2010s Loar LM-700 F-Style Carved-Top Mandolin

While the label in the bass f-hole seems to read "IM-100/VA" this is pretty clearly an LM-700 model. These are really popular instruments and, when you have one in-hand, you can see why -- they're carved-top/carved-back, have that midsy, punchy, bitey, bluegrass tone, and they look good as well. I think all mandolin players (myself included) get scroll envy and mandolins like this guy don't help the situation as they're affordable as well.

This one's quite clean but is missing its original pickguard (these are almost always yanked) and I replaced a broken saddle/bridge topper with an ebony one I made myself for it. If you know Gibson-style adjustable bridges, you know that about 30% of them fail over time, splitting along the grain. It's typical.

Post-setup work, it plays perfectly and sounds great.

Repairs included: new bridge top/saddle, setup.

Top wood: solid carved spruce

Back & sides wood: solid carved flamed maple

Bracing type: tonebar

Bridge: rosewood base (stained), ebony top

Fretboard: ebony

Neck wood: maple

Action height at 12th fret:
hair-under 1/16" (fast)
String gauges: 36w-10 lights

Neck shape: medium C/soft V

Board radius: flat

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: smallish

Scale length: 13 3/4"

Nut width: 1 1/8"

Body width: 9 3/4"

Body depth: 1 5/8" + arching

Weight: 2 lbs 6 oz

Condition notes: it's in nearly "as-new" condition save that the pickguard is missing and I replaced the broken bridge top/saddle with a new compensated ebony one. There are a few very minor nicks to the binding around the edges.

It comes with: its original hard case in good shape.