1920s Larson Brothers Maurer 551 Acoustic Guitar. Up for sale is a stunning and quite rare 1920s Larson Brothers Maurer model 551 in its original natural finish. There are many variations of the Maurer branded Larson Brothers instruments and the 551 model is the closest we found to this instrument. This 12 fret guitar features a spruce top with beautifully grained Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, ebony fingerboard and bridge with cross inlays. The neck is quick chunky and has a nice worn in feel.This Larson Brothers came to us with some work done and needing more. At one point a pickguard was installed by a previous owner and a shim was installed underneath the fingerboard, I would imagine to avoid a neck set. The tuners have been replaced at some point showing original screw holes from the original tuners. Upon arrival a neck set was needed and was performed by South Sound Guitar Repair using hide glue.
At the same time a new bone saddle and nut was installed. This guitar now plays and sounds better than ever and surprisingly does not show any top, back or side cracks which is incredibly fair for a flat-top instrument that is nearly 100 years old.
Comes complete with a non original hardshell case. Modifications: Modern pickguard installed; shim installed underneath the fingerboard; replaced tuners; neck reset by South Sound Guitar Repair using hide glue; new bone saddle and nut.
Comments: Rare 1920s Larson Brothers Maurer model 551 in its original natural finish! Check out our store Thunder Road Guitars."Fine vintage and used guitars". Any claims must be handled between customer and shipper. The item "1920s Larson Brothers Maurer 551 Acoustic Guitar" is in sale since Tuesday, April 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "thunderroadguitars" and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.