Re: New The Loar LM-500
I try to buy american when I can but sometimes money dictates purchase. That being said, I have a 500vs and am very happy with it. In my opinion, "the Loar" mandolins are very comparable to many higher end instruments, but you give up resale value. Is it made in the usa? NO!!! But they are hands down the best bang for the buck and with a good set up and a talented player, they can soar right up there with the top dogs imo. And the 500vs deffinately has the tone
I was told my mandolin playing was terrible. So, I played my guitar for them and all of the sudden they were happy to hear my mandolin again!
"The Loar" 500vs