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Apr 27, 2021 - 5:16:16 AM

Tanked

USA

3 posts since 8/1/2013

Trying to decide between a Loar Honey Creek 110 (A Style) , the Recording King A Style or go cheaper with a Hola?   Any advice? Any comments?
Sarcasm? Constructive? :)

Edited by - Tanked on 04/27/2021 05:25:59

Apr 27, 2021 - 5:53:20 AM
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168 posts since 9/20/2012

You get what you pay for.
Spend as much as you can realistically afford. Your instrument will sound better and play easier. That will make you want to play and practice. Instruments that sound crummy and are hard to play increase the likelihood that you will not play, get frustrated, and give up. Spend the money; in the long run, it is one of the cheapest forms of entertainment you can find. Have fun!

Apr 27, 2021 - 6:16:13 AM

259 posts since 1/12/2011

Great advice from the Yooper !

Apr 27, 2021 - 6:21 AM

Tanked

USA

3 posts since 8/1/2013

quote:
Originally posted by Yooper

You get what you pay for.
Spend as much as you can realistically afford. Your instrument will sound better and play easier. That will make you want to play and practice. Instruments that sound crummy and are hard to play increase the likelihood that you will not play, get frustrated, and give up. Spend the money; in the long run, it is one of the cheapest forms of entertainment you can find. Have fun!


Can not think of better advice.   Thanks...

Apr 27, 2021 - 10:45:14 AM

TSSN

USA

1016 posts since 1/3/2011

I've tried the Recording King, but not the Loar. That RK was a solid entry level mandolin, probably due largely to a good set up. Either one is better than the Hola, IMHO.

Still, Yooper is right, if you can afford more, you should...

Apr 27, 2021 - 12:02:10 PM

122 posts since 2/15/2012

I can't speak for the LM110, but I can speak of my primary Mandolin, a LM700, the tone is superior to the F9 and
the KM 1000 that I sold off after choosing The Loar LM700.

Apr 28, 2021 - 5:36:36 AM

mandoist

Netherlands

82 posts since 1/4/2011

For a certain sum, you can own my "Loar".

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