October 1, 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).





August 23, 2019


 Now completed and shipping to dealers in Canada & USA, the all-new Simple-6 Dreadnought and the Simple-6 OM! The Simple-6 features all-solid African Sipo Mahogany back & sides, single piece Sipo neck, BC Sitka Spruce top, and natural African Ebony finger board and bridge. The Simple-6 employs the same true hand-fit dovetail neck joint as all Larrivée's for superior fit and tonal transfer. We included features like 18:1 open back tuners, scalloped bracing, and our new Sunset Sunburst finish. This model is a true jaw dropping tone generator at an unbelievable value. For complete spec and images, use links below. For list of dealers with Simple-6's on order, please contact Customer Service.




March 29, 2019

The Willie Watson OM-01 Signature model is now available! Following the success of the Willie Watson OM-01 Reissue Limited Editions, Larrivée is now releasing a limited number of WW Signature models. Left handed models are available. The OM-01's can be found exclusively through for $1199 including shipping inside continental USA.

The WW OM-01's are built in America, like all Larrivée's, using only the finest all-solid tone woods on the planet. African Khaya back & sides, BC Sitka Spruce top, African Ebony fingerboard, bridge and headstock overlay are among specs. For complete spec click here. Larrivée is proud to release the WW Signature model and as Willie would say, they "ring like silver and shine like gold".


March 16, 2019

Larrivée has just launched our new and cleverly designed T-40 Mahogany and T-40R Rosewood pro travel guiitar. This six string tenor size guitar has a slightly smaller body than our Parlor and O-Body, featuring a custom 22.8" scale, full 14 frets to the body and built for standard tuning. There is no decreased body depth which gives this cannon lots of room to breathe. This is a real #tonegenerator that will blow away any other guitar in its size. For complete images and specs, click here.

Standard on all Larrivées, T models will feature all solid wood construction, true hand-fit dovetail neck joints for superior fit, finish and tone, and of course, built in America. Tenor models will ship with soft shell travel case and start at $1658 MSRP for Mahogany. Available in all top and back combinations. Contact your dealer for custom order. First run will begin shipping this June.


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

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