The Loar LM-290 Contemporary A-Style Mandolin

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A fun, affordable hand-carved mandolin built to inspire.

The LM-290's top is hand-carved from solid spruce, and the back and sides are hand-carved from solid maple. The flat fretboard extension provides maximum picking clearance so players can feel comfortable going all the way up the classic v-neck. We've added some other impressive features, including Grover reverse-gear tuning machines and a satin tobacco sunburst finish.

Despite its stripped down vibe, the LM-290 retains the essentials of a great sounding mandolin, and the solid hand carved woods really open up under the thin satin finish.

  • Top: Solid hand-carved spruce
  • Back & sides: Solid hand-carved maple
  • Neck: Hard rock maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Headstock Inlay: "The Loar" mother-of-pearl
  • Finish type: Satin
  • Finish options: Tobacco sunburst
  • Tuning machines: Grover with pearloid buttons
  • Scale length: 13-3/4"
  • Truss rod: 2-way adjustable
  • Frets: 20
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • Bridge: Compensated adjustable ebony
  • Upper bout:
  • Lower bout: 10"
  • Nut, width: Bone, 1-1/8"
  • Depth: 2-1/2"
  • Body length: 12-3/4"
  • Total length: 27-1/4"

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