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« on: September 21, 2016, 12:03:45 AM »

Was creeping the net for some leftys and in that search found these for you rightys. getting harder and harder to find crying

http://www.area22guitars.com/larrivee-guitars-1/
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2016, 12:56:12 AM »

Yeah, but did you notice that they were All out of stock?  I saw a lefty on notable guitars the other day, don't know if it is still there.
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2016, 02:45:05 AM »

Any Larrivee can be converted to a lefty without damaging the guitar.....BUT....you can always order one at no extra charge.
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2016, 10:12:49 AM »

Any Larrivee can be converted to a lefty without damaging the guitar.....BUT....you can always order one at no extra charge.
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2016, 02:20:57 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2016, 09:42:14 PM »

Yeah, but did you notice that they were All out of stock?  I saw a lefty on notable guitars the other day, don't know if it is still there.

I just checked and they still have two available. I only saw a righty on Notable
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2016, 04:48:00 AM »

Any Larrivee can be converted to a lefty without damaging the guitar.....BUT....you can always order one at no extra charge.

Would that be true for the Legacy series though, given the bracing pattern?
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2016, 02:42:41 PM »

I just checked and they still have two available. I only saw a righty on Notable

Click on Acoustics, Left Handed and at the bottom of the page there is a lefty RS2 with 2 P90's...
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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2016, 02:01:43 PM »

There is a nice Lefty RS4 on Reverb.com for sale.
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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2016, 02:35:03 AM »

There is a nice Lefty RS4 on Reverb.com for sale.


Looked for this but couldn't find it - did search but Reverb said there isn't a lefty RS-4 that ships to USA - is it in Canada?
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« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2016, 03:06:08 AM »

Would that be true for the Legacy series though, given the bracing pattern?
  It wouldn't damage the guitar, but it may change the tone. Any acoustic can be converted, if you don't care about the sound change.
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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2016, 06:11:11 AM »

  It wouldn't damage the guitar, but it may change the tone. Any acoustic can be converted, if you don't care about the sound change.
Well yeah.  The sound change was my point, not the physical ability to switch it around.
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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2016, 04:14:28 PM »

I don't know what the 40 bracing looks like but I have turned righties to lefty's a few time's with no issue and even converted a righty that was made lefty and I made it righty again by replacing the bridge again with no issue's.
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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2016, 04:23:43 PM »

I don't know what the 40 bracing looks like but I have turned righties to lefty's a few time's with no issue and even converted a righty that was made lefty and I made it righty again by replacing the bridge again with no issue's.
   I don't think converting a 40 series would cause a dynamic shift in tone, but it could make a subtle change. I've converted standard X braced guitars by making a  new slot in the bridge and putting on new saddes and nut. I don't think there was a lot of change in tone.
     But my hearing is 64 years old now and I have ringing in my ears all the time. So someone else would be a better judge.
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« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2016, 05:55:25 PM »

OK so the 40 is X braced,not the standard bracing.
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« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2016, 07:06:35 PM »

OK so the 40 is X braced,not the standard bracing.
My understanding is that it's a hybrid,  part standard Larrivee bracing and some scalloped X bracing. I also think they move the position of the braces.
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« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2016, 01:59:18 AM »

My understanding is that it's a hybrid,  part standard Larrivee bracing and some scalloped X bracing. I also think they move the position of the braces.

Yes, the 40 series bracing is similar to Martin's - the two long braces below the X brace are slanted instead of parallel to the sound hole.

I've heard some pretty knowledgable luthiers say that the tone change is minimal to none by converting a righty to lefty (or vice versa): after all, all the strings are causing the whole top to vibrate...
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« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2016, 05:59:05 AM »

Yes, the 40 series bracing is similar to Martin's - the two long braces below the X brace are slanted instead of parallel to the sound hole.

I've heard some pretty knowledgable luthiers say that the tone change is minimal to none by converting a righty to lefty (or vice versa): after all, all the strings are causing the whole top to vibrate...

That makes sense to me.  My point was that a standard Larrivee's bracing pattern is symmetrical and a 40 series (like Martin et al) is asymmetrical and so that would cause the change in tone and frequency reponse.  Maybe not enough to be noticeable though, as some of you have learned from experience.  Yet if that were true, why are most makers so careful about having the optimal bracing pattern in the first place?
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« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2017, 06:37:18 PM »

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