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Title: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: J M Larrivée on December 08, 2017, 08:04:25 PM
  Hi Folks,

 I believe I chimed in a few weeks ago giving a heads-up of an upcoming partnership with Thalia. These pro capos are in now and they look and feel fantastic. These are quality pro capos and worth every penny. Yes they are expensive. They are precision made in the USA. These are no offshore made knock-off style, dime-a-dozen capo. They are great to own and great for gifts :thumbsup Any Forum member who purchases one and includes their Forum Name in the notes, and preferred string gauge (12's or 13's), will receive a copy of "The Group of Seven Guitar Project" DVD and two sets of D'Addario EXP's along with their order as a Xmas gift from us. https://www.larrivee.com/shop/thalia-pro-capo-

All the best this season and stay safe.

john jr



Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: Mikeymac on December 08, 2017, 10:48:51 PM
Hey John, since I'm a trailblazer and ordered (and received) my capo last week, can I still get these other goodies?!

BTW, I'll say it again here (as I did in another thread) I was pleasantly surprised at everything you get with this capo - something like 18 (EIGHTEEN) different inserts for different fingerboard radii and different sizes of necks, even different capo materials (rubber and teflon). Very cool.

Here's the proof I bought mine:
(Sitting on my desk at home)


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: mike in lytle on December 09, 2017, 01:10:04 AM
 :donut :donut2 :coffee
There's a lot I can do with 85 bucks, but what the hey, I ordered one. It will look good on the Larrivees.
If not for the DVD and strings, I don't think I would have gone for it. Just being honest.
Besides I have already got Nina's Christmas and birthday presents (Nina's birthday is Dec 25) and I went all out, since we have been married 20 years this year.
I do think it is fantastic Larrivee is partnering with other companies.
Mike


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: Yippie on December 09, 2017, 01:15:01 AM
I couldn't get one from the Larrivée shop due inability to ship a rosewood model to Canada so I ordered one direct through Thalia. I am also happy to see Larrivée develop partnerships as it gives me some comfort in the company/quality to be associated with Larrivée. Looking forward getting this and checking it out. Too bad I had to miss out on the freebee's..


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: markj on December 09, 2017, 02:45:49 AM
I guess one cannot have too many capos!   :laughin:

Ordering...


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: J M Larrivée on December 09, 2017, 03:09:18 AM
Hey John, since I'm a trailblazer and ordered (and received) my capo last week, can I still get these other goodies?!

BTW, I'll say it again here (as I did in another thread) I was pleasantly surprised at everything you get with this capo - something like 18 (EIGHTEEN) different inserts for different fingerboard radii and different sizes of necks, even different capo materials (rubber and teflon). Very cool.

Here's the proof I bought mine:
(Sitting on my desk at home)

  12 or 13's?


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: Mikeymac on December 09, 2017, 05:05:07 AM
  12 or 13's?

13's - thanks, John!



Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: Mikeymac on December 10, 2017, 06:55:36 PM
My stuff has shipped - very cool!


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: headsup on December 12, 2017, 05:47:20 AM
Happy about this , really.

$85 USD for a capo, plus shipping to Canada, (never mind rosewood can't come here).

 then exchange would put  this designer capo well over a hundred bucks, for somethingI'm finding less and less use for ( ya even at my age- i'm trying to be better player and NOT use a capo).

All my stage guitars have the Larrivee brand, and have been that way for 4 decades.

but $120 for a capo? that I'll loan, lose or some one will borrow and I'll never see again?

Even now, as a professional musician a mere 30 days away from 65, I've discovered the joys (and challenges) of playing  in Eb, Bb, C#, etc, which makes my mind have to work harder than doing Sudoco and crosswords etc, but damnit, it's worth it.

 Just like tuning guitars with-out electronic tuners ( remember?) is good for my ears.

I LOVE those capos, I'd LOVE to have one. (which would rarely get used), and somebody else would end up with it.

For my CDN $120 I will buy a fine piece of hand made jewelry for my beautiful wife.

Now back I go to playing in 3 flats or 4 sharps sans capo....

your friendly, off the beaten path, rebel with-out a clue,. Canadian singer/songwriter Larrivee playing pal

kevin.





Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: George on December 12, 2017, 01:12:11 PM
Happy about this , really.

$85 USD for a capo, plus shipping to Canada, (never mind rosewood can't come here).

 then exchange would put  this designer capo well over a hundred bucks, for somethingI'm finding less and less use for ( ya even at my age- i'm trying to be better player and NOT use a capo).

All my stage guitars have the Larrivee brand, and have been that way for 4 decades.

but $120 for a capo? that I'll loan, lose or some one will borrow and I'll never see again?

Even now, as a professional musician a mere 30 days away from 65, I've discovered the joys (and challenges) of playing  in Eb, Bb, C#, etc, which makes my mind have to work harder than doing Sudoco and crosswords etc, but damnit, it's worth it.

 Just like tuning guitars with-out electronic tuners ( remember?) is good for my ears.

I LOVE those capos, I'd LOVE to have one. (which would rarely get used), and somebody else would end up with it.

For my CDN $120 I will buy a fine piece of hand made jewelry for my beautiful wife.

Now back I go to playing in 3 flats or 4 sharps sans capo....

your friendly, off the beaten path, rebel with-out a clue,. Canadian singer/songwriter Larrivee playing pal

kevin.





I only use them for setting up guitars.  I am learning more and more chords every day...


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: eded on December 12, 2017, 02:33:27 PM
I only use them for setting up guitars.  I am learning more and more chords every day...

I use them to put tunes in a key I can sing in.  I like to have a capo in every case...  so $80+ capos are out for me. 


Ed


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: Paraclete on December 12, 2017, 03:28:21 PM
I don’t think capos are necessarily a lazy shortcut. Yes, some people use them for that.   I use them for alternate tunings that cannot be achieved any way else and to keep a particular set of chord voicings, especially when accompanying vocalists at church.  However, it’s not clear to me that this capo would work for some of this.  For example, I use a regular Shubb for drop E at the 2nd fret.  The minimalist design of the shubb allows me to still fret the F# on open E.  Other capos, including cut capos, do not.  I might get one anyway. 


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: Mikeymac on December 12, 2017, 03:59:49 PM
I don’t think capos are necessarily a lazy shortcut. Yes, some people use them for that.   I use them for alternate tunings that cannot be achieved any way else and to keep a particular set of chord voicings, especially when accompanying vocalists at church.  However, it’s not clear to me that this capo would work for some of this.  For example, I use a regular Shubb for drop E at the 2nd fret.  The minimalist design of the shubb allows me to still fret the F# on open E.  Other capos, including cut capos, do not.  I might get one anyway. 

THIS^^^

Without copying/quoting Kevin's whole post, this is my answer for why I use capos as well. Being able to move chord forms around and do certain patterns for both acoustic fingerstyle and some lead/electric fingerstyle in different keys, a capo is pretty much a necessity.

I agree that Shubbs work well for a "dropped D" tuning in E (capo on the 2nd fret). I tried the Thalia for this as well, and can also fret the 2nd fret when needed (for an "Em"/F#m, etc.) chord form.  I've also cut a Planet Waves capo to use for drop D and "drop C" (capo on the 4th fret, so you're playing chords in C, but you're in the key of E and have that low E bass note on the 6th string).

There are lots of other good capos out there for less money - I agree. But some of them (like many Planet Waves) don't give enough pressure on some thinner necks to hold all the strings down...this is true on my '92 Larrivee OM. So something like a Shubb or the Thalia is necessary.  And most don't have adjustable radii for the many different acoustic and electric fingerboards - that's handy, too.


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: headsup on December 12, 2017, 09:22:40 PM
my apologies with regards to all the more "creative" ways people use capos.
and yes I concur with the whole "voicing" thing, certain groups of chords moved up the neck, for fingerpicking, or using Capos for alternate tunings.

absolutely! if we were all in agreement, we'd be pretty bored with each other.....


And yes even the very best capo's ( G7 comes to mind) pull the strings sharp, sometimes just one string, sometimes just enough to hurt sensitive ears.
 Maybe these capos don't, you folks that are buying them, will let me know.
 then I "might" consider a purchase....


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: Yippie on December 13, 2017, 08:55:34 PM
Just received mine from the courier :bgrin:

I routinely use a capo as I am not as an accomplished guitarist as most are on here. I was reluctant to shell out the money also but when I seen that Larrivée has partnered with Thalia I thought I would give it a try. I was pretty happy to see that my Larrivée and Martin take the same size fretpad because I couldn't justify 2 capo's when I just play for enjoyment. Unfortunately the one I got doesn't have Larrivée inlay though  :crying:



Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: Mikeymac on December 13, 2017, 09:15:18 PM
Just received mine from the courier :bgrin:

Unfortunately the one I got doesn't have Larrivée inlay though  :crying:


If you got it from Larrivee, that seems odd...  :?


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: eded on December 13, 2017, 10:15:51 PM
my apologies with regards to all the more "creative" ways people use capos.
and yes I concur with the whole "voicing" thing, certain groups of chords moved up the neck, for fingerpicking, or using Capos for alternate tunings.

absolutely! if we were all in agreement, we'd be pretty bored with each other.....


And yes even the very best capo's ( G7 comes to mind) pull the strings sharp, sometimes just one string, sometimes just enough to hurt sensitive ears.
 Maybe these capos don't, you folks that are buying them, will let me know.
 then I "might" consider a purchase....


As far as not agreeing...  I completely agree.  If we all agreed, there’d be no reason to discuss.

As far as a given capo acting differently than others (i.e. pulling strings out of tune more or less than another), I’d like to see the physics on that...  for that matter, I’d like to see the physics on fretting a string with ones finger having less of an affect than a capo.

Ed


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: Yippie on December 13, 2017, 10:26:33 PM
I ordered from Thalia because the Larrivée rosewood on the Larrivée site did not ship to Canada. Here is a pic on the one I got which still looks pretty good desipite not having the Larrivée bling.

(https://ibb.co/gNv75R)


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: Paraclete on December 14, 2017, 12:17:03 AM
THIS^^^



I agree that Shubbs work well for a "dropped D" tuning in E (capo on the 2nd fret). I tried the Thalia for this as well, and can also fret the 2nd fret when needed (for an "Em"/F#m, etc.) chord form.  I've also cut a Planet Waves capo to use for drop D and "drop C" (capo on the 4th fret, so you're playing chords in C, but you're in the key of E and have that low E bass note on the 6th string).



Great to know about the Thalia.  Did you just cut the rubber part of that Planet Waves capo?  Shubb actually makes a cut capo for this, but it fixes over the top of the fretboard, which eliminates the F#.  I’ve just been applying my regular (and slightly short) Shubb over 5 strings.  But I do wonder sometimes if that will eventually damage the neck, since the contact point is small.


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: Mikeymac on December 14, 2017, 05:55:26 PM

Did you just cut the rubber part of that Planet Waves capo?


Yes, actually cut the rubber and the plastic frame as well. I think I used a razor saw (like a model saw) for this (I use a similar saw blade to cut .010 notches for high E strings in nuts).

Here are a couple pictures - it looks a little rough I'll admit (I didn't try to clean it up much) but it works great.

I've also used a ukulele capo successfully to capo just 5 strings on a guitar.



Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: headsup on December 14, 2017, 07:33:55 PM
As far as not agreeing...  I completely agree.  If we all agreed, there’d be no reason to discuss.

As far as a given capo acting differently than others (i.e. pulling strings out of tune more or less than another), I’d like to see the physics on that...  for that matter, I’d like to see the physics on fretting a string with ones finger having less of an affect than a capo.

Ed



I'm not sure what "physics" are involved, or perhaps I don't understand your post. ( Likely).
I stopped using capos years ago (when ever possible) because I got tired of re tuning my guitar(s) after putting one on.
 yes, many different capo, many guitars, and always, one or more strings became sharp.
Of course this depended on the capo, it's placement, it's design, and I've tried them all.

not until I bought the G7 capo a few years ago ( actually given to me by a music store as a challenge), did i discover that it's almost possible for this not to happen.
 still did, to some degree. (clutch as opposed to spring or tension-like most capos).

physics is simply my ear telling me, capo on, guitar needs tuned.
valuable stage time (no i don't have a roadie/guitar tech).

physics? dunno, just ears,  (if that counts for anything)...



Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: eded on December 14, 2017, 08:38:19 PM


I'm not sure what "physics" are involved, or perhaps I don't understand your post. ( Likely).
I stopped using capos years ago (when ever possible) because I got tired of re tuning my guitar(s) after putting one on.
 yes, many different capo, many guitars, and always, one or more strings became sharp.
Of course this depended on the capo, it's placement, it's design, and I've tried them all.

not until I bought the G7 capo a few years ago ( actually given to me by a music store as a challenge), did i discover that it's almost possible for this not to happen.
 still did, to some degree. (clutch as opposed to spring or tension-like most capos).

physics is simply my ear telling me, capo on, guitar needs tuned.
valuable stage time (no i don't have a roadie/guitar tech).

physics? dunno, just ears,  (if that counts for anything)...



Tuning comes down to physics...  string length, string diameter, and tension.  Pretty simple.  There are formulas to calculate what pitch a string should vibrate at depending on those values.  The same formulas are used to calculate where the frets should be.

I can see how positioning a capo would (probably) have an affect...  closer to the fret, you are pulling the string down at more of an angle which will most likely increase the tension and pull it sharp...  a little farther from the fret and it is less increase in tension so less sharp.  But it is no different than fretting the string with ones finger, or another capo.  In theory, the only way to avoid the added tension would be to have the fret raise up to the string height and not distort the string.

I don't get how different capos give different results...  some are easier or harder to adjust or put on and take off, but the physics of what they do (shorten the string length) is the same.

Ed


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: Mikeymac on December 14, 2017, 09:58:05 PM

I don't get how different capos give different results...  some are easier or harder to adjust or put on and take off, but the physics of what they do (shorten the string length) is the same.

Ed

In many cases it has to do with the radius of the capo's rubber pad that presses down on the strings. In my experience, the low E string and high E and B are usually sharp after applying a capo. Even if the capo matches the fretboard radius, there are other physics issues going on (as you mentioned). 

One: the thickness of the low E string means it gets pushed down more than the A, D, etc. in order for the A, D, and others to not buzz. This causes it to go sharp.

Two: I think on the other end, the high strings, which are light, end up with more pressure on them than needed in order to hold down the G, D, etc., so they also tend to go sharp.  Maybe the solution is a capo with different heights on the pad applying more accurate pressure to each string? Who knows? 

This is really obvious on a 12-string, where you have to push the thicker strings down with extreme pressure in order to get the thin/octave strings not to buzz...lots of retuning necessary then.

Also, most capos squeeze the neck from one side or the other (there are a couple designs that just have one screw pushing on a pad in the middle of the back of the neck). This uneven squeezing pressure might also be responsible for throwing certain strings out of tune. I always try most capos from both the top and bottom of the fretboard to see if they go out of tune less from one side or the other.

Just more random thoughts... carry on.



Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: eded on December 14, 2017, 10:44:42 PM
In many cases it has to do with the radius of the capo's rubber pad that presses down on the strings. In my experience, the low E string and high E and B are usually sharp after applying a capo. Even if the capo matches the fretboard radius, there are other physics issues going on (as you mentioned). 

One: the thickness of the low E string means it gets pushed down more than the A, D, etc. in order for the A, D, and others to not buzz. This causes it to go sharp.

Two: I think on the other end, the high strings, which are light, end up with more pressure on them than needed in order to hold down the G, D, etc., so they also tend to go sharp.  Maybe the solution is a capo with different heights on the pad applying more accurate pressure to each string? Who knows? 

This is really obvious on a 12-string, where you have to push the thicker strings down with extreme pressure in order to get the thin/octave strings not to buzz...lots of retuning necessary then.

Also, most capos squeeze the neck from one side or the other (there are a couple designs that just have one screw pushing on a pad in the middle of the back of the neck). This uneven squeezing pressure might also be responsible for throwing certain strings out of tune. I always try most capos from both the top and bottom of the fretboard to see if they go out of tune less from one side or the other.

Just more random thoughts... carry on.



Good points.

Ed


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: markj on December 14, 2017, 11:28:02 PM
It arrived today. I told the Mrs. she could wrap it up for me along with the strings and DVD. I won't see it again until Christmas day.   :bgrin:


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: Yippie on December 14, 2017, 11:41:04 PM
Congrats, pretty sweet gifts.


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: mike in lytle on December 14, 2017, 11:55:47 PM
It arrived today. I told the Mrs. she could wrap it up for me along with the strings and DVD. I won't see it again until Christmas day.   :bgrin:
:beer
That is exactly what I told my wife as well.
Mike


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: markj on December 15, 2017, 12:17:21 AM
:beer
That is exactly what I told my wife as well.
Mike
:thumb
lol.  Great minds! But then, we play Larrivee guitars, so that's a given.   :winkin:


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: Paraclete on December 15, 2017, 01:48:29 AM
Yes, actually cut the rubber and the plastic frame as well. I think I used a razor saw (like a model saw) for this (I use a similar saw blade to cut .010 notches for high E strings in nuts).

Here are a couple pictures - it looks a little rough I'll admit (I didn't try to clean it up much) but it works great.

I've also used a ukulele capo successfully to capo just 5 strings on a guitar.



Cool!  I’m going to have to try that.


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: headsup on December 15, 2017, 01:01:28 PM
In many cases it has to do with the radius of the capo's rubber pad that presses down on the strings. In my experience, the low E string and high E and B are usually sharp after applying a capo. Even if the capo matches the fretboard radius, there are other physics issues going on (as you mentioned).  

One: the thickness of the low E string means it gets pushed down more than the A, D, etc. in order for the A, D, and others to not buzz. This causes it to go sharp.

Two: I think on the other end, the high strings, which are light, end up with more pressure on them than needed in order to hold down the G, D, etc., so they also tend to go sharp.  Maybe the solution is a capo with different heights on the pad applying more accurate pressure to each string? Who knows?  

This is really obvious on a 12-string, where you have to push the thicker strings down with extreme pressure in order to get the
Also, most capos squeeze the neck from one side or the other (there are a couple designs that just have one screw pushing on a pad in the middle of the back of the neck). This uneven squeezing pressure might also be responsible for throwing certain strings out of tune. I always try most capos from both the top and bottom of the fretboard to see if they go out of tune less from one side or the other.

Just more random thoughts... carry on.














Thanks, so; physics aside, as I have maintained;

capo on-re-tune your guitar.
 
the spring loaded ones are the worst.
 the Shubb ones are the least worst ( adjustable tension).
 the Thalia and G7 (original clutch design) are REALLY close, and I suspect the different radius "pads" will make them better.

As I mentioned, I'll wait to hear the real reviews before plopping down a buck twenty for something I don't use much.

However, it's certainly brilliant of John Jr. and the marketing folks to forge this partnership, as they have also done with the leather folks.

 Congrats!


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: leftync on December 20, 2017, 01:46:07 PM
Kind of bummed. Got mine a couple of weeks ago, so I guess I miss out on the goodies. But they are nice capos, and feel very substantial. The Santos Rosewood I ordered matches nicely with the rosewood on my Larrivee guitar.


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: Walkerman on December 20, 2017, 02:39:31 PM
Kind of bummed. Got mine a couple of weeks ago, so I guess I miss out on the goodies. But they are nice capos, and feel very substantial. The Santos Rosewood I ordered matches nicely with the rosewood on my Larrivee guitar.

Read some older posts on this thread.  One member was in the same situation as you.  He contacted junior and got the goodies.


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: Mikeymac on December 20, 2017, 04:05:18 PM
Read some older posts on this thread.  One member was in the same situation as you.  He contacted junior and got the goodies.

Yes, that would be me - I contacted John, Jr., and they sent me the DVD and two sets of EXP strings... like you, I had ordered right before this promotion started. They will just need to know your order number to confirm your purchase, and you should be good to go.

 :donut :coffee


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: Walkerman on December 20, 2017, 05:48:44 PM
Yes, that would be me - I contacted John, Jr., and they sent me the DVD and two sets of EXP strings... like you, I had ordered right before this promotion started. They will just need to know your order number to confirm your purchase, and you should be good to go.

 :donut :coffee

Doncha just love this forum .....


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: tulk1 on December 20, 2017, 11:09:05 PM
I'd like one. But I know darn good and well that within about 3 shows I'd have lost all the extra inserts and what not. Just how it goes. Still .... I like the idea.


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: Crocefan4life on December 31, 2017, 02:14:23 PM
The Thalia capo's, custom fit, pads will fit Larrivee guitars?

They're advertised heavily on YouTube. I've been considering getting one.


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: Yippie on December 31, 2017, 08:54:27 PM
Sure does. #16 fits perfectly. 


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: J M Larrivée on January 05, 2018, 05:58:23 AM

 Hey Gang,

  There's a thread going on over at the AGF forum on Thalia. There's a lot of discussion, not only here and AGF, but other media platforms as well, about this product. The second most brought up topic is the price.  I just posted my $0.02 worth and wanted to share what I had posted here with our family.

    "We are huge fans of Thalia capos over here. Many of us here use and own one and have recently partnered with them for a Larrivée branded line. We often here folks balk at the price citing cheaper ones do the trick. A few thoughts to consider when evaluating their price. These capos are precision made in America, by Americans, making American respectable wages. These are not offshore built or designed. The other thing to consider is exactly what these capos are. They are a luxury item for guitar players that want something nice that looks, feels, and performs like a high-end product. It's no different than folks who appreciate and wear nice watches. Do you need an expensive watch to tell time? No, but some folks just like that. Anyways, great product, great management and staff. Can't say enough... thanks folks."



Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: Mikeymac on January 05, 2018, 03:50:42 PM
Sure does. #16 fits perfectly. 

I've also found that the #20 radius (which comes with the Larrivee purchased units) fits Larrivees well.

I'm never sure what the radius is on Larrivee fingerboards - it's been advertised as 16, also as a compound radius (16-20/21) or even 20. I know Martin says their are 16, and Larrivee's certainly seem a bit flatter to me.


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: Paraclete on January 05, 2018, 05:01:59 PM
I've also found that the #20 radius (which comes with the Larrivee purchased units) fits Larrivees well.

I'm never sure what the radius is on Larrivee fingerboards - it's been advertised as 16, also as a compound radius (16-20/21) or even 20. I know Martin says their are 16, and Larrivee's certainly seem a bit flatter to me.

They are compound, but I’ve heard varying numbers...16-20 or 17-21.  I agree that it seems flatter than 16.


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: J M Larrivée on January 05, 2018, 10:41:36 PM
I've also found that the #20 radius (which comes with the Larrivee purchased units) fits Larrivees well.

I'm never sure what the radius is on Larrivee fingerboards - it's been advertised as 16, also as a compound radius (16-20/21) or even 20. I know Martin says their are 16, and Larrivee's certainly seem a bit flatter to me.


  For absolute clarity....
  
  - Up until October 1st 2017 • All Larrivée's are compound radius from 16° at the nut, down to 21° at the last fret
  - Post October 1st 2017 • All Larrivée's are no longer compounded and are now built 16° straight the from nut to last fret


  


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: headsup on January 06, 2018, 01:03:49 AM
Its that kind of CLEAR post from John that makes "our" brand special.

 And it's that kind of post to make me step up to the window and buy one.

 Thanks for this, truly.


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: Yippie on January 06, 2018, 03:30:10 AM
Very impressed with mine. Personally liked the ability to easily move it with my fretting hand while playing and it's ability to fit multiple guitar necks. 


Title: Re: Thalia / Larrivée Partnership
Post by: markj on January 06, 2018, 04:19:52 AM
The only complaint(s) I have are minor. The jury is still out on it as far as "comfort" is concerned but I am willing to give it a fair shake.

1) The rosewood is a little on the "dark" side which makes the engraved Larrivee logo almost disappear. Maybe I will do something about it with a lighter color paint on the logo. Gold?  An abalone inlay would be cool.  lol

2) It is also the widest or thickest, heaviest, most "beefy" capo I own. It's going to take some getting used to.  I have a G7 that I really like and it is very small and lightweight.

3) I also find I am installing the Thalia with the hinge hanging down on the high E string just to keep the Larriveee logo "right side up" It's not the easiest way to mount it but it sure looks good.

Oh man, I just had a wacky idea for a "matching" inlay pattern of a section of the "Impossible Knot" just to give the 50th it's very own capo.   :wacko: I know I'm crazy, you do not need to point it out.   :laughin: