1939 Larson Bros Prairie State F hole model. SN 1544. Guitar Database.

Prairie State | F Hole Model | 1939 | SN:1544


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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: F hole
  • Serial no: 1544
  • Year: 1939
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and sides: Flamed Maple
  • Top Bracing: Laminated X brace, internal steel bar body support.
  • Headstock: solid
  • Headstock inlay: flower pattern of pearl and abalone
  • Neck: Laminated 2 piece maple with dark centre strip
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Fingerboard inlay: pearl block inlays
  • Bridge: adjustable
  • 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.

    Resources:
    -Interview with Tony Klassen of New Era guitars: here.
    -Browse through more larson guitars in our database: here

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