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The Loar LH-309 Hollowbody Electric Guitar 

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The LH-309 archtop is the perfect blend of vintage vibe and modern value. The LH-309's top is hand-carved and hand-graduated solid Spruce. The Loar h...Click To Read More About This Product

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A vintage-style jazz box with a carved solid top and single P-90.

The LH-309 archtop is the perfect blend of vintage vibe and modern value. The LH-309's top is hand-carved and hand-graduated solid Spruce. The Loar have carefully placed their own P-90 pickup in the perfect spot for optimal tone. The classic high output and articulate treble response of the P-90 is the ideal complement to the spruce top and maple back and sides, excellent for either rhythm or lead playing.

With a 16" lower bout and a classic 24-3/4" scale, the LH-309 is a nod to original Golden Age archtop designs.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Top: Solid hand-carved, hand-graduated spruce
  • Back & Sides: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany with Vintage "V" Profile
  • Fretboard: Bound rosewood
  • Headstock Inlay: Fleur-de-Leis
  • Finish Type: Gloss
  • Finish Options: Vintage Sunburst
  • Tuning Machines: Open-geared Butterbean
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • Truss Rod: Two-way
  • Frets: 19
  • Binding: Ivory
  • Bridge: Compensated ebony
  • Upper Bout: 11-1/2"
  • Lower Bout: 16"
  • Nut, Width: Bone, 1-3/4"
  • Depth: 3-3/4"
  • Body Length: 20-1/4"
  • Total Length: 40-1/2"
  • Pickup: The Loar P-90
  • Case sold separately

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The LoarLH-309 Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Thing of beauty

By Max

from Shanghai China

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about The Loar LH-309 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    Got this guitar for playing shows around at coffeehouses and bars, though i also played at the shanghai beer festival, and it was totally sufficient for that. Really a great, slim guitar with a good sound. I have thought a few times of replacing the pickup - not that it's bad at all, but i definitely feel it doesn't accurately capture the tone of the guitar itself. If I were to record with this guitar, I would use a mic instead of the pickup. That said, I love it.

    Compared to other acoustic guitars I've played, this is by far the best, barring only a 1k$+ Martin a friend of mine has.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great upgraqde

    By Icon

    from Vancouver USA

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Real Arch-top Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about The Loar LH-309 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

      I ordered this from the "open box" side of MF. When I got the package(quickly, I must add), the guitar that was sent was an LH-319, not the LH-309, even though the inside label says LH-309.It is well worth the money I paid, and I'll be playing it for a long time. I also bought a Fender FR-25 amp(elsewhere) and this thing sounds really good plugged in too! Brings back memories
      of my younger days.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I love this Loar LH-309

      By Brian

      from Redding CA

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • I play blues, rockabilly, country and jazz.
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about The Loar LH-309 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

        I am extremely pleased with this guitar. Someone returned it so I bought it as a mint condition used and it was definitely mint. Gorgeous fit and finish. I have a collection of arch top guitars... Gibson and Guilds but nothing with a carved top. The carved top gives it a bright, clear and projecting tone when played acoustically. I've always wanted a carved top, single pick up and non cutaway. Plugged in through one of my Fender amps the tone is warm and clean. The neck is a medium size with a soft V shape. Not sure if I was going to like the V neck but it is very comfortable. Definitely a keeper!!! The case that I bought fits it perfectly. It is a Gretch G6241 FT 16" hollow body case. The body shape and dementionsis are the same as my 1964 Gibson ES 175. minus the cut away.

         
        4.0

        Sweet Little Guitar

        By cathead77

        from McDowell County, WV

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Recording

          Comments about The Loar LH-309 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          I have always wanted an arch top acoustic guitar, so I finally bought the Loar. I strung it up with medium gauge flat wound strings, but for acoustic only I like the ones that came on the guitar better. I really like the wider finger board (1.75" at the nut), but I do wish the neck was a little thinner. That's the only thing I would change about it. I think the guitar is beautiful. The set-up was to my liking right out of the box. It's very fun to play.

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