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« on: March 13, 2005, 01:41:19 AM »

I don't know about every one else but I like the look of a non bound neck......  or even with a dark binding......
but it seems most Larrivees now have white fretboard binding....
so can I stain or darken the white binding on my satin rosewood parlor......  or just get used to it!
it really IS  a sweet little guitar.......
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2005, 02:10:56 AM »


Well here is your ideal Larrivee, an OM-02E:  no neck binding, and a black body binding!   :D  To tell you the truth, I could easily live without a neck binding, as smooth black ebony feels mighty nice!  And that ebony board, is that jet black, or what?  No brown streaks in da house on that puppy.

My OM-03 from the same period has the black binding, but does have the ivoroid neck binding.  I like this one, and would be on it if the cupboard wasn't already full.  :(

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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2005, 02:23:28 AM »

I really like the maple body binding on the parlor......WAY COOL!   :)
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2005, 02:43:02 AM »

i love the binding... nice contrast to the rosette and great feel in the hands...



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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2005, 12:40:03 PM »

They have used various body bindings over the years. Here is a pic of the ivoroid used in 1984:



It has aged to become a nice creamy colour.

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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2005, 12:44:05 PM »

I can take it or leave it, but as long as I have it, I like the ivaroid neck binding (But I just REALLY LIKE the maple body binding)

About the nicest feel to the edges of a neck I ever had was on an unbound Ovation. Go figure, but the edges of that neck felt right.
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2005, 01:01:29 PM »

I really like neck binding (headstocks too), but I've never got Larrivee's thing of binding bodies in wood and necks in ivoroid. They should match. Even if it means matching ivoroid.

Tim
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2005, 02:40:49 PM »

Matched in flame maplw would be outstanding
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2005, 03:26:45 AM »

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Matched in flame maplw would be outstanding
I'm with you on that one. I'm not a fan of the plastic stuff at all - personal opinion, it just doesn't fit as nicely w/ the maple body binding. If Larrivee would even offer maple fretboard, or no binding at all, as an upgrade on their -05 and -09 series I'd be pleased.
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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2005, 02:03:44 PM »

Larrivee used wood body binding at least 20 years before any other small size shop (which they were at the time).  I think when wood binding on body *and* neck became more popular, Larrivee just continued with what they have always done.  Why follow the pack when you were one of the first?

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