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    You guys may have seen these I don't know but if not hear's a link.
    New loar archtop
    Have I seen that headstock logo or something like it before???
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    Just as I thought. He never really left us, he simply moved to Korea.


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    THE LOAR is a registered trademark of Greg Rich (I think) and another attempt at making an instrument that is both well made and will sell for a reasonable price. That sticker is tacky, however.

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    Does anyone else think that using Loar's name on imports is cheesy? The poor guy is probably turning over in his grave.
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    The Laor trademark is now owned by Music Link Greg sold it to them with the Recording King

    In regards to what Lloyd would think I think the above comment is completely an attemt to put words in a dead mans mouth

    I believe Mr. Loar was as all people interested in instrument r and d looking towards frontiers and expanding the limits and abilities

    I dont believe he was political

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    I had heard that there was also to be a mandolin line. Anybody else hear?

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    Summer NAMM in 3 days. I'll take pictures.
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    On "Star Trek -- The Next Generation," wasn't Loar the evil twin brother android of Cmdr. Data? (Or was that "Lore"?) Maybe we have to be worried about where these guitars and mandolins are coming from...
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    Quote Originally Posted by (allenhopkins @ July 11 2006, 20:19)
    On "Star Trek -- The Next Generation," wasn't Loar the evil twin brother android of Cmdr. Data? (Or was that "Lore"?) Maybe we have to be worried about where these guitars and mandolins are coming from...
    There were some significant differences between the two androids though. Lore had a laquer finish and Data was varnish, as well Data was Virzi free.
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    I believe Bruce Weber built one or two F-5's with that on the headstock.

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    Buffalo Brothers Guitars had one for the longest time.
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    Bruce Weber and Greg Rich had a partnership to build the "Loar" Mandolin but it was a short lived project. They built a small number of the Loars before they parted company. I heard they did not see eye to eye on some aspects of the production. The Weber built Loars are fine looking instruments - not to be confused with the ones built after the partnership had ended or the ones being built now.

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    I seem to recall the one at Buffalo Brothers was not made by Bruce Weber. It was discussed here some time ago.

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    That was my thought on too. The fit and finish didn't seem up to Bruce's standards.
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    " I seem to recall the one at Buffalo Brothers was not made by Bruce Weber. "

    All I know is ... I played a "The Loar", and it's owner told me he bought it from Buffalo Bros. It was Weber signed. (shrug)

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    Was it the all black one?
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    Black? No. The one I played was amberish ... so perhaps we're talking about different instruments.

    I though it was weird, though because it had a radiused fretboard ... which seemed un-Loar-like.

    In the end, it seemed more like a varnished Weber than a Loar.




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    I played the black one at Buffalo Bros. It did sound like a very finish heavy Weber to me.
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    Maybe it was Verne Brekke that spoke to this topic some time back. I think he said that Bruce did not make any black faced "Loars."

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