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« on: January 30, 2018, 07:04:33 PM »

Normally, when my guitars are playing well, sound good and all that I don't go poking around. I take them as is. For some reason, tho', I found myself looking the bracing just inside the soundhole underneath the neck on my new LV-03RE. It appears to be lopsided. I checked on my L-03E and it's symmetrical. Wonder if it's supposed to be this way due to the cutaway? Or .... what? Here's a pic.


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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 07:20:10 PM »

That's how Larrivee does the brace on the cutaway models.

Here are a couple pics of my C-10:

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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 07:26:27 PM »

Hey Mikey,

Good deal!! Wondered if it might be due to the cutaway. Thanks for confirming.
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 09:10:32 PM »

My 2017 LV-10 50th Anniversary...

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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 11:34:48 PM »

Mine is a 50th Anni LV-03RE. I'm kind jealous that mine doesn't have the stamp and logo on the neck block like yours, Mark. 
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 04:21:26 AM »

Mine is a 50th Anni LV-03RE. I'm kind jealous that mine doesn't have the stamp and logo on the neck block like yours, Mark. 

Yours looks like a cedar top - is it?
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2018, 12:42:43 PM »

Yours looks like a cedar top - is it?
Yes. It is. My first cedar top acoustic. And rosewood body. It really is a bit darker, warmer than my L-03E Sitka/'hog.
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2018, 06:40:38 AM »

Mine is a 50th Anni LV-03RE. I'm kind jealous that mine doesn't have the stamp and logo on the neck block like yours, Mark. 

Yeah but I paid a premium for that.   

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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2018, 02:21:43 PM »

Mine is a 50th Anni LV-03RE. I'm kind jealous that mine doesn't have the stamp and logo on the neck block like yours, Mark. 
odd, it should. we did 51 of these and i made every headblock. i cant imagine jcl putting one out there without that info on the HB. in fact we didn't
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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2018, 02:29:30 PM »

odd, it should. we did 51 of these and i made every headblock. i cant imagine jcl putting one out there without that info on the HB. in fact we didn't

Dan, I believe this was an LV-03 not and LV-10.  Wouldn't that make a difference?
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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2018, 03:27:16 PM »

Oh yeah, mine is not quite in the class of Mark's LV-10! Mine is just a lowly LV-03RE.  That LV-10 is spectacular in the bling.  drool Wow.

Here's some body pics of the cedar top LV-03RE.

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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2018, 03:29:44 PM »

I just Love cedar tops!   nice guitar
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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2018, 03:37:48 PM »

I just Love cedar tops!   nice guitar
It's my first cedar top acoustic. Diggin' it pretty much. I'd like to find a cedar top Parlor to go with it. But ...... that's a long shot.
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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2018, 05:56:48 PM »

tulk1,

There is nothing "lowly" about your LV-03RE. I am constantly debating if I should get an LV-03 R (no E for me thanks) just so I don't wear out the LV-10 I play it so much.

Is your headblock completely blank?  That would certainly not be normal.  Post a photo of it. It should also have the JCL Logo? My 2014 L-03 has the logo, model, and the serial #:

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« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2018, 06:19:23 PM »

It's not completely blank. It has the model and S/N. Took me a bit to get a decent pic.


I did get a cool headstock. It has maple inlays.


And a signed label.
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« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2018, 09:19:41 PM »

Ah! That's a Vancouver made guitar.  Larrivee lists the last year of production in Vancouver at 2013.

I don't think it's a 50th Anniversary model. 
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« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2018, 09:51:02 PM »

Ah! That's a Vancouver made guitar.  Larrivee lists the last year of production in Vancouver at 2013.

I don't think it's a 50th Anniversary model. 
Yeah, I think you're right. Dang it. Looking back at the ad, it doesn't really say 50th Anni models. Just 50th Anni Sale Pricing. Think I got pulled into the hype. Hmmm .. oh well. It's still a great guitar, a bit different with the headstock inlay. And, it came stock with the arch top case. I'm happy. Even tho' it isn't a 50th. But hey, it's made in Canada, like my L-03!
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« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2018, 09:57:35 PM »

It's an awesome guitar. I saw that sale and was tempted.   
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« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2018, 05:33:01 PM »

Normally, when my guitars are playing well, sound good and all that I don't go poking around. I take them as is. For some reason, tho', I found myself looking the bracing just inside the soundhole underneath the neck on my new LV-03RE. It appears to be lopsided. I checked on my L-03E and it's symmetrical. Wonder if it's supposed to be this way due to the cutaway? Or .... what? Here's a pic.


Looks like you picked up a nos 2013 guitar?

Same for us, I was surprised when I checked the serial number of Marcia's new D-04, it was constructed almost 5 years earlier. The guitar is perfect and we are happy with it. Makes one wonder if ours sat in a back room room forgotten, or came from another store that did not get a lot of traffic.  Ours is a lefty.
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« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2018, 05:47:48 PM »

Looks like you picked up a nos 2013 guitar?

Same for us, I was surprised when I checked the serial number of Marcia's new D-04, it was constructed almost 5 years earlier. The guitar is perfect and we are happy with it. Makes one wonder if ours sat in a back room room forgotten, or came from another store that did not get a lot of traffic.  Ours is a lefty.
Mine is a Wildwoods custom order. Where'd you get yours? And yeah, I was quite surprised by the date. It was definitely "new" as in never sold. Like you and yours, I'm quite happy with it. Got a pic of the D-04?
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