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Old 10-19-2019, 02:41 PM
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Default Larivee short scale dreadnought, the D-LITE.

Can anybody give more information about this wonderful,shortlived guitar?

Magic still happens. I discovered the existence of this model by blind luck.
A small run of them were made in the late '90's. I bought mine for to ⅓ price of a used Larrivee D-03.
My new treasure is a 1997 mahogany b&s, sitka top D-03, but ⅞ size. It's label calls the model "D-LITE." Larrivee, on its serial #, mfr information page, describes it as a DS-03
Its specs: 24 scale, 1.7 nut, 14-fret,
depth 4 , lower bout 15, upper bout 11, waist 10 1/8.
I can find almost nothing about their existence online.
The wonderful tone is as balanced as an OM. I play fingerstyle jazz, classical (!) and blues. It's replaced my go-to Martin 000-28 as the ax i pick up, on the sofa and on the stage.
It'll be quite a quest, i think, for anybody to uncover one my uninformed guess is that less than 20 or 30 were made, as a test-run for the model, then Larrivee decided there wasn't enought market interest. Fyi, mine is serial #1660
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Old 10-19-2019, 02:56 PM
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You can start with a thread from the AGF a few years ago. Sorry nothing more. Obviously, one thread does not a review make.

https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=232758
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Old 10-19-2019, 03:16 PM
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I see you've started up with a different thread. I did however go over to my account at the Larrivee forum and there's no information over there either. Other than the actual model being DS-03. The "lite" models (D, L, OM.) seem to have been 7/8th sized instruments.
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Old 10-19-2019, 03:30 PM
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I seem to recall a lot more than 20-30 of them being made...
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