Custom-built Austrian Flamed Walnut Larrivée P-09 and LV-09 ordered by renowned Surrey retailer

As part of Larriveé's 50th Anniversary celebrations, Jean Larrivée built a number of exquisite models for display at NAMM 2017. Two models featured rare Austrian Flamed Walnut, built from wood Jean personally visited and chose at high altitude in Austria. The Larrivée P-09 and LV-09 custom models were quickly snapped up by UK dealer Guitar Village.

Jean LV09 Walnut 560

Photo above: Jean Larrivée at Winter NAMM 2017 with the LV-09 Custom Austrian Flamed Walnut model (click for hi-res version)

Jean Larrivée discovered this rare wood during one of his wood sourcing visits to Austria.  Jean purchased enough to build 4 guitars and after realising how fantastic they looked and sounded he returned to purchase the entire log.  Jean picks up the story, "Walnut is not common in Austria.  It is well known for Spruce but not Walnut, especially with so much figuring like this.  The odds of finding a tree like this are very small so there will be some very happy guitar buyers out there”.

As well as the stunning solid Walnut top, back and sides the LV-09 model features a beautiful Shamrock Vine fretboard inlay.  Both models have Larrivée Ivy headstock inlays.

Ivy Logo 560

Photo above: The Larrivée Ivy headstock inlay is featured on both custom models (click for hi-res version)

P 03 Walnut 560

Photo above: The incredible Austrian Flamed Walnut top on the Larrivée P-09 Custom (click for hi-res version)




  • Back & Sides: Solid Austrian Flamed Walnut
  • Top: Solid Austrian Flamed Walnut
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Headplate: Ebony
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Bridge: Ebony


  • Tuners: JCL 18:1
  • Saddle: Compensated Bone
  • Nut: Bone
  • Bridge Pins: Bone w/ black dots
  • Case: Hardshell Archtop


  • Finish: Gloss
  • Bracing Pattern: X-Brace
  • Rosette: Abalone
  • Top Purfling: Multi-Strip
  • Body Binding: Maple
  • Heel Cap: Maple
  • Fingerboard Binding: Maple
  • Bridge Style: Standard
  • Pick Guard: Tortoise


  • Headstock: Larrivée Ivy Logo
  • Fingerboard: Shamrock Vine on LV-09 / Inlaid Dots on P-09
  • Bridge: Shamrock Vine (LV-09 only)

For more information please contact Guitar Village.

Further hi-res images can be found at this location.

Larrivée Guitars are distributed in the UK & ROI by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call 01462 480000 or visitée.