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Title: "Mahogaholic"
Post by: ElJefe on March 03, 2007, 01:52:19 PM
Hi, My name is El Jefe (actually it's Larry but El Jefe is one of the nicer names that my guys would call me), and I'm a "Mahogaholic".   :SHK>

dberch and his MT-- :thumb

I would like another Rosewood and unclrob has the prettiest KOA in the entire freeworld in the For Sale section. 

Blackwood or Walnut...oh yes.  But, when it comes down to lay down the moola, I'm a "Mahogaholic".  There...I feel better.

Do you need to confess?


Title: Re: "Mahogaholic"
Post by: canoe65 on March 03, 2007, 02:11:25 PM
I am coming out of the 'closet'.  It's way too dark in there and I keep banging my guitar against the walls.

I TOO am a "Mahogaholic".  (But I am also a bit of a sprucaholic, ebonyaholic and maplaholic.)

This a very fortunate, because if I had waited just a few more months, I would of had to settle for being a "Sapelaholic".  Then all my friends might call me "Sap" as a nickname.

Deep down, I think I am really a Larrivéeaholic.

Now that I have gotten all that off my chest, I think I'll have a drink.  Who's buying this round?


Title: Re: "Mahogaholic"
Post by: Denis on March 03, 2007, 04:40:10 PM
I thought for a long time that I was the rosewood type...I do like rosewood but when I started playing mahognay guitars again last year....I was hooked...now I'm a confirmed mahogaholic but like many here, I am a Larriveeaholic as well.  When I first tried an L-03WL, I was very impressed..that's why my vote for the latest "Forum guitar" is for a walnut LS which I think is the clear front runner at this time.  I love all woods...the colours, the grain, the warmth of it...but there something really sweet about the mahogany Larrivees.  Whether you like a sitka top or an MT, they are some the best in the business.



Title: Re: "Mahogaholic"
Post by: bogie on March 03, 2007, 06:56:56 PM
I thought for a long time that I was the rosewood type...I do like rosewood but when I started playing mahognay guitars again last year....I was hooked...now I'm a confirmed mahogaholic but like many here, I am a Larriveeaholic as well.  When I first tried an L-03WL, I was very impressed..that's why my vote for the latest "Forum guitar" is for a walnut LS which I think is the clear front runner at this time.  I love all woods...the colours, the grain, the warmth of it...but there something really sweet about the mahogany Larrivees.  Whether you like a sitka top or an MT, they are some the best in the business.



Denis, I too love the Larrivee Mahogany, I think that nobody did it better. However, Walnut is a great choice for the New Forum Guitar because I don't think that we could get that quality of Mahogany anymore. Also, since Walnut is native to North America I think it makes sense for our guitar.

BTW, have you seen the pics of my P-09 Walnut, she's a beauty? If we can get Walnut like that, it will be extra special.


Title: Re: "Mahogaholic"
Post by: bigmo on March 04, 2007, 03:50:16 AM
When I saw that Jason at Notable had a South American Quilted Mahogany 03 series Larrivee, I had to have it.  I gave up a fantastic Rosewood dred to fund the deal, but I too am a Mahogaholic!  The stuff doesn't get much nicer and sure isn't getting any cheaper.  I was tiring of the "metallic" overtones of rosewood, but I'd be a liar if I said I didn't like to hear it now & then. One of each is a good motto  :thumbsup


Title: Re: "Mahogaholic"
Post by: expatCanuck on March 07, 2007, 03:01:27 AM
My name is Richard, and I'm a fretaholic.
If it's a wooden instrument that can make pretty noises, I'm there.
Guitar ... mando ... bouzouki ... cittern ... uke ... banjo (well, possibly not the banjo :smile:).

Actually, it could be that I'm just a stringaholic.
Played viola in Jr. High, and have also spent time behind a cello & a violin.
Love 'em.

- Richard

“Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat crude rhythms for bears to dance,
when all the while we long to make music that will move the stars to pity.”
Gustave Flaubert


Title: Re: "Mahogaholic"
Post by: Calvin on March 07, 2007, 07:35:22 AM
Hi my name is Calvin, my go to guitar is a Larrivee LSV-05, I am a Mahogahoic. :beer
 :cheers


Title: Re: "Mahogaholic"
Post by: ElJefe on March 10, 2007, 11:54:05 AM
After discussing my mahogaholicnicity treatment to my therapist, I now own a Bourgeois Vintage-D (dark rosewood/adi) and a Collings MT mandolin (spruce-maple).

He said that I now have a whole 'nuther set of issues that we need to talk about over the next few months.

I said, "You can talk if you want, I'm gonna go play"


Title: Re: "Mahogaholic"
Post by: woody b on March 10, 2007, 06:07:59 PM
Hello,  My name is Woody B and I'm a mahogaholic.    I can quit any time I want to...........I just don't want to :cop: :cop: :cop:
(http://h1.ripway.com/woody%20b/pictures/Group%20Shots/hogbacks[640x480].jpg)


Title: Re: "Mahogaholic"
Post by: Big Martin on March 14, 2007, 04:06:32 PM
Fully helpless mahogaholic here too

I try to like rosewood.  I try rosewood models and like them in the store but when they get home they fall short of the glorious mahogany models there:

000-50
D-03 Custom
Gibson j100 XTRA (the renowned '95 model - mahogany)

 :nanadance

I cant quit 'em


Title: Re: "Mahogaholic"
Post by: ElJefe on March 15, 2007, 01:32:48 AM
Big Martin:

I think the 000-50 is what did me in and the SD-50 that I played yesterday didn't help.


Title: Re: "Mahogaholic"
Post by: bluesman67 on March 15, 2007, 01:11:37 PM
 :thumbsup Mahogany is great.  I think if Larrivee made guitars out of pinewood or balsawood it would probably sound great too.


Title: Re: "Mahogaholic"
Post by: Stringdancer on March 16, 2007, 07:49:46 AM
I tend to be a little hoggy myself.


Title: Re: "Mahogaholic"
Post by: drathbun on March 16, 2007, 04:29:21 PM
I'm just glad I got my mahogany fix with my L05 in 2004. With the 03 series going sappy... will the 05 series be next? God forbid the 05's go ~shudder~ NATO! Eeeeek!!!  :crying:


Title: Re: "Mahogaholic"
Post by: jimmy buffett on March 16, 2007, 10:57:15 PM
I'm just glad I got my mahogany fix with my L05 in 2004. With the 03 series going sappy... will the 05 series be next? God forbid the 05's go ~shudder~ NATO! Eeeeek!!!  :crying:

Quick, someone needs to post this observation under "Best GAS Excuses".  Not a minute to loose!

Like drathburn, I too am happy to have secured my hog before they become "rare" :humour:  Honey, you just can't get these anymore!!!

jimmy


Title: Re: "Mahogaholic"
Post by: 1ply on March 18, 2007, 09:28:04 PM
My name is Rip and I too am a mahoaholic.  I am also a koaholic.  Because of the sound difference between a Martin D18 and a D28, I thought I perfered Rosewood. :mad:  But other guitar makers have shown me the error of my ways.  I have a maholany Santa Cruz D 12fret and a Koa Santa Cruz F Cutaway.  I am afraid to play more guitars because I may get a bad case of G.A.S. :crying: 


Title: Re: "Mahogaholic"
Post by: woody b on March 19, 2007, 12:29:54 AM
...................................................I am also a koaholic.....................................

Gasp
(http://h1.ripway.com/woody%20b/pictures/JK28C/JK28Cback1.jpg)