guitar is a replica of a 1920’s Stahl #6 guitar, the original
built by the Larson Brothers. I had recently completed a major restoration
of a Stahl 6 that had come to me through Eric Schoenberg Guitars
and we were both struck by its exceptional sound. It had incredible
presence and projection and a quick response, one of the finest
guitars I’ve played, a fingerstylist’s dream. Eric subsequently
commissioned the reproduction as a collaboration between us.
guitar is identical to the original in nearly all aspects. Internal
construction, dimensions, inlay and the binding/purfling are the
same. I replicated the original’s unique soundboard doming
which I believe is critical to its unique tone. The back and sides
are Brazilian rosewood, as in the original. The only differences
are in the addition of an adjustable truss rod and the decision
to use European spruce for the soundboard. I had European spruce
that most closely approximated the original’s characteristics
and it proved to be a good choice.
I kept the guitar for a short while and placed it for sale at Schoenberg
Guitars, where it was sold in a bit less than two weeks. It created
quite a stir!
be exploring this design further. Definitely more along the same
lines and I’ve been thinking of the same design in an OM style
Please inquire regarding price and options.
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