1915 Larson Bros Dyer Harp Guitar Style 8. SN 691. Guitar Database.

Larson Bros Dyer | Harp Guitar Style 8 | 1915 | SN:691

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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: Harp Guitar Style 8
  • Serial no: 691
  • Year: 1915
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and sides: Mahogany
  • Headstock: slotted
  • Headstock inlay: flower pattern of pearl and abalone
  • Inlays: “Tree-of-life” pearl fingerboard inlay
  • Purfling: Abalone
  • Nut Width: 1 7/8″
  • Scale length: 25.5″
  • Total Length: 42″
  • Lower bout width: 15.5″
  • Notes: sold through Elderly music. “this model is the rarest of all the instruments built by the Larson brothers (only a few are known to exist)”
  • Here’s something you don’t see everyday!

    The owner, Charlie at Tall Toad Music says: “An original American made Dyer #8 harp guitar made in (approximately) 1915. This was the top-of-the-line Dyer harp guitar and is considered the “holy grail” of harp guitars. In fact there are only 12 known to exist! This particular guitar has a custom side carving veneer (seemingly original by the look of the finish) that has never been seen before, making it truly unique. It is completely playable and is entirely original, except for some small pieces of the elaborate “tree of life” inlay expertly replaced by the genius of pearl inlay, Larry Robinson, some replaced bridge pins and a replaced fretwire saddle. In addition there is some minimal finish touchup around the original bridge by master luthier Chris Berkov, as well as a thorough cleaning and setup by Dexter Johnson of Carmel music. Sounds incredible with excellent playability. This is a true find and will be an amazing addition to any world-class guitar collection. Comes with a brand new custom Cedar Creek hard shell case.”

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