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P-01 REISSUE II & "SONGS FROM A TIN CAN"

September 14, 2015

OCT 9, 2015   Warner Music releases Commander Chris Hadfield's album Songs From a Tin Can— the first album ever recorded in space.

It’s an out-of-this-world partnership we’re especially proud of.

When the Space Shuttle Discovery reached the International Space Station on AUG 10, 2001, few were aware it was carrying a special piece of cargo.  Along with a load of tools and supplies, the STS-105 mission was also bringing a Larrivée P-01 Parlor guitar — part of a NASA psychology program designed to help the astronauts better cope with living life in space.

A talented musician, Commander Chris Hadfield played it frequently, and used to it record a version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity - the first ever music video shot in space, seen by millions around the world.  He also used the P-01 to lay down the initial tracks for his new record, Songs From A Tin Can. Watch the premier track video for the album "FEET UP".

Larrivée is extremely proud to be a part of these first space travel folk songs.  To celebrate we’re releasing a limited reissue of the P-01 down here on earth.  The guitar comes with a signed certificate of authenticity and a copy of Songs From a Tin Can, personally signed by Commander Hadfield.

OWN A PIECE OF MUSICAL HISTORY.   ORDER YOUR LIMITED P-01 REISSUE MODEL TODAY. 

 

LIMITED CUSTOM 40 SERIES FEATURING AAA AUSTRIAN RED SPRUCE "MOONWOOD" TOPS

August 22, 2015

OM-40 & D-40 construction, using our much anticipated Austrian Red Spruce "Moonwood" soundboards, is underway. While many individual orders have been reserved, below is a list of dealers who are receiving Red Spruce 40's and have open orders currently available. Call and reserve soon before selection is gone. The list will be updated regularly.

 

ABOUT MUSIC   HEARTBREAKER GUITARS
ALL MUSIC   JIM LAABS MUSIC
AREA 22 GUITARS   LARK STREET MUSIC
BLUES ANGEL MUSIC   MARTIN MUSIC
BUCKS COUNTY MUSIC   MOUNTAIN FRETWORKS
CONNOR'S MUSIC    RUFUS GUITAR SHOP
DAVE'S WOODSTOCK   SHORELINE MUSIC
DeGEORGE BROS    SPRUCE TREE MUSIC
GOLDEN AGE INSTR.    STRINGED INSTR PEDDLER
GRUHN GUITARS     STUTZMANS GUITAR CNTR
GUITAR TEX   SYLVAN MUSIC
GUITAR VISTA   THE FRETTED FROG
GUITARS PLUS    THE TWELFTH FRET
BLUE MOON MUSIC   MAIN STAGE MUSIC

THE ULTIMATE ACOUSTIC TONE GENERATOR!

August 18, 2015

If crisp and juicy is what your looking for in acoustic amplification, then you need to check out FisherAMPS! Hand built in America, these tone generators are 18 watts of pure tone with no overdrive. Traditional amps are known to limit the full bandwidth of the acoustic guitar, FisherAMPS provide full range clarity coupled with tubed harmonics like you’ve never heard before. Their website will leave you drooling... www.fisheramps.com Check out their FaceBook page as well.

UPGRADE TO AUSTRIAN RED SPRUCE - $250 MSRP

August 7, 2015

Jean Larrivée has been busy collecting Austrian Red spruce "Moonwood", originally found in the Black Forest. Using the exacting methods of harvest adopted by Stradivarius, Moonwood is a century-old tradition of falling a specific tree within a list of very specific parameters. This includes falling time in relevance to moon phase, altitude of tree, peak age/size of tree, and finally "forest stabilization". The result is a much stiffer fiber that delivers incredibly spectacular tone. Jean has officially released his matured supply and is now offering these soundboards as a custom upgrade on all acoustics at a $250 MSRP. Talk to your dealer today while supplies last.

Current Special Runs Now Available

July 22, 2015

TWO NEW LIMITED BUILDS are now available! The all new American Walnut 40 Series and the African Zebrano 03 Series. The 40's feature American Walnut back & sides with a gloss top priced at $2099 MSRP. The 03 Zebrano Series are available in OM and L body style and feature AAA Austrian Red Spruce tops with abalone rosettes priced at $2278 MSRP. *Dreadnaughts are available in African Bloodwood.

Each of these runs are hand signed by Jean Larrivée.

Exclusive Customs For Rufus' Guitar Shop

July 12, 2015

Larrivée Custom Shop...

'pick of the week' goes to Rufus' Guitar Shop of Vancouver, BC and their D-03MT Vintage Sunburst customs. A special 6 piece run, they are a savvy, vintage lovers delight. Featuring all mahogany back and sides, this tone generator is wrapped up in our own custom vintage sunburst finish. These mahogany top tone generators offer amazing low end and silky mids that are real cannons. The "Torch" inlay on the headstock is a true Larrivée classic design that is sure to draw attention. All 6 pieces are numbered and personally signed by Jean Larrivée.

Larrivée.com just got a whole lot better!

July 1, 2015

Anything look different?

We are extremely excited to finally launch our new website! A long time in development, we can now present to you a clean, fresh new look that will enhance your Larrivée experience. Our two main goals were to create a user friendly, easily navigable site that highlights every thing that is not only important to us, but to you as well. With so many people using smartphones and tablets today, we also wanted to create a site that works on every screen size, no matter how large or small, mobile or desk top. Using this new "responsive web design", you can now read, look at photos and watch videos with a much more gratifying and intuitive experience while visiting our site. To all our players, and fans alike, who have continued to support our us and our product, THANK YOU!


Alex Hall and his Larrivée Baker-T

June 30, 2015

Folks, This is Alex Hall

And this is his Larrivée Baker-T

We'll just let his fingers do the talking...

"THE HUNT FOR SPRUCE" Documentary

June 28, 2015

Originally published on March 13th, 2012, The Hunt for Spruce", Birth of a Larrivée Guitar, is a rare look into the first stages of the guitar building process. Watch as John Larrivée Jr explores the rugged terrain of Northern British Columbia's Queen Charlotte Islands, now known as the Haida Gwaii, in search of the perfect Sitka spruce tree.


Special thanks to Red Haired Strangers and Dana Barnaby for helping put this all together!

Extra special thanks to Chris and Richard for really making this all happen.

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