Abalone/Mother-of-Pearl Modern Flowerpot Inlay
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Professional F-Style Mandolin

The LM-600 hand-carved, nitrocellulose-finished F-model mandolin is a tribute to classic design techniques. From the hand-carved, hand-graduated solid spruce top and solid maple back and sides to the abalone/mother-of-pearl headstock inlay, these mandolins were built to represent Golden Age craftsmanship updated for the modern era.

The Loar Hand Carved Workshop

Carved and assembled in The Loar Hand Carved Design Workshop, then hand-rubbed with nitrocellulose lacquer, the LM-600 has an authentic pre-war-style bark that will impress even the most avid vintage purist.

Hand-Assembled and Finished

The LM-600 is assembled with a rounded “V” profile maple neck and bound ebony fretboard, compensated ebony bridge and vintage-style Gotoh tuning machines. 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 mandolin and then hand-buffed for a finish that is beautiful and lets the voice of the instrument speak clearly.

About The Loar

Inspired by the pioneering designs of the Golden Age, guitars and mandolins by The Loar combine expert craftsmanship and classic designs with upgraded features to appeal to today’s players. From premium hand-carved tonewoods to original inlay detailing, each instrument is made for the best sound, playability and timeless beauty. The Loar pays homage to instruments from the 1920’s and 30’s, an age of outstanding craftsmanship and innovative design. We revive this tradition in order to bring you some of the best-sounding, most beautifully crafted instruments available today.

Specifications
  • Top: Solid Hand-Carved, Fully Graduated Spruce
  • Back: Solid Hand-Carved, Figured Maple
  • Sides: Solid Maple
  • Neck: Figured Maple with Rounded “V” Profile
  • Fretboard: Bound Ebony
  • Headstock Inlay: Abalone/Mother-of-Pearl Modern Flowerpot
  • Finish Type: Hand-Buffed Nitrocellulose
  • Finish Option: Vintage Sunburst
  • Tuning Machines: Gotoh Nickel-Plated Reverse Gear
  • Scale Length: 13-29/32″
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1-1/8″
  • Truss Rod: Two way Adjustable
  • Frets: 29
  • Binding: Ivory
  • Bridge: Compensated Adjustable Ebony
The Loar Mandolins

The Loar mandolins marry high-end hand-carved tonewoods to vintage-inspired designs. From exquisitely appointed to stripped-down but elegant, each has the tone and chop professional players expect from a world-class instrument.

The Loar F-Style Mandolins
LM-370-VSM
LM-500-VS
LM-520-VS
LM-600-VS
LM-700-VS

Solid Hand-Carved, Fully Graduated Spruce Top

Solid Maple Back and Sides

Scooped Fretboard

Compensated Adjustable Ebony Bridge

Ebony Fretboard

Hand-Buffed Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish

Gold-Plated Hardware

Gloss Finish

Product Features

  • Solid Hand-Carved Spruce Top
  • Solid Hand-Carved Figured Maple Back and Sides
  • One-Piece Flamed Maple Neck with Rounded “V” Profile
  • Gotoh Tuning Machines
  • Hand-Buffed Nitrocellulose Lacquer Sunburst Finish