Jean Larrivee Guitars announced the company’s “Appreciation Celebration” of its landmark 50th Anniversary, all through 2017.
“Gosh, I could write a book about the ongoing changes in the guitar building business and our efforts to continuously improve quality, and to personally source our finest component materials worldwide,” says founder, CEO Jean Larrivee. “After much experimentation in the development of my own guitar designs, we started our guitar business in Toronto in 1967; or, before we started our family. We moved our small operation and a few machines and jigs to Vancouver Island in 1975; to Vancouver in 1983; and to Oxnard, California in 2001. My wife and gifted design partner Wendy, always assisted me while embellishing my custom models with her own artistic, precious inlays. And, my sons John and Matthew truly grew into our family business over the recent decades and we are all still working together! For us, 2017 is all about really thanking those who have graciously supported us since the very beginning.”
Wendy Larrivee adds, “We sincerely appreciate all the Larrivee fans who have sustained us over the last half century and for assisting us in bringing our love of guitars and guitar building to the world. This is our life; the only life we know; and we live it every day.”
Their limited, collectible 50 piece Anniversary production run will fulfill only against orders, and only through the company’s international network of Larrivee Guitars resellers. The guitar includes a Wendy Larrivee designed 50th Anniversary headstock inlay and full 50th Celtic knot fingerboard inlay; with Master Grade Alpine Moonwood hand-tuned top, rosewood body binding; abalone rosette; Ab body binding; Ab binding on fingerboard extension. This model is based on an upscale version of the popular Larrivee Guitars model LV-10 but with many more elegant appointments; MSRP $7498.
In addition, and again through 2017, the company will also offer a 2nd-tier $1500 MSRP “Options Package” add-on upgrade to most all of its price list fare rosewood back and sides guitar models with a less elaborate headstock and fingerboard inlay package; with koa rosette and binding.
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