This wonderful small-bodied guitar was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has provided many hours of pleasure. The P-01 is a substantial upgrade from the parlor guitars offered by most of the mid-range makers, but its superiority is in the quality of its woods and design rather than flashy inlays. The solid mahogany back and sides of this P-01 is a dense tonewood which most players feel delivers more of a punch, or edge, and a bit more volume and sustain than rosewood. Its warmth and power is a really good match to the solid spruce top, which is inherently bright.
For those of you that are not familiar with this model, it's a true 3/4 size guitar, not to be confused with similar sized travel guitars. It features hand-carved forward-shifted X-bracing, a hand-fitted dovetail neck joint, all solid wood construction with select Spruce soundboard, gorgeous Mahogany back and sides, one-piece Mahogany neck, and the fretboard and bridge are rich dark Ebony. The scale is 24" and the nut width is 1-3/4" so it’s an easy guitar to play, and perfectly suited for finger style or flat-picking.
Current Larrivee P-01s have a thicker high-gloss finish—but they also have a retail price of $1550 so this is a great bargain. As the pictures indicate, cosmetically and structurally this particular P-01 is in truly excellent condition. As the pictures show, there are no cracks and very few visible dings or scratches. Even better, it is now totally checked out and set up, and it has a straight neck, a flat top, and very little pick wear thanks to the slightly bruised clear pick guard. The nut and saddle have been set up at 3/32” at the 12th fret low E, and I must say it performs like a dream, even with the ancient strings currently installed (if I had any light gauge strings, I’d change ‘em before I sold it, but I only have medium and heavier).
The included chip board case is in good condition, and the only case I have which fits this body. The middle latch is missing its hasp—easily fixed—but structurally it is solid. It is an authentic, light-weight, and useful complement for this cool guitar—and of course it offers more than adequate protection.
Buyer pays a flat rate of $45 for insurance and shipping to the lower 48 states; shipping costs elsewhere will be negotiated as necessary. Payment by Paypal is preferred; cashiers and personal checks are acceptable, but checks must clear before the guitar will be shipped.
I have made every effort to describe and illustrate this guitar and case with scrupulous accuracy. Its return will not be accepted unless it can be shown that it was egregiously misrepresented in this listing. Please check out the pictures and ask any questions you might have before offering to buy.
Thanks for your interest in this small but very cool guitar.
Payments by Paypal, cashier’s checks, money orders, or personal checks are acceptable, but all payments must clear my bank before the guitar will be shipped. I will CONSIDER reasonable offers, even including installment payments and trade-ins, but generally since I already attempt to price my guitars very competitively, unusual deals must be unusually sweet.
From henceforth [that's how retired English teachers talk], insurance and shipping to the lower 48 states is $55 due to constantly rising shipping costs unless a specific listing says otherwise; shipping costs elsewhere will be negotiated as necessary. I have sold guitars to Russia, Japan, Australia, and over 50 other countries, as well as almost every state in the USA. Since some of my guitars travel thousands of miles, I take care to use lots of packing materials, protect the neck inside the case, and of course de-tune the strings.
I make every effort to describe and illustrate each guitar and case with scrupulous accuracy. However, many of my instruments are well-played vintage items which are many years old, and I am not a luthier. One should assume that any guitar will require some set-up to satisfy your personal requirements, and that not every flaw or ding will be seen/recognized/described in the listing. Thus the return of an instrument will not be accepted unless it can be shown that it was egregiously misrepresented in this listing. Please read the listing carefully, check out the pictures, and ask any questions you might have before offering to buy.