Loar Mandolins
Loar LM 300
Loar LM 520
Loar LM 400

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The Mando Shop
518 North Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
kyle@themandoshop.com
850-222-7467

LM 300 VS
LM 400 VS
LM 520 VS
The Loar LM-220 was developed using classic tried-and-true design techniques.  With hand-shaped x-bracing and stripped down appointments, the LM-220 gives players the sound they’ve come to expect from The Loar at an unprecedented price point. The Loar LM-220 mandolin is assembled with a solid carved spruce top and solid maple back and sides.  The maple neck has a comfortable rounded v-profile to fit in the hand perfectly.  For players who prefer a more streamlined look, the LM-220 has a single layer of ivoroid binding.  High-quality Grover tuners, nickel hardware and an extremely thin polyurethane lacquer finish all combine to make this professional-quality instrument an amazing value and a first for the professional mandolin market. 

Developed using classic tried-and-true design techniques and with hand-shaped x-bracing and stripped down appointments, the LM-300 gives players the sound they’ve come to expect from The Loar at an unprecedented price point. The Loar LM-300 mandolin is assembled with a solid carved spruce top and solid maple back and sides.  The maple neck has a comfortable rounded v-profile to fit in the hand perfectly.  For players who prefer a more streamlined look, the LM-300 has a single layer of ivoroid binding.  High-quality Grover tuners, nickel hardware and an extremely thin polyurethane lacquer finish all combine to make this professional-quality instrument an amazing value and a first for the professional mandolin market. 

The Loar’s new hand carved, nitrocellulose-finished A-model LM-400 mandolin is a tribute to classic design techniques. From the hand-carved, hand graduated solid spruce top and Flamed Maple back and sides to the abalone/mother-of-pearl fern headstock inlay, these mandolins update Golden Age craftsmanship for the modern era. Carved and assembled in the Loar Hand Carved Design Workshop, then hand-rubbed with nitrocellulose lacquer for clean warm tone and powerful projection, the all new A-model gives players the “chop” that could only be previously found in instruments that were decades-old. The Loar LM-400 mandolin is assembled with a one-piece, rounded v-profile flamed maple neck and bound rosewood fretboard, compensated ebony bridge and vintage-style tuners. The bone nut and ebony bridge allow for the singing sustain that professional players look for in a high-quality hand-assembled mandolin. The nitrocellulose lacquer is thinly sprayed on the vintage sunburst finish and then hand-buffed for a finish that is beautiful and lets the voice of the instrument speak clearly.

The Loar LM-500 is hand-assembled in The Loar design studios. We've carefully crafted the LM-500 with a hand-carved solid spruce top and hand-carved figured maple back and sides. The LM-500's 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 LM-500's aesthetics have been modernized, including an all-new “Fleur-de-Lys” style headstock inlay for a more contemporary look. A one-piece figured maple neck, bound ebony fretboard, Grover tuning machines and an ebony bridge round out the list of impressive features on this beautiful mandolin.

The new hand-carved Loar LM-520 F-model mandolin is our response to players’ requests for a value priced mandolin with more stripped down appointments yet a similar sound to our best-selling Loar LM-600 and LM-400 mandolins. The solid maple back of each instrument is also hand carved, and the solid maple sides complete the package.  The maple neck has a comfortable rounded “V” profile finished with a rosewood 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 the music community has come to expect from The Loar.

Hand-carved and graduated from solid select tonewoods and featuring a lightweight nitrocellulose finish for incredible projection, The Loar’s outstanding new all-solid mandolin is an accurate replica of the original 1920’s F5-style model. The Loar LM-600 mandolin is an instrument you have to hear to believe. The hand-buffed tobacco sunburst finish with nitrocellulose lacquer provides a vintage sheen and an authentic pre-war-style bark that will impress even the most avid vintage purist. The LM-600 also features a solid hand-carved spruce top, solid hand-carved highly-flamed maple back and sides, a one-piece maple neck with rounded ‘V’ profile, bound ebony fretboard and an abalone and mother-of-pearl custom flower pot headstock inlay.

From the hand-carved, hand graduated AAA spruce top and AAA Flamed Maple back and sides to the abalone/mother-of-pearl headstock inlay, the Loar LM-700 mandolins were built to represent Golden Age craftsmanship updated for the modern era. These mandolins offer sounds that could only be previously found in instruments that were decades-old. The LM-700 mandolin is assembled with a one-piece maple neck and bound ebony fretboard, ebony bridge and vintage-style Gotoh tuners. The bone nut and ebony bridge allow for the singing sustain and sharp “chop” that professional players look for in a high-quality mandolin.
Loar LM 500
LM 500 VS
Loar Instruments
Loar LM 500
LM 600  VS
Loar LM 300
Loar LM 400
LM 600 BK
LM 700 VS