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The Loar 215 O-Style Small Body Acoustic Guitar Vintage Sunburst 

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The LO-215 is a unique flat top that gives players the chance to enjoy everything great about a small body instrument, but still benefit from the ext...Read More

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The Loar small body 0-style with maple back & sides and a dreadnought scale length.

The LO-215 is a unique flat top that gives players the chance to enjoy everything great about a small body instrument, but still benefit from the extra volume of a longer scale. The LO-215 starts with a solid Sitka spruce top on a classic 0-style body. The dreadnought scale length means more punch and projection than you’d expect from a small-body guitar.

The Sitka spruce combines with the flamed maple back and sides for a bright, sweet tone that’s great for any style of music. The 1-11/16” bone nut is comfortable for either fingerpicking or strumming, and the vintage-style Golden Age tuning machines keep the 215 in tune through extended playing. The ivory body binding gives the LO-215 a refined, classic look that complements the vintage sunburst finish.

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FEATURES
  • Small "0" body design
  • Solid sitka spruce top
  • Maple back & sides
  • Mahogany neck with thick "C" back shape
  • Rosewood fingerboard

Get the best of both compact size and full sound with some vintage vibe thrown in. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

215 O-Style Small Body Acoustic Guitar

  • Body Shape: 0
  • Top Material: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back Material: Maple
  • Side Material: Maple
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Scalloped X-Bracing
  • Top Braces: Sitka Spruce
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Thick C
  • Neck Joint: Dovetail
  • Fretboard Material: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • # Of Frets Clear: 12
  • # Of Frets Total: 19
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Headstock Overlay: Black
  • Headstock Inlay: The Loar Script & Fleur de Lys in Pearl and Abalone
  • Tuning Machines: Golden Age
  • Body Binding: Ivory
  • Rosette: 5 ply
  • Top Purfling: 5 ply
  • Fretboard Inlays: Mother of Pearl dots
  • Fretboard Binding: None
  • Bridge Material: Rosewood
  • Bridge Shape: Straight
  • Saddle: Bone, compensated
  • Bridge Pins & Endpin: Plastic, Ivory Color
  • Pickguard: None
  • Finish: Gloss
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The Loar215 O-Style Small Body Acoustic Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (6)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Stays in tune (5)
  • Fun to play (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (6)
    • Jamming (5)
    • Recording (4)
    • Small venues (4)
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      • Professional musician (3)

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    5.0

    I love this guitar!

    By Wanabenorah

    from B.C. Canada

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about The Loar 215 O-Style Small Body Acoustic Guitar:

    I am just a beginner and this is my second guitar. The first was very cheap and hard to play. I love the feel of this guitar and the sound is fantastic. My skills have really taken off since purchasing The Loar guitar.It is well made and really pretty!!

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    5.0

    So far, so good!

    By sixstringbake

    from Wyoming, PA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about The Loar 215 O-Style Small Body Acoustic Guitar:

      The sound on this little guitar is quite good. The low E string is a bit flat, but I plan to put better strings on in so that will probably help. I like the wider neck, but barre chords play easily. I really like this guitar.

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      4.0

      Played and sounded great....for a minute

      By Blind Willie Pace

      from Baltimore, MD

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Arrived With Nice Setup
      • Good Feel
      • Nice Build Quality
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

      • Bridge Began Lifting

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about The Loar 215 O-Style Small Body Acoustic Guitar:

      Despite the bridge issue, which was a case of insufficient adhesive, I still think this is a sweet guitar. I did not send it back for fear of receiving other problems and I had already fallen in love with this box by way of sound and playability. I couldn't even detect the problem but my luthier showed me how a slip of paper disappeared under the back of the bridge. It's being reattached as I write this. Really can't wait to get it back.

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      5.0

      Wow!

      By JPB

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Loud
      • Rich Sound
      • Solid Build
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

      • Thick Neck

      Best Uses

      • Blues
      • Fingerpicking
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about The Loar 215 O-Style Small Body Acoustic Guitar:

      This sucker is loud! You wouldn't expect it from a small body parlor like this. It has a dreadnought length, which adds a richer tone. It is very mid-rangy which is the nature of these guitars. It will cut through the mix, allowing your sound guy to be a happy man. The guitar itself is beautiful. Bone saddle and nut, all wood, which I can't believe for the price. As soon as you hold it, you feel like Robert Johnson. It is so close to the L-1 in tone and look, some have asked me if that is what it is.

      I have to say I was surprised. I have always been a dreadnought player, but this has been the guitar I have gravitated to for practice. I play it every day. I am putting a piezo pickup in it so I can start using it live.

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      5.0

      great fingerstyle guitar

      By Kalo

      from South Louisiana

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Great Sound And Tone
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

      • Needed Setup

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Old Time Music
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about The Loar 215 O-Style Small Body Acoustic Guitar:

      This is a fine reproduction of a 1924 Gibson Nick Lucas. The maple is bright and punchy with a lot of clarity. The build techniques, bracing and sound are very reminiscent of my old '36 L OO.
      The neck feels great, kinda chunky but a good grip especially in first position. Well crafted, lovely instrument

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      5.0

      Amazing for the money

      By wvfiddler

      from West Virginia

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Affordable
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Quality Materials Build
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about The Loar 215 O-Style Small Body Acoustic Guitar:

        I was intrigued by these guitars when I saw them on the site, and I have been looking for a less-irreplacable version of my small-bodied Gibson & Kalamazoo flattopsy hour under. This little machine is a jewel, plays great, feels great, looks great, and it gets warmer and more open with every hour of play.

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