LV-09 RHC

Started by Marc Willett, November 15, 2023, 04:57:27 PM

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Next week I'm picking up an LV-09 RHC, 2005 build, factory elecctronics.
It's 400 miles away, saw the add and pictures and had a friend near it buy it for me.
One owner, played in a church a couple times but the guy preferred his Martin and never used it beyond that.
My buddy gave it the once over and says it's "as new" with all the case candy.

The Paper work states that it's a LV-09RHCC. My question is what is the RHC designation? I've been unable to find any online references to that.
It is Rosewood/spruce with gloss finish, abalone rosette, small markers, all the normal LV-09 attributes.

I'm currently gigging in an acoustic trio using a Larrivee D-03 "silver oak" and a 1965 Epiphone "Texan" I've had since '73. Both great guitars but I'm hoping the LV will be a bit more comfortable seated than the D-03 and I'm looking forward to more comfortable upper neck access. The Epiphone is great for flat picking but to narrow for finger stuff, at least for me.

Can't tell you what the *extra* letters are all about, but I can tell you the L bodies are more comfortable than dreds, for me anyways.

Looking forward to your NGD post on it, with pictures of course. :wink:
Herman.

L-10, L-03FM, OM-05
 Forum VI, & "others"

Right handed custom cutaway?

The extra letters are often unimportant for the consumer and mostly for Larrivee. Sometimes, you can have 2 different ones that mean the same thing. This was the case for one of mine. It had extra letters that were unimportant and usually indicated with a different code.
D-09 Brazilian w/ Eagle inlay. D-02-12
Used to own and love; SD-50, J70 maple Mermaid, SD60sbt, D03R, LV03E.

Red headed child?
Larrivee P-03
Epiphone USA Texan
Larrivee LV-03R

Quote from: StringPicker6 on November 16, 2023, 05:19:47 AMRed headed (step)child?

Uh oh...let the floggings begin.   :crying:

Hahahahahaa!!!    :roll
Larrivee P-03
Epiphone USA Texan
Larrivee LV-03R

Another thing that confuses me when researching models is the "Artist" designation on some adds Is that just to differentiate from a custom build or are their differences between say a LV-09 (with factory electronics), one that's labeled as an LV-09E (with factory electronics), and one that's an LV-09 Artist series?

Seems there's a good amount of somewhat random name embellishments unless I'm missing something obvious.


Quote from: Marc Willett on November 17, 2023, 11:09:08 AMAnother thing that confuses me when researching models is the "Artist" designation on some adds Is that just to differentiate from a custom build or are their differences between say a LV-09 (with factory electronics), one that's labeled as an LV-09E (with factory electronics), and one that's an LV-09 Artist series?

Seems there's a good amount of somewhat random name embellishments unless I'm missing something obvious.



If you look on their website, these are distinctions made between different levels of builds. Mahogany traditional, Rosewood Traditional, Recording, Artist etc. all refer to different series of guitars depending on design, woods and appointments and have nothing at all to do with quality.

https://www.larrivee.com/series 

Quote from: ducktrapper on November 17, 2023, 01:02:39 PMIf you look on their website, these are distinctions made between different levels of builds. Mahogany traditional, Rosewood Traditional, Recording, Artist etc. all refer to different series of guitars depending on design, woods and appointments and have nothing at all to do with quality.

https://www.larrivee.com/series 
I have looked at that and there's an "Artist" section, but I never see that nomenclature used with older Larrivees of the same models (LV09, etc)so I'm wondering if it was a design change or just a marketing change.

Quote from: Marc Willett on November 21, 2023, 09:03:49 PMI have looked at that and there's an "Artist" section, but I never see that nomenclature used with older Larrivees of the same models (LV09, etc)so I'm wondering if it was a design change or just a marketing change.

It's certainly an evolution in the language Larrivee uses to describe their guitars. In the beginning Jean only made classical models. Then he started building his L model, Cockburn convinced him to make one with a cutaway and he was persuaded to build a few dreads. For many years that's all you could find. When he started building guitars using a wider variety of models including some electrics, different finishes and woods and then squared off headstocks and "traditional" looking guitars, new names were found to describe the various models and styles that were now being build. Basically, it's a way to describe what's available. It's easier for everyone to go on his website and look around rather than just having one listing. Guitars.     

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