Pre-War ViviTone Guitar by Lloyd Loar



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This is a pre-war Vintage ViviTone guitar, designed and made by LLOYD LOAR after leaving the Gibson Guitar Company in late 1924.

Vivi-Tone was a musical instrument company formed in partnership by former instrument designer for Gibson Guitar Corporation, Lloyd Loar, Lewis A. Williams, and Walter Moon. The company was incorporated in Kalamazoo, Michigan on November 1, 1933, with executive offices in Detroit.

This acoustic guitar design features a secondary soundboard (the back of the guitar) as well as a primary soundboard (the top of the guitar). This secondary soundboard has f-holes, and was recessed from the rim of the guitar to keep this soundboard away from the player’s body.

The guitar measures 13? wide across the lower bout, and features a 14 fret neck with 24.25? scale. The neck carve is fairly modern in feel, with a round profile and 1-3/4? nutwidth.

Body: Spruce top and back with laminate sides. F-holes in back, sound holes in front under bridge.

Neck: Mahogany with rosewood fretboard and dot inlays.


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