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Title: OOO-40R Long Distance Voyager
Post by: Danny on November 06, 2017, 08:13:23 PM
        My OOO-40R came today. I'm very pleased with it. Looks, tone and playability are real nice.
         It was made this year, sold by Notable in late July. Went to Florida and then to Michigan. About three months since first delivery.
          Then from Michigan to Texas. It stops here and has found it's home. I don't name guitars, but this one is the Long Distance Voyager.


Title: Re: OOO-40R L long Distance Voyager
Post by: George on November 06, 2017, 11:13:12 PM
Excellent Danny!!!  VERY  :nice guitar:


Title: Re: OOO-40R Long Distance Voyager
Post by: Danny on November 06, 2017, 11:17:45 PM
Thanks George, it surprised me, matched sides and back are like 9 series. I couldn't have expected a better one.


Title: Re: OOO-40R Long Distance Voyager
Post by: markj on November 06, 2017, 11:22:23 PM
At least you didn't get the long distance runaround!   :roll

Great looking guitar!  Love the OOOs


Title: Re: OOO-40R Long Distance Voyager
Post by: Danny on November 06, 2017, 11:26:25 PM
 Nope, what i got was a new guitar. No wear at all and looks real good.
      Sounds real sweet as well. Plus I know the brief history that brought it to me.


Title: Re: OOO-40R Long Distance Voyager
Post by: Rockysdad on November 07, 2017, 01:27:07 AM
 :nice guitar: Enjoy that beautiful guitar!


Title: Re: OOO-40R Long Distance Voyager
Post by: Queequeg on November 07, 2017, 07:01:13 AM
Happy new guitar day, Danny.
12-frets rock
 :nice guitar:


Title: Re: OOO-40R Long Distance Voyager
Post by: Danny on November 07, 2017, 12:36:03 PM
Happy new guitar day, Danny.
12-frets rock
 :nice guitar:
Thanks Mark. Four out of my five Larrivees are 12 fretters. I guess they are to my liking.
      I had too many factors restricting me from picking this one up in person. So shipping was best for now.


Title: Re: OOO-40R Long Distance Voyager
Post by: Queequeg on November 07, 2017, 01:07:59 PM
Thanks Mark. Four out of my five Larrivees are 12 fretters. I guess they are to my liking.
      I had too many factors restricting me from picking this one up in person. So shipping was best for now.
Darned the luck.
Was looking forward to seeing you again, Danny.


Title: Re: OOO-40R Long Distance Voyager
Post by: Danny on November 07, 2017, 01:11:55 PM
 I'll be back in Michigan by spring for sure. We'll get together then. I'd sure like to see some of your guitars as well, if it works out.


Title: Re: OOO-40R Long Distance Voyager
Post by: mattwood on November 07, 2017, 01:43:40 PM
Congrats Danny!  Looks like a beauty and I bet it sounds even better.  We need more Larrivee's here in Texas! :thumb


Title: Re: OOO-40R Long Distance Voyager
Post by: Mikeymac on November 07, 2017, 04:06:06 PM

Nope, what i got was a new guitar. No wear at all and looks real good.
     
Sounds real sweet as well.

Plus I know the brief history that brought it to me.


Sounds like a story that needs to be told...  :smile:


 :donut :coffee


Title: Re: OOO-40R Long Distance Voyager
Post by: ryler on November 08, 2017, 10:52:29 PM
Sounds like a story that needs to be told...  :smile:


 :donut :coffee

That's what I was thinking.  Beautiful acquisition, Danny.


Title: Re: OOO-40R Long Distance Voyager
Post by: Danny on November 09, 2017, 12:42:26 AM
Sounds like a story that needs to be told...  :smile:


 :donut :coffee
That's what I was thinking.  Beautiful acquisition, Danny.

         It's a simple story. The Larrivees acquired the spruce in Canada, the rosewood in India and I think the ebony comes from Africa.
         They put it all together in southern California, shipped it up to Notable in the northwest. Then in late July it was shipped to Florida, to a forum member there. Who sold it, for unknown reasons to me.
         Then it was shipped again, to southern Michigan. To another forum member, who decided he didn't have time to play guitar.
          
          So it was shipped again, this time to me in Austin, Texas. This guitar looks brand new, no scratches or even signs of being played.

          Not a very interesting story, but it's why I chose to call it,  "long distance voyage". I  have never bought a new guitar that traveled so much in three months.

           Kinda like me, out on my motorcycle, but a lot more miles than I usually put on.


Title: Re: OOO-40R Long Distance Voyager
Post by: Danny on November 09, 2017, 12:45:58 AM
I have put more pix online. And tried to put more here, having trouble with that.


Title: Re: OOO-40R Long Distance Voyager
Post by: Walkerman on November 09, 2017, 01:56:08 PM
        It's a simple story. The Larrivees acquired the spruce in Canada, the rosewood in India and I think the ebony comes from Africa.
         They put it all together in southern California, shipped it up to Notable in the northwest. Then in late July it was shipped to Florida, to a forum member there. Who sold it, for unknown reasons to me.
         Then it was shipped again, to southern Michigan. To another forum member, who decided he didn't have time to play guitar.
          
          So it was shipped again, this time to me in Austin, Texas. This guitar looks brand new, no scratches or even signs of being played.

          Not a very interesting story, but it's why I chose to call it,  "long distance voyage". I  have never bought a new guitar that traveled so much in three months.

           Kinda like me, out on my motorcycle, but a lot more miles than I usually put on.

Sounds like a good song is in there somewhere .... sung from the guitar's point of view.


Title: Re: OOO-40R Long Distance Voyager
Post by: flatlander on November 14, 2017, 04:31:20 AM
I love my 000-60 for bare fingers. Sounds GREAT. It's rather bright when you use a pick. So the 40 has the modified bracing, right? Half Larrivee/half Martin? Looks nice!


Title: Re: OOO-40R Long Distance Voyager
Post by: Danny on November 14, 2017, 05:24:22 AM
Yup
Modified bracing, larger soundhole, like your 60. These new Larrivees have a very thin finish as well. No more UV POLY.
     It's very loud when strummed, brighter than mahogany, but darker than maple. I'd say the sound is almost too "big" when strummed. But as you said fingers sound real nice.


Title: Re: OOO-40R Long Distance Voyager
Post by: Queequeg on November 14, 2017, 09:07:48 AM
I have put more pix online. And tried to put more here, having trouble with that.
So you bought it From a guy in Florida and then you sold it to someone in Michigan and then you bought it back again; is that right Danny?
That doesn’t sound like such a simple story to me.


Title: Re: OOO-40R Long Distance Voyager
Post by: Danny on November 14, 2017, 02:14:16 PM
So you bought it From a guy in Florida and then you sold it to someone in Michigan and then you bought it back again; is that right Danny?
That doesn’t sound like such a simple story to me.
No. It was sold to a guy in Florida, who then sold it to a guy in Michigan.
    Who then sold it to me. I guess I better read what I wrote again.


Title: Re: OOO-40R Long Distance Voyager
Post by: Mikeymac on November 14, 2017, 03:29:04 PM
I love my 000-60 for bare fingers. Sounds GREAT. It's rather bright when you use a pick. So the 40 has the modified bracing, right? Half Larrivee/half Martin? Looks nice!

Just means you're not using the right pick. I use different picks for acoustic and electric. I like a thinner (medium) pick on electric to keep the snap and sparkle there, but on acoustic, I want to tame the twang of the high strings, while not losing the snap on the lows...I've found a few picks that straddle this very nicely - but they're not the same picks I use for electric.


Title: Re: OOO-40R Long Distance Voyager
Post by: Danny on November 14, 2017, 03:43:01 PM
Just means you're not using the right pick. I use different picks for acoustic and electric. I like a thinner (medium) pick on electric to keep the snap and sparkle there, but on acoustic, I want to tame the twang of the high strings, while not losing the snap on the lows...I've found a few picks that straddle this very nicely - but they're not the same picks I use for electric.
Matt's had that OOO-60 a long time and knows it's traits well. He has other guitars for strumming and is a good player.
    It's not just a matter of picks.
 


Title: Re: OOO-40R Long Distance Voyager
Post by: flatlander on November 14, 2017, 04:02:13 PM
Just means you're not using the right pick. I use different picks for acoustic and electric. I like a thinner (medium) pick on electric to keep the snap and sparkle there, but on acoustic, I want to tame the twang of the high strings, while not losing the snap on the lows...I've found a few picks that straddle this very nicely - but they're not the same picks I use for electric.
Thanks. Personal preference I suppose. I generally use pretty thick picks. Usually 1.0. I very rarely use anything less than .88 Anything less than that sounds clicky and plays sloppy for me. If I'm strictly strumming, which is the only case where a thinner pick would even be considered, I'll just use my bare hands including backside. Then there's different materials of picks which make a difference. Now I haven't used a felt covered pick, but short of that and what I've tried, still bright. There's a couple songs when recording where I used a pick on it when I wanted something that really cut thru. But generally I shoot for a warm blanket sound for rhythm. I don't mind it being limited to my ears because it has a finger picked sound that my other guitars can't match. Otherwise the Pete Anderson is very warm. The dread is medium warm but sparkles as well, and the old L is in the middle. When I get 000 out again I'll revisit. But it never leaves the house as I wouldn't gig with a 12 fret due to playing a lot of lead which often goes high. And when I'm home I can just grab a warmer guitar. :)    


Title: Re: OOO-40R Long Distance Voyager
Post by: flatlander on November 14, 2017, 04:16:17 PM
Matt's had that OOO-60 a long time and knows it's traits well. He has other guitars for strumming and is a good player.
    It's not just a matter of picks.
 
Ha posting at the same time. But yes I've had it 10 years now. Had only the old L for 27 years but when I turned 50 I started treating myself to more guitars. I had earned it!
Here's an 2 examples of what I was talking about with 000-60 pick vs bare fingers. Just home recordings but not bad.

Dream About Angels with bare fingers. Sounds wonderful to me.
 https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=12924847

Love At First Site   This is one where I wanted a bright sound so I used a pick on it. Not sure but I may have knocked a little highs off with EQ, which I'm usually close to straight up.
 https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=9500789


Title: Re: OOO-40R Long Distance Voyager
Post by: mike in lytle on November 14, 2017, 05:17:41 PM
Here's an 2 examples of what I was talking about with 000-60 pick vs bare fingers. Just home recordings but not bad.
Matt,
Those are great.
I also liked (a lot)....
"Sweetwater"   https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13240710
and especially.....
"Flight of the Redtail"   https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13116861
during which at 1.53 an astounding measure happens where you sing "Saddle up and watch the redtail fly.. Wooo!" and simultaneous with the "Wooo" is the last chord of the banjo leading into the mandolin solo. Complete utter perfection. Total exuberance. I must have listened to those 4 seconds or so 20 times.
Mike




Title: Re: OOO-40R Long Distance Voyager
Post by: flatlander on November 14, 2017, 06:02:39 PM
Thanks, The songs on that page are almost all originals BTW. I considered myself more of a songwriter than player for most of my life. I'm starting to figure out the guitar a little now in my old age I guess.



Title: Re: OOO-40R Long Distance Voyager
Post by: Zohn on November 16, 2017, 01:21:01 PM
 :+1: What a fine looking guitar, congratulations Danny!
 :donut :donut2


Title: Re: OOO-40R Long Distance Voyager
Post by: rosborn on November 16, 2017, 01:28:02 PM
Danny, I am happy you are pleased with that OOO-40R. I told you it was a good one!


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Title: Re: OOO-40R Long Distance Voyager
Post by: Danny on November 16, 2017, 06:57:20 PM
So you bought it From a guy in Florida and then you sold it to someone in Michigan and then you bought it back again; is that right Danny?
That doesn’t sound like such a simple story to me.
I re-read my post. "sold it,for unknown reasons to me" is probably my bad grammar, causing the misunderstanding.
    I just didn't know why it was sold originally, from the forum member in Florida.
    That's what I get for dropping out of high school.  :blush: