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maxo127
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I went to the guitar store yesterday, investigating some new acoustics. I played several Martins, several Gibsons, several Taylors and several Larivees. All these guitars are high end guitars over $1000 each. I found that the Gibsons were very dissapointing, the Taylors were decent, the Martins were incredicble as always but I swear I am hooked on Larivee, best guitars I have ever played. Beautiful sound. For those of you who don't know Larivee they are a canadian company out of Vancouver. If you have a chance to play one...PLAY IT!!!!

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U2Bono269
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i have found similar to you. Gibson acoustics are good guitars, but not worth the price tag (i still want one though). I love Taylors, but I'd rather have a Martin over anything. I have played on Larrivee guitar, and found it to be on par with the Taylor. Martin still reigns surpreme in my world.

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improvgtrplyr
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i use to drive past the Larrivee co. every day and i'd wonder what their guitars are like. i lived in vancouver for more then 13 years and played with lots of people there...never did know anyone who had a Larrivee guitar. must be due to the high price.

you got me thinking.....i could use a new accustic :D


   
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dogbite
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Larivee is an excellent guitar...especailly when you get in the higher price range.

when I shopped for my higher end acoustic I looked at thsoe mentioned.
I narrowed it down to Martin or Larivee.

I got the Martin only because the neck fit my hand so perfectly. I was nailing notes better than ever.
that Larivee tho is tops...check them out! especially the rosewood model. awesome looks and tone.

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Off He Goes
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When I bought my new acoustic yesterday, I noticed an increase in the number of Larrivees. I played one in that store before, a $2400 one, and it was junk. I absolutely hated it, one of the worst guitars I ever played. The neck was terrible and the action was about a mile high. It sounded to bland. I was very dissapointed.

Vacate is the word...Vengance has no place on me or her...Cannot find a comfort in this world.


   
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MaxRumble
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I Love my Larrivee, they make great all solid guitars for a reasonable price.

FYI, Larrivee has two plants, one in BC Canada and one in California.

Cheers,

Max


   
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guitbusy
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I have a buddy who loves Larrivee, it is his dream guitar. I have just discovered the Breedlove guitars. I know they aren't new, but I went to GC and played the mid range Martins, Taylors, etc and really preferred the Breedlove. Previously I had been sold on the Taylors. Check out Breedlove also, they are a nice mix between a Taylor and Martin.

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Off He Goes
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Someone on here used to talk about Breedlove a fair bit. Nick or David or someone like that. I've heard nothing but good things, but I've never been fortunate enough to play one.

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David Hodge
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That'd be Nick with the Breedlove. It's a great guitar and I thoroughly enjoy listening to him play it.

I'm one of the "Seagull folks" (no pun intended) but I've also relatively recently gotten a Lowden and I'll be more than happy to sing their praises as well.

Trouble is that I've loved every guitar I've owned! :wink:

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Off He Goes
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I thought it was Nick but I wasn't sure, he has so many acoustics there wasn't much of a chance that it wasn't him.

I'm a Seagull guy too. I've never owned one, but played them and loved them. I'm a fan of that whole family of guitars, I myself own a Art & Lutherie!

Vacate is the word...Vengance has no place on me or her...Cannot find a comfort in this world.


   
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MaxRumble
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I was out looking at guitars this weekend.

I played a taylor 712 short scale, and a brazilian rosewood back and side Tacoma. Both guitars sounded amazing. I tried out many others but those two stuck out. For the bargain price of 2000 Cdn either one could of been mine. (the taylor had a very small laquer crack on the top) I gave them both serious thought, luckily I am not prone to impulse buying. My brother went home empty handed again. He has been looking for a while. He is a lefty, and the selection sucks.

I have never tried a lowden or a breedlove either but would love an opportunity. So many great guitars out there...

Cheers,

Max


   
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DERECOLA
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I'm gassing for a Martin d-28 ,I must have one. :twisted:


   
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