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« on: October 02, 2013, 08:07:14 PM »

...last night I dreamed that I toured the Oxford plant with my brother (Larry), and Jean was our personal tour guide most of the time. We ate lunch with Jean and visited about guitars, then toured the factory with some other folks, "group" style. Also met Matthew, btw...

...then, on part of the tour, Jean picks up this new model electric guitar that is built, but not finished yet: just raw wood; no pickups or hardware yet...

...it's a 335 style body! Semi-hollow, with some amazing figure in the wood on both neck and body (looks almost like black korina or very figured walnut...).

Anyway, I sadly wake up (about 2:30 in the morning) and realize it's all a DREAM!!! Rats!

But it leaves me wondering... will Larrivee ever build something like this?

I kind of doubt it, so in the meantime, I'm looking at one of these sweet things!

What would YOU do? Pull the trigger, or wait to see what Larrivee comes up with next?   wacko
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2013, 08:09:03 PM »

Be still my heart! The answer is yes to both. 
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2013, 09:20:59 PM »

Well Mike I'd wait, like you I am "patiently" waiting for a Larrivee Hollowbody.

I am not familiar with the modern day D'Angelico, is it a case of someone buying a name with a lot of history behind it and building guitars in Asia? I'd be cautious. Why not just get a Gibson if in a hurry or a Godin if you want to save a few bucks?
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2013, 09:26:17 PM »

  I like the dream and the guitar.
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2013, 10:10:55 PM »

Well Mike I'd wait, like you I am "patiently" waiting for a Larrivee Hollowbody.

I am not familiar with the modern day D'Angelico, is it a case of someone buying a name with a lot of history behind it and building guitars in Asia? I'd be cautious. Why not just get a Gibson if in a hurry or a Godin if you want to save a few bucks?

They're made in S. Korea, and there are also some USA models being built by a team trained by Gene Baker (formerly of Baker Guitars) in So. California. Have no idea on the price of the USA models. So far these Korean ones are getting good reviews, as are some Gretsches being made there (same factory maybe?). Gibson lefties are hard to come by and ex$pen$ive, and quality is hit and miss. I'm not familiar with any lefty Godin hollow or semi-hollow models similar to this one?
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2013, 10:12:16 PM »

The answer is yes to both. 

Duck, you're no help at all!   bigrin
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2013, 10:24:54 PM »

Duck, you're no help at all!   bigrin

You know you want to. 
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2013, 10:30:04 PM »

I'm not familiar with any lefty Godin hollow or semi-hollow models similar to this one?
There is Godin Montreal Premier as far as I know are available in Lefty as have seen other Godin Hollowbody Lefties. Been sniffing around these a bit myself as a 335 style with a twist.

Specs here
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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2013, 11:02:14 PM »

There is Godin Montreal Premier as far as I know are available in Lefty as have seen other Godin Hollowbody Lefties. Been sniffing around these a bit myself as a 335 style with a twist.

Specs here

I see a few (very few!) lefties listed on Godin's website, unfortunately, the Premiere isn't one of them.
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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2013, 05:09:46 AM »

Well Mike I'd wait, like you I am "patiently" waiting for a Larrivee Hollowbody.

Do you have any info on this - is Larrivee working on something, or is this just a pipe dream? The D'Angelico keeps beckoning to me...it has had some very good reviews:

Here's the 335 style review. (Guitar Player gives it an Editor's Pick Award. interesting, though - they call the Kent Armstrong pickups "high output," while every other place I've read they're described as "vintage output"...I would hope for the latter.)

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« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2013, 12:00:24 PM »

Do you have any info on this - is Larrivee working on something, or is this just a pipe dream?

No not really, last I spoke to Matthew during the Forum V Build he said it was very possible and something he and JCL were considering - so I chose to hang my hat on that.

Re the The D'Angelico review and guitar - I am a bit of a sceptic by nature so magazine reviews I always am wary especially of a guitar name with an historic past where its name was purchased by investors seemingly to exploit. Why wouldn't the builders put their own name on it? Marketing at it's fullest on all fronts in my view. I  would not buy without first trying a few out. But that's just me and my twisted view wacko
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« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2013, 05:58:45 PM »

Andrew,

Nothing wrong with being skeptical in this day and age...I understand that.

And I also take what magazines say with a grain of salt. I've talked to a couple people who attended NAMM and said they were pretty impressed with them (this is from a dealership that doesn't stock them, so they have no horse in the race). Their other comment was that the Gretsches they're getting out of Korea (which they DO stock and sell) have been very well made.
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« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2013, 02:56:46 PM »

Well, guys, I had another dream, and it's putting the dream of a 335 style on hold.

I've been gassing for a C-series Larrivee for years, and I've found a lefty that may be mine soon...very unique specs, but wrong for the original buyer - his loss, my gain. It's a C-10 with Silver Oak back/sides and Italian Spruce top...

...I'll keep y'all posted in the other Forum if the deal goes down...

...and maybe it just means there might be a LARRIVEE hollow or semi-hollow in my future...
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« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2013, 03:19:40 PM »

Congrats look forward to pics. It sounds like an extra special guitar
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« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2013, 03:39:27 PM »

Nice!  Hope you get it.
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« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2013, 12:44:08 AM »

Sounds like a nice instrument Michael. Hope your very pleased with it. Looking forward to your assessment of that tonewood.
I expect another guitar in my future and have not yet decided what it will be made of. SO is a possibility.
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« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2013, 02:59:24 PM »

If I were you I'd get the D'Angelico, you can always get a Larrivee if they come out with one. I'm not even left handed and I am tempted. 
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« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2013, 03:56:59 AM »

If I were you I'd get the D'Angelico, you can always get a Larrivee if they come out with one. I'm not even left handed and I am tempted. 
I'd love to get the D'Angelico ... but it's not in the budget right now. Now if I sell enough gear, then... 
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« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2013, 05:10:01 AM »

Nice!  Hope you get it.

The C-10 in "Silver Oak" is on its way ... it will be here Tuesday. Full review in the acoustic forum to follow.

(You bet I'm excited!  )

 
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« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2013, 10:44:10 AM »

The C-10 in "Silver Oak" is on its way ... it will be here Tuesday. Full review in the acoustic forum to follow.

(You bet I'm excited!  )

It's Tuesday!!!!       So let's hear about it!
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