The Loar LM-520-VS
Performer Series Gloss Vintage Sunburst F-Style Mandolin with Hand-Carved Top


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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 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 mandolin players have come to expect from The Loar.


  • Top:  Solid Hand-Carved, Fully Graduated Spruce Top
  • Back & Sides  Solid Hand-Carved,Fully GraduatedMaple Back,Solid Maple Sides
  • Neck:  Maple w/Rounded "V" Profile
  • Fretboard:  Bound Rosewood
  • 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
  • Frets:  29
  • Binding:  Ivoroid
  • Bridge:  Compensated Adjustable Ebony
  • Upper Bout:  6-3/4"
  • Lower Bout:  10"
  • Nut, Width:  Bone, 1-1/8"
  • Depth:  2-1/2"
  • Body Length:  12-3/4"
  • Total Length:  27-1/4"
  • Pickup:  None
  • Item:  LM-520-VS
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