The Loar LH-200 6 String Acoustic Guitar (Discontinued)
The Loar LH-200 appeared on our recommended list for Acoustic Guitars in the $300 to $500 price category from January 2018 until August 2019 when it was removed due to a lack of availability.
The Loar LH-200 is a small bodied guitar. The best thing about small bodied guitars is how responsive they are to fingerpicking, making them a great choice for any fingerstyle arrangement (with the exception of classical music).
However, the responsiveness of small bodied guitars does come with a tradeoff. Small bodied guitars generally don’t sound as good when flatpicked because they lack the tonal depth of a dreadnought guitar or larger instrument. If you’re looking for a guitar to handle both flatpicking and fingerpicking equally well (though not as well as a guitar specifically geared towards a style of playing) check out an OM body style.
Another cool feature of the Loar LH-200 is how well it captures that early pre-war blues tone. Most modern guitars are voiced a bit too brightly to really capture that tone, but the LH-200 is the exception to this trend.
- Body Shape: 00/000
- Top: Solid Spruce
- Back and Sides: Laminated Mahogany
- Finish: Vintage Sunburst/Natural
- Bridge: Paduak
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck Profile: Not Stated
- Fingerboard: Padauk
- Fingerboard Radius: Not Stated
- Number of Frets:19
- Frets to Body: 14
- Scale Length: 25.5”
- Nut Width: 43mm