Guitars like this show why Larrivée deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as Martin, Taylor and Guild when it comes to quality acoustic guitars. This D-09 has the tone, projection, and playability to be ranked among the best dreadnoughts on the market today. Additionally, this instrument carries the luxury appointments that mark the luthier's skill, such as maple binding, ebony fretboard and bridge, abalone rosette and so on.
This example shows virtually no signs of use. The frets show no discernible wear, and we cannot detect any blemishes in the finsih. It has been stored for some time with a 'Dampit' and humidity gauge, and we can confirm that the temperature and humidity while in storage were comfortable throughout for guitar storage. (Please visit www.dampits.com if you have not come across a Dampit before. The Dampit and humidity gauge are not included in the sale).
It is currently strung with Wyres strings, which sound good when strummed, picked or played fingerstyle.
The case is the original Larrivée archtop hard case - a high-quality 6-latch case. It has a couple of minor cosmetic marks but still in very good condition.
New instruments retail at about £2800 at the time of writing, so this guitar gives you the benefit of a gently played-in instrument at a very advantageous price.
|Year of manufacture||2008|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Bridge||Ebony, with compensated saddle|
|Case||Original Larrivée archtop hard case|
|Body||Solid sitka spruce top; indian mahogany back and sides, maple binding|
|Bridge spacing||56.7 mm|
|Scale length||648 mm (25½ in)|
|Weight||2.25 kg (4 lbs 15 oz)|
|Neck thickness (just behind 12th fret)||N/A mm|
|Nut width||44.2 mm|
Larrivée D-09 Acoustic Guitar
- Brand: Larrivée
- Product Code: D-09
- Availability: In Stock