The New LH-302T

Thinbody Archtop Cutaway

From smoother acoustic tones to aggressive power chords, The Loar thinbody archtops deliver style, elegance and power for players who want true vintage inspiration in an impressive package. The LH-302T thinbody archtop with dual humbuckers is available in vintage sunburst or gloss black finishes.


Aaron Gillespie

& the LO-215

Please welcome singer/songwriter Aaron Gillespie (Underoath, The Almost) to The Loar Family. Aaron plays the Small Body LO-215.


Shovels & Rope

Live on Letterman

The Loar artists perform with the LH-301T on the Late Show with David Letterman.


Winter NAMM 2015

Anaheim, Ca.

Get the lowdown on our new releases from Winter NAMM 2015! Marketing Director Ashley Atz and Product Development Director Travis Atz introduce new electrics from The Loar, the fully hollow LH-302TC and 304TC.

VINTAGE GUITAR - Aug. 2012 Issue

LH-309 GUITAR GETS RAVE REVIEW IN VINTAGE GUITAR

Check out this great review of the LH-309 archtop from Vintage Guitar magazine.


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The Loar Store

Now Open!


Come one, come all!

Doors are open at The Loar Store! Don't miss your chance to pick up some hats and stickers.


William Fitzsimmons

& the LH-600

Please welcome singer/songwriter William Fitzsimmons to The Loar Family. William plays the All Solid Archtop LH-600.


The LH-304T

Thinbody Archtop Cutaway

From smoother acoustic tones to aggressive power chords, The Loar thinbody archtops deliver style, elegance and power for players who want true vintage inspiration in an impressive package. The LH-304T thinbody archtop with dual humbuckers is available in vintage sunburst or gloss black finishes.


LM-700

Supreme Series Mandolin

The LM-700 is a tribute to classic design techniques. From the hand-carved, hand graduated AAA spruce top and AAA Flamed Maple back and sides to the abalone/mother-of-pearl headstock inlay, these mandolins were built to represent Golden Age craftsmanship updated for the modern era.

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The LH-279 Archtop

Summer NAMM 2015


Premier Guitar checks out the LH-279
at Summer NAMM 2015

The classic high output and articulate treble response of P-90s are an ideal match to the maple top and maple back and sides, giving players a wide variety of tonal options for a broad spectrum of musical styles.


Newport Folk Festival

Newport, Rhode Island - July 2015

See some shots of The Loar artists performing at the festival


The LM-375

Grassroots F-Style Mandolin

Our Grassroots Series delivers the tone, style and vibe today's mandolin players want from their instruments. We've hand-carved the spruce tops to optimize each instrument's individual character and the flamed maple back and sides deliver stripped-down luxury and fundamental mandolin tone.

The Loar Store

Shop Now!


Come one, come all!

Doors are open at The Loar Store! Don't miss your chance to pick up some hats and stickers.

2010 GUITAR OF THE YEAR

 

LH-200 IS THE 2010 GUITAR OF THE YEAR - ACOUSTIC GUITAR FORUM

"The Loar has created some easy-to-play, good sounding instruments that are well-built and reliable - at a price point that makes it tempting to own several different models from their line-up."


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The Loar Presents

William Fitzsimmons



Live Performance

The Loar artist William Fitzsimmons paid us a visit to perform a stirring version of his song "Pittsburgh" on the LH-200-FE3.


ReverbNation Inside Look:

Sammy Brue

The Loar artist Sammy Brue sits down with Craig Shelburne in Nashville to talk about songwriting, recording, and being a 14-year-old in the music industry.


The LH-200

Solid Top Small Body

Inspired by the historic craftsmanship and design of the Golden Age, The Loar LH-200 is an acoustic guitar with a classic pre-war body style, outstanding features, and a throaty, full-bodied tone.

The Supreme Mandolin

LM-700


Carved and assembled in the Loar Hand Carved Design Workshop, then hand-rubbed with nitrocellulose lacquer for clean warm tone and powerful projection, these mandolins deliver professional-level sound and playability.

Get 25% Off

Your Entire Order

For A Limited Time Only


Use discount code “FALL25” at The Loar Store to get 25% off your entire order through Friday, November 6th!

RECREATING AMERICAN CLASSICS


RECREATING AMERICAN CLASSICS

"The Loar has introduced two hand-carved 16-inch guitars, the LH-600 and LH-700. Both are quite impressive and offer quality and tone far beyond their low price tags... The overall workmanship on these instruments is amazing"


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Winter NAMM 2015

Anaheim, Ca




VINTAGE GUITAR

LH-200 GUITAR GETS RAVE REVIEW IN VINTAGE GUITAR

The Loar's LH-200 Acoustic Guitar gets an incredible review in the July 08 issue of Vintage Guitar.

In a feature called "Blues Guitars On a Budget," the magazines says the LH-200 "plays well, sounds great, and leaves a striking visual impression with the generous shellwork on the headstock."


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History Repeats Itself

Acoustic Guitar Magazine - February 2015


Acoustic Guitar Magazine interviews The Loar's Director of Product Development Travis Atz about his formative experiences with instrument building and what it takes to deliver guitars and mandolins that get players excited.



GUITAR WORLD ACOUSTIC

ARCHTOP ACOUSTIC REVIEWED IN GUITAR WORLD ACOUSTIC

The June 2007 issue of Guitar World Acoustic reviews The Loar LH-500 Archtop.

Reviewer Adam Perlmutter says, "As one of the only affordable traditional archtops on the market, it is perfect for both a working jazzer or a player who's just starting to get into that swing thing."


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ACOUSTIC GUITAR


ARCHTOP ACOUSTIC REVIEWED IN ACOUSTIC GUITAR

The February 2007 issue of Acoustic Guitar reviews The Loar LH-500 Archtop.

Reviewer Michael John Simmons says, "Until Music Link began offering the LH-500, it was virtually impossible to find an inexpensive, high-quality guitar inspired by the classic L-5."


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GUITAR ONE AWARD


MARK OF EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR LH-200

The Holiday 2006 issue of Guitar One reviews The Loar LH-200 and gives it the Mark of Excellence award.

Reviewer Douglas Baldwin says, "This is a modestly priced guitar that may make you rethink what constitutes greatness in a musical instrument."


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LH-204

Small Body Acoustic


You don't have to go down to the crossroads to get vintage-style blues sound any longer. The new LH-204 Brownstone has tone as dark and meaty as the turned earth you can see from your front porch. You want the blues? The LH-204's got 'em.

Based on the award winning LH-200, the Brownstone has a solid Sitka spruce top, mahogany back, sides and neck and a rosewood fretboard in a classic pre-war body style. We've finished the body with a brown satin finish and a vintage-style bound soundhole. The low-key headstock design is a simple gold logo decal that gives a nod to the guitar's rootsy heritage.

With a 1-11/16” bone nut, 25.4” scale and comfortable C profile neck, the tone and vibe of the LH-204 drip with the blues style that many consider to be the foundation of all guitar music since.


The Brownstone is available in brown satin finish with an ivoroid bound soundhole.


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Specifications & Features

Item: The Brownstone LH-204-BR Small Body Acoustic
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany, C-Shape
Fretboard: Rosewood
Headstock Inlay: None
Finish Type: Satin
Finish Options: Brown
Tuning Machines: TonePros TPKR3-N
Scale Length: 25.4”
Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
Frets: 19, Medium
Binding: Ivory
Bridge: Straight Rosewood
Upper Bout: 10.75”
Lower Bout: 14.75”
Nut, Width: Bone, 43mm
Depth: 4.25”
Body Length: 19.75”
Total Length: 40.75”
Pickup: None