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« on: March 03, 2016, 08:40:49 PM »

Hey gang! I finally ventured outside the realm of Larrivee acoustics and tried something a little different. I took ownership of this gorgeous Trevor Kronbauer guitar yesterday. I haven't had a ton of time to spend with it between work and family but, so far, I am impressed with it. These are pics the other owner took. Wish I could claim them but I lack photography skills. 

2014 Kronbauer - TDK
Engelman Spruce top/ziricote back & sides
Maple bevel
Custom abalone inlay (orca) on fingerboard
Custom headstock

Ziricote back and sides
Bevelled Armrest
Engelmann spruce top
7 piece neck
510 gold tuners
Customized 12th fret inlay
Ebony fingerboard and bridge
Mahogany fretboard binding inlay in to edge with an ebony reveal strip between the binding and the neck
Fine line mahogany inlay on either side of the fingerboard
Spalted Maple Rosette
Bone nut and saddle
1 3/4" nut width
25 1/2" scale length
K & K pickup

Body Length: 20 1/8 in.
Upper Bout: 11 7/8 in.
Lower Bout: 16 1/8 in.
Body Depth @Neck Heel: 3 3/4 in.
Body Depth @Tail Block: 4 3/8 in.
Waist: 9 3/4 in.
Frets to body: 14
String spacing: 2 1/4 in.
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2016, 09:13:09 PM »

Congratulations, purdy guitar.   
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2016, 09:52:37 PM »

Thanks! It's definitely a different animal than any of my Larrivee's. The arm bevel makes it easy to play even when seated. I was worried the dimensions would be cumbersome for couch playing but that isn't the case. The neck profile is going to take some time to get used to. Looking forward to getting more play time in. 
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2016, 11:20:07 PM »

What does Ziricote sound like?  I love the look of it... and this appears to be One Great Guitar!
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2016, 12:00:55 AM »

What does Ziricote sound like?  I love the look of it... and this appears to be One Great Guitar!

I would say it's closer to my East Indian Rosewood guitars in tone. The lows aren't as pronounced as with EIR. The highs ring out pretty well but that could be more attributed to the Engelman Spruce top. I guess it's somewhere between my Mahogany and EIR Larrivee's. I'm not good at describing tone. I told my friend that it has more shimmer than my Larrivee's. Again, that's a subjective term and poorly conveys what I hear.

Yes, the wood is lovely. reminds me of Brazilian Rosewood. It has a three dimensional look to it in certain light.
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2016, 08:18:52 PM »

Wow. Exceptional body woods on there! And the bevel is a nice, practical touch.

Looks like a very upscale instrument... can you give us a price RANGE of what you paid for it?  What are they new?
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2016, 08:28:55 PM »

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It is a well appointed guitar. The arm bevel makes it feel like a smaller guitar and does make it more enjoyable to play. I think Trevor is charging around $2600 as the base price these days. The arm bevel would be an added feature as well as the Ziricote back and sides. I paid in the neighborhood of low $2000's for this one.
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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2016, 10:42:32 PM »

Rev,

It is a well appointed guitar. The arm bevel makes it feel like a smaller guitar and does make it more enjoyable to play. I think Trevor is charging around $2600 as the base price these days. The arm bevel would be an added feature as well as the Ziricote back and sides. I paid in the neighborhood of low $2000's for this one.

Sheesh!  I wonder what is going to happen to the price (more obviously) when this guy gets really well known...   nice guitar
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2016, 02:17:16 AM »

That's an amazingly low price for a guitar of that quality and those specs and woods! WOW.  drool wacko bowdown
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2016, 08:56:41 PM »

spalted Ziricote no less.
 I'm a fan of that tonewood,rich darker overtones than both BZR and EIR to my ears.

congrats!, beautiful.
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« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2016, 08:16:26 AM »

 +1 Trevor builds awesome guitars.

I enjoy my MJ in Sitka/Koa.

http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=44798.0
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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2016, 02:54:40 PM »


Sheesh!  I wonder what is going to happen to the price (more obviously) when this guy gets really well known...   nice guitar


He bought the guitar used - and I suspect got a GREAT DEAL. New prices are no doubt much higher...

 
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« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2016, 03:22:59 AM »

Very beautiful guitar indeed.

Arm bevels are nice.  Going probably the completely opposite direction in price, the used Washburn that my son bought with some Christmas money has a slight arm bevel and a pretty deep belly cut and it's a very comfortable guitar to play.  It doesn't sound so great, but it's got decent action and neck profile and is fun to bang around on.  Somewhat more shallow than my L-03 and Taylor 414ce. 

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« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2016, 05:36:17 AM »

Trevor's shop went up in flames, with 10 guitars in various stages of completion, what a terrible blow.....
 crying

http://www.vernonmorningstar.com/news/389992161.html
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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2016, 01:46:03 PM »

Trevor's shop went up in flames, with 10 guitars in various stages of completion, what a terrible blow.....
 crying

http://www.vernonmorningstar.com/news/389992161.html


Oh God how Sad!   crying   My greatest fear is to lose my collection to a fire...
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« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2016, 06:08:08 PM »

Very sad indeed. Hard to believe there was no insurance on his shop.
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