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Auditorium

⚌Reduced‼ Larson Bros Prairie State Steel String Brazilian Natural, 1930s

⚌Reduced‼ Larson Bros Prairie State Steel String Brazilian Natural, 1930s

Here’s a real beauty! This is a Larson Bros Prairie State steel string guitar, likely a Model 425 with a OOO sized body, Adirondack Spruce top paired with Brazilian Rosewood for the sides and back. It is likely that the bridge is a replacement – the original would have had engraved, inlaid stars on each of the bridge ‘wings’. The Larson Brothers, Carl and August, began working for the Robert Maurer guitar company in 1893. In 1900, Maurer decided to retire, and the Larsons and investors purchased the company. Over the years, Carl bought out the investors giving the brothers full control.

Vintage
Price: $8,999.99 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Maurer 551 by Larson Brothers. Steel String Guitar, late 1920s

❌SOLD❌  Maurer 551 by Larson Brothers. Steel String Guitar, late 1920s

This Larson Brothers Maurer 551 dates to the late 1920s and uses an Auditorium sized body, 15 inches wide. As was often the case in the period, there is no serial number and records are scarce, so it is difficult to date exactly. The top is Spruce, the back and sides are Brazilian Rosewood, with a number of old repairs to both. The neck is mahogany, with Ebony used for the fingerboard and bridge. The scale length is a modern 25.6 inches, and the nut width a fairly wide 1.9 inches. The finish base is original but there are a number of touchups and some overspray.

Vintage
Price: $6,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Avalon Ard Ri A3 330 Walnut Jumbo Guitar, 2016

❌SOLD❌  Avalon Ard Ri A3 330 Walnut Jumbo Guitar, 2016

Built in Newtownards, Northern Ireland, the Avalon Ard Ri A3 330 shows the influence of the company’s history with George Lowden, but also new in-house designs. Lowden Guitars is still operating and producing high quality instruments under the leadership of George Lowden. The original Lowden company was on the verge of folding in 1988 due to weak demand for acoustic guitars, a situation pressuring many builders at the time.

New
Price: $4,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Avalon Ard Ri L2-310C Jumbo Cutaway Amazaque, 2016

❌SOLD❌ Avalon Ard Ri L2-310C Jumbo Cutaway Amazaque, 2016

Built in Newtownards, Northern Ireland, the Avalon Ard Ri L2-310C shows the influence of the company’s history with George Lowden, but also new in-house designs. Lowden Guitars is still operating and producing high quality instruments under the leadership of George Lowden. The original Lowden company was on the verge of folding in 1988 due to weak demand for acoustic guitars, a situation pressuring many builders at the time.

New
Price: $4,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Avalon A200 Auditorium Steel String Guitar, 2003

❌SOLD❌ Avalon A200 Auditorium Steel String Guitar, 2003

The Avalon A200 is a classic Auditorium sized guitar, producing a wonderfully rich, balanced tone with depth and sparkle from its Sitka Spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides.

Used
Price: $1,500.00 CAD

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