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Title: Larrivee Ukulele?
Post by: larwill on April 13, 2011, 05:07:25 AM
Just played a wonderful Larrivee ten series uke at a local store and was blown away by the looks and sound. I had never seen one before and was wondering how many were made. Are these sought after?


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukulele?
Post by: LoMa on April 13, 2011, 05:39:55 AM
Larrivee ukes are indeed awesome - from the low-end to the high-end ones.

I particularly like their signature tone - bright but with an underlying darkness. They tend to sound great strung either re-entrant or with a low G. Thy are my favorite soprano ukes.

Larrivee made mostly soparnos plus a very few concerts. They weere originally made for a customer in Japan and they made a few extras for the Canadian and US markets sometime aorung 1999/2000. Then they made a couple of other runs after that for the domestic market.

They are no longer made though.



Title: Re: Larrivee Ukulele?
Post by: ducktrapper on April 14, 2011, 11:14:37 AM
I've got an all mahogany one that I got off of a forum member. Love it! Best uke I've ever played, if that means anything, since I haven't played that many high end ones. I gather they're not making any more and no longer even have the templates and such. At least, that's what we heard when we discussed the possibility of a "forum uke". If you can find one, I don't think it will disappoint.  

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Title: Re: Larrivee Ukulele?
Post by: Walkerman on April 14, 2011, 01:19:42 PM
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Title: Re: Larrivee Ukulele?
Post by: Denis on April 14, 2011, 01:24:55 PM
I should really buy a uke, find a good book of tunes and learn those old standards. 


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukulele?
Post by: LoMa on April 14, 2011, 03:41:57 PM
Ukes be good for you.