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Old 09-24-2023, 01:53 PM
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Default LR Baggs HiFi & Larrivee D-40 Series and Traditional Series Dreadnoughts

For Larrivee dreadnought fans: the LR Baggs HiFi is a good match for the Larrivee D-40M/D-40R Series and Traditional Series D-50/D-60 as the soundhole module sits perfectly on the small, angled soundhole brace between the X-brace and neck-area cross-brace without touching any of the larger bracing while enabling the module's controls to protrude just enough into the soundhole for easy access. I place mine on the treble-side small brace but the bass-side small brace is the same orientation just reversed. I really like the amplified tone of the LR Baggs HiFi in my Larrivee dreadnoughts of the above-mentioned series.
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That's good news. I am still looking for a local chance to play one of the new Larrivee dreads. I haven't been able to find any locally and the ones I played in Wisconsin were lower models that didn't really have that sound I was looking for. On the other hand, I am playing my Larrivee L09 at tonight's event.
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That's good news. I am still looking for a local chance to play one of the new Larrivee dreads. I haven't been able to find any locally and the ones I played in Wisconsin were lower models that didn't really have that sound I was looking for. On the other hand, I am playing my Larrivee L09 at tonight's event.
Dave, I know you like the 1 3/4" nut width, and around the time I ordered my Larrivee D-40R JCL Blue Grass Special, I remember seeing a Larrivee D-40R JCL Blue Grass Special with that feature at an online dealer. I'll try to locate it again and post it here. Sweetwater still has this model available with the 1 11/16" nut width but with its spread-out spacing, it may be okay for you--Thumb-fretting Made Easy! While we're at it, here be a review of ths ax:

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Martin D-18/Ultra Tonic
Adamas I 2087GT-8
Guild F-212XL STD
Huss & Dalton TD-R
Taylor 717e
Taylor 618e
Taylor 614ce
Larrivee D-50M/HiFi
Larrivee D-40R Blue Grass Special/HiFi
Larrivee D-40R Sunburst
Larrivee C-03R Tommy Emmanuel/Trance M-VT Phantom
RainSong BI-DR1000N2
Emerald X20
Yamaha FGX5
Avian Skylark 2A
Republic Duolian/Schatten NR-2

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Old 09-27-2023, 07:32 PM
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Ken,

That's a good sounding guitar. It does sort of remind me of a bigger version of my L09. I am going to invest a little more time to try and find one to play. In the meantime, I am checking out some custom Martin builds that should be interesting. I have been thinking about owning fewer guitars.

I'm singing well again after treatment and have lots of opportunity to perform. It makes me happy for sure. But I don't adapt well between guitars like I used to. And, I'm looking at a minimum of a year of additional side effects. My hands simply don't cooperate. My feeling is that regardless of my desire for trying new guitars, my music will suffer if I don't find one guitar to play a majority of the time. Or, at the very least, settle on one comfortable neck shape and bridge spacing.
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