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    Hi folks, I have another question. Is the nut wider on The Loar mandolins? I have heard that is true. If so, is it very much wider?


    The reason I asked is that I played around with two The Loar mandolins today and they were very comfortable to play, even with my large hands.

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    Default Re: Is the nut wider on The Loar?

    Quote Originally Posted by DocT View Post
    Hi folks, I have another question. Is the nut wider on The Loar mandolins? I have heard that is true. If so, is it very much wider?


    The reason I asked is that I played around with two The Loar mandolins today and they were very comfortable to play, even with my large hands.
    I just went on their web-site. Arbitrarily looked at the specs for the LM-520, 590, 600 and 700. All were 1 1/8" nuts, which I would call "standard." Described the necks as being, "rounded V profile." Could just be that the profile made them feel more comfortable to you?
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    All of The Loar's are specced at 1-1/8", but the F styles have consistently run a little wider than that. They also have more girth to the neck than average. Not by much on recent versions. THere are also some differneces between the models. The necks are not identical accross the range.
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    Thank you both for the responses. I have a lot to learn.

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