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« on: December 05, 2015, 10:19:35 PM »

I just removed the Taylor 312ce from the for sale forum, it found a home.
The Seagull Concert artist sold last week.

They were both lovely guitars, both well made, solid tone woods, wonderful to play.
BOTH had terrific pick up systems that were warm, full and rich sounding.
If I didn't have to compare them, on stage, at home, or in my studio, I would still own both of them.

And there's the rub, they played and sounded terrific, until I picked up any one of my Larrivee's.
Says me, says my wife, who is on stage with me a lot, and listens to every guitar I bring home.

I'm spoiled with my wonderful, unique and special guitars from the Toronto, Victoria, Vancouver & Oxnard shops.
At least now I don't have to feel like I'm betraying any one of them (ya silly, I know) but except for my old original telecaster, ALL my guitars, acoustic and electric, are Larrivee's.......
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2015, 11:11:43 PM »

Know the feeling, I just sold a really nice Taylor 12 Fret that simply didn't have the quality of tone I enjoy from my two Larrivee OO 12 frets. The Taylor checked off all the boxes for me, short scale, neck width, 12 fret, cutaway, small bodied.

It just sounded sterile, nice but I never could warm up to it, after months in the case - gone!
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2015, 11:17:10 PM »

Well at least no one can say "you don't know what you're missing".   bigrin  or rather you can say I know what I'm missing and it's OK. Whatever...
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2015, 11:22:34 PM »

 +1   Been there, too...  it's hard to leave your best sounding guitar in it's case...  it really gets tough when you have several nice Larrivees...  I rotate to get different tones... 

What a horrible problem...   

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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2015, 02:21:30 AM »

I just love the character of Larrivee guitars. Some mistakenly call it a lack of character but that's not true.  It's very balanced, in a world of unbalanced instruments.  Though I've begun to purchase more boutique level guitars, I still love the music I make with my Larrivees (it's like talking with a friend).  And, nothing beats them at their price range.  I need to sell one of them and it's truly making me sad. I love my Larrivees and can't figure out which one to part with.
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2015, 07:55:48 PM »

   Join the club.  My Taylor 214 (all solid wood) never gets played. Not a patch on my Larrivees.
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2015, 11:51:32 PM »


I need to sell one of them and it's truly making me sad. I love my Larrivees and can't figure out which one to part with.


Yes, hard choices...

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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2015, 02:58:29 PM »

I have 3 really nice guitars. A 1974 Guild D55, Taylor 714 CE and a Larrivee OM19 California SE. I am recovering from surgery on my ulnar nerve and the only guitar I can play comfortably for more than 5 minutes is the Larrivee. Oddly my neurosurgeon also plays guitar and 3 X 15 minute playing sessions per day has been prescribed as part of my recovery therapy. Very hard not to overdose on that prescription.
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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2015, 03:12:34 PM »

If anyone else made a great sounding 12 fret, 24" scale, small body guitar at an affordable (for me) price, I'd be interested in trying it.  So far, Larrivee is the only make that does. 

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« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2015, 02:10:09 AM »

If anyone else made a great sounding 12 fret, 24" scale, small body guitar at an affordable (for me) price, I'd be interested in trying it.  So far, Larrivee is the only make that does. 

Ed

Try one of the new Martin Dreadnought Jrs. 
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« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2015, 03:05:14 PM »

I love my Larrivées but I love my Martin, my strat and my Yamahas and my other odds and ends too. Which is why I've kept them. I guess I just love guitars.
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« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2015, 04:03:08 PM »

Pono parlor guitar fits quite nicely compared to Larrivee.
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« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2015, 05:53:46 PM »

Try one of the new Martin Dreadnought Jrs. 

Yeah, they are pretty nice.  I'd like to A/B one with a Larrivee parlor one day.

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« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2015, 07:11:15 PM »

I love my Larrivées but I love my Martin, my strat and my Yamahas and my other odds and ends too. Which is why I've kept them. I guess I just love guitars.

Nuff said...  +1
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« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2015, 02:04:54 PM »

I like all of my guitars and two both surfaced to the top of the batting order over the holidays.

My maple parlor and my new mahogany 000-18 (both 12 fret short scale) make a nice combo and will get lots of playing time.



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« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2016, 02:22:23 AM »

I hear ya.  For my #2 travel/vacation guit, I've had a sweet Taylor Big Baby.  Loved it, till I found a sweet older OM-02 for only $150.00 more than I paid (both used) for the Taylor.   When I played the OM, there was no comparison, so the Taylor will be going down the road. 
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