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Old 01-21-2021, 12:02 PM
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That’s lovely.

Here’s my original Larson/Stahl:
Hey Bill, nice instrument. It looks to have abalone top purfling, yet marquetry rosette. Am I seeing that correctly? And if so, is that fairly common on the Larson/Stahl’s?
(And I hope the OP doesn’t mind a widening discussion on Stahl guitars...)

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What a beautiful guitar! French polish finish? The top just glows.
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Hey Bill, nice instrument. It looks to have abalone top purfling, yet marquetry rosette. Am I seeing that correctly? And if so, is that fairly common on the Larson/Stahl’s?
(And I hope the OP doesn’t mind a widening discussion on Stahl guitars...)

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That's a Stahl style 8, which had pearl purfling (as did the Style 9, which also had a tree of life inlay). In the Larson brothers' fascinating model designation system, the equivalent Maurer was a 493 (00 size) or 593 (000).

And back to the OP's gorgeous instrument: I imagine that I speak for all of us when I write that I'd love to hear a recording of the guitar!
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Very nice! I love those old Larson guitars. I've got one in the shop now for a restoration with very similar design scheme.
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Very pretty! I'd love to hear a recording, if you have one.
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I imagine that I speak for all of us when I write that I'd love to hear a recording of the guitar!
Thanks for asking! Unfortunately, I don't have any recording gear, so the best I can offer is a poor quality cell-phone video. Needless to say, the cell-phone microphone doesn't accurately capture the sound heard in the room.

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What a beautiful guitar! French polish finish? The top just glows.
Thank you! I'm pretty sure it's a nitrocellulose lacquer, but the finish is very thin. I can see the texture of the wood through the finish if I tilt the guitar in the proper lighting.
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Thanks for asking! Unfortunately, I don't have any recording gear, so the best I can offer is a poor quality cell-phone video. Needless to say, the cell-phone microphone doesn't accurately capture the sound heard in the room. ...
Well done!

Nice playing and the guitar sounds fantastic.

Thank you for sharing this with us.
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That's a Stahl style 8, which had pearl purfling (as did the Style 9, which also had a tree of life inlay). In the Larson brothers' fascinating model designation system, the equivalent Maurer was a 493 (00 size) or 593 (000).

And back to the OP's gorgeous instrument: I imagine that I speak for all of us when I write that I'd love to hear a recording of the guitar!
Many thanks, John.

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Thanks for asking! Unfortunately, I don't have any recording gear, so the best I can offer is a poor quality cell-phone video. Needless to say, the cell-phone microphone doesn't accurately capture the sound heard in the room.

Whoa, that was great. Beautiful playing! Thanks for sharing this.

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Very awesome....congrats!

Alan showed me this guitar quite a while back when I dropped off my '47 D-18 for a refret. The workmanship and detail are out of this world good. Sounds good in your video as well.

Enjoy it in good health!!!
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Hey Bill, nice instrument. It looks to have abalone top purfling, yet marquetry rosette. Am I seeing that correctly? And if so, is that fairly common on the Larson/Stahl’s?
(And I hope the OP doesn’t mind a widening discussion on Stahl guitars...)

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Hi Steve,

The rosette is abalone as well. Here’s a closer look. My apologies as well for the thread drift. Hopefully the information will Be of interest to the OP.
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Hi Steve,

The rosette is abalone as well. Here’s a closer look. My apologies as well for the thread drift. Hopefully the information will Be of interest to the OP.
No apologies necessary! I'm very interested in seeing these guitars. I'd be happy to see more photos and discussion about these Stahl/Larson guitars.

That's a beautiful Stahl you have. I also thought the rosette was not pearl until you posted the close-up picture. The red outline around the rosette makes the pearl look totally different than the outer purfling.
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Great playing! My kind of tune and guitar.
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Old 01-22-2021, 05:48 AM
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Thanks for asking! Unfortunately, I don't have any recording gear, so the best I can offer is a poor quality cell-phone video. Needless to say, the cell-phone microphone doesn't accurately capture the sound heard in the room.

That was lovely playing and the guitar sounds amazing. Very vintage sounding with the wonderful balance Larsons have across the bass, midrange and treble registers. Thanks very much for sharing.
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2017 Probett Rocket III
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Thanks for asking! Unfortunately, I don't have any recording gear, so the best I can offer is a poor quality cell-phone video. Needless to say, the cell-phone microphone doesn't accurately capture the sound heard in the room.

Oh my, that sounds wonderful and great playing. Enjoy that guitar! Thanks for giving me a bad case of the wants .
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Old 01-22-2021, 01:29 PM
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Great playing! My kind of tune and guitar.
Thank you! By the way, the guitars in your collection are drool-worthy. You've got great taste

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That was lovely playing and the guitar sounds amazing. Very vintage sounding with the wonderful balance Larsons have across the bass, midrange and treble registers. Thanks very much for sharing.
Thanks very much. That's what I'm hearing as well. A very balanced sound across all registers.

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Oh my, that sounds wonderful and great playing. Enjoy that guitar! Thanks for giving me a bad case of the wants .
I definitely will enjoy it!
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