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Question: How do you like your Larrivee Fretboard inlays?
I like Dots
I like Microdots
Don't want no stinking inlays

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« on: March 01, 2018, 04:48:47 PM »

If fingerboard inlays was an option for you when you purchase your Larrivee guitar, which would you choose?

I prefer the microdots, myself.
Hey, that's my vote.

Fun Fact:
John Jr recently posted that the microdots are actually aluminum.
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018, 05:14:55 PM »

My vote would be ... that depends on the guitar.

Call me a traditionalist, but I tend to think a dreadnought or OM (or other Martin style bodies; 0, 00, 000) look right with standard dots, while I would lean toward microdots on the L and C bodies.

I have (or have had) Larrivee guitars with no dots, microdots, standard dots, diamonds and Larrivee's more custom (10 series, 19 series, etc.) fingerboard inlays...so I'm an equal opportunity consumer/buyer/player!
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2018, 05:43:23 PM »

Diamond fretboard inlays are my favorite...  then snowflake
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2018, 06:00:08 PM »

Diamond fretboard inlays are my favorite...  then snowflake
Yeah, I like those too.
I meant for standard, non-embellished, simple dots.
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2018, 06:04:45 PM »

Diamond fretboard inlays are my favorite...  then snowflake

My first choice would be diamonds like my D-40R.  I really don't have strong feelings one way or the other though.  My P-05 and L-5 have dots.  My OM-03r has micro dots.  My D-40R has the diamonds, and my LS-03 Forum III has  none  (except for the three micros on the 12th fret)  But I'm going to place my vote in the poll now. 
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2018, 06:14:23 PM »

I’m a minimalist, not a nothingist...  microdots, side dots, and headstock logo.  While it’s beautiful, I’m not a fan of elaborate inlay on a guitar I’m going to play.

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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2018, 07:56:35 PM »

Mine have micro, and I'm glad of it.
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2018, 10:47:03 PM »

I'm solidly in the micro category here --- dot-wise!! 
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2018, 10:56:50 PM »

Dots are the only inlay I really don't like (would rather have no inlay) but I do prefer micro to the large dots.  
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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2018, 02:04:21 AM »

Minimalist for me.

Prefer micro-dots to dots.   Favorite of mine is the 3 microdots, and otherwise clean board, on the 12th fret of the Forum-III
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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2018, 02:49:35 AM »

recently ended up with a Larrivee with micro dots and noticed they were metal, like the top of a finishing nail.
 nice to learn J JR clarified the alloy.
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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2018, 12:35:11 AM »

Microdots all the way.
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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2018, 01:50:53 AM »

How about folks who like more elaborate inlays?
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« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2018, 02:30:24 AM »

How about folks who like more elaborate inlays?

Yup I too luv the Bling   blush
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« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2018, 04:05:07 AM »

flashing lights, different colours.

 little LED's filling the finger board.

 so you can program them to blink in different colours, to the beat and with the same intensity you're playing on a gig.
 even program specific words and messages to the audience .

lets push the inlay envelope.
 
I don't know about you folks, but when I'm playing, I'm not looking at inlays anyways..... whistling
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« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2018, 05:02:25 AM »

I like the subdued bling inlays on my LSV-11..  and on the other hand, my Ramirez classical has no inlays and no side markers either...except for one somewhat traditional mark on the side of the neck at the 7th fret.
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« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2018, 05:33:41 AM »

These are some of my favorites, elaborate but not too gaudy;
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« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2018, 06:42:58 AM »

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« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2018, 05:14:16 PM »

I like the dots on my JCL 40th Anniversary Edition, but I think the torch inlays on my D10 are among the best I have seen.

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« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2018, 02:03:20 AM »

okay okay, i was kidding about the flashing inlays...
however, i'm very partial to these inlays that Jean did on his first steel string build in 1971.
 no, I'm not a dot man, or a micro dot man.
nor am I a "vine of life" kinda guy.



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