1999 Larrivee NAMM Show Presentation D-10KK All Koa Model

1999 Larrivee NAMM Show Presentation D-10KK All Koa Model Item #d-10kk

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Twenty years ago Jean Larrivee found a log of Koa that he said yielded the finest, most highly figured Koa he had ever seen and would likely ever find again. Jean may be right, in the all the years we've been in business we've never seen any other Koa that comes close to the depth of figure and color that log produced. Larrivee made a batch of Koa guitars from that log for the 2000 NAMM show. Built at the end of 1999, this D10KK was one of the guitars shown at the 2000 NAMM Show. It is drop dead gorgeous. It's so figured that you'd think it was a 5A grade flamed maple stained to look like Koa because Koa just never looks like this. We bought this guitar and a handful of other Koa Larrivee guitars from that show. It was purchased from a local collector, and from the looks of it, it was hardly played. It's in near mint (9.5) condition. Aside from its amazing looks it also has amazing tone and sustain! The longer you let it sustain, the more overtones you hear, producing an incredible pallet of colors. This is a loud guitar with a BIG voice! Strum an open chord and you'll feel the neck resonate in the palm of your hand and the body of the guitar will rattle your upper torso. The sound just wants to jump across the room. Deep warm lows, sparkly highs. Punchy mid range. It's one of, if not the best sounding Koa guitar we've heard.

This is a rare instrument, and a great one. The Presentation idea goes back to the late 1800's when banjo and guitar manufacturers would make the best instruments they could to be displayed at World's Fairs, and other venues, to show the public the quality of their work. This is Larrivee is their finest.



Larrivee D-10KK acoustic guitar - Presentation Koa

Presentation Grade Hawaiian Koa Back & Sides
Presentation Grade Hawaiian Koa Top
Single Piece Mahogany Neck
Ebony Fretboard & Bridge
Maple Body Binding
1-1/16" Nut Width
25-1/2" Scale Length
Dovetail Neck Joint
Symmetrical "X" Bracing
Vine Fingerboard Inlay
Vine Bridge Wing Inlays
Abalone Rosette
Abalone Purfling (on Soundboard)
Mother of Pearl Headstock Logo
Ivoroid Fretboard Binding
Ebony Bridge Pins w/ Abalone Center
Clear Pickguard
Original Larrivee Hardshell Case