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The Loar LM-600-VS Mandolin Review

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How often can you find a professional quality mandolin with these features, and at a price that is this affordable? The Loar LM– 600-VS mandolin is perfectly at home on stage or in the recording studio.   Professional players are attracted to the larger fret size The Loar uses. This allows players to fret cleanly with less force. In addition to allowing the player to play more complex pieces, this also results in less fatigue. Very important when you're on stage for hours at a time! The 1/8 inch nut width feels perfect in your hand and allows for clean, fast...

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The Loar lm-520-vs Mandolin

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The Loar LM-520-VS mandolin is fully carved from solid woods. The tuners are top level Grover machine heads and the mandolin features a bone nut, ebony bridge and a lifetime warranty. The LM-520 F-model mandolin was introduced in late 2010 and quickly became the top F-style at the price point.  The quality of construction, playability and tone are exceptional for the price.   Players like the larger fretwire used on this mandolin. Players have also been pleased with the neck profile.  The LM-520 has a nice classic bluegrass tone, allowing it to get a nice woody chop as well as...

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The Loar introduces the Grassroots Series

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Hayward, Calif. — The Loar introduces the Grassroots Series — two all-new mandolins for 2014 that are carefully crafted to deliver high-end sound in a low-key package. Both models were announced and on display at this past week's NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Grassroots Series mandolins are available in traditional A- and F-style body shapes, and are based on classic Golden Era designs and given a modern touch by eliminating the fretboard extension and finishing in vintage sunburst matte. Tops are hand-carved spruce to optimize each instrument's individual character, and the thin "V" profile of the maple neck fits comfortably in...

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What is the best beginner mandolin?

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What is the best beginner mandolin? If you have recently caught the mandolin bug, you may be wondering what the best beginner mandolin is. While some folks recommend an F-style mandolin (especially for bluegrass), in the lower price ranges it’s generally a good idea to go with an a style.

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A vs F style mandolin

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A vs F style mandolin What is the biggest difference between A style and F style mandos other than shape? The A vs F style mandolin debate has been going on for nearly 100 years. The F style mandolin as we know it was invented in 1923. It did take a few more years before it caught on and became the standard. While originally developed for classical music, the popularity of the F-style really took off shortly after bluegrass gained popularity. The scroll and point has nothing to do with the sound of the mandolin. In Fact, the scroll and...

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