It just so happens I just picked up myself a used D03 Larivee ( 3 years old ).
Before I made this purchase I visited a shop that handles Martins / Gibsons /
Larivees / Epiphones / Guilds etc. and played them all. I wanted to make an educated purchase as I had heard from many others that the Larivees were very much a top quality guitar.
I found that the Larivee D03 was definitely comparable and even better than some of the much higher priced guitars ( including other Larivees ).
I played it at a gig for the first time and had extremely positive comments on the sound from other musicians present.
In short I would venture to say this is my new found baby.
It had elixir lights on it when I bought it which sounded good but I'm a Dean Markley user and went to a medium phos/bronze ( TMD ) and they are very nice.
In the future I'm going to try the D.Markley ML's and see how they are, I think they'll be the strings to use. This guitar lists for $1200 and I got mine in mint shape w/$300 case for $850 so one in good shape for 800 is a great deal I think.
P.S. Mine is the mahogany model and it sounded a little nicer than the rosewood in my opinion.
Good luck, Gplayer :food-smiley-004:
I owned a D03 for a couple of years - mahogany - had a lot of punch but was really sensitive to humidity - I would make sure the used guitar has been properly maintained - they tend to dry out quicky. If you are strumming and picking the mahogany might be preferable but the price for the rosewood is good.
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