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Title: Larrivee D-40
Post by: lolligagger on April 27, 2008, 01:07:22 AM
I snapped a few pics of my D-40 this afternoon while taking a short break from playing her. I hope you enjoy them...its been a really great day.


(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d168/cubacanuck/IMG_0049.jpg)

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d168/cubacanuck/IMG_0051.jpg)

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d168/cubacanuck/IMG_0056.jpg)

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d168/cubacanuck/IMG_0059.jpg)

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d168/cubacanuck/IMG_0057.jpg)


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: Mr_LV19E on April 27, 2008, 05:35:16 PM
Very  :nice guitar:  Great pictures
Glad to finaly see it.
 :coffee  :donut2  :donut


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: Johnny Canso on April 27, 2008, 11:01:47 PM
Hey Dale:  how bouts we start a pic thread of D-40's & see if we can muster up the 40 that have been made! What do ya think bro?

Larrivee D-40 #96865  Build Date/ 09/25/07

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk86/johnnycanso/Larrivee%20D-40/spruce2.jpg
http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk86/johnnycanso/Larrivee%20D-40/back.jpg
http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk86/johnnycanso/Larrivee%20D-40/head2.jpg
http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk86/johnnycanso/Larrivee%20D-40/tuner2.jpg


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: Denis on April 30, 2008, 12:23:58 AM
Hey Dale:  how bouts we start a pic thread of D-40's & see if we can muster up the 40 that have been made! What do ya think bro?

Larrivee D-40 #96865  Build Date/ 09/25/07

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk86/johnnycanso/Larrivee%20D-40/spruce2.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk86/johnnycanso/Larrivee%20D-40/back.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk86/johnnycanso/Larrivee%20D-40/head2.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk86/johnnycanso/Larrivee%20D-40/tuner2.jpg)

Nice guitars both of you.  I`ve played one before and it was great.  Sorry Johnny Canso, just thought your pics would look better in the thread, hope that`s ok?



Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: lolligagger on May 03, 2008, 02:01:34 PM
I wouldn't mind at all to see a few more D-40 owners post their pics in this thread. JC and I were corresponding, and wondering how many of these guitars are out there. I was told by the L&McQ salesguy that 40 were made in 2006 exclusively for their 50th anniversary. Interestingly enough, Johnny's guitar was made in 2007 and has a herringbone binding and rosette, while mine has only the herringbone rosette. It would be great to know if this guitar is still being produced and fun to note the differences between the various guitars produced each year.

I say 'post em if you got em'... :thumb


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: elephant on July 24, 2008, 02:21:46 AM
Hi, I'm new to this forum.  I was searching about and came upon this thread.  I too have a D-40, Serial 80317, build date May 2005 according to Larrivee.  While I don't have any photo's of it, it looks very similiar to lolligager's. 


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: lolligagger on July 31, 2008, 03:46:05 AM
Hey and welcome!

I find your response very interesting...who would of thought that the D-40 model was made in 2005? Both your information, and that supplied by Johnny Canso contradict statements from the Larrivee rep and the L&McQ sales rep regarding the limited run of this model produced in 2006. Whatever...great guitar! Where did you get yours, and are you happy with it? What styles of music do you play? Maybe you could post some pics for us enthusiasts?

Have some donuts and a coffee on me!

 :donut :donut2 :coffee :donut2 :donut


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: Johnny Canso on August 03, 2008, 05:31:05 PM
Hey Mr. Elephant....got GAS for some pics & info???? :welcome: :gotpics:


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: tricky on January 09, 2009, 07:14:41 PM
Hi,

I'm new to the board, so, Hello!

I just bought my first Larrivee, it's a D-40RW0, serial 101564...anyways, how do I post pics?

Thanks,

Tricky



Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: BenF on January 09, 2009, 07:50:17 PM
Hi,

I'm new to the board, so, Hello!

I just bought my first Larrivee, it's a D-40RW0, serial 101564...anyways, how do I post pics?

Thanks,

Tricky



You need to make 10 posts before you can post pics, then you can click on additional options below the box you type into, and it has a box for pictures and a browse button.  The instructions are all there once you have 10 posts.

You'll need to offer donuts as well, Newbie tradition.

 :donut :donut2

 :nice guitar: by the way - looking forward to pics.


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: tricky on January 09, 2009, 07:54:32 PM
Nice, Thanks a bunch!

 :donut2 :donut2 :donut2


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: tricky on January 09, 2009, 07:56:08 PM
So, 10 posts and I can place some pics?  Sounds fine to me. 

It took me a little bit to find some info. on the D-40...any reason why it's so inexpensive?



Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: tricky on January 09, 2009, 08:01:06 PM
BTW, I'm really happy with the sound I'm getting...I was looking for .a bluegrass guitar, this one do.es it well

 :donut :donut :donut2 :donut2


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: Zohn on January 10, 2009, 01:07:10 PM
 :nice guitar: and nice pics.  :wave


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: Tycho on January 10, 2009, 04:41:30 PM
So, 10 posts and I can place some pics?  Sounds fine to me. 

It took me a little bit to find some info. on the D-40...any reason why it's so inexpensive?



It's just the Larrivee magic!

But part of the reason is that it's a satin finish (like all the guitars in the 03 series) rather than a gloss finish, like all the other guitars in the "Traditional" series.  A gloss finish is a labour-intensive job and boosts the price significantly. 

Basically the D-40 is a satin-finish D-60.



Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: tricky on January 14, 2009, 09:55:00 PM
Alright...here's some pics of my new D-40...I've had this for about a week now and it's great...sometimes it's like it's playing itself...Magic indeed!




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Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: Zohn on January 16, 2009, 05:44:54 AM
I snapped a few pics of my D-40 this afternoon while taking a short break from playing her. I hope you enjoy them...its been a really great day.
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d168/cubacanuck/IMG_0056.jpg)

The way the grain of the neck flows around the heel is so cool. - its a beautiful guitar  :+1:


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: dave42 on January 23, 2009, 03:14:08 AM
nice looking tuners on those guitars!  :smile:


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: ducktrapper on January 23, 2009, 12:01:12 PM
Awesome!


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: lolligagger on January 26, 2009, 05:59:21 AM
The way the grain of the neck flows around the heel is so cool. - its a beautiful guitar  :+1:

Strangely enough, I never really noticed that particular detail before...those darned pretty looking tuners always catch and hold my attention. But now that you mention it, that does look really cool...


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: Johnny M on January 26, 2009, 07:11:30 AM
Some nice eye candy posted in this thread  :nice guitar: s

What is the nut width on these badboys?  I bet they are cannons!

John


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: tricky on February 03, 2009, 04:32:04 AM
After closer inspection of my D-40, I've found some hairline cracks in the fretboard...unfortunately, I have to take it back...fortunately, I'll be getting a D-09!!!

The D-40 rocks though, they just don't have another at L&M...boooh :crying:


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: Randy_R on February 03, 2009, 02:57:20 PM
After closer inspection of my D-40, I've found some hairline cracks in the fretboard...unfortunately, I have to take it back...fortunately, I'll be getting a D-09!!!

The D-40 rocks though, they just don't have another at L&M...boooh :crying:

bummer......

Well, the D-09s are wonderful guitars, but they are not the same as the traditional series. Give it time, happiness will return..   :nana_guitar


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: tricky on February 04, 2009, 07:59:05 PM
Well, after much playing I decided to go with the L-03R.

Subtle yet defined.

I'm a happy camper once again!

My next purchase is going to be Model OOO-50-TSB...what a looker.


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: Irishdave on February 14, 2009, 11:20:43 PM
Well, i finally have one. I bought a larrivee, oh what a feeling!
My D-40 kills any other guitar i have ever played. the sound is incredible. all i have to do now is put a pickup in. any suggestions?


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: Randy_R on February 15, 2009, 09:27:51 PM
Well, i finally have one. I bought a larrivee, oh what a feeling!
My D-40 kills any other guitar i have ever played. the sound is incredible. all i have to do now is put a pickup in. any suggestions?

The iMix is the best sounding pickup in my opinion. If you want to avoid electronics in the guitar, then  K&K Pure seems to be popular.

Oh yes. congrats on the D-40. everyone that has one says they are fantastic.


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: Zohn on February 16, 2009, 06:44:47 AM
The iMix is the best sounding pickup in my opinion. If you want to avoid electronics in the guitar, then  K&K Pure seems to be popular.


 :+1: I'll vouch for that - the I-mix is a great system. Congrats with your new axe!


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: Irishdave on February 17, 2009, 03:39:40 PM
Thanks for the suggestions!!

but i was re stringing my d 40 last night and found some cracks in the fretboard. do you guys think they will spread? I'm torn here because i love this guitar, i played a lot of other larrivee's and this was my fav, and i cant get other one since they don't make them any more.....sigh. damn I'm sad.


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: bapebeer on October 19, 2009, 04:12:05 PM
thanks for sharing the pics, it is so beautiful!!!


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: Randy_R on October 27, 2009, 09:40:03 PM
Thanks for the suggestions!!

but i was re stringing my d 40 last night and found some cracks in the fretboard. do you guys think they will spread? I'm torn here because i love this guitar, i played a lot of other larrivee's and this was my fav, and i cant get other one since they don't make them any more.....sigh. damn I'm sad.

Dave,

You might want to contact unclrob who is a repair technician.


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: Danny on October 28, 2009, 01:23:02 AM
Thanks for the suggestions!!

but i was re stringing my d 40 last night and found some cracks in the fretboard. do you guys think they will spread? I'm torn here because i love this guitar, i played a lot of other larrivee's and this was my fav, and i cant get other one since they don't make them any more.....sigh. damn I'm sad.
  Small cracks in ebony fretboards are not a big deal. But like Randy said talk to unclrob. I'd like to see some pics of this fretboard myself. You would need to e-mail them to me and if you want I can post them here.
            e-mail is dependan@gmail.com


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: Niteshooter on February 24, 2013, 05:48:04 AM
Sorry to necro this thread. I just bought a used D-40 RW from Long and McQuaid here in Toronto. Serial number is higher than one's posted here. 110815 once I figure out what to say for 9 more posts I'll add some pix.
 
In the mean time...  :donut  :donut2  :coffee  :donut  :donut2


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: Niteshooter on February 25, 2013, 08:29:33 PM
Follow up to my post about the D-40 got a reply back from Mike at Larrivee today. It was built on 4-21-2010 so it seems there have been several production runs of this guitar. He thought there may have been about 40 built.

 :donut :donut2 :coffee :donut2 :donut



Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: Denis on February 25, 2013, 08:39:55 PM
I remember trying one of those at the local Long & McQuade here in Ottawa a few years back.  Great sounding, huge sounding guitar.  I've never been a huge fan of Larrivee's rosewood instruments, I really love mahogany, but many of the rosewood/sitka dreads I've tried were cannons. 


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: brandon on February 25, 2013, 10:21:26 PM
That would be a nice counterpart for my D-60! I love the rosewood and Sitka combo.


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: Niteshooter on February 27, 2013, 07:48:49 PM
I picked up a D-40 the other day used at a local Long & McQuade, couldn't figure out what it was at first until I landed here. Mine is a bit different in that it does not have the herringbone trim but does have the herringbone around the sound hole. Got a quick reply back from Mike at Larrivee regarding the build date which was 4-21-2010 and he thought there were about 40 made. What I forgot to ask was if that was 40 for the entire run or 40 for this run since mine is a bit different from the others posted here. Plus my serial number is a lot higher. So it seems that there have been a few runs of this guitar.

For comparison I posted a side by side of our brand new P-03RW which has a build date of 2-13-2013. I like how the top wood on the D-40 has darkened down with a slightly more yellow cast. One thing that does make me curious is that the case for the D-40 looks a lot older or should I say worn then I would have expected for a 3 year old guitar.

According to the folks at L&M this guitar has been in the system twice and had been returned to the store I picked it up at after it had been sold at Bloor. So just in case there is something I'm missing I'm off to visit with the folks at the 12th Fret tomorrow to have her checked out while I still have time left to change my mind (which I doubt I would do).

Figures I don't have nice lighting! Dang snow! Too lazy to drag out the lighting kit.

(http://www.kevinomura.com/D40/D40front3.jpg)

(http://www.kevinomura.com/D40/D40rear.jpg)

(http://www.kevinomura.com/D40/tunersback.jpg)

(http://www.kevinomura.com/D40/D40P03Rfront.jpg)


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: Danny on February 27, 2013, 07:57:25 PM
That P-03RW looks like Alpine Spruce.


Title: Re: Larrivee D-40
Post by: Niteshooter on February 28, 2013, 11:57:46 PM
That P-03RW looks like Alpine Spruce.

Hi, think it's the lighting that afternoon. Was trying to show how much darker and yellow the D-40RW is vs our brand spanking new P-03 which was made on Feb 13, 2013. Photo is carrying a bit too much blue/cyan guess I didn't take enough out when I was looking at it on my monitor at home.

The top photo of the front is more accurate colour wise, the bottom shot was done as I was loosing light that afternoon so it's starting to go blue from the overcast lighting.

Once the snow stops falling I'll try and get some better pix.