The Loar Releases its new Hand Carved Mandolin LM-300
(ctargia | Posted 2010-07-30)
The Loar releases their first x-braced A-model mandolin, exquisitely hand-carved by their select team of expert luthiers at The Loar Hand Carved Workshop, the birthplace of the best-selling LM-400, 600 and 700 mandolins.
The Loar’s new hand carved A-model mandolin (LM-300-VS) was developed using classic tried-and-true design techniques. With hand-shaped x-bracing and stripped down appointments, the LM-300 gives players the sound they’ve come to expect from The Loar at an unprecedented price point.
Hand-carved and graduated from solid select tonewoods and featuring a lightweight nitrocellulose finish for incredible projection, The Loar’s outstanding new all-solid mandolin is an accurate replica of the original 1920’s F5-style model.
The Loar LM-300 mandolin is assembled with a solid carved spruce top and solid maple back and sides. The maple neck has a comfortable rounded v-profile to fit in the hand perfectly. For players who prefer a more streamlined look, the LM-300 has a single layer of ivoroid binding. High-quality Grover tuners, nickel hardware and an extremely thin polyurethane lacquer finish all combine to make this professional-quality instrument an amazing value and a first for the professional mandolin market.
Made to a 13-29/32” scale length with 29 frets, a bone nut, and a compensated ebony bridge, the LM-300 holds true to the Loar’s quality standards. The LM-300 has a simpler design then the Loar’s usual highly intricate mandolins, allowing the sale price to be an affordable $374.99.
About The Loar
Designed by Greg Rich and inspired by the pioneering designs of the Golden Age, guitars and mandolins by The Loar combine expert craftsmanship and classic designs with upgraded features to appeal to today’s players. From premium tonewoods to original inlay detailing, each instrument is made for the best sound, playability and timeless beauty.
The Loar pays homage to instruments from the 1920’s and 30’s, an age of outstanding craftsmanship and innovative design. The Loar revives this tradition to bring you the best-sounding, most beautifully crafted instruments available today.
The Loar is a division of The Music Link in the U.S.A., and a division of A.X.L. Corp. in international markets.
For more information about The Loar and their acoustic guitars and mandolins, visit TheLoar.com.