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« on: October 25, 2017, 08:49:50 PM »

Hi everyone, just wanted to share this gem with the folks who can appreciate it the most.

Purchased in Victoria BC.






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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 10:03:47 PM »

What a gorgeous instrument, and in great condition. My L-26 built in 1978 has many dings and worn finish areas from years of gigging.
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1978 L-26 rosewood Florentine cutaway
1988 L-28 rosewood Florentine cutaway
2006 L-03 rosewood
2009 LV-03 rosewood Venetian cutaway

Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art. -Leonardo Da Vinci
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2017, 10:55:13 PM »

Wow, that is a nice early model!  Oh and welcome to the forum....

 welcome   
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2017, 11:22:19 PM »


  Imagine the hands that went into building this... Everything about this guitar is incredible

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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2017, 12:01:22 AM »

  Imagine the hands that went into building this... Everything about this guitar is incredible

  jr

Yes indeed!  I see the name Jean is etched in the side.
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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2017, 03:23:25 AM »

Yes indeed!  I see the name Jean is etched in the side.
With a heart, must be a story there.  The Rosewood looks interesting. Special EIR or Brazilian?
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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2017, 05:40:52 AM »

That's a great one, as has been said.  The top has such nice silking and the amber color it has evolved to is just so elegant and classical looking.  The rosewood binding and classic rosette finish it off beautifully.  I would love to hear it. 
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« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2017, 06:27:16 AM »

 nice guitar

Love the old ones. My 77 Classical is here to stay.
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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2017, 09:36:19 PM »

That is just beautiful.  Really elegant in its simplicity.  See the shadow on the upper bout? Is that uneven staining or just the lighting?  If a guitar can look heavy, this one does.  No rationale behind that, it just...looks heavy.  Pretty.  And no microdots.
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2017, 07:16:23 PM »

Sweet. Welcome to the old Larrivee club. There is a club, ain't there? 
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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2017, 12:58:13 AM »


Hi everyone, just wanted to share this gem with the folks who can appreciate it the most.


Consider it appreciated - very much!  nice guitar

 bowdown drool bigrin welcome

So... are you the original owner, or is this a recent purchase? I'm still lovin' my recently acquired (and lefty-ized) '79 L-19!

 
If a guitar can look heavy, this one does.  No rationale behind that, it just...looks heavy.


Mine does feel heavy - rosewood guitars sometimes do. And it has that older, larger box Larrivee body - but I think it all contributes to the incredible, rich tone these have!
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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2017, 04:06:54 PM »

See the shadow on the upper bout? Is that uneven staining or just the lighting? 

 That is the nitro finish doing it's melting thing. Take a look at the photo with "Jean" and heart etched. You can see this happening here then making it's way to the top. It usually happens on the lower bout from forearm contact. Perhaps the original owner used the upper bout to rest his/her right arm when not playing?
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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2017, 07:00:57 AM »

See the shadow on the upper bout? Is that uneven staining or just the lighting?


That is the nitro finish doing it's melting thing. Take a look at the photo with "Jean" and heart etched. You can see this happening here then making it's way to the top. It usually happens on the lower bout from forearm contact. Perhaps the original owner used the upper bout to rest his/her right arm when not playing?

So informative to get this kind of insight.  Thanks.  
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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2017, 04:37:18 PM »

I love that the Larrivees contribute to this forum!
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« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2017, 06:31:05 PM »

I've seen this guitar for sale on reverb today.
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« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2017, 08:23:05 PM »

I've seen this guitar for sale on reverb today.

Someone will likely pay that price.  I hope mine will all be worth that much when they get old...
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« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2017, 11:41:13 PM »

Someone will likely pay that price.  I hope mine will all be worth that much when they get old...
But we get much older... and we won't be here anyway.
      I wonder if I'll be remembered as a guitar hoarder
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« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2017, 12:44:27 AM »

I wonder if I'll be remembered as a guitar hoarder

You are not a guitar hoarder. Why would you be remembered as one?
If you feel guilty, I can babysit. You know that.
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« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2017, 12:48:08 AM »


You are not a guitar hoarder. Why would you be remembered as one?
If you feel guilty, I can babysit. You know that.
Mike
The feeling is likewise
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« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2017, 01:12:57 AM »

But we get much older... and we won't be here anyway.
      I wonder if I'll be remembered as a guitar hoarder

I thought of that when I wrote it...  I hope to be remembered as a guitar lover and not a hoarder.  My goal is to find wonderful homes for them all...
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