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« on: February 28, 2008, 02:48:16 PM »

Hi!  I am new to the forum and new to Larrivees! I just bought and traded for 2 a D-50 and the latest the
SD-60. I am blown away by these incredable instruments! The SD especially! Looking forward to being involved in your group!  BTW check this out "MY uke gently weeps" you may have to copy it into your address line.    Suburude


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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2008, 03:36:54 PM »

Welcome to the forum.  Agree, an awesome guitar the SD-60.  Mine continues to impress me evertime I play it.
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2008, 07:48:07 PM »

 +1 +1 +1 +1

SD-60, totally awesome. Instead of Slope Dread the SD should be Super Dog, as they are the Big Dog of guitars.

Congrats on a great guitar and enjoy it in good health.
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2008, 08:39:20 PM »

Howdy Folks,

What are the differences between the D-60 and SD-60? Is that just the slotted head stock? What all would that change about a guitar? Sound diff?

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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2008, 09:19:37 PM »

Michael, the SD is a slope-shouldered 12 fret dread, the D is a 14 fret dread.  The 12 fretters place the bridge more in the middle of the soundboard, thus moving the top much more efficiently.  Also has a larger body resulting in a larger sound, not neccessarily louder, but larger/fuller.  There are also those that claim that the slotted headstock, becuase it gives a better brak angle for the sting over the nut, transfers vibrations more efficiently to the top, as does the shorter neck.  Another difference on the Larrivee 12 fret dreads is the wider 1 7/8" neck.  I'm sure there are other differences that I have neglected to add, but I will leave that to others to speak to.
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2008, 10:00:22 PM »

In point of fact, the D body is larger than the SD
D-60 body dimensions
Lower Bout=16"
UB=11.875"
Waist=10.875"
Depth=5"

SD-60 body dimensions
Lower Bout=15.375"
UB=11.375"
Waist=10"
Depth=4.875"
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2008, 11:36:11 PM »

In point of fact, the D body is larger than the SD
D-60 body dimensions
Lower Bout=16"
UB=11.875"
Waist=10.875"
Depth=5"

SD-60 body dimensions
Lower Bout=15.375"
UB=11.375"
Waist=10"
Depth=4.875"

The one dimension you left out, though, is the length of the body from neck end to end block - I believe the slope D is longer, and this contributes much to the overall tone...just a minor point...
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2008, 11:38:32 PM »

The one dimension you left out, though, is the length of the body from neck end to end block - I believe the slope D is longer, and this contributes much to the overall tone...just a minor point...
You are correct, sir!
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2008, 11:59:35 PM »

Point taken, and what he said. bigrin
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« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2008, 12:39:39 AM »

ah, but my point was that the SD is a smaller body  guitarthan the D. and I stand by that. (even if it is longer)
that's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
anyone wants to challenge it, fill your D body with water, and then empty it into your SD body and you will see that it will overflow, and the SD simply can not hold all the water in your D guitar.
(and we should probably ask that you youtube this.)
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« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2008, 01:28:14 AM »

What are the differences between the D-60 and SD-60? Is that just the slotted head stock? What all would that change about a guitar? Sound diff?

Big difference in sound. Granted, I've haven't compared the D-60 with the SD-60, but I have played a D-50 to compare to my SD-50 and the SD sounds, to use a description used earier on this thread, "fuller". I think it's a richer sound. Not that that D-50 sounded "worse" (I loved the sound of the D-50, an incredible sounding dread) but my desert island guitar is definately the SD.
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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2008, 12:06:10 AM »

Congratulations on the new SD-60.

I really liked your link. I wonder what kind of Uke he is playing, it appeared to be all Koa.

 nice guitar
    
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« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2008, 12:43:47 AM »

Congrats on the new guitar!

BTW check this out "MY uke gently weeps" you may have to copy it into your address line.

I suddenly want a uke! Well, I'm at least adding that to my list of songs to learn. Thanks for posting.
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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2008, 09:52:41 AM »

Let us not forget that the D-50 has one of them skinny little necks that can tangle one's fingers up into knots when they're tryin to finger pick. Spent an afternoon at the 12th Fret last Christmas and the best sounding guitar I played that day was a D-50 slot head, and for $1200 there wasn't another instrument in the store that could compete in beauty or sound. But then, they were fresh out of SD's. 12 frets compared to 14 frets is apples to oranges regardless of the spruce real estate.
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