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Rare and Wonderful Larson Brothers 14 Fret Guitar--Chocolate Top. I bought this guitar from the Larson Brothers grandson in 2012. It has two expertly repaired cracks on the side, repaired by noted luthier Tony Klassen. Bridge was lifting a bit a couple of years ago, so I reglued it without mishap, save for a little glue dripping from the bridgeplate to the inside...solid repair. A 2012 appraisal by Tony Klassen for $16,000.00 will be included. The video clip put out by Tony back in 2012 gives additional info on this gem (see quote below). Beautiful top and back are crack free and stunning. I have only seen one other chocolate top Larson sell since I bought this one, and it was a 15 inch 000 model. Go to the you tube of Tony playing this guitar to get a sense of the tonal characteristics...typical Larson Brothers shimmer and sparkle with wonderful balance top to bottom.

I am parting with this due to progressive hand pain and stiffness; this guitar is not being played as it should.....it deserves a new home where it can be enjoyed for years to come...a true extremely rare heirloom instrument! This one will only increase in value as the years pass and these wonderful instruments become more scarce. The original damaged pickguard and fully functional near mint replacement case included!

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Description by Tony Klassen circa 2012 video clip:

"This is one of the most sought after Larson guitar models. The sound of these sixteen inch Larson jumbos is unequaled and this one is no exception. The mahogany body lends to the sweet mellow tones with strong lows, bright highs and a crisp middle range. Its1-3/4" nut width, rounded neck profile and 14 fret-to-body neck length make this guitar a modern player's dream instrument. I circa date it at 1936, built at the height of the brothers expertise. The lower bout measures 16" across and has a depth of 4" at the butt end. The Larson method of building under tension allows the top and back to be arched in the bridge area which adds about another 3/8" of depth in the guitar's center. Its stained spruce top (commonly dubbed, chocolate top) compliments the mahogany body that sports the early Euphonon striped purflings. The interior has the famous laminated X braces and is in clean, excellent, original condition. The top and back are crack free and the sides have one professionally repaired crack on each side, the one on the treble side being about 12" along the lower bout and the other is about 4" in the upper bout. The neck has been re-set for optimal ease-of-play. The brass Grover tuners are original and work well. The neck shows some minor capo wear at 3rd, 5th, & 7th frets but is otherwise in excellent condition. The body has wear spots on the sides from being laid on end, and a few dings in the otherwise slightly crazed original finish. The original bridge shows no sign of ever being removed and is in fine condition with its original saddle and newly replaced, high grade bridge pins. The fingerboard and frets show minimal wear and require no work. The peghead appears to have a stained birds-eye maple overlay and is in great shape. This guitar was built with the Larson style floating pickguard that screwed into the side of the fingerboard and bridge. There is a small piece of it missing where it is mounted to the fingerboard so I have not re-mounted it but it is part of the package along with the original screws. The top area under the pickguard shows no sign of the finish being affected by it being mounted, as is often the case. The whole top is stunning and has a slight sunburst effect around the sides of the lower bout. The lack of pickwear in the top or pickguard leads me to believe it was played fingerstyle for its entire life and is very possibly a one-owner instrument."

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Very Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
Larson Brothers Euphonon 14 Fret Jumbo
14 Fret Jumbo Chocolate Top
Chocolate Top
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Larson Brothers Euphonon 14 Fret Jumbo--1936 Chocolate Top
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