Apprenticing for Jean Larrivée 1983 CBC Documentary
This is where the roots were planted.
This video has been relatively unseen and hidden away for nearly 35 years.
It is an original CBC documentary created in 1983 that was shot on location at Larrivée's first West Coast shop on Esquimalt Road, Victoria, BC, where David first began his journey into guitar building.
What is interesting is that many of the processes you will see in this video remain relatively unchanged since.
Sit back and enjoy this half hour documentary (with cameos from budding apprentices) and listen to a young Jean Larrivée narrate his passion, and his vision, in the early days of modern guitar building.