Any Loar Owners?

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  1. blowtorch

    blowtorch Well-Known Member

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    I'm about to become one
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    Is that Byrdland type thin too?

    Surely the blue Starshine has shown up by now?
     
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    Thin thin thin yep. Also fully hollow. Here's a pic of a different one, just to show the body depth
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    Unfortunately, the Bluebyrd deal fell thru. Waited til delivery was late, emailed chinese seller, who profusely apologized and informed me warehouse workers had said the last one in stock had a finish flaw, and they were waiting for new shipment and would pick the best of the bunch and send it to me...i was like, yeah-huh, gimme my money back. Which luckily they did. so, this. for like 20 bucks more. I am thinking it's the better deal.
     
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    That Loar looks great. Are you doing the cherry finish?
     
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    I just gave one to my son in law. The Loar 302t . Beautiful guitar and sounded great. But, I did not keep it because of the fret board width and string spacing. And later got an Epiphone Sorrento which I like much better with narrower fret board and string spacing.


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    yep
     
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    Saw a guy at the bustop playing this one yesterday while he was waiting for the bus.
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    So, it's here, and I find it very much akin to a Harmony Rocket that a bandmate of mine has. Thick neck, like an acoustic. Fretwork is fine, plays fine, not super nimble though. Primitive sound, even given that it's P-90s. Sorta kitschy cool. Not sure whether it's more kitsch, or cool, at this point.

    I own LOTS of hollow and semi archtops. Not sure if this one's gonna stick around. No regrets, due to the low price. And there's really nothing to complain about. However, had I played it beforehand, I don't think I'd have bought it
     
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    It's really a fine guitar, I'm just not finding anything special about it, and I'm not knocked out by it, like I have been my last many guitar purchases that I've made, without having played one, first. I think I've just had a run of very good luck! : )
     
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    I have found, in my experience, a lot of the Chinese made arch tops from several different brands kind of fall flat in terms of tone. I’m not sure what it is but they all tend not to sound as big as they were intended to sound. For the money a Loar costs I would probably opt for a Epiphone Joe Pass or a Cort Yorktown.
     

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