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D-03R

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Dreadnought body, All Solid wood Construction, Single Piece Mahogany Neck, Canadian Sitka Spruce Sound Board & Bracing, African Ebony Fretboard & Bridge, Canadian Maple Body Binding, Rosewood Back & Sides, Symmetrical Parabolic X-Bracing, Hand fit Dovetail Neck Joint, Rounded Larrivee Headstock, White Inlaid Larrivee Logo, Multi-Strip Inlaid Rosette, Ping Tuners w/ 18:1 Ratio, Ivoroid Fretboard Binding, Exclusive Beveled Tortise pickguard, Microdot Fretboard Markers, Limited Lifetime warranty. Arch-top case.

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
When I bought my D-03 I tried a lot of different guitars. I went in open minded only knowing I was looking for a dread. For the style I play, Taylors just don't do it for me sound-wise (although they will appeal to lots of players for lots of reasons)...I tried them but it wasn't for me. The Martin D-35s are great. I tried a Gibson J-35 as well as a bunch of others. I didn't want electronics, I wanted my money to go in to sound quality of the instrument so pickups weren't a consideration for me. No cork sniffing or headstock concerns. Eventually, I played a D-03R. It had everything a Martin D-18 costing 50% more had, and then some. Other guitars were as good or better, but nothing even close in the price range. For me, it was an easy decision. Buy a Canadian product, that sounds as good or better than its competition, for a lot less money. This guitar continues to improve over time. Tuning stability is rock solid. Comes with a great hard shell case. I really like the neck. It has massive projection and lots of low end. I like the sound strummed or finger picked. Sounds best with Martin or (maybe surprisingly) Ernie Ball strings to me.
Posted by Aidan on Jun 14, 2018
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16 years and still going strong0 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
I bought mine from the Toronto store in 2001. The only difference was the pick guard was clear back then. This has been a fantastic guitar from day one and I've put tons of miles on her but am religious about case humidification. I do notice that when the humidity jumps to insanely high levels in July that sometimes the high E sounds a little thin above the tenth fret. When I bought it I auditioned a bunch of Taylors, Martins and Gibsons but this one kept speaking to me. Mine doesn't have the most beautiful looking piece of spruce in the world but it sure sounds good. I've had to replace a machine head but that was due to my stupidity in over tightening. I use heavier gauge strings and I was told the last time that I had it set up that the neck will have to be reset in a few years (apparently Martin does this for free but not Larrivee). Even so, this is a guitar for a life and I will happily do so when the time comes. Mine was made in Vancouver. I can't speak for the Oxnard made versions.
Posted by Dan Hill on Mar 4, 2017
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Closest StoreScarborough, Ontario
The deep rich tones to the clear highs are evenly matched in sound resonance. Only the top of the line Martins and Taylor guitars can come close to the quality and sound of this guitar. This is premium top notch hand crafted guitar at a reduced price as compared to the competition. Put your money to the sound and not the name.
Posted by Robert on Sep 4, 2016
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Closest StoreWaterloo, Ontario
Bought this Guitar about 3 yrs ago at Long and Mcquade in Waterloo. Kind of stumbled onto it. This Guitar just keeps opening up. The more its played the fuller it gets. Just love it.
Posted by anonymous on Dec 22, 2014
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Love this Larivee6 of 6 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSurrey, British Columbia
I bought this a few years back at L&G Surrey BC. The guitar has a beautiful sound that shimmers and reverberates deeply and fully. Other guitar players that try my Larivee can't put it down. I love the rosewood - tried the mohagany in the store (sapele, I think) and it sounded brighter and really pretty, but the rosewood has such a rich, piano-like sound. Nice service from L&G. They give you one free set up and guitar string change - I was very happy buying there.
Posted by anonymous on Apr 3, 2013
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Got rid of my martin because of this guitar!7 of 7 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
Such a rich booming tone when cranked on, but so silky smooth at an idle, just beautiful!
Posted by Elmer on Aug 5, 2012
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