The Loar LM 520E Electric Mandolin

The Loar


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Fishman Pickup, Case and extensive setup included!

Before you buy an LM-520 somewhere else, pay close attention to the level of setup and return policy offered. There is a good reason Folkmusician is the #1 The Loar dealer.

This model starts with the best selling LM-520 mandolin and adds a FIshman Nashville pickup for players that are performing and need to plug in. In addition to be able to amplify, the Fishman bridge is also an upgrade over the original.  The mandolin has a 1/4" endpin jack.

The new hand-carved 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 new 520 is carefully assembled in the same hand-carved workshop that gave birth to the LM-400 and 700, and have similar hand-carved, fully graduated spruce tops.  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.

Mandolin Setup

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Mandolin Setup  (performed by Folkmusician)

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