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larwill
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« on: April 13, 2011, 05:07:25 AM »

Just played a wonderful Larrivee ten series uke at a local store and was blown away by the looks and sound. I had never seen one before and was wondering how many were made. Are these sought after?
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2011, 05:39:55 AM »

Larrivee ukes are indeed awesome - from the low-end to the high-end ones.

I particularly like their signature tone - bright but with an underlying darkness. They tend to sound great strung either re-entrant or with a low G. Thy are my favorite soprano ukes.

Larrivee made mostly soparnos plus a very few concerts. They weere originally made for a customer in Japan and they made a few extras for the Canadian and US markets sometime aorung 1999/2000. Then they made a couple of other runs after that for the domestic market.

They are no longer made though.

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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2011, 11:14:37 AM »

I've got an all mahogany one that I got off of a forum member. Love it! Best uke I've ever played, if that means anything, since I haven't played that many high end ones. I gather they're not making any more and no longer even have the templates and such. At least, that's what we heard when we discussed the possibility of a "forum uke". If you can find one, I don't think it will disappoint.  

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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2011, 01:19:42 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2011, 01:24:55 PM »

I should really buy a uke, find a good book of tunes and learn those old standards. 
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2011, 03:41:57 PM »

Ukes be good for you.
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-Larrivee P-05 all quilted mahogany hogtop parlor
-Larrivee Special Edition Rosewood & sitka parlor
-Martin 0-15s slothead hogtop 12 fretter
-Martin 00-28v rosewood & adirondack
-Martin CEO-7 rosewood & adirondack

FOR SALE:
-Larrivee 00-3r short 24-3/4" scale, rosewood binding, Colosi bone nut & saddle. Very lush with overtones! $900 + shi
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