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The Loar LH-650 Archtop Cutaway Hollowbody Guitar Vintage Sunburst

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The Loar's nitrocellulose-finished LH-650 cutaway acoustic-electric guitar offers an excellent option for traditional jazz guitarists who want to make the classic archtop sound heard clearly for ensem... Click To Read More About This Product

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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.
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Overview

The Loar's nitrocellulose-finished LH-650 cutaway acoustic-electric guitar offers an excellent option for traditional jazz guitarists who want to make the classic archtop sound heard clearly for ensemble playing. The Kent Armstrong floating pickup amplifies the sweet natural tone of the hand-carved spruce top, while the Florentine cutaway allows unrestricted access to the upper frets, making the LH-650 guitar perfect for either soloing or accompaniment.

The hand-carved archtop cutaway guitar is assembled with a solid hand-carved spruce top and solid figured maple back, sides, and neck. The bone nut and compensated adjustable ebony bridge let the sound of the select tonewoods resonate clearly, and the bound ebony fretboard is both beautiful and durable. The bound pickguard with a single volume knob adds to the vintage look and feel. The archtop is finished with a meticulously inlaid mother-of-pearl Fleur-de-Lys headstock design and a hand-buffed nitrocellulose lacquer tobacco sunburst finish to stay true to classic design and style.

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Features
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Specifications
  • Top: Hand-Carved, Hand-Graduated Spruce
    Back & Sides Hand-Carved Flamed Maple Back and Flamed Maple sides
    Neck: 1 piece mahogany, vintage V profile, MOP inlay markers
    Fretboard: Bound Rosewood
    Headstock Inlay: Abalone Fleur-de-Lys
    Finish Type: Nitrocellulose
    Finish Options: Vintage Sunburst
    Tuning Machines: Grover open-geared butterbean
    Scale Length: 24-3/4"
    Truss Rod: Compression
    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: Kent Armstrong Humbucking
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The LoarLH-650 Archtop Cutaway Hollowbody Guitar
 
5.0

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5.0

This guitar is for real, near perfect, not quite.

By Spencer

from Eugene, Oregon

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Cheesy pick guard
  • Volume knob in the way

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues
  • Solos, ensemble, rhythm with jazz horns etc

Comments about The Loar LH-650 Archtop Cutaway Hollowbody Guitar:

I totally forgive and understand the cheesy pickguard. If there is one place where it makes sense to cut corners, that's it. Many players take the pickguard off.

The important stuff is done perfectly. Response is even top to bottom. Using nickel bronze strings 13-56, no flat wound, tone is strong and sweet over the pickup, strong and aggressive near the bridge. It does audible single string, rhythm, and chord melody with or without the amp at a jam or in the small wine bar where I play a lot. The Kent Armstrong humbucker is true to form; you couldn't ask more from a pickup. Love love love that 24.75" scale! Tuners work fine. The thick strings don't hang up in the nut when tuning. I always have to raise the adjustable bridges on these archtops because I pick firmly. That takes a minute or two. Raise it way up, try it, bring it down until it buzzes, take it back up a bit. Same drill for both ends. Fuss with it a bit, done. That's all this guitar needed to be perfect. Somebody already set it up nicely. It was an open box deal.

 
5.0

Lives up to its promise, with one minor fixable glitch

By Spencer

from Eugene, Oregon

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about The Loar LH-650 Archtop Cutaway Hollowbody Guitar:

    The volume knob gets in the way of the right hand. It's right under the sweet spot, which is, by the way, really sweet. This is a great guitar, definitely worth the trouble of fixing the little ergonomic problem.

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