François Laramée guitars

Anerdw
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François Laramée guitars

Post by Anerdw » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:25 am

Hello,
François Laramée is a guitar maker in Quebec and sells kits for the do-it-yourselfers, as well as complete instruments.

If anyone has played our heard any of his finished guitars I would really appreciate hearing what you think of them. It is about a twelve hour drive from my place to his shop so I was thinking of maybe making the trip.

Thanks,
Andrew

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Re: François Laramée guitars

Post by dta721 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:10 pm

If I were from Nova Scotia, I could look up and try a guitar (if possible) from Ned Milburn, who was under the tutelage of Bruce West, whom in turn received training from Edgar Monch.

I heard of François Laramée too, so far not able to try his guitars though.

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Re: François Laramée guitars

Post by johnd » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:36 pm

I am building one of his kits. He has been extremely helpful.

https://vimeo.com/267182222

He also has a Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q= ... %20laramee

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Re: François Laramée guitars

Post by Anerdw » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:13 pm

Thank you very much for the suggestion - I will drop Mr. Milburn a line. Building a guitar seems like a tremendous project; all the best!

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Re: François Laramée guitars

Post by dta721 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:32 pm

Anerdw wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:13 pm
... Building a guitar seems like a tremendous project ...
Not just a tremendous project, it can be an inspiring passion for many. I thought this article on a Canadian luthier Jean Larrivée illustrates my point, if you are interested:
https://www.fretboardjournal.com/featur ... -larrivee/

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Re: François Laramée guitars

Post by Jason » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:26 am

I know Ned Milburn quite well, honest as the day is long.
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Re: François Laramée guitars

Post by Anerdw » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:59 am

Yes, that is a fascinating article on Jean Larivee- he definitely has the fire. Inspirational indeed!

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Re: François Laramée guitars

Post by Anerdw » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:11 pm

Well, I can now answer my own question since a couple weeks ago I purchased his walnut and spruce model he had for sale. Definitely a huge step up from my Patrie Etude guitar. Gorgeous guitar with much better sound than guitars I had sampled at nearby music stores.

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Re: François Laramée guitars

Post by dta721 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:28 pm

Congrats! You should post some photos and possibly a sound sample?

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Re: François Laramée guitars

Post by kavor » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:37 am

Any update on this? I read that his guitars are 'open pore' thats how he keeps his cost down. Any feedback on how this finish behaves over time? Thanks

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