For your consideration a 1930s Stahl Style 6 in a Natural finish. This guitar was made by the Larson Brothers in Chicago! Carl & August Larson moved from Sweden to Chicago in the late 1880s, initially working as guitar luthiers until the opportunity presented itself to purchase Maurer & Company from Robert Maurer in 1900. They patented many guitar building techniques that would become industry standards. They even played a small role in building one of Les Pauls first prototypes!
Specs! This guitar is in good condition. It has had a neck reset. It has been refretted. It has a newer bone nut and saddle. The bridge cracked at one point and has since been repaired and reglued. Some of the braces were reglued. The top seam was reglued. There are holes on the bottom where a trapeze tail piece once was. Binding has been reglued where it was needed. Tons of scratches and play wear all over the body. Nickel 3 to a plate tuners with ivoroid buttons. Brazilian rosewood headstock over lay with pearl bowtie inlay. It has a 1-7/8″ nut width. Mahogany neck with a depth of .92″ at the first fret and 1.20″ at the twelfth fret (round shape). Bound ebony fingerboard with a 20″ radius. Refretted with 19 narrow frets currently in very good condition (the binding had to be reglued for the refret). X braced. Spruce top with Brazilian rosewood back and sides. Multicolored Purfling and rosette. Ebony bridge with a bone saddle. Maple bridge plate. Comes with a non-original soft shell case. Weighs 3 pounds and 7.6 ounces.
Such a cool part of American guitar history! Beautiful purfling work all around the body. Big comfortable mahogany neck. Brazilian rosewood back and sides! It has a wonderful big and warm tone. Easily covers many styles, shines in country, swing and blues! Truly a very endearing instrument that exudes a unique intimate personality. At nearly 90 years old it’s not hard to tell that this guitar has been loved by all who have played it. These guitars are becoming rare and rare, you don’t often find them in this playable condition. Not just a cool part of guitar history but also an amazing instrument that has a character all it own!
Model: Style 6
Case: Comes with a non-original soft shell case.
Weight: 3 pounds and 7.6 ounces.
Condition: This guitar is in good condition.
Modifications: Its had a neck reset. It has a new bone nut and saddle. It has been refretted. The bridge at one point cracked, has been repaired and reglued. Some bracing were reglued. The center seam was reglued. Binding has been reglued were needed. At one point it had a trapeze tail piece on it, there are holes were it was installed. Tons of scratches and player wear all over the body.
Comments: Amazing piece of guitar history built by the inventive Larson Brothers!