Prairie State | F Hole Model | 1939 | SN:1544
Luthier Facts :
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: F hole
Serial no: 1544
Back and sides: Flamed Maple
Top Bracing: Laminated X brace, internal steel bar body support.
Headstock inlay: flower pattern of pearl and abalone
Neck: Laminated 2 piece maple with dark centre strip
Fingerboard inlay: pearl block inlays
Nut Width: 1 11/16″
Scale length: 25.5″
Lower bout width: 17″
Depth: 3 1/2- 4″
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)”
Tony Klassen of New Era guitars travelled to Elderly music to sample this fine instrument and says: “This is a killer guitar! 17” Prairie State “f” hole. I made a trip up to Elderly’s just to play it.” … he described the tone as “Between arch top and flat top is the best way to explain it.
-Interview with Tony Klassen of New Era guitars: here.
-Browse through more larson guitars in our database: here
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