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H.F. Meyers (poss. Larson Brothers) Circa 1910 Acoustic Guitar - USED

$ 13,750.00

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This used Circa 1910 H.F. Meyers acoustic guitar is in very good condition and includes:

The D-28 Marquis Sunburst features “Martin Golden Era” (1930-1940) appointments and is constructed in East Indian rosewood, including a top embellished with the Martin 1935 sunburst pattern. Perfect for the advanced guitarist. - See more at: https://www.martinguitar.com/guitars/discontinued-guitars/d-28-marquis-sunburst/#sthash.0DivL9kL.dpuf
The D-28 Marquis Sunburst features “Martin Golden Era” (1930-1940) appointments and is constructed in East Indian rosewood, including a top embellished with the Martin 1935 sunburst pattern. Perfect for the advanced guitarist. - See more at: https://www.martinguitar.com/guitars/discontinued-guitars/d-28-marquis-sunburst/#sthash.0DivL9kL.dpuf
The D-28 Marquis Sunburst features “Martin Golden Era” (1930-1940) appointments and is constructed in East Indian rosewood, including a top embellished with the Martin 1935 sunburst pattern. Perfect for the advanced guitarist. - See more at: https://www.martinguitar.com/guitars/discontinued-guitars/d-28-marquis-sunburst/#sthash.0DivL9kL.dpuf
  • Parlor size
  • 12 Fret
  • Circa 1910
  • Serial #: None
  • Solid Select Spruce Top, Slightly Arched
  • Solid Brazilian Rosewood Back and Sides, Back Slightly Arched
  • Solid Honduran Mahogany Neck
  • Approx. 1 3/4" Width at Nut
  • Approx. Depth: 3 5/8" at Lower Bout, 3 3/8" at Upper Bout, 3 1/8" at Neck
  • Approx. Body Width: 13 1/4" at Lower Bout, 9 1/2" at Upper Bout
  • Approx. Length: 38"
  • Scale Length: Approx. 25"
  • Action: Approx. .085 at 12th Fret
  • Ladder Bracing on Back and Top
  • Bound, Ebony Fingerboard (*see below)
  • Mother-Of-Pearl Tree-Of-Life Inlay on Fingerboard
  • Ebony Bridge with Mother-Of-Pearl Inlay
  • Bridge Pins with Mother-Of-Pearl Center Dots
  • Decorative Patterned Backstrip
  • Bound, Slotted Headstock with Abalone Vine Inlay
  • 3-On-A-Plate Open-Geared Tuners with Pearl Buttons
  • Decorative Wood Purfling on Sides and Back
  • Abalone and Wood Purfling on Top
  • Abalone and Wood Inlayed Rosette
  • Bone nut
  • Bone saddle
  • Original hardshell case
This rare gem has been in Karl's (owner of Bucks County Folk Music Shop) personal collection for decades.  A fine example of both beauty and craftsmanship, this guitar projects rich and powerful tones with top-grade quality tone-woods that are nearly impossible to obtain in today's marketplace.
Attention to detail is evident throughout with exquisite abalone and mother-of-pearl inlay, *a uniquely bound fingerboard where a strip of the ebony is left unbound below the binding, straight tight-grained wood, and beautiful wood purfling detailing on the sides and back.
Being that this guitar is approximately 100 years old, it does show some wear including a few top cracks that were professionally repaired decades ago and have remained stable, along with a long-ago professionally repaired and stable patch on the side (top side, lower bout).
The paper label inside marks this as an H. F. Meyers "Ne Plus Ultra" Chicago, Illinois.  We strongly suspect that this guitar was made by the Larson Brothers for H. F. Meyers.  Larson Brothers instruments are of exceptional quality and were hand-crafted under brands such as Maurer & Co., W. J. Dyer & Bro., Wm. C. Stahl, Prairie State, Euphonon, Leland, Southern California Music Company, C. Bruno, and Regal.


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