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« on: February 20, 2018, 02:53:53 AM »

I may have posted something like this before but
Did you ever go test drive acoustic guitars and
Come home and play your Larrivee and really
Appreciate the fine guitar that it is?
Great guitars that we all are fans of!
Very cool indeed
Dave
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 03:13:45 AM »

Numerous times at GC...  Could not find any that compared...
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2018, 11:46:30 PM »

I have a hard time in general playing guitars that aren't my own, and pretty picky on how they feel.

I tend to use 11s on acoustic, so store guitars tend to feel different anyway.

What I have appreciated about Larrivee guitars over the years is the confidence in knowing what they're likely going to "feel like", though I don't know how that'll change with the new fretboard radius; I haven't tried one of those yet.

Many moons ago I was actively involved with an old distributor for the brand in the UK (around 10-15 years ago) so had the fortunate ability to test-run a number of models over a number of years.

I always gravitated to the 03 series guitars that we brought in, as they suited my preferences more - simple, elegant, satin finish etc. Never been a fan of "bling" on guitars, though Wendy's headstock work is something else!

Larrivee - one of the rare confidences that I could buy "sight unseen" and somewhat know what I was getting.

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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2018, 04:10:18 AM »

I concur with the above.
 I never have a problem buying a larrivee guitar "blind" on line.
I never have to worry about the workmanship, how it will play, how it will sound etc.

Of course a couple appropriate questions are asked, and close up pics of the bridge/string angle, frets etc.
 as a rule, I am always pleasantly surprised when I have a larrivee shipped to me form some where far away.
it's always a relief to know it will be fine.

 can't say I've had the same experiences with other brands.....
oh, and presently waiting for one coming from midwest USA.....
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2018, 12:08:21 AM »

Yes, often.  I return realizing that I don't need a new guitar at all.  But then I'm not boutique guitar shopping.  Just Martin and Taylor stuff that Guitar Center has...or used to have.  They've reduced their high end room to a medium end room in the last two years.  But either way, I always recognize what good guitars these Larrivees are.
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2018, 03:02:26 AM »

There aren’t any really decent shops with acoustics closer than about 40 minutes...Well, unless you count GC, and I won’t go to one of those.  The really cool shop is down in Seattle.  Just as well, because I don’t have the money.  But you know what?  I felt like I won the lottery when I got the LSV-11. Still feel that way.  Bought it from across the country without ever having heard or played it, and I had no doubt it would be great.  I’m not sure I’d be willing to drop that much money for other brands without playing first.
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2018, 06:00:10 AM »

I have yet to play a guitar that I get more enjoyment out of than my LV-10 50th Anniversary.

The only one that make me want to buy a new guitar is another Larrivee, and specifically, the OMV-40R and that's just so I can give the LV-10 a break! 
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2018, 08:30:30 PM »

I may have posted something like this before but
Did you ever go test drive acoustic guitars and
Come home and play your Larrivee and really
Appreciate the fine guitar that it is?
Great guitars that we all are fans of!
Very cool indeed
Dave
My experience as well. +1
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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2018, 08:36:56 PM »

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