Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars
Hardware:4.7 out of 5 stars
Sound:4.7 out of 5 stars
Value:4.8 out of 5 stars
Average:4.8 out of 5 stars

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The Loar LH‌-350-VS Hand-Carved


  • Great tonewood
  • Comfortable
  • Old style looks


  • Pricier
  • Neck might be a little bit too bulky

It is not that hard to create a really good guitar with great features if you can price it at around $2000 and up but the real mastery is producing a guitar that sounds as if it is twice or thrice as much as it actually does. The Loar has achieved that mastery by dedication, craftsmanship, quality and precision that produced LH‌-350-VS – a beautiful, jazz guitar with sound that can match any higher-priced model on the market.


LH‌-350 features solid hand-carved Spruce top and maple back and sides. The C-profile neck is mahogany with mop inlay markers. The Florentine cutaway makes this model very comfortable, gives you access to upper frets, and is great for soloing as well as accompaniments. The model also has a bone nut, one of the most beloved materials for players that produces a bright, clear tone,  and compensated ebony bridge that enhances the sound of the guitar. Headstock inlay is a Mother-of-Pearl “Fleur-de-Lys” design and the fretboard is bound rosewood. All of these materials come together to create the bright, loud sound that fits classic style very well. And last, but not least, the finish is sunburnt giving this model old style design.


The Loar has equipped their LH-350-VS with basic hardware but standard, good quality. A lot of the times companies overdo some aspects to up the price or make it more flashy. With this model you get the standard, good quality material that also allows you to buy it at a much lower price. LH-350-VS comes with an open-geared butterbean tuning machine and a two-way truss rod. The bridge is made of ebody, quite a sturdy material that lasts very long and helps the guitar resonate. The Kent Armstrong floating pickup enhances the natural tone and adds a bit of “sweetness”.

Loar LH‌-350 Sound

For the price that it is offered at, the quality of the sound is rather astonishing. Great guitar for jazz as well as blues, LH‌-350-VS delivers that sweet, warm sound much needed for these genres. Full, clean sound is probably what anyone is looking for in a great jazz guitar and that is what you will get with this one.


The Loar’s  LH‌-350-VS is an award-winning model for a reason. Through construction method and materials used, they have gone over and beyond to meet and exceed customers’ needs and expectations. In case of LH-350-VS, The Loar has managed to create something of a very nice quality that will be at a cost accessible to beginners as well. This model is definitely a no miss and will last you for years with sound and tone only getting better and better.

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