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BY Slowy
#773909
Vince wrote:
Frey wrote:Made by ibanez I believe. Yeah I guess it was kind of something that happened in the 70s.

it's called impulsively checking trademe lol.


They were apparently made FOR (not by) Ibanez. They seem to be a bit of a rarity.

http://www.hufschlag.info/html/history.html

That sounds right. Mine is a copy of a Martin D41. Back and sides are Rosewood laminate, top is a really nice piece of Spruce. The inlays are a joke but the guitar itself is so pleasing that I have long thought of digging out the crappy plastic inlays and putting real Paua in there. The guitar deserves it.
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BY codedog
#773918
Molly wrote:Played a 12 fret mahogany in Dunedin recently. Stuck in my mind a bit...


Hah! The acoustic game is a slippery slope to some kind of hell/heaven mix, but a 12-fret is a must I reckon. I played one and 3 months later I bought one. Just couldn't get it out of my head.

Mahogany 12-fret you say? I played a Taylor mahogany 12-fret, just gorgeous, simply out of my price range, and logistics was nearly impossible at the time.

Get a 12-fret, mate, you won't regret it! I'm loving my Art & Lutherie Roadhouse. There were a couple in ChCh RS. Give it a whirl next time you're there.
BY Molly
#773948
codedog wrote:
Molly wrote:Played a 12 fret mahogany in Dunedin recently. Stuck in my mind a bit...


Hah! The acoustic game is a slippery slope to some kind of hell/heaven mix, but a 12-fret is a must I reckon. I played one and 3 months later I bought one. Just couldn't get it out of my head.

Mahogany 12-fret you say? I played a Taylor mahogany 12-fret, just gorgeous, simply out of my price range, and logistics was nearly impossible at the time.

Get a 12-fret, mate, you won't regret it! I'm loving my Art & Lutherie Roadhouse. There were a couple in ChCh RS. Give it a whirl next time you're there.


Just took a look. I'll follow that up for sure. Did it come with a case?
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BY codedog
#773950
Molly wrote:
codedog wrote:
Molly wrote:Played a 12 fret mahogany in Dunedin recently. Stuck in my mind a bit...


Hah! The acoustic game is a slippery slope to some kind of hell/heaven mix, but a 12-fret is a must I reckon. I played one and 3 months later I bought one. Just couldn't get it out of my head.

Mahogany 12-fret you say? I played a Taylor mahogany 12-fret, just gorgeous, simply out of my price range, and logistics was nearly impossible at the time.

Get a 12-fret, mate, you won't regret it! I'm loving my Art & Lutherie Roadhouse. There were a couple in ChCh RS. Give it a whirl next time you're there.


Just took a look. I'll follow that up for sure. Did it come with a case?


Unfortunately not, that was the only drawback about this one...
BY Molly
#773952
codedog wrote:Unfortunately not, that was the only drawback about this one...


Still, considering it's made in Canada it's a great price. How you liking it?
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BY codedog
#773955
Molly wrote:
codedog wrote:Unfortunately not, that was the only drawback about this one...


Still, considering it's made in Canada it's a great price. How you liking it?


Loving it! It's such a pleasure to play. Something about a small, yet surprisingly resonant, guitar that makes me want to pick it up and play. I enjoy it for both strumming and finger picking. It feels raw and rough in a very charming way. It has a very particular tone that I enjoy. Don't expect anything refined, it's just a lot of fun.
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BY robnobcorncob
#773957
StratMatt wrote:Watching a few Darren Watson lessons on YouTube today got me wanting a J45.


J45s are great, not to be confused with the LG-2 which Darren plays.
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BY snitchez
#773976
Molly wrote:So now I want a 12 fret Taylor. Crap. I can't afford to get into these things...




i was saving my pennies for a Martin HD28VS.... should have jumped on it sooner, as it got sold before i could decide!
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BY StratMatt
#773985
robnobcorncob wrote:
StratMatt wrote:Watching a few Darren Watson lessons on YouTube today got me wanting a J45.


J45s are great, not to be confused with the LG-2 which Darren plays.


I sit corrected, cheers.
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BY bbrunskill
#774010
StratMatt wrote:Watching a few Darren Watson lessons on YouTube today got me wanting a J45.


There is also the small matter that Darren could play finger style blues on a biscuit tin with rubber bands and it would sound glorious . . .
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BY codedog
#774096
Of all my unjustifiable gear this one takes the cake. I thoroughly enjoy acoustics, hence this one taking that spot at the top. Larrivée D-03 Walnut. It's supposedly spruce top with walnut back and sides. However, my biggest surprise about this guitar is how much it does not weigh! Seriously, the body must be all solid Select Canadian Air Spruce/Walnut hybrid. I can believe the neck is mahogany but, overall, this thing is so light it feels fragile in my hands, which I'm sure it is not.

'Tis a thing of beauty. These are shit photos so they fail to show the figuring in the top.

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BY codedog
#774108
Molly wrote:I'm the last person to say this but that's not a guitar, it's a heirloom.

Congrats.


Thanks... and aye, I agree wholeheartedly. While this is at the low end of Larrivée it is still a thing of beauty and pleasure. It is my type of guitar... nothing flashy but an absolute pleasure to play. Gear wise, short of occasional curiosity in cheap pedals, I am extremely happy with what I have. Fingers crossed I want for naught.
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BY StratMatt
#774111
Congrats mate. I’ve also got a D-03, of which I can’t find a photo, but it’s bloody great player and sounds fantastic.
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BY Polar Bear
#774139
codedog wrote:
Molly wrote:I'm the last person to say this but that's not a guitar, it's a heirloom.

Congrats.


Thanks... and aye, I agree wholeheartedly. While this is at the low end of Larrivée it is still a thing of beauty and pleasure. It is my type of guitar... nothing flashy but an absolute pleasure to play. Gear wise, short of occasional curiosity in cheap pedals, I am extremely happy with what I have. Fingers crossed I want for naught.

To be fair, Larrivee don't do low end! I've got an LV02, and it's an absolutely killer guitar. Keep hold of it, Larrivee are unbeatable value, and tonally superior to pretty much anything commercially available. Great choice, I'd say.
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