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Jean Larrivee

Larrivee Long Scale Classical Natural Finish, 1975

Larrivee Long Scale Classical Natural Finish, 1975

This Larrivee Long Scale Classical guitar is in natural finish and built while Jean Larrivee’s shop was still in Toronto; his helpers at this point included William ‘Grit’ Laskin, David Wren, Linda Manzer and George Gray. The Larrivee shops have been training grounds for many now-prominent builders.

Vintage
Price: $2,150.00 CAD
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Bruce West Classical Brazilian Rosewood, 2021

Bruce West Classical Brazilian Rosewood, 2021

This Bruce West Classical, built during 2021 in Sterling, Ontario features a hundred year old Spruce top and Brazilian Rosewood sides and back. Bruce West has been involved in musical instrument building for most of his life, starting at age 12 with a bench at Geo. Heinl’s workshop in Toronto.

New
Price: $6,450.00 CAD
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Bruce West Cutaway Classical Brazilian Rosewood, 2016

Bruce West Cutaway Classical Brazilian Rosewood, 2016

Here we have a Bruce West Cutaway Classical, built during 2016 in Sterling, Ontario with a hundred year old Spruce top and Brazilian Rosewood sides and back. Bruce West has been involved in musical instrument building for most of his life, starting at age 12 with a bench at Geo. Heinl’s workshop in Toronto. In his teens he also played guitar for Ronny Hawkins! Friends with Jean Larrivee, Bruce built relationships with all the now-prominent builders who went through the Larrivee Toronto shops.

New
Price: $6,850.00 CAD
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Bruce West Spruce Top Classical Guitar, 2013

Bruce West Spruce Top Classical Guitar, 2013

This excellent Bruce West Spruce top classical guitar is new, with an Alpine Spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides. It’s built using traditional Spanish construction, with solid linings and tailblock made from black willow. The finish is a beautiful, tonally transparent and hand applied oil varnish.

New
Price: $4,200.00 CAD
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Morgan Concert Steel String Acoustic Natural, 1995

Morgan Concert Steel String Acoustic Natural, 1995

The Morgan Concert is built in David Iannone’s Morgan Guitar shop in North Vancouver on Canada’s West Coast and shows clear influences from his apprenticeship with Jean Larrivee.
This Morgan Concert was built during 1995, ten years after Iannone’s founding of Morgan Guitars. It shows the clear influences of Larrivee designs, and before him the influence of Edgar Monch. Jean Larrivee initially learned guitar building from Monch during his time in Toronto.

Used
Price: $2,999.99 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Morgan OM Maple Natural, 1997

❌SOLD❌ Morgan OM Maple Natural, 1997

Here we have a Morgan OM Maple with clear gloss natural lacquer finish built during 1997, featuring a Sitka Spruce top and Flamed Maple for the sides and back. Morgan guitars are built in David Iannone’s shop in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Iannone has been building on his own since 1985, following an apprenticeship with Jean Larrivee. Many now-prominent Canadian builders learned and developed their skills in Larrivee’s shops in Toronto, Victoria and Vancouver.

Used
Price: $2,500.99 CAD

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