The Loar Mandolins


Lloyd LoarLloyd Loar’s name is one of the most fabled in American instrument making history, and guitars, mandolins and banjos made during his stewardship of the Gibson Company’s shops from 1919 to 1924 are among the most coveted and costly. They also remain the template for many of Gibson’s finest acoustic instruments. The reason: Loar revolutionized their design.

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