Archives & Artifacts

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


Jean inspecting Indain Rosewood at the source.

Indian Rosewood coming off the saw • These will be guitar sides.

Selecting high-grade Rosewood backs.

Cutting Rosewood backs at the source • India

Cross sawing Indain Rosewood logs for back & sides • India

Picked up some real sweet Ziricote

Snakewood stash for customs

The master wood sourcer, Jean Larrivée, inspecting high-grade Italian...

Jean sets up officer wherever he finds the high-grade • Italy circa 2014

Strapping up Honduran Mahogany • Philadelphia

12 quarter Honduran Mahogany for necks • Philadelphia

12 quarter Honduran Mahogany for necks, bound and heading to Vancouver...

Rough Ebony headplate's from Africa

Ebony bridg blanks just in from Africa.

Beautiful AAAA grade High Alpine Spruce

Processing Indian Rosewood back & sides • India circa 2010

Stacking Ebony fingerboards (left) and Indian Rosewood backs (right) •...

Inclredible "ribbon" figured African Khaya Mahogany • David Iannone...

12 quarter Mahogany air drying for guitar necks.

Highly figured East Indian Rosewood on ukuleles.

Specialty Rosewood Series • circa 2012/13

Wood is stranger than fiction • Specialty Rosewood series 21012/03

John Jr. blocking Sitka Spruce for tops • Sunshine Coast, BC

Prepared wood tonewood storage • Vancouver facility

Blocking Sitka Spruce for guitar tops.

JCL bucking Sitka Spruce log • Fraser River, BC • circa 1989

Finessing Sitka Spruce blocks in the shop in prep for the resaw.

Blocking Sitka Spruce on the forest floor • Thousands of guitar tops.

Bucking off a "lilly pad" to reveal the grain • SItka Spruce •...

Bundles of Sitka Spruce blocks ready for transport • Fraser River, BC

Spruce tops bundled and drying in storage.

On the water looking for high-grade with David Iannone (Morgan Guitars)

John Jr & Jean Sr walking booms in search of Sitka Spruc • circa 2008

JCL Players Club

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