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« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2018, 12:53:02 PM »

Yup I just marked the originating comment as another example of thinking you know something when you really don't - sometimes a little knowledge is dangerous.. For our American friends it would be like equating English speaking Americans to England  whether their forefathers did or didn't come from there

I was simply commenting on assumptions.  Personally, I think of it more as a tribute to the man from Bakersfield than as a patriotic statement.  But, what do I know.
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« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2018, 12:55:15 PM »

 When I look at those, I see the streets of Bakersfield .....
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« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2018, 08:24:35 PM »

well - if they were French - they'd have to be lefties . . . 
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« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2018, 11:38:43 PM »

well - if they were French - they'd have to be lefties . . . 

French? Well, they are Larrivées, after all.
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« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2018, 02:19:52 PM »

I think maybe Mr. Walkerman should give some context regarding the photo.
A photo with no context.... hmmm.
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I think Walkerman posted it the best way. Besides not wanting to tread on political view on this forum, it's art. Each person can get what they want out of it and best presented with no comment. And it has been interesting and revealing to me to see comments. And everyone is right because that's what they see in it. Well most people.... I see Buck and country music. American and over the top? Well yea, home of Hollywood. I think Larrivee's inlays, to me, an American, have a French bent to them. But Canadians know more about the French-Canadian label. I liked Duck's straight up honest answer and I did detect some of the smugness from the north. :) , as I understand the over the top. But for Canadians who might think the sound doesn't matter? This isn't a hundred dollar pink guitar for a teen girl. Also makes me want to ask how curling went for you in Korea? Sound matters. There are subtle American tribute guitars out there. Martin's bicentennial model is a beauty with small eagle on headstock and small star fret markers. Not for me but everyone is right, just because that's what they see.   
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« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2018, 02:38:34 PM »

Whoa horsey!

couple things of note.
 Just because Jean is "french" Canadian-( and only HE can make that claim btw) does not mean an immediate connection to France.
 That's a wee bit of an issue regarding our culture.

Also, the Flag of France ( unless those guitars are lefties) in fact does have the same colours, however,  the red & the blue would be reversed- if they were destined for France.

I re-iterate, the OP has posted this picture, with, or with-out the back story, and this thread, could have him, and Jean chuckling at our expense.

Ya just never know about these things......


If you want to know what JCL thinks, think streets of Bakersfield.
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« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2018, 02:44:21 PM »

If you want to know what JCL thinks, think streets of Bakersfield.
That's how I take it.
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« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2018, 09:45:48 PM »

Now, here is the kicker.  These guitars are for an order from. ....... China.
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« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2018, 10:11:32 PM »

Maybe the Chinese intend to start copying Larrivee guitars. 
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« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2018, 08:47:47 AM »

Now, here is the kicker.  These guitars are for an order from. ....... China.
Fascinating.
Must be a story here.
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« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2018, 02:47:02 PM »

Fascinating.
Must be a story here.

The story is, Larrivee sells a ton of guitars in Asia ..... mostly top of the line models.
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« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2018, 02:51:15 AM »

http://www.martinmusicguitar.com/store/larrivee-custom-american-om-red-white-blue-limited-edition-1-of-6.html

Did anyone else happen to catch this on the latest newsletter?  Looks like they already sold the 6 available.

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« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2018, 03:08:31 AM »

http://www.martinmusicguitar.com/store/larrivee-custom-american-om-red-white-blue-limited-edition-1-of-6.html

Did anyone else happen to catch this on the latest newsletter?  Looks like they already sold the 6 available.



There's one available through reverb.
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« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2018, 12:16:28 PM »


http://www.martinmusicguitar.com/store/larrivee-custom-american-om-red-white-blue-limited-edition-1-of-6.html

Did anyone else happen to catch this on the latest newsletter?  Looks like they already sold the 6 available.


And that is the OM version - there is a row of OM's (bottom) and a row of L's (top ) in Walkerman's original picture in this post...

I count 7 of each - so if it was a custom run of 6, are the Larrivee's keeping one of each?
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« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2018, 12:31:37 AM »

When we were there a short while back these were in process. Jean toured us around the shop, and my wife, who is French, born and raised, immediately exclaimed “Bleu, Blanc, Rouge!” But she could be wrong. I leave it to the experts here to decipher how she saw them.

Anyway, yes, he told us they are mostly going to China, with some excess of the order being sold in the US.  Also that he would never do a paint scheme like that again, it was much more difficult than they bargained for.

Seems I have seen another maker with some entertainer’s endorsement doing the same scheme. I read it as a USA kind of thing.
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« Reply #35 on: June 05, 2018, 03:38:11 AM »

      Sometimes I just feel lower than a snakes belly in a wagon rut. blush
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« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2018, 02:32:27 PM »

http://www.martinmusicguitar.com/store/larrivee-custom-american-om-red-white-blue-limited-edition-1-of-6.html

Did anyone else happen to catch this on the latest newsletter?  Looks like they already sold the 6 available.


if you look at my original post on this thread, you will see significantly more than six.
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« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2018, 02:57:08 PM »

      Sometimes I just feel lower than a snakes belly in a wagon rut. blush

Look up and see Danny.
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« Reply #38 on: June 07, 2018, 03:01:09 AM »

if you look at my original post on this thread, you will see significantly more than six.

Yes, but the particular dealer only had 6 of them.  Wonder where the rest are.
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« Reply #39 on: June 09, 2018, 04:05:06 PM »

This guitar/tread, has become more ironic than it already was.
 
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