Item #1579296 Model #LM-520E-VS

The Loar Performer F-Style LM-520E Acoustic-Electric Mandolin Vintage Sunburst Vintage Sunburst


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Ideal for players who want a high-quality, great-sounding hand-carved mandolin.

The hand-carved LM-520E F-model acoustic-electric mandolin is The Loar's response to players' requests for a great-sounding, high-value mandolin with low-key appointments. The LM-520E is carefully assembled in the same hand-carved workshop that gave birth to the industry-leading LM-700-VS, 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 padauk 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. These minimally appointed instruments deliver the high-end tone, chop and projection mandolin players have come to expect from The Loar. This mandolin comes with a USA-installed Fishman Nashville pickup.
  • Top: Hand-carved solid spruce
  • Back & sides Hand-carved solid maple
  • Bracing pattern: Longitudinal tone bars
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Padauk
  • Headstock inlay: None
  • Finish: Gloss vintage sunburst
  • Tuning machines: Nickel with ivory buttons
  • Scale length: 13-29/32"
  • Truss rod: Two-way adjustable
  • Frets: 29
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • Bridge: Ebony, adjustable
  • Nut, width: Bone, 1-1/8"
  • Pickup: Fishman Nashville Mandolin pickup


  • Hand-carved solid spruce top with hand-carved solid maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Padauk fretboard
  • Ebony bridge