Description: 1920s Vintage Larson Bros. Made Maurer A-Style Mandolin USA Made
Condition: Very good condition overall. Various surface scratches nicks dings, dents and light weather checking throughout the mandolin. There is one deeper scratch on the lower bass side of the top (see photos). Fingerboard and frets have light play wear with plenty of life left in them. All parts are original and in perfect working condition. No Structural damage or repairs.
Body: Double bound “A” style body with slanted spruce top in natural finish and maple back and sides in reddish finish. Nickel tailpiece with clam shell style cover, Ebony bridge with ivoroid saddle and bound sound hole with multiple inlays. Inside of the body has burned on Logo and serial number reading: “Made in USA. Trade Mark Maurer 31210”
Neck: Round mahogany neck with bound Ebony fingerboard, pearloid dot inlays and a 1 1/8” nut. Four-on-a-strip nickel tuners with ivoroid buttons, 13” scale length. Neck is nice and straight!
Playability/Sound: This vintage mandolin was made by the Larson Brothers after acquiring Maurer instruments at the turn of the last century. The radiused top and back exhibit the build design of many Larson Bros. instruments. This particular mandolin has a beautiful warm tone with a noticeably loud resonance and overall volume. There is even response from the lows, mids and highs creating a very full sound that project extremely well. The neck is extremely comfortable and suitable for any playing style.
Case: Includes original hardshell case.