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The Loar LH-200 Small-Body Acoustic Guitar  Vintage Sunburst

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Inspired by the incredible craftsmanship and design of the Golden Age, The Loar LH-200 is an acoustic guitar with a classic pre-war body style, outst...Click To Read More About This Product

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A small-bodied guitar with strong, full tone.

Inspired by the incredible 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 strong, full tone. From the vintage sunburst finish to the open gear butterbean tuners, The LH-200 is modeled after small-bodied flat top acoustic guitars from the 1930's.

The acoustic guitar features a solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides, a mahogany neck, ivory-colored body binding and a rosewood fretboard.

This model also features a bound peghead with a delicate fern inlay in abalone and mother-of-pearl by veteran designer Greg Rich. Following early 20th century bracing patterns, the LH-200 has an incredibly lightweight body that delivers outstanding projection.

The LH-200's smaller body size is great for songwriters and touring musicians who want a great sounding acoustic guitar to take to the stage. The guitar's beautiful looks and vintage features are appealing for all playing styles. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Top: Solid Spruce
  • Back & Sides: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Headstock Inlay: Abalone/M.O.P.
  • Finish Type: Natural Gloss
  • Finish Options: Vintage Sunburst
  • Tuning Machines: Butterbean, Open
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Truss Rod: Fully Adjustable
  • Frets: 19
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Upper Bout: 10.75"
  • Lower Bout: 14.75"
  • Nut, Width: Bone, 1-11/16"
  • Depth: 4.25"
  • Body Length: 20.25"
  • Total Length: 41.25"
  • Case sold separately

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The LoarLH-200 Small-Body Acoustic Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 18 reviews)

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  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good audio (8)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Stays in tune (7)
  • Consistent (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Jamming (7)
  • Small venues (7)
  • Recording (5)
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    • Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent and Inexpensive Guitar

I highly recommend this guitar for any level of player. I have played for almost 40 years and have owned Gibson and Martin. And while I don't say that this guitar is in the...Read complete review

I highly recommend this guitar for any level of player. I have played for almost 40 years and have owned Gibson and Martin. And while I don't say that this guitar is in the same class as those guitars, it will surprise you how good the sound is and how high the quality is.
The Loar LH - 200 guitar is a nice acoustic but as far as features, it is a basic guitar. Nothing special or unique as far as features BUT the tuners work well and hold the guitar in tune. Pins hold the strings well.
This is actually the second Loar that I had ordered from Musicians Friend. The first came and there was some manufacturing errors on the binding around the 5th through 9 fret area. Also the action was not great. I returned it for another one with no manufacturing defects and the action much better than the last one.
Anyway the second guitar I received was in perfect condition. These guitars are made in China and I amd amazed how high the quality is. The sunburst is awesome and there are no flaws that I can find.

As far as tone and sound go, this is a small bodied guitar and you are not going to get a lot of bass out of something so small. I purchased this for a blues guitar reminiscent of the 20's and 30's and it fits the bill perfectly.
For the amount of money and the quality of the instument and the wonderful tone that it produces, you can't go wrong.

Add to that the outstanding service and the guarantee that Musicians Friend gives and you really can't go wrong.

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ugly good

This is the first guitar I bought on line. I wanted to get something I could take in a gig bag and strap it onto my Harley or travel on the plane. It came...Read complete review

This is the first guitar I bought on line. I wanted to get something I could take in a gig bag and strap it onto my Harley or travel on the plane. It came quick and was in great shape right out of the box. I ran it right up to my man cave and tuned it in and it played great. What a great neck. Good workmanship for the price. The sounde was not great. Kind of tinny. It stays in tune well. The neck was the strongest point. You could put this on any of my Martins and I would be OK with it. I bought the "natural" colored top. Really ugly. Makes me want to put stickers on it. I have never wanted to corrupt a guitar like that but it would be something I will do with this one. But for the price you really can't complain. Will never be somebody's first choice but a great tavel, street, insturment. I would recoment this guitar to a friend dependant on what function he or she was looking for.

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent and Inexpensive Guitar

By Steven Goss

from Indiana

Comments about The Loar LH-200 Small-Body Acoustic Guitar:

I highly recommend this guitar for any level of player. I have played for almost 40 years and have owned Gibson and Martin. And while I don't say that this guitar is in the same class as those guitars, it will surprise you how good the sound is and how high the quality is.
The Loar LH - 200 guitar is a nice acoustic but as far as features, it is a basic guitar. Nothing special or unique as far as features BUT the tuners work well and hold the guitar in tune. Pins hold the strings well.
This is actually the second Loar that I had ordered from Musicians Friend. The first came and there was some manufacturing errors on the binding around the 5th through 9 fret area. Also the action was not great. I returned it for another one with no manufacturing defects and the action much better than the last one.
Anyway the second guitar I received was in perfect condition. These guitars are made in China and I amd amazed how high the quality is. The sunburst is awesome and there are no flaws that I can find.

As far as tone and sound go, this is a small bodied guitar and you are not going to get a lot of bass out of something so small. I purchased this for a blues guitar reminiscent of the 20's and 30's and it fits the bill perfectly.
For the amount of money and the quality of the instument and the wonderful tone that it produces, you can't go wrong.

Add to that the outstanding service and the guarantee that Musicians Friend gives and you really can't go wrong.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent acoustic - Great value

By Me-R8w.2

from Dallas

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Comments about The Loar LH-200 Small-Body Acoustic Guitar:

Highly recommended. I'm buying a second LH-200 - They now offer a model with a pickup.
Basic, easy to hold and easy to play. Very comfortable little guitar with good balance and excellent sound.
Excellent value. Good looking guitar with nice headstock inlay. This guitar plays and sounds better than guitars costing several times as much. Holds tune perfectly, even with heavy playing. I'm really surprised at how much I like this guitar after owning it for a little over a year. This has become my main acoustic.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

excellent value

By William Tanner

from georgia

Comments about The Loar LH-200 Small-Body Acoustic Guitar:

For the money this guitar is an excellent value and the rating is from judging guitars under 500 dollars.. If you compare this guitar to Martins, Taylors or any guitar in this price range then there is no contest.

I still find in hard to believe the sound they achieve for the price...It makes a great guitar for playing blues and it is a great travel guitar...small and light.

Guitar came in great condition, no marks no dents, good finish and it required no set up, action was low and ready to play.

(6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Revised ugly

By Tux Ritter

from BAltimore

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Pros

  • Rich Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about The Loar LH-200 Small-Body Acoustic Guitar:

      Just thought I would comment on my review of the ugly guitar. I sat the guitar in the corner and left it there. During that time I bought and traded several other instruments to the point of psychosis. So last night I pulled that sucker out. Jeez this thing got a great sound for the size. Great neck. It is not as loud as my 28, nor is it as easy to play as my 00018. But for what I payed for it, it is way over the top. I live and Baltimore which is like having an ugly dog. It may not have the visual appeal but it has great character and is much more interesting than those pretty muts with big eyes and seduce you into giving then undeserved love. They work at it and get what they have earned. This is my Baltimore guitar. This is a keeper.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My new Loar LH-200

      By Larry

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about The Loar LH-200 Small-Body Acoustic Guitar:

      10 all the way!
      Just took delivery of a new Loar LH 200. What a great blues box! Looks, sound, playability, and workmanship all rate a big WOW !! Unbelievable guitar for the money. Your results may vary but I say, thanks Loar, this is the best small size guitar I have ever played.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great little guitar

      By Mike Carbone

      from The frozen north

      Comments about The Loar LH-200 Small-Body Acoustic Guitar:

      This nice, playable intrument is one that you will want to keep close at hand for the moments when inspiration strikes you. An excellent songwriter's guitar it is well suited for blues in the living room, on the back porch or whever no amplification is needed. Everyone should own one.
      This is a basic guitar with a small body that is very comfortable and lightweight. Open Grover tuners work well and the inlay on the headstock is very attractive. Sunburst finish looks great. Neck is comfortable with low action and good intonation.
      Nothing fancy, but very well made with good tone. All joints are tight and workmanship and finish are very nice.
      For the money you can't beat it.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      outstanding

      By Phil

      from Interlochen,Mi

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Great feel
      • Great Look
      • No glue inside to see
      • Rich Sound
      • Sound is rich and full
      • Stays In Tune
      • The neck is comfy
      • There's a warm soul

      Cons

      • A strap button

      Best Uses

      • Blues and folks
      • Jamming
      • Pickin
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues
      • Strumin
      • Traveling

      Comments about The Loar LH-200 Small-Body Acoustic Guitar:

      I'd buy one of these again if it was stolen . Outstanding feel and look only matched by the sound and ease of play.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      No expert - but this is a REALLY great guitar!

      By Kaytee Bade

      from Littleton, CO

      Comments about The Loar LH-200 Small-Body Acoustic Guitar:

      I have owned two other guitars when I was a teenager, both acoustic. And this, LH-200 Small Body Acousitc Guitar, or also known as Jewel (that's what I named her haha) outshines both of them (I believe they were both Yamahas, but my parents got them both for me, and I am afraid I do not know the specifics on them.) The body is small which is perfect for me, because I have small hands and a small frame. But the sound is large and clear. The design and craftsmanship is beautiful. It seems to be staying in tune for days, and now even weeks. I mostly use it for a hobby and a stress reliever and hoping for entertainment for family and friends . I had honestly forgotten how much I loved playing. I would recommend this guitar to anyone who is looking for a great quality small body acousitc guitar, that isn't too expensive.

      PS One weird fact - I have had a hard time finding a case for it, because it is a little bit longer then most small body. So I would highly recommend buying one through Musician's Friend to make sure you have the right size.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Just lovely.

      By Kelly-5fJHR

      from FL

      Comments about The Loar LH-200 Small-Body Acoustic Guitar:

      I've tried dozens of small-bodied guitars, and none of them has come close to being as comfortable as the LH-200. I needed a smaller guitar being that I am a short person; dreadnoughts are just too bulky and awkward. The second I put it in my hands, I knew I'd made the right choice.The sound is very warm and full, not too boomy, but not quiet either. The stock strings are D'addario which I'm pleased with. I look forward to breaking this guitar in and only expect the sound to improve with time. The neck is also very comfortable and easy to get around.In addition to sounding great, it is also gorgeous. The pictures I've seen do not do it justice. The only thing I'm a bit disappointed in is the fact that it only has one strap button, but I suppose for most it isn't a problem - just what I'm used to.The price is great - practically a steal for what you get. I am beyond pleased with the LH-200 and I highly recommend it to smaller musicans struggling to find a comfortable guitar. It really is all it's made out to be.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great guitar for low price

      By Eric 54

      from England

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about The Loar LH-200 Small-Body Acoustic Guitar:

        I bought a second hand one in vintage sunburst, to use as an everday guitar that I could afford to leave around at university. I have had lots of admiring comments from guitar teachers and guitar students, who want to know where to get one. I made two adjustments. I swapped in a bone saddle, which I would recommend. Sustain, bass and volume are improved. I also added brass bridge pins. You wouldn't want to do this if you like the bluesy tone, but I prefer a bit more sustain. I have guitars that cost many times more than this, but I would have no hesitation in using this to perform with.

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