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Title: 1975 L-11
Post by: willynelson13 on October 10, 2017, 06:07:14 PM
This is not my guitar, and no relation to the seller, but I noticed this in my daily rounds. I thought it could be appreciated by some one around these parts.

Larrivee L-11 Standard (https://www.kijiji.ca/v-guitar/city-of-toronto/1975-larrivee-l11-standard/1303707070?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true)


Title: Re: 1975 L-11
Post by: ducktrapper on October 10, 2017, 07:14:54 PM
This is not my guitar, and no relation to the seller, but I noticed this in my daily rounds. I thought it could be appreciated by some one around these parts.

Larrivee L-11 Standard (https://www.kijiji.ca/v-guitar/city-of-toronto/1975-larrivee-l11-standard/1303707070?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true)

Nice guitar but I can't tell why it's an 11 from the photos. I can't seem to enlarge them.


Title: Re: 1975 L-11
Post by: Mikeymac on October 11, 2017, 03:03:46 AM
Nice guitar but I can't tell why it's an 11 from the photos. I can't seem to enlarge them.

Maybe it has a center strip on the back that others (like L-07's) don't have? (I'm just shooting a guess out there...)


Title: Re: 1975 L-11
Post by: ducktrapper on October 11, 2017, 12:25:08 PM
Maybe it has a center strip on the back that others (like L-07's) don't have? (I'm just shooting a guess out there...)

Well, all I will say is that anyone who doesn't own an old Larrivee and could buy this but doesn't is ... missing something.   :cheers


Title: Re: 1975 L-11
Post by: headsup on October 11, 2017, 04:15:54 PM
Indeed, that price is in CAD, do it's 30% less in USD..
 Near as I can understand from my own L-09's and L-11 (as well as the re-issue L-11)
 the 11 model had a centre strip where the 09's didn't (back then).
 they also had grover Imperials rather than standard issue roto-matics.

of course, I could be wrong.


 the 74 L-11 I have is a stunning and vibrant guitar, more so than the L-10's of the same time frame.



Title: Re: 1975 L-11
Post by: L07 Shooting Star on October 12, 2017, 02:23:15 AM
Well, all I will say is that anyone who doesn't own an old Larrivee and could buy this but doesn't is ... missing something.   :cheers

I would love to if I didn't already have my 2 mid-80s L-models, which I consider not as old, but old enough.   :wacko:


Title: Re: 1975 L-11
Post by: headsup on October 12, 2017, 11:53:02 AM
Again, here, about differences.

On the larrivee website, there are interviews with Jean.
 One as I recall< is him mentioning some crazy experiments they were doing back in the early Toronto days.

With-out exact details or information about who ( apprentices) may have made subtle brace changes (for example) or slight changes/differences in construction, as they were all very much "handmade", it might be easy to see and hear differences in tone or possible changes in "specs" which may not have been always documented.

Similarly, with regards to the eighties electrics, and a fire, there appears to be very little information (other than what's already known) about those guitars.

Mystery is a beautiful thing....


Title: Re: 1975 L-11
Post by: Mikeymac on October 12, 2017, 06:30:27 PM

the 74 L-11 I have is a stunning and vibrant guitar, more so than the L-10's of the same time frame.


Didn't think they used the "10" model number till later - were the L-11 and L-10 ever offered at the same time?

 :donut :coffee


Title: Re: 1975 L-11
Post by: headsup on October 13, 2017, 09:06:12 PM
indeed, the L-10 (Victoria build) is later.
 here is a 1977 L-10 with Tony's work on the head stock.


Title: Re: 1975 L-11
Post by: Mikeymac on October 14, 2017, 02:48:02 PM
indeed, the L-10 (Victoria build) is later.
 here is a 1977 L-10 with Tony's work on the head stock.


Beautiful! Are all those lines in the top in the finish?


Title: Re: 1975 L-11
Post by: headsup on October 18, 2017, 03:47:34 PM
yep,
guitar was bought new in Vancouver, but spent most of it's life in the mid west of Canada, where temperatures in the winter can be -20.
then back into house, or studio, and a LOT of finish checking evident.

 TRIC cases are really great for not letting that happen ( Thermal), and slow to penetrate as far as sudden temperature changes.....