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The Loar LH-300 Archtop Acoustic Guitar  Sunburst 

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Modeled after American designs from the early 20th century, The Loar's archtop LH-300 guitar is carved from select, graduated woods for unparalleled ...Read More

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With exceptionally loud tone, carved body, and vintage design, this a great-sounding acoustic guitar that jazz players and archtop enthusiasts will love.

Modeled after American designs from the early 20th century, The Loar's archtop LH-300 guitar is carved from select, graduated woods for unparalleled acoustic projection.

The Loar Carved Archtop (LH-300-VS) is a replica of the original archtop acoustic guitars from the 1920's. The Loar guitar features a top carved from graduated spruce, and traditional maple back and sides.

The Loar LH-300 guitar also features a vintage tobacco sunburst finish of polyurethane lacquer, a mahogany neck with vintage "V" profile, Grover tuners and a compensated adjustable ebony bridge. Case sold seperately.

FEATURES
  • Archtop acoustic guitar
  • Maple body
  • Spruce top
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • Dovetail neck joint
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • V-neck shape
  • 19 frets
  • 1-3/4" nut width
  • 16" radius
  • Compensated adjustable ebony
  • Grover open-geared butterbean tuners
  • Nickel hardware
  • Polyurethane lacquer finish
  • Case sold seperately
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The LoarLH-300 Archtop Acoustic Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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1.0

Loar LH300 This one was a lemon

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from Albequrque NW

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    Cons

    • Flat Sound
    • Not Consistent

    Best Uses

      Comments about The Loar LH-300 Archtop Acoustic Guitar:

      I own 10 guitars, all unique in there own way and each has it's purpose. I missed having an arch top acoustic and the The Loar LH300 caught my eye and I ordered it. After only 30 minutes with this guitar I knew it was going back.

      It's only saving grace was the finish which I found to my liking. I am not an authority on Loar guitars so maybe I got a "lemon". The sad part here is that I won't try another one and may be missing out.

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great guitar for the price

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      from Lone Star State

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about The Loar LH-300 Archtop Acoustic Guitar:

        sounds great, feels great, looks great... upon close inspection, small amount of sloppy construction on the highest part of fretboard. this is purely cosmetic,and the guitar is secure and strong.

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        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect Entry Level Archtop

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        from New York

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        Pros

        • Beautiful sound
        • Great Price
        • Well Built

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about The Loar LH-300 Archtop Acoustic Guitar:

          While keeping in mind that I have only had this guitar for a short time, I'm already completely in love with it. The construction on mine was flawless, and I had very little set up work to do. Really for the price it is an excellent entry level Archtop,especially when there are so few choices to begin with. As long as you aren't expecting a Benedetto or an Eastman, you will be very pleasantly surprised with this guitar. Also, since I saw it a lot in reviews before I bought it, the patch of un-finished wood under the neck extension really isn't that obvious, and really isn't a big deal.

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          (47 of 48 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Has it where it counts!

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          from Home, CA

          Comments about The Loar LH-300 Archtop Acoustic Guitar:

          I've long fancied a knock-around acoustic archtop. I've looked at the old Kay's/Harmony's, etc but the Loar 300 caught my eye for it's price and features. It's virtually unheard of to find an archtop with a solid carved spruce top, compensated ebony bridge and bone nut for this price. I checked out a LH-500 locally and was impressed enough to give the LH-300 a try.

          This guitar has an extremely nice, loud voice. It has that sparkle and multi-dimensional chime you can only get in a solid hand-carved, archtop guitar. The tone is very even with nice bass, highend sparkle and a mid-range more prominent than my dreadnaught or 000. It's not in the same league as a Benedetto, D'Angelico, etc, but at this price you're going to be hard-pressed to find these features and tone anywhere else.Solid carved spruce topLaminated maple sides and back Bone nut
          Acoustic guitars are designed to react like a drum. The back/sides should be as secure and solid as possible to hold a vibrating top [think skin of a drum head].
          The guitar was shipped from China sitting on top of it's protective foam bag. As a consequence there are some finish scuffs and the strings were corroded requiring a new set immediately. A couple coats of tung and lemon oil fixed the very dry fretboard.

          I'm not sure if it was just this one, but even bottoming out the floating bridge left the action higher than I like but a bit of sanding time brought it within my comfort zone. This could be why it was flagged at the factory with a yellow postit note attached to the face of the guitar.

          On the positive side," fret work is very good - suprisingly good in fact. I would guess these are done on an automated Plek machine. No sharp fret-ends and no buzzing even once the action was lowered. The 1 3/4"" bone nut is expertly cut and seated. The neck is a very nice chunk of mahogany that's not too fat or too skinny. The wider spacing making it very comfortable to play. The V profile is VERY soft and almost unnoticeable. The Grover tuning machines have a solid feel", nice gear ratio and hold tune very well.
          Some finish and setup issues aside, this guitar has all the right stuff where it counts.

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