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Title: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: Mikeymac on May 24, 2017, 02:16:59 AM
...what? Now you complete the sentence.

I'll start:

I love the fact that Larrivee still makes one piece mahogany necks - and their headstocks don't have "wings" on them!

(I acknowledge that there are plenty of high-end and custom guitars that have multiple piece necks, like Olson, Lowden, etc.)

 :thumb :bowdown:


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: Barefoot Rob on May 24, 2017, 02:38:56 AM
has made me my final guitar my OM03PA don't really need anything else....ok maybe I take that back as I have added as a backup an OM03BW..


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: rosborn on May 24, 2017, 02:45:27 AM
Is a multi-generational family business that is more concerned about quality of their instruments than in producing MASS quantities of instruments. They still value the fact that their name is on the headstock. Priceless.


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Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: rosborn on May 24, 2017, 02:46:12 AM
Great thread concept!


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Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: George on May 24, 2017, 02:56:06 AM
built 22 of them for me...


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: eded on May 24, 2017, 03:37:47 AM
...exists.  Their guitars suit me...  and then some.

Ed



Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: markj on May 24, 2017, 04:13:05 AM
Is a multi-generational family business that is more concerned about quality of their instruments than in producing MASS quantities of instruments. They still value the fact that their name is on the headstock. Priceless.

 :+1:


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: B0WIE on May 24, 2017, 04:35:00 AM
...uses so many types of woods and designs.  I'm always interested in seeing the various Larrivee combinations and coming here and talking about them.


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: 247hoopsfan on May 24, 2017, 03:31:37 PM
....Uses wood binding, no ugly white plastic.


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: broKen on May 24, 2017, 04:10:44 PM
Don't use marketing strategies.


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: ducktrapper on May 24, 2017, 07:09:51 PM
 ... guitars always make me happy.


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: bignote on May 24, 2017, 08:45:21 PM
I have never been disappointed by any Larrivee that I have touched.


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: ffinke on May 25, 2017, 03:02:49 AM
...builds incredibly good, solid wood guitars at affordable prices.


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: L07 Shooting Star on May 25, 2017, 06:29:06 AM
..........guitars make those who play them or hear them for the first time sit up and take notice.  :wink:  Especially the headstock-label snobs.  :whistling:


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: markj on May 25, 2017, 03:49:53 PM
..........guitars make those who play them or hear them for the first time sit up and take notice.  :wink:  Especially the headstock-label snobs.  :whistling:

 :+1:  Except, now, all they can do is stare at my headstock, transfixed as if in a trance at the shear beauty of it. Then the sound of Jean's Private Reserve, Alpine Moon Spruce and East Indian Rosewood, hits their ears. As it enters their brain, it turns their preconceived notions and brainwashed neurons, to mush. It's all over for their headstock label snobbery.    :roll


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: Walkerman on May 25, 2017, 10:31:54 PM
Lives around the corner from me and shares my appreciation of fine single malt scotches..... :roll


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: markj on May 25, 2017, 11:12:24 PM
We would be good neighbors.   :cheers


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: mike in lytle on May 26, 2017, 12:51:27 AM
Lives around the corner from me and shares my appreciation of fine single malt scotches..... :roll
:cheers
Yes, that was one of my criteria (sort of ) for the "respect" button.
Mike


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: carruth on May 26, 2017, 02:25:29 AM
...make darn fine guitars.


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: guitararmy on May 26, 2017, 12:51:07 PM
....makes their entry level -03 guitars to the same standards as their higher level models.


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: Walkerman on May 26, 2017, 01:15:06 PM
....Uses wood binding, no ugly white plastic.

 :beer


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: teh on May 26, 2017, 11:05:01 PM
.....the fact that they designed the L body which blends the best features of a classical with a steel string body.

P.S. For the record, both my Larrivee parlor and my L shaped 03 series guitars have wood maple binding on the body but they each have plastic maple grained binding on the necks. Based on my 45+ years of playing, the plastic binding has protected the wood on both the neck and the bodies of my guitars bound with plastic.


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: Strings4Him on May 27, 2017, 01:13:56 AM
is the next Martin dynasty in the making.


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: markj on May 27, 2017, 02:32:15 AM
is the next Martin dynasty in the making.

and long after we are all gone, they will be worth fortunes.   ;)


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: Walkerman on May 27, 2017, 02:37:54 AM
and long after we are all gone, they will be worth fortunes.   ;)

Mine are priceless now and will, if my final wishes are followed, never leave my family.


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: headsup on May 29, 2017, 03:49:40 PM
has no up-charge for lefty's ( Jean is a southpaw)


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: Mikeymac on May 29, 2017, 07:35:14 PM
has no up-charge for lefty's ( Jean is a southpaw)

 :+1:

This southpaw seconds that emotion!


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: Teek on June 16, 2017, 06:33:34 AM
has such AWESOME customer service!


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: mingo on August 03, 2017, 09:50:18 PM
...what? Now you complete the sentence.

I'll start:

I love the fact that Larrivee still makes one piece mahogany necks - and their headstocks don't have "wings" on them!

(I acknowledge that there are plenty of high-end and custom guitars that have multiple piece necks, like Olson, Lowden, etc.)

 :thumb :bowdown:
Still produces guitars with craftsmanship. Not the mass produced affordable crap that is taking over every aspect of our lives
Oh and also that the company gives off a wonderful "family" vibe that you just don't get from the big manufacturers


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: mike in lytle on August 03, 2017, 11:45:14 PM
Still produces guitars with craftsmanship. Not the mass produced affordable crap that is taking over every aspect of our lives
Oh and also that the company gives off a wonderful "family" vibe that you just don't get from the big manufacturers
:cheers
Considering the Larrivee family participates in the forum and allows us their name...
And some of our esteemed members are friends with the Larrivee family....
Nothing much better than that!
Mike


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: Yippie on August 04, 2017, 01:36:21 AM
.....takes pride in how their guitars impact musician's (and aspiring musician's) over squeezing as much money out of the market as they can.

My Larrivee puts a smile on my face every time I pick it up. I recently brought a friend looking for "the one guitar" to a couple local music shops and went through the Martin / Taylor / Gibson offerings. All good guitars but I purposely didn't put a Larriviee in his hand until he tried all the others. Within seconds he knew he found what he was looking for and is now a new Larrivee owner and smiles every time he picks his Larrivee up just like I do. I am not saying that the others are not excellent brands but there is just something special about Larrivee that sets their guitars apart. 


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: dbirchett on August 04, 2017, 07:58:52 AM
has made me my final guitar my OM03PA don't really need anything else....ok maybe I take that back as I have added as a backup an OM03BW..

Back on the Blackwood bandwagon now are we? Way cool!!! Pics please!


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: Strings4Him on August 04, 2017, 11:31:46 AM
Good thread to keep going. . . .


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: clicker7 on August 04, 2017, 07:31:59 PM

Uses only the finest woods available!  Love my maple!!

Joe


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: Paraclete on August 06, 2017, 03:20:26 AM
.....the fact that they designed the L body which blends the best features of a classical with a steel string body.


I'll second that!  I started on classical, and there is something much more comfortable about the body shape, the flattened compound radius, the ebony fretboard,.....  It's honestly a stroke of genius.


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: DaveyO on August 16, 2017, 08:06:32 PM
Inspired a cool forum
Makes a great guitar that is all its own
Uses wood binding
Sounds so darn good
Has a cool place to buy larrivee merchandise
Makes all wood no laminate


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: mike in lytle on August 16, 2017, 09:54:00 PM
Inspired a cool forum
Makes a great guitar that is all its own
Uses wood binding
Sounds so darn good
Has a cool place to buy larrivee merchandise
Makes all wood no laminate
...and inspires such enthusiasm among Larrivee owners!
 :cheers
Mike


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on August 16, 2017, 10:09:00 PM
Inspired a cool forum
Makes a great guitar that is all its own
Uses wood binding
Sounds so darn good
Has a cool place to buy larrivee merchandise
Makes all wood no laminate
1000 posts congrats. Nice to have your contributions!  :beer


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: Rockysdad on August 17, 2017, 03:06:52 AM
Is shipping my L-10 to the dealer, who will then ship it to me.
Should have it next week. .......... Waiting, is very hard.


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: Mikeymac on August 17, 2017, 02:57:08 PM
Is shipping my L-10 to the dealer, who will then ship it to me.
Should have it next week. .......... Waiting, is very hard.

Congrats - and welcome to the forum (don't forget to read the "house rules" and bring donuts  :donut :coffee :donut2 :coffee !)

 :nice guitar:

 :gotpics:


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: Gary787 on August 22, 2017, 09:11:05 PM
Is moving guitar manufacturing back to Canada. Ok ok I am trying to get over it but it's going to take a while longer.

                 Ok

I love the fact the Larrivee Hunted for an old dead Sitka stag and made a video of the harvest which makes my L03R even more special (to me)

Here's to you Larrivee's  :beer


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: George on August 23, 2017, 01:39:06 AM


I love the fact the Larrivee Hunted for an old dead Sitka stag and made a video of the harvest which makes my L03R even more special (to me)

Here's to you Larrivee's  :beer

and one of my D10's too...  very special guitars.


Title: Re: I love the fact that Larrivee...
Post by: rosborn on August 23, 2017, 02:20:25 PM
I love the fact that Larrivee still operated like a small custom order guitar maker and has not forgotten where they came from. It makes each and every Larrivee very special.


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