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 cut through the other instruments in the group.
The tailpiece is a two piece version with a removable cover plate to allow for quick string changes. The Ebony bridge is height adjustable to customize the action. There is a dual action truss rod installed in the neck. With this you can tweak the relief to your personal preference. The LM-520 mandolin comes strung with D’Addario strings. The Grover tuners are some of the best available, providing precise, stable tuning.
If you are looking for a quality F Model Mandolin, the LM-520 should be at the top of your list!