William C. Stahl Western guitar – U.S.A. – 1930

William C Stahl Western guitar The Guitar Database


Acoustic Hollow Body Western guitar


patented Larson neck brace

Spruce top, side and back made of Brazilian rosewood, mahogany neck, ebony bridge

Ebony fretboard


This Prairie State model of the Larsons has a characteristic pickguard design, the same as the mandolins that Stahl sold from 1912. It has layered bars, an unusually shaped pickguard and the fingerboard is inlaid with the familiar Larson pattern. Only a few guitars with these specific properties exist. It is a robust guitar and has a double neck reinforcement, which the Larsons applied for in 1930. One truss rod allows the position of the neck to be adjusted, while the other keeps the instrument from collapsing.

Last updated on 27 April 2020
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