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Title: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: Mikeymac on December 21, 2017, 10:11:47 PM
As the title says - what guitars (we'll stick to guitars) did you buy or sell this year? If you want to tell us why, that's okay, too. Pics allowed, too!

Guess I'll have to start...

Bought a '68 Martin 00-16c - lovely, light, loud, tuneful...but I just didn't play it enough, so
Sold the 00-16c - ironically back to the person who sold it to me (says something about the guitar!)
Bought a nice MIJ Takamine 12-string to scratch that itch. Plays and sounds quite good, will stay.
Gave away two very low end electric guitars (for the cost of shipping). Trying to thin the herd!

Ordered two guitars that will arrive next year:
Custom Shop Martin 0000/J-18 (with neck and trim/finish specs taken from the 2012 D-18) Probably arrive mid-year.
Emerald X20 Artisan carbon fiber guitar - should arrive in Feb./Mar.

And...the year isn't over yet, I may make one final offer on a guitar to see if the seller wants to move it by the end of the year...

 :donut :coffee :donut2 :coffee


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: mike in lytle on December 21, 2017, 10:56:33 PM
what guitars (we'll stick to guitars)
:cheers
Why only guitars? This makes me feel left out, since I traded a guitar, but I can't say what I traded it for?
Especially since I have mentioned during this year on the forum what instrument I would really like to have another of, and also what instrument I was seriously interested in as a result of another forum member playing such an instrument in a very impressive manner?
I think I will go out on the breezeway in our late afternoon sunny 75 degrees, here in beautiful Lytle, Texas and have a cold beer.
Mike


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: JamesN on December 21, 2017, 11:12:16 PM
I got two Larrivée Custom Shop guitars in 2017:

An SD-50 with a full body sunburst finish, 1-13/16” nut width, and a paddle headstock with a torch inlay.

An LSV-11 50th Anniversary Edition. In terms of ornamentation, it’s kind of a hybrid between the “50th upgrade package” and the “full-on” 50th. Koa rosette, body binding and fingerboard binding, plus 50th lady headstock and impossible knot fingerboard inlays. Dimensions are standard for an LSV-11, including 1-13/16” nut width.

Got them late in the year and I’m still breaking both in. Hope to post some pictures after the holidays.


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: broKen on December 22, 2017, 03:09:43 AM
I first saw it on their Facebook, then found out who had it for sale. A 000-40 moonwood/bloodwood. It has the Larrivee standard symmetrical bracing. The next one (not likely to happen) will be a 12 fret L with torch inlay.
Blessed Christmas to all


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: Rockysdad on December 22, 2017, 03:19:56 AM
I was fortunate enough to get a great deal on a new Larrivee L-10, and I also got a great deal on a Guild D1212, all mahogany 12 string. :thumb :thumb


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: eded on December 22, 2017, 04:31:01 AM
Slow year for me, I guess...

I bought (actually traded some old keyboard gear) for a Martin 12 string (solid spruce top, some sort of laminate/composite back and sides).  Great deal imo.

Ed


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: Mikeymac on December 22, 2017, 02:26:51 PM

And...the year isn't over yet, I may make one final offer on a guitar to see if the seller wants to move it by the end of the year...
 

The deal is done. Will arrive next week, right at the end of 2017. (https://reverb.com/item/5377792-larrivee-l-05-lefty)  :nana_guitar


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: teh on December 23, 2017, 12:45:15 PM
My nephew's girlfriend thought he needed a new hobby (learning to play the guitar) and she guessed wrong.

I bought his (Un) used Alvarez Artist dreadnought with Sitka top, laminated mahogany back and sides, Shadowburst finish on top that still had the tags and blank warranty card hanging on it. I picked it up off the stand in his office and played it for a few minutes. My wife said it sounded really good and I should buy it which I correctly assumed was her consent. I don't think it had ever been played and he used the cash to buy her a nice present.

I've been playing it since Thanksgiving and haven't even changed the strings yet. Amazing guitar for $200 and nice contrast to my rosewood dread that I keep tuned down a whole step.




Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: Mikeymac on December 26, 2017, 08:06:54 PM
The deal is done. Will arrive next week, right at the end of 2017. (https://reverb.com/item/5377792-larrivee-l-05-lefty)  :nana_guitar

Only bad thing... my guitar is traveling cross country in this awful cold this week! Tracking says it's in Lenexa, KS today, where it is currently 11 degrees.   :crying:

Fortunately (I guess) when it arrives on Friday, it will have a couple days to warm up, as I won't be home to open it until sometime Sunday evening (it's being delivered to my place of work, so it'll be waiting in my office when I get home).

I know some builders (like Martin) won't ship guitars in extreme weather like this.  I can understand why.


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: AZLiberty on December 26, 2017, 10:32:11 PM
Is a Baritone a guitar?

Musician's Friend SDOTD in November, couldn't pass it up.

(https://i.imgur.com/3qD9VOO.jpg?2)


Pretty sure I sold my old Olympia "mis-Chief" this year.  Pics are on Photobucket and I don't feel like moving them.


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: tulk1 on December 27, 2017, 03:42:50 AM
Lets see ....

  • Bought a Crafter SAT TMVS huybrid acoustic/electric. Think T-5(ish). Played it most of the year. Turned it
  • Traded my Taylor XXX for a Fender Eric Johnson Strat
  • Sold the Strat, bought a Larrivee Lancaster (I got the better end of ALL that)
  • Purchased an Eastman Octave Mandolin (love it!!)
  • Purchased a Larrivee LV-03RE Custom - it's at my "guy" getting set up for low tension strings

I think there's more, but I'll have to check my records.


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: rockstar_not on December 28, 2017, 05:25:36 AM
Bought an Ibanez SR-655BBF 5-string Bass
Bought a Squier Strat for $25 and have since done fret work on it; improved the neck pocket, and made a superstrat out of it. Still deciding if I should change out the tone pots.


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: photodork on December 28, 2017, 04:17:44 PM
I didn't buy anything new this year, but i did sell my 1992 washburn nuno bettencort ea22 acoustic. I got what i paid for it in '92, so that was a nice sale.

My girlfriend gave me a mint epiphone tbunderbird bass and '83 bass rockman headfone/preamp.  Wonderful gifts!


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: DaveyO on January 02, 2018, 03:58:38 AM
Sold a great Larrivee d02 to buy bass guitar that I decided mot to
Persue,gave away my D03r to my buddy who doesn't play it,
(that's another thread)
Plan to get a do3 again
David


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: Mikeymac on January 02, 2018, 08:22:28 PM
I posted about my Larrivee L-05 Custom in the main forum, but I also saw an opportunity to pick up something different for cheap, so I also bought myself another "guitar" for my birthday (Jan 4).

It's a Cordoba Mini R (rosewood).  Interesting little instrument... more or less a travel guitar that is tuned a 5th higher than standard (so A, D, G, C, E, A). And it has nylon strings. Has an amazingly big sound - loud anyway, and a full neck profile even though it's a short neck, so it's easy to chord, fingerpick and strum.

This was priced at $249. (There was also a koa topped version next to it, but that one didn't have near the volume or tone, even though it was pretty.) I played it for awhile and didn't really think about buying it, until I noticed it had a crack neck to the fingerboard going through the rosette into the soundhole (see pics). Then I noticed another crack under the bridge all the way to the body binding. A significant crack, and yet it didn't affect the sound at all.

I showed this to the salesperson, who then took it to show to their tech (whom I neither saw, nor talked with). She came back and said, "Yeah, it can be fixed, it's about a $75 repair (which the buyer wouldn't be charged for). I said I'd buy it as is - what can you do? She went down to $150. I asked if she could do it for 150 with the tax included (around $10). She quickly said yes and we had a deal.

I've restrung it left-handed...sounds good. Later I may address the cracks, but I'm just humidifying it for awhile to see how things look once it's settled in.

Pics...


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: L07 Shooting Star on January 03, 2018, 07:36:33 AM
Last summer I bought a mint condition sunburst Standard Strat HSS (MIM) with original HSC for less than half the retail cost of a new one.  It plays and sounds fantastic and was set up so well already, I hardly had to do any tweaking to make it perfect.

A couple of months ago, I bought a Seagull Maritime SWS Folk HG with a Tric case for an incredible price of $150.00.  It had been hanging on a wall and slipped onto the floor doing some crushing/cracking damage to the top right at the butt end.  The case alone is worth what I paid.  The crushing doesn't affect the sound at all, and I'll be able to repair it eventually, but there is no rush to do so.  It's all solid wood, sitka over mahogany with a gloss top.  Here is a link to it, although mine doesn't have the electronics as shown.  http://www.seagullguitars.com/en/products/16-maritime-sws-folk-high-gloss-qit

I didn't sell any guitars last year, but I definitely need to sell several in 2018.

My current list:

Acoustics
Larrivee OM-03, 2008
Larrivee L-07, 1982
Larrivee L-40 12-string, 1985
Seagull Maritime SWS Folk HG, year unknown but fairly recent.
Lyon & Healy parlor CA 1900-1920, all solid wood.  Repaired and restored by me several years ago.

Electrics
MIJ Squire Strat, 1985 with extensive upgrades over 30 years. Purchased new in 1985.  My first electric guitar.
Warmoth Telecaster 1951 blonde replica built by myself in 2011
Gretsch Electromatic Pro-Jet with Bigsby, with retrofitted P-90s CA 2008?  Purchased from Uncle Rob
Larrivee Forum V RS-4 with Larrivee P-90s, 2011, original owner.
1970's MIJ Les Paul copy restored and refinished by me with all new hardware and electronics in 2015.
1970's Raven Gibson SG copy (lawsuit guitar) all original.
Standard Strat HSS MIM, year unknown but fairly recent.
Hand built "Tele-Gib" hybrid in Cherry Red with Larrivee Gen 2 humbuckers built by me last year.

Basses
Fender MB-4 Bass MIJ, purchased new in 1989-90?
1970's Fernandes P-bass copy MIJ (lawsuit guitar), all original.
1980's J C Lado Bass made in Canada, neck-thru, restored with new electronics and tuning machines by me in 2016.



Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: photodork on January 05, 2018, 12:53:19 AM

I didn't sell any guitars last year, but I definitely need to sell several in 2018.

My current list:

Acoustics
Larrivee OM-03, 2008
Larrivee L-07, 1982
Larrivee L-40 12-string, 1985
Seagull Maritime SWS Folk HG, year unknown but fairly recent.
Lyon & Healy parlor CA 1900-1920, all solid wood.  Repaired and restored by me several years ago.

Electrics
MIJ Squire Strat, 1985 with extensive upgrades over 30 years. Purchased new in 1985.  My first electric guitar.
Warmoth Telecaster 1951 blonde replica built by myself in 2011
Gretsch Electromatic Pro-Jet with Bigsby, with retrofitted P-90s CA 2008?  Purchased from Uncle Rob
Larrivee Forum V RS-4 with Larrivee P-90s, 2011, original owner.
1970's MIJ Les Paul copy restored and refinished by me with all new hardware and electronics in 2015.
1970's Raven Gibson SG copy (lawsuit guitar) all original.
Standard Strat HSS MIM, year unknown but fairly recent.
Hand built "Tele-Gib" hybrid in Cherry Red with Larrivee Gen 2 humbuckers built by me last year.

Basses
Fender MB-4 Bass MIJ, purchased new in 1989-90?
1970's Fernandes P-bass copy MIJ (lawsuit guitar), all original.
1980's J C Lado Bass made in Canada, neck-thru, restored with new electronics and tuning machines by me in 2016.




Any pics of that Lado bass? Lado guitars were pretty sweet .


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: markj on January 06, 2018, 10:48:28 PM
I got two Larrivée Custom Shop guitars in 2017:

An SD-50 with a full body sunburst finish, 1-13/16” nut width, and a paddle headstock with a torch inlay.

An LSV-11 50th Anniversary Edition. In terms of ornamentation, it’s kind of a hybrid between the “50th upgrade package” and the “full-on” 50th. Koa rosette, body binding and fingerboard binding, plus 50th lady headstock and impossible knot fingerboard inlays. Dimensions are standard for an LSV-11, including 1-13/16” nut width.

Got them late in the year and I’m still breaking both in. Hope to post some pictures after the holidays.

Wow!  Really looking forward to seeing these! Especially the 50th Anniversary Edition.  :cheers


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: psp on January 07, 2018, 04:57:32 AM
2017 was a good gear year for me:

Four new guitars for me in 2017. In this order.

#1 Fender Stratocaster: Fender Classic Player '60s Stratocaster Guitar Sonic Blue
#2 Fender Squire Strat. Relic'd it and modified it with new pickups and refinished the neck with a vintage amber and new decals.
#3 Yamaha Revstar 820CR "Rusty Rat"
#4 Larrivee L04: A 'new 2014' Gloss top, Satin RW back and sides Gotoh tuners on the way.

Also bought a Line 6 Helix, Alto 210 FRFR monitor, Boss looper, LR Baggs anthem pickup system for my Taylor GS mini.

I think that's it for 2017..hmmmm Oh, and sold a PRS Custom 22 and a bunch of gear. I will find a pick. It was sooooo nice, but paid for most of the above haha.

Some pics:
(https://i.imgur.com/nSxQcT2.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HoEApir.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/SEnlV0l.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/WmlCOlJ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zabFwdP.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/UsYfkAa.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/taQacn3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/clobfqk.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/JoXejah.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Io9Bixl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/TvoXghd.jpg)



Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: L07 Shooting Star on January 07, 2018, 06:03:24 AM
Nice pictures, psp.  I'll post some pics of the Lado bass tomorrow.


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: Danny on January 07, 2018, 09:09:18 PM
I know I will forget something.
 
Added a OOO-40 R and a six string Ovation.

Gave a 000 RK  Dirty Thirties to a granddaughter.

A Lakewood D-1 that I've had for five years is gone.

A friend wants one of my Larrivees, as my friends do from time to time. He's a very close friend so it's just a matter of us getting together. I'll let y'all know when it's actually gone. I'm still playing it for now.

I have acquired a pawn shop Yamaha as well. Needs a little TLC.

Sure seems like more than that happened. I did try very hard to get a nice Guild jumbo maple 12 string. Got discouraged by the dishonest descriptions and gave up.


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: eded on January 07, 2018, 11:52:43 PM
I know I will forget something.


Thanks for the reminder...

One I forgot, I had “long term loan” lent my VoyageAir VAMD-04BK to a friend of my sons.  The guys house got broken into and the guitar was one of the things that grew legs.  Frown.

Ed


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: Mikeymac on January 10, 2018, 02:56:06 PM
Nice pictures, psp.  I'll post some pics of the Lado bass tomorrow.

Waiting...  :gotpics:


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: photodork on January 10, 2018, 04:29:44 PM
Waiting...  :gotpics:


Hahaha..me too!


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: Danny on January 10, 2018, 04:52:19 PM
 Since this is still going. I sold my old Gibson J-40 and I'm shipping it out today.


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: Mikeymac on January 11, 2018, 03:10:41 PM

Since this is still going. I sold my old Gibson J-40 and I'm shipping it out today.


Hmmm... Does this belong in 2017 or 2018? I think this calls for a new thread... I'll get 'er started here soon...  :whistling:

BTW - I've never heard of or seen a Gibson J-40...?  I've heard of/seen the J-35 and J-45 (and now the "new" walnut J-15)...


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: Danny on January 11, 2018, 05:12:59 PM
Hmmm... Does this belong in 2017 or 2018? I think this calls for a new thread... I'll get 'er started here soon...  :whistling:

BTW - I've never heard of or seen a Gibson J-40...?  I've heard of/seen the J-35 and J-45 (and now the "new" walnut J-15)...
It's a square shouldered dread, pinless bridge and double X bracing. Made in Kalamazoo.

I won't post anymore New sales or purchase here.


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: Marauder on January 11, 2018, 09:36:10 PM
I acquired a SG Classic Custom 2007 Guitar of the week #38-Antique cherry with white pick guard and gold hardware, 57 classic pups, ebony board. Pretty cool guitar. And just before Christmas I received my  Collings I35 Deluxe- "Dr. Pepper Sunburst quilt top with Lollar low wind HBs and ebony board. Good thing it took 8 months to build because it took that long to save up the money...lol.


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: Mikeymac on January 11, 2018, 10:37:29 PM
I acquired a SG Classic Custom 2007 Guitar of the week #38-Antique cherry with white pick guard and gold hardware, 57 classic pups, ebony board. Pretty cool guitar. And just before Christmas I received my  Collings I35 Deluxe- "Dr. Pepper Sunburst quilt top with Lollar low wind HBs and ebony board. Good thing it took 8 months to build because it took that long to save up the money...lol.

Both of those sound pretty cool...   :gotpics:


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: Marauder on January 12, 2018, 03:35:25 PM
Here is a pic of the SG and Collings. I would really like to see a Larrivee semi-hollow some day!


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: Mikeymac on January 12, 2018, 06:22:17 PM
Marauder,

Those are both very unique and cool! Congrats. 

Would love to try out a (lefty) Collings semi-hollow sometime, but it would just lead to terrible GAS! (Jerry's Lefty Guitars in Florida has them...)

 :+1:


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: dave42 on January 15, 2018, 07:26:40 PM
I received my Kopp K35 (ordered in 2016) and received back my '44 Gibson J45 that was dropped off in late '16 to be fixed to be playable. Both are as good as it can get for me.! :smile:


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: Mikeymac on January 16, 2018, 04:14:09 AM
I received my Kopp K35 (ordered in 2016) and received back my '44 Gibson J45 that was dropped off in late '16 to be fixed to be playable. Both are as good as it can get for me.! :smile:


 :gotpics: PLEASE!!!


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: gtrplayer on January 16, 2018, 10:20:35 PM
Sold this Martin MC-DSM Italian spruce over koa, and bought the Collings OM1A


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: dave42 on January 17, 2018, 12:23:06 PM
:gotpics: PLEASE!!!

Sure thing! Not sure which one you'd like to see, so here are both...
1944 Gibson J45.
(https://i.imgur.com/O8yzWEy.jpg?1)

2017 Kopp K35
(https://i.imgur.com/Y3UGck1.jpg?2)

Shown with a Collings CJ35G (left) and John Walker Wise River (right)
(https://i.imgur.com/msXMUAv.jpg?1)


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: Mikeymac on January 17, 2018, 03:39:04 PM
Wow! That's quite a foursome of slope-shoulder dreads! They all look like they can really thump and growl!

Are the specs on all of them similar (not even a belly bridge among them!)? All Gibson scale? Any uniquely different bracing on any of them?

The Kopp's have a great reputation; I'm not familiar with Walker (have only heard of them). I've been tempting to get in line for a Pre*War guitar - either a J-45 style, or maybe go all the way and get their Brazilian Rosewood D model.


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: dave42 on January 18, 2018, 04:16:47 AM
All are 24 3/4 or 7/8" scale. The Collings has 3 non-scalloped tone bars... others have 2 tone bars. The Collings and the Kopp are more the direct J35 type tone. The Walker is the richer toned guitar... J45ish. Of the 3, the Kopp has so much personality and just makes you want to play. Construction is top notch. My favorite of the 3, but all 3 have their own qualities.

The Gibson is a guitar that I bought at a real reasonable price. Had all the repairs done. What tone! Here's the J-45 story. (http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=490865)

I've heard nothing but good about the Pre-War guitars. Good luck in your decision!


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: Danny on January 18, 2018, 04:29:42 AM
All are 24 3/4 or 7/8" scale. The Collings has 3 non-scalloped tone bars... others have 2 tone bars. The Collings and the Kopp are more the direct J35 type tone. The Walker is the richer toned guitar... J45ish. Of the 3, the Kopp has so much personality and just makes you want to play. Construction is top notch. My favorite of the 3, but all 3 have their own qualities.

The Gibson is a guitar that I bought at a real reasonable price. Had all the repairs done. What tone! Here's the J-45 story. (http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=490865)

I've heard nothing but good about the Pre-War guitars. Good luck in your decision!
 I'd love to see the Collings bracing. Very nice collection.
BTW  I had a pre-war dud, a 1939 F hole Arch top Martin. Looked great, sounded like it was full of socks.


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: dave42 on January 18, 2018, 12:55:36 PM
 I'd love to see the Collings bracing. Very nice collection.
BTW  I had a post-war dud, a 1939 F hole Arch top Martin. Looked great, sounded like it was full of socks.

Yes, the Gibson was a bit of a mess when I bought it. Bridge pretty much off, loose braces, etc. We had no idea how it would sound. The person who worked on it had 5-6 old Gibson guitars ahead of it. Some, when finished, sounded pretty good, and some not so much. When I went to pick it up he had it tuned and just handed it to me with a huge smile on his face. This guitar lit up the room! I got real lucky with it.

Below is a pic of a sitka CJ35 (same year) I had for a short time, same bracing. Although not scalloped, they are tapered. I really like the German top on mine. It's a more direct sounding, yet more musical tone. Also, even having 3 tone bars, it is very loud.

(https://i.imgur.com/gCxnRSH.jpg?1)


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: Mikeymac on January 18, 2018, 09:59:29 PM

Below is a pic of a sitka CJ35 (same year) I had for a short time, same bracing. Although not scalloped, they are tapered. I really like the German top on mine. It's a more direct sounding, yet more musical tone. Also, even having 3 tone bars, it is very loud.

(https://i.imgur.com/gCxnRSH.jpg?1)

Interesting how the end block does not touch the top - allowing it to vibrate more freely. That's a well thought out, nice touch - the sign of a top notch luthier.



Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: prof_stack on January 23, 2018, 04:22:30 AM
The archtop bug bit me last Fall, and in December I bought a used Godin Kingpin P90 from Guitar Center.  Wanting to learn to play some jazz stuff on traditional jazz guitars, I want to get into the game for not much money.  The Gibson Super 400 and L5 can wait.   :humour:

I had to wait 30 days since it was a trade-in and GC has a policy to hold it to make sure it wasn't stolen and traded in.  They also have a very generous 45-day return policy.

So, I picked it up today, and am getting used to flatwounds and a concentrated tone before I plug it in and learn about amplification.  I like the tone a lot, and the string action is very good.
(https://i.imgur.com/hazlYJv.jpg)


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: bobsnuscruz on February 02, 2018, 04:39:21 AM
Traded and Bought:

Traded my old Seagull Artist Parlor (14 fret spruce/mahogany) for a Blueridge 341 (12 fret wide neck spruce/mahogany).
Bought a used Northwood 00-80 (12 fret wide net, englemann/eir)

Couldn't be happier.

(Santa Cruz OM/PW and Taylor 512-M out on consignment right now, with many more to follow.)


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: Yippie on February 17, 2018, 03:10:17 AM
Busy year for me. I bought a Martin 000-28EC (used), won a Yamaha NTX700 ... didn't like the feel of nylon strings so I traded it for a Yamaha LLX6A. Then traded the LLX6A for a Sigma DR-41. Its a new year and couple of guitars later but I still have the itch.


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: divertis on February 17, 2018, 08:07:55 PM
I am clearly going to sleep with the dog soon, unless I start selling some stuff. I got end of last year a 2002-2003 Gibson SG, moon inlays, and in January this year a pretty amazing all solid wood electro-acoustic made in Czech Republic, named Furch.


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Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: Strings4Him on February 18, 2018, 01:31:24 AM
I am clearly going to sleep with the dog soon, unless I start selling some stuff. I got end of last year a 2002-2003 Gibson SG, moon inlays, and in January this year a pretty amazing all solid wood electro-acoustic made in Czech Republic, named Furch.


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Which Furch did you get?  These are phenomenal guitars.


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: gidget on February 18, 2018, 03:12:03 AM
I bought my first big guitar (a 2012 Larrivee D02) in a great store in South Korea. I had a Yamaha F310 before that that I started learning on. Tried lots of other guitars because my budget was 1/2 of what I actually spent but the D02 was the only one that spoke to me.

I'm heading home in a couple of months and I have the joy of flying it back in cargo on a 20 hour flight with 1 transfer.


Title: Re: What guitars did you buy and/or sell in 2017 (Larrivee and others)?
Post by: divertis on February 18, 2018, 06:59:16 PM
@Strings4Him: It is Furch D19 CM CE, kind of an entry level of their guitars, but what a craftsmanship!
CM CE -> Cedar (top) Mahogany (body) Cutaway Electronics


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