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Normally when a guitar company says that their musical instruments are "out of this world", they don't mean it literally. Larrivee, on the other hand, is an exception. When Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield performed David Bowie's "Space Oddity" on board the International Space Station in 2013, he was in fact playing a Larrivee guitar. Of course, this is just one of the many reasons why Larrivee's line of instruments are so respected.
Made with only the finest materials and woods, Larrivee acoustic guitars come to life through an expert team of designers. Whether you're an aspiring country strummer, a touring bluegrass professional, or a renowned astronaut, Larrivee is dedicated to constructing high-quality acoustic guitars for serious music lovers.
So what exactly do you have in mind? Larrivee certainly has a wide range of beautifully-crafted acoustic guitar models to choose from, but if a dreadnought is what you're after, then check out the D-40 Legacy. Born from years of research and testing, this American-made model is a revolutionary instrument from Larrivee, containing Jean Larrivee's first new bracing pattern in over 46 years. Known as "Scalloped Parabolic Hybrid" bracing, this new system perfectly combines strength and clarity with the bass response and volume you'd expect from a classic dreadnought. Now, for those who need an acoustic-electric, go with the LV-09E Rosewood Select Series Cutaway. Containing LR Baggs electronics, this guitar features solid wood construction, Larrivee's famous Canadian Sitka spruce top, and a rosewood back and sides. Ideal for live and studio use, the LV-09E is Larrivee's most popular cutaway, and with one strum, it's easy to understand why.
From traditional dreadnoughts to cutaway acoustic-electrics, Larrivee's reputation for exceptional tonal balance and comfortable playability has only gotten stronger since they began in 1967. The simple truth is that Larrivee acoustic guitars are works of art as much as they are musical instruments, and anybody with a passion for playing deserves to own one.