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« Reply #40 on: April 30, 2010, 02:10:00 AM »

Theres really only one other guitar I have sellers remorse for,my 95 Gibson Vintage AJ base on the 1936 modal.Other then that I just GAS for a couple more Larrivee's.
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« Reply #41 on: April 30, 2010, 02:51:11 AM »

There's a '92 L-05 that has caught my eye  whistling

Yep, my GAS is cured  
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« Reply #42 on: April 30, 2010, 07:31:02 PM »

My recent additions  (now it looks like I am adding a P-09, all Larrivee's except the Cargo) has even lowered my GAS even for another Larrivee - a 000 that is oner of my all time To Die For guitars. What I have covers my tastes so well, that it would be redundant.

I might still someday add a D-18 GE or D-28 Marquis because I always wanted a big Martin. But my L-09 otherwise made wanting a dread or OM seem superfluous. The 00-03 covers from the other direction. The parlor is just because! And it has it's own uniqueness in my collection. The Goya for classical and lute type pieces.

WHAT ELSE COULD ANYONE WANT??!!
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« Reply #43 on: April 30, 2010, 10:57:41 PM »

NO!

That would apply to my Larrivee, Martin, Gibson and Guild guitars also.

GAS is somthing that we all would have to admit comes and goes.  When you got your "last" guitar, you swore (usually to spouse) this was the final and last one.  We all know where that goes.

Just natural to see/hear a beautiful guitar and want to play it...follow your instincts; promote the economy...BUY MORE GUITARS!

 

 
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« Reply #44 on: May 01, 2010, 12:14:26 AM »

I have plenty of dreads. (I like 'em) Always thought I needed an OM to fill a more balanced tone need. Then I was given my L-09 Madi. No GAS since... except for that 12 string I finally got and needed. :)
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« Reply #45 on: May 01, 2010, 03:43:24 AM »

I find that other guitars don't have as much allure to me after owning my 2 Larrivees.  I think I have all I need... a great dreadnaught D10, and an incredible all around/fingerstyle in my JCL 40th Anniversary.  I still stop by Gryphon in Palo Alto occasionally just to play a few nice guitars.  But even after playing some very expensive luthier-built guitars, I don't find that they offer anything better than what I have.  It is kind of a good feeling actually. 

Of course, I still check the Larrivee Classifeds just to see if I might be missing something.   I just missed out on a L03 Blackwood on the Bay.  I would like to know how those sound.  I hear they are a "darker" sound than Koa, which may suit me.  I find Koa a little bit thin in tone and volume.

My answer is, "No." GAS is usually relative to exposure. I try to play guitars from many manufacturers and I appreciate them all for various reasons. If I were married to one brand, I'd have never discovered Larrivees. I do love my L-09 though.

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« Reply #46 on: May 01, 2010, 05:40:59 PM »

My answer is, "No." GAS is usually relative to exposure. I try to play guitars from many manufacturers and I appreciate them all for various reasons. If I were married to one brand, I'd have never discovered Larrivees. I do love my L-09 though.

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I didn't start out to be a "One Brander." In fact my goal was to have representative guitars from each of my favorite brands.  I really have found a home in the Larrivee sound that was what I heard in my head. I would still like a Martin vintage dread, a Froggy Bottom OM size, some kind of Santa Cruz and Goodall, and maybe a cheap dobro type, but it is day dreaming more than GAS. Since I find my present collection so satisfying, that there is little missing.

It is not that I don't like, and I do really like those brands, I have just come to love the Larri's so much.
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« Reply #47 on: May 04, 2010, 06:35:20 PM »

I have become a OO fan, and since finding a nice Larrivee OO-60 I thought the GAS was over. But I have had my eye on the Martin OO-18H Geoff Muldaur Signature model.
I love the sunburst and I might be liking the 1 13/16" wide nut. I gives my fat fingers a little more room. I also don't really love the standard Larrivee string spacing at the bridge of 2 3/16". Just a little tight, but workable. The 2 5/16" spacing on that Martin is a nice fingerstyle compromise. Still the 00-60 is a keeper and fun to play and fun to listen to.

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« Reply #48 on: May 05, 2010, 11:25:18 AM »

There is no cure for GAS.
Everytime I buy a guitar, I want another one not long after. My Martin OM-21 came real close to curing me......but now I really want a P-03.

Best to just face facts. GAS is terminal !

Cheers, Scott.
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« Reply #49 on: May 05, 2010, 09:29:21 PM »

There is no cure for GAS.
Everytime I buy a guitar, I want another one not long after. My Martin OM-21 came real close to curing me......but now I really want a P-03.

Best to just face facts. GAS is terminal !

Cheers, Scott.
But what as way to go!!

(my wife just said, "You're through getting more guitars right?")
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« Reply #50 on: May 06, 2010, 01:14:28 PM »

But what as way to go!!

(my wife just said, "You're through getting more guitars right?")


Thats what my wife said to me after I got my Martin. Ive bought another 2 guitars since then.... "yes dear, thats the last one"...
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« Reply #51 on: May 06, 2010, 03:16:48 PM »


Thats what my wife said to me after I got my Martin. Ive bought another 2 guitars since then.... "yes dear, thats the last one"...

You have to get back on the Larrivee bandwagon!
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« Reply #52 on: May 07, 2010, 09:14:57 AM »

Until the mid '90s, I only played electric guitar.  My first decent acoustic was a Taylor 410, bought purely on Taylors reputation.  A year later I added a Fylde Falstaff that I tuned to DADGAD.  I began to read more about acoustics and decided I would treat myself to a "high end" model and on a visit to New York - where there are far more options to try out good guitars than in Edinburgh, where I live.m I spent a day on 48th Street playing Collings, Santa Cruz, Huss & Dalton etc but none of them "spoke" to me.  I remebered a friend had told me that he had played a Larrivee once and was amazed by it.  On that basis I headed out to Guitar Centre in Long Island and was blown away by Larrivees, eventually settling on an OM9, which I still have.  Since then I have also owned a Santa Cruz and a Martin.  These have subsequently been sold along with my Taylor.  The Santa Cruz D was a good guitar, well built, but I just could not get a sound out of it I liked.  Martins - fine, distictive sound, but .....Taylors - must the most over rated guitars on the planit.  Great for cutting through a mix if you put a pick up on them, but no subtlety of tone.  Larrivees, well my OM9 has been joined by a C09 and as off last week, a SD50 TSB.  I am a total convert.  Great build and tone and I visited their factory when I was on holiday in Vancouver a few years back and what really impressed me was the great working atmosphere there, a happy staff that are clearly dedicated.
Has Larrivee killed my GAS for other guitars?  Not entirely as I have a couple of other acoustics - a MciLroy A30 - former Lowden employee, who has his own distinct voicing -  tunded to CGCGCD and a custom built Forster Model C, effectively a 12 fret OM guitar.  I bought these because I loved them, the latter built to my own spec, wonderful instruments that are specialist guitars.  But would I look at Larrivee first before buying another acoustic?  Without a doubt.
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« Reply #53 on: May 07, 2010, 10:00:45 AM »

Well said Dave!   
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« Reply #54 on: May 08, 2010, 01:10:37 AM »

You have to get back on the Larrivee bandwagon!

Mikey, Im trying! Just ordered the Seymour Duncans for the Epi, Im on the hunt for a cheapish 15watt tube amp....then I'll start saving for the P-03 ! Phew, Im not GASing much, am I ?  

Cheers, Scott.
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« Reply #55 on: May 08, 2010, 08:41:37 PM »

That's a really interesting question.  After trying a whole slew of Martin, Santa Cruz, Collings (and several from luthiers who's names I can't remember) dreadnoughts, and about a dozen Larrivee D-50's and D-60's, I finally stumbled upon a D-50 that really stood out and and spoke to me.  It has become my main guitar and at a fraction of the price of the other guitars that I was considering, it's a pleasure to own.

I still audition dreadnaughts whenever I get the chance.  Some stand out as being louder and possibly warmer than my D-50, but none have the string-to-string balance and complex tonal pallet, at least not so far.  More importantly, every time I find a Martin that tonally fits the bill, I find that the neck is like a baseball bat compared to the D-50 and my small hands can't handle the stress.  So, it looks like it's the D-50 for me. 

But more to the question, I will always have GAS, because I'm a life long guitarist (35 years) and I think GAS just comes with the territory.  Giving up GAS would be like giving up breathing...

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« Reply #56 on: May 08, 2010, 10:32:19 PM »

Giving up GAS would be like giving up breathing...

Jeff

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« Reply #57 on: May 10, 2010, 06:39:39 AM »

3 (big) cheers to the acoustic guitar!!! 
 
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« Reply #58 on: May 13, 2010, 09:12:11 PM »

I've been thinkin' long and hard about a Boucher Walnut goose for a long time.  I brought my maple D0-3 over to try by a couple Bouchers today (no walnut, but a spruce, hog, and red wood) - preferred my Larry, so it's hurtin my GAS for others...not sayin' I'll stop GASin other Larrivées though.
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« Reply #59 on: May 14, 2010, 12:51:44 AM »

 

I've been trying to get down to one guitar for quite some time now but never really felt it could be done until I played my LV-03e. I think my GAS has been cured.

 
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