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Title: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: Mikeymac on December 20, 2017, 04:11:37 PM
It's been pretty quiet around here...
have we all been bad boys 'n' girls, and therefore not getting
any new Larrivees for Christmas?
  :roll

I've been looking at something I might make an offer on before the end of the year...  :whistling:


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: Rockysdad on December 20, 2017, 04:33:27 PM
I'd love to get another, and another and... , it's just that "money" thing that gets in the way :humour:


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: tulk1 on December 20, 2017, 11:07:00 PM
I was going to wait and do a NGD. But since you've asked, Mr. Mikey, yeah. I've got a brand spanking new LV-03RE coming. It'll be here Thursday (which is tomorrow).  And I'm not waiting for Christmas to open it up!!!  :guitar

It's a beaut. Lots of bling for the 3 series. Almost looks like a 5 series - almost. All I have are the seller's pics. Could post one or two of those, I guess.


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: Mikeymac on December 20, 2017, 11:12:52 PM

Could post one or two of those, I guess.


You know the rules - pics or it didn't happen!!!

 :drool: :donut :coffee


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: tulk1 on December 20, 2017, 11:23:24 PM
Duh, on me. What was I thinking!!?? Here's a few teasers.



Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: Rockysdad on December 20, 2017, 11:53:45 PM
 :nice guitar: Is that one of the Wildwood customs?


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: tulk1 on December 21, 2017, 12:01:32 AM
:nice guitar: Is that one of the Wildwood customs?
Good eye!!   :coffee:donut 
It is, indeed. Cedar top, maple inlays, Herringbone trim, arched case, Larrivee goodness.


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: Barefoot Rob on December 21, 2017, 12:32:28 AM
 :nice guitar: CONGRATS Kenny great looking guitar.


Me there are no more guitar is my future I have what I need.OM03PA,67 Guild Starfire bass,Seagull 12 string,a couple of partscasters,a Princeton Reverb.When I gone all we be sold,EXCEPT my Guild JF30 which with her new love Keith.


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: AZLiberty on December 21, 2017, 01:58:18 AM
My next guitar will be one of the following:

Larrivee OM-40W
Larrivee OM-03MT
Martin 000RS1
Rainsong CH-PA
Halcyon 00 Walnut/Cedar

Just need to sell that D-03R-12 first.


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: Yippie on December 21, 2017, 02:16:25 AM
Sold a Martin OM16-GT to support getting a 000-28EC for Christmas but the real gift was when my wife said "you are not considering selling your Larrivée are you? You would regret it". Man she really knows me.


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: B0WIE on December 21, 2017, 10:51:02 AM
This is the first year in a while that I'm not getting a guitar for Christmas. I'm actually just really happy with what I have right now. No itch at all.


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: Queequeg on December 21, 2017, 06:21:19 PM
Every day I open up the case is a bit like Christmas for me here.


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: markj on December 21, 2017, 09:06:06 PM
My youngest daughter fell in love with Cordoba Mini one day when we visited the GC in Tampa, FL.

It arrived yesterday. I let it acclimate in the box. Opened it last night and tuned it up. Put it away. Wrapped it up for her for Christmas.

Neat little (and I mean little!) guitar.

I am looking to either trade or sell my L-03 Custom with 11/16 nut and 40 style neck and headstock with open backed grover tuners. I am looking for a OMV-R. My local dealer has one in stock. I will either end up with that one or if anyone is looking to trade...   :wink:


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: Mikeymac on December 22, 2017, 02:22:40 PM
Well, I did it...

...this one (https://reverb.com/item/5377792-larrivee-l-05-lefty)

I'll tell you the story about it after it arrives next week. And ignore the price that's listed...that's not what I paid for it.  :wink: :rolleye:


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: Walkerman on December 22, 2017, 03:04:50 PM
Beautiful guitar.


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: Gordo in OZ on December 22, 2017, 03:21:30 PM
Not considering but if a used cedar top comes up ... I may have to reconsider. I am too old to wait for a new guitar to open up.


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: headsup on December 22, 2017, 04:38:40 PM
I bought my wife a Forum II, used, in nice shape.
the OM is the preferred shape around here (I buy them for her, she lets me play them), and the 12 fret neck join is something we don't have either.....

Looks like it's in it's country of origin ( Canada) after being held up for CITES documentation.

 Now it has to go through Customs.

 I doubt it will make it for Christmas, which is fine for me.

 I don't want Santa to bring it down the chimney after that sleigh ride anyways.  :whistling:


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: Mikeymac on December 22, 2017, 05:02:32 PM

I bought my wife a Forum II, used, in nice shape.
the OM is the preferred shape around here (I buy them for her, she lets me play them), and the 12 fret neck going is something we don't have either.....


Those Forum II's are nice guitars - and there weren't very many of them, right? (I believe the Forum I and Forum II were the same model - just two different runs?)


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: cwa11is on December 26, 2017, 06:51:28 PM
Well I did it. I'm actually in a little bit of shock, but it's motivation to get serious. Ordered an L-09 on Saturday. It's waaayyy more guitar than I deserve, but I look at it as every bit as much a piece of art as well as a musical instrument, so I justified it that way. Pics possible in 8-12 weeks!  Thanks for being here everybody. I'm Chris.

 :donut2 :donut :donut2 :donut :donut2


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: headsup on December 26, 2017, 06:57:11 PM
awesome! welcome to the other side!


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: Yippie on December 26, 2017, 08:41:51 PM
Welcome to the forums Chris. Enjoy the L-09, they are exceptional guitars. 


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: blue_dog on December 28, 2017, 04:24:27 PM
Ordered a OM-40 mahogany with austrian moonwood top, should arrivee in the new year!


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: Walkerman on December 29, 2017, 02:20:07 AM
Ordered a OM-40 mahogany with austrian moonwood top, should arrivee in the new year!

12 fret?


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: blue_dog on December 29, 2017, 02:39:06 AM
12 fret?
14 fret


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: tulk1 on December 29, 2017, 03:50:04 AM
Ordered a OM-40 mahogany with austrian moonwood top, should arrivee in the new year!
Austrian Moonwood. Huh. Had to google that. And who should appear at the top of the search? JCL, his self.  :wink: Nice!!


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: tuffythepug on December 29, 2017, 04:04:50 AM
It's been pretty quiet around here...
have we all been bad boys 'n' girls, and therefore not getting
any new Larrivees for Christmas?
  :roll

I've been looking at something I might make an offer on before the end of the year...  :whistling:


Since you seem to be in acquisition mode do you have any interest in an L-05 all mahogany 12 string ?


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: Mikeymac on December 29, 2017, 03:20:46 PM

Since you seem to be in acquisition mode do you have any interest in an L-05 all mahogany 12 string ?

Oh man, you've hit me right after I made the purchase hinted at above...

Unless you're interested in some kind of trade, I'm all cashed out for awhile... I have two Larrivee's I've been thinking about selling - PM me if you want to know more.


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: tuffythepug on December 29, 2017, 04:23:18 PM
Oh man, you've hit me right after I made the purchase hinted at above...

Unless you're interested in some kind of trade, I'm all cashed out for awhile... I have two Larrivee's I've been thinking about selling - PM me if you want to know more.
   


The L-05 isn't mine.  It's new  and for sale in a shop I've bought from before.   I just thought you might want to know about it


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: L07 Shooting Star on December 31, 2017, 07:08:49 AM
Well I did it. I'm actually in a little bit of shock, but it's motivation to get serious. Ordered an L-09 on Saturday. It's waaayyy more guitar than I deserve, but I look at it as every bit as much a piece of art as well as a musical instrument, so I justified it that way. Pics possible in 8-12 weeks!  Thanks for being here everybody. I'm Chris.

 :donut2 :donut :donut2 :donut :donut2

I think your justifications are valid.  The fact it is indeed a piece of art, and lovely to look at and hold, will inspire you to play more.  From that, your "motivation to get serious" rationale is also justified.  Once it arrives, forget about justifying it and just play and enjoy it.

Welcome to the forum.  Hope you hang around.

Kurt in Edmonton, Alberta


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: headsup on January 04, 2018, 12:47:29 AM
Well this Forum II showed up a couple days after Christmas. ( AND it's a 12 fret neck join!)
 Made in Vancouver February 2005

It was on a sale site for all to see.
 The guitar  was listed poorly with some claim about "having issues" and priced low.

my low offer was a good deal less than the already low price, with expectations of having to do repairs to it.

What a lovely surprise to discover both the guitar and case were pretty much mint.
Even the original warranty card ( unused) was still in the case.
A slight truss rod adjustment, and a new set of strings was all it needed.

The tuners are Larrivee with faux ebony buttons, very nice playing and sounding guitar, with a lot of class and Mojo.


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on January 04, 2018, 01:42:35 AM
Well this Forum II showed up a couple days after Christmas. ( AND it's a 12 fret neck join!)
 Made in Vancouver February 2005

It was on a sale site for all to see.
 The guitar  was listed poorly with some claim about "having issues" and priced low.

my low offer was a good deal less than the already low price, with expectations of having to do repairs to it.

What a lovely surprise to discover both the guitar and case were pretty much mint.
Even the original warranty card ( unused) was still in the case.
A slight truss rod adjustment, and a new set of strings was all it needed.

The tuners are Larrivee with faux ebony buttons, very nice playing and sounding guitar, with a lot of class and Mojo.

Well done. You rolled the dice - good for you!  :nice guitar:


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: Danny on January 05, 2018, 07:41:44 AM
Well this Forum II showed up a couple days after Christmas. ( AND it's a 12 fret neck join!)
 Made in Vancouver February 2005

It was on a sale site for all to see.
 The guitar  was listed poorly with some claim about "having issues" and priced low.

my low offer was a good deal less than the already low price, with expectations of having to do repairs to it.

What a lovely surprise to discover both the guitar and case were pretty much mint.
Even the original warranty card ( unused) was still in the case.
A slight truss rod adjustment, and a new set of strings was all it needed.

The tuners are Larrivee with faux ebony buttons, very nice playing and sounding guitar, with a lot of class and Mojo.

That's a really nice find for you. :+1: More pics would be cool.


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: blue_dog on January 14, 2018, 05:05:48 AM
Austrian Moonwood. Huh. Had to google that. And who should appear at the top of the search? JCL, his self.  :wink: Nice!!

Just got my om-40, really digging the sound and the detail work on the tuners!


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: mlktst on January 14, 2018, 12:41:39 PM
Just received my FIRST Larrivee  an LV-09 Lefty. I am very impressed with sound,playability and craftsmanship. I will try to get pics later I am 60 and real slow with computers


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: Mikeymac on January 14, 2018, 11:00:11 PM
Just got my om-40, really digging the sound and the detail work on the tuners!

Nice OM - congrats. Looks like diamonds on that fretboard.  My new custom L-05 also has those diamonds and those tuners.

Just received my FIRST Larrivee  an LV-09 Lefty. I am very impressed with sound,playability and craftsmanship. I will try to get pics later I am 60 and real slow with computers

 :welcome: from another 60 year old lefty player! That's a great Larrivee to start with - enjoy!


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: mlktst on January 15, 2018, 12:46:43 PM
Thanks I Finally have time semi-retired Kid grown and gone  :cheers I was playing a Seagull the Larrivee blows it away the neck feels better easier to play. I am a 20 year closet player I live on a farm in the country play when everyone is gone the horses and cows like it.


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: mlktst on January 15, 2018, 02:36:22 PM
picture #1


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: mlktst on January 15, 2018, 02:39:33 PM
It worked picture #2


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: Mikeymac on January 15, 2018, 02:48:21 PM
Very nice, mlktst, that has a gorgeous spruce top on it.

What part of the country do you hail from (just curious since you mentioned you're on a farm; I was in Nebraska for ever, spent a little time working in northern Kansas, now in southwest Minnesota - all "farm country" - though I'm not directly in agriculture)?


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: mlktst on January 15, 2018, 04:17:44 PM
South Texas between Houston and Brenham. Had a "real" job for 30 years always traveling half my life in a hotel room That's what led me to playing Guitar. Guitar kept me IN hotel room and out of trouble  :winkin: The LV-09 is a 2004 model. now I have been looking at your D-03 mmmmmmm


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: mike in lytle on January 15, 2018, 08:42:50 PM
South Texas between Houston and Brenham.
:donut :donut2 :coffee
Well, I'll be. We are almost neighbors. You're only about 175 miles from me.
Mike


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: Mikeymac on January 15, 2018, 10:42:29 PM
South Texas between Houston and Brenham. Had a "real" job for 30 years always traveling half my life in a hotel room That's what led me to playing Guitar. Guitar kept me IN hotel room and out of trouble  :winkin: The LV-09 is a 2004 model. now I have been looking at your D-03 mmmmmmm

It's a nice guitar, and in my humble opinion, the price is right... I can send more pics if you'd like. (I just had it out last night and was thinking, "Why am I selling this again?" Only because there's only so much time and space.)


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: mlktst on January 16, 2018, 11:59:17 AM
Morning neighbor, I am interested but just bought the LV so If you are not in a hurry to sell D-03. Provided no more natural disasters or my son needing something.  Maybe next month,I can resist anything except temptation  That is a nice Guitar and yep reasonable price. 175 miles which way north or west?  STAY WARM


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: mattwood on January 16, 2018, 01:41:16 PM
175 miles away is right next door here in Texas.


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: mlktst on January 16, 2018, 05:11:48 PM
 :donut :donut2 :donut :donut2 :donut :donut2 These  :donut are to make up for the ones I missed my apologies  :donut2 Yep Mattwood 175 miles is just round the corner


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: mike in lytle on January 16, 2018, 06:43:43 PM
 :coffee :coffee :coffee :donut2 :donut
Out of curiosity, where did you find your lefty LV-09?
And Lytle is just SW of San Antonio on I-35. Which isn't seeing much traffic today.
Mike


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: mlktst on January 16, 2018, 09:12:34 PM
 :donut :donut Found the LV-09 at sam ash in San Antonio online. My brother lives in Kenedy I drive out there sometimes :donut2 :donut2


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: cwa11is on March 17, 2018, 04:13:52 PM
My L-09 finally arrived after a grueling 12 week wait. What a thing of beauty both visually and sonically! The string spacing is much wider than my Fender cheapo, but I think I'll like that when I get more used to it.  Barre chord practice is ramping up and my index finger is killing me. B minor, A, B minor, G, B minor, D, F ouch!. Put it down. Wait let me see that thing again. :bgrin: :donut :donut2 :donut :coffee

Hope the photo attachments work.  I haven't learn to deal with the photobucket rejction yet.


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: mike in lytle on March 17, 2018, 05:33:23 PM
My L-09 finally arrived after a grueling 12 week wait. What a thing of beauty both visually and sonically! The string spacing is much wider than my Fender cheapo, but I think I'll like that when I get more used to it.  Barre chord practice is ramping up and my index finger is killing me. B minor, A, B minor, G, B minor, D, F ouch!. Put it down. Wait let me see that thing again.
:donut :donut2 :coffee
Glad you survived on the gruel. Nice guitar. My humble opinion is that the L-09 and L-05 are the absolute dead center bulls eye of the entire Larrivee line.
One should have one of each (I do).
You will get used to the neck, it is actually pretty much a normal neck.
You will want to have it set up to your liking, of course.
Are going to get a pickup put in it? If so, start a thread called "What pickup should I put in my L-09?" for a full range of options.
Mike


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: tulk1 on March 19, 2018, 12:31:24 PM
Is that Quilted Rosewood? ............  :bgrin:

(http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=52008.0;attach=32102;image)


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: cwa11is on March 21, 2018, 03:42:41 AM
Is that Quilted Rosewood? ............  :bgrin:

Nice. Just temporarily.   :smile:


Title: Re: Anyone getting (or giving themself) a Larrivee for Christmas?
Post by: ryler on March 24, 2018, 02:57:30 PM
Congratulations on a beautiful guitar.