Lloyd Allayre Loar (1886-1943) was a prominent musician, acoustical engineer, and consultant to Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Company in the early 1920s and was awarded 13 U.S. Patents for his designs of musical instruments. As a consultant to Gibson, Loar fostered the development of the heralded “Artist Model” line which included the F5 mandolin, H5 mandola, and the L5 guitar. In his later years, Loar was a professor at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. 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 be 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.
• 8-1/2˝ x 11˝
• 42 pages, spiral bound
• annotated by Roger H. Siminoff
• fully illustrated