GearHeads

News, reviews & great ideas from your GearSource Team!

Do you know Jean Larrivée?

Leave a comment

Jean Larrivée is a Canadian luthier specializing in guitars. He was originally trained as an auto mechanic, but began making guitars in 1967.

Screen shot 2016-03-31 at 9.59.56 AM

Today, his company is a new generation of talented guitar makers – building instruments as extraordinary and unique as the people who craft them – and who play them.  They are inspired by the passion, and guided by the lifetime of experiences of their leader, Jean Larrivée, whose legendary craftsmanship still finds its way into every guitar that bears his name.

Larrivée guitars are built with only the finest solid woods available – no plys, laminates or synthetic woods are ever used in construction. They use FSC wood and engage in as much selective logging as possible. This means they like to be there, in the forest, personally taking part.  Imagine, when we begin to create your instrument, we begin on the forest floor.

Above all, Larrivée’s goal is ‘affordable luxury’ – they aim to put high-end guitars into the hands of all players.

Screen shot 2016-03-31 at 10.00.32 AM

Larrivée’s OM-03

This guitar has a Rosewood Back & Sides( East Indian), Single Piece Mahogany Neck (S. American), Canadian Sitka Spruce Soundboard, African Ebony Fretboard & Bridge, Canadian Maple Body Binding, Multi Strip Rosette, Symmetrical X-Bracing and much more.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s