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The Loar LH-280-C Archtop Hollowbody Electric Guitar Black

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Based on a classic Florentine cutaway design, The Loar LH-280 offers players classic archtop style in a versatile electric guitar.

With a maple top, maple back and sides and two custom-wound ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

Based on a classic Florentine cutaway design, The Loar LH-280 offers players classic archtop style in a versatile electric guitar.

With a maple top, maple back and sides and two custom-wound Loar humbuckers, the LH-280 is a perfect jazz-blues-rock machine. The 24-3/4" scale will be familiar to players of vintage electrics, and the 1-3/4" bone nut and tune-o-matic floating bridge give it powerful punch and singing sustain.

Bridging the gap between jazz, rock, and blues, this versatile archtop from The Loar does it all; smooth clean tones alternate with heavy crunch all packed in a classy tuxedo of a guitar. Case sold separately.

Features
  • Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Hollowbody
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Plain maple
  • Body wood: Plain maple
  • Body finish: Gloss Polymer
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Shape: Vintage C
  • Wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Dual-action
  • Finish: Gloss Polymer
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 16"
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 19
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45mm)
  • Pickups
  • Layout: HH
  • Neck: Humbucker
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Humbucker
  • Brand: The Loar
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Piezo: Not applicable
  • Active EQ: Not applicable
  • Special electronics: Not applicable
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Separate volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: Not applicable
  • Kill switch: Not applicable
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Trapeze
  • Tuning machines: Grover Butterbean
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6 string
  • Special features: Body wood
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: Info not available
  • Country of origin: Info not available
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  • Repair costs covered for up to three years from date of purchase
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Great as decor, not so great as an instrument.

By AaronP

from Bangor, Maine

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Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Fret Buzz
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

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Comments about The Loar LH-280-C Archtop Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

I've owned a lot of guitars, this was my first archtop (fully hollow) couldn't find much information on this model, so I bought it, noticed that my 7th fret is completely dead on my D and G strings, with minor buzzing in a few other spots, I thought "just needs to be set up" long story short, I tried to set it up myself, then I had it done professionally. There's no way to fix it without having the frets redressed or replaced. Eventually I found a comment on a YouTube video where someone had the same problem. And just looking at the frets, you can see that no effort went into making them. Each fret has hundreds of small vertical scratch lines that grind when you bend a string. Horrible, horrible, horrible. It's a bummer too, it sounds nice and looks stunning. I'll be returning mine. If you don't mind going to a Luthier and paying for fretwork, I'd recommend, otherwise, stay away! Lol

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