Between the mid-1890ies and the early 1940ies, Swedish brothers Carl and August Larson created a remarkable legacy of top-quality stringed instruments.
The Larson brothers invented a number of new design and construction features. Laminated bracing, the metal support rods in Prairie State instruments and the manufacturing of guitar top and back under tension were features that separated them from their contemporaries.
Now, after this brand and expertise lay dormant for more than half a century, Larson Guitars are being built again with strict adherence to the innovative principles and concepts created by the Larsons roughly a hundred years ago. All the beautiful little details that made Larson guitars special back then will inspire and delight the players of today’s reissues.
Enjoy remarkable, carefully handcrafted instruments that display the sound, character and design of the original Larson guitars.
The History of the Larsons
Between the mid-1890ies and the early 1940ies, Carl and August Larson - emigrated from Sweden to the US - created a remarkable legacy of top-quality stringed instruments. This is their story.
This is how we build them
Here is a small video to show you how we build the new Larson guitars in our French workshop at Maurice Dupont's. You will see a few differences compared to mainstream guitar manufacturing... enjoy!