2013 Larrivee P-05 Parlor Guitar

This guitar was just in for a pickup fitting and setup, but I figured I might as well let folks know what's up with this model.

It's a well-built instrument and feels quality throughout, with a precise fit and finish. The neck is not exactly to my taste as it has a fairly flat radius on the fretboard, but its slim C/D neck profile on the rear is quite comfortable and the 1 3/4" nut width gives a little more string spacing than your average new guitar.

It's just a little smaller than 0-sized, has a 12-fret neck joint, and mahogany back and sides that give a bit more snap and clarity than rosewood Larrivee P-models -- especially for a fingerpicker.

The bracing is light and seems suited to delivering as much low-end as the small body will allow. This guitar sounds a bit muted and dark from the player's point of view but it sounds great out front -- where you hear its good articulation and snap to the notes.

Scale length: 24"
Nut width: 1 3/4"
String spacing at nut: 1 9/16"
String spacing at bridge: 2 3/16"
Body length: 17 3/4"
Lower bout width: 13"
Waist width: 7 3/4"
Upper bout width: 9 3/8"
Side depth at endpin: 4"
Top wood: solid spruce
Back/sides wood: solid mahogany
Neck wood: mahogany
Bracing type: x-braced, lightly-cut
Fretboard: ebony, bone nut
Bridge: ebony, bone saddle
Neck feel: slim-to-medium C/D shape, ~16"+ board radius