Mudcat Café message #306906 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #25870   Message #306906
Posted By: bigchuck
27-Sep-00 - 07:04 PM
Thread Name: Mauer, Larson vs. Martin
Subject: RE: Mauer, Larson vs. Martin
Maurers were made by the Larsen brothers, as were Stahls, Prairie States, and probably a few other labels. The general consensus seems to be that they were at least as high quality as anything made by Martin and are certainly good investments. I think they also tended to be more creative in some ways than Martin was. They made a lot of different style and sizes and did some outrageously ornamented instruments. Also made some interesting mandolins. They are scarce, however.