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« on: September 01, 2010, 04:24:32 AM »

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Big leaf maple/ Engleman spruce 615ce special order.

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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2010, 04:26:20 AM »

New acquisition?

Wish I could see it better.

The maple looks pretty.

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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2010, 04:30:03 AM »

   All that J-200 talk and then this just fell into my hands. I'll post more later. Been a busy day and time to sign off.  I'll put up better ones tomorrow.
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2010, 04:50:51 AM »

Congrats Danny... wondering what the difference between big leaf vs quilted maple.  nice guitar

BTW, before I stumbled into this forum back in Sept 2008, I've been GAS-ing for a Taylor 615ce.

Enjoy & can't wait to read your impressions!

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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2010, 06:56:21 AM »

Danny my friend you are full of surprises.   I came very close to buying a lefty Taylor 614 with full sunburst right before I got my first Larrivee.    The maple on these can be incredible.   What will you come up with next ?
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2010, 12:00:35 PM »

This makes me chuckle Danny...i thought you couldn't play bigger guitars! I've had jumbo gas for a while too...and got a J-185 earlier this year. Big change from the smaller Larrivees...

That one sure looks pretty...years ago I was smitten by Taylor's maple guitars and that's the experience that eventually caused me to enter the world of finer flat tops. Never did buy a Taylor but played a 615 at Fat Sound a week ago and it was a mighty fine guitar with a unique voice. Congrats on your new friend...its a beauty.

Now I gotta find the J-200 conversations you mentioned....that's where my gas is currently point
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2010, 12:27:58 PM »

that's a real beaut, Danny.  nice guitar
Congratulations.
Enjoy!
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2010, 01:57:41 PM »

Congrats Danny... wondering what the difference between big leaf vs quilted maple.  nice guitar

Big leaf is a species of maple from the northwest. It can have a lot of figuring or be plain. if it has a lot of figuring it is often called quilted or flamed depending on the pattern...
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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2010, 02:42:43 PM »

This makes me chuckle Danny...i thought you couldn't play bigger guitars! I've had jumbo gas for a while too...and got a J-185 earlier this year. Big change from the smaller Larrivees...

That one sure looks pretty...years ago I was smitten by Taylor's maple guitars and that's the experience that eventually caused me to enter the world of finer flat tops. Never did buy a Taylor but played a 615 at Fat Sound a week ago and it was a mighty fine guitar with a unique voice. Congrats on your new friend...its a beauty.

Now I gotta find the J-200 conversations you mentioned....that's where my gas is currently point
   

    I know I have spoke often of my shoulder troubles. I also have wanted a Southern Jumbo since way back. This is a Taylor version obviously. And it came to me as a surprise from a friend.

     He wanted the OM-21 back that he sold me over about two years ago I think and was willing to trade me this one. I am also doing some work on his car A/C and repairing a nice mando he has. As well as putting open back sta tites on the OM-21.

    As far as playing it I played for an hour two nites ago and the tight waist allows it to sit low and I shift my arm forward a little. My fingers wind up in the center of the sound hole and it seems to work fine.

                 Gotta take a walk with the little lady, more later. (pics too)
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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2010, 02:51:05 PM »

   
    As far as playing it I played for an hour two nites ago and the tight waist allows it to sit low and I shift my arm forward a little. My fingers wind up in the center of the sound hole and it seems to work fine.           

yes, I also find a small jumbo more comfortable to play than a dread due to the tighter waist.
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« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2010, 03:16:21 PM »

got a J-185 earlier this year. Big change from the smaller Larrivees...


What do you think of the J-185?
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« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2010, 03:58:45 PM »

By the way....
Very Nice find Dan, she looks like a sweetheart.
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« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2010, 04:40:09 PM »

   Thanks for all the comments guys.

                Here is a pic from a year or so ago that I took for my friend.
           

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« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2010, 06:06:58 PM »

With so much research being done to find substitutes for tonewoods in guitars I imagine that it is only a matter of time before something is discovered. I don't know that man will ever be capable of manufacturing (synthetic) anything prettier than the wood in good guitars. Gorgeous instrument there!!!
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« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2010, 07:29:55 PM »

    Thanks,
  Here are a few more pics from last year, in one you can see my old BMW 1973 2002 and in the other my 00-09FM on the wall.

  I still need to take some decent current pics. I spent several hours cleaning it and putting new EJ-17's on.
I lowered the saddle a bit as well. The tusq will go in time. Bone nut and saddle, polished nice and shiny.

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« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2010, 01:15:29 AM »

  I TOOK SOME NEW PICS TODAY



  This is a huge Cypress tree on Cypress creek in Comfort, Texas.



We're staying a few days in one of the cottages in the background. Very relaxing place to be.
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« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2010, 02:41:19 AM »



   That tree makes this jumbo look like a parlor.
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« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2010, 02:49:47 AM »


I do like the fret markers and abalone rosette. Sorry my pics are not any better.


The Grover tuners are so smooth and easy to dial in.


If you look close you see a line that is the neck block mahogany showing on the outside.
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« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2010, 03:17:52 AM »

Very nice Danny. A classy looking instrument to be sure! How does it sound? I must admit I was disappointed to hear you traded the OM-21, but you've traded into a beautiful, and unique instrument, so I guess I'll let you off the hook for that one! 

Enjoy my friend. 

Cheers, Scott.
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« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2010, 03:29:01 AM »

Very nice Danny. A classy looking instrument to be sure! How does it sound? I must admit I was disappointed to hear you traded the OM-21, but you've traded into a beautiful, and unique instrument, so I guess I'll let you off the hook for that one! 

Enjoy my friend. 

Cheers, Scott.
Thanks Scott, I don't think any less of the OM-21, this was just an opportunity to acquire a guitar I've always wanted. I don't know how long I'll be able to play it, but until I can't, I think I will. blush

                        This it a quote from the Taylor website about the 615ce.
"Our Jumbo maple model has been affectionately referred to as a “guitar cannon.” And the big body provides a gorgeous canvas for maple's stunning figure."
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