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« Reply #160 on: April 13, 2017, 01:16:35 AM »

there is no prototype, there was never a prototype for the 50th. its an LV-10. JCL has made a few. no proper guitar maker would sell a prototype. prototypes are crap. they are full of flaws, thats why we woodshed. if Jean ever did do a prototype for this guitar it was 40 years ago
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« Reply #161 on: April 13, 2017, 01:41:56 AM »

there is no prototype, there was never a prototype for the 50th. its an LV-10. JCL has made a few. no proper guitar maker would sell a prototype. prototypes are crap. they are full of flaws, thats why we woodshed. if Jean ever did do a prototype for this guitar it was 40 years ago

Pure bs on your part.  Two prototypes were made.  Those were the guitars that went to NAMM, and displayed there.  They were fondled and played, ogled and fawned over.  They were so good, Larrivee booked 35 orders for the limited edition guitars.  I would argue that the prototypes were the best ones made, because orders were based upon them.  They had to be the epitome of Jean and Wendy's craft.
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« Reply #162 on: April 13, 2017, 05:21:21 AM »

Why would the "production" of the 50 be anything less than the epitome of Jean and Wendy's craft?

Just curious as I am going to be the caretaker of #2.   
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« Reply #163 on: April 13, 2017, 11:22:33 AM »

there is no prototype, there was never a prototype for the 50th. its an LV-10. JCL has made a few. no proper guitar maker would sell a prototype. prototypes are crap. they are full of flaws, thats why we woodshed. if Jean ever did do a prototype for this guitar it was 40 years ago

I think the reference was not really about the two extra builds of the 50th being "prototypes" per se, just merely two practice runs of the production guitar with serial numbers outside the range of 1-50.
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« Reply #164 on: April 13, 2017, 03:47:46 PM »

I think the reference was not really about the two extra builds of the 50th being "prototypes" per se, just merely two practice runs of the production guitar with serial numbers outside the range of 1-50.

I was responding to the post which said they were crap and full of flaws.  My point was these had to be flawless, since orders at NAMM would be based upon them.
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« Reply #165 on: April 13, 2017, 09:48:22 PM »

Maybe we should use the term "actual samples" instead of prototype, which suggests an altogether new design...  Just sayin'
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« Reply #166 on: April 13, 2017, 10:04:03 PM »

Maybe we should use the term "actual samples" instead of prototype, which suggests an altogether new design...  Just sayin'

They were an altogether new design.  None of the inlays had ever been used before.  So, to me that says prototype.
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« Reply #167 on: April 15, 2017, 06:14:16 PM »


Pure bs on your part.  Two prototypes were made.  Those were the guitars that went to NAMM, and displayed there.  They were fondled and played, ogled and fawned over.  They were so good, Larrivee booked 35 orders for the limited edition guitars.  I would argue that the prototypes were the best ones made, because orders were based upon them.  They had to be the epitome of Jean and Wendy's craft.
well.....gezz, what wood i know
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« Reply #168 on: April 15, 2017, 06:16:03 PM »

I was responding to the post which said they were crap and full of flaws.  My point was these had to be flawless, since orders at NAMM would be based upon them.
i was sayn that prototypes in general have flaws. you are correct, these 2 are perfect. but what wood i know
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« Reply #169 on: April 15, 2017, 07:09:11 PM »

They were an altogether new design.  None of the inlays had ever been used before.  So, to me that says prototype.
for me hey
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« Reply #170 on: April 15, 2017, 07:21:38 PM »

well.....gezz, what wood i know

i was sayn that prototypes in general have flaws. you are correct, these 2 are perfect. but what wood i know


...so to me the guitar is not a proto. to me the inlay is just another inlay. for this i think this guitar is not a prototype. but what wood i know

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But as you said, "Gezz (sic) what wood I know..."

 rolleye
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« Reply #171 on: April 15, 2017, 07:32:19 PM »

would

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But as you said, "Gezz (sic) what wood I know..."

 rolleye
just a.....i work with wood a lot.
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« Reply #172 on: April 15, 2017, 08:13:36 PM »

the 1st 
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« Reply #173 on: April 15, 2017, 08:40:40 PM »

Sure, it's not a true "prototype". But, who cares?  If Larrivee wants to refer to it that way, it's whatever. Nothing any of us should care about unless someone is trying to sell us the "prototype".
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« Reply #174 on: April 15, 2017, 10:32:18 PM »

for me that's not enough to be called a prototype. maybe for other builders but not for JCL. the Larrivee shop produces inlay of all manor all the time. look at the A.Y. Jackson build. that inlay is nuts (and nobody will ever see it) but for JCL its just another inlay. another massive inlay that took 3 months to finish. the 50th is a presentation LV-10 with a new design headstock & neck inlay. wendy drew it up, matt programed it, the crew inlayed it then back to wendy to do the final magic. so to me the guitar is not a proto. to me the inlay is just another inlay. for this i think this guitar is not a prototype. but what wood i know

Well, all I can say is that Jean calls it the prototype.  That's good enough for me.
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« Reply #175 on: April 16, 2017, 09:00:13 PM »

Well, all I can say is that Jean calls it the prototype.  That's good enough for me.
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« Reply #176 on: April 16, 2017, 09:15:58 PM »

yep, but you are the only one he said that to.

Very doubtful.   I am confident that is how he referred to them at NAMM.
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« Reply #177 on: April 19, 2017, 05:30:20 AM »

Getting closer!

from Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BTCiHuFAtZQ/?taken-by=larriveeguitars

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« Reply #178 on: April 19, 2017, 02:57:30 PM »

Beautiful! It's a good thing it has a couple spec's I'm not crazy about, so I'm not tempted.

Can't wait to see yours, though!  drool

 
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