A. Lawrence Smart, Luthier, builds a limited number of mandolin family instruments. His goal is always to build the finest custom instrument to meet each player's discriminating needs. He enjoys providing musicians with instruments they can own and play with as much pride as he took when he built it.
All instruments are carefully crafted with the finest materials available. The building process begins with the selection and harvest of Engelmann spruce in the forests surrounding McCall, Idaho, and continues with uncompromised craftsmanship and attention to detail. These custom instruments sound and feel as good as they look, and great care is given in every step - from design, to matching of woods, to finish and set-up.