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The Music Link Acoustic Instruments

For those who own or are interested in these fine recreations of vintage instruments. Includes: Recording King; The Loar; Antonio Hermosa Guitars; Lucida Guitars; and Savannah & Koloaukuleles.

Members: 16
Latest Activity: Feb 7

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LH250 SN 5 Replies

Would be nice to hear reviews and comments on this all solid wood guitar.  This is my first all solid wood.  Living on the prairies with severe weather fluctuations and low humidity in the winter it…Continue

Started by Stepan Chornov. Last reply by Michael S. Jackson Dec 8, 2012.

LOAR LH300 ARCHTOP 5 Replies

Can anyone tell me if the Loar guitar is worth the money? I've seen a couple of films on YouTube but they are from a guitar seller so he maybe just talking the talk to sell these guitarsThanks :)Continue

Started by Janet vanGoudswaard. Last reply by Michael S. Jackson Dec 5, 2012.

Loar 309 Archtop 17 Replies

Hi all. Just ordered a Loar 309 VS from a local dealer/luthier (Loar is sold through The Music Link and these are all solid top, hand carved and graduated. Not from school but top thickness). I've…Continue

Started by Michael S. Jackson. Last reply by Michael S. Jackson Jun 25, 2012.

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Comment by FloridaGull on February 7, 2014 at 5:46am

I kind of just noticed this group - and, I have a Lucida LG-540 classical guitar I "won" some time ago from the Goodwill auction site (May 2013) - which appears to be a "Music Link" product - so, I'll be member number 16... ;-)

Anyway, here are pics of the Lucida after I cleaned her up and put on new strings:

The Lucida has a laminate cedar top, laminate mahogany back and sides, a mahogany neck, and rosewood fingerboard and bridge.  I cleaned/polished her up, oiled the fingerboard - twice - and put D'Addario EJ46 classical strings on her.  Bought the Lucida for about $40 - and that included the shipping.  Add about $10 for the strings...

It is certainly not a high-end classical guitar, but it is quite playable, has a decent tone, and seems to be constructed reasonably well - all fine attributes for the "lab" guitar... ;-)

Comment by Ian Roberts on March 19, 2013 at 4:59pm
Hi everyone. Nice to find a group for RK/Loar etc. I just bought my first Recording King, an ROS-16. I must admit that I went to the shop with all intentions of buying a Seagull Coastline Cedar Folk. And in all honesty I was impressed with it when I tried it. But, as soon as I tried the ROS-16 I knew immediately that it was the guitar for me. I love the 000 body size and the wide nut gives plenty of room. The v profiled neck is really comfortable too. And the tone, playability and craftsmanship are all top notch. I'm not saying that I will never buy any other brand, but I will certainly own other RKs too. I'm actually looking into buying a Loar LO-16! Great to meet you all
Ian
Comment by Bill Wray on June 9, 2012 at 12:26pm

I think they are definitely worth the money - my personal guitar is a LH-309, and I love it to death!  The Loar makes great quality guitars for the money - especially since when comparing the competition, depending on what model you are talking about, The Loar usually has more 'high end' features, like a nitro finish or solid hand carved construction.  

Bill

www.mydaughtersmusic.com

Comment by Edward Sparks on March 9, 2012 at 4:21am

Congrats Brent!  Post some pics please!  Edward

Comment by Brent Faloon on March 8, 2012 at 9:37pm

Well, I bought the RK 35 and am well pleased with that decision. Nice instrument...good tone all the way up the neck, good construction, fit and finish. Not a lot of bling but that's ok, I listen with my ears not my eyes. Yep, well pleased indeed. 

Comment by Brent Faloon on February 26, 2012 at 9:08am

Does anybody own or have experience with the Rk-35? I am going to check out a very slightly used one with a couple of upgrades tomorrow and would be interested in any feedback. Thanks. Brent

Comment by Brandon McHose on January 20, 2012 at 12:02am

Hey everyone!

My new album 'Late Night' is now out! You can grab a copy on iTunes, here's the link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/late-night-ep/id494026029

I'd love to know what you all think about it, and I hope you enjoy it!

Brandon McHose

Comment by Matthew Crabtree on May 18, 2011 at 7:50am
After looking for a replacement for my 1929 L-00 I picked up an LH-200. I must have played everyone I could find in the gulf coast region of Texas. I have had it a few months now and it is three times the instrument the price says it is. the problem I'm running into now it finding a case for it. The case Music link told me to get is the 000 guardian case but the website says the body cavity is 20 inches long where the spec sheet for the LH-200 says the body is 20.25 inches.
Comment by Michael D Krampitz on April 1, 2011 at 4:26pm
Right now I don't have any of the fine acoustic instuments that are mention ,But I have had my eye on the Recording King guitars.I do own some fine acoustic insturments.I have a Mandolin( I know Ed has seen a picture of it ) it is a Old Hickory Nashville Tennesse,there is a picture of it on my profile just hit view all pictures.You can also see a 1936 Gibson L7,and my Gibson A 1915 mandolin Its black.
Comment by Michael S. Jackson on February 1, 2011 at 3:59pm
One last thing... I would feel unappreciative if I didn't express my thanks to Acoustic Guitar magazine for introducing me to these instruments in the first place. Of the four I wrote about at this group, three (the guitars) were reviewed in the magazine, with video. These were honest reviews and I am very much indebted to AG for them! Thanks - m
 

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