The Loar New "Golden Age" Mandolin
By The Loar Company
October 30, 2006 - 4:00 pm
The Loar "Golden Age" Style Mandolin
Brisbane, Calif. — Embodying the spirit of the rare and costly vintage mandolins from the Golden Age, the new all-solid mandolin from The Loar has high-end features at an affordable price.
The Loar Mandolin (LM-500-VS) features a premium solid spruce top, solid highly-flamed maple back and sides, a flamed maple neck, premium Grover tuners, and an ebony fretboard and bridge. With an Abalone/ M.O.P. Florentine-style headstock inlay designed by Greg Rich, this model fulfills every artistic demand.
Vintage white plastic binding borders the entire instrument with an added black and white inlay on the top, back, headstock, fingerboard and pickguard. The pickguard is the same tortoise-shell plastic as the vintage original, and a reproduction tailpiece with an engraved cover divides the string pressure in the correct manner.
The Loar mandolin is available now and lists at $799.99. Acoustic guitars and custom handmade mandolins are also available from The Loar. The Loar, a division of The Music Link, is the leader in handcrafted musical instruments inspired by the Golden Age.
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