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« on: September 06, 2021, 02:30:06 AM »

a few years ago, local guitar shop guy hands me this old larrivee electric guitar body.
 RS4 stopped clean of every piece of hardware, found in a dumpster..
H eknownI had a relationship with the brand, so he gave it to me.
a stunning carved highly flamed map top with three piece  neck though body, repairs headstock, but I could do something with it.

First I bought a real beat up junker larrivee electric for the pick ups alone ( original Jean hand wounds from the Vancouver days)
then I gave the rest of that guitar away.

over a few years, I managed to acquire all the electric pieces, Floyd Rose trem, knobs' working, tuners etc.
heck I even had a decal made.

The guitar is and was lovely.

THEN I had found out, it belonged to a local musician friend who it was STOLEN from many years ago.
it was his first guitar, and he played it all the time in clubs and bars in Ontario.

I sent him a picture.
 he got rather maudlin and equated it to a long lost girlfriend.

He's now a terrific sax player in a couple local bands, and needless to say those days of rocking' punk bands are long gone.
He still plays electric, so I took it to one of his gigs and gave his old girl friend back to him.

just cuz.

why such long boring stories about the brand?

meh, my own half century affiliation maybe.
 and all the ones I've played, owned, shared with friends over the last 5 decades?
 or maybe astounded by the passion and desire of my pal on story # 2, which made it easy just to give the guitar to him...

vs. the disinterest from Bob n story number !.

I guess some of us are more passionate or involved with our guitars than others.... I guess.

dunno.
 too old to care...


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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2021, 02:38:40 AM »

Very nice thing to do Kevin - I'm certain actions like these come back in spades!!!
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2021, 02:30:34 PM »

Another great story!


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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2021, 03:27:41 PM »

Now I'm pi**ed Kevin! I had to buy this one from you!   





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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2021, 06:01:49 PM »


Now I'm pi**ed Kevin! I had to buy this one from you!   


LOL!!! Every silver lining has a grey cloud...  rolleye

 
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2021, 12:52:20 AM »

Now I'm pi**ed Kevin! I had to buy this one from you!   

so the story there?

I told Jean I sold my 72 to an amazing guitar player who just arrived from the US to the Yellow Door.
 he was gonna play a set at the "hoot" we're talking late 72 or early 73 maybe?
anyways, he fell in love with my guitar *( the 72 larrivee), and HAD to have it.
 after hearing him run his magic fingers all over the damn fingerboard, and me, only playing cowboy chords, I agreed to sell t to him, for $600.00 exact;ly what I paid for it. ( back then you gave jean $300 as a deposit, he said "get the balance and I'll call you in 6 weeks when it's built").

 so I tell jean this, then he brings YOUR BZ to the shop, and yes, I told you, it was WAY too much of a guitar for me.

thats how you got that one.

I think we've had this conversation?



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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2021, 02:04:18 AM »



We have but some day that's all we'll be able to do ...  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB-6w5v_9Os


Waaay too much guitar for most of us. It still rings like a bell though. 
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2021, 02:36:21 AM »

 writers credit still point to John Sebastian.

as a writer, I'm a srokler for these details, but I also love to be proven wrong.

Like "John Prines's "killing the blues".

 nope, he didn't write it...
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2021, 03:05:31 AM »

writers credit still point to John Sebastian.

as a writer, I'm a srokler for these details, but I also love to be proven wrong.

Like "John Prines's "killing the blues".

 nope, he didn't write it...

Yes, I'm aware that the Everlys didn't write it but, oddly, I just listened to their version a few days ago and thought it was probably the best one. Kudos to John Sebastian for writing it. Didn't mean to suggest otherwise. A cool, simple ditty. My favorite kind. I love the verse about Hank's guitar. I wonder how many songwriters have stood in front of that glass case. Brought tears to my eyes when I did. 
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