L.H. Leland "The Brilliantone Mando” c1920 Natural

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Offered for sale;

Vintage circa 1920’s L.H. Leland (Larson Brothers) “The Brilliantone Mando” flat back mandolin.

This mandolin is in very good condition.

We have researched a few leads into the background:

We believe that Maurer guitars built post-1900 and all instruments branded Euphonon, Prairie State or W. J. Dyer and were created exclusively by the Larsons’ hands. Those branded W. M. Stahl and Stetson were usually Larson-made, and, on occasion, the Larsons built instruments for Leland, Southern California Music Company, C.Bruno, H. F. Meyer and Regal.

Jake Wildwood has stated:

“While it's labeled "L.H. Leland Brilliantone Mando" these were sold by Lyon & Healy, though much evidence (and more rumor?) has been collected in tracing this Lyon & Healy family of products to the Larson Brothers, Chicago's famous pair of high-brow luthiers. What can I say? It certainly sounds and plays like a Rolls Royce.”

Imperial Guitar says;

The tone is full and rich. As sweet as any Martin A style we’ve played.

Hard shell case included.

“We carefully inspect every instrument when we buy it and bring it up to our standards before we offer it for sale. We also do a full set up before we ship.”


Year: c1920’s

Serial number: N/A

Body: Brazilian rosewood

Finish: Natural

Neck: Mahogany

Fingerboard: Ebony

Scale Length: 13”

Number of Frets: 20

Width at Nut:  1 1/8”

Weight: 1.6lbs

*Please note: we do our best giving descriptions of used pieces. We have found it impossible to describe every mark on an instrument or amp that is not in the "mint" category. Also, what's important to you may not be important to someone else. For example, you may say, "I don't care what it looks like as long as it plays or sounds well." Another person may say, "Body cosmetics are very important to me so tell me about every scratch, nick and blemish." So, please ask the questions that are most important to you. If you ask they will be answered. They are free and there's no limit. Additional photos can also be made available.

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Product Specs

Listed6 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
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