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« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2012, 04:43:37 PM »

My first guitar was a childs guitar brought for me by my parents from Mexico. I wish I knew where that was. I'm gonna ask.
But my first grownup guitar was, and still is, a Mitchel. My mom goated me in to buying it because I was constantly borrowing and playing my sisters guitar.
My Mitchel has become the beach/camping guitar. It is seldom played, but still sounds nice by the fire with a new set of strings. I'm sure it would like to wrap a strap around the Larrivee's neck and strangle it. :-)
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« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2012, 07:38:34 PM »

My mom and sister live in Nova Scotia and they have my first guitar.  It was a Dia II classical all laminate thing made in Taiwan.  Still has strings on it but I haven't played it in 6-7 years now. 
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« Reply #42 on: April 27, 2012, 01:27:12 AM »

No, but I have my second one....A Yamaha SG-365SII...
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« Reply #43 on: May 17, 2012, 02:09:42 AM »

I'm so glad I don't still have my first guitar...it was a Lotus, and was awful!
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« Reply #44 on: May 18, 2012, 08:53:24 PM »

I still have a Yamaha six string (FG345) that I bought soime 30 years ago in a hurry since my guitar lesson was that very evening. I paid about 3 hundred dollars for it and it's sat for many years in the basement since I got my LV-05.

Its held up well over time. Still looks lke the day I bought it.

My wife is now looking to use the old Yammer as she wants to learn to play. The narrow fretboard is better for her small hands that for my big mits....
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« Reply #45 on: May 19, 2012, 01:53:48 PM »

I still have my first Larrivée.  37 years and counting.
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« Reply #46 on: May 19, 2012, 11:48:09 PM »

I still have my first Larrivée.  37 years and counting.

Wow - that's fantastic. I wonder how many mid '70s Larrivees are out there. Can't be too many.
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« Reply #47 on: May 22, 2012, 01:18:55 PM »

Wow - that's fantastic. I wonder how many mid '70s Larrivees are out there. Can't be too many.

Since there were no serial numbers, who knows? Not even Jean Larrivée, according to the recently posted video. At the time and I don't know how accurate it is, I was told he and three apprentices were building two hundred guitars a year in 1975. There's somewhere around a thousand give or take several hundred, I'd guess.
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« Reply #48 on: May 22, 2012, 09:49:00 PM »

My first guitar was a plastic "cowboy" guitar I got when I was about 8 or 9 years old.  It is LONG gone! 
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« Reply #49 on: July 08, 2012, 02:03:16 AM »

My first was a Johnson dreadnaught. I still use it when I go on foreign mission trips so I don't risk one of my larrivee's getting beat up by delta. Can't beat it for 100 smackaroos.
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« Reply #50 on: July 24, 2012, 01:30:36 PM »

My first was a Johnson dreadnaught. I still use it when I go on foreign mission trips so I don't risk one of my larrivee's getting beat up by delta. Can't beat it for 100 smackaroos.
Brandon,

Great idea. 

Here's a challenge - next mission trip - leave the Johnson there with someone that will put it to great use.  I went to Peru in 2010, and that's what I did - wasn't my first guitar, but one that was donated to me by a local teen - knowing that it would find it's home in the jungles of Peru.  Here's a blog I wrote (in reverse order so the story could be read from beginning to end) about it.

http://missiontripguitar.blogspot.com/

I challenge you to add your story to the mission trip guitar blog.
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