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Title: a couple dumb, yet related old Larrivee guitar stories.
Post by: headsup on September 06, 2021, 02:17:44 AM
Some folks around here know I've been around the block a couple times- with respect to how long I've been with the brand etc.

I gave a 1989 larrivee RS4 away the other night.
 More on that later.( with pics)- so stay tuned kids.

I own the first steel string guitar Jean ever made, that was built for a fiend of mine- in 1971.
 Personally, Jean built a guitar for me in 1972, when he used to bring his guitars up, 2 at a time, in his car- to Montreal from Toronto in1972, when I was working at Rufus Guitar shop on Sherbrooke st.

the 1971 guitar I am referring to- i saved from a campfire Nova Scotia several years ago.
I was told it once belonged to.. lets say "bob s".

it was beat to crap, and arrived in a cardboard box, no case, with a huge crack along it's side.

I spent half a year carefully rebuilding this old gal, and when I finally strung it up, it just sang.

I reached out to "Bob s" and said , "hey I have your original Larrivee, that Jean built JUST fir you- way back in 1971 ( 50 years ago!).

meh, says Bob, I have another Larrivee now, I'm happy.

Heck even the folks at Brand headquarters weren't interested...

I still got it, i still play it.

story # 2 following.


Title: Re: a couple dumb, yet related old Larrivee guitar stories.
Post by: 247hoopsfan on September 06, 2021, 03:20:34 AM
Great campfire save!  Do you still have your ‘72? 


Title: Re: a couple dumb, yet related old Larrivee guitar stories.
Post by: Strings4Him on September 06, 2021, 02:29:06 PM
Love these background stories Kevin.  Thanks.


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Title: Re: a couple dumb, yet related old Larrivee guitar stories.
Post by: headsup on September 09, 2021, 01:39:36 AM
well there are a couple good things about getting old, and being in the music biz for over 50 years.

the stories are the magic pieces.

I used to sing a beautiful song by John Sebastian called " "all the stores we could tell".