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« on: November 07, 2017, 10:31:55 PM »

I don't find much available on the sound.  Curious to know how it compares to the L-03.
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 02:01:05 AM »

Didn't think they were being made.
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 02:14:33 AM »

They have made some in Mahogany and Rosewood.  I believe Mike in Lytle has played them both?
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2017, 02:21:06 AM »

I don't find much available on the sound.  Curious to know how it compares to the L-03.
http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=50213.0 for my review.
Cannot totally compare to an L-03 (lack of experience), but I am sure you would be happy with either an L-03 or L-40M.
I do own an L-05 and two C-05s, which are mahogany guitars comparable to L-03.
The price difference is minimal between a new L-03 and L-40M.
Much of it is the way the guitars look, head stock and tuners.
The bracing is different, but I am not an expert judge on that.
I am a standard L-body fan. Because I like the standard head stock I will stick with the standard.
Now.... if Larrivee came out with an L-40-05 or L-40-09 or L-40-10 I might rethink things. I do not think that is going to happen.
MHO only.
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2017, 03:46:14 AM »

Reading these different posts on all the models makes me wish I had a place to go where I could check them out. Far west Texas really stinks as far as guitar shops goes crying
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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2017, 03:53:12 AM »

Albuquerque may be your best bet.
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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2017, 01:45:34 AM »

Albuquerque may be your best bet.
Yeah, but it's a 4 hour drive and I'm not familiar with shops there.
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2017, 01:03:35 AM »

I played a rosewood and a mahogany L40 at Elderly right after they came out. I didn’t care for them, as the sound was very bassy  and not as clear and balanced as the standard L models. This one just one example of each, so that doesn’t mean that they arent well loved by others. Play if possible, check YouTube samples, and check on the return policy.

On the other hand, if you like a big bass-dominant sound, they may be just perfect for you.

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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2017, 01:19:16 AM »

I own a L-40R and think it is a nice guitar.  It has a big sound like a dreadnaught should.  I like the shape and look of it more than the standard dreadnaught bluegrass guitar.  More of a rounded upper and lower bout.  The neck on mine is really nice and flat and easy to play.  The satin finish gives it a more earthy look and sound.  I don't know if its just me but does a high gloss finish smother the pores of the guitar and harden or deaden the sound a little bit?  I have always liked the 40 series because of the satin finish.  Bill (new forum member and long time Larrivee/Taylor player)

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00-40 Mahogany back/rosewood top
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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2017, 03:22:54 AM »

I contacted Larrivee about one of these Hog L-40s back in September.

Me: Hi, are these ever going to be available without being a custom order?

Larrivee: Most Larrivée's are built to order. L-40 is a standard model. You can order one and expect it within three months.

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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2017, 02:04:11 AM »

I think L 40s are made, but JCL does not like the idea.  To him, the L has it’s own unique bracing, giving them their own unique sound.  An L with 40 bracing is not an L.
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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2017, 02:07:39 AM »

I think L 40s are made, but JCL does not like the idea.  To him, the L has it’s own unique bracing, giving them their own unique sound.  An L with 40 bracing is not an L.
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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2017, 12:58:57 PM »

Now you done it. Civil war

Well, an L is Jean’s unique guitar....not just SHAPE, but also SOUND.  Besides , we have not had a good war of words for awhile.
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« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2018, 05:13:32 PM »

I'm curious if anyone else has had a chance to try this guitar.  I'm really considering one of these, but I can't try one out in person.  And so far no youtube vidoes of any.  I own an older D-03, but lately my tastes have started to change and I'm finding I prefer a slightly more "vintage" tone.  Now I know that a Larrivee will sound like a Larrivee, no matter what bracing pattern is used.  But could anyone who's played an L-40 comment on if it might have a more vintage-like tone compared to a standard L-03?
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« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2018, 08:09:27 PM »

The -40 series is a newer bracing system. I was told by Dave of Dave’s Woodstock that it is a combination of the Collings and Martin bracing systems.

I have owned a OOO-40. It isn’t a L-40M but I think the two are closer than different. For me the -40 series bracing produces a louder sound. I don’t know that I would call it vintage but it is definitely mor Martinesque than any other Larrivee I have played...compared to the L-03R I previously owned. Since this applied to -40 series bracing I would assume the L-40M will sound “more” like a Martin than the L-03 does.

Those are my impressions. Hold that helps.


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