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« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2013, 03:43:45 PM »

Well guys, I will surely be buying a 00 bodied guitar shortly,  as I currently have a P05 and just one other  larger mahogany backed guitar (just sold a Fender Tele, and an Admira classical), and I now think I'm gonna be suited by the 00 size .
I have narrowed my search down to a Larrivee Custom Rosewood 00 at Wildwood, or a Martin 00 rosewood, or Collings 00 rosewood (based on size /price/internet forum reviews.
The trouble I have is that I have nowhere anywhere nearby to try out any of these, and so I'm going to have to go via the internet ,and just take a stab at it.
I only ever play now sitting down, and I like to finger-pick ballad type songs and gentle melodies for my own enjoyment....based on that playing mode, I wondered if anyone with experience of any those 3 guitars could point me in the right direction....I know it'll only be a personal opinion, but I'd still be grateful for any clues , as to which instrument might suit that sort of slower almost melancholy music choice best.
At least if I/we get it wrong,      I can have another stab at it  later !   .........
Thanks in advance for any replies...Cheers David,  UK
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« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2013, 05:29:10 PM »

Being that my LS10 is my main gigging guitar you'd be very happy with one.

Don't I know it, and the two of us have a history don't we? (think J-05)  
The main problem at the moment for me is getting a guitar out from the US - our local currency is taking a  pounding - has done so for the past 15 months now.   wacko
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« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2013, 05:42:26 PM »

My next guitar will be a Larrivee, or at least my next "on purpose" one. I am so impressed with mine, and equally impressed with their repertoire of shapes, sizes and wood selections. I can't imagine a better value at the present time considering what you get inside one of those nice cases. I've stumbled across some really nice bargains and nice guitars over the years, and fell victim to some spontanious guitar consumption, but this past process of research, sampling and finally ending up with my recent Larrivee has me absolutely as happy as I could be. 
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« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2013, 06:27:54 PM »

My next 4 guitars will be Larrivees.   bigrin
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« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2013, 07:22:24 PM »

My next 4 guitars will be Larrivees.   bigrin



How about a hint. .I have a feeling I'll be  drool .
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« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2013, 08:43:50 PM »

next four guitars...   yea, lets hear the dream, dude!

my next guitar is a Larrivee!

in 2-3 weeks im gonna have me a custom OMV-03r short scale
i know waiting is worth it but crying

I think that will be my last guit acquisition for a long time, as its everything i want, and I have so many other girlfriends besides.
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« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2013, 09:16:20 PM »

My next one's a used Gibson J-45 Custom. Just clicked on all the dangerous keys to make it happen!   
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« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2013, 09:30:46 PM »

next four guitars...  yea, lets hear the dream, dude!

my next guitar is a Larrivee!

in 2-3 weeks im gonna have me a custom OMV-03r short scale
i know waiting is worth it but crying

I think that will be my last guit acquisition for a long time, as its everything i want, and I have so many other girlfriends besides.
 This is an unique Larrivee and very intriguing. I take that it is a 14 fret.
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« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2013, 11:45:51 PM »

  This is an unique Larrivee and very intriguing. I take that it is a 14 fret.
No clue actually  
the day after i placed my order with the dealer, I was doing some talking on the forum and scale length came up. i realized how much happier I'd be with the short scale. I called the dealer up and said "hey, I know you put the order in already but can you see if they'll make it a short scale?" Sure enough, they said they would, but i didn't ask about the construction details.
I've thought about it a lot since. They are resurrecting a discontinued model, and I'm sure they have the jiggery all ready to go.
They probably are not gonna make a custom body. Waaay too much work for a production shop like that.
My guess is they put a 12 fret neck on it, as its the simplest solution to get the scale length desired(24.75''). Im sure they already have them in production stock
No need to move  the bridge placement and throw off optimal placement for resonance, or to custom brace it to accommodate different bridge placement.

But who knows, it will be interesting to see what they come up with. Even with 12 frets, I'll have all the unadulterated, uninhibited fun of a cutaway.
It's scary to me to buy a guitar that I've never played, especially given how many variables there are. But its my firm belief that they wouldn't let a dud out the door. and hey, if I cant jive with it, I sure as hell bet one of you cats can
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« Reply #29 on: April 23, 2013, 06:06:43 AM »

I'm on the hunt for another Larivee. I'm drawn to the LV series.

Probably used in the $1200 range give or take.

If anyone knows where I can find one, please let me know.
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« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2013, 02:07:25 AM »

I'd really like a 000-28vs but every time I get close to having enough money to order one some other priority comes up and the money goes away. Not sure if anyone else has this problem...also I just missed a nice local used one last week. I don't see used ones show up too often so I was disappointed to miss that one...

 

Over the weekend I played a sweet J45TV. Killer tone. Playing guitars like that always makes me question my priorities. I think dreadaughts are uncomfortable to play but sometime the tone makes me think the uncomfort might be worth it...

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« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2013, 03:14:25 AM »

My next 4 guitars will be Larrivees.   bigrin


If Walkerman say his next 4 will be Larrivee's,well you can take that to the bank.The man has some of the most beautiful Larrivee's I've seen.

I should add that if a pre Fender guild JF30 or JF30/12 appeared and I had money I'd grab them.Then start saving for more Larrivee's.

I'd really like a 000-28vs but every time I get close to having enough money to order one some other priority comes up and the money goes away. Not sure if anyone else has this problem...



 crying I know what you mean,it seems to happen more often then not,lately.
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« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2013, 03:35:58 AM »

I've been seeing some killer walnut larrivees lately.....might have to strat rolling some change!
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« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2013, 10:43:39 PM »

I'd really like a 000-28vs but every time I get close to having enough money to order one some other priority comes up and the money goes away. Not sure if anyone else has this problem.


This happens to me all the time too! I hate it but it all works out in the end. I'm gett'in ready to pull the trigger on a LV-03R so we'll see what happens!!.....Hope I didn't just jinx myself...... ohmy
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« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2013, 01:46:04 AM »

Hope I didn't just jinx myself

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Good luck!

My most recent bit of discretionary income went towards a new bandsaw...I'm going to try to start to develop a modest wood turning shop in my garage...so no new guitar for a while...
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« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2013, 03:39:55 AM »



My most recent bit of discretionary income went towards a new bandsaw...I'm going to try to start to develop a modest wood turning shop in my garage...so no new guitar for a while...

How about a guitar building shop?
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« Reply #36 on: April 25, 2013, 02:15:37 PM »

My next and likely last will be either a

guild 212 hidden away at a local shop. Every time I go in the shop he makes sure to take it out, let me strum it a few minutes before he tells me " you know someone will walk out with this one someday and it might not be you if you don't buy it soon"

or the om-12
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« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2013, 02:54:39 PM »

Something else......
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« Reply #38 on: April 26, 2013, 01:41:15 AM »

LOL

 

Good luck!

My most recent bit of discretionary income went towards a new bandsaw...I'm going to try to start to develop a modest wood turning shop in my garage...so no new guitar for a while...

Hee hee - you got TAS. I'd love to have a Fox bending machine myself but I've been accumulating hand tools. I love working with chisels and planes now that I've learned to properly sharpen them!

As for my next guitar, it's almost done:



After that I'm gonna build a couple more but meanwhile my sole Larrivee is earning some serious mojo. It took a tumble down the basement steps - I'll say not how - but it was in its case and wasn't even knocked out of tune. How's that for a testimonial to Larrivee's quality? If it'd been my Martin it would be splintered all to pieces.

If I were to ever get another Larrivee I think I'd go with an LV-05, SD-50 or 000-50. I have this love affair with mahogany nowadays. I've never come across a walnut guitar though.
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« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2013, 01:43:43 AM »

I just tried out an excellent 2012 custom Martin 00-18 which sounded amazing!
There's a limited amount of 00 Larrivées here so I havn't been able to compare them but that Martin blew me away. I want it!
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