Bill Graham Plays a Loar

by | 20 Sep, 2009

Mandolin players, if you have ever wondered what it would be like to play an vintage mandolin from the 1920’s then this is the story for you.

Bill Graham has read or talked about the holy-grail mandolins since the 1970s. He has listened to them make music on recordings and marveled at the rich, clean tones.

He went for years with only faint hope that he would ever get to play one.

…the sound, feel and playability were different for me, too. I’ve held a Loar in disrepair, but this was my first opportunity to actually play one, high adventure for a bluegrass/jazz-grass fan – Bill Graham

Read Bill Graham’s article on Mandolin Cafe