Luthier, Tony Klassen, is recreating some of the most rare and desirable guitars built by Carl and August Larson. All ARK New Era Guitars are handmade to the same specs as the original models. The brands, Maurer, Euphonon, and Prairie State are the current models being offered. I have had the pleasure of knowing Tony for many years and endorse his full line of New Era Guitars, Larson models, which capture the essence of the beauty, feel, and sound of the now-famous Larsons' Creations. He has the uncanny knowledge and ability to build into his guitars the vintage sound of the original Larson models. His Northwest Indiana shop is close enough for me to visit a few times a year. The program is talk guitars and go for a nice lunch.
In 2010 he masterfully created for me (shown in above photo) a copy of the 19” maple body Euphonon Style, Special Model guitar attributed to being owned by Django Rheinhardt. It is a treasure. The original of this guitar is shown on the front cover of my 1996 book, The Larsons' Creations Guitars and Mandolins, edition.
Check out his full line at arkneweraguitars.com