CheeseburgerGirl # 69. The very first one with a "window" and stuff inside. Artificial food. The milkshake spilling down the neck was an idea of the guitar owner Jon. Thanks so much for all the info, Jon!
Cheeseburgergirl! The Toggle says: With ... without. Without what, Chris?
Cheesburger Girl. Great inlay! The owner Jon wanted this milkshake to be spilled.
Girlbrand Wafflegirl. Almost the same inlay only that something else was spilled here. Sirup?
Girlbrand Wafflegirl. Yummy
Girlbrand Hulagirl. A shame we can`t see this inlay since I can`t enlarge the picture. I HATE computers!
Girlbrand, same Junglegirl, different light
Girlbrand. Look at this switch. Rocketscience? No words around the toggle here. An early model?
Girlbrand Uraniumgirl. Jon informed me that the top was made of a material that was slightly radioactive. Wow! Don`t let the the "axis of evil" get access to one of these evil axes!
Girlbrand another Kanjigirl
Kanji Girl. Photo by Ken Lee. Click to enlarge
Kanji Girl belongs to musician/photographer Ken Lee.
See more pictures and read interesting infos about Chris Larsen and his work on his website.
Detail of another Kanjigirl. The toggle says "debu"....and ...."yase". That means "fat" and "thin" in Japanese. Jon informed me that some character here says "Rock`n`Roll" and one says "Bob".
Kanji Girl. I was told the fretboard inlay says : "Rock`n`Roll" in Japanese.
Girlbrnad Rollercoastergirl! My Mac doesn`t want to enlarge this picture... Why?
Girlbrand Rollercoastergirl! Top painted by Janet K. Miller
Girlbrand Lingeriegirl. - Does humor belong in music? - Definitely, Frank!
Girlbrand Lingeriegirl. Top painted by Janet K. Miller
Girlbrand Comidagirl. Owner/Photo: Henry Kaiser
Girlbrand Comidagirl. Top by Janet K. Miller. Owner/Photo: Henry Kaiser
Girlbrnad Partygirl!Top painted by Janet K. Miller
Partygirl fretboard. I just can`t convince my computer to enlarge this foto for you...What the ... ?
Girlbrand Kaijugirl. Godzilla in Paris? Pourquoi pas? Owner/Photo: Henry Kaiser
Girlbrand KaijuGirl! Crazzzzy top painted by Janet K. Miller
Girlbrand Kaijugirl fretboard with dragons. Owner/Photo: Henry Kaiser
Girlbrand Buggygirl for Lynnie. Top painted by Janet K. Miller. I would love to own a better foto of the fretboard - if not the whole guitar of course!
Girlbrand Buggygirl. Another beautiful top by Janet K. Miller. Toggle says: Bite ... Sting ....Click 2 enlarge
fantastic inlay! Who wants birds, Paul?
Girlbrand Buggirl in black and white. From a Japanese website. The same fretboard. different body.
Girlbrand BugGirl with Janet K. Miller top.
Girlbrand Buggirl body. Top painted by Janet K. Miller
extremely rare: Chris Larsen Bass! Someone said this is #002! Where is it? Who owns it? More pictures please!
Girlbrand Rocketgirl. Top painted by Janet K. Miller
Girlbrand Rocketgirl fretboard. Again this sucker refuses to enlarge this picture...
Girlbrand Rodeogirl fretboard
Girlbrand Rodeogirl. Looking at the inlay this must be another one ...!?!?
The Inlays on this Rodeo Girl were last seen at the 2015 Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin. they are diffent from the inlays above. But is the body the same? Chris` Girls keep confusing us ...
2015 Rodeo Girl 3rd fret inlay
2015 rodeo girl 5th fret inlay
2015 Rodeo Girl 7th fret inlay
2015 rodeo girl 9th fret inlay
2015 Rodeo Girl 12th fret inlay
Unfortunately I haven`t found any other photos of this great inlay work on "Rodeo Girl"... the guitar which is probably the
very last Gi rlbrand guitar that Chris has sold until 2015.
Chris says he built "at least five, not more than seven RodeoGirls". A
nd Chris says:
I’m afraid that as time goes on I am becoming a very poor source of information on
my own guitars. Maybe I should
try deep hypnosis with a stenographer to make a record in case history becomes interested?
A very good idea, Chris!
History IS interested!
Sadly, as far as is known to mankind today Chris doesn`t build any new "Girls" anymore.
This is Rodeo Girl at the 2015 Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin were she was sold. At left in the background you can see Chris` friendly grin.
Girlbrand Rodeogirl. ANOTHER ONE! This is Girlbrand # Fifty-something. Sold preowned early in 2015 by rebel-guitars.com
UPDATE from January, 6th, 2015
The very last Girlbrand guitar he owned - Remorse Girl - was sold by Chris Larsen in november 2014 at the
"Holy Grail Guitar Show" in Berlin,
Soon after that rebel-guitars.com in the USA offered two preowned Girls for sale:
Rodeogirl and Dinergirl and they were sold very quickly.
Today they are already gone.
Wes from Rebel-Guitars is currently also the only dealer worldwide who sells Chris Larsen`s new guitars, the M9
Mark 5 Models.
Pre-owned Girlbrand Rodeo Girl sold and beautifully photographed by rebel-guitars.com Click 2 enlarge
Girlbrand Rodeogirl fretboard
Girlbrand Diner Girl. Sold in 2015 for 7500 $ by rebel-guitars.com. Thanks for the photo, Wes! Click 2 enlarge.
Diner Girl with Formica top. Simplicity is beauty sometimes. Photo by rebel-guitars.com Click 2 enlarge.
Girlbrand French Girl.
Girlbrand Frenchgirl: Fate or chance? Both in the middle position.
Girlbrand Frenchgirl. trussrod
The top is a reproduction of a fabric design from the 20`s by Arp or Cocteau or one of those French boys (hence FrenchGirl), that I had silkscreened onto
a sheet of galvanized steel. This acted as a resist to the acid that ate away the zinc and left the positive design (the silver = zinc). The exposed steel was then treated with chemical to
accelerate rusting and left outside for a while in the rains to deteriorate ... it`s kind of a pain in the butt to do."
Girlbrand Frenchgirl. Inlay
Girlbrand French Girl. very rare headstock!
DevilGirl 1 has one of these rare headstocks too ...but ...
...she`s not so well at the moment with her guts gone astray.... Click on the picture to see more of "Devil Girl" and her twin (not siamese) sister "Devil Girl with Bones"
Girlbrand Santo Girl. Foto by Cris Larsen who obviously likes to mess with "Photoshop"
interestingly many Girlbrands seem to have two different names. This is "Frontier Girl" but most likely it is the same guitar as the one pictured above that was once called "Santo Girl"
Girlbrand ...is it Santo Girl or Frontier Girl? Here with Photoshop ...
...here without Photoshop. The paler rider. Foto by owner Jerry
Frontier Girl /Santo Girl
personally I think all Girl Brand guitars are sacred!
Jerry who owns Frontier Girl / Santo Girl
also owns Electron Girl
that was destroyed in a fire.
See her on page 1
of our Girl Brand
Jerry also owns a beautiful
by Michale Spalt.
See her here!
Girlbrand This lefty could be another Speedboatgirl, I`m not sure...Reverse Speedboatgirl?
Oh my God: Sushi Girl! Henry, if you ever want to sell this one ... click 2 enlarge!
Girlbrand Sushigirl. Fake food sushi and look at this pickguard! Still with the old neck/inlay...
Girlbrand Sushigirl. Note that this must be an earlier state: The guitar has a different neck/fretboard. Since owner Henry Kaiser is a maritime biologist he must have convinced Chris Larsen to replace this neck by the one with the squid...
This Kanjigirls is older than the Sushi Girl and had the same inlay saying "Rock `n`Roll" in Japanese.
Girlbrand Sushigirl fretboard. I just can`t believe this! The new neck /inlay
Girlbrand Sushigirl owner/photo: Henry "Lucky" Kaiser
Girlbrand Sushigirl. owner/phot: Henry Kaiser. click ...
This must be the most spectacular Girl Brand guitar owned by Henry Kaiser:
Henry agrees that Chris Larsen and Michale Spalt of Totem guitars are the most interesting luthiers.
And Henry seems to like squids.
See his Michale Spalt / Totem
squid guitar on my
Girlbrand sushigirl. Try to read the toggle ring... Click to enlarge
Girlbrand Ravengirl with these fantastic inlays. Top painted by Janet K. Miller
Girlbrand Ravengirl. Top by Janet K. Miller
Girlbrand Ravengirl! Bird inlays by Paul Reed Larsen? I want one!
Girlbrand Opiumgirl - a Janet K. Miller top
Girlbrand Opiumgirl Stringtree. Fotos by Bernie who owns this amazing beauty.
Girlbrand OpiumGirl Fretboard. Better than any drug abuse! (Picture consists of four fotos.)
Girlbrand OpiumGirl. Beautiful detail
Girlbrand OpiumGirl is # 83. Maybe the highest number I have heard of. Has anyone more info?
Girlbrand OpiumGirl. Volcanic Pickups exclusive and homemade
Thanks Bernie for sharing these beautiful photos with us!
Girlbrand OpiumGirl ... seductive ...
speaking of seduction: Girlbrand Shopgirl. She is nude NOW but ...
Girlbrand Shopgirl ... but NOW she is dressed!!! Have I mentioned that Chris is a genius?
When the owner of "Hollywood Girl" (below) saw "Shop Girl" (above) he ordered a "tip`n`strip type of guitar" and got these scetches made by Chris Larsen. Later Chris must have decided on replacing this nice lady with Marilyn Monroe.
Girlbrand Hollywoodgirl (Marilyn Monroe) Serial number 0093. Sold in 2005. Click to enlarge!
Hollywood Girl, a "Tip`n`Strip" guitar. Tip the guitar and Mrs. monroe will strip like in the Playboy Centerfold. .. Click to enlarge!
this was the first picture of Hollywood Girl that I saw. Note that the swimming suit does not cover the belly (compare with below)... I don`t understand this...
beautiful Marilyn ....tip her and ...
...she strips. Chris Larsen is a genius! Someone later asked Monroe if she had "nothing on". during the photo shooting. She said: "Yes, I had the radio on." -Click to enlarge the radio.
that was when the first Playboy magazine issue came out. With Marilyn on the centerfold. The guitar is from November 2005.
The toggle ring says it all.
Girlbrand Hollywoodgirl fretboard. The Headstock girl has an unusual hairstyle!
Hollywood Girl was sold to Japan. Thank you so much for the photos!
a special headstock "Girl"...platinum blonde like Marilyn, and drinking. Cheers!
THIS is the regular hairstyle on the regular girl on the regular GirlBrand headstock.
click to enlarge. By he way: Facebook banned this photo! Imagine: One of the most iconic photos in art history can not be shown on facebook...the nipples, you know! You could show any gun, tank, any monster or zombie there ... but not nipples!
Girlbrand Marble Girl. The black headstock is one of a kind. The label says "Bad Girl" and even has a dove inlay. Totally unique for a Girlbrand guitar. Photo by Brian Gallagher.
Girlbrand Marble Girl (as it was called on Chris Larsen`s website) or as the headstock says: "Bad Girl"
Girlbrand Marble Girl/ Bad Girl amazing Fretboard
Girlbrand Marble Girl/ Bad Girl Pickups. Photo by Chris Larsen
is the owner of this beautiful Girlbrand guitar with two names and a fretboard inlay so amazing that I can`t believe Chris did it only once
Thanks Brian for sharing these photos with us!
Brian is an excellent guitar player and sent me some links
where you can see and hear him playing this Girlbrand beauty
(and some breathtaking singers, too!)
with his Betelgeuse Rock & Soul Revue
(copy the following links into youtube
or search for
: "Betelgeuse Rock & Soul Revue")
And this is Brian Gallagher`s solo record
Hip The Rock
that was mostly recorded with his Girlie:
Girlbrand Marble Girl/ Bad Girl with case and Girlbrand tee-shirt. Photo by owner Brian Gallagher.
Girlbrand Marble Girl/ Bad Girl is # 32. Signed by James Larsen who later prefers to call himself Chris Larsen. Photo by Brian Gallagher. Thanks a lot!
also sent me some drawings
that were on Chris Larsen`s long gone website.
They show what a great artist Chris is.
(I know what we are talking about here.
I am an art teacher myself).
Thanks Brian for saving and sharing them!
Drawing by Chris Larsen.
"Woman Tone" Drawing by Chris Larsen.
"Squeeze my Girl" Drawing by Chris Larsen.
Drawing by Chris Larsen.
Girl Brand hang tag.
From a Girl Brand hang tag: How Chris Larsen explains the pots and switches.
Girlbrand Whitneygirl Click to enlarge!
Girlbrand Whitneygirl again. A lady called Whitney had it made for her lucky husband for 20th wedding anniversary!
Girlbrand Whitneygirl fretboard
Devilgirl with Bones
..check my other
... also check the
Larsen Guitar Mfg. guitars,
that Chris is building
and this clip on youtube:
...where Chris demos his latest creation:
the guitar with mobile phone connection
Larsen Guitar Mfg. Modell 9 Mk4 guitar from 2012! This is what Chris does today. Note the cell phone connected to it!
Chris Larsen with his latest guitars in Berlin at the Holy Grail Guitar Show. November 2014.
Detail of Chis Larsen`s M9 model, built for the Holy Grail Guitar Show 2014 in Berlin with German instructions! Dankeschön!
There is another unofficial Girlbrand-Website out there.
Find Matthew Aidekman`s virtual collection here
Drawing by Chris Larsen
Chris Larsen ist neben Michael Spalt von Totem Guitars das originellste und kreativste Genie in der Gitarrenbranche.
Allein mit dem Nagel seines linken Zeigefingers ist er kreativer als alle grossen Custom-Shops zusammen.
Dass er aufgehört hat, solche Gitarren zu bauen, beweist aus meiner Sicht zwei Dinge.
1. Es gibt keinen Gott.
2. Chris ist ein Querkopf, seiner Zeit voraus und zu gut für die Welt der Gitarristen, die einen wie ihn kaum verdient
haben in ihrer zwanghaften Rückwärtsgewandtheit.
FALLS SIE EINE
KONTAKT MIT MIR
UND SCHICKEN SIE MIR
DIES HIER IST WOHL
DIE GRÖSSTE (VIRTUELLE)
VON GIRLBRAND GITARREN
ABER ES MUSS NOCH
EIN PAAR "GIRLS" MEHR GEBEN
IRGENDWO DA DRAUSSEN, DIE ICH
Chris Larsen is the most original and creative genius in the guitar building world next to Michael Spalt of Totem
guitars. His right hand`s pinky nail alone is more creative than all of the big custom shops together.
That he has stopped building guitars like these proves two things.
1. There is no god.
2. Chris is ahead of his time, too good for this world and especially too good for the constantly backwards looking
average guitar joe, who doesn`t deserve Chris` work.
A GIRLBRAND GUITAR
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THIS HERE SEEMS TO BE THE LARGEST
(VIRTUAL) COLLECTION OF GIRLBRAND GUITARS
ON THE WWW
AND THUS IS
SOMETHING LIKE AN
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BUT THERE MUST BE
MORE GIRLS OUT THERE...