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« on: October 19, 2021, 05:32:05 PM »

 

Well Group! This is my first post, Doughnuts for everyone above!

After much research and a whim, I purchased a 0-40-PD from Reverb. Most people would be turned away from the Padauk with its red color, but as a woodworker I was familiar with the wood, but not as a tone wood. And red is my favorite color, so I figured I would risk it!  But I can truthfully say even though this is a small body guitar, it sounds much better and more focused than the Seagull SWS and the all Koa G series Takamine acoustic I had been playing. I have played more acoustic guitar in the past week, than I have in my guitar playing hobbyist career. Needless to say, I wanted to reach out in the forums and see if anyone else has had a similar "the see the light" moment by getting a Larrivee.

Anyone else have a Larrivee with Padauk back and sides? What do you think?

I will post pictures of it when I get home, but this little guitar is so comfortable to play, it is honestly unbelievable; the sound matches what I always envisioned an acoustic to to sound like in my head! I am Beyond Thrilled!!!!
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2021, 08:02:17 PM »

Welcome to the Larrivee Forum and thanks for the donuts - that makes you a member in good standing already!

I don't have a guitar with Padauk, although I've certainly been tempted a few times to order a Warmoth (electric) neck made from that wood...looks good.

I bought my first Larrivee almost 30 years ago, so I guess "I saw the light" then (in 1992, when I got my Larrivee OM-05, which I still have today...)

Also looking forward to the pics when you can add them!

I'm sure it's a
  nice guitar
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2021, 08:41:11 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2021, 10:08:44 PM »

Welcome aboard. I will be interested to see photos of your guitar because The Larrivee Family has an eye for wood and unusual combinations.
It looks like you found one too.

There are a nice bunch of friendly, knowledgable people on this forum and you can learn a lot by visiting. Be warned that this probably won’t be your last Larrivee either; there are a lot of enablers here.

My first Larrivee was a special edition flamed maple parlor in 2004 and I ordered an LV03MT 12 string in late 2005 with a mahogany top and Venetian cutaway, bone nut and saddle with an arch top case. I am patiently waiting for an LSV03 with Moonwood spruce top, walnut back/sides and 12 frets that I ordered in June. My first two Larrivees have probably sold a couple dozen more to people who played mine, or played one that someone bought after playing mine.
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2021, 11:19:44 PM »

 welcome mgood,
 

Congrats on the new Larrivée, enjoy it forever.

Have a few myself, Mahogany, Maple & Rosewood, and am also awaiting an LS-03 Walnut.
Looking forward to seeing the photos.
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2021, 11:24:13 PM »

Welcome aboard.  My first, but certainly not the last, Larrivee was a parlor guitar too.  Looking forward to some pics of your unique guitar 👍😀


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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2021, 01:48:25 AM »

Welcome!! 
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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2021, 10:29:07 AM »

Congratulations and welcome!
Great guitars, and my 4th Larrivee guitar is being built! It's a special family of builders and owners.
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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2021, 11:44:52 AM »

Have a coffee on me and enjoy the party! Welcome!
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2021, 12:53:14 PM »

  Welcome! Thank you for the donuts!

We all look forward to seeing and hearing your guitar.

 
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« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2021, 03:19:27 PM »

 
Welcome to the forum.
I had to look up Padauk, cause I don't get out much..... very cool. Now I know more than I did before.
My "see the light" moment came when I played a used L-05 at a local store after trying many Larrivee guitars of various shapes and woods.
It spoke to me, I had to take it home. I did call my wife first. Anyhow that was pretty much almost exactly 7 years ago.
Not only did I like it right away, but that guitar helped to educate me on what I was hearing in a Larrivee, relative to other good guitar brands.
Now Larrivees are all I play, and I have more than one.
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« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2021, 04:45:13 PM »

I have no clue how to upload the photos they say the img is too big! And I took 8 good ones for you all!
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« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2021, 04:52:46 PM »

I have no clue how to upload the photos they say the img is too big! And I took 8 good ones for you all!

You may need to edit your images and make then smaller first, then you should be able to download them here.

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« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2021, 07:18:32 PM »

Alright I think I got it figured out! I have (8) photos so Its gonna be (2) posts! Hope you enjoy, and Let me know what you think! Even if you don't like it! Red is my favorite color so it won't hurt my feelings!


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« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2021, 07:24:59 PM »

  round #2

Let me know what you think!


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« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2021, 08:37:23 PM »

What's not to like? Beautiful!!!

Love the headstock "torch" too!


 nice guitar

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« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2021, 08:39:32 PM »

Oh my! What a a gorgeous guitar you found! 

Wow! I just love it.
 nice guitar

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« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2021, 12:55:56 AM »

She’s a beaut!


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« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2021, 08:13:04 PM »

Thank You all for the kind words I am certainly in love with this guitar and.... I am already looking for another!

What should my next body size / Shape be? I love small bodies because i have always felt a dread or om makes my shoulder feel awkward when playing, any Suggestions for a slight difference would be appreciated!


 Does anyone own a Larrivee with the Italian Alpine Spruce tops? The tops that came from Cremona Italy! I'd love to hear what you think and see them! I wish i was smart enough to find the Larrivee brand before the folks at Wildwood Music retired, it looked like they had a bunch of unique Larrivees!

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« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2021, 08:23:06 PM »

 nice guitar
And a purdy one it is! Ah, but the sound...never heard a Larrivee I didn't appreciate.
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