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❌SOLD❌ Larrivee LV09 Florentine Cutaway Guitar, 1987


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Here we have a Larrivee LV09 with sharp Florentine Cutaway, built during 1978 at Larrivee’s shop in Victoria, British Columbia.

The Larrivee LV09 is a full bodied steel string cutaway guitar, pairing a Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood for the back, sides and head plate. The neck is Mahogany, with Ebony for the bridge and bound fingerboard. Here, the headstock carries a ‘Pegasus’ engraved inlay executed in Mother of Pearl and Abalone.  As well, the head stock is bounded by an inlaid silver strip, a design idea from Tony Duggan-Smith that’s still featured on Larrivee models.   The tuners are gold plated Grover Imperial models with the Deco Stair-Step metal buttons. 

This Larrivee LV09 example dates to 1978, while Larrivee was in Victoria, BC – to 1978, Larrivee’s shop was in Toronto, and in 1995 moved to Vancouver. In 2002, production began in Oxnard, California, and since 2013 all Larrivee models have been built in Oxnard.

This guitar is in very good condition for being – 41 years old! It’s almost as old as The Twelfth Fret. There is a bit of pick wear on the treble edge of the sound hole, but otherwise wear is minimal. The finish is very clean, and shows natural lacquer sinking. Fret wear is moderate in the low positions, and light past that.    This model does not have pickups or any other electronics. 

This Larrivee LV09 plays well, and sounds great. Larrivee classical guitar building background is as always evident – the neck is a blend of classical and steel string values, and the body is built to provide the very well balanced response of a classical. It has a full, rich and complex sound, but is not overly weighted to bass or treble. These are wonderful, captivating instruments to play.

A hard shell case is included.


Price: $2,700.00 CAD
  • Model: LV-09
  • Year: 1978
  • Finish Gloss
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: 280206
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 09/10/2019

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.51lbs 2/05kg
  • Scale Length: 25.5in 648mm
  • Nut Width: 1.73in 44mm
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