View Full Version : Loar era gibson

Feb-16-2008, 11:19am
This is my Loar Ukulele..... ok, it was made probably around 1927, so "post-Loar" Gibson style 3 soprano. Wonderful uke, perfect intonation, really great tone. They made them well.

And no, I won't sell it for under 100,000.00 even though it's un-signed... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

Feb-16-2008, 8:30pm
118 views, no comments? C'mon, it's a Gibson, one of their finest!

Bill Snyder
Feb-16-2008, 9:38pm
Looks good Neal. All mahogany?

Feb-17-2008, 8:16am
All mahogany, this is a treat to play, the tone is second to none. You can hear it on "the Bluke"(Blue Uke) at my myspace below. Now I need another one. Talk about MAS, UAS, GAS. So addicting.

Bill Snyder
Feb-17-2008, 9:10am
Neal I just had a listen on your myspace site. Sounds good. You and Mr. Lawler do a good job.
I have the wood and am planning to build a tenor uke. I should probably finish up the mandolin sitting on my desk first, but the ukulele might be a nice diversion.

Steve Cantrell
Feb-17-2008, 9:27am
I think it's cool. Like the mandolin, an instrument with character.

Feb-17-2008, 10:03am
Wow don't see many of those around. #How did you come about owning it? Any interesting history?

Jim Garber
Feb-17-2008, 10:36am
That is a pretty rare style 3 Gibson, I believe the top of their uke line. I have style 1 that is a very nice uke.

Feb-17-2008, 10:42am
I can tell you're proud of thaten' And everyright to be. Very nice. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Feb-17-2008, 11:23am
Wow don't see many of those around. How did you come about owning it? Any interesting history?
Thanks, yes, I'm pretty proud of this little thing. I had a solid body electric tenor uke, custom from Ko'olau, and my friend Jon loves tenor, and wanted it, I wanted the Gibson, we traded. This Gibson changed my perspective of the soprano uke.

Y'know, at the time this was made, someone there that had a hand in the building of it, probably had shaken hands with Lloyd, or passed him in the hall with a nod at one time earlier..

Fortunately, the old Gibson ukes do not command the prices of the same era Gibson mandolins, but the tone is just as sweet.