My new guitar!
Custom made by Larrivee Guitars, Vancouver, B.C.
Designed by Jim McCrain.
Many thanks to
ALL of the wonderful people at Larrivee Guitars for making this dream
become a reality!
Special thanks to: Jean, Wendy, Matthew, Darlene, and Michelle.
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Jumbo Body with bookmatched Hawaiian Koa top and bottom.
(This wood was aged for 12 years before the guitar
was made. The wood was hand selected by Jean Larrivee, as per my specifications.)
Here you can see the "flame" on the sides as well as the
(All of the wood for the top, back and sides came from a single log.)
"Flame" is a term used to describe the "cross-grain"
effect in the woods finish. The "flame" on this guitar is
so deep that it appears to be 3 dimensional when the light shines
Detail of the bridge "wing" inlay.
The roses become a central theme for the inlay on the guitar, being
used on the bridge, neck, and head-stock. All of the inlay is hand-scribed
by Wendy Larrivee.
Detail of the bridge "wing" inlay and soundhole rosette.
(Also a good look at the "flame")
The "vase and vine" fingerboard, with rose's marking frets
The inlay consists of abalone heart, mother-of-pearl, "ivoroid"
(a synthetic ivory substitute), and Koa wood.
The head-stock inlay is custom designed by Jim McCrain.
"The Goddess" is a composite of five statues from around
the State of Texas.
(The Alamo Cenotaph; "Lady Liberty", State Capitol, Austin;
the Elissa figure-head; 2 gravestones/markers, Texas State
"JMC" carved into the "base" of the "statue"
are my initials.
Two roses at the foot of the base continue the "vase and vine"
And if you think she is pretty,
YOU SHOULD HEAR HOW SHE SOUNDS!!!
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Well, what do you think of her?