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New York, ca. 1953-1964. G30 model.
Arne B. Larson Estate, 1988.
Crest in raised, dark red and black marbleized Styron on headstock, two M's inside shield under crown, star suspended by a ribbon below (left)
Dark red Styron raised disk under strings on top, the lettering recessed: [star] / M (right)
Raised lettering on tuner heads: MIn raised lettering on top at bottom end of fingerboard: PAT. PEND.
Body: Soundboard: ivory Styron. Back: arched dark red and black marbleized Styron; recessed line along center joint. Ribs: dark red and black marbleized Styron; integral with back. Inlay: none.
Fingerboard: dark red and black marbleized Styron; integral with neck; 21 brass frets (including one at nut); single ivory Styron dots behind 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 17th, and 19th frets, gradually smaller toward high end of fingerboard; double ivory Styron dots behind 12th fret. Nut: ivory Styron; integral with head face. Pick guard: none. Trim: Heel cap: none.
Interior: Linings: none. Neck block: none; aluminum bar extends from neck to end. End block: aluminum plate with two cut-out circular holes. Top bracing: 7 spruce fan braces and one spruce cross brace.
Measurements: Total guitar length: 930 mm (36-5/8″)
Back length: 439 mm (17-9/32″)
Upper bout width: 252 mm (9-29/32″)
Waist width: 223 mm (8-25/32″)
Lower bout width: 337 mm (13-1/4″)
Rib height (including edging) at heel: 87 mm (3-7/16″)
Rib height, at waist: 87 mm (3-7/16″)
Rib height, at end block: 87 mm (3-7/16″)
Head length: 169 mm (6-21/32″)
Head width, top: 68 mm (4-7/32″)
Head width, bottom: 76 mm (2-11/16″)
Neck length (nut to ribs): 317 mm (12-1/2″)
Neck width, nut: 47 mm (1-27/32″)
Neck width, heel: 56 mm (2-3/16″)
Soundhole length: 119 mm (4-11/16″)
Vibrating string length (nut to bridge edge): high E: 621 mm (24-7/16″); low E: 624 mm (24-9/16″)