First up was the T10, a “travel guitar for the pros.” It comes in at a short 22.8-inch scale length, and the no-cutaway body starts at the 14th fret. The bridge is located nearer to the centre of the body, compensating for the smaller body in terms of low-end and volume output. The neck, joined to the body with a dovetail, is solid African Mahogany.
The guitar we saw at the show had seen some special NAMM treatment, including the use of Alpine spruce (also known as moon spruce), and a custom vine fretboard inlay and headstock design. The marbled binding, however, will come as standard.
We also were shown the C-03R-TE, which was introduced last year as a signature guitar for Tommy Emmanuel. The guitar takes inspiration from the special one-off custom guitar built for Emmanuel by Jean Larrivée over 20 years ago. The guitar features a 12th-fret body join, a deep ‘Florentine’ cutaway and a Sitka spruce top.
The last guitar we took a look at was the LV-10, which like the T10 had received some special inlay work for Winter NAMM – as well as a Moon Spruce top. As John Larrivée Jr explains in our video, “we like to come to and show people not only what great guitars we build, but also the possibilities.”
For more information, head to larrivee.com.