"In fact, overall it has that indefinable quality which I guess every manufacturer strives for - you just can’t put it down."
Reborn for 2017, the Larrivée 02 series acoustic guitars continue to reap wonderful reviews from the critics. The Larrivée P-02E parlour guitar is reviewed in the new issue of Acoustic magazine, receiving full marks in all review categories and called a “dream to play”.
"Larrivée, while not enjoying the same notoriety as say, Martin and Taylor, lives in that promised land of luthiers who have grown into larger concerns while maintaining their bespoke feel. What stands them apart is that their production is all still in North America and that they only use solid woods; standards from which many of their rivals have fallen, particularly at the value end of their ranges."
"So, what have we got here? The Parlour and small bodied guitar market is a hotly contested one and so you need to make sure that, when making your purchase decision, you are comparing apples with apples. This is an all-solid wood guitar handcrafted in North America, in this case a Canadian sitka spruce top with African sapele back and sides. Many of its rivals in the sector will use laminates to varying degrees and will not have benefitted from the same handcrafting that Larrivée has built their name upon."
"Coming in an attractive, solid, hard case bearing their logo, into which the guitar really does fit like a glove, first impressions are that this is a strikingly beautiful guitar. Larrivée’s strapline is "affordable luxury" and everything about this little guitar drips quality."
"With the body binding and multi-lined rosette, both in Canadian Maple, and a tasteful teardrop tortoiseshell pickguard, the overall impression is of understated excellence."
"Strum a chord and you are immediately struck by the quality of the tonal balance, each note ringing out and identifiable. The sustain is great, in fact if you lift it away from your body will ring on forever."
“…at this price point, given the outstanding build quality and tone, I think it is fantastic value for money”.
The full review can be found in the November issue of Acoustic magazine on sale now. The Larrivée P-02E is also available now priced at £1149 RRP inc VAT.
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.