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mike in lytle
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« on: August 03, 2017, 12:54:43 AM »

 
So now I am curious.
How many of us have Larrivee brazilian rosewood guitars? I count three so far.
I recently got a Larrivee 95 L-10 brazilian. And yes, it is pretty much my dream guitar tho the LV-10 and 98 C-05 are in the same arena, but can't match....
It gets played a lot.
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2017, 02:45:27 AM »

I don't own any Brazilian guitars I have played a lot of them,vintage Martins and Gibson and was never a fan until I played an OM09 Brazilian,come to think of it I didn't ever really care for rosewood of any kind guitars until I owned an LS10 that was my main gig guitar for years.
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2017, 03:36:09 AM »

No Brazilian Larrivee but I have a Bourgeois. There are two Larrivee SDs out there, one which comes up for sale every so often but it's always over priced. If that one ever comes up at a fair price I'll probably snatch it.  Truthfully, I'm not really knocked out by Brazilian as being necessarily better than other options. But, it can be very nice.  The top wood is really where it's at.
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2017, 04:25:47 AM »

The EIR on my 50th Anniversary is about as close to Brazilian Roesewood as I am likely to get.

I have zero complaints about the tone of this masterpiece of a guitar.   
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2017, 04:28:02 AM »

The L10 must be nice Mike.  I have a 1998 D10 Brazilian Flying Eagle.  It's just an incredible guitar.  I did have a D10 EIR before I bought the Brazilian
and kept both for a while.  So I had ample time to compare the 2 and in my mind, the Brazilian makes a big difference.  There is just more sustain and
overtones that come out of the Brazilian.  Some refer to it as a glassy, reverb tone and I agree.  It is also noticeably lighter than my Goodall and my
JCL 40th Anniversary Edition.  
Here is a recording of the D10: https://soundcloud.com/247hoopsfan/parsley-sage-rosemary-thyme

Mark, your L10 sure looks nice as GOTM.

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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2017, 11:18:45 AM »

Here's my BR
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2017, 12:59:41 PM »

Andrew ... what service do you use to post your pictures?
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2017, 01:35:01 PM »

Here's my BR

Andrew what C model is this custom Brazilian florentine cutaway?  Is the back satin finished?
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2017, 02:28:05 PM »

 
Here is a recording of the D10: https://soundcloud.com/247hoopsfan/parsley-sage-rosemary-thyme

Mark, your L10 sure looks nice as GOTM.


Very nice sound clip - as are the others you have on there!  +1

For some reason, I can't see the GOTM - don't know if it's my browser or what... I'm logged in, so it's not that. 
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2017, 03:26:32 PM »

It's not showing up on the home page? at: http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php

Does it show up here?

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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2017, 04:46:11 PM »

Here's my BR
That's got to be my favorite fretboard inlay of any Larrivee I've seen.  Nice!!  Bold, but also tasteful.  I think more of the Wendy headstock guitars should have fretboard work like that, for symmetry. 
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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2017, 07:16:50 PM »

The L10 must be nice Mike.  I have a 1998 D10 Brazilian Flying Eagle.  It's just an incredible guitar.  I did have a D10 EIR before I bought the Brazilian
and kept both for a while.  So I had ample time to compare the 2 and in my mind, the Brazilian makes a big difference.  There is just more sustain and
overtones that come out of the Brazilian.  Some refer to it as a glassy, reverb tone and I agree.

The L-10 BZ is nice and has a cool head stock inlay, and had some fret work done before I got it, so it had been well played.
The only guitar I can compare to is the 2010 LV-10, but the guitars are 15 years apart.
I do reach for the L-10 first nowadays. When I put the Martin retro monel strings on it, it was great. Then the strings "mellowed quickly to a warm vintage tone", which Martin may say is more "fundamental", which is another way of saying "they were dead" after a month, which is normal for a guitar that gets played a couple hours every day.

Anyhow, I still have a couple sets left of the Martin SP PB 12-54 that Danny gave me, so both guitars will get changed at the same time.
I will admit tho, that after I got the LV-10, plus played the rosewood Larrivees recently at Guitar Tex, and now this BZ, that Larrivee does rosewood really good, especially on the L-bodies. It took the L-05 to get me off my Martins, and the C-05s to reinforce that, and now I am circling back into rosewood from the Larrivee direction.

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« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2017, 01:35:01 PM »

It's not showing up on the home page? at: http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php

Does it show up here?


When I open that link (or go to the Forum homepage) I can't see the guitar, but I can see the photo of it in your post - very nice indeed! Thanks for sharing it!

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« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2017, 04:13:45 PM »

  If anyone is interested, I happen to have an unplayed L-09 Braz from early 2014 I'd be happy to release at a decent price. If you are interested, message me. No tire kickers please 

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« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2017, 06:10:21 PM »

  If anyone is interested, I happen to have an unplayed L-09 Braz from early 2014 I'd be happy to release at a decent price. If you are interested, message me. No tire kickers please 
 Regards
 john jr

John,
I am not sure if it would be right for any of us to own more than one BZ, and I personally have to buy used Larrivee guitars to have really good ones, but it would be an act of kindness for us all if you could post a picture of the back of the 2014 so we can at least see it.
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« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2017, 06:54:07 PM »



 Here is the L-09, photos below.

(I also have a 000-60 Brazilian/Adirondack combo that is a 2005 and lightly used with a sappy wood patch on the back. Nice Price, needs a good home)
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« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2017, 03:09:17 AM »

Here's my BR

Crap.  I took a close look at your guitar picture, and it really freaked me out.  I thought man, you not only have the same couch as me,  you even have the same pillows ..... then I remembered.  Old age is a drag.
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« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2017, 03:27:24 PM »

I'll get back to you.
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« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2017, 04:20:39 PM »

Here is a little brazilian back and sides from my D10>




LarriveeBrazilianFlyingEagle002 by KEITH GREENAWAY, on Flickr



LarriveeBrazilianFlyingEagle004 by KEITH GREENAWAY, on Flickr

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« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2017, 05:55:22 PM »

Crap.  I took a close look at your guitar picture, and it really freaked me out.  I thought man, you not only have the same couch as me,  you even have the same pillows ..... then I remembered.  Old age is a drag.
 
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