Larrivee was the first line of guitars I took on when we opened back in 1999. They were great guitars back then and I truly feel that they have continued to build even better guitars through the years. These guitars that we just received in the 3 Series are absolutely knockouts, with tone, feel, and features that will slay the other big name makers guitars of comparable price. Jean Larrivee has been making world class guitars for over 40 years. Back then they became noted for their elaborate and ornate inlay work done by Jean’s wife Wendy. You can still get a fancy inlaid Larrivee, but the 3 series is their entry level which offers features like a bound ebony fingerboard and bridge; all solid wood construction; maple wood body binding, dovetail neck joint. Today there are many highly regarded Canadian luthiers who apprenticed under Jean Larrivee and his influence is reflected in their work. The 3 Series from Larrivee is a no compromise premium guitar at a considerably better value than most of the big name guitars.