Larson Maurer | Parlor | 1920’s | SN:6691
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- Year: 1920’s
- Top: Spruce
- Back and sides: Brazilian rosewood
- Neck: Mahogany
- Upper Bout: 9 3/8″
- Lower bout : 12 3/4″
- Body Length 18 1/4″
- Depth: 3 7/8″ – 3 5/16″
- Scale Length: 24 1/8″
- Nut Width: 1 13/16″
- String spacing: 2 3/8″
- Bridge: Ebony
- Binding: Rosewood
- Rosette: Marquetry
- Backstrip: Marquetry
- Purfling: Marquetry
This is an example of an early Maurer parlor guitar from the 1920’s. Guitars from this period are often ladder braced- this one has a Z style bracing, which is somewhere between X and Ladder. With it’s colourful purfling and Brazilian rosewood back, this is a handsome instrument.
The prior owner has this to say about this guitar “It is stamped Maurer on the back center seam reinforcement and there is a serial number there as well which is clearly visible in the photos. This guitar is diagonally braced in a semi Z pattern and has a maple bridge plate.
The back and sides are beautiful quarter sawn old growth Brazilian Rosewood and are crack free. The top is Adirondack Spruce and is also crack free. The neck has been professionally reset and the guitar plays like butter.
The guitar is all original except for the replaced bone nut and bone saddle. The top does show some picking wear below the soundhole but the frets and fret board are in perfect shape. Minimal dings and scratches as might be expected on a very well taken care of guitar of this age.”
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