This Larrivée LV-10 Custom 2000 is from Acoustic Guitar magazine's 10th Anniversary Collection. Now, to celebrate our 30th anniversary, you have the opportunity to bid on a piece of history and support guitar education at the same time.
50% of the net proceeds of this auction will be donated to the Bill Collings Memorial Fund in support of guitar education in public schools and public programs. Plus, we’ll contribute $5 to the Collings Fund in the name of every bidder, whether they win at auction or not.About the guitar ...
The LV-10 has a Larrivée "L" style body with a Venetian cutaway, and it features AAA-grade Indian rosewood back and sides; master-grade Sitka spruce top from Jean Larrivée's private spruce reserve; a single-piece Honduras mahogany neck; and ebony fretboard, bridge, and headstock overlay. Inlays are made of the highest-grade materials. They include an abalone rosette, abalone purfling, vine bridge wing inlays, sterling silver headstock border surrounding a custom-designed, hand-engraved human figure headstock which includes the Acoustic Guitar Anniversary logo.
This guitar produces a distinctive sound, with incredible balance, clarity, attack, and sustain. The bass is solid and tight, with great projection. Midrange is strong, and highs are crystal clear.Product Specs
||East Indian Rosewood & Natural Sitka Spruce
From the December 2000 issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine:
Larrivée’s shiny contribution to the collection is based on their LV-10 model, whose body shape is reminiscent of a classical guitar’s but with larger dimensions. The guitar’s AAA-grade Indian rosewood back and sides are stunning, and the Sitka spruce top—which came from Jean Larrivée’s private stash—has the three-dimensional cross-grain held in high esteem by luthiers and collectors. The instrument features the unique parallel bracing pattern that gives Larrivées their trademark sound and is versatile enough to please flatpickers and fingerstylists alike. The elaborate abalone binding and rosette complement the stunning vine inlays in the bridge and fingerboard, and an entirely original headstock design created by Wendy Larrivée incorporates mother-of- pearl, red abalone, ivory, walnut, and sterling silver wire. “The figure was prepared from drawings of a seated model,” Wendy Larrivée explains, “and those drawings in turn provided the basis for the necessary machining to produce the inlay. The concept for the inlay is totally original, and the resulting headstocks are unmistakably Larrivée yet truly celebratory of Acoustic Guitar magazine’s tenth anniversary.”
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Current market value courtesy of Eric Schoenberg, Schoenberg Guitars, Tiburon, California.