Jean Larrivée

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Jean Claude Larrivée
Born Quebec, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Citizenship Canadian/American
Occupation Luthier
Years active 1967-
Spouse(s) Wendy
Children John Jr., Matthew, Christine, Micheline

Jean Larrivée is a Canadian luthier specializing in guitars and the founder of Larrivée Guitars. He was originally trained as an auto mechanic, but began making guitars in 1967.[1]

Early career[edit]

He was originally trained as a luthier by Edgar Mönch in 1967, who had recently arrived as an immigrant to Canada.

Notable students and apprentices[edit]


  1. ^ Morgan, Zak (1995). "The Larrivee Tradition of Handmade Canadian Guitars". Canadian Journal for Traditional Music. Retrieved 2009-01-25.

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