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Title: A Vintage N.O.S.???
Post by: Redeemed on September 24, 2005, 06:13:59 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/Jean-Larrivee-Custom-O-5-series-Sharp-Cutaway-new_W0QQitemZ7352978086QQcategoryZ33030QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


It's supposedly German spruce... with a brazilian headstock veneer... I'm just a bit skeptical.. but it does look new.



-dan


Title: Re: A Vintage N.O.S.???
Post by: ronmac on September 24, 2005, 07:16:22 PM
I would be skeptical about the description of the woods used. The pictures aren't that great but it does look to be pre 1995 (old style rosette).

If you are interested I would ask the seller for the serial number so that you can talk to Brian T. and clear up any mysteries.


Title: Re: A Vintage N.O.S.???
Post by: Randy_R on September 25, 2005, 12:01:53 PM
This is the earliest NOS guitar I've seen in a couple of years of watching. The previous earliest is a 1997 model.


Title: Re: A Vintage N.O.S.???
Post by: Ratishna on September 25, 2005, 04:31:16 PM
Rosette identifies it as pre-1993.  I'm skeptical about "brazilian" rosewood or "German" spruce, but it looks pretty cool as NOS and nearly 15 years old.

E. Shoaf


Title: Re: A Vintage N.O.S.???
Post by: jmhyer on September 25, 2005, 05:43:47 PM
Just curious...

Assuming that this is a NOS guitar, I wonder what Larrivee's requirements are in order for the warranty to apply to the buyer.  Can you still register it after all this time?  Does the current seller have to be an "authorized dealer"?  I would think the answer to both questions would be "yes".  Based on info from Larrivee's web site, there is only one authorized dealer in the UK and the seller doesn't appear to be him/her.


Title: Re: A Vintage N.O.S.???
Post by: jmhyer on September 26, 2005, 04:06:32 PM
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Posted on: September 25, 2005, 01:43:47 PMPosted by: jmhyer

Just curious...

Assuming that this is a NOS guitar, I wonder what Larrivee's requirements are in order for the warranty to apply to the buyer.  Can you still register it after all this time?  Does the current seller have to be an "authorized dealer"?  I would think the answer to both questions would be "yes".   

Anybody know?  :huh:


Title: Re: A Vintage N.O.S.???
Post by: ronmac on September 26, 2005, 04:57:43 PM
I'm sure you are right about the need to be a registered dealer. It's always the maker's call in these situations. I would contact Brian T. and get a ruling, berfore purchasing, if that is important to you.


Title: Re: A Vintage N.O.S.???
Post by: jmhyer on September 26, 2005, 09:07:33 PM
Thanks, Ron.  Good advice.