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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.

Case sold separately.

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 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (8)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Stays in tune (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Jamming (7)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

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5.0

Correction to previous rating

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from Morgan City, LA

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

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

    My previous review rated this at 4 stars, which was an error. I was unable to correct it when I submitted the review. This guitar is a 5 star and all other comments as previously stated are accurate

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    4.0

    Outstanding sound and value

    By 

    from Morgan City, LA

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

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

      I have the LO216 (black), which is apparently not available through MF. The difference is that the back and sides of the 216 are laminated mahogany, not maple as is the LO215. I got this to have a small bodied acoustic to play at home and to improve my fingerpicking. First of all, it's beautiful in black. I'm not much on sunburst finishes. The size is small, but quite loud. I did a setup after installing new strings (Martin Marquis Silk & Steel - see my review). The action is very low and intonation is perfect. I am so in love with this guitar that I have not played any of my others since I got it. Fortunately, I have not had any problems. I also bought a Guardian hard case (again, not available through MF), but this guitar spends far more time out of the case than in.

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      5.0

      I love this guitar!

      By 

      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 

      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 

        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 

        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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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great fingerstyle guitar

        By 

        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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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing for the money

        By 

        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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