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« on: June 23, 2020, 10:57:24 PM »

Anyone who's ever bought an instrument sight unseen/played will understand that moment of anticipation as the box opens, then the case. The mandolin is gorgeous, absolutely a beautiful piece of work. It was exactly as described, and one touch to the strings and I immediately knew the strings were loosened for shipping, so I took the time to tune it before really measuring the sound quality. But oh, I could tell. This mandolin just sings! Very nice woody and open voice with a whole bunch of character. Perfect intonation, frets very easily, she'll bark when you want her to and chop like a charm. I absolutely love this thing! I've played a few mandolins in my years, including some limited time on a few really top end ones. This F-33 will hold her own. I'm feeling exceptionally fortunate. Thank you JCL and crew for another great instrument!   


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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2020, 11:20:39 AM »

A few more pictures of the gorgeous spruce and maple used on this F-33. The fit and finish are impeccable. The tone is amazing.


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Larrivee O-01W
Martin 000-16
Washburn C80S
Espana Classical (made in Finland)
Eastman MD 515 Mandolin
Epiphone Olympic Solid Body Electric (1967)
Larrivee F-33 Mandolin (10/21/2008)
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2020, 02:48:21 PM »

Hi Riverbend.

That's a beauty!

Congratulations.


A few more pictures of the gorgeous spruce and maple used on this F-33. The fit and finish are impeccable. The tone is amazing.
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2020, 09:12:59 AM »

Hi Riverbend.

That's a beauty!

Congratulations.
Thanks ST! It sure sounds amazing, as well. And I luckily averted a major disaster yesterday. During a practice session I put a strap on it for the first time and when I slung it over my shoulder the end pin came out. It had been held in by the slightest friction from a wrap of painter's tape. A guitar might not have been so lucky due to size and weight, but I was able to catch it before it crashed into the low stool I'd been sitting on. Yikes!
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Larrivee OM-40M
Larrivee O-01W
Martin 000-16
Washburn C80S
Espana Classical (made in Finland)
Eastman MD 515 Mandolin
Epiphone Olympic Solid Body Electric (1967)
Larrivee F-33 Mandolin (10/21/2008)
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2020, 06:26:20 PM »

Wow, what a nice find!
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2020, 12:33:15 AM »

Wow, what a nice find!
Thanks...still kind of in shock it's in my home. My fingertips are shiny and flat.
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Larrivee OM-40M
Larrivee O-01W
Martin 000-16
Washburn C80S
Espana Classical (made in Finland)
Eastman MD 515 Mandolin
Epiphone Olympic Solid Body Electric (1967)
Larrivee F-33 Mandolin (10/21/2008)
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