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Loar Mandolin 1924

Yesterday, I picked me up a Gibson Lloyd Loar mandolin made in 1924

And then I put it back down again before its owner got too nervous.

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The legendary Lloyd Loar was a master luthier whose mandolins and guitars made for the Gibson musical instrument in the early 1920s are among the most highly coveted ever created. And this one sure had that ring thing goin’ on!

More photos of this and other Loars played that day will follow shortly.

But after a day of playing vintage Gibsons and Martins, today will be spent back at the Martin factory, with another look at the newest Martins just out for NAMM.

Photos of theTD-M Sinker Mahogany model released

Photos of the TD-M Sinker Mahogany

To whet your appetite for our exclusive review (publishing Friday, May 10), here are some photos of the TD-M for your enjoyment and envy.

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