Started by Dotneck, October 26, 2021, 04:18:15 PM
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QuoteIn 1991, when the Acoustic market had made a full come back, Larrivée moved to a bigger building. At first it seemed a little difficult to fill 11000 square feet. (At the time only 25 guitars a day were being made by 35 people) However, it soon became apparent that that 11000 square feet wasn't enough...In early March 1998, Larrivée Guitars moved to a new 33000 square foot facility in the heart of Vancouver, where 100 highly skilled people in the Guitar industry make 60 guitars a day. Many of our people are respected guitar builders in their own right. A combination of old world craftsmanship and modern high technology combine to produce instruments prized around the world for their beauty, function, and lasting value.
Quote from: Dotneck on October 26, 2021, 04:18:15 PMHi guys..its been a minute since Ive been here. I read a comment on another guitar forum....the guys said that Larrivee's annual output is 30-40K units per year. Seemed high to me. Does anybody have a more accurate number?
Quote from: mike in lytle on October 27, 2021, 09:16:45 AMAll I know, for a fact, is that Larrivee will produce "at least" 15 (fifteen) guitars this year Mike
Quote from: mike in lytle on October 27, 2021, 09:16:45 AMAll I know, for a fact, is that Larrivee will produce "at least" 15 (fifteen) guitars this year
Quote from: Rockysdad on October 27, 2021, 09:50:30 AMYes, 15 *special* guitars.
Quote from: Hooked on October 27, 2021, 11:45:04 AM"THis year" not "this month". Danggit.
Quote from: Silence Dogood on October 30, 2021, 08:19:08 AMI know I'm not the average guitar customer a company is looking for. I've had my (only) Larrivee for almost 20 years now and don't plan to buy another unless something happens to mine. I also don't really buy that much stuff in general anymore. The older I get, the less I want, and the more I want to hang on to my money. At some point collecting $100 bills became more fun than collecting new stuff, but it took me till my 40s to get there. OTOH I know people who buy guitars all the time, keep them for a bit, and then start saving and dreaming of the next one. I guess it must be the same way in the world of knives, guns, cars, etc, etc.
Quote from: Mikeymac on October 30, 2021, 08:32:32 PMYeah - I was at a local Gun & Knife Show this morning (an annual event here) and it was pretty busy. You can bet that 95% or more of the people at those shows are repeat customers, not first time gun (knife) buyers. I did pick up my first shotgun, though (a Maverick 88); but I already have three pistols...Back on topic: it would be interesting to know how many guitars Larrivee is currently building each week/month/year - and how many people they employ in Oxnard; I'm betting it's not as many as they did in the past. I do wonder what it feels like compared to when they also had the large shop in Canada - if it feels good to be somewhat "down-sized". That just seems more like Larrivee's modus operandi or "company culture". Seems like Jean (and the rest of the family members) are happy still being very hands on and keeping it all very real.