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Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by Chick-N-Picker, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. Chick-N-Picker

    Chick-N-Picker Friend of Leo's

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    I have been familar with The Loar guitars for a while. I really loked the couple models that I had seen. The BrownStone was my favorite as it tried to copy a L-1, except it was a 14 fretter.

    However I just stumbled on to some new models of The Loar I had never heard of, the LO-14, LO-16, & LO-18. They sound really really dang good to me on the videos I have watched so far. And they nail the look of a 30's Gibson. Here is a tasty video of dude playing one of The Loar LO-18. It is more like the 30's L-1's or L-00's in the body shape and 14 frets.

    Usually reviews don't include playing like this. Just strummy chords and fingertyle, which I like to know but I also must know how a guitar sounds being played like this. I think I may finally know the small body guitar I would like to have. And just carry it with me until the end, however long that may be. Besides the old blues guys & country guys usually carried cheap model guitars anyways. Even if it was Gibson/Martin, it normally was the lowest end model. At this point in time, however, I currently have no funds even for the cheapest.....:lol:.

    @Obsessed It's not an actual L-1 (from the 20's or 30's) or an L00 but it's as close and as cheap as I have found.
     
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    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I like the size of it, now if only my fat fingers can fit on the first fret we're in!
     
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    Thanks so much for thinking of me @Chick-N-Picker . I do have an Eastman 12 fret parlor (spendy)and the spruce top Epi EL-00 Pro, pictured on the right below. The EL-00 is shockingly good for the price and way better than any Loar I have ever tried, just to let you know. It is a 14 fretter, but the pick-up is incredible for the price of the guitar. It is so good, my wife bought the mahogany top version EL-00 pro and it is just as good. The only thing I've done to either are Tusq saddle and strings. They even come with a reasonably shape and size headstock.:rolleyes: Nevertheless, thank you again. I need people to look out for me.:) IMG_4080.JPG
     
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    Chick-N-Picker Friend of Leo's

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    Oh yeah, I forgot you had an Eastman parlor. I checked out those Episphone EL-00's and maybe it was the videos I chose but they sounded ok, but didn't sound the way I expected. Could have ben the mic or even phone nowadays. Probably why it's best to try anything in person if possible. I do really like the sound of the LO-18 in that video but who knows what tricks they may be pulling to help it out. Haha. Man, we need a time machine to go back and just pick up a couple L-1' and L-00's.....that and to buy stocks right after the crash of 29, they'd be worth a fortune now.
     
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