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The Loar Introduces the LM-400 Hand Carved A Mandolin

By Mandolin Cafe
December 2, 2009 - 3:00 pm

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Brisbane Calif. — The Loar has announced the creation of the LM-400, a tribute to classic mandolin design techniques and new hand-carved model from the luthiers at The Loar Hand Carved Workshop.

The LM-400 features a nitrocellulose finish, hand-carved and hand-graduated solid spruce top and flamed Maple back and sides, and abalone/mother-of-pearl fern headstock inlay, assembled with a one-piece, rounded v-profile flamed maple neck and bound rosewood fretboard, compensated ebony bridge and vintage-style tuners.

The nitrocellulose lacquer is thinly sprayed on the vintage sunburst finish and then hand-buffed for a finish that is beautiful and lets the voice of the instrument speak clearly.

The bone nut and ebony bridge allow for the sustain that professional players look for in a high-quality hand-assembled mandolin.

The LM-400 adds to The Loar's existing line of LM-600 and 700 F-style mandolins.

The Loar line of mandolins will be on display for viewing at the member-only National Association of Music Manufacturers (NAMM) show in Anaheim, California, January 14-17, 2010.

Additional information:
The Loar web site


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December 02, 2009 03:24 PM
How much?
Fetch the price for me Mr. Newsfetcher!
PJ Doland
December 02, 2009 03:41 PM
What kind of press-release doesn't include a suggested retail price?
December 02, 2009 05:20 PM
Pre-order price here of $499
Michael Eck
December 03, 2009 09:47 AM
Cool! I've been waiting for word on this.
Capt. E
December 03, 2009 01:02 PM
I understand Kentucky has a new "top of the line" A model as well: the KM 900. Supposed to be carved and braced like their KM 1000.
December 03, 2009 06:09 PM
I talked to my rep today and he says they are still on the water- expected soon in the states.
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