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1912 Dyer Type 2 Style 5 Mahogany/Spruce
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Dyer
Product Year
1912
Model
Type 2 Style 5
Serial #
1912
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
3784
Condition
Good Stabilized crack near upper soundhole. Appears to be missing a sub-base tuner, sub-base peghead may have been modified. Normal wear and tear for a hundred year plus guitar.The case is mediocre quality but is adequate for shipping the guitar. The new owner will want to replace it with a better case or gig bag.
Body Type(s)
Large, Harp
Back & Sides
Mahogany
Top
Spruce
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Wood
Top Trim
Multi-Color Wood
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
MOP Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
None
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Celluloid
Tuners
3 On a Plate
Tuner Finish
Nickel
Cutaway
None
Pickup
None
Body Length
18.75 in
Upper Bout
13 in
Lower Bout
15.688 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
5 in
Scale Length
25.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
647.7 mm
Nut Width
1.69 in
Nut Width (mm)
42.9 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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This Dyer (Larson Brothers) style 5 Harp guitar is a testament to their legend. In the early twentieth century the Larsons were at the forefront of harp guitar construction. Till this day their instruments are still sending ripples through the guitar world. At over a century old the Spruce top, and Mahogony back and sides are just raring to sing. As a standard six string it has an extraordinarily warm, well balanced voice. Throw in the sub bass though, and you have something truly special. Those five extra bass strings lend a full sonorous sound, and it's magical. The playability of this guitar is superb. The V shaped neck and low action make it a joy play.

Playing this guitar makes me feel like I'm going back in time, what a trip! The top is mature and open, the notes just fly out. It has that nice Mahagony growl that I just love. Better come snag it before I do.
 
The tone on this old guitar is amazingly pure and powerful. It also weighs next to nothing, especially considering how large the harp is. I wish I could play harp guitar so that I could have given a better demo, but this guitar is one of the best playing vintage guitars I've seen, regardless. If you are interested in a vintage harp guitar, this one is hard to beat.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.69 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE,
MAHOGANY

This Dyer (Larson Brothers) style 5 Harp guitar is a testament to their legend. In the early twentieth century the Larsons were at the forefront of harp guitar construction.
 

Playing this guitar makes me feel like I'm going back in time, what a trip! The top is mature and open, the notes just fly out.
 
The tone on this old guitar is amazingly pure and powerful. It also weighs next to nothing, especially considering how large the harp is.
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