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« on: February 27, 2010, 10:51:16 AM »

I have what looks to be one of the very first parlour guitars from Larrivee ...... there is no model number on the Label or on the block ... there is only a serial number on the block  094305  and the Label just says John Larrivee Guitars Vancouver BC Canada.

What do I have ... how old?
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2010, 11:06:28 AM »

http://www.larrivee.com/obtainManufactureDate.php

"To obtain your guitar's manufacturing date, please E-mail the following information to info@larrivee.com with the subject line "Obtain A Manufacturing Date":
- Name
- E-mail Adress
- Model Number
- Serial Number
Do to high volume of request, serial number inquiries take up to three weeks to process.   "

Be patient!
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2010, 11:47:04 AM »

What does it look like?

Finish?
Binding?
Wood
 - Top
 - Back and Sides

Also you can see Larrivée Serial Numbers
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2010, 02:16:57 PM »

What does it look like?

Finish?
Binding?
Wood
 - Top
 - Back and Sides

Also you can see Larrivée Serial Numbers
 Certainly looks like an early Parlour ... spruce top, mahogany back, sides and neck, ebony finger board, headstock, NO binding at all, No model number anywhere
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2010, 04:15:59 PM »

It sounds like you have a P-01. There was a model number they used prior to using the P-01 designation but the number escapes me at the moment. The fact that there are no bindings leads me to believe this. Post some pictures so we can confirm for sure.
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2010, 05:22:26 PM »

   I have seen the earliest parlors called a "Cherub" and possibly 01.
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2010, 10:17:38 PM »

The earliest Parlors had no model number they were just  "Parlor" guitars.  The 1st 500 had a 1 11/16" neck.  Later on larrivee gave these a model number of 0-01, some time later they changed the designation to P-01, along with the wider 1 3/4" neck.

This is what the early ones looked like:



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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2010, 11:47:19 PM »

I have what looks to be one of the very first parlour guitars from Larrivee ...... there is no model number on the Label or on the block ... there is only a serial number on the block  094305  and the Label just says John Larrivee Guitars Vancouver BC Canada.

What do I have ... how old?

Your description matches an early parlor, but that serial number doesn't seem right.

Typically, that 09 would indicate the series, and the 4305 would be the serial number suggesting a late 1980's build date.

A serial number of 94305 would suggest a 2006-ish build date, which was after the no-bling parlors were discontinued.

The "John Larrivee" guitar label would date it well before 1980, I think.

Very weird.
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2010, 06:50:56 AM »

Some Pics please, sure would make the mystery a little easier
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2010, 09:18:45 AM »

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The "John Larrivee" guitar label would date it well before 1980, I think.

It would if it said "Victoria".  But "Vancouver" would place it much later.  The Victoria labels were used into the mid '80's.
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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2010, 11:36:40 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2010, 11:49:38 AM »

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« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2010, 12:24:22 PM »

   X, you can post up to 4 pics per post, as long as they're all under 100kb. All of yours are a hair over 100, so can fit 2 per post. Just a little info to help. Try them @ 640x480, crop them, then you can fit all on one. Not that it really matters, just for future reference?
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« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2010, 02:00:20 PM »

Definitely looks like a circa-2000 P-01 to me.

The first two digits of the serial number do look like "09," but is there a chance they are "03?"   That would make more sense.

In any case, I would send an email to Larrivee.
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« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2010, 02:35:33 PM »

Looks like a Cherub.
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« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2010, 04:32:08 AM »

Definitely looks like a circa-2000 P-01 to me.

The first two digits of the serial number do look like "09," but is there a chance they are "03?"   That would make more sense.

In any case, I would send an email to Larrivee.
  The number actually begins with 09 and not 03  ......  I've sent off an email to Larrivee.
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