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The Loar LM-590-MS Mandolin Introduced

By The Music Link, Inc.
February 24, 2014 - 4:00 pm

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The Loar LM-590 Mandolin

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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Ron McMillan
February 25, 2014 12:37 AM
Looks like a great starter instrument. It also looks like the company has taken note of all the talk about how the thick varnish finishes were muffling their sound, hence the new 'resonant thin satin' finish.
mando-builder
November 07, 2014 10:33 AM
Quote from Ron McMillan: Looks like a great starter instrument. It also looks like the company has taken note of all the talk about how the thick varnish finishes were muffling their sound, hence the new 'resonant thin satin' finish. End Quote

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.
Richard J
December 01, 2014 11:25 AM
Thought I should use post a link about my LM-590 mandolin that I posted last week. I bought it on Nov. 20th, it's now been played for maybe 10 - 12 hours, and it's really opening up already. I did buy a Weber Nymph for it but that's all. So here's the link: http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?111124-My-Loar-LM-590-is-in-the-house. Take care everyone and pick smartly.
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