The Loar LH-700 Archtop Guitar

The Loar


The Loar’s new hand carved, nitrocellulose-finished archtop guitar is a product of extensive historic research. The all solid, hand carved bodies are finished with nitrocellulose lacquer to reflect the classic jazz sounds of Golden Age instruments. With the use of traditional building techniques, like the classic parallel bracing, the Loar Hand Carved Archtops are a singular achievement. Their excellent projection and quick decay make them the professional choice for jazz soloing or accompaniment.

The Loar Hand Carved Archtop Guitar is assembled with an AAA solid hand carved spruce top and AAA flamed 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 archtop is finished with a meticulously inlaid “Flowerpot” headstock design and a hand-buffed nitrocellulose lacquer tobacco sunburst finish to stay true to classic design and style.

The LH-700 will only be built in very limited quantities. It comes standard with the Golden Age-styled Deluxe Vintage Hardshell archtop case.


  • Top: Solid Hand-Carved, Hand-Graduated AAA Spruce
  • Back & Sides Solid Hand-Carved AAA Flamed Maple Back and Flamed Maple sides
  • Neck: 1-piece Mahogany, Vintage "V" Profile, MOP Inlay Markers
  • Fretboard: Bound Ebony
  • Headstock Inlay: Abalone Flowerpot
  • Finish Type: Hand-Buffed Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Finish Options: Vintage Sunburst
  • Tuning Machines: Grover Sta-Tite open-geared butterbean
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • Truss Rod: Compression
  • Frets: 19
  • Binding: Ivory
  • Bridge: Compensated Adjustable 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: None
  • Item: LH-700-VS


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