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« on: July 29, 2020, 08:09:36 PM »

Thinking of selling my Martin D 28 and getting another D03
I thought I would be happy finally with the Martin but the larrivee still haunts me
I could probably get enough money to buy 2 larrivee
from one Martin
Would I be the first one to ever do this?
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2020, 11:08:48 PM »

I have gone thru a bunch of guitars over the years.  If I’ve learned anything, it Is to buy based on personal experience and not the reputation of a maker (or model) or what someone else plays.

Any guitar that makes you play more is a better guitar.

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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2020, 03:24:14 AM »

I have gone thru a bunch of guitars over the years.  If I’ve learned anything, it Is to buy based on personal experience and not the reputation of a maker (or model) or what someone else plays.

Any guitar that makes you play more is a better guitar.

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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2020, 04:19:46 PM »

It just depends what tones you like (and that may be more than one particular "tone-scape"). Martins don't generally sound like Larrivees, and Larrivees don't generally sound like Martins (even the 40 series with the Martin-style bracing).

I happen to appreciate both, so I have Martins and Larrivees...especially L bodies, which are Larrivee's signature tone machine. But I also have a Larrivee OM-05, with Larrivee's bracing, and it is a great sounding OM box, although different than a Martin.

It's all good - buy the guitars you like... and yes, in general (especially used) you'll be able to buy roughly two Larrivees for the price of a similar Martin. That's because of the sad reality that used Larrivees don't usually go for the price of used Martins... however, when buying new, the gap narrows considerably...and the Martins have better resale value (although I think a lot of folks overpay for used Martins...).

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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 05:57:32 AM »


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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2020, 01:31:25 AM »

I think you're putting more value in a name than you are in your own ears. I like the D-03 more than the D28 but that shouldn't have any influence over what you like. Trust your own tastes.
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2020, 07:56:41 PM »

I went ahead and bought a Larrivee d03r
I compared it to my Martin D 28
it he larrivee wins as far as my ears are concerned
I will be sellling the Martin and keeping the larrivee
As a matter of fact , I’m buying a d03 mahogany as well
I could never beat the tone of a larrivee
I’ve gassed on so many guitars
Good to be a larrivee guy again
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2020, 09:54:22 PM »

Hope you enjoy those D03’s.  Such great guitars.  I’ve been tempted to buy D03 Silver Oaks when I’ve see them for sale.  They are a bit rarer, but Jean liked the tone so much he made his 45th Anniversary model out of Sliver Oak.  And I would need to let one of my current guitars go to make room and I love them all.
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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2020, 01:39:18 AM »

You are not crazy at all. I did the exact same thing. I had a D28, then a D35. Now I have a D-03R and not longer have either of the Martins. They were great guitars, but I just preferred the tone of the Larrivee. It is all just personal preference. It is great to have so many options out there!
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