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  • Folk
  • Strumming
  • Traditional

Further information

Shape F Mandoline
Colour Sunburst
Body Maple
Top Spruce
Neck Maple
Pickup System No
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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A lot of bang for your buck

Pontus J., 09.09.2013
Surprisingly well crafted and well sounding, considering the very reasonable price. Adjust bridge to your preference, tune up and you are ready to go. Very nice finish and good tone. Get the classic bluegrass look, feel and sound for a steal. More value for money than any budget mandolins I have seen and I have seen a few.
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Doubtful

Uwe3884, 28.02.2016
Of the specifications exactly as I would like "my" f-style mandolin: vollmassiv, scalloped ebony fingerboard, ebony bridge, bone saddle, good mechanics.
Unfortunately in the work quite amateurishly implemented:
- the saddle must be re-scored by some,
- the ebony bridge is of fairly moderate quality: quite roughly worked, not adapted to the ceiling (between ceiling and foot of the bridge, light shines through), the distance of the strings is about 3.0mm (ee) and 3.5mm (Gg) is too large.
- the string holder does not lie fully against the frame, but is bulged and is only attached to the screw connections.
- the lacquer is good where it can be polished by machine. There, where it was not possible to machine polish, but under all sow: inside the screw there are only 1-2mm thick paint drops (no runners but real warts), which were not polished or polished. Ok, at first sight not visible, but once you have seen it, it attracts the view again and again.

I like the LM-500 very well: nice balanced. However in the delivery condition not louder than my current cheap mandolin - I had promised me more.

In so far: with a good setup with the local instrument maker certainly a great mandolin, if one can ignore the optical inadequacies.
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