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2006 Greven The Prairie State, Brazilian Rosewood/Lutz Spruce
$6,695
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Status
In Stock
Brand
Greven, John
Product Year
2006
Model
The Prairie State
Serial #
1601
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP1512
Condition
Slight impression in top from case along edges, small ding below bridge belly. Recently set up and refretted by our own repair staff! Hairline crack in fingerboard extension, also repaired by our repair staff.
Body Type(s)
Large, Jumbo
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - Lutz
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
V - Soft
Bridge
Rosewood - Brazilian
Rosette
Abalone and Wood
Top Trim
Abalone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Rosewood - Brazilian
Fret Markers
Snowflakes
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood - Brazilian
Headstock Bindings
Rosewood - Brazilian
Headstock Inlay
Alternate Torch
Instrument Finish
French Polish
Body Bindings
Rosewood - Brazilian
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
Fishman Matrix Infinity
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
19.875 in
Upper Bout
11.375 in
Lower Bout
17 in
Body Depth Heel
3.5 in
Body Depth Tail
3.875 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.8125 in
Nut Width (mm)
45 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
4 lb. 6 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Calton Flight Case
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Description

How one man could manage to churn out so many hundreds of incredible guitars is beyond us, but here we have John Greven doing just that. This 2006 The Prairie State model is his 1,601st guitar—and that was 13 years ago. Custom built for a client who elected for John’s stash of primo Brazilian Rosewood and Lutz Spruce, this guitar also has dark green Abalone like you’d find on a prewar Martin, and a torch inlay at the headstock. The lower bout, in true homage to the Larson Brothers’ Prairie State line, is a handsome (handful?) 17 inches, but the sides are only 3 1/2 inches at the heel. The shallow depth gives extra punch and clarity to the voice, and that expansive lower bout helps bring out an energetic bass response. This beautiful Greven comes wrapped up in a custom Calton flight case to keep it safe on those rare occasions when you won’t be playing it (everyone’s gotta sleep, eventually, right?)


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The Prairie State is well known to vintage guitar lovers. It was a jumbo size guitar made famous by the Larson brothers of the 1930s.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.8125 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE - LUTZ,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

How one man could manage to churn out so many hundreds of incredible guitars is beyond us, but here we have John Greven doing just that. This 2006 The Prairie State model is his 1,601st guitar—and that was 13 years ago.
 

The Prairie State is well known to vintage guitar lovers. It was a jumbo size guitar made famous by the Larson brothers of the 1930s.
 
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