Prairie State Bass guitar – U.S.A. – 1930


Acoustic Hollow Body Bass guitar


Spruce top, poplar back and sides, mahogany neck

Ebony fretboard


This large acoustic bass guitar is an innovative instrument and is part of the Prairie State series of guitars with a large body. It was manufactured by the Larson brothers of Maurer & Co. from Chicago and includes their double pin construction, which they patented in 1930. It has nineteen frets, the last seven of which are mounted on the body. A protruding pin allows the instrument to be played upright between the knees in the cello position.

Last updated on 27 April 2020
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