The LM-700 is a new hand carved, limited-edition F-style mandolin model from The Loar.
The top is made from high quality spruce and hand graduated for thickness. The back and sides are flame maple and the neck is made from a single piece of straight grain maple. Each instrument is finished with a hand-rubbed lacquer finish.
An ebony fingerboard is installed with simple dot inlays, and the headstock overlay features an floral pattern made from both abalone and mother of pearl. The bridge is ebony and the tuners are vintage style Gotohs.
The LM-700 carries a retail price of $1399.99, with a deluxe hard shell case. Only a limited number of these instruments will be made, but no specific number has been announced.
A prototype was displayed at the 2008 IBMA trade show in Nashville, and production models will soon be available through dealers.