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« on: July 09, 2019, 11:28:54 AM »

Hey, wow, it's been a while since I've posted on the forum.  Here's my new LS03RW.  Got it last Friday and I've been bonding with it ever since.  It was actually built as a custom order for a client back in 2013 but they backed out of the deal before the balance was paid.  Their loss! According to John Jr, it was one of the last guitars made in Vancouver before they shifted all production to Oxnard.  There, it sat in their shop, almost forgotten until I called him up looking to have a classical built.  That's when he told me about this guitar.  It's sitka and rosewood, mahogany neck, ebony fretboard and bridge.  The sitka top has already darkened quite a bit...love that!.  The nut is 54mm which is a bit wider than the usual classical neck.  It will take some getting used to but I'm already smitten with it.  I put a fresh set of D'Addarios extra hard tension strings on it and man, it sings.  Here's a couple of pics I took when it arrived at my office on Friday and a link to a short video I put up on Facebook over the weekend.  


LS03RW1 by dturbideLS03RW2 by dturbide

https://www.facebook.com/dturbide/videos/10157003377117247/?t=0
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2019, 03:39:14 PM »

Congratulations Denis!
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2019, 05:47:06 PM »

Denis,

Beautiful guitar!  Very cool story, too!  I'm sure you'll put it to good use! 

Side note:  I just started trying to learn "Squish", and it is SUCH a great tune!  My kids love it, for the name, but also for the tune!  Thanks for sharing your music!
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 01:35:59 AM »

You lucky duck! Lovely guitar. I liked the video too. Sounds great and looks terrific, congrats.
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2019, 04:29:57 AM »

Very cool! Gotta love NOS guitars!! Congrats!
After finding myself mostly playing classical stuff on my steel strings for the last few months I ended up getting a nice classical myself. The ability to really emote on the nylons is such a nice thing!
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2019, 09:32:25 AM »

Congratulations!  A wonderful guitar !!!   nice guitar
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2019, 02:23:35 AM »

lovely, I recently acquired a 1981 JCL classical from New Brunswick, by fluke, and i play it a LOT more than i thought i would.
I'll post pics sometime- congrats, Jean is still pretty passionate about his humble Classical builds....( or so i've been told.)
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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2019, 02:13:13 PM »

lovely, I recently acquired a 1981 JCL classical from New Brunswick, by fluke, and i play it a LOT more than i thought i would.
I'll post pics sometime- congrats, Jean is still pretty passionate about his humble Classical builds....( or so i've been told.)

Kevin, this guitar is so lively and warm.  I can't stop playing it.  I think the action might be a bit low right now.  I'll have to take it to my guy.  Much to my surprise, this guitar has a truss rod in it! 

I just stare at that sitka top sometimes...
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« Reply #8 on: Today at 10:40:16 AM »

 nice guitar This guitar found a perfect home!
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« Reply #9 on: Today at 01:13:35 PM »

nice guitar This guitar found a perfect home!

I started on a classical.  A cheap, made in Taiwan classical my parents got me for Christmas in 1980.  It's still at my mom's right now...unless they got rid of it in the last move? 

Anyway, the older I get, the more I gravitate to nylon strings.  I'm using it for almost all my recording these days.  I just released an EP with a friend from Norway but I didn't have it for that so it's the custom LV-03 that got used for that.  I have a tune out on Aug 9 and another on Aug 21 and I used this new guitar on both.  I'm totally in love. 
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