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Altman F-5 Mandolins

Loar Series


Here is Bob's recreation of the Legendary 1922 Loars. The best you can get without owning the originals. Sound and look to match anything out there. If you want the Loar sound, here it is.

Hold one and you'll understand!

Altman F-5 Specifications: 

  • Soundboard Red or Engleman spruce

  • Back sides and neck Curly or quilted Maple

  • Tone bars 50 year plus Red spruce

  • Head and point blocks mahogany

  • Tail block 5 ply

  • Grained ivoroid binding

  • Ebony fingerboard and headstock veneer

  • Abalone flower pot or fern headstock inlay

  • Bone or pearl nut

  • Jescar EVO gold frets

  • Waverly tuning machines

  • Bill James tailpiece

  • Brazilian or ebony end pin with Parisian eye inlay

  • D’Addario EJ 74 or 75 strings

  • Ebony adjustable bridge

  • Loar style sunburst with hand rubbed oil varnish

  • Calton case

  • Free shipping in USA

Our F5 mandolins at Altman Guitars are of the highest quality. With top-of-the-line materials and a highly qualified team, we guarantee complete satisfaction.

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