Dave Larkin 1969 to present Larkin guitars made since 1969 in Tamworth, New South Wales and since 1971 made in Brisbane, Queensland Australia.
Dating Larkin guitars
I have a record of most of my instruments which don’t have identifying marks or serial numbers before 2006. Some have the name on the headstock only before that.
I made my first guitars and bass in 1969 for myself and fellow musicians, and have made about 200 custom instruments since then. [Source and image: Dave Larkin, email 24/5/2013]