Designed by Greg Rich and inspired by the pioneering designs of. the Golden Age, guitars and mandolins by The Loar combine. expert craftsmanship and classic designs. Embodying the spirit of the rare and costly vintage mandolins from the Golden Age, the new all-solid mandolins from The Loar has high-end features at an affordable price. With an Abalone/ M.O.P. Florentine-style headstock inlay designed by Greg Rich, The Loar fulfills every artistic demand.