Lloyd Loar Site

October 2, 2007

Nicolai Foss

To anyone interested in archtops, Lloyd Loar is a towering figure because of his design of the Gibson L5, the introduction of f-holes on guitars and mandolins (and other instruments in the mandolin family), changing the position of the guitar’s bridge, neck and fingerboard relative to earlier designs, etc. Here is an elaborate tribute that, however, mainly focuses on the mandolin side of his innovations.


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