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« on: March 10, 2018, 08:40:18 PM »

Was playing this one last night.





There were half a dozen other guitars in the show last night.  This one sounded huge and dwarfed the others.
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 12:58:44 AM »

 drool Very pretty,I see a taylor headstock whats the other on the stand?What show?
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2018, 01:51:36 AM »

With all that bling, it looks more like a Presentation series than a 10, maybe a 19 or 72?  At any rate, quite the exquisite guitar...  I bet it was a joy to play too.
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2018, 02:03:50 AM »

With all that bling, it looks more like a Presentation series than a 10, maybe a 19 or 72?  At any rate, quite the exquisite guitar...  I bet it was a joy to play too.
You're right. Changed the subject

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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2018, 02:43:35 AM »

So did it play as good as it looks?
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018, 09:00:00 AM »

Hi George,

It's got some battle scars and needs fret work down near the nut. I don't play in that area much, so this wasn't an issue for me. The intonation and action are fine.

The guitar has a long and storied past. I've since found out, it's one of two Presentation models built in Victoria BC, in 1980.

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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2018, 09:05:59 AM »

Hi Rob,

drool Very pretty,I see a taylor headstock whats the other on the stand?What show?

Good eye.  On the left was a 1995 Taylor 914 Cindy. I know this guitar well, and it's a beauty. On the right, a Gibson dread. Didn't catch the model.

It was a house concert/fundraiser.  The venue is incredible. There were about 75 people.
 


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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2018, 10:32:00 AM »

With all that bling, it looks more like a Presentation series than a 10, maybe a 19 or 72?  At any rate, quite the exquisite guitar...  I bet it was a joy to play too.
nice guitar ST  When I think of Larrivee from my youth its this Bling that screams Larrivee to me. Good call George on the 72. FWIW oddly tho in the Larrivee Model #'s a 19 would have less bling than would a 10. It kinda was always thought of as a 9.5 (just in between a 9 and a 10).

Would have loved to hear ST putting the 72 thru its paces!
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2018, 04:17:03 PM »

Hi George,

It's got some battle scars and needs fret work down near the nut. I don't play in that area much, so this wasn't an issue for me. The intonation and action are fine.

The guitar has a long and storied past. I've since found out, it's one of two Presentation models built in Victoria BC, in 1980.

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I saw one in a shop in Lexington Kentucky probably 1982. They kept it under a glass case. I knew they were rare but I didn't know they were that rare! Did it have abalone purfling down the sides at heel and around the back as well? The one I saw in shop way back and in 1980 catalog did. I remember them being BIG $$$ too! Of course they had the top of the top woods as well.
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2018, 08:50:49 PM »

I knew they were rare but I didn't know they were that rare! .
Was of the understanding they do about 2 a year.

Here's mine from 2012 - sadly a bit of a Case Queen

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« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2018, 02:41:43 AM »

Hi Andrew,

It's definitely a Presentation model. I forgot about the connection to the other one. But I've spent quality time with that one too. It has a Florentine cutaway.  It's a road warrior.


nice guitar ST  When I think of Larrivee from my youth its this Bling that screams Larrivee to me.

Me too. With the exception of my old C38 (Classical with Florentine cutaway), I'm completely with you about the decorated models.  I used to have a Presentation model Classical with Florentine cutaway. Wrong time of life to keep it. I still look back with a twinge.

I've never completely gotten used to Venetian cutaways either. When I used to wander through guitar stores, my eyes were drawn to the prettiest guitars, and the Florentine cutaway was likely the first asymmetrical shape that I found attractive.

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Good call George on the 72. FWIW oddly tho in the Larrivee Model #'s a 19 would have less bling than would a 10. It kinda was always thought of as a 9.5 (just in between a 9 and a 10).

Would have loved to hear ST putting the 72 thru its paces!

Thanks for the kind thoughts.

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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2018, 02:48:11 AM »

Was of the understanding they do about 2 a year.

Here's mine from 2012 - sadly a bit of a Case Queen
What a beauty! And about the Case Queen comment - That's tragic.
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It's been around and so has its twin. Both have been on several iconic Canadian albums. I'll leave it at that.
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« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2018, 02:52:17 AM »

Hi Flatlander,

Yes, it's all pretty in the back too. You can catch a hint of that if look really closely at the picture of the front.


I saw one in a shop in Lexington Kentucky probably 1982. They kept it under a glass case. I knew they were rare but I didn't know they were that rare! Did it have abalone purfling down the sides at heel and around the back as well? The one I saw in shop way back and in 1980 catalog did. I remember them being BIG $$$ too! Of course they had the top of the top woods as well.
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