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« on: August 25, 2017, 12:03:58 PM »

So a while back, after John Jr asked if I would like to be a Larrivee artist on their website, I decided it was time to get the Larrivee I'd always wanted.  A custom that had all the options just for me.  On Monday of this week, it finally arrived.  So basically it's a standard LV-03, mahogany and sitka but with a 12 fret neck joint.  I'm a sucker for a 12 fret neck.  I've always loved the old Larrivee style so I got the marquetry rosette.  As I went through all the list their custom options, I saw that I could get it with the new 40 series scalloped bracing so obviously, I went with that.  I wanted upgraded tuners as well.  I wanted chrome Schaller tuners but they aren't available and the guitar was shipped with the standard Larrivee chrome tuners.  John Jr offered to send me some gold Schallers...they're being shipped out today, free of charge and they should drop right in. 

When the guitar arrived on Monday, it had the standard factory set up which is very high.  I took it to my luthier here in town yesterday.  He tweaked the neck, lowered the saddle and adjusted the nut slots.  He did all this while I waited, watching him work his magic.  It took 15 min and the guitar is now playing like a dream.  When I finally got it home, I put a new set of D'Addario EJ17, plain old uncoated PB strings. The sound is deep due to the bracing pattern and 12 fret neck but the mahogany makes for clean clear highs.  My fingertips are raw and my hands are sore from all the playing.  It's truly my dream guitar!  Here are a few shots but I should have a new video up in the next couple of days.  I put the order in back in early March and guitar arrived on August 21, a little over 5 months.  Thanks to Matt and John Jr!!!



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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2017, 12:15:24 PM »

Congrats Dennis!   I hope you get to put up a recording when you get a chance. Sounds like a sweet one. 
I'm still waiting on John Jr. to contact me, but based on my playing, it may be a while .
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2017, 01:13:02 PM »

Great looking guitar, enjoy playing it.
I'm awaiting delivery today of my L-10, feel like a kid at Christmas waiting.
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2017, 01:19:42 PM »

Very nice, Denis! You spec'd out a sweet guitar - well thought out. Having the full size L body with a 12 fret neck should make it feel like a smaller guitar (with a bigger tone!). I also love the old style rosette - good choice. Can't wait to hear a few tunes when you get the time.

 nice guitar

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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2017, 01:55:29 PM »

Whoa! That is nice. Good for you Denis. Sitka is da best 
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2017, 02:32:25 PM »

I have heard from a reliable source that because of the bridge placement, 12 fretters  sound better than 14 fretters.  My current fav is OM 12 fret with new parabolic hybrid bracing.  Tone and volume cannons. 
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2017, 04:10:01 PM »

Very nice broad grain spruce top.  Is it Canadian or European Spruce?

 nice guitar
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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2017, 10:47:53 PM »

Lovely guitar, and congrats on becoming a larrivee artist.
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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2017, 11:54:27 PM »

Yes, a 12-fret Larrivee L would be a gem.  I would enjoy owning and playing one.
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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2017, 01:42:54 AM »

Beautiful guitar!  I love, love, love my 12 fret Larrivees!


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« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2017, 03:02:27 AM »

Nice hog b/s.
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« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2017, 11:09:50 AM »

That guitar has a certain wonderful look to it. Just sitting still leaning against the chair, you can almost hear it. Congratulations!
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« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2017, 01:48:45 PM »

Absolutely beautiful Dennis! I can only imagine how an L with a 12 fret neck must sound! Enjoy!
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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2017, 02:38:05 PM »

Here's a quick video I made yesterday.  I'll be making more soon.  This guitar is so nice.  Warm and responsive, great bass but bright and clear.  It will take a few months of regular playing to start opening up but I'm looking forward to putting in the time!

Thanks for watching.

https://youtu.be/ixUjXJjslBo
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« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2017, 02:44:36 PM »

Another Great One Denis!  I really enjoy listening to you play, and your new LV sounds delicious...

 nice guitar
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« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2017, 07:01:02 PM »

Another Great One Denis!  I really enjoy listening to you play, and your new LV sounds delicious...

 nice guitar

+1! Sounds fantastic. Thank you for sharing that!


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« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2017, 09:19:34 PM »

Beautiful--- sounds great!!!

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« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2017, 09:44:10 PM »

Sounds fantastic Dennis! Man I love the way you play!  Enjoy that one!
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« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2017, 10:24:44 PM »

Whoa...sweet picking!!!
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« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2017, 10:52:44 PM »


Lovely tune. Well done. It sounds nice already. Will certainly sound even better when it opens up and you get to know each other. 
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