Larrivée PV-09-SBT (2008)
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SpecificationsTop Wood: Sitka spruce
Back and Sides Wood: Indian rosewood
Width at Nut: 1.69"
Bracing Pattern: X-braced
Scale Length: 24"
Frets to Body: 12
Fingerboard and Bridge Wood: Ebony
Body Binding: Maple
Headplate Material: Rosewood
Headstock Inlay / Logo: Larrivée logotype in mother of pearl
Neck Binding: White
Neck Shape: Larrivée parlor low oval
Fingerboard Side Dots: 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 12th, and 15th frets
Fingerboard Inlay: Mother-of-pearl dots over frets listed above
Pickguard: Tortoise-pattern teardrop
Tuners: Non-original black Schaller
Case: Original hard-shell case
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We dare you to find a guitar more fun to play than this diminutive little 2008 Larrivee PV-09-SBT. With a bright, clear sound that's only gotten better over 15 years of playing time, this gently used parlor shows just how great a small guitar can be. The PV-09 combines a Sitka spruce top with an East Indian rosewood back and sides, lending it a crystalline, bell-like tone whether strummed or fingerpicked. Jean Larrivée's modern approach to guitar luthiery is evident in every curve, making this instrument a visual standout as well, with a Venetian cutaway, maple binding, and of course, a gorgeous cherry red sunburst finish on the top.
Playing wear is fairly light, with a few small dents and divots in the top and on the back, but nothing that significantly compromises the aesthetic appeal of the guitar. The black Schaller tuners are non-original and were installed by the owner as a custom upgrade, but the original tuners are included in the purchase price, should the guitar's next owner want to re-install the factory set. It has recently seen a full professional set up and plays great in all positions. Included in the price is the original hard-shell case.