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Jean Larrivee's guitar company has been producing steel string acoustic guitars since 1971.  Most Larrivee guitars are influenced by European designs, but some of the models have been inspired by traditional Martin flat top guitars, but with an Jean Larrivee's own design ideas.  The Model 000-50 is part of Larrivee's Traditional series guitars that were introduced in 2002.  Accordingly, it takes its design cues from the 12-fret Martin 000-18 of the late 1920s and early 1930s.  Like most 12-fret guitars, this Larrivee has an open sound with excellent balance and clarity.  It is equally good for fingerstyle or flat picking.

LARRIVEE 000-50  (2006)

Body:  Hollow; solid 2-piece Sitka spruce top, solid 2-piece Khaya back, and solid Khaya sides; triple bound top, double bound back

Finish:  Natural, polyester

Neck:  1-piece Khaya, set-in; Indian rosewood headstock overlay with mother-of-pearl logo

Fingerboard:  Ebony, single bound; mother-of-pearl “diamond and square” markers

Number of Frets:  18

Pickguard:  Tortoise, plastic

Bridge:  Ebony with Tusq saddle

Nut:  Tusq

Tuners:  Larrivee, open, nickel

Pickups:  None

Controls:  None

Scale Length:  25 1/2 inches

Neck Width at Nut:  1 13/16 inches

Body Width at Lower Bout:  15 3/8 inches

Body Depth:  4 1/2 inches

Weight:  4.1 lbs

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