|I just wanted to say that the Larrivée D50 exceeded my expectations. It is truly a fine guitar. It was a Christmas present for my daughter so I wanted to wait until she had a chance to play it before I sent you an email. The guitar came in a 5 days after I placed the order with you in perfect condition. Based on the sound and the workmanship the Larrivée stands up against any new dreadnaughts on the market regardless of name brand or price. I'm glad I discovered Larrivée, and I'm glad you made me an offer that was too good to refuse. When more of my bluegrass picking friends from North Carolina get to see this axe you may get some more orders.
Thanks for helping me make a good choice.
Added Dec 6, 2004
|When I first contacted Dave last year, I was shopping for a Larrivee all Koa parlor. I was immediately amazed at the volume of Larrivee inventory Dave possesses. Although I didn't purchase my parlor from Dave, he truly offered me the best deal, along with giving me a fair amount of his time..........just being a great guy!
Last week, after hearing from several of my close guitar buddies that Dave was the #1 Breedlove dealer in the country, I contacted him once again. I thought he might be a little "less than excited" to hear from me (because of the Larrivee incident)... but that was not the case. He treated me like an old friend, listened to what I was searching for in an instrument, and promptly told me he had the perfect guitar for me! Well, to make a long story short, the Breedlove SC20 Ziricote he sent me far exceeded my expectations!
I found his motto: "The Guitar Of Your Dreams The Deal Of A Lifetime" to be extremely accurate. My next online guitar shopping trip will definitely be with Dave at Guitar Adoptions.
Added Nov 16, 2004
Although I've thanked you over the phone for a great deal and great service, I though I should write to express my appreciation as well. My Larrivée D-03R is a great guitar period, not just for the price! As I mentioned to you over the phone, the two piece back is so well matched it looks like one piece of wood. The sound is very full and complex too.
I never realized how owning an instrument of this quality could positively affect my motivation to play. In fact I can feel a little bit of soreness in my fretting fingers as I type this...
This is the largest purchase I have ever made over the internet and the most I ever spent on one musical instrument. I was somewhat leery about buying a guitar un-played and unseen, but the great testimonials here and our conversations reassured me. I'll definitely be recommending you to my musician friends. Thanks again!
Added Nov 11, 2004
Just wanted to let you know I received my new Larrivée (L-03R) yesterday, in perfect condition, and I am thrilled with it. It actually arrived a day early, which was a good thing because I was going nuts waiting. Even after only one day, I can say that this guitar has not only met my somewhat high expectations but has surpassed them. The craftsmanship is impeccable. Even after my fingers were toast last night I just held the guitar admiring the quality wood and workmanship. The sound just blows me away too. I am amazed at the volume it produces even with light finger strumming. And as we say in Boston, it plays like buttah! Thanks to you for the deal. I am one happy customer.
P.S. - Already saving for the dreadnaught! I'll be in touch.
Added Nov 5, 2004
I just wanted to let you know I got the guitar (Larrivée Special Edition 00-09) from UPS about 10 min ago. It's stunning. Looks amazing. I'm still trying to get over how loud it is! I didn't expect it to have such a voice.
Anyway, Thanks for everything.
Added Nov 1, 2004
|I've just closed my third transaction with Dave Schmidt and Guitar Adoptions--a lovely Breedlove Bossa Nova nylon string cross-over. Working with Dave has been an excellent experience. His pricing is some of the most competitive in the business, and his knowledge of acoustic guitars extensive. Dave definitely has the knack to put into words what a guitar sounds like to him--which definitely takes a lot of stress out of an internet purchase. I'm a professional worship leader and musician with 20 years experience, and have established a number of relationships with guitar builders and music retailers.
Dave is tops in my book: what you see is what you get.
Added Oct 17, 2004
I just ordered a Larrivée L-03R from Dave Schmidt at Guitar Adoptions, and I just want to let you know that he was very helpful, patient, informing and knowledgeable about Larrivée guitars and also the Larrivée company. It is nice to see that Larrivée has dealers that truly believe in their product and make you feel like you are joining a family.
Thanks for sending me an amazing guitar! I love it!!!! I would have e-mailed you earlier, but I've been busy playing. It only took 2 and a half days to travel half way around the world. I will definitely buy my next guitar from you without hesitation!
Thanks for all your help Dave and I look forward to doing business with you again in the future.
Added Oct 12, 2004
Just a quick note to let you know my Larrivée (Special Edition) 00-05 arrived safely. I am SO stoked by what a great little guitar this turned out to be. It has all the playability of its little brother parlor and, even brand spanking new, the tone of the Santa Cruz OM/PW I (was) reluctantly selling.
Thanks for facilitating the purchase of an instrument I'll cherish for a long time to come.
Added Oct 10, 2004
|Dave! I said pick me out a good one, not a PERFECT one!! :):):)
Thank you so much Dave for following up with the claims you made via e-mail and phone. The guitar (Larrivée L-03R) is a dream at a dream's price. I was super skeptical about the online thing...but I can breath out now...and tell many friends about your business! Thanks again, praise God. I'll be in touch with any other questions/ issues.
Added Oct 5, 2004
Just a note to say that my Larrivée L-03R arrived safely. It plays wonderfully, sounds amazing, and looks great. Now I just have to get my calluses built up again after not playing for a few years... Thanks so much for your help.
It was a bit scary buying an instrument over the Internet but with all of the positive feedback about you (and Larrivée) on the Larrivée Forum, I figured it was going to be fine.
And the forum members were right.
Added Sep 23, 2004