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« on: October 27, 2017, 11:19:30 AM »

I thought I had a Maple Special P-02 - It is in fact an O-01 Flame Maple Special with a cedar top from March 2003.
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2017, 12:25:11 PM »

Happy NGD!
Oh, I do like Larrivee parlors.
Pretty little thing.
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2017, 12:48:22 PM »

Larrivee does maple right.  Beautiful little guitar.
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2017, 03:44:05 PM »

 Cool                  nice guitar 
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2017, 05:05:27 PM »

I agree that Larrivee certainly does do Maple Right!  VERY  nice guitar  I bet it is already all opened up too...
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2017, 05:21:45 PM »

My new 1980 something Maple Special P-02

Congratulations! That's a beauty.

1980?
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2017, 06:05:31 PM »

Congratulations! That's a beauty.

1980?
    1980 would definitely be incorrect. My old 1999 parlour O-01MH predates this one for sure.
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2017, 01:00:40 AM »

Yes...Larrivee's earliest Parlors were made in the mid-90's I believe... 
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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2017, 01:05:35 AM »

Yes...Larrivee's earliest Parlors were made in the mid-90's I believe...  
I was checking a book and it describes the 2002 models as O-01 (MH,R,FM). At least we know it was not made in the 80's. And if was made in Vancouver.
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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2017, 04:32:06 AM »

I would love to have a better idea of the date of manufacture. A previous owner installed a pickup and the battery bag covers the serial number. I assumed 80's from the Vancouver label. If anybody can give me a better guess that would be great. When did Larrivee make Maple Special Edition P-02 in Vancouver?
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Larrivee O-01 Flame Maple Special Edition. Cedar top (2003)
Larrivee OM 19 (2003) California Special Edition. Rosewood and Spruce
Larrivee L05 (1996) Mahogany and cedar.
Taylor 714 CE (2015) Rosewood and Spruce
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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2017, 04:35:29 AM »

 Just take the battery bag off. Best guess from what I see is after 2003.

    They made mahogany, rosewood and maple in the O-01 models. Which predate the P series.
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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2017, 05:12:50 AM »

 welcome nice guitar

Holy smokes is that a gorgeous guitar! 

Congrats!
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« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2017, 09:31:36 AM »

Yes...Larrivee's earliest Parlors were made in the mid-90's I believe... 
My recollection was the late 90's without racking my brain too much. I recall discussions on the original parlours (first 500) or so as O-01, to differentiate them from the later parlours.  The first 500 had a 1 11/16" neck and they changed to 1 3/4" on the second and subsequent run so another indicator could be the nut measurement.

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« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2017, 01:04:14 PM »

Reason I thought it might be a P-02 was because it has nice maple binding and black purfling on the front and back. When I have to change strings I'll have a serious look at pulling off the velcro that holds the battery bag and obscures the serial.
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Larrivee L05 (1996) Mahogany and cedar.
Taylor 714 CE (2015) Rosewood and Spruce
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« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2017, 10:53:23 PM »

We bought my daughter a parlor around the year 2000/01... no body binding, very simple Sitka and Mahogany, serial number 562xx, if that helps date yours.
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« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2017, 11:01:19 AM »

So I pulled off the velcro and discovered that I have a Larrivee O-01 Flame Maple Special (March 2003) thanks to all who contributed their thoughts about dates and models. I'm very happy with this tiny guitar.
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Guild D55 (1974) Rosewood and Spruce.
Larrivee O-01 Flame Maple Special Edition. Cedar top (2003)
Larrivee OM 19 (2003) California Special Edition. Rosewood and Spruce
Larrivee L05 (1996) Mahogany and cedar.
Taylor 714 CE (2015) Rosewood and Spruce
Marshall AC50D
Loads of old concertinas, harmoniums, mandolins and auto harps.
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« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2017, 12:32:41 PM »

Just take the battery bag off. Best guess from what I see is after 2003.

    They made mahogany, rosewood and maple in the O-01 models. Which predate the P series.
How about that.

But yours is also a special edition.
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« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2017, 02:00:43 PM »

Mine is from 2003 and does not give any number reference. It is simply described as a "Limited Edition Rosewood Parlor" guitar.
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« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2017, 02:22:36 PM »

I agree that Larrivee certainly does do Maple Right!  VERY  nice guitar  I bet it is already all opened up too...
They have a stash of Austrian flamed maple 🍁 at Yarnell Place.  Beautiful stuff.
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« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2017, 03:06:18 PM »

They have a stash of Austrian flamed maple 🍁 at Yarnell Place.  Beautiful stuff.

That is a great idea Steve and I agree the Austrian FM is a gorgeous wood, and of course maple is my fave anyway.  I have been contemplating a 12 fret SD with a Moonwood top and had not yet decided on a back/sides wood....
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