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Larrivee L09 Koa Custom 5 of 10, 2006

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This Larrivee L09 Koa was the fifth of a custom order of 10 guitars by The Twelfth Fret, with woods selected personally by Jean Larrivee for the year 2006.

The Twelfth Fret has a long standing connection with Larrivee. Several of our staff, past and present, worked for Jean Larrivee from early days in Toronto Ontario and in Vancouver and Victoria BC. For some years Larrivee custom built ten guitars for us annually, outside of our other orders. This Larrivee L09 Koa dates to February 8, 2006 as part of the 2006 order and was built at the Oxnard, California plant. The woods used are the best that Larrivee had.

Drawing from the tonal balance found in classical guitars, the Larrivee L-body is adapted to steel strings and delivers a full rich and evenly balanced tone with plenty of volume and dynamics. The 09 Artist Series usually includes Indian Rosewood for the sides and back.

For this Larrivee L09 Koa, the top is Sitka Spruce and the spectacular sides and back are Acacia Koa, found in Hawaii. The body blocks and neck are Mahogany, with Ebony for the head plate, bridge and bound fingerboard. The gold tuners with creme plastic buttons are part of the custom specifications. No electronics are installed, this guitar is purely acoustic. It is in very good clean and original condition with wear far below what is usually found on 14-year old instruments.

The original Larrivee arched top hard shell case is included.

Larrivee L09 Koa Custom Specifications:

  • Back & Sides: Hawaiian Koa
  • Top: Sitka Spruce
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Headplate: Ebony
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Tuners: “JCL” 18:1
  • Saddle: Bone • Compensated
  • Nut: Bone
  • Bridge Pins: Bone w/Black Dots
  • Case: Hardshell Archtop
  • Scale Length: 25.5″
  • Upper Bout: 11.625″
  • Waist: 10.25″
  • Lower Bout: 16″
  • Body Depth:4.75″
  • Nut Width: 1.75″
  • Saddle Spacing: 2.25″
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Bracing Pattern: X Brace
  • Neck Joins Body: 14th Fret
  • Rosette: Abalone
  • Top Purfling: Multi-Strip
  • Body Binding: Maple
  • Heel Cap: Maple
  • Fingerboard Binding: Maple
  • Bridge Style: Standard
  • Pick Guard: None
  • Headstock Inlay: Inlaid Logo
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Inlaid Dots
  • Bridge Inlay: N/a

 

Price: $3,750.00 CAD
  • Model: L-09 Custom for The Twelfth Fret
  • Year: 2006
  • Finish Natural Gloss
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 86396 No.5 of 10, dated to February 8 2006 at Oxnard California
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 08/12/2020

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.4lbs 2kg
  • Scale Length: 647.7mm 25.5in
  • Nut Width: 44.45mm 1.75in
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