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« on: February 08, 2004, 07:48:42 PM »

Have run across a larrivee for sale (at a reduced price) that has a sap pocket. I have not seen the guitar yet. Anyone know anything about this? I would imagine the sap pocket appears as the guitar is being finished, as, if it were too big of a flaw, the wood would not have been used to make the guitar.
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2004, 08:38:23 PM »

It could also be what some just call "sap wood" in that is lighter than the rest of the wood.  Could be a lght streak running along the grain.  Both of my Walnut Larrivee's have this along the seem of the back, and many Taylors do as well.  Depends on the wood.
 
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2004, 10:00:40 PM »

is it an OM-09?   I had one with a sap pocket on the upper bout above the pickguard......it is actually a light brown (almost gel looking) spot where there is a depession, but the finish fills it in......it almost gave the instrument more character......
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2004, 10:41:50 PM »

It's a 00, and I think I like the idea that it would give the guitar more character!

Cool.
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