The Loar Mandolins are made in China. The Loar operates their own hand-carved workshop there. All but one early model of mandolin is made in this shop. This mandolin was the first LM-500 model. The LM-500 was eventually moved to the new shop as well and all current models are made at the one location. The Loar has risen to become one of the most recommended of the import mandolins and does stand above most of the other instruments manufactured in China.
Folkmusician has been a top Preferred The Loar Dealer from the very beginning. The Loar LM-520-VS has been one of our top selling mandolins for many years.
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