January 30, 2019

In the late 1970's, Larrivée was one of the first to explore the modern day creation of inlaid works on headstocks. Today, Wendy Larrivée continues to create striking works on a canvas quite different from most artists. Have a look at some of her works both current and archived on our Inlay page. For more information on inlays and how to acquire one, contact

Cloepatra, originally created in the late 1970's, is a breathtaking work a beauty. After a 35 year hiatus, she has been recreated and now adorning our headstocks once again. Every inlay Wendy Larrivée creates will always have unique engraving touches, so no two inlays are ever identical. She has been the primary force behind our inlays for nearly four decades. Maybe it's time to consider a masterpiece for your collection. Larrivée Inlays


November 10, 2018

The Larrivée Authentic Pro Shop has grown over the years and now has a fantastic selection of many branded items. If you are shopping for a friend or family member and not sure what to get, every year we make suggestions and put them in our Gift Ideas section. These are items that any Larrivée player will love. All gift items are returnable after the holidays under our return policy. So no pressure to impress.  Coupon Gift Codes are also purchasable in $50 increments simply by contacting or by calling our customer service line 805-612-0326. Happy Holidays!


September 15, 2018

High-gloss Legacy Series!

We took our legendary 40 Series and finished it with our industry leading pure acrylic urethane high-sheen gloss. Then introduced it at an incredible value and called it a 44. For specs and details please see our D-44R on display in our product section.

  • Available in all body styles

  • High-Gloss Finish

  • Solid East Indian Rosewood

  • Hand built in America

  • $2774 MSRP ($2548 Mahogany)

If you think you loved the 40, wait until you get a 44 in your hands.


September 5, 2018

All new "JCL" Limited Edition Tuner packages are available now! Swap out your older, standard size tuners with these gorgeous 18:1 "JCL" Black Chrome or Polished Gold sets. Each set comes complete with black, machined aluminum buttons that perform as good as they feel. For the detailists out there, included is a matching end-pin for the complete look. Every tuner set and matching end-pin is packaged in a quality collector box that comes with a personally signed declaration. Only 50 sets of each, Black Chrome and Polished Gold, will be released as Limited Edition packages. Both sets are drop-in replacements for any standard size "Larrivée" or "JCL" branded tuners.

Both Limited and Deluxe packages are offered. Every package will include a set of D'Addario EXP16 12-53's or EXP17 13-56's and a custom Black on Black "JCL" jersey. Deluxe packages will include a luxurious, matching Thalia Capo with a choice of abalone or ebony trim and a complete Bone Setup Kit with compensated saddle, nut, and bridge pins. All orders will ship the week of Sept 17th. Shipping is included in all orders.




July 27, 2018

Coming up fast! The Vancouver International Guitar Festival is just around the corner. Come see Larrivée and other guitar builders, players, collectors and aficionados for two days of live music, master classes, special events, and the opportunity to see, hear and play some of the world’s finest handmade stringed instruments. 

This year, the Guitar Festival takes place at the Creekside Community Recreation Centre, located in the former Olympic Village on False Creek, a short walk from downtown Vancouver, near parking and public transit.

So if you're in town and looking for something to do, or from out of town looking for a day trip, the VIGF is a great way to spend an interesting day with some cool people and a fascinating craft. Purchase tickets here.


June 15, 2018

Our custom Zebrano Series, also known as Zebra wood, is an exotic tropical species found in Central Africa. The tonality of Zebrano is closer to Indian Rosewood while offering notable mids that are found more frequently in Mahogany. For appearance, we prefer to select our Zebrano chocolatey brown and pale straw in color. Larrivée has completed several limited Zebrano runs over the years, each just as successful as the last. We are currently accepting orders for our next limited run of Zebrano customs due for completion this fall. Contact your Larrivée dealer.

  • • Available in all body styles
  • • Available in 03 & 40 Series
  • • Starting at $2148 MSRP


May 22, 2018

Larrivée has once again been chosen by NASA to send guitar to ISS. On February 27th of this year, NASA sent up it's second Larrivée P-01 aboard the Soyuz MS-06 bound for the ISS on Expedition 55. There, it met up with the original P-01 sent on Discovery mission STS-105 in August of 2001. The original Canadian built P-01 has since traveled over 100,000 orbits. That's over 4.2 billion kilometers, or 2.6 billion miles and still going strong.

It was the psyche support team at NASA that first introduced the idea to include musical instruments on board the ISS. They realized that music was fundamental to people and thought it would be beneficial to astronauts on the ISS. It was Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield that made the original Larrivée on board famous when he recorded the first music video made in space. In the above photo, Drew Feustel & Scott Tingle are jamming on both Larrivée's inside the Destiny laboratory module during an educational event with school districts in Aransas Pass, Texas. Rock on boys and girls!


March 28, 2018

On August 10, 2001 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-105 reached the International Space Station carrying a special piece of cargo - a Larrivée P-01 Parlor Guitar. Legendary Canadian Astronaut and ISS Commander Chris Hadfield played it frequently while on board and used it to record his version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" - the first ever music video shot in space, seen by millions around the world. An official limited edition replica of the historic instrument is now being auctioned off on ebay and has been signed by Chris Hadfield specially for the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's auction. 

Have a look at Commander Hadfield's visit to the Larrivée factory back in 2012.


December 14, 2017

Thalia is a totally new capo design and breakthrough in capo technology. Whoever thought that would happen? But it did and they are incredible. They also happen to be made in America. Larrivée is proud to partner up with Thalia and bring you Larrivée's own custom line. Available in chrome or black chrome in Mahogany, Rosewood, and Koa in the Larrivée Authentic Pro Shop now.

Thalia Capo's unique and patented design lets you squeeze the capo with your fretting hand in its natural position on the neck. They have also gone great lengths to design a capo that will not take your guitar out of tune. This is done by providing interchangeable fret pads you can match to the fretboard radius of your instrument. A complete set is included with packaging. This makes it easy to use your Thalia capo with your other acoustics with a different fretboard radius.


September 30, 2017

50th Anniversary Limited Edition Apparel is available now from!  Over the last five decades, Larrivée has had four major relocations throughout North America. Starting in Toronto, then Victoria, Vancouver, and finally, California. Each time a new label insert was created to commemorate the move. There is a connection between a Larrivée player and a guitars insert label that is undeniable. It is the guitars declaration. The first official label was Toronto and was designed by friend and artist, Alan Magee. The next three major label productions were all designs by Wendy Larrivée. For a complete list of historical labels check out our Archives & Artifacts section.

There have been custom labels throughout the decades, but the four represented in the "Label T" line are the four pillars of our labels. We are also releasing our 50th Anniversary "JCL Shield" zip-up hoodie to compliment the line. All pieces are limited to 100 each and in celebration of our 50th Anniversary, we’ll include a free pack of EXP16 coated phosphor bronze strings from our friends at D’Addario with each order.


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