Larrivée Guitars, the all-in-the-family makers of the industry’s most elegant guitars, invites everyone to share in the company’s “Appreciation Celebration” of its landmark 50th Anniversary throughout 2017.

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“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 Larrivée. “After much experimentation in the development of my own guitar designs, we started our guitar business in Toronto in 1967. 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 Larrivée adds, “We sincerely appreciate all the Larrivée Guitars 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.”

The company is exhibiting Jean’s signed, limited 50 pieces run, LV-10-50AN 50th Anniversary model at the upcoming Anaheim, California NAMM Convention, 19 - 22 January at their booth E-1401. 

In addition, and again throughout 2017, the company will also offer an anniversary upgrade package to selected Rosewood back and sides guitar models with an anniversary headstock and fingerboard inlay and Koa rosette and binding.

Key Features

Jean Larrivée’s Reserve, Limited Edition 50 pcs Numbered 50th Anniversary Run LV-10-50AN Model

  • Master grade East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides from Jean’s select “Private Reserve”
  • Master grade Alpine Moon Spruce Top ; Jean’s Private Reserve, hand voiced by Jean Larrivée
  • Alpine Moon Spruce Parabolic Symmetrical Bracing completely handmade by Matthew Larrivée
  • 50th Anniversary Commemorative Headstock Inlay entirely hand engraved by Wendy Larrivée
  • Wendy’s Celtic Knot full length Mother of Pearl fretboard inlay, and matching Celtic Bridge Inlay
  • Abalone Fretboard Extension inlay (The entire top and fingerboard extension are inlaid) 
  • The Limited Edition Run Number is Laser-Etched on the head block
  • The included 50th anniversary certificate is personally signed by all of the Larrivée Family members

Jean Larrivée’s 50th Anniversary UPGRADE PACKAGE to Upgrade selected Rosewood Back and Sides Models

  • AAA+ or Higher, Jean’s Reserve, Premium-Only Sitka Spruce Top
  • Alpine Moon Spruce Parabolic Symmetrical Bracing
  • Wendy’s 50th Anniversary Celtic Knot Headstock Inlay
  • Wendy’s 50th Anniversary Celtic Knot Fretboard Markers and same theme Bridge Wings
  • Special 50th, Inlaid Hawaiian Koa Rosette
  • Special 50th, Hawaiian Koa Body Binding
  • Jean Larrivée Signed Body Label

Pricing and Availability 

  • Larrivée LV-10-50AN - £5999 RRP inc VAT
  • Larrivée OM-03R with 50th Anniversary Upgrade Package - £2699 RRP inc VAT
  • Larrivée LV-03R with 50th Anniversary Uprgrade Package - £3249 RRP inc VAT

These anniversary models are expected to be available March/April 2017.

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Published 18th Feb 2017