We are preparing a new LM700 for Herschel Sizemore. He is the newest endorsed artist for "The Loar" mandolins. His LM700 is in the shop now being prepared for his use. We are reducing the neck size and giving it a speed neck, installing a Cumberland Acoustic bridge, and doing the needed setup for Hershcel's playing preference.
In the process we tested the finish to answer a couple questions. At some time in the past the finish was a nitro cellulose over a poly base coat. This has changed and the mandolins are now fully nitro cellulose. This makes me very happy.
We will be posting some photos in the near future of his mandolin. This is a nice instrument and I think Herschel will be very happy with his "The Loar".