Built by Robert Anderson of Victoria, B.C., this guitar takes its influence from the guitars of the Larson Brothers, the Chicago builders who rivaled Martin in quality, if not in numbers. The fascination with the Larsons comes from the different way they put their guitars together. Their patent called their method, "built under tension" construction. On our Larson models we focus on this style of building; it tends to give a stronger tone, with a more focused, directed note than the Martin style, which is rounder and warmer. This guitar, the "Snowdrop", our first to be actually labeled as Larson style, is Auditorium size (15"), 14-fret, slotted head, out of beautiful lighter than usual (color) Indian rosewood and Carpathian spruce, a combination specifically selected to work with the Larson style build. The shape and cosmetics are not exact copies, but much influenced by various Larson guitars. We've added a cutaway, since you can't find a Larson with one!