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 tone that is right for you.


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    August 30, 2019

    Many of our players are aware of the restrictions that were placed on Rosewood back in October 2016 through international treaty known as the CITES treaty (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species). In an effort to combat illegal trafficking of one specific African Rosewood varietal, all species of Dalbergia spp (Commonly known as Rosewood) were added to Appendix II of the CITES treaty. While this did not outlaw Rosewood, it meant that every Rosewood guitar crossing an international border required both inbound and outbound CITES permits to be issued – a process which can take up to 3 months per guitar and cost several hundred dollars.

    This week at the bi-annual CITES convention, a Proposition was brought forth by Canada and the European union to exclude finished musical instruments, finished musical instrument parts, and finished musical instrument accessories from the new regulation. We are pleased to announce that this was passed by the CITES organization on August 28. This change goes into effect 90 days later. After November 28th 2019, no CITES permit is required when shipping or traveling with a Rosewood Guitar. (PLEASE NOTE, this amendment does not include the heavily restricted travel of the protected Brazilian Rosewood species Dalbergia nigra which remains on the Appendix I list of highly endangered species).




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