Mandolins can be ridiculously expensive—a lot of work goes into carving those top and back plates! For many years, we searched for the right balance of cost and features, and to be honest we didn't think we would ever find a good "affordable" mandolin. Well, that all changed when we discovered The Loar at the NAMM show in 2018.
The Loar LM-590 features a hand-carved solid Spruce top and a hand-carved solid Maple back. In our years of searching, we've discovered the top and back are the most critical components of the mandolin, and solid wood sounds so much better than heavy multi-ply laminate materials.
Unlike other brands, The Loar is able to deliver all-solid construction in an F-Style package. Let's face it, the pros play F models. It's what you've seen on stage and in photos, and that shape is what we all really want our mandolin to look like. Too often, beginning players compromise for a more affordable A-model, but the LM-590 lets you get the tone and feel of a high-dollar, all-solid F-Style mandolin at a reasonable price.
The Loar LM-590 is finished in a thin satin sunburst, which helps the solid woods open up and sound like they should. It's a mandolin that looks the part, plays great, and sounds like it should. If you need a quality mandolin with the right features at a price that won't break the bank, look no further—the LM-590 has you covered!
- Design: F-Style
- Top: Solid Hand-Carved Spruce
- Back & Sides: Solid Hand-Carved Maple
- Neck: Hard Rock Maple
- Fretboard: Padauk
- Headstock Inlay: "The Loar" Mother-of-Pearl
- Finish Type: Satin
- Finish Options: Tobacco Sunburst
- Tuning Machines: Grover w/ Pearloid Buttons
- Scale Length: 13-3/4"
- Binding: Ivoroid
- Bridge: Compensated Adjustable Ebony
- Nut: Bone, 1-1/8"