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The Loar LM-700-VS Giveaway

By Mandolin Cafe
August 19, 2014 - 12:30 pm

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The Loar LM-700-VS

The Loar LM-700-VS

Hayward, Calif. — The Loar Mandolins and Mandolin Cafe are combining efforts to give away a brand new LM-700-VS mandolin, the top of the line model from The Loar. The final prize will include an installed pick-up and case making the value of the total giveaway $1,722.98.

Registration for an opportunity to win the LM-700-VS will commence on the Mandolin Cafe home page on September 1, 2014. No purchase is necessary to participate and registration will be open to all visitors, regardless of location. Selection of the winning entry is by random drawing of a single winner on September 22.

In addition to the LM-700-VS mandolin with pick-up and case, the winner also receives two ball caps with The Loar logo to round out their winning entry.

Product Description

The LM-700 is a tribute to classic design techniques. From the hand-carved, hand graduated AAA spruce top and AAA Flamed Maple back and sides to the abalone/mother-of-pearl headstock inlay, these mandolins were built to represent Golden Age craftsmanship updated for the modern era.

Carved and assembled in The Loar Hand Carved Design Workshop, then hand-rubbed with nitrocellulose lacquer for clean warm tone and powerful projection, these mandolins deliver professional-level sound and playability.

The LM-700 is assembled with a one-piece maple neck and bound ebony fretboard, ebony bridge and vintage-style Gotoh tuners, bone nut and ebony bridge.

Today's mandolin players want to jam in an electrified setting or with a larger ensemble, so we'll also install a Fishman bridge pickup into this LM-700-VS and setting it up at our Hayward, California workshop.

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Dave Greenspoon
August 19, 2014 01:43 PM
Kudos to the Cafe for organizing yet another impressive giveaway! This is the top of the line Loar model, and the pickup makes an already excellent mandolin even more versatile. Thank you Scott for all you do!
August 20, 2014 10:19 PM
Great Opportunity - Obviously A Very Nice Mandolin - Thanks To Loar Instruments & Mandolin Cafe - Exciting Contest!
Andy Boden
August 21, 2014 06:43 AM
Obviously a beautiful one-of-a-kind .....

A Loar unto itself

August 21, 2014 09:53 AM
Wow - can't wait to enter! Thanks Cafe for making this possible!
August 21, 2014 09:58 AM
That mandolin is going to make someone happy for a long long time.
August 21, 2014 12:33 PM
I'll put my oar in for the Loar thang! good luck youz!
Raleigh Harwell
August 21, 2014 04:13 PM
Pretty instrument! Hope it finds a good home. Best, Raleigh
Keith Newell
August 21, 2014 04:39 PM
Nice giveaway. The Cafe always has this kind of cool stuff.

Keith Newell
August 23, 2014 12:30 PM
Thanks Mandolin Cafe for a really great contest! The Loar Mandolin LM-700-VS would be a truly great win. I have a lowere end mandolin and wish to upgrade to a really fine instrument someday. This would be the one!
August 23, 2014 05:12 PM
Really interested in the pickup they install!
August 24, 2014 12:45 PM
What if you don't want the pickup?
August 24, 2014 07:25 PM
Very cool

Scott you did it again!! Love this
August 25, 2014 03:49 AM
Quote from UselessMelody: What if you don't want the pickup? End Quote

Sign up for a different free giveaway whistling
August 26, 2014 09:15 AM
Quote from UselessMelody: What if you don't want the pickup? End Quote

You can give the mando to me then. smile
Ben Cooper
August 30, 2014 01:55 PM
Wow! Can't wait to enter!
August 30, 2014 07:10 PM
What a wonderful giveaway, someone will be sooooo lucky! smile
August 31, 2014 12:47 AM
Thanks to Loar and the Cafe for making this available regardless of location. Good luck to all.
August 31, 2014 08:26 AM
Going to enter because a band mate needs this instrument! Thanks for the chance.
August 31, 2014 08:52 AM
Sign me up, grandson seems to like it when I play mandolin! It would be fun to teach him on a decent instrument!
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