These acoustic models pay tribute to the legendary designs that shaped the sound of 20th century music.

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This Larsons-built Maurer 595 model has X-bracing and a slightly arched solid spruce top.

This museum-ready flattop was built by a legendary Chicagoan luthier duo.

In the early 20th century, Chicago’s reputation was one of grit, and the city was full of factories, gangsters, and slaughterhouses. But in a small shop on the North Side’s Elm Street, brothers Carl and August Larson built fine acoustic instruments under a variety of brand names, including ornate statement pieces like this Maurer 595.

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Bohlinger Carves a Martin Neck

Watch PG's John Bohlinger take a swing at handshaping an acoustic neck. Plus, learn how Martin's master craftsman reverse engineers the company's gold-standard profiles from their most-heralded instruments.

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