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Doc_J
12-30-2015, 05:50 PM
For sale: Cedar and mahogany Larrivee tenor, nearly new, and in "like new" condition. This is the only cedar top Larrivee tenor uke I have seen so far. Cedar adds some nice warmth to the sound. Less than a month old. It's light, thinner bodied (2.62" depth), with a comfortable neck, and great setup for easy fretting. Fit and finish are as good as it gets. It's a nice player.

Latest sound sample Oasis Brights + Fremont Soloist low g. This string combo sounds the best to me so far.
Here’s a sound sample with this string configuration. https://app.box.com/s/h9cpyehtxdfpr66ewp2i9xstqetegnuj

Selling to reduce my number of ukes. But I wouldn't mind keeping it, too.
No longer available for sale

Here’s all the specs:

Solid Cedar Top
Solid Mahogany Back & Sides
Mahogany Neck
Ebony Fingerboard & Bridge
Inlayed bone border on bridge.
Maple binding on Body and Fingerboard
Ebony Headplate with Inlayed “Larrivee” shell Logo
Marquetry Rope Rosette & Top Purfling
Bone nut & saddle
Grover Open Back, Engraved, Geared Tuners
MOP top fret markers, black side markers
Made in California, USA
Finish: Satin
Bracing Pattern: Bridge Plate/3 Fan/Tonebars
1-13/32" Nut Width
17" Scale Length
Body Depth: 2.62"
Custom-fitted, Softshell (hard foam) Case
Condition: Like New condition


Pics are before I changed out the strings.
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag56/Doc_Jenkins/Larrivee%20UT40%20MC/P1070571_zpssu5wwb2z.jpg
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag56/Doc_Jenkins/Larrivee%20UT40%20MC/P1070577_zpsty5zfoiq.jpg
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag56/Doc_Jenkins/Larrivee%20UT40%20MC/P1070576_zpswkqn3xjd.jpg?t=1451447784
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag56/Doc_Jenkins/Larrivee%20UT40%20MC/P1070574_zpsezjwonuv.jpg?t=1451447932

sam13
12-30-2015, 06:13 PM
Looks great Hodge. DuD is a big fan of Larrivee. Good luck with it.

Ukulele Eddie
12-30-2015, 06:27 PM
I have a Larrivee soprano and am very impressed with the craftsmanship (without flaw), tone (very full, great resonance), playability (excellent) and aesthetics. While have not personally met a tenor yet, my understanding is they are similarly impressive. Somebody will be very happy with this!

Good luck with the sale and congrats to whomever grabs it!

DownUpDave
12-30-2015, 10:28 PM
Hodge that is a really lovely sounding instrument, I mean really, really lovely. I had a preconceived idea that the Titanium strings would not do this instrument justice but I was so wrong.

That is one of the nicest sounding instruments at well under a thounsand dollars I have ever heard. Can you tell I like it, I'm safe from temptation at the moment........but :rolleyes: . Good luck, someone will be getting a great deal on a keeper.

Doc_J
12-31-2015, 03:08 AM
Thanks guys. It is one of the top production ukes out there, IMHO.

The Titanium strings really do seem to suit it well, both linear & re-entrant (surprised me too). They have a lot of clarity and crispness, with nice resonance on this instrument. Here's a sound sample in re-entrant.
https://app.box.com/s/nhm4es3g1m35hme98wfsgeid7mygx9pb

But, I do wonder how Oasis brights might sound on this tenor.

WhenDogsSing
12-31-2015, 05:21 AM
Hi Hodge. I am surprised to see you selling this one. I also have purchased one of the new Larrivee concerts, mine being all mahogany. I changed out the titaniums for my usual Seaquar clear fluorocarbon strings and I am very impressed with the sound it puts out. My best comparison instruments are a pair of Collings tenors and the Larrivee stands up well against them in volume, tone, and sustain. So, I am not likely to be parting with mine for a while...I think!!!

Good luck with your sale...Someone will be getting a great deal.

SpaasStrummer
12-31-2015, 05:46 AM
Hodge,
Maintain the herd! Any interest in MyaMoe: #819, myrtle, tradition, Sept 2012, I think I am the third or fourth owner of this one. I also have a Compass Rose, 2nd owner, pretty much as new, but don't think you would like the neck on it and would not be roughly a straight across trade and the cash would have to come my way.

Doc_J
12-31-2015, 07:12 AM
Hodge,
Maintain the herd! Any interest in MyaMoe: #819, myrtle, tradition, Sept 2012, I think I am the third or fourth owner of this one. I also have a Compass Rose, 2nd owner, pretty much as new, but don't think you would like the neck on it and would not be roughly a straight across trade and the cash would have to come my way.

Believe me I am maintaining the herd. My custom Koa Works tenor arrived just before Christmas. Thanks for the offers but I've already got an awesome flamed cherry Compass Rose and a Classic myrtle MyaMoe.


Hi Hodge. I am surprised to see you selling this one. I also have purchased one of the new Larrivee concerts, mine being all mahogany. I changed out the titaniums for my usual Seaquar clear fluorocarbon strings and I am very impressed with the sound it puts out. My best comparison instruments are a pair of Collings tenors and the Larrivee stands up well against them in volume, tone, and sustain. So, I am not likely to be parting with mine for a while...I think!!!

Good luck with your sale...Someone will be getting a great deal.
Hi Tim, You're right, I probably shouldn't be selling this one. It is a great sounding & playing tenor. But, I've added too many excellent ukes added this month. The trouble in trying to reduce my number of ukes is that hard decisions have to be made. So I figure I'll sell it before I get attached to it.

Recstar24
12-31-2015, 11:19 AM
Hodge,

I just want to say I think it is awesome and hilarious that you can reject a trade offer of two different ukes because you essentially already have them. You are truly my idol and hero and I applaud your awesomeness.

sam13
12-31-2015, 11:49 AM
Hodge,

I just want to say I think it is awesome and hilarious that you can reject a trade offer of two different ukes because you essentially already have them. You are truly my idol and hero and I applaud your awesomeness.

:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

Tanman
01-02-2016, 03:42 AM
I recently purchased a spruce rosewood concert Larrivee, and the quality and sound is amazing for the price. I echo what everyone is saying here, this uke will make someone very happy!

Doc_J
01-02-2016, 05:06 PM
Changed to Oasis Brights + Fremont Soloist low g. This string configuration sounds the best so far.
Here’s a sound sample with these strings.
https://app.box.com/s/h9cpyehtxdfpr66ewp2i9xstqetegnuj

sam13
01-07-2016, 04:08 AM
Hodge ... this is one fabulous sounding Uke!

I really like the Oasis brights on it, and if I didn't have a cedar top Tenor already ... I would snap it up!!!

Doc_J
01-09-2016, 03:07 AM
Hodge ... this is one fabulous sounding Uke!

I really like the Oasis brights on it, and if I didn't have a cedar top Tenor already ... I would snap it up!!!

Thanks Simon. It really does have a great tone, with more of a classic uke punch than sounding like a small guitar. And Larrivee's build is as flawless as I have seen, by anyone.

rappsy
01-09-2016, 03:56 AM
If you've never had the pleasure of dealing with this man, what are you waiting for? A class act from a class act. Take the plunge.

WhenDogsSing
01-11-2016, 07:23 AM
This is a very good deal from a reputable seller. I have a Larrivee tenor on order and if Larrivee doesn't ship it before too long, I might just get this one...!!!

Doc_J
01-11-2016, 03:00 PM
Thanks for the kind words Lenny and Tim.

This uke is opening up nicely and won't disappoint.
Latest sound sample: https://app.box.com/s/h9cpyehtxdfpr66ewp2i9xstqetegnuj

Doc_J
01-17-2016, 03:44 PM
No longer available.

WhenDogsSing
01-27-2016, 08:06 AM
This Larrivee with cedar top is special. It should have sold by now...!!!

mm stan
02-03-2016, 09:28 PM
Congratulations on the koa works, Rich moved to the big island 3 years ago...from kaneohe happy strummings :)