The LH-700 archtop guitar, hand-carved and nitrocellulose-finished by the Loar, is the result of significant historical study. It’s the professional option for jazz soloing or accompaniment because of its superb projection and rapid fade.
An AAA solid hand-carved and hand-graduated spruce top, solid flamed maple back and sides, and a figured maple neck with a vintage-style skunk stripe make up the LH-700. The compensated adjustable ebony bridge and bone nut allow the sound of the selected tonewoods to reverberate clearly. To keep faithful to vintage form and style, the LH-700 is completed with a painstakingly inlaid mother-of-pearl Flowerpot headstock design and a hand-buffed nitrocellulose lacquer tobacco sunburst finish. The LH-700 comes with a Deluxe Vintage Hardshell archtop case in the manner of the Golden Age.
The Loar’s award-winning archtops are the gold standard for contemporary takes on traditional design. Our archtops sound fantastic anywhere – on the road, in the studio, or at home – thanks to classic designs, hand-selected woods, and modern construction processes.
The Loar guitars and mandolins, inspired by the pioneering designs of the Golden Age, combine skilled craftsmanship and traditional designs with updated functionality to appeal to today’s musicians. Each instrument is handcrafted for the greatest sound, playability, and everlasting beauty, using quality hand-carved tonewoods and unique inlay details. The Loar is a tribute to instruments from the 1920s and 1930s, a period marked by exceptional workmanship and creative design. We’ve revived this tradition to bring you some of today’s best-sounding, most beautifully constructed instruments.