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Jethro1
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« on: October 24, 2010, 12:52:46 PM »

  There are several ID labels inside these guitars.  Some California, some USA, some signed (not signed), and some Canada.  Can someone please help me to make sense of this in regards to workmanship, value, and collector value.  Thank you.
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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2010, 10:32:53 PM »

Can someone please help me to make sense of this in regards to workmanship, value, and collector value.  Thank you.

OK. I'll start.

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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2010, 10:53:27 PM »

The Larrivee's are all constructed the same way with the woods moving up in visual grading and finish as the number rises. There have been various labels, and are currently made in both Vancouver, BC,  Canada and Oxnard, CA, USA. Older son John runs the Vancouver factory and younger son Matthew runs Oxnard.  They are the same guitars in all regards. Larrivee is most unusual in that the -02 , -03, 05, -09, and -10 levels are differentiated by trim and finish not build etc. There are some distinctions for the -50 and -60, enlarged sound holes, squared  head stocks, etc that distinguish them.  In other words, Ronmac has it exactly right.

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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2010, 11:33:06 PM »

 welcome Jethro1

  ( give the rules a quick read ) takes about 2 minutes.

Why your interest in Larrivees

For Labels you can start here:

http://www.larrivee.com/features/labels.php

For History and some model info you can have a quick look here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larriv%C3%A9e_(guitar_company)

and for serial # history and maybe see where yours fits in look here:

http://toonz.ca/bose/wiki/index.php?title=Larriv%C3%A9e_Serial_Numbers

And for a Exact Manufacture date you can contact Larrivee by following thru here:

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

Hope this is a start tell us about you and your interest in Larrivee Guitars ( acoustic and electric) or maybe their mandolins. But 1st read the rules


And once again  welcome
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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2010, 12:36:27 AM »

Other than whats posted on the Larrivee web site FAQ, there's not a whole lot to be gleaned from the labels. After using the Victoria label for 20 years, they are now enjoying being able to put varying labels into guitars with modern computer generated printing..  

Then again, maybe there's a Phd to be earned by figuring it out?

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