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

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Overview

  • Small "0" body design
  • Solid sitka spruce top
  • Maple back & sides
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $599.99
  • Your Savings:
    - $150.00
  • Your Price:
    $44999

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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.

       

      215 O-Style Small Body Acoustic Guitar Specifications:

      • 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
       
      5.0

      (based on 3 reviews)

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      Pros

      • Fun to play (3)
      • Good audio (3)
      • Stays in tune (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (3)
        • Recording (3)
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          • Professional musician (3)

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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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