The LH-309 archtop is the perfect blend of vintage vibe and modern value. The LH-309 begins with a solid hand-carved and hand-graduated spruce top accompanied by select maple back and sides. The mahogany neck has the traditional V-profile familiar to aficionados of classic Golden Age instruments. With a 16" lower bout and a classic 24-3/4" scale, the LH-309 is designed from original Golden Age archtop specifications.
We've carefully placed our own P-90 pickup in the perfect spot for optimal tone. The classic high output and articulate treble response of the P-90 is the ideal complement to the spruce top and maple back and sides, excellent for either rhythm or lead playing. With a classic Fluer-de-Lys headstock inlay, bone nut, open-geared Grover butterbean tuners, a historically accurate sunburst finish and a great-sounding P-90 pickup, we've built a guitar that will inspire you with vintage vibe.
Award-winning archtops from The Loar set the standard for modern interpretations of classic style. Using historic plans, hand-selected woods and modern building techniques, our archtops sound great anywhere - on the road, in the studio or at home.
Inspired by the pioneering designs of the Golden Age, guitars and mandolins by The Loar combine expert craftsmanship and classic designs with upgraded features to appeal to today's players. From premium hand-carved tonewoods to original inlay detailing, each instrument is made for the best sound, playability and timeless beauty. The Loar pays homage to instruments from the 1920's and 30's, an age of outstanding craftsmanship and innovative design. We revive this tradition in order to bring you some of the best-sounding, most beautifully crafted instruments available today.
- Top: Solid Hand-Carved, Hand-Graduated Spruce
- Back: Maple
- Sides: Maple
- Neck: Mahogany with Vintage "V" Profile
- Fretboard: Bound Rosewood
- Headstock Inlay: Fleur-de-Lys
- Finish Type: Gloss
- Finish Options: Vintage Sunburst
- Tuning Machines: Open-Geared Butterbean
- Scale Length: 24-3/4"
- Truss Rod: Two way
- Frets: 19
- Binding: Ivory
- Bridge: Compensated Ebony
- Upper Bout: 11-1/2"
- Lower Bout: 16"
- Nut Material: Bone
- Nut Width: 1-3/4"
- Depth: 3-3/4"
- Body Length: 20-1/4"
- Total Length: 40-1/2"
- Pickup: The Loar P-90
- Controls: 1 Volume, 1 Tone