Authorized and official dealer for LaRose Guitars made in Tyler, TX . The work at LaRose Guitars isn’t about endorsements or dreams of a factory floor churning out carbon copies. Fewer than 15- 20 guitars leave the shop in a given year, and luthier Todd D’Agostino likes it that way. There is no assembly line for these instruments, just the Connecticut-bred luthier in his Tyler, Texas, shop milling, routing, and sanding by hand. For over a decade, LaRose guitars have been finding their way into the hands of fastidious guitarists. Word of mouth, social networking, the occasional instrument that wound its way onto a music store wall, the work of D’Agostino has cultivated a growing contingent of enthusiasts.