The Loar LH-309-VS

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Electric Guitar

  • Jazz style
  • Solid spruce top
  • Maple back and sides
  • Mahogany neck with vintage "V" profile
  • Paduk fretboard
  • 628 mm Scale
  • 19 Frets
  • The Loar P-90 pickups
  • "Fleur-de-Lys" headstock inlays
  • Compensated ebony bridge
  • Nut width: 44.45mm
  • Top binding
  • Open-gear Butterbean machine heads
  • Colour: Vintage Sunburst
  • Optional case: Art.122212 (not included)
Available since March 2012
Item number 269707
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Colour Sunburst
Soundboard Maple
Top Spruce
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 19
Scale 628 mm
Pickup System P90
Tremolo No
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
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27 Customer ratings

4.3 / 5

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22 Reviews

The Loar LH-309VS
Guy567 03.09.2013
Amazing guitar really nice and playable out of the box , action was good and no dents from delivery very impressed with guitar , New set of strings needed however going to try and wear them in , sounds great plugged in and has a range of different sounds you are able to achieve using the tone and volume control , lots of fun playing on it , love the head stock deceration , 10/10

Sound - Acoustic it sounds bright and colourful and balanced which is very nice , also it is fairly loud unlike many other similar guitars , Plugged in it gives a nice warm texture and provides lots of tonal options which all sound incredible

Looks - This thing looks amazing , was a bit worried about the sunburst finish on it when I saw it online but in the flesh it looks dazzling the spruce top gives a massive different to the tone and sound of this guitar

Thanks Thomann for awesome delivery and keeping me updated which was very nice


Great sounding Guitar. Love it.
Chris2776 17.09.2015
I did a lot of research before purchasing this guitar, reading reviews and watching videos on youtube etc, and every review I read / saw, made me want this guitar more and more. All I can say is this review will add to the already good reviews I have read.
This is a fantastic sounding guitar, both acoustically and electric. the playability, as previous reviews state can take a while to get used to, due to its fairly large neck. however i have quite small hands and I use my thumb on the bass stings a lot and I still have no problems. took about 2 days of playing to get used to but it plays like a dream. I replaced the strings with medium gauge phosphor bronze acoustic strings and it really brings out the natural sound of the guitar acoustically.
I highly recommend this guitar. As an arch top guitar it is associated mainly with jazz playing, but I play blues, country and rockabilly and it sounds great for these styles.


Setup was not good, otherwise.
Max Rossell 23.02.2020
This guitar required a full setup and fret dress in order to make it playable. Otherwise it was okay for the comparatively low cost. The pickup was fairy characterless as was to be expected but not bad. The electronics felt quite budget as well, especially the pots. Plus point was the neck profile and the quality of the Waverley-style tuners.


Lacks a decent factory setup
Jazzy J 27.02.2021
Ordered the guitar and tried it out. Was dissatisfied and had to return it. If you decide to keep this instrument then expect to put in extra money for a decent set up.

The factory fretwork is unbearable. After playing with it for a few hours, my hand was so scratched I just couldn't continue. The fret ends were so sharp they cut the skin off my hand and fingers. Also, the strings sound very raspy against the frets when bending.

The neck itself has a quite pronounced V-shape. This might be uncomfortable at first but nothing one couldn't get used to. In fact it's one of the unique characteristics of this instrument.

The pickup was quiet as a mouse in a clean setting. On the other hand the tone control wasn't very smooth. I noticed the most change from about 3-1.

Another thing I noticed was that there was lots of sawdust and such inside the guitar.

Other than that It's a decent enough instrument for the money. Especially considering there aren't many P90 archtops available in this price range.