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« on: August 08, 2010, 12:56:13 AM »

Walked into a guitar store today to exchange a defective cable and walked out with this.











The story is that this is one of a run of 10 from 2000.

They thought it was an L but as soon as I picked it up I knew it was an LS something smaller. I thought it was an LS

The measurements are exactly the same as my LS-05 except that it has the cutaway.

The scale length is 25.5"

Nut is 1 3/4"

Oh yeah - and it's Koa.

I couldn't just leave it there now could I?


edit: - maybe it's not an LS???
edit: - now confirmed - started November 22, 1999 this is an OMV-10KK with Anna on the headstock and vine inlay
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2010, 01:01:30 AM »

Oh my goodness. What an amazing find. Congratulations!
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2010, 01:02:24 AM »

MY.

OH.

MY...








...and it's an OMV body, not an LSV...they didn't start making the LSV until a couple years ago.

But

 nice guitar  nice guitar  nice guitar
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2010, 01:10:07 AM »

Kinda plain, dontcha think? 

What a beautiful guitar! Congrats!!

Cheers,

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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2010, 01:12:59 AM »

Hi Mikeymac,

The upper bout is just barely over 11 inches. I think the OMs are 11.75
Except for the cutaway it is almost identical to my LS.  Strange though - it is just a tiny bit to big to fit in the LS case. We're talking just a little bit.



...and it's an OMV body, not an LSV...they didn't start making the LSV until a couple years ago.

But

 nice guitar  nice guitar  nice guitar

I'm puzzled because I thought the OM models had an upper bout of 11 3/4.

Anyway I'll send the serial number off to Larrivée and see what they say.
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2010, 01:22:26 AM »

Some others will pipe in, but it has the 'sharper' or more angular curves of an OM rather than an LS, which has much rounder shoulders (like an L, of course).

Does the tag inside say LS or LSV on it? I'm almost certain that's an OM body with a venetian cutaway, hence an OMV. 
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2010, 01:27:00 AM »

Some others will pipe in, but it has the 'sharper' or more angular curves of an OM rather than an LS, which has much rounder shoulders (like an L, of course).

Does the tag inside say LS or LSV on it? I'm almost certain that's an OM body with a venetian cutaway, hence an OMV. 

No model number on the tag.
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2010, 01:36:39 AM »

More pictures - better shots of the body.



No model number on the tag.








I've got to learn how to photograph guitars. These gloss finishes are tough.
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2010, 01:41:34 AM »

Hi Lynda (lyric girl),

Oh my goodness. What an amazing find. Congratulations!

The story I got was there was a run of ten Koa like this in 2000.  Two of each body style and the twins got different headstocks. I think I got that right.

Anyway, this one is right at home with the one in my signature. Oh Oh - maybe I have to edit my signature now.
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2010, 01:52:07 AM »

Stunning!

like WOW stunning....

I'm betting it's a OMV tho... your first OM, and a very nice place to start....

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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2010, 02:01:13 AM »

Hi Dermot,

I was never partial to the OM shape. I felt that the upper bout we a little to broad in the shoulders for me but maybe I'm distracted by the vertical striping of the Koa.

Here's proof that two heads are better than one.

 
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« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2010, 02:56:13 AM »

I was never partial to the OM shape. I felt that the upper bout we a little to broad in the shoulders for me but maybe I'm distracted by the vertical striping of the Koa.
Just distracted by the shear blinding beauty... the sum of the parts  is amazing...

I never liked the look of OM's either, but i made an exception for my OM19...

How's it sound?
Any pick-up in it (yet)?
Are you bringing it over to the North Shore next week?
So many questions...
;-)

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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2010, 04:10:27 AM »

Hi Mikeymac,

...and it's an OMV body, not an LSV...they didn't start making the LSV until a couple years ago.

But

 nice guitar  nice guitar  nice guitar

Just got off the phone with Dermot. I think you're right - this is probably an OM.

I never thought I'd own an OM - but it was impossible to play this and not take it home.
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« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2010, 06:19:57 AM »

That's beautiful! Thanks for showing us. I'm glad I didn't see it, I just may have had to stoop to thievery.
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« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2010, 10:34:54 AM »

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« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2010, 10:46:05 AM »

Gadzooks  !!!!!!!  

Just the thing for playing some slack key...   ohmy  I particularly like the way that koa was used in the headstock inlay.
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« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2010, 12:11:54 PM »

Geezum.....well, I think I'll go in and exchange a defective cable too now. 
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« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2010, 12:56:03 PM »

VERRRRRY  VERRRRRRRRY  CREAMMMMY!!!!
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« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2010, 03:22:39 PM »

Holy Cow.
Simply lovely.  nice guitar
One of Wendy's best headstocks, IMHO. (yeah, I know we're not supposed to say that any more.)
2000, huh? So is that NOS or used?

(BTW, did you remember to exchange your defective cable?)
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« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2010, 03:40:58 PM »

Hi Queequeg

Holy Cow.
Simply lovely.  nice guitar
2000, huh?

One of Wendy's best headstocks, IMHO. (yeah, I know we're not supposed to say that any more.)
So is that NOS or used?

(BTW, did you remember to exchange your defective cable?)

Yes, the store cheerfully exchange the defective cable for a new one.

Used but apparently rarely played. zero fret wear that I can see.

yeah, I know we're not supposed to say that any more - what's that about?

There was a 2000 Larrivée catalog in the case. This inlay was one of six new inlays introduced in 2000.

It's called Anna.

Here is what it said in the catalogue.

Traditionally, our inlays have been designed to fit within the silver border that traces the perimeter of the headstock. This is one aspect of the art that differentiates us from many other guitar makers. This year, we're adding yet another twist to the concept with the creation of a limited edition, decorative Vine & Lattice design that will in turn encircle the headstock inlays.


I found the photo below at: http://www.larrivee.com/3_products/inlays/headstockInlays.html

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