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The Loar LM-520E-VS Performer Mandolin, F-Style, All Solid Hand Carved w/ Fishman Nashville Pickup

Short Description*The Loar LM-520E-VS is a professional grade Carved Top F-Style Mandolin with a Fishman Nashville bridge pickup ideal for the touring musician and the local player alike!


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MSRP: Old Price $999.99 Discounted Price $749.99 Save : $250.00 (25%)
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MSRP: Old Price $999.99 Discounted Price $749.99 Save : $250.00 (25%)
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The Loar’s LM-520E-VS F-Style Mandolin with Fishman’s Nashville bridge pickup is a professional-grade mandolin with authentic mandolin “chop” and easy plug-and-play electronics. The hand carved solid spruce top is tonally superior to any pressed solid mandolin top, The Loar’s reputable build quality is evident in each curve of the body, and the Fishman Nashville bridge pickup is stage ready. For the touring musician with hundreds of dates per year, or the local player needing a pro-level stage mandolin, the LM-520E-VS delivers.

Hand-Carved Solid Spruce Top
For any arched top instrument, hand carving a bookmatched piece of solid spruce has been the path to best tone for hundreds of years. The Loar has embraced the century of mandolin knowledge and has made real tone a standard spec on every single The Loar mandolin. Carving by hand allows the natural fibers and grain to be preserved, letting the strings’ vibrations travel freely and fully resulting in that real mandolin “chop.”

Professional Grade Build Quality
In addition to the Hand Carved solid spruce top, the LM-520E-VS features an equally exquisitely graduated Hand Carved solid maple back and solid maple sides. This attention to quality materials gives a professional level sound at a fraction of the price. The proper graduations of the top and back to be thinner at the edges is only possible with high level human craftspeople.

Fishman Nashville Pickup
Fishman has been a leader in acoustic amplification since their inception, and they’ve captured the sonic essence of an acoustic mandolin with the Nashville series bridge pickup. The Loar has installed the Nashville pickup with a permanent endpin jack, resulting in easy plug-and-play capability that works every time you take the stage.

  • hand-carved, fully graduated spruce top
  • solid maple back is also hand-carved, and the solid maple sides
  • maple neck
  • compensated adjustable ebony bridge
  • vintage-style Grover tuning machines

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Things You Will Get:

  • Mandolin
  • Truss Rod Wrench

Nice mandolin for the money


I am just learning to play a little mandolin so definitely not qualified to compare this instrument to others. However, I am very pleased with my purchase. This mandolin has a nice sound and appears to be built well, especially for the dollars spent. I would recommend this mandolin to anyone looking for a good sounding instrument under the $1,000 retail mark.




LM-520E-VS Performer Mandolin, F-Style, All Solid Hand Carved w/ Fishman Nashville Pickup

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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
Bracing Tonebars
Cutaway Yes
Top/Body Finish Gloss
Neck Type N/A
Neck Wood Maple
Neck Shape Rounded V
Neck Finish Gloss
Scale Length 13-3/4"
Fingerboard N/A
Fingerboard Radius 10"
Number Of Frets 29
Nut Width 1-1/8"
Bridge Type Compensated Adjustable Ebony
Nut & Saddle Bone
Tuning Machines N/A
Electronics Fishman Nashville Pickup
Orientation Right-Handed
Other Features Neck has a comfortable rounded "V" profile finished, compensated adjustable ebony bridge, vintage-style Grover tuning machines
Case/Bag Included No
Model LM-520E-VS
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 [email protected] 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.

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