The Loar LH-204 Brownstone Small Body 6-String Acoustic Guitar (Discontinued)


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The Loar LH-204 Brownstone Small Body 6-String Acoustic Guitar

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The Loar LH-204 appeared on our recommended list for Acoustic Guitars Under $1000 in the first edition from March 2020 until September 2020 when it was removed due to being out-ranked by other guitars.


Known for their stunning archtop acoustics, The Loar also make some excellent flat top guitars such as the LH-204.

It's designed to sound like the pre-war era (1930's) small body guitars with warm sounding mahogany back and sides off-set by the relative brightness of its solid spruce top.

This guitar is used for both live performance and recording, and by rhythm players as well as fingerpickers although many owners say it really excels at the latter.

The small nut width means the strings are closer together than they are on larger guitars which also makes it a good acoustic for beginners or those transitioning from electric guitar.


  • Body Shape: Parlor
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Finish: Satin Brown
  • Bridge: Straight Padauk
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: C
  • Fingerboard: Padauk
  • Fingerboard Radius: Not Specified
  • Number of Frets: 19
  • Frets to Body: 14
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options that you can see in our guide to The Best Acoustic Guitars Under $1000.