"I'm not in it to build the most guitars. I'm in it to build the best."

Jean Larrivée



The Larrivée Guitar

All Larrivées are built from the finest materials available, no matter what series you own. Our combination of world class craftsmanship and all solid wood construction result in a peerless instrument of legendary tone and quality. With your choice between our X-Brace and Scalloped Parabolic Hybrid bracing systems, we're sure you will find the sound that is right for you.


Recent News


    November 22, 2015


    For over 45 years, Larrivée has been pulling off some of the most fascinating custom guitars around. Between Jean Larrivée's unparalleled access to exotic woods and Wendy Larrivée's fascinating inlays, lies some of the finest precision and detailed craftsmanship in the world of guitars.

    The Larrivée Custom Shop offers a wide range of options that are listed in our downloadable CUSTOM PRICING list. Imagine, expanding your collection and designing a Larrivée that is your very own. Exotic woods that are not only visibly but sonically spectacular. Add some inlay on your fingerboard, or perhaps a figurine on your headstock. Personalize with a custom label. Fine tune your playability with a custom nut width. All these options are available and more. You are unique, your acoustic can be too.

    Visit our Custom Guitar Section to view current and archived works. New customs are added regularly with the launch of our new website so check back regularly. For more information on custom shop work and ordering, please contact your authorized dealer or email us at Larrivée Service.


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  • "I Love my Larrivée! It's a big part of my life"
    - Tommy Emmanuel
    Finger style champion

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Jean's Bench

Jean shares his thoughts on a number of topics that span nearly 50 years.

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  • VIDEO #2 Toronto
  • VIDEO #3 Victoria
  • VIDEO #4 Vancouver
  • VIDEO #5 California
  • VIDEO #6 First Dealers
  • VIDEO #7 Experiments
  • VIDEO #8 Making The Best
  • VIDEO #9 Search For Wood
  • VIDEO #10 Selecting Wood
  • VIDEO #11 Mahogany
  • VIDEO #12 Rosewood
  • VIDEO #13 India
  • VIDEO #14 Wood Dreams
  • VIDEO #15 Do The Right Thing
  • VIDEO #16 Electrics Then
  • VIDEO #17 Electrics Now
  • VIDEO #18 Then vs Now
  • VIDEO #19 Family Business
  • VIDEO #20 The Future
  • VIDEO #21 Retirement
  • VIDEO #22 Multi Linguist
  • VIDEO #23 Elephants

Larrivée Forum

Have a question? A story you'd like to share? Or perhaps you are looking for some good advice. There are some great folks over at the Larrivée Forum who have created a spectacular and welcoming community. Connect with other Larrivée newbies, old schooler's and aficionados and see what's going on today.



  May 2016, Larrivée will be opening the doors to an exciting

  and unique new shop in Vancouver, British Columbia.

  The new location will handle all Canadian repairs, 24 limited

builds a year, and provide expert maintenance and warrantied

  upgrades. We are extremely proud of our Canadian roots and

  can't wait to get this shop running. Watch this space for more

information . Stay tuned, people.