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« on: June 30, 2017, 08:16:40 PM »

 My old Larrivee D-02 has white binding on the neck.
Does that mean it is a D-03?
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2017, 12:45:38 AM »

They all had white binding on the neck,check the serial number.Looks nice either way and well an 02 or 03 they were both great guitars.
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2017, 01:13:46 AM »

They all had white binding on the neck,check the serial number.Looks nice either way and well an 02 or 03 they were both great guitars.
I was looking at several D-02 models from the late 90's and everyone had black neck binding.
    That's why I'm asking the question.
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2017, 02:51:29 AM »

Have you tried putting the S/N thru the lookup link on the Larrivee site?  It usually comes back with the manufacture date, model # and other info. 

It is whatever they decided to call it...  lol!

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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2017, 02:57:15 AM »

I've never used the look up. I'll try that I guess.
If this is a D-02 it makes me wonder what the difference was back then that would make it a D-03.
   This one really looks like real mahogany,  not sapele or kahya.
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2017, 08:25:05 AM »

Can you give us a close up of the binding, say where the neck meets the body so I can see both the neck and body binding?

Looks like an -03 to me.  I remember all of the -03s of that era having white neck binding, black body binding and white/black purfling.  The -02s were reversed.
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2017, 04:57:42 PM »

Can you give us a close up of the binding, say where the neck meets the body so I can see both the neck and body binding?

Looks like an -03 to me.  I remember all of the -03s of that era having white neck binding, black body binding and white/black purfling.  The -02s were reversed.
I will try and post the pic. But it doesn't appear to have any purfling. Just the edge of the black binding.

     I did the serial # lookup and it says it's a 2000 D-02.

edit: I reread the Larrivee lookup wording, and it does not say this was a rosewood model.
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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2017, 06:58:40 PM »

Like other Larrivee models, the 02 series have gone through several changes over the years, which can be confusing.

They've had 3 piece necks (separate heel piece and scarfed headstock); the newest ones (I believe) went back to one-piece necks.

They went from bound ebony fingerboards to non-bound ebony, then rosewood boards and bridges on the most recent ones (before they were discontinued - at least, they're no longer listed on the website).

I think they were mahogany, then sapelle, then back to mahogany. I don't believe there have ever been any "02R" or rosewood b & s 02's (but I could be wrong...).

These are general observations (and my rather hazy recollections) of just some of the changes the 02 series has been through. But the same could be said of all the Larrivee series.

 
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2017, 08:13:25 PM »

Like other Larrivee models, the 02 series have gone through several changes over the years, which can be confusing.

They've had 3 piece necks (separate heel piece and scarfed headstock); the newest ones (I believe) went back to one-piece necks.

They went from bound ebony fingerboards to non-bound ebony, then rosewood boards and bridges on the most recent ones (before they were discontinued - at least, they're no longer listed on the website).

I think they were mahogany, then sapelle, then back to mahogany. I don't believe there have ever been any "02R" or rosewood b & s 02's (but I could be wrong...).

These are general observations (and my rather hazy recollections) of just some of the changes the 02 series has been through. But the same could be said of all the Larrivee series.

 
mine is a 2000 model. I really like it a lot, and other players like it. It has a warm, full tone and is so easy to play. The neck is very thin and your hand just glides on it.
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2017, 09:51:57 PM »

I will try and post the pic. But it doesn't appear to have any purfling. Just the edge of the black binding.

     I did the serial # lookup and it says it's a 2000 D-02.


Given the lack of purfling I will go with -02.   (as others have mentioned ALL the models have gone through various iterations over the years.

One of my 1998 built 03 series


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« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2017, 07:38:36 AM »

Given the lack of purfling I will go with -02.   (as others have mentioned ALL the models have gone through various iterations over the years.

One of my 1998 built 03 series



Thanks for the information and the picture. It doesn't bother me in the least that mine is a 02 series. The mahogany is very nice and it's my favorite dread to play. I do have another more valuable dread, but I like this one better.
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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2017, 10:32:13 PM »

Two nice looking guitars.

Larrivee does a nice job on choosing the wood used for their guitars.
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