Welcome to our Larrivée museum section. Here you will find a visual history illustrating much of our early days right up to the present day. Over time we will be adding more photos so return and visit occasionally for updated photos and quotes. If you happen to have interesting photos relative to our history, please contact us and share with us your photos at email@example.com.
Edgar Monch. This is the gentleman solely responsible for inspiring and teaching Jean Larrivée to build guitars.
David Wren • circa 1976 • Long time friend and orignal apprentice, David Wren, became 12th Fret Toronto guitar shop owner and now luthier in his own right.
David Iannone (Morgan Guitars) and Jean Larrivée. Two good friends about to hit the water and walk Sitka Spruce log booms in search of guitar tops.
William "Grit" Laskin • circa 1975 • A highly respected luthier in his own right, Grit's was Jean's first apprentice/partner in the early 70's.
Ben Mattheson, wood shop supervisor for over a decade in the 2000's. Splitting logs into blocks for guitar top processing.
Renowned luthiers in their own right, Linda Manzer and Grit Laskin getting together at the Larrivée residents - circa mid 70's.
James Fidler & John Larrivée Jr upstairs in final neck fit circa 2012. Final neck fit is one of the toughest skills to master.