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« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2017, 06:42:11 PM »

I still have not received mine yet, it should arrive late next week, but I can share some photos...
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« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2017, 08:57:23 PM »

George, the D10 looks awesome.  Wait till you get a whiff of that brazilian coming out of the sound hole, not
to mention the mesmerizing sound!    nice guitar
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« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2017, 09:56:13 PM »

I'll get back to you.
Duck .... you just do not see Braz like that anymore.  That is a keeper.
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« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2017, 11:12:02 PM »

Ok, here is mine. 1995 L-10.
(edit - I got this thru the forum a few months back)
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« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2017, 11:38:00 PM »

Duck .... you just do not see Braz like that anymore.  That is a keeper.

You got that right and it's not going anywhere.   
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« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2017, 11:51:04 PM »

Duck .... you just do not see Braz like that anymore.  That is a keeper.
Yep, I agree. Really, really nice. I'd like to play it one of these days, if Duck doesn't shoot me when I get near his lawn, his lake, his sky...... 
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« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2017, 01:42:17 AM »

Yep, I agree. Really, really nice. I'd like to play it one of these days, if Duck doesn't shoot me when I get near his lawn, his lake, his sky...... 
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Any time mate. I don't even have a gun on this side of the border. Whole lot of rigamarole to go through to possess a gun, any gun, in Canada. If a fox or something bigger grabs one of our dogs. all I have is a sharp stick. And I'd likely be in trouble if I used it.      
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« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2017, 11:21:43 PM »

I have an older c-09 custom BZ.
 it's cannon, compared to all my other guitars.
I'm one of those people who pretends he can tell the difference.
I DO know the attack immediacy, and protection of BZ over EI is more than noticeable.

sound people and audience types always comment that particular guitar when it's on the gig, more so than any of the others.
 It was made for some-one, who asked for no logo, single 12th fret inlay and the celtic thing on the bridge wings.
 Maple binding, and the most perfect quarter sawn mahogany neck I've ever seen on any guitar.
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« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2017, 11:46:08 PM »

I have an older c-09 custom BZ.
 it's cannon, compared to all my other guitars.
I'm one of those people who pretends he can tell the difference.
I DO know the attack immediacy, and protection of BZ over EI is more than noticeable.

sound people and audience types always comment pos that particular guitar when it's on the gig, more so than any of the others.
 It was made for some-one, who asked for no logo, single 12th fret inlay and the celtic thing on the bridge wings.
 Maple binding, and the most perfect quarter sam mahogany neck I've ever seen on any guitar.


Beautiful guitar Kevin!
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« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2017, 12:06:50 AM »

If it was legal in Europe, I really would like to play a brazilian Larrivée. You all are lucky guys.
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« Reply #30 on: August 08, 2017, 01:43:35 AM »

I have a 2008, 000-60  Brazilian I got last year; supposedly a Larrivee rep.s guitar.
My love however is a 000-60 Madagascar with a gorgeous back and bear claw top complete with
amazing sound that I got from our own Bob Warman, last year also!
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« Reply #31 on: August 11, 2017, 08:08:43 PM »

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.

I have now had a chance to do a comparison, with 12-54 Martin monel retros on the L-10 BZ (1995) and an L-09 EIR (2006), and yes there is a difference and it is easily noticed.
On the E, A, and D strings there is a lower and deeper bass frequency response on the L-09, which is not on the L-10. It is not a problem except for finger picking quick alternate bass patterns, then those patterns lose some clarity. The L-10 has much less of those lower bass frequencies, all the notes ring out clear. The L-10 also seems to have a faster attack in the bass range that seems not so evident on the L-09. I have never completely understood the term "bloom", perhaps that is what I am hearing on the L-09. The sustain of both guitars seems similar, but with the L-10, is more enjoyable to hear.
There doesn't seem to be a difference I can hear with the G, B, and E strings.
The term "glassy" does apply to the L-10, as well as "piano-like".

I also played the LV-10 (2010) with it's newer 12-53 Elixer nano 80-20, and the same comments apply as with the L-09. One can sense with the same strings the LV-10 and L-09 would sound in the same "zone". I have no idea the effect of the spruce tops on the 3 guitars. They do look different.
Not sure about "projection", and I kinda think all 3 guitars are similar, volume-wise.

The lack of lower end boom and quick attack are also what I like about the L-05 and C-05s, except they decay much faster.
The L-10 needs a new saddle, the current one is pretty well "grooved" at all 6 strings. I did notice the bridge pin at the high E string is unslotted, but the guitar is 22 years old.

I hope this makes sense.
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« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2017, 04:41:55 PM »

  ...  "The Zen philosopher, Basho, once wrote, 'A flute with no holes, is not a flute. A donut with no hole, is a Danish.' He was a funny guy." - Ty Webb/CaddyShack

Hello everyone. My name is Paul and I too own a beautiful Larrivee Brazilian. In fact, I own two. One is a C-10 and the other D-10. Both purchased new in 1996. Each was made in 1994.
 
Long story short, mid 90's. Never had owned a BZ before but was ready to purchase. Friend of a friend was a dealer in the Chicagoland area, doing business with the likes of Makin Music, Chicago Music Exchange...etc. Through a phone call the dealer told me that he had just come upon a Larrivee Dreadnaught and would I like to audition the guitar? Of course, why not? I had, prior to that meeting, auditioned a few in the Chicago area and nothing caught my fancy. Anyway, I meet this guy and play the guitar. Stunning right? Sonically, visually. My dream guitar. Well he says before you fall in love with that guitar, I've something to show you. He leaves the room and comes back with another. This one is a gorgeous C-10. Again, the attention to detail was out of this world but now he had thrown me for a loop. Two beautiful guitars, but sonically totally different. I sat there for what seemed like an eternity playing them, trying to decide which one to buy. Well, you know how that turned out. When he said "Well if you can't decide, why don't you take them both", my head spun. One of these is putting me in the dog house with the wife, two and she would send me to the pound. But I did it. I walked out with two Larrivee Brazilians.

I spoke to John Jr. yesterday. I had some questions pertaining to the C-10. Wanted to know the build year and exact material used. I mentioned that I might want to sell the C-10 but didn't know what it's value is or what direction to go. He recommended I visit the forum, introduce myself and most likely someone would be willing to stear me in the right direction.

Anyway, here's some C-10 Jester porn. Looking forward to the dialogue.
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« Reply #33 on: September 08, 2017, 05:36:48 PM »

nice couch too. +1
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« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2017, 11:24:10 PM »

I've always assumed my 79 L-19 is EIR; anyone here think it might be BZ? The back looks more like EIR; but the sides look a little like BZ... I know, wishful thinking!

Thanks! Sorry I don't have better pics.
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« Reply #35 on: September 09, 2017, 11:27:23 PM »

Two more...

 
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« Reply #36 on: September 10, 2017, 12:06:04 AM »

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.

Now that was funny!


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« Reply #37 on: September 10, 2017, 12:06:22 AM »

Just out of curiosity...  how many's in a Brazilian?  

 

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« Reply #38 on: September 10, 2017, 12:07:06 AM »

Two more...

 

Beautiful!


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« Reply #39 on: September 10, 2017, 02:27:19 AM »

I've always assumed my 79 L-19 is EIR; anyone here think it might be BZ? The back looks more like EIR; but the sides look a little like BZ... I know, wishful thinking!

Thanks! Sorry I don't have better pics.

Could be Madagascar RW? Sometimes they look an awful lot like BZ...
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