1916 Larson Stetson. SN unknown. Guitar Database.

Stetson | 1916 | SN:unknown

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Luthier Facts :
Name: Larson
Location: Chicago

Wait list: No longer in production
RIYL: Larson Brothers are considered to have built excellent guitars during the prewar Golden period of Martin and Gibson guitars.
Note: (RIYL) Recommended If You Like

  • Model: Stetson
  • Serial no: unknown
  • Year: 1916
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and sides: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Headstock: slotted
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Bridge: Ebony

  • Robert from Bearpawfiddles.com who was selling this instrument says:

    “Here is a sweet little guitar made in 1916 by the Larson brothers for the Stetson music company. For you collectors, you know who I mean. Novices and pickers do your homework, This is one real treasure that has a really great sound that will amaze you. A full resonant voice with great sustain. Very clear bell like tones. Brazilian rosewood back and sides, and fine grained spruce top make up the body the neck is mahogany with an ebony fingerboard.

    -Browse through more larson guitars in our database: here

    The frets look great and I suspect there is a re-fret job in its past. This guitar is strung with silk and steel strings to an ebony bridge with newer pins. The intonation is perfect and the action is low. It is not oversprayed, but it has been polished. The top is free of cracks and repairs.

    There is only one crack on the upper bout on the low side, and it is repaired. The tuning machines are original and in great condition though on key is slightly bent. This is 12 frets to the body. Comes with a hard shell case. Comes with provenance from Robert Hartman author of “The Larson Creations, Guitars and Mandolins.”

    © Robert from bearpawfiddles (used with permission)

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