Fender CN 320AS All Solid Classical Acoustic Guitar Rosewood Natural NEW
Jean Larrivee earned his reputation as one of North America's top luthiers
back in the late '60s ... initially building concert level classical guitars
exclusively. While studying classical guitar, Jean met world renown
guitar builder Edgar Monch who invited Jean to visit his shop and the rest as
they say, is history.
The career of the guitar builder Edgar Mönch began in the nineteen forties in
Munich, in his native Germany. He emigrated to Canada in 1965 with his whole
family, including his nephew and later apprentice Kolya Panhuyzen, and opened a
workshop in Toronto. But he didn’t stay long, as he re-emigrated to Freiburg in
Germany in the early seventies, where he continued his work until his death in
1977, aged seventy.
After being apprenticed to Marcelo Barbero for a short period, Mönch´s career
got off to an auspicious start and his reputation grew apace. In 1952, Albert
Augustine was already importing his guitars into the United States. Demand for
instruments built by Edgar Mönch was strong, and this was reflected in the high
prices paid for them. Prices that were unmatched in the fifties except by those
of instruments made by Hermann Hauser II and the legendary Brazilian luthier
The most famous players, past or present, of Edgar Mönch´s instruments are
Andres Segovia and Julian Bream. Bream recorded his classic ´Guitar Concertos´
for RCA in 1960 with a 1959 Mönch.
Jean-Claude Larrivee has continued this tradition of precision made
classical guitar building at the concert level, with his LS-30
model, featuring a Master Grade Spruce top,
premium East Indian rosewood back and sides, traditional mosaic soundhole
rosette, 66 cm scale length and delicate Monch-inspired fan bracing!
Larrivee LS-30 Concert Classical
* 51 mm wide bone nut
* ebony fingerboard
* 660 mm scale length * one piece tropical mahogany neck * Bookmatched Spruce top * traditional mosaic soundhole rosette
* rosewood bridge with polished bone saddle * grained ivoroid
protective tie-block cap * premium East Indian rosewood back and sides
* rosewood body binding with side fillet * gloss finish *
deluxe hardshell case * B-Band Pickup!
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