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The Loar LM-590MS Review

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Submitted by Chappy0168 (see all reviews from this person) on 8/18/2014

Where Purchased: Ebay

Year Purchased: 2014
Price Paid: 350.00 ($US)


It has a wonderful clear sound. Very bright on the High side but not to low on the low end.

Sound Rating: 10


It did not come set up. I adjusted the inotation and action to my liking.

Setup Rating: 5


This model was developed with the minimalist in mind. The only inlay is the Loar name on the head stock and dots on the fret board. The satin finish stays with the subtle apperance. The subdued finish helps grain of the wood to stand out.

Appearance Rating: 10


The Grover tuners appear to of good quality and in working order. Have not noticed any slipping or binding.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

I have not dealt with the companies warranty. So I can not give a rating on the service.

Customer Service: 5


THe tail bridge may be a little lite. I may look into replacing that in the future but it is of good quality.

Components Rating: 7

Overall Comments

The LM-590 has a great sound and I am very pleased with the purchase. If you are looking for a nice mandolin with not alot of flash I would recommend this one for sure. 

Overall Rating: 10

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