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« on: February 10, 2007, 02:46:21 AM »

So I got it. I had credits at a store, and traded a couple little amps and got the price in cash down by half. So, I got it with no case, no truss wrench, for about $400. Not bad, when they usually cost about a grand.

Unlike a lot of low-end Taylors, this thing roars. It still shimmers, but has some real guts in the bass, and a good amount of sheer volume. So I'm happy!

The neck's good, too. Nice ebony feel and low action. The pickup seems to be a battery-powered blend of undersaddle with the neck mag pickup gizmo that they are into these days--they call it ES Blue. Huh. Blew it, they is abysmal. I plan to glue in a phalanx of K & K pezo's until it sounds real. No bass at all, and sound like wet cardboard. What on earth were they thinking?

But to the real meat of the matter:

I'm a guy who likes to play and collect a wide variety of guitars. I am delighted to have scored an really fine Epiphone MasterBuilt Mahogany Dread for $325. Very rich, dark and bassy. And of course, I'm sticking with my Larrivee D-03 Rosewood, and my LC-09.

We recently acquired a Goodall Jumbo in Spruce and Rosewood, too. It's neck isn't as good as the LC-09, though! So it's out getting adjusted and customized. Nice sound, though, very pianistic. We have a MArtin D-35, and I'd like to get another for the trademark MArtin sound--I loved the David Croby D-18, but it was way pricey, even used!

There seems to be a war between Thosewho love Larrivees vs. Taylor fans. I've just been reading such posts.

I love them both! But really nice lower-end Taylors  seem harder to find, where every Larrivee has been spectacular. In fact, for consistency of playability and sound, they are matchless.

Doug Jones

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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2007, 05:08:52 AM »

congrats! seems like you're gonna have to update your sig now... :)

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Larrivee OM03
??????? who knows what's next? :)
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2007, 04:02:57 AM »

Wow. That's a great price on a very nice guitar.

I found my used 2001 Taylor 310 a few weeks ago and haven't looked back. Incredible sound and great action. Love the 1.75" nut width. First guitar I've ever owned with that wider nut.


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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2007, 04:28:20 AM »

Congratulations on the good price. I did find some good values in used stock locally, but they were not what I really wanted.

I could imagine that it really is nice because I tried Taylor 1,2 and 3xx's at two different shops before discovering the Larrivees.

Enjoy it.
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