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For Sale or Trade: Larson Bros. Parlor Guitar 1930

Asking $3,420 Or Best Offer

Posted By: BanjoCrafter (+4) | Rate Member
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$3,420 USD

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Larson Brothers parlor guitar circa 1930. Appraised at $3,500 in 2014 by George Gruhn. This instrument provides extraordinary tone and playability. Its small size is perfect for finger picking. It has light gauge acoustic strings and is comparable in playability to some electric guitars. If you are looking for a short scale, small body acoustic, that plays and sounds like a dream, this is the guitar for you. A true player's instrument.

Includes non-original Hardshell Epiphone case.

Happy to entertain questions and consider reasonable offers. Shipping within the 48 contiguous states via UPS ground only. International shipping is not available for this item!



24 inch scale length
12.5 inches at lower bout
Nut width 1 & 3/4 inches
Ladder braced
Spruce top
Mahogany 12 fret slot head neck
Brazilian Rosewood back and sides

Partial restoration in 2011 provided the following:

Neck Reset - Heel is tight to the body, action is good, intonation is good. It does require a little re-tuning when using a capo above the seventh fret.
Fully refretted
Neck has been reinforced with carbon fiber rod
Soundhole has been reinforced - a thin piece of spruce has been added to the inside of the top to provide additional structure. The soundhole is slightly out of round. The top was once slightly warped and caving under the tongue of the fingerboard.
New Nut
New Bridge
New bridge plate
New Saddle
Repaired Cracks - Large crack on treble side that runs from neck to waist, crack near strap button, crack on belly below bridge that shows but does not flex, three small checks on upper bout two on the bass side one on the treble side

Other details

Tuning machines not original
Several dents and dings
Binding on back is not original


United States, Radford, VA, 24141


$50 via UPS ground. Ships within the continental 48 states only.

Payment Methods:

Cash (in person), Paypal, Mastercard, Visa

Return Policy:

Returns not accepted.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Good Condition


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