The Larrivee P-09 Artist Series is a Parlor guitar with solid Sitka Spruce top and solid Indian Rosewood back and sides. One of Larrivee’s longest standing model ranges, the Artist Series has stood the test of time, proving pivotal in building the company’s now legendary reputation. The Parlor body produces a sweet, balanced tone, which responds beautifully to a lighter touch. Indian Rosewood proves once again that its halo tonewood status is well-earned. This guitar impresses on so many levels; a real pleasure to have in store.
Supplied with a Larrivee hard case, the P09 Artist Series is now available from Je Matt Guitar, online and in our dedicated acoustic room. Our Los Angeles store is the city’s longest-established guitar specialist, and our knowledgeable staff are always on hand to advise on any aspects of your acoustic guitar purchase. Every instrument we sell is fully checked over and professionally set up before dispatch, for your peace of mind. We ship fast to the US, Europe and worldwide.
LARRIVEE P-09 ARTIST SERIES PARLOR GUITAR
First built in the mid 70s, Jean Larrivee’s ‘recipe’ reached perfection with the first 09 series model. 40 years later, not much has changed. A perfect combination of rosewood back and sides, sitka spruce top and powered by Jean’s legendary X-Brace system, the P-09 is a thoroughly addictive guitar to play. The shorter scale length and diminutive body make it easy to play, even for smaller guitarists, while the expertly honed tonewoods and 12th fret join give it beautiful responsiveness and characterful tone.
In-keeping with Larrivee’s sustainability policy, all woods are FSC certified. Larrivee prides itself on being plugged in to the entire process of producing a finished, hand-made guitar, from log selection on the forest floor to final quality control in their Oxnard, California workshop.
The P-09 features subtle upgrades which benefit both the guitar’s tone and aesthetics. The gloss finish is beautifully applied, exhibiting the premium wood grains to their best effect. The headplate is adorned with a silver border which contrasts beautifully with the ebony headplate wood. Ebony also features on the bridge and fretboard, while the nut, saddle and bridge pins are constructed from bone for optimal resonance and sustain. The elegant luxury of the abalone rosette is combined with Larrivee’s signature tortoiseshell pickguard, effectively melding tradition and modernity. Premium “JCL” 18:1 tuners provide the final finishing touch, being both silky smooth and highly accurate.