Just ordered one of Bob's new Loar series voiced after Herschel Sizemore's favorite Loar. He had sent me one to evaluate from the same batch that Mike Marshall's came from. It is a departure from his original series that have a throaty clear even tone and pop on every note I love so much. It is voiced higher but what a warm sweet balanced voice it has with clear cutting trebles. Still has plenty of depth, pop and chop and the notes have an air around them that I just cannot put it down. To complete the mojo he even has a limited supply of 220+ year old virgin red spruce from 4500' elevation and the same mountain range used for the original Loars. Will be awesome to have the original Altman tone and his new Loar tone as both are very valid and useful. What a wide tonal palette. Pinch me!
Disclaimer: No financial interest just a long time fan of Altman guitars and mandolins!