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 the player's hand.
Removal of the fretboard extension beyond the 20th fret allows for easy strumming without the classic problem of getting hung up on the extended upper frets.
Grassroots Series mandolins are finished with Grover tuners, D'Addario strings and our unique "Harp" headstock logo.
The Loar Grassroots Series mandolins start at a street price of $299.99 and come with The Loar's industry-leading lifetime warranty.