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« Reply #40 on: January 20, 2014, 07:40:26 PM »

Besides the Larrivee's I have just one, the Recording King ROS-16 that I haven't had out of the case since last fall. It's not a Larry but it is a fine sounding and playing guitar that I don't have to worry about taking on a boat or playing around a campfire. With all the home improvement projects going on its hard to find time to play 1 guitar let alone 4.
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« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2014, 09:55:38 PM »

My main guitar is the Larrivee L09. 1 3/4 nut width...love that for fingerstyle. I have an old Ovation Legend that I use for strumming lots of bar chords as the neck is narrow...not good for fingerstyle and lousey bass. I have an American Standard Strat a 1965 reissue Epiphone Casino...really nice guitar...I use flatwounds on it. Since I play fingerstyle almost all of the time now I am usually playing the Larrivee. I am however lusting after a James Goodall Jumbo...nicest guitar I ever played...1 3/4 nut width. I'm getting a K&K pure mini put in my Larrivee and an Orchid muting DI and a Fishman Loudbox mini....as always, when funds permit....or I win the lottery.
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« Reply #42 on: January 21, 2014, 07:44:15 AM »

I'm down to 1 guitar now ~ my '92 Larrivee L-05.  Quite a few guitars went through my hands before settling on this one.  Has everything I want.

I primarily play mandolin now and both the kids have their own mandolins. My oldest son (11) has an American made telecaster that he got about a year ago and he loves it.
Dad: Pomeroy F5
Tai:  Weber Yellowstone
Ekou: Breedlove Spirit

We are currently having an Octave Mandolin built by Lawrence Nyberg .  He lives on Hornby Island, BC and used to work at Larrivee in the early 90s.  He builds wonderful instruments and are in a league of their own.  We are looking at an April delivery date.  Here's a picture of a mandola that he lent me over the holidays.  I came so close to taking up the mandola  whistling

Here is a link to the build thread over on the mandolin cafe Nyberg OM build thread

I'll try to upload some pictures and link them here.

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« Reply #43 on: January 22, 2014, 01:37:01 PM »

Other than my Larrivees, I play my 98 Guild DV 52 
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« Reply #44 on: February 18, 2014, 05:22:18 PM »

I have picked up a new Godin 5TH Avenue Kingpin II Cognac Burst. Very nice sounding archtop, anyone else play these? I originally bought an Ibanez Artcore, but after a month I noticed a significant hump on the neck near the 14th fret, I took it back , the dealer said they were having trouble with the humidity in the new store and this could have been a result. I checked the same guitar on display and it had the same condition, I decided to give the Godin a try, It has been a month and so far, so good.
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« Reply #45 on: February 19, 2014, 03:49:38 AM »

Just added a National NRP steel body. Different animal for sure than the wood body spider bridge I already had. It's a way back machine.
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« Reply #46 on: February 19, 2014, 05:47:31 AM »

I see this thread has expanded to include a variety of stringed muses...
Other than my two acoustics that I mentioned earlier, I've got a Fender Am Std Strat, a Heritage 535, a Heritage 150, a Benford Tele, and a Larrivee RS-2. Of all of my guitars, the RS-2 has been getting the most play time the last couple of months. My place is getting a lot of work done so I put away all my gear, but for the RS-2 and my Boogie DC-2. Both bomb proof. Even in name, they just seem to go together.
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« Reply #47 on: February 19, 2014, 10:59:53 PM »

I've got a real mixture: two really nice Ovations - 1537 Elite and 1993 Collectors, a Takamine TF87PT parlor, a Cordoba C9 Dolce Classical, a Seagull SWS Mini Jumbo, and a Godin Multiac Spectrum SA. I have a used Larrivee OM-09 on the way, and this will be my first Larrivee for a few years.
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« Reply #48 on: February 20, 2014, 10:37:17 PM »

I have a cheapie all mahogany Guild 12 String which occasionally comes out and a small body Engelman/Coccbolo Kronbauer which makes a nice change from my J09 and L05 but has not managed to surpass either in my affections !
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« Reply #49 on: February 22, 2014, 01:24:31 AM »

A Lito Benito G\A rosewood B\S Alerce top 3000 year old wood from chile a wonderful sounding acoustic.
Also an old 1971 Yamaha 12 string it has that old folk sound you don't really hear in most 12's
2001 Taylor 655ce 12 string a joy to play all the way up the neck and easy on the eyes.
But still waiting for my favorite larri 6 string genie headstock to come back to me crying
Out of 5 different electrics I only ever pick up the cheap Yamaha pacifica [pine body] great necks on those
One day hope to buy an OLson acoustic but have to win the lottery first
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« Reply #50 on: February 23, 2014, 06:16:05 AM »

I have reduced the number to four guitars in possession, the Larrivees and this seagull. It's an artist folk. I installed a b-band AST in it and it sounds good. It may be for sale soon to help fund some new gear.

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« Reply #51 on: March 13, 2014, 05:53:38 AM »

My profile signature has the list of what I own, but my most recent purchase (this week), is pictured in the following gallery.

A rare 1967 Josh White Ovation. A 12 fret to the body, slotted headstock, handlaid shiny bowl. 
 It was made in Ovation's second year of production with Josh White being the first endorsee of Ovation,
and also the first African American to have a signature guitar.
http://imgur.com/a/pri29#

While youre there, I have photos of my larrivee om03 MQ (from the 12 fret store's advert) and my recent purchase
of a  beautiful 2004 Parker pm20 electric with quilted bubinga top...very pretty.

Hope you enjoy the pics. These 3 guitars look and sound wonderful. Feel free to check out all 3 albums.
http://photodork.imgur.com
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« Reply #52 on: March 24, 2014, 06:38:11 PM »

...my recent purchase
of a  beautiful 2004 Parker pm20 electric with quilted bubinga top...very pretty.

Small world - I just traded a PM20 Bubinga (plus a Breedlove Atlas Studio C250/EO and Loar LM 500) as part of the deal that brought home my new D-40R.

My other instruments are a 1977 Martin M-38 (bought from the original owner back in '78 or '79) and an early (ca '80?) Stelling Staghorn banjo (original owner). If I ever get past newb status (donuts already delivered in a previous post) I'll put up some pics of the whole family.
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« Reply #53 on: March 26, 2014, 02:47:01 AM »

Small world - I just traded a PM20 Bubinga

Craig,
congrats on the larrivee!

 how did you like the Parker? I like most everything about it other than the pups. I'm thinking about putting some paf's or '59's in it.
The bubinga top is stunning.

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« Reply #54 on: March 26, 2014, 11:23:03 PM »

how did you like the Parker? I like most everything about it other than the pups. I'm thinking about putting some paf's or '59's in it.
The bubinga top is stunning.

I agree about the bubinga. In fact, the whole appearance of the guitar was gorgeous, though I would have preferred one with the original "hockey stick" Parker headstock than the later 3+3 that I got. Just not as distinctive. Other than that, I have to say that I don't really know electrics that well, but it seemed to play fine. Overall it was part of a failed experiment.    Elderly said its truss rod was maxed out and its neck needed a heat press, but it seemed to play in tune to me. If anyone wants to see it, it's on Elderly's website under vintage and used instruments/solid body electrics/parker, at the bottom of the page. For that matter, the Breedlove Atlas Studio C250/EO is there as well, under vintage and used/flat-top/breedlove, again at the bottom of the page.
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« Reply #55 on: May 08, 2014, 10:43:38 PM »

Acoustic - In addition the Larrivee L09 I have a 1982 Ovation Legend....the ovation has a very narrow nut width and a poor bass response so I use it as a strummer and flatpicking. Its my old standby...like an old friend. I use the Larrivee for fingerstyle almost exclusively because of the 1 3/4 nut width and beautiful tone across the board.
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« Reply #56 on: May 09, 2014, 09:49:03 PM »

I have
*  my 35 year old Ibanez dreadnaught (all laminated, but well made in Japan)
*  a 1957 Harmony Monterey archtop that was a gift from my best friends father (he bought it new)
*  a 1994 Pimentel classical, made by the father of the Pimentel family, who died a number of years ago (cedar/rosewood)
*  a Recording King 000, solid top, lam. hog b/s, slotted headstock, 1 7/8" nut...

...all lefty, except the Harmony, which I have temporarily converted to lefty (it can be converted back).

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« Reply #57 on: May 10, 2014, 02:03:32 AM »

The guitars in my signature tell it all....

My OO-03R w/IS top is still # 1....

Enjoy them all..... BobW  
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« Reply #58 on: May 10, 2014, 11:32:47 AM »

The guitars in my signature tell it all....

My OO-03R w/IS top is still # 1....

Enjoy them all..... BobW  

It's actually noted as #2 
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« Reply #59 on: May 13, 2014, 09:54:59 PM »

I know most of this conversation is about Larrivee ACOUSTICS, but a few of us have also ventured over to the dark side of Larrivee ELECTRICS...mine currently are an RS-4 and RS-2, used to have a Bakersfield, but I'm juts not much of a Tele guy...

...so I also play some other electrics... six Warmoths I've put together over the years, an Epiphone Elitist Les Paul, a Carvin Fatboy and Carvin DC150 (which is for sale), a Yamaha 335-style I got recently (mentioned in another thread here), and...

...coming back home after about a year with a fellow lefty on the east coast, my Gibson SG Standard is on it's way back to me this week - will arrive Thursday or Friday.

When I got this '09 SG, it had been badly modded by the previous owner; EMG pickups, and they only used one V/T on it - to make room for the battery inside the control cavity. So they GLUED the other two V/T knobs to the top of the guitar (what repair person does this? See pics below). I "restored" it to stock - my version of stock, because it has a pair of LARRIVEE humbuckers in it, and they sound delicious! Nice to hear what they can do in a Gibson scale mahogany guitar!

Anyway, that's enough jawing for now, here's a few pics (from when I had her before). A couple "before" (w/EMGs) shots, and a couple after...
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