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Laroche Lutherie MKIV Guitar Serial #18

Laroche MKIV Canadian Maple & Engleman Spruce



Parlour-Style body Shape

4 ½” depth at lower bout. 4” depth at upper bout

Canadian Maple back and sides

Canadian Engleman Spruce top

Mahogany neck

Bloodwood Binding

Ebony fretboard and bridge

100+ year old spruce bracewood, layed out in a scalloped and delicate x-brace

.043-.085 fretwire

5/16” truss rod nut, 3/16” compression truss rod.

1.72” nut spacing, 2.2” bridge string spacing

24.5” Scale Length

13-fret neck joint

24 Frets (24th fret location makes easy locating of 2nd octave harmonic)

Nitrocellulose Sunburst Lacquer finish, polished to a high gloss. Average finish thickness of .0065”

Set-up exclusively with StringJoy 12-54 medium gauge phosphor-bronze strings to a playing action of bass 6/64” – treble 4.5/64”



Notes on Construction

This perfectly balanced guitar produces a surprisingly loud Sound from it’s little   Parlour body, and crispy-clean tone all the way up the neck. This instrument is sure to please and hard to put down. The slightly shorter scale makes this a dream for your fingers and allows dramatically delicate top thickness and bracing, which is the magic recipe for what can be described as near-perfect tone.


Serial #18, Built from February 2022 and completed in late May, 2022.

Price & Currency for this instrument
  • 3400
  • $ (Canadian dollar)
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