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C. 1918 Maurer/Larson Style 487

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Case: Hardshell case

This Maurer guitar is a variation of the Larson Brothers style 487, and is truly a "parlor guitar" in every sense. It's date of manufacture was estimated to be c.1918 by Robert Carl Hoffman, author of "The Larsons' Creations, Guitars and Mandolins" and an authority on these instruments. This little ladder-braced wonder features a spruce top and oak back & sides; there were a small number of guitars built under the Maurer name using oak mainly between 1915 and the early 1930's. The style 487 would typically have had pearl dot inlays, but this instrument features fancier inlay cuts and a bound peghead as well. There is evidence that a tailpiece was added to the guitar and then removed at some point. The pyramid bridge is a nicely made replacement. This would make an excellent guitar for fingerstyle or old-time players...demo video coming soon!


About us: Lowe Vintage Instrument Company specializes in bringing our customers the finest vintage fretted instruments in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Since opening our storefront in downtown Burlington, North Carolina in 2014, we have been recognized by NAMM as one of the top music retailers in the world with their annual “Top 100 Dealer” award for three consecutive years. Whether you’re looking to buy your very first vintage instrument or want to sell a lifetime’s collection, we appreciate the opportunity to earn your business.

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Ad Number 149038
Posted: Jan 3, 2020 12:02 PM CDT

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Lowe Vintage Instrument Co.
327 S Main St.
Burlington NC 27215

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