The Loar Introduces the LO-215 and 216 Small-Body Guitars
January 20, 2012
|The Loar introduces the LO-215 and 216, two small body single-0 guitars with a 25.4" dreadnought scale length for extra projection. With these guitars, we've combined more than 100 years of acoustic guitar research and made a loud small body that even the Golden Era builders would be proud of.
The LO-215 and 216 from The Loar are unique flat top offerings that give players the chance to sample everything great about a small body instrument, but still benefit from the extra volume of a longer scale. The LO-215 starts with a solid Sitka spruce top on a classic 0-style body. The dreadnought scale length means that the strings have greater excursion, resulting in more punch and projection than you’d expect from a small-body guitar. The Sitka spruce combines with the flamed maple back and sides for a bright, sweet tone that’s great for any style of music. Our 1-11/16” bone nut is comfortable for either fingerpicking or strumming, and the vintage-style Golden Age tuning machines keep the 215 in tune through extended playing sessions. The ivory body binding and bound headstock give the LO-215 a refined, classic look that complements the vintage sunburst finish and firestripe pickguard.
We’ve built the LO-216 guitar with all of the same features, but with mahogany back and sides for players who prefer a slightly darker tone. We’ve finished the mahogany models in either natural or classic black, for a historic look but different enough to stand out from the crowd. The black especially pops against the vintage firestripe pickguard.
Both the LO-215 and 216 are great-sounding and eye-catching instruments that stand out from other flat top guitars. Players will be impressed that a small-body instrument has this much tuneful volume and is packed with this much value.
The LO-215 with maple back and sides has a street price of $374.99, while the mahogany LO-216 has a street price of $359.99. All models come with The Loar’s industry-leading lifetime warranty.www.theloar.com