Lloyd Allayre Loar (1886-1943) was a prominent musician, acoustical engineer, and consultant to Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Company in the early 1920s. Loar was awarded 13 U.S. Patents for his designs of musical instruments including keyboard amplification systems, piano key designs, and more. As a consultant to Gibson, Loar fostered the development of the heralded “Master Model” line which included the F5 mandolin, H5 mandola, and the L5 guitar (while working at Gibson, Loar was known as "Master Loar"). In his later years, Loar was a professor at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois where he taught about The Physics of Music. We were fortunate to obtain a copy of a student’s lab notebook from Loar’s widow, that was prepared during one of Professor Loar’s Physics of Music class in the summer of 1943. This must-have book gets you as close as you can get to Lloyd Loar to learn about musical acoustics directly from this master. All drawings and illustrations have been faithfully reproduced to ensure they are close as possible to what Professor Loar drew on the chalkboard. A wonderful treatise on the acoustics of music.
• 8-1/2˝ x 11˝
• 42 pages, spiral bound
• annotated by Roger H. Siminoff
• fully illustrated