Not only is this one of the rarest of all Loar signed F-5’s, this is a “Lost Loar” that was not even known to exist until we found it, and it’s the only one we have ever seen in “untouched” condition---a true attic find that has not been polished or repaired or re-fretted . The smell is heavenly—the patina is real—this is what magic is all about! Check out the others that are out there and then look at this one.


The original case still has dozens of New-Old Stock Strings in it, just as found. It HAS NOT been set-up or molested by a technician - it is just as found with the original strings except one we replaced from the old stock in the case that was broken. The case handle is missing (very typical of leather that is almost 100 years old).

THE BEST PART IS: IT SOUNDS GREAT!!! Mandolin experts and World class players, Lloyd Stark, Gary Vessel, and Joe Weed played it here in the store, and it was unbelievable! Joe owns a Loar and he said “This one blows mine away! And with old strings!

This instrument falls under our used/vintage policy and is therefore not eligible for return.

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New Merchandise purchased in the Store: 3 days full sale price refund with all original packaging and documentation. 10 days exchange or store credit. VINTAGE or used gear: Due to the delicate nature of the instruments, all sales are final. NOTE: We will credit you up to 2% of the purchase price of the instrument toward your air fair to come and play your choice and compare it to hundreds of others in our store!!! We feel very strongly that you MUST play, feel, touch, and hear a Guitar to make an intelligent decision, and we would rather help pay your travel expenses than go to the trouble and RISK of shipping instruments back and forth.