Holidays.net Online Store

Holdays.net Home


December 18th, 2014
International Migrants Day

December 19th, 2014
International South-South Cooperation Day

December 20th, 2014
International Human Solidarity Day

December 21st, 2014
December Solstice

December 24th, 2014
Christmas Eve

December 24th, 2014
Last day of Chanukah

December 25th, 2014
Christmas Day

December 26th, 2014
Kwanzaa

December 31st, 2014
New Year's Eve

January 1st, 2015
New Year's Day

January 3rd, 2015
Prophet's Birthday

January 6th, 2015
Epiphany

January 7th, 2015
Orthodox Christmas Day

January 13th, 2015
Stephen Foster Memorial Day

January 14th, 2015
Orthodox New Year

January 16th, 2015
Lee Jackson Day

January 19th, 2015
Confederate Memorial Day

January 19th, 2015
Martin Luther King Day

January 19th, 2015
Robert E Lee's Birthday

January 19th, 2015
Civil Rights Day

January 19th, 2015
Idaho Human Rights Day

 



Search:

Very Rare 1930's Lloyd Loar Vivitone Guitar Post-gibson Acoustic W/ Case For Sale

Very Rare 1930's Lloyd Loar Vivitone Guitar Post-gibson Acoustic W/ Case

Very Rare ViviTone Guitar by Lloyd Loar
The mandolins and other instruments that Lloyd Loar built while working for Gibson are well known for their quality and innovation. Today, some of them demand prices into the six figure range. After Loar left Gibson in 1924, he started a company called ViviTone which built guitars, mandolins and other instruments. The Vivitone company used many innovative designs but was ultimately not successful commercially and closed down in 1937 (as did many companies, this was in the middle of the great depression). Before the business closed it did produce a few instruments, many of which are now kept in private collections and museums due to their rarity.
Up for sale is one of these rare guitars produced by the ViviTone company. The guitar has two spruce soundboards, one on top, and the other on the back. This was a design feature used to improve the tone and projection of the guitar. I've never seen another guitar like it. You'll notice a large rectangular hole on the upper side. This is for the electric pickup system. Most of these guitars never had pickup systems installed in them (including this one). The guitars were originally sold with the promise that as soon as the pickup systems were available, the purchaser of the guitar could return it to ViviTone and they would install the pickup system. The company went out of buisness before most of the guitars could have the pickups installed.
There are a few cracks on the top and back, all of which have been professionally repaired and cleated. Also, the guitar has just been to my luthier for a complete setup and was given a clean bill of health. The guitar has a big "V" neck and a non-adjustable truss rod. The case in the pictures is included. Free Shipping in the continental USA.
Most of us will never be able to afford a Lloyd Loar Gibson mandolin, so this is your chance to own a Lloyd Loar instrument at a very affordable price!
Here are a few of the guitar's guitar length: 983 mm (38-11/16″)
Back length (including ribs): 464 mm (18-1/4″)
Upper bout width: 247 mm (9-23/32″)
Waist width: 199 mm (7-27/32″)
Lower bout width: 331 mm (13″)
Rib height (including edging) at heel: 95 mm (3-3/4″)
Rib height, at waist: 95 mm (3-3/4″)
Rib height, at end block: 95 mm (3-3/4″)
Head length: 177 mm (6-31/32″)
Head width, top: 64 mm (2-1/2″)
Head width, bottom: 67 mm (2-5/8″)
Neck length (nut to ribs): 342 mm (13-15/32″)
Neck width, nut: 47 mm (1-7/8″)
Neck width, heel: 60 mm (2-3/8″)
Soundhole height: 38 mm (1-1/2″)
Soundhole width: 94 mm (3-11/16″)
Vibrating string length (nut to bridge edge): high E: 617 mm (24-9/32″); low E: 625 mm (24-5/8″)
Very Rare 1930's Lloyd Loar Vivitone Guitar Post-gibson Acoustic W/ Case

This item has been shown 0 times.

Buy Now

Very Rare 1930's Lloyd Loar Vivitone Guitar Post-gibson Acoustic W/ Case:
$1,799




Guitar Fender String Les Paul Epipho Custom Style Acoustic Metal Steel Black New picture
Guitar Fender String Les Paul Epipho Custom Style Acoustic Metal Steel Black New


Taylor Gs Mini-e Koa Fltd Acoustic Electric Guitar Fall Limited Gs Mini Koa picture
Taylor Gs Mini-e Koa Fltd Acoustic Electric Guitar Fall Limited Gs Mini Koa


Dean Flight Series Travel Acoustic Guitar Mahogany picture
Dean Flight Series Travel Acoustic Guitar Mahogany


Simon & Patrick | Luthier | S&p 6 Pro Mahogany | +hard Case | +original Receipt picture
Simon & Patrick | Luthier | S&p 6 Pro Mahogany | +hard Case | +original Receipt


Taylor Big Baby picture
Taylor Big Baby


New Beginners Red Acoustic Guitar+gigbag+strap+tuner+lesson And More picture
New Beginners Red Acoustic Guitar+gigbag+strap+tuner+lesson And More


1995 Esteve Classical Acoustic Guitar Mod 6004 With Carry Case Look picture
1995 Esteve Classical Acoustic Guitar Mod 6004 With Carry Case Look


Dean Flight Series Travel Acoustic Guitar Mahogany picture
Dean Flight Series Travel Acoustic Guitar Mahogany


Dean Flight Series Travel Acoustic Guitar Mahogany picture
Dean Flight Series Travel Acoustic Guitar Mahogany


Guitar Fender String Les Custom Case New Bag Wood Style Acoustic Metal Steel New picture
Guitar Fender String Les Custom Case New Bag Wood Style Acoustic Metal Steel New