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Title: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on January 09, 2015, 09:47:33 PM
Hearing from some of my Facebook friends that Larrivee face booked today:

 :drool:


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: AZLiberty on January 10, 2015, 12:54:37 AM
In the comments I asked about sizes.  There will be all 4 sizes, Soprano, Tenor, Concert and baritone.


So what size shall we make the Forum Uke, Tenor or Concert?


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: es-335 on January 10, 2015, 03:02:16 AM
Tenor.

I'm in for a forum uke, koa uke with a koa neck would be ideal.


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: ducktrapper on January 10, 2015, 05:44:12 PM
Tenor! Not that I could really afford one right now.


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: Jagadis on January 10, 2015, 05:47:46 PM
I'd go for a forum uke too.  I've been cheating on my Larrivee guitars with my Koaloha Pineapple Soprano for far too long.  Time to renew my vows...

An all mahogany concert or soprano would be perfect.  Low bling high quality.

Anyone else?

Jordan.


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: es-335 on January 11, 2015, 02:26:31 AM
No love for koa Jordan?

We could still have a low bling koa uke..


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: Walkerman on January 11, 2015, 04:00:13 PM
To me, a uke has to be koa.


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on January 11, 2015, 04:02:56 PM
To me, a uke has to be koa.
:+1: agreed!!! Call me rigid I don't care  :doh


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: AZLiberty on January 11, 2015, 11:06:03 PM
Would be willing to go either way. (koa or mahogany)  Would prefer low bling to keep the price down as Uke is not my main instrument (always need a chord chart since uke is just so damn different than guitar).

Would definitely prefer Tennor size, but would be willing to go Concert as well.




Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: Jagadis on January 11, 2015, 11:50:43 PM
No love for koa Jordan?

We could still have a low bling koa uke..

Who me??  I love koa!  Lots of koa at my place.  Just want to keep it affordable so that everyone can enjoy.  Maybe koa with no bling is the best route.

Jordan


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: dave42 on January 12, 2015, 12:22:52 AM
I may be interested in a forum ukulele! Tenor.


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: fongie on January 12, 2015, 07:51:55 PM
Great news!!

A Forum uke sounds great......Concert or tenor, Koa or hog, gloss or satin, yes no blings, sounds fantastic.

I wished Larrivee had done this earlier. With the Aussie dollar dropping rapidly against the US, things are a little different. But I'll be watching closely.


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: es-335 on January 13, 2015, 04:37:05 AM
Yup, the Canadian dollars aren't doing much better either...


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: taylorcrazy on January 14, 2015, 12:00:44 AM
I'd say How tenor. A forum enemy's thought! :thumb


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: taylorcrazy on January 14, 2015, 12:07:19 AM
Sorry, my phone auto-corrected my post that said "...forum newby...".  Lorry, my first post on this forum  and I fouled it up!

My apologies everyone.


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: taylorcrazy on January 14, 2015, 12:09:30 AM
I'd say How tenor. A forum newbie's thought! :thumb


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: es-335 on January 14, 2015, 02:49:23 AM
Body Size: Tenor Ukulele
Top: Koa
Rosette: 03 style
Back/Side Material: Koa
Binding: 03 style
Neck Material: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Headstock: Solid/Traditional Martin Ukulele Design
Headplate: none
Heelcap: none
Fingerboard Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
Scale Length: 17''
Fingerboard Position Inlays: Single micro dot @ 5th, 7th, 10th
Fingerboard Binding: none
Finish Back & Sides: Satin
Finish Top: Satin
Finish Neck: Satin
Bridge Material: East Indian Rosewood
Bridge String Spacing: 1-5/8''
Saddle: Bone
Tuning Machines: Geared Peghead 4:1 ratio

Did I miss anything?


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: AZLiberty on January 14, 2015, 03:25:05 AM

Did I miss anything?


Every Larrivee Uke I have ever seen has had an ebony fingerboard.  Going to rosewood would probably actually raise the cost since I am sure that Larrivee has plenty of ebony that is just a hair too small for a guitar fretboard just sitting there waiting to find a home.


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: es-335 on January 14, 2015, 05:23:02 AM
Ebony is even better!


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: Matthew Larrivee on January 15, 2015, 04:30:19 AM
If you have questions ask away and I'll do my best to answer (might be a couple day delay though as it's a very busy time of year). We've designed 4 main body styles Soprano, Concert, Tenor, and Baritone. Default config is hog on hog, but there will be spruce tops as an option. tenor and baritone are fan braced. They are dressed very similar to 40 series instruments, and the neck carve and heel are from the 40 series as well.


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: es-335 on January 15, 2015, 06:45:08 AM
Matthew, I assume all uses are being made in Oxnard?


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: Queequeg on January 15, 2015, 01:05:58 PM
There is a ukulele tsuname sweeping the US and Canada these days.
Glad to know Larriveee is back in the game.
 :gotpics:


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: roscoesmusic on January 15, 2015, 01:29:11 PM
am i serious enuf about ukes to pay a grand for one?  :?


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on January 15, 2015, 02:38:39 PM
Matthew, I assume all uses are being made in Oxnard?
Where else did you have in mind  :?


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: Matthew Larrivee on January 15, 2015, 06:19:13 PM
Matthew, I assume all uses are being made in Oxnard?

Correct.


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: dave42 on January 18, 2015, 03:22:53 AM
I'd prefer hog on hog body. No spruce top for me.

I just read on FB that there was a US-01 released in 2004! So an all hog 01 would be perfect! But for now it reads that 03 is the lowest trim level this time around.


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: Jagadis on January 24, 2015, 04:16:06 PM
From the Larrivee booth at NAMM.  Not my photos but very cool.

Jordan


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: es-335 on January 25, 2015, 05:25:36 AM
Is that a koa baritone ?


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: giff06 on January 25, 2015, 01:42:43 PM
My request/ change would be to use a friction style tuner instead of the geared guitar style tuners that most are using these days. I think it would astechically set the Larrivee apart from the pack. Friction tuners are a bit more of a PITA to use but sure beat the look of those Mickey Mouse Ear style tuners. From a sound standpoint I'm sure whatever the Larrivees choose it will sound incredible. I prefer solid Mahogany or solid Koa in tenor size.
Just my 2 cents.
Ed


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: es-335 on January 27, 2015, 04:56:16 AM
Ed, I think there are geared ukulele tuners that don't look like guitar tuners.

http://www.g-gotoh.com/international/?p=3230


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: giff06 on January 28, 2015, 01:02:21 AM
Those would be perfect. Hoping they (the Larrivees) are listening and decide to use those!(or at least offer them as an option)
Ed


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: es-335 on January 28, 2015, 03:42:53 AM
so is any one interested in a forum uke?

I assume we'd need at least 10?


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: Mikeymac on January 28, 2015, 05:17:04 AM
so is any one interested in a forum uke?

I assume we'd need at least 10?

I'm another that would be interested in the concert size ... so I'm wondering if this could be one of those "Forum" builds that allowed the option of either concert or tenor size, with most (if not all) other specs being the same. This might mean we'd need 10 of each, which might be a high bar to meet for a forum uke versus a forum guitar build...especially if the price climbed over $1K.

Barring that, I could probably go for the tenor, since I currently have a concert size Cordoba.


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: ragnar_b on January 28, 2015, 01:20:18 PM
Here's a video from the Larrivee NAMM 2015 booth by Guitars United:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30k9AYMXA8I
A new website should be up soon which I guess will give more info about the ukes.

I'm pretty new to the forum, but a baritone forum uke would be nice. European spruce and silver oak perhaps. :)


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: JamesN on January 28, 2015, 10:23:40 PM
Here's a video from the Larrivee NAMM 2015 booth by Guitars United:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30k9AYMXA8I

Thanks for the link (and welcome to the forum)!

Anyone else notice the rosewood overlay on the back of the classical headstock? Nice touch!


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on January 29, 2015, 12:31:49 AM
Thanks for the link (and welcome to the forum)!

:+1:


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: ragnar_b on January 29, 2015, 01:52:50 PM
Thank you for the welcome messages!  :donut

The ukulele review has added some info here:
http://www.theukulelereview.com/2015/01/26/ukulele-at-namm-2015-day-3/
Maybe they will change the tuners? Collings uses geared peg tuners on their ukuleles, but my Larrivee US-10K stays in tune perfectly with the friction pegs.


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: WileE on January 29, 2015, 05:13:34 PM
Thank you for the welcome messages!  :donut

The ukulele review has added some info here:
http://www.theukulelereview.com/2015/01/26/ukulele-at-namm-2015-day-3/
Maybe they will change the tuners? Collings uses geared peg tuners on their ukuleles, but my Larrivee US-10K stays in tune perfectly with the friction pegs.

Thanks for that.  They all sound good to me (on my computer).  I think I liked the baritone the best though.


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: ragnar_b on April 14, 2015, 10:24:38 AM
Acoustic Guitar has reviewed the UB-40 (interesting choice of name...):
http://www.acousticguitar.com/Gear/Reviews/Pickin-Larrivee-UB-40-Baritone-Ukulele


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: George on April 17, 2015, 11:17:21 PM
 :coffee :donut

 :donut2

Will there be a pickup option?


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: warndt on September 02, 2015, 10:31:41 PM
I'd love to have a Forum Spruce/Rosewood Tenor with black Gotoh UPT tuners.  :nana_guitar


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: carruth on September 03, 2015, 02:33:04 AM
 :bgrin: This looks like it could fly.


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: Frasier1 on December 15, 2015, 09:56:59 PM
I see this thread has gone dormant but I have just recently became interested in a Uke and would definitely like to
keep the purchase "in the family"!!

I'd be in for a Forum VI in a Koa/Koa or Hog/Hog Tenor!!!

Happy Holidays to you all!!

 :cheers


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: markj on April 13, 2016, 05:02:18 AM
Count me in on a forum Uke!


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: warndt on April 13, 2016, 10:27:07 PM
I do not see this coming together...This forum appears to be...  DEAD ...lacking enthusiasm...?


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: markj on April 14, 2016, 05:29:51 AM
Two posts and you declare this forum dead?  :laughin: :wave :donut :donut2 :coffee


Title: Re: Larrivee Ukes are back after a 10 Year hiatus
Post by: Walkerman on April 18, 2016, 07:01:19 PM
I was at Yarnell Place last week and I saw a goodly number of ukes,  including a number from that run a long time ago made from that ultra special koa.  Those are some verrrrrrrrrry special ukes.