The Loar LM-520 Performer F-Style Mandolin


The Loar LM-520 Performer F-Style Mandolin


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  • Description

    The hand-carved LM-520 F-model mandolin is The Loar's response to players' requests for a great-sounding, high-value mandolin with low key appointments.

    The LM-520 is carefully assembled in the same hand-carved workshop that gave birth to the LM-400 and 700, and has a similar hand-carved, fully graduated spruce top. The solid maple back is also hand-carved, and the solid maple sides complete the all-solid 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 mandolin players have come to expect from The Loar.

    Get your The Loar LM-520 Performer F-Style Mandolin today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.
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  • Specification

    Body Size/Shape F-Style
    Body Wood Solid Hand-Carved, Fully Graduated Maple Back, Solid Maple Sides
    Top Solid Hand-Carved, Fully Graduated Spruce Top
    Top/Body Finish Gloss Vintage Sunburst
    Neck Wood Maple
    Neck Shape Rounded V
    Neck Finish Gloss Vintage Sunburst
    Scale Length 13-3/4"
    Fingerboard Rosewood
    Number Of Frets 29
    Nut Width 1-1/8"
    Bridge Type Compensated Adjustable Ebony
    Nut & Saddle Bone Nut
    Tuning Machines Grover with Pearloid Buttons
    Electronics None
    Orientation Right-Handed
    Case/Bag Included No
    Model LM-520
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    Warranty Info:

    Limited Lifetime Warranty

    Each instrument is warranted to the original purchaser to be free from defects in material and workmanship. This warranty is only valid with an original sales receipt from an authorized The Loar dealer. This warranty is non transferable. For warranty service please send an email to including the item # of the product, the issue needing warranty service, and an image or copy of the original purchase receipt. A customer service representative from The Loar will then respond and process all necessary information.

    The Loar, at its option, will either repair or replace the defective product. All replacements are subject to item availability. If any product is deemed not defective, The Loar shall so advise the purchaser and shall dispose of said product in accordance with the purchaser's instructions and at the purchaser's cost.

    This warranty shall not apply to wearable parts. These items include, but are not limited to, strings and frets. This warranty shall not apply if the product has, at any time, been misused or damaged as a result of neglect, abuse, improper handling or storage, accident or causes external to the product, such as, but not limited to, excessive heat or humidity. Unauthorized repair or modification render the warranty void.

    The Purchaser is responsible for all shipping costs associated with the warranty service. Items must be safely packed in double box packaging and The Loar recommends confirming shipping insurance for the value of the instrument with the end user’s chosen shipping company. The Loar’s sole and exclusive maximum liability for any claim by the Purchaser, shall not exceed the wholesale value for the product. In no event shall The Loar be liable for any indirect, incidental, collateral, exemplary, or consequential damages or losses arising out of the Purchaser’s purchase of the product. The above limitation may not apply in some states.

    All instruments manufactured by The Loar are covered by the Limited Lifetime Warranty.

    Due to the nature of nitrocellulose lacquer, instruments finished in nitrocellulose are not warrantied for finish issues. The standard Limited Lifetime Warranty applies to the instrument body and all hardware of nitrocellulose-finished instruments.