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« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2019, 05:36:32 AM »

What do you like to listen to, Bowie?
Quite a bit of variety. Anything from classical to hip hop, folk, metal, classic rock, soul, bluegrass, crooners, Japanese rock and traditional, etc. My music collection looks like you just walked through the aisles of a music store and grabbed handfuls randomly.
Tommy is a brilliant player, hearing him inspires me to tighten up my chops, I'm just not into what he does as far as listening goes, unless it's some of his less indulgent stuff. That's great.
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« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2019, 09:44:40 AM »

Quite a bit of variety. Anything from classical to hip hop, folk, metal, classic rock, soul, bluegrass, crooners, Japanese rock and traditional, etc. My music collection looks like you just walked through the aisles of a music store and grabbed handfuls randomly.
Tommy is a brilliant player, hearing him inspires me to tighten up my chops, I'm just not into what he does as far as listening goes, unless it's some of his less indulgent stuff. That's great.
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« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2019, 09:18:44 PM »

In progress from Larrivee official Instagram!
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« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2019, 03:18:58 AM »


In progress from Larrivee official Instagram!
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Thanks for posting that - that finally answers my question - it IS going to be a C body, NOT an OM with a Florentine cutaway. The wood on those looks very nice!
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« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2019, 11:13:09 PM »

Progress pics on the Instagram 

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« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2019, 12:47:49 AM »

Anybody know if the nut width is 1 3/4"?   I'd sure like one of these.
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« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2019, 09:15:52 PM »

Jean, John Jr., Matthew...

It will be November 1 this week! Any more word on these Tommy Emmanuel guitars? John Jr., can you show us a recent picture of a completed one? (Sorry, I'm not on Instagram, so if you've posted there, I haven't seen it.)

If they're out there, which dealers have them?
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« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2019, 03:41:14 AM »

Though I admittedly don't listen to Tommy's music, I think these guitars are a great idea. 12 fret nation!  bigrin



I'm lost on this philosophy .
Yes I "get" the whole twelfth fret bridge placement/soundboard/top argument. (for what it's worth).
And yes, I've had a few such builds.
Frankly, for my work, as a player, I really need easy access to to full octave chording/solo-ing with-out the hindrance.
even with cut away access, playing in the third, fourth and fifth positions is pretty much impossible with a 12 fret neck join.

what may be "sacrificed" in 'tone" from a 14 fret, is more than made up in the ability to get to as many frets as possible when needed.

if there is, in fact a better, warmer, open sound with a 12 fret neck join, I'm all for it- ( if there is such a thing).
not sure, for me, and maybe others, the trade off is worth it.

Is this tonality anything similar to the great string den]bate?
Or the brazilian vs EIR debate?
 or bubinga over mahogany debate?
or silver oak over maple debate?
 
On the gig, in the studio, at a jam with others, blindfolds on, is there a consensus as to the winner of "best tone ever"?
sometimes, it's just all lost on me.

bottom line? 14 fret reach brings better players to the table- at least I play better with the extra "reach"
and frankly, I'm too busy finding my way up there to be bothered with what ever that 12 fret extra tone is about.

just an old guy jumping off a bandwagon. late night gig, and I'll probably delete my BS in the morning.

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« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2019, 01:38:15 PM »



I'm lost on this philosophy .
Yes I "get" the whole twelfth fret bridge placement/soundboard/top argument. (for what it's worth).
And yes, I've had a few such builds.
Frankly, for my work, as a player, I really need easy access to to full octave chording/solo-ing with-out the hindrance.
even with cut away access, playing in the third, fourth and fifth positions is pretty much impossible with a 12 fret neck join.

what may be "sacrificed" in 'tone" from a 14 fret, is more than made up in the ability to get to as many frets as possible when needed.

if there is, in fact a better, warmer, open sound with a 12 fret neck join, I'm all for it- ( if there is such a thing).
not sure, for me, and maybe others, the trade off is worth it.

Is this tonality anything similar to the great string den]bate?
Or the brazilian vs EIR debate?
 or bubinga over mahogany debate?
or silver oak over maple debate?
 
On the gig, in the studio, at a jam with others, blindfolds on, is there a consensus as to the winner of "best tone ever"?
sometimes, it's just all lost on me.

bottom line? 14 fret reach brings better players to the table- at least I play better with the extra "reach"
and frankly, I'm too busy finding my way up there to be bothered with what ever that 12 fret extra tone is about.

just an old guy jumping off a bandwagon. late night gig, and I'll probably delete my BS in the morning.


Kevin, I'm with you on this. 
I know the first position is referred to as the 'cash register' but I use the whole fretboard.
And while I'm not sure it's like the string thing, in that placing the bridge in the sweet spot of the lower bout makes a lot of sense to me and I do love the sound, I know many players, singers, that is, never get beyond the 5th fret. If that's how I played, yeah, I'd go for a 12-fret.
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« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2019, 09:17:37 PM »

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Looks like the first Tommy's have shipped. For sale on R*v*rb!

Tommy Model!

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« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2019, 01:20:38 AM »

lovely guitars so they are....
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« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2019, 06:33:50 PM »

And, the official specs on Larrivee's website:

https://www.larrivee.com/products/c-03r-te

I wonder how long to get a lefty...?

 
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« Reply #32 on: November 02, 2019, 12:30:26 AM »


I wonder how long to get a lefty...?


 First lefty out is going to Woodstock School of Music https://www.larrivee.com/dealers?keywords=Woodstock%20School
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« Reply #33 on: November 02, 2019, 04:06:02 AM »

First lefty out is going to Woodstock School of Music https://www.larrivee.com/dealers?keywords=Woodstock%20School

Thanks for the heads up, John! That's not too far from me (in SW Minnesota).

 
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I'm lost on this philosophy .
Yes I "get" the whole twelfth fret bridge placement/soundboard/top argument. (for what it's worth).
And yes, I've had a few such builds.
Frankly, for my work, as a player, I really need easy access to to full octave chording/solo-ing with-out the hindrance.
even with cut away access, playing in the third, fourth and fifth positions is pretty much impossible with a 12 fret neck join.

what may be "sacrificed" in 'tone" from a 14 fret, is more than made up in the ability to get to as many frets as possible when needed.

if there is, in fact a better, warmer, open sound with a 12 fret neck join, I'm all for it- ( if there is such a thing).
not sure, for me, and maybe others, the trade off is worth it.

Is this tonality anything similar to the great string den]bate?
Or the brazilian vs EIR debate?
 or bubinga over mahogany debate?
or silver oak over maple debate?
 
On the gig, in the studio, at a jam with others, blindfolds on, is there a consensus as to the winner of "best tone ever"?
sometimes, it's just all lost on me.

bottom line? 14 fret reach brings better players to the table- at least I play better with the extra "reach"
and frankly, I'm too busy finding my way up there to be bothered with what ever that 12 fret extra tone is about.

just an old guy jumping off a bandwagon. late night gig, and I'll probably delete my BS in the morning.



Well, of course, the disadvantage of a 12 fret neck is a certain amount of inaccessibility. I have a OOO-50 and it is a freaking cannon, however. I wouldn't choose it for playing lead but on the songs I would use it for, it is not a problem. At the end of the proverbial day, if I was really concerned, I'd pull out my strat!     
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