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Title: 1976 Larrivee
Post by: jamfactoryguitars on October 25, 2017, 08:49:50 PM
Hi everyone, just wanted to share this gem with the folks who can appreciate it the most.

Purchased in Victoria BC.

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Title: Re: 1976 Larrivee
Post by: Gordon Currie on October 25, 2017, 10:03:47 PM
What a gorgeous instrument, and in great condition. My L-26 built in 1978 has many dings and worn finish areas from years of gigging.


Title: Re: 1976 Larrivee
Post by: George on October 25, 2017, 10:55:13 PM
Wow, that is a nice early model!  Oh and welcome to the forum....

 :welcome:   :donut :coffee :donut2


Title: Re: 1976 Larrivee
Post by: J M Larrivée on October 25, 2017, 11:22:19 PM

  Imagine the hands that went into building this... Everything about this guitar is incredible :thumbsup

  jr


Title: Re: 1976 Larrivee
Post by: Strings4Him on October 26, 2017, 12:01:22 AM
  Imagine the hands that went into building this... Everything about this guitar is incredible :thumbsup

  jr

Yes indeed!  I see the name Jean is etched in the side.


Title: Re: 1976 Larrivee
Post by: Danny on October 26, 2017, 03:23:25 AM
Yes indeed!  I see the name Jean is etched in the side.
With a heart, must be a story there.  The Rosewood looks interesting. Special EIR or Brazilian?


Title: Re: 1976 Larrivee
Post by: L07 Shooting Star on October 26, 2017, 05:40:52 AM
That's a great one, as has been said.  The top has such nice silking and the amber color it has evolved to is just so elegant and classical looking.  The rosewood binding and classic rosette finish it off beautifully.  I would love to hear it. 


Title: Re: 1976 Larrivee
Post by: markj on October 26, 2017, 06:27:16 AM
 :nice guitar:

Love the old ones. My 77 Classical is here to stay.


Title: Re: 1976 Larrivee
Post by: ryler on October 26, 2017, 09:36:19 PM
That is just beautiful.  Really elegant in its simplicity.  See the shadow on the upper bout? Is that uneven staining or just the lighting?  If a guitar can look heavy, this one does.  No rationale behind that, it just...looks heavy.  Pretty.  And no microdots.


Title: Re: 1976 Larrivee
Post by: ducktrapper on October 27, 2017, 07:16:23 PM
Sweet. Welcome to the old Larrivee club. There is a club, ain't there?  :laughin:


Title: Re: 1976 Larrivee
Post by: Mikeymac on October 28, 2017, 12:58:13 AM

Hi everyone, just wanted to share this gem with the folks who can appreciate it the most.


Consider it appreciated - very much!  :nice guitar:

 :bowdown: :drool: :bgrin: :welcome:

So... are you the original owner, or is this a recent purchase? I'm still lovin' my recently acquired (and lefty-ized) '79 L-19!

 
If a guitar can look heavy, this one does.  No rationale behind that, it just...looks heavy.


Mine does feel heavy - rosewood guitars sometimes do. And it has that older, larger box Larrivee body - but I think it all contributes to the incredible, rich tone these have!


Title: Re: 1976 Larrivee
Post by: J M Larrivée on October 28, 2017, 04:06:54 PM
See the shadow on the upper bout? Is that uneven staining or just the lighting? 

 That is the nitro finish doing it's melting thing. Take a look at the photo with "Jean" and heart etched. You can see this happening here then making it's way to the top. It usually happens on the lower bout from forearm contact. Perhaps the original owner used the upper bout to rest his/her right arm when not playing?


Title: Re: 1976 Larrivee
Post by: L07 Shooting Star on October 29, 2017, 07:00:57 AM
See the shadow on the upper bout? Is that uneven staining or just the lighting?


That is the nitro finish doing it's melting thing. Take a look at the photo with "Jean" and heart etched. You can see this happening here then making it's way to the top. It usually happens on the lower bout from forearm contact. Perhaps the original owner used the upper bout to rest his/her right arm when not playing?

So informative to get this kind of insight.  Thanks.  


Title: Re: 1976 Larrivee
Post by: ryler on October 29, 2017, 04:37:18 PM
I love that the Larrivees contribute to this forum!


Title: Re: 1976 Larrivee
Post by: Davy Vanthuyne on October 30, 2017, 06:31:05 PM
I've seen this guitar for sale on reverb today.


Title: Re: 1976 Larrivee
Post by: George on October 30, 2017, 08:23:05 PM
I've seen this guitar for sale on reverb today.

Someone will likely pay that price.  I hope mine will all be worth that much when they get old...


Title: Re: 1976 Larrivee
Post by: Danny on October 30, 2017, 11:41:13 PM
Someone will likely pay that price.  I hope mine will all be worth that much when they get old...
But we get much older... and we won't be here anyway.
      I wonder if I'll be remembered as a guitar hoarder :?


Title: Re: 1976 Larrivee
Post by: mike in lytle on October 31, 2017, 12:44:27 AM
I wonder if I'll be remembered as a guitar hoarder :?
:donut :donut2 :coffee
You are not a guitar hoarder. Why would you be remembered as one?
If you feel guilty, I can babysit. You know that.
Mike


Title: Re: 1976 Larrivee
Post by: Danny on October 31, 2017, 12:48:08 AM
:donut :donut2 :coffee
You are not a guitar hoarder. Why would you be remembered as one?
If you feel guilty, I can babysit. You know that.
Mike
The feeling is likewise :guitar


Title: Re: 1976 Larrivee
Post by: George on October 31, 2017, 01:12:57 AM
But we get much older... and we won't be here anyway.
      I wonder if I'll be remembered as a guitar hoarder :?

I thought of that when I wrote it...  I hope to be remembered as a guitar lover and not a hoarder.  My goal is to find wonderful homes for them all...


Title: Re: 1976 Larrivee
Post by: Danny on October 31, 2017, 01:31:15 AM
I thought of that when I wrote it...  I hope to be remembered as a guitar lover and not a hoarder.  My goal is to find wonderful homes for them all...
I do give guitars to family. But I've decided to find veterans that may like one as well. But I want to hand it to them, not an organization that may be milking profits from our deserving men and women, who defended our freedom.


Title: Re: 1976 Larrivee
Post by: George on October 31, 2017, 01:34:00 AM
I do give guitars to family. But I've decided to find veterans that may like one as well. But I want to hand it to them, not an organization that may be milking profits from our deserving men and women, who defended our freedom.

Let me know when you find that avenue...  I would like to give some to talented young aspiring musicians, but I have the same issues with them being minors and some adults taking advantage of the situation, or even worse taking it away from them...


Title: Re: 1976 Larrivee
Post by: Danny on October 31, 2017, 01:37:06 AM
 This could be an opportunity for us to start our own group. People our age have a heart to give, but not to be taken advantage of.


Title: Re: 1976 Larrivee
Post by: Mikeymac on October 31, 2017, 04:35:57 PM
I do give guitars to family. But I've decided to find veterans that may like one as well. But I want to hand it to them, not an organization that may be milking profits from our deserving men and women, who defended our freedom.

I've donated two (lefty) guitars (but not Larrivees, I confess) to the organization "Guitars for Vets." It's a national organization with local chapters. I'll admit, I haven't looked into it deeply, but it is a way to give back to our veterans and receive a tax deduction for a charitable donation.

http://www.guitars4vets.org/

https://www.facebook.com/GuitarsForVets/

 :donut :coffee