In 2017 we Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passion of our leader, Jean Larrivée, whose legendary craftsmanship still finds its way into every guitar that bears his name. We are a new generation of talented guitar makers – building instruments as extraordinary and unique as the people who craft them – and who play them.
Our guitars are built with only the finest solid woods available – no plys, laminates or synthetic woods are ever used in construction. We use FSC wood and engage in as much selective logging as possible. This means we like to be there, in the forest, personally taking part. When we begin to create your instrument, we begin on the forest floor.
Above all, our goal is ‘affordable luxury’ – we aim to put high-end guitars into the hands of all players. We don’t want to build the most guitars. We just want to build the best.
Larrivee Guitars has generously donated a sole re-creation of Tommy Emmanuel’s custom C10 guitar, which he will play, sign and GIVE AWAY to one lucky orchestra level ticket buyer in a special benefit concert for the Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration. Tommy, one of the world’s great fingerstyle players and an amazing showman, will play a fabulous 2 set concert on July 22, 2017 in his only central coast date. This guitar is not available anywhere but at this show. $15 from every ticket will be donated to the Celebration Lutherie Endowment Fund and Pay It Forward Bank, which assists musicians’ and luthiers’ air travel expenses so that we can bring you the finest music and craftsmanship from around the world. But you can only win it if you come! And catch a GREAT act while you’re at it.