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Title: New guitar day
Post by: Gordo in OZ on October 27, 2017, 11:19:30 AM
I thought I had a Maple Special P-02 - It is in fact an O-01 Flame Maple Special with a cedar top from March 2003.


Title: Re: New guitar day
Post by: Queequeg on October 27, 2017, 12:25:11 PM
Happy NGD!
Oh, I do like Larrivee parlors.
Pretty little thing.


Title: Re: New guitar day
Post by: Walkerman on October 27, 2017, 12:48:22 PM
Larrivee does maple right.  Beautiful little guitar.


Title: Re: New guitar day
Post by: Danny on October 27, 2017, 03:44:05 PM
 Cool                  :nice guitar: 


Title: Re: New guitar day
Post by: George on October 27, 2017, 05:05:27 PM
I agree that Larrivee certainly does do Maple Right!  VERY  :nice guitar:  I bet it is already all opened up too...


Title: Re: New guitar day
Post by: ST on October 27, 2017, 05:21:45 PM
My new 1980 something Maple Special P-02

Congratulations! That's a beauty.

1980?


Title: Re: New guitar day
Post by: Danny on October 27, 2017, 06:05:31 PM
Congratulations! That's a beauty.

1980?
    1980 would definitely be incorrect. My old 1999 parlour O-01MH predates this one for sure.


Title: Re: New guitar day
Post by: Mikeymac on October 28, 2017, 01:00:40 AM
Yes...Larrivee's earliest Parlors were made in the mid-90's I believe...  :?


Title: Re: New guitar day
Post by: Danny on October 28, 2017, 01:05:35 AM
Yes...Larrivee's earliest Parlors were made in the mid-90's I believe...  :?
I was checking a book and it describes the 2002 models as O-01 (MH,R,FM). At least we know it was not made in the 80's. And if was made in Vancouver.


Title: Re: New guitar day
Post by: Gordo in OZ on October 28, 2017, 04:32:06 AM
I would love to have a better idea of the date of manufacture. A previous owner installed a pickup and the battery bag covers the serial number. I assumed 80's from the Vancouver label. If anybody can give me a better guess that would be great. When did Larrivee make Maple Special Edition P-02 in Vancouver?


Title: Re: New guitar day
Post by: Danny on October 28, 2017, 04:35:29 AM
 Just take the battery bag off. Best guess from what I see is after 2003.

    They made mahogany, rosewood and maple in the O-01 models. Which predate the P series.


Title: Re: New guitar day
Post by: markj on October 28, 2017, 05:12:50 AM
 :welcome: :nice guitar:

Holy smokes is that a gorgeous guitar! 

Congrats!


Title: Re: New guitar day
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on October 28, 2017, 09:31:36 AM
Yes...Larrivee's earliest Parlors were made in the mid-90's I believe...  :?
My recollection was the late 90's without racking my brain too much. I recall discussions on the original parlours (first 500) or so as O-01, to differentiate them from the later parlours.  The first 500 had a 1 11/16" neck and they changed to 1 3/4" on the second and subsequent run so another indicator could be the nut measurement.

Luv these threads that bring up the history


Title: Re: New guitar day
Post by: Gordo in OZ on October 28, 2017, 01:04:14 PM
Reason I thought it might be a P-02 was because it has nice maple binding and black purfling on the front and back. When I have to change strings I'll have a serious look at pulling off the velcro that holds the battery bag and obscures the serial.


Title: Re: New guitar day
Post by: Mikeymac on October 28, 2017, 10:53:23 PM
We bought my daughter a parlor around the year 2000/01... no body binding, very simple Sitka and Mahogany, serial number 562xx, if that helps date yours.


Title: Re: New guitar day
Post by: Gordo in OZ on November 01, 2017, 11:01:19 AM
So I pulled off the velcro and discovered that I have a Larrivee O-01 Flame Maple Special (March 2003) thanks to all who contributed their thoughts about dates and models. I'm very happy with this tiny guitar.


Title: Re: New guitar day
Post by: Danny on November 01, 2017, 12:32:41 PM
Just take the battery bag off. Best guess from what I see is after 2003.

    They made mahogany, rosewood and maple in the O-01 models. Which predate the P series.
How about that.

But yours is also a special edition.


Title: Re: New guitar day
Post by: Parlor Picker on November 01, 2017, 02:00:43 PM
Mine is from 2003 and does not give any number reference. It is simply described as a "Limited Edition Rosewood Parlor" guitar.


Title: Re: New guitar day
Post by: Walkerman on November 01, 2017, 02:22:36 PM
I agree that Larrivee certainly does do Maple Right!  VERY  :nice guitar:  I bet it is already all opened up too...
They have a stash of Austrian flamed maple 🍁 at Yarnell Place.  Beautiful stuff.


Title: Re: New guitar day
Post by: George on November 01, 2017, 03:06:18 PM
They have a stash of Austrian flamed maple 🍁 at Yarnell Place.  Beautiful stuff.

That is a great idea Steve and I agree the Austrian FM is a gorgeous wood, and of course maple is my fave anyway.  I have been contemplating a 12 fret SD with a Moonwood top and had not yet decided on a back/sides wood....