The Loar LH-301T Thinline Archtop
The Loar unveils the LH-301T, their latest fully hollow body electric archtop guitar that features a thin body profile.
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This guitar follows the success of their vintage inspired archtop and small body guitar models, this time combining classic appeal and modern thinline playability.
This full hollow guitar is surprisingly thin, featuring a 1.5" body depth and a 16" lower bout. This makes the LH-301T a comfortable transitional instrument for solidbody players that want to get into hollow-body territory. Adding to the familiar feel of the guitar is its c-shape neck profile, 1.6875" nut width and 24.75" scale.
Travis Atz, the brand's director of product development said, "There's something about an electric guitar with resonant chambers; having a fully hollow soundbox really creates a sound that can't be duplicated by any other means. After seeing today's popular artists playing hard-to-find vintage versions of this same type of guitar, we knew we had to build something with the same sound and vibe."
The top back and sides of the guitar are all made using maple, with the shape of the body enhanced by a single-ply ivory binding. The neck is made of mahogany, carved into a thin C-shape profile. The fretboard is made of traditional rosewood and comes with 19 total frets.
LH-301T features a single P-90 pickup that produces a variety of classic tones, the brand says that you can go "from clean and jazzy to crunchy and overdriven." The pickup is routed to a volume and tone knob. Other features of the guitar include TonePros TPKR3-N tuning machines, 2-way adjustable truss rod, compensated ebony bridge.
The new LH-301T is currently available in Vintage Sunburst finish, and is retailing online for $499.99. You can visit The Loar for more information.
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