Larrivée Guitars celebrates landmark 50th Anniversary with free of charge Silver Oak upgrade package on 03 Series models
Larrivée Guitars and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd are pleased to announce immediate availability of a limited run of 03 Series Silver Oak acoustic guitars. Priced identically to standard 03 models, these exquisite special editions feature free of charge upgrades to stunning solid Silver Oak back and sides, a Premium solid Sitka Spruce top (as used in Larrivée’s 10 Series) and black stripe body binding (from Larrivée’s 09 Series).
Personally selected by Jean Larrivée as one of the best kept secrets of the guitar building world, Silver Oak has a sound as jaw-dropping as its figuring. When asked about Silver Oak in a 2014 Guitarist magazine interview Jean explains, "It is one of the best woods I've used. We made our 45th anniversary [guitars] with this wood, so I feel very strong about it. It was a real surprise at the beginning. I thought it was a freak so I made a few others and the results were the same, so I decided to make many of them."
He goes on to observe,"I find some people fall into the trap of 'listening with their eyes' when it comes to evaluating esoteric tonewoods. If the colour of the wood is light some people prepare themselves to hear a colder sound. If the colour is dark they want to hear a warm sound. Don't fall into that trap with this Grevillea robusta. If anything, it has a slightly more rounded attack transient, excellent balance and a very transparent midrange register. The overall sound seems to have a less aggressive edge with more delicate nuances: very pleasing to the ear!"
Body shapes include a P-03E parlour guitar equipped with a Shadow Nanoflex pickup, a dreadnought-shaped D-03E with LR Baggs Anthem pickup system and four OM orchestra models, including a non-electro OM-03 model, two OM-03E electro-acoustic models with either a Shadow Nanoflex or LR Baggs Anthem pickup option and finally an OMV-03E electro-acoustic model with LR Baggs Anthem system and Venetian cutaway.
All models are made in the USA, come in a Larrivée hard shell case and are available on a first-come first served basis.
Free of charge upgrade package
- Solid Silver Oak back and sides
- Premium Sitka Spruce top
- (from 10 Series)
- Black stripe body binding
- (from 09 Series)
Full Specification (as standard 03 Series)
- All Solid wood Construction
- Single Piece Mahogany Neck
- African Ebony Fretboard & Bridge
- Canadian Maple Body and Fretboard Binding
- Symmetrical Parabolic X-Bracing
- Hand fit Dovetail Neck Joint
- Rounded Larrivee Headstock
- White Inlaid Larrivee Logo
- Multi-Strip Inlaid Rosette
- Ping Tuners w/ 18:1 Ratio
- Exclusive Beveled Tortis pickguard
- Microdot Fretboard Markers
- Hardshell Case included
- Limited Lifetime warranty
- Made in the USA
Pricing and Availability
- Larrivée P-03E Shadow Nanoflex Silver Oak Special - £1399 RRP inc VAT
- Larrivée D-03E LR Baggs Anthem Silver Oak Special - £1849 RRP inc VAT
- Larrivée OM-03 Silver Oak Special - £1499 RRP inc VAT
- Larrivée OM-03E Shadow Nanoflex Silver Oak Special - £1699 RRP inc VAT
- Larrivée OM-03E LR Baggs Anthem Silver Oak Special - £1849 RRP inc VAT
- Larrivée OMV-03E LR Baggs Anthem Silver Oak Special - £2299 RRP inc VAT
All models are available now. For more information please click here.
Larrivée Guitars are distributed in the UK & ROI by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call 01462 480000 or visit www.soundtech.co.uk/larrivee.