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Larrivée L-05 (2003)


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Top Wood: Sitka spruce
Back and Sides Wood: Mahogany 
Width at Nut: 1.69"
Bracing Pattern: X-braced
Scale Length: 25.63" 
Frets to Body: 14
Fingerboard and Bridge Wood: Ebony
Body Binding: Maple
Rosette: Multi-ring with abalone inlay
Headplate Material: Ebony
Headstock Inlay / Logo: Larrivée logotype in mother-of-pearl
Neck Binding: Cream
Neck Shape: Modified low oval
Fingerboard Side Dots: 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 12th, and 15th frets 
Fingerboard Inlay: Dots at frets listed above
Pickguard: None
Tuners: Larrivée nickel-plated closed-gear
Electronics: None
Case: Original hard-shell case
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While Jean Larrivée started building guitars way back in 1967, it's taken a while for the rest of the guitar world to catch up. Only over the last 20 years have players begun to really appreciate and seek out these wonderful instruments, which indisputably go blow-for-blow against the major American manufacturers. This 2003 L-05 has been one of our most exciting recent additions, with a big, bold sound that's opened up nicely over two decades of consistent playing time, giving it a clarity that can be hard to find in a new instrument. Larrivée's L shape takes after Gibson designs, but features a longer scale length for a bit of added volume and response. Visual appointments include an abalone rosette and some eye-catching maple binding on the body.

This instrument is in very good condition, with a below typical amount of wear for one of its age. There are a handful of dents and chips in the top and the body binding, but no wear that seriously compromises the guitar visually. It recently had its bridge re-glued and received a full professional set up with a fret dress, level, and crown. Included in the price is the original hard-shell case.

*Photos from our inventory, actual grain patterns may vary Slightly. Contact us for details.