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reverend mikey
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N of I-90, E of I-29

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Jan 2nd, 2018 03:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

Okay - we're past the holidays! Whew!

My Larrivee L-05 Custom arrived last Friday, while we were away for the holidays. But it's all good; the guitar had two days to sit in my office and warm up after a chilly ride across the country from California to Minnesota during one of the coldest weeks of the year!

The back story (quick version): I'd ordered this guitar over two years ago from Larrivee, but the screwed up one of the most important specs - it was supposed to have a hog top, but they made it with Sitka Spruce. So I sent it back and didn't reorder.

Then - many months later - I saw it show up on Reverb. I kept an eye on it, and it sat there forever. Maybe it was the slightly different from standard specs, or just the price (No one is spending big bucks on guitars these days that don't say Martin, Gibson or Taylor on them).

I finally decided that someday I was going to want a Larrivee L-05 anyway, so why not get one with specs that I'd hand picked?

So it's mine, and it sounds very good - better than I remembered from when I first saw it around 2 years ago, but those were very different circumstances (I was pretty disappointed and upset, to say the least!).

Plays great and the woods are nice. The fret ends are a little prickly - some of that could be from cross country travel, so I'm humidifying for a week or so, they I'll change strings, oil the fingerboard and bridge and file the frets if needed. I'll also lower the top three strings at the nut a little.

Pic from profile

reverend mikey
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You're old. Then vintage. Then good!
Jan 2nd, 2018 03:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

A few unique specs:

Ebony fingerboard binding (instead of maple)
Diamond fingerboard inlays
"Rope" rosette
Mahogany body binding (instead of maple)
Ebony heel cap (instead of maple)
Larrivee open back tuners

Another view

reverend mikey
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N of I-90, E of I-29

You're old. Then vintage. Then good!
Jan 2nd, 2018 03:11 PM   Edit   Profile  

And

the beautiful mahogany back

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Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Jan 2nd, 2018 03:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

Very nice!

Leftee
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VA

Life makes a man tired.
Jan 2nd, 2018 05:32 PM   Edit   Profile  

That is gorgeous!

Viera
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Santee CA

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Jan 2nd, 2018 06:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

I guess it was just meant to be. Enjoy it.

[tries to slink out of Lefty Forum unnoticed]

Leftee
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VA

Life makes a man tired.
Jan 2nd, 2018 06:11 PM   Edit   Profile  

We take all kinds here. I mean, look at us!

Viera
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Santee CA

I forgot my tagline
Jan 2nd, 2018 06:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

Actually I don't feel as dirty as I thought I would. :)

Leftee
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VA

Life makes a man tired.
Jan 2nd, 2018 06:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

Ok, out with you!

;-)

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Jan 3rd, 2018 02:31 AM   Edit   Profile  

So it all worked out in the end

nice guitar rev

what a way to start the new year

insert emoticon for guitar envy here

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Jan 3rd, 2018 07:12 AM   Edit   Profile  

Very nice, mikey, congrats!




And LOL @ Viera!

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