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

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Robert Maurer worked as a luthier in Chicago, Illinois in the closing years of the 19th century, and on his retirement in 1900, sold his company to the Larson Brothers. The Larsons were Swedish immigrants who had been working as craftsmen and luthiers for other companies. The Maurer trade mark became the flagship line for the Larson brothers, who built other models under names like Euphonon and Prairie State.

This Maurer 551 by the Larson Brothers 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 of the Larson Brothers Maurer 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 touch ups and some overspray.

This beautiful Maurer guitar by the Larson Brothers is fully playable and is sold with a newer hard shell case.


Price: $6,500.00 CAD
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  • Model: Model 551
  • Year: 1929 | Approximate year
  • Finish Natural
  • Class: Vintage
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 14/03/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 3.63lbs 1.65kg
  • Scale Length: 25.6in 650.1mm
  • Nut Width: 1.89in 48mm
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