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Title: Neck Bracing by Soundhole
Post by: tulk1 on January 30, 2018, 07:04:33 PM
Normally, when my guitars are playing well, sound good and all that I don't go poking around. I take them as is. For some reason, tho', I found myself looking the bracing just inside the soundhole underneath the neck on my new LV-03RE. It appears to be lopsided. I checked on my L-03E and it's symmetrical. Wonder if it's supposed to be this way due to the cutaway? Or .... what? Here's a pic.

(http://eriador1.com/larrivee_rs4/lv-03re-brace1.jpg)


Title: Re: Neck Bracing by Soundhole
Post by: Mikeymac on January 30, 2018, 07:20:10 PM
That's how Larrivee does the brace on the cutaway models.

Here are a couple pics of my C-10:



Title: Re: Neck Bracing by Soundhole
Post by: tulk1 on January 30, 2018, 07:26:27 PM
Hey Mikey,

Good deal!! Wondered if it might be due to the cutaway. Thanks for confirming.


Title: Re: Neck Bracing by Soundhole
Post by: markj on January 30, 2018, 09:10:32 PM
My 2017 LV-10 50th Anniversary...

(https://s19.postimg.org/6oxstejcz/IMG_20180130_150801966.jpg)


Title: Re: Neck Bracing by Soundhole
Post by: tulk1 on January 30, 2018, 11:34:48 PM
Mine is a 50th Anni LV-03RE. I'm kind jealous that mine doesn't have the stamp and logo on the neck block like yours, Mark.  :?


Title: Re: Neck Bracing by Soundhole
Post by: Mikeymac on January 31, 2018, 04:21:26 AM
Mine is a 50th Anni LV-03RE. I'm kind jealous that mine doesn't have the stamp and logo on the neck block like yours, Mark.  :?

Yours looks like a cedar top - is it?


Title: Re: Neck Bracing by Soundhole
Post by: tulk1 on January 31, 2018, 12:42:43 PM
Yours looks like a cedar top - is it?
Yes. It is. My first cedar top acoustic. And rosewood body. It really is a bit darker, warmer than my L-03E Sitka/'hog.


Title: Re: Neck Bracing by Soundhole
Post by: markj on February 01, 2018, 06:40:38 AM
Mine is a 50th Anni LV-03RE. I'm kind jealous that mine doesn't have the stamp and logo on the neck block like yours, Mark.  :?

Yeah but I paid a premium for that.   :winkin:

(https://s19.postimg.org/l7mhsb4pf/Instagram_Layout1.jpg)


Title: Re: Neck Bracing by Soundhole
Post by: dlsteel on February 01, 2018, 02:21:43 PM
Mine is a 50th Anni LV-03RE. I'm kind jealous that mine doesn't have the stamp and logo on the neck block like yours, Mark.  :?
odd, it should. we did 51 of these and i made every headblock. i cant imagine jcl putting one out there without that info on the HB. in fact we didn't


Title: Re: Neck Bracing by Soundhole
Post by: George on February 01, 2018, 02:29:30 PM
odd, it should. we did 51 of these and i made every headblock. i cant imagine jcl putting one out there without that info on the HB. in fact we didn't

Dan, I believe this was an LV-03 not and LV-10.  Wouldn't that make a difference?


Title: Re: Neck Bracing by Soundhole
Post by: tulk1 on February 01, 2018, 03:27:16 PM
Oh yeah, mine is not quite in the class of Mark's LV-10! Mine is just a lowly LV-03RE.  :wink: That LV-10 is spectacular in the bling.  :drool: Wow.

Here's some body pics of the cedar top LV-03RE.



Title: Re: Neck Bracing by Soundhole
Post by: George on February 01, 2018, 03:29:44 PM
I just Love cedar tops!   :nice guitar:


Title: Re: Neck Bracing by Soundhole
Post by: tulk1 on February 01, 2018, 03:37:48 PM
I just Love cedar tops!   :nice guitar:
It's my first cedar top acoustic. Diggin' it pretty much. I'd like to find a cedar top Parlor to go with it. But ...... that's a long shot.


Title: Re: Neck Bracing by Soundhole
Post by: markj on February 01, 2018, 05:56:48 PM
tulk1,

There is nothing "lowly" about your LV-03RE. I am constantly debating if I should get an LV-03 R (no E for me thanks) just so I don't wear out the LV-10 I play it so much.

Is your headblock completely blank?  That would certainly not be normal.  Post a photo of it. It should also have the JCL Logo? My 2014 L-03 has the logo, model, and the serial #:

(https://s19.postimg.org/ynxxk7wxf/IMG_20180201_103107153.jpg)


Title: Re: Neck Bracing by Soundhole
Post by: tulk1 on February 01, 2018, 06:19:23 PM
It's not completely blank. It has the model and S/N. Took me a bit to get a decent pic.
(http://eriador1.com/larrivee_rs4/20180201_120641.jpg)

I did get a cool headstock. It has maple inlays.
(http://eriador1.com/larrivee_rs4/20180201_120342.jpg)

And a signed label.
(http://eriador1.com/larrivee_rs4/20180201_120444_1.jpg)


Title: Re: Neck Bracing by Soundhole
Post by: markj on February 01, 2018, 09:19:41 PM
Ah! That's a Vancouver made guitar.  Larrivee lists the last year of production in Vancouver at 2013.

I don't think it's a 50th Anniversary model.  :winkin:


Title: Re: Neck Bracing by Soundhole
Post by: tulk1 on February 01, 2018, 09:51:02 PM
Ah! That's a Vancouver made guitar.  Larrivee lists the last year of production in Vancouver at 2013.

I don't think it's a 50th Anniversary model.  :winkin:
Yeah, I think you're right. Dang it. Looking back at the ad, it doesn't really say 50th Anni models. Just 50th Anni Sale Pricing. Think I got pulled into the hype. Hmmm .. oh well. It's still a great guitar, a bit different with the headstock inlay. And, it came stock with the arch top case. I'm happy. Even tho' it isn't a 50th. But hey, it's made in Canada, like my L-03!


Title: Re: Neck Bracing by Soundhole
Post by: markj on February 01, 2018, 09:57:35 PM
It's an awesome guitar. I saw that sale and was tempted.   :cheers


Title: Re: Neck Bracing by Soundhole
Post by: Casey86 on February 04, 2018, 05:33:01 PM
Normally, when my guitars are playing well, sound good and all that I don't go poking around. I take them as is. For some reason, tho', I found myself looking the bracing just inside the soundhole underneath the neck on my new LV-03RE. It appears to be lopsided. I checked on my L-03E and it's symmetrical. Wonder if it's supposed to be this way due to the cutaway? Or .... what? Here's a pic.


Looks like you picked up a nos 2013 guitar?

Same for us, I was surprised when I checked the serial number of Marcia's new D-04, it was constructed almost 5 years earlier. The guitar is perfect and we are happy with it. Makes one wonder if ours sat in a back room room forgotten, or came from another store that did not get a lot of traffic.  Ours is a lefty.


Title: Re: Neck Bracing by Soundhole
Post by: tulk1 on February 04, 2018, 05:47:48 PM
Looks like you picked up a nos 2013 guitar?

Same for us, I was surprised when I checked the serial number of Marcia's new D-04, it was constructed almost 5 years earlier. The guitar is perfect and we are happy with it. Makes one wonder if ours sat in a back room room forgotten, or came from another store that did not get a lot of traffic.  Ours is a lefty.
Mine is a Wildwoods custom order. Where'd you get yours? And yeah, I was quite surprised by the date. It was definitely "new" as in never sold. Like you and yours, I'm quite happy with it. Got a pic of the D-04?


Title: Re: Neck Bracing by Soundhole
Post by: Casey86 on February 04, 2018, 07:15:16 PM
We got it during the 'boxing week sale' at Long & McQuade here in Port Coquitlam, a suburb of Vancouver. Later that week I picked up a LV-03 for myself.  I have pictures on my ipad but evidently I have to load them to a third party with a link. Not figured this out yet so here is a link to the L&M ad:

https://www.long-mcquade.com/43944/Guitars/Acoustic/Larrivee/Dreadnought_Walnut_Acoustic_-_Gloss_Top_Vine_Headstock.htm

It's a dreadnought with spruce top and Peruvian walnut sides and back. Sounds great to my ears. Action is a bit high so after a while I'll get it lowered. They offer a free set up in the first year but I may take to a local specialist. Simple job but I like the idea of only an expert touching it.

Casey

(Boxing Day is a very Canadian/United Kingdom holiday celebrating the day after Christmas)


Title: Re: Neck Bracing by Soundhole
Post by: tulk1 on February 04, 2018, 07:30:41 PM
We got it during the 'boxing week sale' at Long & McQuade here in Port Coquitlam, a suburb of Vancouver. Later that week I picked up a LV-03 for myself.  I have pictures on my ipad but evidently I have to load them to a third party with a link. Not figured this out yet so here is a link to the L&M ad:

https://www.long-mcquade.com/43944/Guitars/Acoustic/Larrivee/Dreadnought_Walnut_Acoustic_-_Gloss_Top_Vine_Headstock.htm

It's a dreadnought with spruce top and Peruvian walnut sides and back. Sounds great to my ears. Action is a bit high so after a while I'll get it lowered. They offer a free set up in the first year but I may take to a local specialist. Simple job but I like the idea of only an expert touching it.

Casey
Dig that headstock inlay, Casey!! Nice.