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Title: D10 Cedar
Post by: 247hoopsfan on August 01, 2017, 01:27:20 AM
I was wasting some time at Gryphon in Palo Alto today.  Found they had a really nice 1996 D10 with a cedar top and Joker inlay.  Has to be one of the
few cedar tops Jean has ever made as he is not a big fan of cedar as a top wood.  I could have been tempted if I didn't have my awesome Brazilian
D10 at home. 


Title: Re: D10 Cedar
Post by: Mikeymac on August 01, 2017, 02:36:13 AM
Asking price?


Title: Re: D10 Cedar
Post by: 247hoopsfan on August 01, 2017, 02:59:58 AM
$1750.  It was pretty clean.  Lacking a little volume.  Not sure why someone would order a cedar dreadnaught. 


Title: Re: D10 Cedar
Post by: George on August 01, 2017, 03:38:24 PM
I have three cedar tops, a dread, a concert, and an LS, all with totally different back/side woods. I find the cedar tops are mellow enough to not overcome the vocals, they blend very well...


Title: Re: D10 Cedar
Post by: 247hoopsfan on August 01, 2017, 05:32:37 PM
I have three cedar tops, a dread, a concert, and an LS, all with totally different back/side woods. I find the cedar tops are mellow enough to not overcome the vocals, they blend very well...

Exactly.  I would describe the tone as mellow and rounded on the cedar D10.  And the Joker inlay was awesome.


Title: Re: D10 Cedar
Post by: B0WIE on August 01, 2017, 05:47:59 PM
In case anyone was interested in it, Gryphon is awesome to deal with.  I decided to return a very, very expensive guitar I bought from them online recently and they were beyond cool.  No issues, no pressure.  I wouldn't hesitate to buy from them online again. 
Oh, and they pack better than anyone in the business.  I've never dealt with anyone who packs more thoroughly than I do but they take every precaution (just don't let them ship usps).


Title: Re: D10 Cedar
Post by: Walkerman on August 11, 2017, 02:42:06 PM
Peter, Paul and Mary have a cedar topped Larry in their arsenal.  Though they put a rubber band on the headstock covering the logo.


Title: Re: D10 Cedar
Post by: AZLiberty on August 11, 2017, 05:40:27 PM
In case anyone was interested in it, Gryphon is awesome to deal with.  I decided to return a very, very expensive guitar I bought from them online recently and they were beyond cool.

Does Gryphon actually sell anything that isn't "very, very expensive"?   :humour:

In all seriousness, it's a neat shop, and definitely a place that should be experienced.


Title: Re: D10 Cedar
Post by: markj on August 11, 2017, 08:25:56 PM
Peter, Paul and Mary have a cedar topped Larry in their arsenal.  Though they put a rubber band on the headstock covering the logo.

Why would they do that?   :mad:


Title: Re: D10 Cedar
Post by: Walkerman on August 11, 2017, 08:33:00 PM
Why would they do that?   :mad:

Probably for the same reason Andy Griffith put electrical tape over the Martin logo on his tv guitar.


Title: Re: D10 Cedar
Post by: headsup on August 12, 2017, 02:07:43 AM
There is a 1974 Cedar topped D in my neighbourhood for sale. (Toronto build) it's a very sweet and lovely sounding guitar.

jean once (early seventies) swore by cedar for his tops, it has it's own characteristics, as do all the other woods on guitars :....


Title: Re: D10 Cedar
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on August 12, 2017, 02:56:35 AM
Why would they do that?   :mad:
My guess is they like the guitar but don't like the fact the maker doesn't pay them to play it


Title: Re: D10 Cedar
Post by: markj on August 12, 2017, 06:00:25 AM
So, greed.  Nice.


Title: Re: D10 Cedar
Post by: mike in lytle on August 12, 2017, 03:11:23 PM
 :donut :donut2 :coffee
This kinda intrigued me, and it has come up before.
I can't find a picture of the tape, but could of  the rubber band.
http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=34836.0
http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=42022.0
https://www.larrivee.com/artists/peter-yarrow
MIke