The Loar LM-590-MS Mandolin Introduced
By The Music Link, Inc.
February 24, 2014 - 4:00 pm
The Loar LM-590 Mandolin
Hayward, Calif. — The Music Link Corporation has announced the availability of The Loar LM-590-MS Mandolin, a solid hand-carved instrument in a resonant thin satin finish with ultra-clean aesthetics, displayed recently at the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.
The LM-590's top is hand-carved from solid spruce, and the back and sides are hand-carved from solid maple. The flat fretboard extension provides maximum picking clearance so players can feel comfortable going all the way up the classic v-neck.
Additional features include Grover reverse-gear tuning machines and a satin tobacco sunburst finish.
Despite its stripped down vibe, the LM-590 retains the essentials of a great sounding mandolin, and the solid hand carved woods really open up under the thin satin finish.
The LM-590 is also available as an A-model mandolin (LM-290) in the familiar, simpler shape with identical specs.
The Contemporary F-style LM-590 has a street price of $599.99 and comes with The Loar's industry-leading lifetime warranty.
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I just bought one from a small shop in Littleton MA. Overpaid by about $50 but well worth it to keep it local. It has serious bite, and will sound even better once I get it set up. It's at my repair guy right now, getting dialed in. It also came with a serious hard shell case, uncommon from my experience with the sub-$1000 mandos. I am partial to gloss finishes, and I prefer having a fretboard extension, but it's got a very nice feel and plays great.