This is a " best guitar you ever played" kinda instrument. Flamed maple back and sides are sunburst, which is VERY rare on a Larson. Built from 1936 to 1942. If you are not familiar with the Larsons, please visit Larsonguitars.net....The peghead is inlaid "Gene Colin WLS" . Gene Colin was the guitar player for the Hoosier Sodbusters, and they performed on WLS in Chicago regularly. This guitar was originally bought in John Lundberg's shop in Berkeley. It plays perfectly. Action is quite low and easy. The neck profile is similar to a 1962 gibson es335 ; wide and flat but neither fat nor super skinny. THIS GUITAR NEEDS NO WORK. It has had a reset, a refret, and a new replacement bridge,saddle and nut. All that work was done incredibly well at Glaser's in Nashville. All cracks are cleated. The tuners work well. It comes with what I assume is its original hardshell case, which functions well , and shows moderate wear for an 80 year old case.
So, it sounds awesome!! Very balanced, articulate,sweet singing tones. Put this in front of a nice microphone! No question this guitar has a voice that simply cannot be denied.
There is a black stinger on the back of the peghead. I suspect it is not original, but black lighting shows nothing unusual. Call me in person and Ill rant about the guitar for you...:) The pickguard is not original, although the Larsons did sometimes use ones that were similar. It is covering an area of pickwear on the top.