James Hetfield, the man himself, sat down with us at Guitar Center in San Francisco. In the small room, he shared stories about becoming a musician, rising to fame, and even played a bit. All the while, customers continued to shop in the store, having no idea it was James playing.
I wonder if he played “Stairway to Heaven” while he was there?!
Larrivee makes beautiful guitars that sound great. I still love mine after all these years, and I’m so glad my local dealer convinced me to A/B test the model I eventually bought against a comparable Taylor (heck, he even lost money on the deal as the Taylor I was looking at was more expensive!). I just wish LR Baggs had been working with Larrivee at the time on pickup systems. I still like the aftermarket option I had installed in my D-02, but I think the Baggs system would have worked much better for me in the long run.
If you’re not familiar with Larrivee already, here’s your chance. And if you’re looking to buy a quality higher-end acoustic (or even a high-end one—they have models at nearly every price/quality-point), do yourself a favor and test drive a Larrivee at your local dealer.