Larrivee Parlor Guitar

Acoustic 6-String Guitar

Made by Larrivee

Description 24" scale, 13" lower bout all solid wood guitar w/ real dovetail neck/body joint. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard, bridge and peghead overlay. Adjustable truss rod. 12-frets-to-body design. Satin finish.
Posted By Matt LaRose (16)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 4/2/2002, Matt Disher (159) posted:
Overall Rating:
I really like this guitar. I'm interested in playing/hearing other models. KOA generally is too rich sounding for me, but on a smaller guitar like this it's just what this thing needs. Great tone for it's size and shape.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $479.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Features:
Made in Canada, KOA Back and sides, Spruce Top. Simple Parlor Acoustic, Nice tuners, ebony fretboard.
Playability:
Most excellent playability in this little guitar. Nicely finished neck and frets.
Sound Quality:
Play it straight, it's just an acoustic. No pickups. Excellent finger pickers guitar, nice for strumming too. Takes some time to get used to the smaller scale. This little thing packs a punch. In its price range you can't beat it though. I originally ordered it and waited, and waited and waited, and gave up, and bought a Taylor Big Baby and a Plain Taylor Baby. (Two guitars for one) to get my new guitar fix. The parlor came in the next day. So I went back and played it. Giving the Big Baby Back was a NO BRAINER. Granted, it's twice the price. But it's well worth it. I kept the baby because it too is a hell of a guitar for the price. The one I picked up had a bear claw top and was a keeper. The kids also love it and they now have something to strum on that sounds good and doesn't scare me when they do it.
Durability:
This guitar is pretty much no frills, no binding, and a rock hard finish. Similar to Taylors (in my opinion). Looks very durable.
On 6/27/2001, Matt LaRose (16) posted:
Overall Rating:
I'd probably upgrade to the solid rosewood now, I jumped when I saw it. Comes with Levy's (pro quality) gig bag.
Model Year: 1999
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Features:
Canadian maker, reputable high end luthier, 24" scale, 13" lower bout all solid wood guitar w/ real dovetail neck/body joint. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard. 12-frets-to-body design. Satin finish. It is a very small parlor guitar! It can't compete with a Dreadnought's bass but then again... it's a parlor guitar.
Playability:
Easy...
Sound Quality:
Friendly, small versatile guitar. Not a travel guitar but a real, short scale, well made, solid wood player.
Durability:
Very well made. Great for around the house or front porch playing. The sound would easily get lost in a crowd.