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Title: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: Mikeymac on August 01, 2019, 05:01:32 PM
Okay, so why am I not hearing about this anywhere (especially HERE on the forum)?

Larrivee is working on a Tommy Emmanuel OM-03  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdjvPRSk3I0&t=163s&fbclid=IwAR1znAYNN8MLEeQEG3gsZlBELiyk3iMAEJNwtdo1ZyT4S7496yLrDnY42y8). Follow the link to get the details, but the most important info is:

+ it will have a Florentine cutaway (that's a sharp cutaway for those of you in Rio Linda)
+ 12 fret neck
+ list price is a very affordable MSRP $2,000 (which means MAP / street price will be less).
+ coming in the next few months

Hopefully Larrivee can start getting some of these built and out there...

...I haven't been thinking about a new Larrivee for quite some time, but a lefty Tommy Emmanuel may be in my future!

 :arrow :drool:

 :donut :coffee :donut2 :coffee


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: jpmist on August 01, 2019, 07:38:54 PM


Hopefully Larrivee can start getting some of these built and out there...

...I haven't been thinking about a new Larrivee for quite some time, but a lefty Tommy Emmanuel may be in my future!

 :arrow :drool:

 :donut :coffee :donut2 :coffee

Hoo boy, breathe Mike, your GAS is making me dizzy!  :cop:

I like it! Larrivee doesn't have a cutaway 12 fret in it's current factory repertoire.

I hope it sells well enough for JL to expand the 12 fret cutaway offerings. After "12-fret" and "cutaway", that last check box on my list is an OO.


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: J M Larrivée on August 01, 2019, 07:41:45 PM
HI Folks,
 
 This was not any kind of official release. That will be when the proto types are completed and photographed. Which should be late September. The guitar is a tribute signature edition C-03R 12 fret neck joint (C-03R TE) with signed label. Price is $2748 USD MSRP. The suggested price by HBG is the assumed street price. There has been a presale with dealers. You can check with them on who's been ordering. Thanks


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: Rockysdad on August 01, 2019, 09:53:30 PM
Talk about GAS inducing :crying: :guitar
I'd certainly like to check these out.


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: Treenewt on August 01, 2019, 10:02:18 PM
OMG....yes please!  Heck yes!


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: gtrplayer on August 01, 2019, 10:53:31 PM
"Holy GASaholic"  Batman, I think it'll be hard to say no on this one.


Pictures when available please.


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: photodork on August 02, 2019, 03:36:49 AM
sweet baby jebus...if only i wasnt destitute.


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: Mikeymac on August 02, 2019, 01:50:06 PM
HI Folks,
 
This was not any kind of official release. That will be when the proto types are completed and photographed. Which should be late September.

The guitar is a tribute signature edition C-03R 12 fret neck joint (C-03R TE) with signed label.

Price is $2748 USD MSRP. The suggested price by HBG is the assumed street price. There has been a presale with dealers. You can check with them on who's been ordering. Thanks

So is it an OM or is it an L body shape, John? Thanks.


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: Queequeg on August 02, 2019, 07:29:14 PM
HI Folks,
 
 This was not any kind of official release. That will be when the proto types are completed and photographed. Which should be late September. The guitar is a tribute signature edition C-03R 12 fret neck joint (C-03R TE) with signed label. Price is $2748 USD MSRP. The suggested price by HBG is the assumed street price. There has been a presale with dealers. You can check with them on who's been ordering. Thanks
John, have you got a still shot of this for us?
Would make a mighty fine GOTM Home Page for the forum; know what I mean?


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: B0WIE on August 05, 2019, 01:06:14 AM
So is it an OM or is it an L body shape, John? Thanks.
The C is an L cutaway. Here's a vid of the original TE Larrivee. C-10 12-Fret;
https://youtu.be/apXSU8F8zWs (https://youtu.be/apXSU8F8zWs)



Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: tlp2 on August 05, 2019, 05:04:37 PM
One of the things I really like about this place is when one of the Larrivees steps in and posts.

The other thing I like is the Larrivees. 

The wooden ones. 

  :nice guitar:


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: noyage on August 05, 2019, 05:32:48 PM
One of the things I really like about this place is when one of the Larrivees steps in and posts.

The other thing I like is the Larrivees. 

The wooden ones. 

  :nice guitar:

I agree! I'm up to (3) Larrivees now (all OM's) and am super tempted by this TE model. I hope it is satin finish and minimally adorned. If so, it will be hard to resist!


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: DrD on August 05, 2019, 08:55:38 PM
I don't want to be at Walmart just before Christmas when these things go on sale!  Be cool if buying one would make us play like Tommy...


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: Rockysdad on August 06, 2019, 02:34:57 AM
I've been wondering if this guitar will have the compound radiused neck, or the 16" radius neck. ( I'm hoping the compound radius ).
Does anyone know?


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: Denis on August 07, 2019, 01:01:13 PM
This sounds like an interesting build to be sure.  As the owner of a 12 fret LV-03, I can say without a doubt that the 12 fret version of an L is a killer guitar.  I got mine with the 40 series bracing as well. 

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21105743_1517600064970573_4584563971781436492_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_oc=AQnRqBdE5zk1xM80MF5CaiMAFc0iYo6KwM59XO4Ns_OQa0N9_NQLkzn4ljh0HurT4G4&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=f2335e9b12da428ca09e46c749d8c51a&oe=5DDD7CA7)
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21034432_1517600054970574_1078695037212124531_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_oc=AQkZNcUtFn-dotS6rtIyAkModzsPm-A8JMT-e21Qb--Z-JO59qv4KYBnaPKkOOK7Aio&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=abde05da05525e53fd720bec35067acc&oe=5DEA1534)
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20994349_1517600101637236_1778812210084616108_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_oc=AQkV8RJ9eR6oF3WQb3ihVsbYm88CxQ_2vOjhXDGgIs-y9XSkPHC_6GRFgW1XmukD7iQ&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=e7e008168c5c76aba3f51cf783e2cec9&oe=5DD4AD9B)


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: Treenewt on August 08, 2019, 04:23:47 AM
This sounds like an interesting build to be sure.  As the owner of a 12 fret LV-03, I can say without a doubt that the 12 fret version of an L is a killer guitar.  I got mine with the 40 series bracing as well. 

(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21105743_1517600064970573_4584563971781436492_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_oc=AQnRqBdE5zk1xM80MF5CaiMAFc0iYo6KwM59XO4Ns_OQa0N9_NQLkzn4ljh0HurT4G4&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=f2335e9b12da428ca09e46c749d8c51a&oe=5DDD7CA7)
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21034432_1517600054970574_1078695037212124531_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_oc=AQkZNcUtFn-dotS6rtIyAkModzsPm-A8JMT-e21Qb--Z-JO59qv4KYBnaPKkOOK7Aio&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=abde05da05525e53fd720bec35067acc&oe=5DEA1534)
(https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20994349_1517600101637236_1778812210084616108_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_oc=AQkV8RJ9eR6oF3WQb3ihVsbYm88CxQ_2vOjhXDGgIs-y9XSkPHC_6GRFgW1XmukD7iQ&_nc_ht=scontent.fxds1-1.fna&oh=e7e008168c5c76aba3f51cf783e2cec9&oe=5DD4AD9B)


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: nak on September 28, 2019, 11:47:41 PM
Any word on these? Will you eventually make a mahogany back and sides?


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: Mikeymac on September 29, 2019, 01:53:54 AM
Any word on these? Will you eventually make a mahogany back and sides?

Yeah...pretty close to the end of September and no more info yet.

Maybe John Jr. will chime in and let us know the latest...


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: B0WIE on September 29, 2019, 02:18:59 AM
Though I admittedly don't listen to Tommy's music, I think these guitars are a great idea. 12 fret nation!  :bgrin: :nana_guitar


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: Queequeg on September 30, 2019, 12:12:57 AM
Though I admittedly don't listen to Tommy's music, I think these guitars are a great idea. 12 fret nation!  :bgrin: :nana_guitar
What do you like to listen to, Bowie?


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: B0WIE on September 30, 2019, 05:36:32 AM
What do you like to listen to, Bowie?
Quite a bit of variety. Anything from classical to hip hop, folk, metal, classic rock, soul, bluegrass, crooners, Japanese rock and traditional, etc. My music collection looks like you just walked through the aisles of a music store and grabbed handfuls randomly.
Tommy is a brilliant player, hearing him inspires me to tighten up my chops, I'm just not into what he does as far as listening goes, unless it's some of his less indulgent stuff. That's great.


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: Queequeg on September 30, 2019, 09:44:40 AM
Quite a bit of variety. Anything from classical to hip hop, folk, metal, classic rock, soul, bluegrass, crooners, Japanese rock and traditional, etc. My music collection looks like you just walked through the aisles of a music store and grabbed handfuls randomly.
Tommy is a brilliant player, hearing him inspires me to tighten up my chops, I'm just not into what he does as far as listening goes, unless it's some of his less indulgent stuff. That's great.
:thumb


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: willynelson13 on October 02, 2019, 09:18:44 PM
In progress from Larrivee official Instagram!
Larrivee Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/p/B2pQxw0ntU2/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link)


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: Mikeymac on October 04, 2019, 03:18:58 AM

In progress from Larrivee official Instagram!
Larrivee Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/p/B2pQxw0ntU2/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link)


Thanks for posting that - that finally answers my question - it IS going to be a C body, NOT an OM with a Florentine cutaway. The wood on those looks very nice!


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: willynelson13 on October 08, 2019, 11:13:09 PM
Progress pics on the Instagram  :guitar

Larrivee Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/p/B3VDG7vn15R/)


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: gtrplayer on October 09, 2019, 12:47:49 AM
Anybody know if the nut width is 1 3/4"?   I'd sure like one of these.


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: Mikeymac on October 28, 2019, 09:15:52 PM
Jean, John Jr., Matthew...

It will be November 1 this week! Any more word on these Tommy Emmanuel guitars? John Jr., can you show us a recent picture of a completed one? (Sorry, I'm not on Instagram, so if you've posted there, I haven't seen it.)

If they're out there, which dealers have them?


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: headsup on October 29, 2019, 03:41:14 AM
Though I admittedly don't listen to Tommy's music, I think these guitars are a great idea. 12 fret nation!  :bgrin: :nana_guitar



I'm lost on this philosophy .
Yes I "get" the whole twelfth fret bridge placement/soundboard/top argument. (for what it's worth).
And yes, I've had a few such builds.
Frankly, for my work, as a player, I really need easy access to to full octave chording/solo-ing with-out the hindrance.
even with cut away access, playing in the third, fourth and fifth positions is pretty much impossible with a 12 fret neck join.

what may be "sacrificed" in 'tone" from a 14 fret, is more than made up in the ability to get to as many frets as possible when needed.

if there is, in fact a better, warmer, open sound with a 12 fret neck join, I'm all for it- ( if there is such a thing).
not sure, for me, and maybe others, the trade off is worth it.

Is this tonality anything similar to the great string den]bate?
Or the brazilian vs EIR debate?
 or bubinga over mahogany debate?
or silver oak over maple debate?
 
On the gig, in the studio, at a jam with others, blindfolds on, is there a consensus as to the winner of "best tone ever"?
sometimes, it's just all lost on me.

bottom line? 14 fret reach brings better players to the table- at least I play better with the extra "reach"
and frankly, I'm too busy finding my way up there to be bothered with what ever that 12 fret extra tone is about.

just an old guy jumping off a bandwagon. late night gig, and I'll probably delete my BS in the morning.



Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: Queequeg on October 29, 2019, 01:38:15 PM


I'm lost on this philosophy .
Yes I "get" the whole twelfth fret bridge placement/soundboard/top argument. (for what it's worth).
And yes, I've had a few such builds.
Frankly, for my work, as a player, I really need easy access to to full octave chording/solo-ing with-out the hindrance.
even with cut away access, playing in the third, fourth and fifth positions is pretty much impossible with a 12 fret neck join.

what may be "sacrificed" in 'tone" from a 14 fret, is more than made up in the ability to get to as many frets as possible when needed.

if there is, in fact a better, warmer, open sound with a 12 fret neck join, I'm all for it- ( if there is such a thing).
not sure, for me, and maybe others, the trade off is worth it.

Is this tonality anything similar to the great string den]bate?
Or the brazilian vs EIR debate?
 or bubinga over mahogany debate?
or silver oak over maple debate?
 
On the gig, in the studio, at a jam with others, blindfolds on, is there a consensus as to the winner of "best tone ever"?
sometimes, it's just all lost on me.

bottom line? 14 fret reach brings better players to the table- at least I play better with the extra "reach"
and frankly, I'm too busy finding my way up there to be bothered with what ever that 12 fret extra tone is about.

just an old guy jumping off a bandwagon. late night gig, and I'll probably delete my BS in the morning.


Kevin, I'm with you on this.  :thumb
I know the first position is referred to as the 'cash register' but I use the whole fretboard.
And while I'm not sure it's like the string thing, in that placing the bridge in the sweet spot of the lower bout makes a lot of sense to me and I do love the sound, I know many players, singers, that is, never get beyond the 5th fret. If that's how I played, yeah, I'd go for a 12-fret.


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: willynelson13 on October 29, 2019, 09:17:37 PM
 :cop:
Looks like the first Tommy's have shipped. For sale on R*v*rb!

Tommy Model! (https://reverb.com/item/29243167-larrivee-c-03-tommy-emmanuel)



Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: headsup on October 30, 2019, 01:20:38 AM
lovely guitars so they are....


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: Mikeymac on November 01, 2019, 06:33:50 PM
And, the official specs on Larrivee's website:

https://www.larrivee.com/products/c-03r-te

I wonder how long to get a lefty...?

 :donut :coffee :donut2 :coffee


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: J M Larrivée on November 02, 2019, 12:30:26 AM

I wonder how long to get a lefty...?


 First lefty out is going to Woodstock School of Music https://www.larrivee.com/dealers?keywords=Woodstock%20School


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: Mikeymac on November 02, 2019, 04:06:02 AM
First lefty out is going to Woodstock School of Music https://www.larrivee.com/dealers?keywords=Woodstock%20School

Thanks for the heads up, John! That's not too far from me (in SW Minnesota).

 :thumbsup


Title: Re: WHAT?! Larrivee Tommy Emmanuel Signature Guitar?! YES!
Post by: ducktrapper on November 02, 2019, 03:59:29 PM


I'm lost on this philosophy .
Yes I "get" the whole twelfth fret bridge placement/soundboard/top argument. (for what it's worth).
And yes, I've had a few such builds.
Frankly, for my work, as a player, I really need easy access to to full octave chording/solo-ing with-out the hindrance.
even with cut away access, playing in the third, fourth and fifth positions is pretty much impossible with a 12 fret neck join.

what may be "sacrificed" in 'tone" from a 14 fret, is more than made up in the ability to get to as many frets as possible when needed.

if there is, in fact a better, warmer, open sound with a 12 fret neck join, I'm all for it- ( if there is such a thing).
not sure, for me, and maybe others, the trade off is worth it.

Is this tonality anything similar to the great string den]bate?
Or the brazilian vs EIR debate?
 or bubinga over mahogany debate?
or silver oak over maple debate?
 
On the gig, in the studio, at a jam with others, blindfolds on, is there a consensus as to the winner of "best tone ever"?
sometimes, it's just all lost on me.

bottom line? 14 fret reach brings better players to the table- at least I play better with the extra "reach"
and frankly, I'm too busy finding my way up there to be bothered with what ever that 12 fret extra tone is about.

just an old guy jumping off a bandwagon. late night gig, and I'll probably delete my BS in the morning.



Well, of course, the disadvantage of a 12 fret neck is a certain amount of inaccessibility. I have a OOO-50 and it is a freaking cannon, however. I wouldn't choose it for playing lead but on the songs I would use it for, it is not a problem. At the end of the proverbial day, if I was really concerned, I'd pull out my strat!  :beer