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The Loar Introduces the LH-319 Archtop Guitar

The LH-319 begins with a solid hand-carved and hand-graduated spruce top accompanied by select maple back and sides.

Hayward, CA (January 24, 2013) – The Loar LH-319 is hand-assembled in The Loar design studios, the birthplace of the best-selling LH-309 archtop guitars. The LH-319 begins with a solid hand-carved and hand-graduated spruce top accompanied by select maple back and sides. The mahogany neck has a traditional V-profile familiar to aficionados of classic Golden Age instruments. The fretboard is rosewood and the compensated bridge is ebony. With a 16" lower bout and a classic 24-3/4" scale, the LH-319 is designed from original Golden Age archtop specs.

Historically, one of the challenges to electrifying an archtop has been finding the correct pickup location on the body of the instrument. Over the past 80 years, builders have experimented with various placements, some closer to the neck, some further, in the attempt to harness the ideal complement of hollowbody resonance to archtop projection. Building on these years of research, we've placed our dual P-90 pickups in what we believe are the perfect spots for great tone and versatility. The classic high output and articulate treble response of P-90s are an ideal match to the spruce top and maple back and sides, giving players a wide variety of tonal options for a broad spectrum of musical styles.

With a classic Fleur-de-Lys headstock inlay, bone nut, open-geared Grover butterbean tuners, a historically accurate sunburst finish and two great-sounding P-90 pickups, we've built a guitar that will inspire you with vintage vibe.

The LH-319 has a street price of $699.99 and comes with The Loar's industry-leading lifetime warranty.

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