Larrivee Guitar Forum

Main Forums => Larrivee Electric Guitars => Topic started by: guitarcrazy on March 11, 2010, 12:18:58 AM



Title: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: guitarcrazy on March 11, 2010, 12:18:58 AM
Larrivee announced a new electric model today.  It will be less than the RS-4, with a retail price of $1695.  It looks like a nice instrument with a much more affordable price tag.  J



Dear Larrivee dealers,

We are expanding our electric line with a new model; the RS-2.

- Flat top, solid mahogany body and neck
- Rosewood fingerboard
- Dot position markers
- Tone Pros bridge and tail piece
- Tone Pros "old school" tulip button tuners
- CTS Pots
- Russian NOS Paper & Oil Capacitors
- Larrivee Custom Wound High Performance Pickups (no covers)
- Available in Translucent Tobacco, Translucent Amber, Translucent Cherry, and Black

Retail price is $1695.  A deluxe arch top case is included in the price. Delivery time on the first batch will be around 3-5 weeks.

We are making a serious commitment to electric guitars. As many of you know, electrics are not new for Larrivee. We produced thousands in the 1980's under the Larrivee name and built many for other companies. The Kramer Paul Dean guitar, the Neal Schon guitars and other very famous electrics of that time were built by Larrivee.

We consider our new RS line of guitars a stand-alone part of Larrivee. Existing dealers who have bought RS-4's in the past are open to buy the RS-2 at will. Dealers who have not purchased an RS-4 and wish to order the new RS-2 must also purchase at least one RS-4 model in order to become a Larrivee electric dealer.

We are in the electric business for the long haul. These guitars are professional-grade instruments and will go head to head with any electric on the market. All Larrivee electrics are hand built in the USA.

We will have these beauties on display at the SXSW Show next weekend in Austin Texas and at the Dallas Guitar show in April.


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: guitarcrazy on March 11, 2010, 12:23:00 AM
Here is a photo!

[attachment deleted by admin]


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: fongie on March 11, 2010, 12:32:07 AM
 :+1: nice git, thanks for the info.


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Barefoot Rob on March 11, 2010, 12:33:39 AM
Hey Jason looks nice are those straplocks I see attached to the guitar.Are P90 versions going to be available? :nice guitar:


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: guitarcrazy on March 11, 2010, 12:37:33 AM
Hi Rob, they didn't say anything about strap locks, or P-90s, unfortunately.  Larrivee is big on winding their own pickups, so I don't think we'll see a P-90 option any time soon.  I'll ask them though, maybe it will give them something to think about.  I hope things are well for you.  J


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: macsmojado on March 11, 2010, 01:37:55 AM
This will give many that were straddling the fence the extra push to go ahead and get one of Larrivee's
fine electric guitars without breaking the bank! :+1:

I can't wait to get my new Lefty RS-4 in Rootbeer that is being completed as we speak! :beer

Mac



Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Barefoot Rob on March 11, 2010, 03:04:39 AM
Jason let them know that Lindy Fralin has a split sigle coil that fits in a humbucker cut out but is a P90,he calls it a P92 and they are great P90 pickups.Have installed some wound to old Gibson spec's and they were some of the best P90 pickups I have played.I also think that Matt could build there own version as I have heard his humbuckers and I have to say as someone who finds most humbuckers useless theres are just perfect.


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on March 11, 2010, 04:04:07 AM
The RS 2 looks like a beauty. Larrivee currently make a P90 as I am fortunate to possess the RS 4 P90 thus I would bet my last dollar a P90 RS 2 will soon follow. Their P90 is every bit as good in every way as their humbucker for those familiar with that.

For those familiar with the RS 4 it comes as no surprise that Larrivee is into the Electrics for the long haul, they are simply that good. Anyone buying an electric guitar IMHO with due respect are fools to not seriously look at a Larrivee RS.

Gotta have an RS 2 GASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are pretty aren't they :? And you know they are custom shop grade.   :guitar


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on March 11, 2010, 04:08:15 AM
I am convinced that Matt LARRIVEE will be every bit to electric guitars as his father is to acoustics!!!!


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on March 11, 2010, 04:30:03 AM
HALLELUJAH!!!

And HOT D@#M!!!


(Sorry, couldn't help myself  :blush: ).

This is truly the best news since the RS-4...and YES, I will be ordering one, but - Jason, and other dealers (Jim at Trinity), please let Matthew know that some of us do want to order this one with the P-90's - it's a perfect spoiler to those G....n guits with hog body and P-90 pickups...

I'm ready...just say RS-2 P-90 and I'M ALL IN!!!

After all, I don't want my RS-4 to start gettin' lonely...  :laughin:

 :nanadance :nana_guitar :nanadance :nana_guitar :nanadance :nana_guitar


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on March 11, 2010, 04:32:46 AM
And, of course, Larrivee has these priced so amazingly low, I'm going to have to get a 'bucker version as well ... but P-90's first!!!

THANK YOU, MATTHEW!!!
 
THANK YOU, JEAN!!!

THANK YOU, LARRIVEE EMPLOYEES!!!



 :roll


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on March 11, 2010, 04:35:42 AM
Ahhh Rev I see you slipped over the 1000 posts quietly in a stealth like fashion - Congratulations. Always enjoy your insight!!!!


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on March 11, 2010, 04:39:02 AM
Ahhh Rev I see you slipped over the 1000 posts quietly in a stealth like fashion - Congratulations. Always enjoy your insight!!!!

Gosh...I didn't even notice...thanks for pointing that out, JOYCEfromNS!!!   :blush:

P.S. to my last two posts:  I never would have believed it, but I may soon own as many Larrivee electrics as I own Larrivee acoustics (3 + 3)!!!  :nice guitar:


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: macsmojado on March 11, 2010, 04:57:19 AM
Rev - aka., "Mikeymac",

I hear you on "BEING IN LIKE FLINT" if Matt offeres the RS-2 with his P-90's! Man I haven't even gotten my
ROOTBEER RS-4 yet and here I am gassing over one of these ALL-HOG Larrivee's!I just feel strongly
that Matt will put his P-90's in the "MIX WITH THE RS-2's"! :thumb

Can't see him using someone else's pickups when he is building from scratch Larrivee's own in house
P-90 and HB pickups with his own custom designed pickup winder for the RS-4! :rolleye:

Matt told me in an e-mail that my RS-4 is getting close to being finished!He is suppose to send me
some pics of it later this week! :nana_guitar

Mac



Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: cke on March 11, 2010, 06:24:48 AM
Ahhh Rev I see you slipped over the 1000 posts quietly in a stealth like fashion - Congratulations. Always enjoy your insight!!!!


 :bowdown:  Another Gold Member !!! :wave :thumbsup :beer  :nice guitar: er, I mean nice  Guy!!!


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: ducktrapper on March 11, 2010, 01:25:49 PM
Oh great! More GAS! Thanks a bunch.  :winkin:


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on March 11, 2010, 01:29:14 PM
Matt told me in an e-mail that my RS-4 is getting close to being finished!He is suppose to send me
some pics of it later this week! :nana_guitar

Mac



Mac please share what he sends you with us all!!!!! :wave


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Denis on March 11, 2010, 01:29:55 PM
Those look pretty cool!!!  Starting to think I need an electric and an amp???

Nice to see you here again Jason.  Been while hasn't it?


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on March 11, 2010, 01:48:17 PM
Still no mention of the RS 2 on the Larrivee site  :mad: Gotta say their guitar making is a heck of a lot better than their marketing dept. ( Better than the other way around I suppose)!!!

Yep GAS has set in

For you strictly acoustics out there who might be on the fence - give an RS a try I know the 4 is really the cadilac of todays electric guitars and really at a steal of a price

Can't wait to get my hands on an RS 2  :nana_guitar

I know there was a group shot recently of some Larrivee Electrics & many of us noted the two guitars on the end were not RS 4's but that was pretty much all we knew. Any more pics of the RS 2 out there?


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on March 11, 2010, 03:02:58 PM
Thought I'd go ahead and brings those pics over to this thread...

...I tried enlarging the pic of the two RS-2 prototypes, but it got too fuzzy ... so I guess we wait to see some more pics.

(I also included a couple shots of that very cool quilt mahogany topped RS-4 with gold hardware!)

I do have one other question: if the top is flat, does the back have the tummy cut, or is it also a 'slab' on the backside? Not a big deal, just curious. If they're following G....n tradition, probably flat, and that's also a cost cutting detail. Looks like they're using all the top notch hardware throughout, though...way to go!

The two in the photos look like the tobacco (left) and cherry.  I wonder what amber looks like on mahogany?  :?

Looking forward to more info on these ASAP!  Thanks to Jason for letting us know about these.

So...Jason (actually Matthew) said only those dealers who buy at least one RS-4 can order RS-2s ... that's what it takes to be considered a Larrivee electric dealer. SO my dealer ordered my lefty Rootbeer specifically for me...does that make them a 'Larrivee electric dealer'?

[attachment deleted by admin]


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on March 11, 2010, 03:16:45 PM
Looks like they're using all the top notch hardware throughout, though...way to go!

 SO my dealer ordered my lefty Rootbeer specifically for me...does that make them a 'Larrivee electric dealer'?

I would say you definitely made him one. Maybe he will get more in for people to try?? Now there is a thought  :doh


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: macsmojado on March 11, 2010, 03:50:18 PM
JOYCEfromNS,

You can count on me sharing pics of my Rootbeer RS-4 ASAP! Man just when I am about
to "GAS OUT" waiting on this RS-4 along comes the "RS-2"  :drool:

MORE GAS! :wacko: Just what I needed! Ha!

Mac


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on March 11, 2010, 04:33:27 PM
I would say you definitely made him one. Maybe he will get more in for people to try?? Now there is a thought  :doh

I think a lot of dealers will be interested in giving these RS-2s a try because of the excellent price - $1695 means many of them will be able to price them around 30% lower than that, or around $1199-1249 (don't know what 'MAP' will be, and I'm sure Jason can't post that here?).

I will definitely be pushing my dealer to give these a shot...they've seen how nice my RS-4 is, and they know how happy I am with it.

In doing a quick comparison to a Collings 290 electric (all hog, two P-90 pickups), the Collings is obviously a beautiful, well crafted instrument, but it also lists for $3,100; I saw it priced at $2,790 at one dealer in California. The Collings will no doubt be seen by many as a more sophisticated design with some flair missing in the Larrivee RS-2, but you can't ignore that it will cost around twice the price for that extra *bling* - you could have two RS-2s for the price (one w/P-90s, one with 'buckers if you so desire)! And in the tone/quality department, the Larrivee's pickups and hardware are a match for the Collings - no skimping there!

Gibson's prices are so ridiculous for their P-90 all hog models, and the quality is hit and miss (yes, there are some great ones, but also some dogs), the Larrivee is a no-brainer in comparison to the original! Unless, of course, you suffer from 'headstock-itis'.


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on March 12, 2010, 12:10:02 AM
Just did some comparison shopping between the RS-2 and some *similar* Gibsons...I tried to compare features to give you an idea how they compare in features and list price.
Here are the results:

Larrivee RS-2
open coil Larrivee design humbuckers
premium pots & capacitors
tune-o-matic bridge/stop tailpiece
bound neck, dots on fingerboard
deluxe hardshell case
List price: $1695

Gibson SG Classic
2 P-90 pickups
bound neck
tune-o-matic bridge/stop tailpiece
deluxe gigbag
List price: $1537

SG Special
open coil buckers
tune-o-matic/stop tailpiece
"multi-piece mahogany body" (!)
unbound one-piece neck
gigbag
List price: $1799

LP Junior single cut
1 P-90 pickup
thin body
unbound neck
wraparound one piece bridge
gigbag
List price: $1199

1960 LP Special Double Cutaway VOS
2 P-90 pickups
premium pots & capacitors
bound neck
wraparound one piece bridge
deluxe hardshell case
List price: $3527

1957 LP Junior Single Cut VOS
ONE P-90!!!
premium pots & capacitors (one of each ... ahem!)
unbound neck
wrap around one piece bridge
Deluxe case
List price: $3527

(there is also a Junior Double Cut VOS, same features and price as above)

Well, that about wraps it up...the Larrivee compares well to what Gibson is offering in similar dress. If you're a purist who has to have the headstock, or you're convinced that nitro lacquer = better tone, then go for the Gibsons...I like what the Larrivee brings to the gun fight!

 :+1:


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: macsmojado on March 12, 2010, 03:02:27 AM
Hey Rev,

Gotta throw this in that the POTS,CAPACITORS and PICKUPS on the GIBBY SG SPECIAL,SG CLASSIC
and LES PAUL SPECIAL are truly "PATHETIC" compared to the Larrivee RS-2's counterparts!So
those prices being fairly close are truly "Misleading" in comparison to the RS-2! :roll

Mac


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: guitarcrazy on March 12, 2010, 01:37:53 PM
I will ask my rep if there is any discussion about pickup choices in the RS-2.  Hopefully they will take the suggestion of P-90s to heart.  Maybe there is room for an RS-3 with P-90s?   :tongue:
J


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on March 12, 2010, 09:39:09 PM
I will ask my rep if there is any discussion about pickup choices in the RS-2.  Hopefully they will take the suggestion of P-90s to heart.  Maybe there is room for an RS-3 with P-90s?   :tongue:
J

No reason to do that, as the RS-4 model is available with either humbuckers or P-90's, without a model change.

The "RS-3" would have to be the ARCHTOP all mahogany model...
 
I'm going to be sending Matthew an e-mail asking if the P-90's are possible on this one; I'll report back what I find out.

EDITED TO ADD: E-mail sent.


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: macsmojado on March 13, 2010, 12:12:14 AM
Jerry Welch at Jerry's Lefty Guitars just confirmed the RS-2's will be offered with
>>>>>>>>>>>>>Drum Roll> P-90's!! :nanadance :nana_guitar!

He spoke with the Larrrivee Rep. that he orders his LEFTY LARRIVEE's from!
That's a "BIG OLE 10-4" their Larrivee Fans! :+1:

I think an Amber RS-2 with P-90's should be a sufficient match to go along with
my Rootbeer RS-4! Whadda Ya Think? :bgrin:

Mac


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: guitarcrazy on March 13, 2010, 12:35:01 AM
That is correct, Larrivee confirmed to me today that they would be offering both pickup configurations as options.  That should make some folks happy!  J


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on March 13, 2010, 01:25:23 AM
That is correct, Larrivee confirmed to me today that they would be offering both pickup configurations as options.  That should make some folks happy!  J

I'm happy!  :roll

AND...I'm in for TWO of these!!!   :arrow :arrow


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on March 13, 2010, 01:25:54 AM
Wonder if Larrivee gonna start making mini humbuckers    :?        :blush:



Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on March 13, 2010, 01:26:31 AM
Wonder if Larrivee gonna start making mini humbuckers    :?        :blush:



Now STOP that!!!  :angry:


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on March 13, 2010, 01:27:05 AM
I'm happy!  :roll

AND...I'm in for TWO of these!!!   :arrow :arrow

rev you gotter bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on March 13, 2010, 01:34:40 AM
rev you gotter bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Look who's talking...the guy who has THREE RS-4s!!!!!!!  :thumb

And yeah...I know a good deal when I see one...

...RS-2 with P-90's...RS-2 with 'buckers...

...so don't EVEN bring up mini-humbuckers...

 :mad:


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: macsmojado on March 13, 2010, 02:39:46 AM
JOYCEfromNS and Mikeymac,

You two have officially gone "BOINKERS"  :wacko: over the Larrivee Electrics! :cheers
I am sure that this dreaded "G.A.S."  :crying: will get into my system at "WARP SPEED"
 :thumb when I get my RS-4 in my hands!Matt told me in an e-mail today that my RS-4
didn't get shipped out today due to after stringing it up he detected a small buzz so
he re-leveled the frets (Normal for Final Setup) so my RS-4 is "MONEY" when I get it!

Which means it should get shipped out on Monday! :nana_guitar

Mac 


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on March 13, 2010, 02:57:28 AM

Which means it should get shipped out on Monday! :nana_guitar

Mac 

You're in for a real treat, Mac!  :drool:

We'll see who has recurring GAS after you've had one of these in your hands! :guitar

Of course, I knew it would be awesome, based on my acoustic Larrivees...and I was right.  :thumbsup


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: mas music on March 13, 2010, 04:04:12 AM
Playing electric guitar is not my thing. Still I am thrilled to see Larrivee pressing ahead with exciting new products.


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on March 13, 2010, 11:10:00 PM
Playing electric guitar is not my thing. Still I am thrilled to see Larrivee pressing ahead with exciting new products.

How about the rest of us? When did you start playing electric? Before acoustic? after?

I started playing electric in high school, about a year or so after starting on acoustic...this is around '71. But I didn't own a "good" electric in those days - although I did have a Music Man 210 amp for awhile in college ('77-'78 or so) - didn't keep it long - stupid me!

Kept playing acoustic over the years and dabbled in electric. Then around '95 I got serious about electric and built my own Warmoth lefty. That was the beginning of a whole new journey into tube amps, pedals, etc. I've since built another 6-7 lefty Warmoths, including a right-handed Tele for my son's high school graduation present last year. It's a sickness, I tell you! But I love it.

I've owned quite a few different electrics over the past 15 years, including an '05 American Standard Strat, and a '98 Heritage 535 (335 clone); don't have either of them anymore. But the RS-4 is the nicest electric I've ever owned - also the most expensive. But it IS worth EVERY PENNY! It's a keeper; like my Larrivee acoustics!


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on March 16, 2010, 11:10:38 PM
That is correct, Larrivee confirmed to me today that they would be offering both pickup configurations as options.  That should make some folks happy!  J

So, Jason, do you have any of these on order?

I'm getting the itch to order the RS-2 with P-90's ... and it may happen sooner rather than later; just finished my taxes...

Anyone else here order one yet?

JOYCEfrom NS? (You're the most likely 'victim' it seems!)


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: ducktrapper on March 17, 2010, 03:00:42 PM
My RS-4 is easily the best electric guitar I have ever owned and simply as good as any I've played. I think there is an RS-2 with P-90s lurking in my future. "Hey, honey! Look! Another guitar." Oh well, she loves me and drives a new car while I drive one that was built in '95.


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: WPete on March 17, 2010, 04:16:13 PM
That is correct, Larrivee confirmed to me today that they would be offering both pickup configurations as options.  That should make some folks happy!  J

Pardon an newby question, but what is the difference between Larrivee's  P-90 and Humbucker pickup's sound ?
I just read wickipedia on P-90 and Humbucker so I understand single vs. dbl coil (60hz noise cancelling) but would guess that Larrivee would use a single variation that is also hum-cancelling. Thus what is the sound difference, pro/con, etc.,  between the two Larrivee designs ? - Thanks in advance.   :donut :donut :donut :coffee


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: teacycle on March 18, 2010, 06:50:47 AM
My RS-4 is easily the best electric guitar I have ever owned and simply as good as any I've played. I think there is an RS-2 with P-90s lurking in my future. "Hey, honey! Look! Another guitar." Oh well, she loves me and drives a new car while I drive one that was built in '95.

I am in complete agreement. My RS-4  renewed my love of the guitar. I was/am thinking about an RS-4 P90 but will wait until I try a RS-2 P90. I ride an old touring bike to work daily while my wife drives the new car so I don't think there will be much of a problem with one more guitar lurking in the corner.


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: ducktrapper on March 18, 2010, 12:30:56 PM
I am in complete agreement. My RS-4  renewed my love of the guitar. I was/am thinking about an RS-4 P90 but will wait until I try a RS-2 P90. I ride an old touring bike to work daily while my wife drives the new car so I don't think there will be much of a problem with one more guitar lurking in the corner.

Ain't love grand!  :cheers


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: macsmojado on March 18, 2010, 03:43:25 PM
Ducktrapper and teacycle,

U guys are killing me! :mad: Just kidding! :bgrin: carrying on about your RS-4's!

Seriously though my ROOTBEER RS-4 is in route to Jerry's Lefty Guitars as we speak so I
will have it for sure by the middle of next week!

Matt wasn't able to click any pics of it finished before they shipped it out this Tuesday but
he assured me that it was "Beautiful" with a very special flamed top and that it played
and sounded "Killer"! :drool:

I am already preparing for one of the RS-2's with P-90's! :roll

Pics for sure to be posted here at the forum ASAP! :guitar

Mac



Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: ducktrapper on March 18, 2010, 04:14:03 PM
Dicktrapper and teacycle,



I had to kill the last guy who called me that. Just saying.  :smile:


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: GoldTopsRock on March 18, 2010, 06:40:01 PM
Okay... I give in...it's a black RS2 for me. I'll probably put chrome covers on the pups though. When can we order? Anyone know?


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: macsmojado on March 18, 2010, 08:37:16 PM
Oh my gosh! :roll

I just saw Ducktrapper's reply to my post!  :rolleye:
Man that's what I get for not using "SPELLCHECK"! :?

Sorry Ducktrapper!  :wacko: Please refrain from inflicting bodily damage to me! :bowdown:

Mac


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: teacycle on March 19, 2010, 08:29:14 AM
I was thinking about this today at work and well..... a guitar you love the sound and feel of, you keep for years if not decades. Averaging out the extra cost of a RS-4 over ten years over the cost of a RS-2 is about $1.95 per week, depending on the deal you strike with a retailer . A carved maple top and the extra care and attention to electronics is worth the extra dollars to me.
That said, the RS-2 looks like a great guitar for the price. I just like the maple top. My dream guitar would be a RS-4 Goldtop P90 with a maple neck.


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on March 19, 2010, 02:18:42 PM
I was thinking about this today at work and well..... a guitar you love the sound and feel of, you keep for years if not decades. Averaging out the extra cost of a RS-4 over ten years over the cost of a RS-2 is about $1.95 per week, depending on the deal you strike with a retailer . A carved maple top and the extra care and attention to electronics is worth the extra dollars to me.
That said, the RS-2 looks like a great guitar for the price. I just like the maple top. My dream guitar would be a RS-4 Goldtop P90 with a maple neck.

To each his own - can't fault you for wanting the top of the line.

I'm not too worried about the RS-2 having inferior electronics or hardware - looks like they'll be as nice as the RS-4's.


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: ducktrapper on March 19, 2010, 02:22:40 PM
Oh my gosh! :roll

I just saw Ducktrapper's reply to my post!  :rolleye:
Man that's what I get for not using "SPELLCHECK"! :?

Sorry Ducktrapper!  :wacko: Please refrain from inflicting bodily damage to me! :bowdown:

Mac

De nada, amigo. Once you get to know me, you'll be shocked to find out that I have a couple of detractors around here who call me names on purpose. Not to my face of course ...  :beer


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on March 20, 2010, 09:31:03 PM
Pardon an newby question, but what is the difference between Larrivee's  P-90 and Humbucker pickup's sound ?
I just read wickipedia on P-90 and Humbucker so I understand single vs. dbl coil (60hz noise cancelling) but would guess that Larrivee would use a single variation that is also hum-cancelling. Thus what is the sound difference, pro/con, etc.,  between the two Larrivee designs ? - Thanks in advance.   :donut :donut :donut :coffee

P-90's tend to be less bassy than a humbucker, and may have a more pronounced midrange bite that sounds good overdriven. But they're a lot thicker sounding than a typical Fender single coil. Some people love their tone, some don't. Like lots of guitar related stuff, they're pretty versatile once you learn how to handle 'em!

P-90's were Gibson's original electric guitar pickup before Seth Lover came up with the side by side coil design that 'bucked the hum'. So all those old jazz and blues guys were using P-90's for years before humbuckers came along in '56-'57 or so...


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: WPete on March 21, 2010, 09:23:24 PM
Thanks Mikeymac , I think then I might be safe just trusting Larrivee to do a good sounding guitar with either pickup style and I would not initially be able to tell the difference greatly. Starting with a Larrivee acoustic after a 40 year hiatus has spoiled me for other brands.


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: ducktrapper on March 22, 2010, 12:16:13 PM
I'm thinking that one of the main differences between the RS-4 and 2 will be weight. I love my RS-4 but it suffers from the Les Paul syndrome. It's eight pounds. Doesn't sound like much until you have it hanging around your neck for an hour or so. The RS-2 without the maple cap should be more like a strat or a perhaps a junior. 


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: macsmojado on March 22, 2010, 04:27:09 PM
Hey Ducktrapper,

Just for the records! I had a "GORGEOUS LES PAUL STANDARD" in Heritage Cherry Sunburst that I just traded to
get my Rootbeer RS-4 and it was chambered and still weighed about 7.5 lbs. To me it felt very light and an
extra 1/2 lb. to my thought process will be a minimal weight increase for the RS-4!

I should have my RS-4 by Friday this week! :nanadance :nana_guitar :beer

Mac


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: ducktrapper on March 22, 2010, 04:46:41 PM
When it comes to the Weight, it's all about relativity. Take a load off Fanny.  :winkin:


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on March 22, 2010, 05:03:14 PM
I'm thinking that one of the main differences between the RS-4 and 2 will be weight. I love my RS-4 but it suffers from the Les Paul syndrome. It's eight pounds. Doesn't sound like much until you have it hanging around your neck for an hour or so. The RS-2 without the maple cap should be more like a strat or a perhaps a junior.  

Some LP's - especially those 'sandwich' jobs from the mid/late '70s - '80s - could weigh lots more; 10/11 lbs. wasn't uncommon, and 12 or 13 lbs. were also seen. My Larrivee doesn't feel any heavier than my ash bodied Strats ... and I have a cheap Rondo/SX Tele that is heavier than the RS-4 (the body's a BRICK, but it has a surprisingly wonderful bridge pickup tone - amazing for such a cheapy!).

Look forward to your full tone review, when you get your Rootbeer, Mac!  :+1:  

(Have to throw in a pic or two of my cheapy SX Tele - moded, of course!)

[attachment deleted by admin]


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: macsmojado on March 22, 2010, 07:32:58 PM
Alright thumbs-Up! :thumb

Matthew just sent me an e-mail and confirmed that the first run of RS-2's were RIGHTIES!
That run just came out of "PAINT"! He said they are looking "Mighty Fine"!This was good
news for all of you "RIGHTIES"!  :arrow

Now on the latest on RS-2's for all us "LEFTIES"! :bgrin:
Matthew said the lefties would be built in the second run of RS-2's and that they
should be completed in about 6 weeks! :cheers

Their it is "HOT OFF THE PRESS"! :wave

Mac



Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Cybercanyon on March 23, 2010, 04:35:38 AM
Here are some new pictures of the RS-2s including black, tobacco, cherry and a amber colored model.   :nana_guitar
These are off of Larrivee's Facebook page.

[attachment deleted by admin]


Title: Re: New Larrivee RS-2 availability date ?
Post by: WPete on April 05, 2010, 06:14:25 PM
Matthew just sent me an e-mail and confirmed that the first run of RS-2's were RIGHTIES!
That run just came out of "PAINT"! He said they are looking "Mighty Fine"!This was good
news for all of you "RIGHTIES"! ...........

That was 3/22 so they should be at dealers by mid-April maybe ?  Anyone hear anything ?


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on April 06, 2010, 03:08:09 PM
The ones in those pics were the initial "show" models, I believe. They're working on the actual first "production run" of RS-2s right now (humbucker versions, I believe), and I have no idea how many are in the initial production run, or when they will ship.

I assume some P-90 models will be next...I'm waiting for a lefty P-90 version.

If you're serious about getting one of these, I'd contact one of the Larrivee dealers who have stocked the RS-4 and ask if they have (or can get) more detailed info than this. They can make a phone call to Larrivee's distributor and get better information, I suspect.


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on April 10, 2010, 09:48:05 PM
Anybody got one of these babies or got one on order??


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on April 12, 2010, 10:12:51 PM
Anybody got one of these babies or got one on order??

I sent an e-mail to Jerry's Lefty Guitars ... he has 2-3 lefties coming in in the next week or two. Told him I'm very interested, and want to see pics of the individual guitars before I commit on color (he's got an amber and cherry P-90 on order, plus possibly one more P-90, and one humbucker version, too).

I'll let you know when I hear something...but I'm pretty serious about putting one on layaway - then you have 3 months to pay for it. Don't know MAP or anything yet.



Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Walkerman on April 14, 2010, 07:35:13 PM
I'm holding out for an RS-4 in spalted maple, with gold hardware (p/us included) and a Bigsby whammy bar.......

Maybe a trip to Yarnell Place with 2 doz. Masters do-nuts is in order   :beer


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on April 14, 2010, 08:04:17 PM
I'm holding out for an RS-4 in spalted maple, with gold hardware (p/us included) and a Bigsby whammy bar.......


That spalted top will make it pricey, but if that's what you want, go ahead and ask!  :thumb

Larrivee seems pretty willing to try options on these, so even the Bigsby might get approval.



Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on April 14, 2010, 09:12:16 PM
I'm holding out for an RS-4 in spalted maple, with gold hardware (p/us included) and a Bigsby whammy bar.......

Maybe a trip to Yarnell Place with 2 doz. Masters do-nuts is in order   :beer

Walkerman if anyone can get this over-the-top RS4 it would be you based on your enviable guitar collection. Keep us posted on your progress!!!

Take one of these with you from me  :donut  :donut2  as I can't wait to see it once your getter!!!!!


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: macsmojado on April 15, 2010, 04:55:16 AM
Rev,

I hate to drop this on you and I hope you recuperate but the Amber RS-2 with P-90's that
Jerry's has coming in was requested by me! I've already made arrangements to have her
residing at home with that "OLE ROOTBEER RS-4" I got a few weeks ago! :tongue: :beer

Jerry's got 2 more with P-90's in the "Translucent Cherry and Tobacco" coming and he has one
of the RS-2's coming with the HB's!

Matthew called  me Sunday and told me he was sending me pictures of the Amber RS-2 that they had
just finished painting it and I believe the other Lefty RS-2's that were in this first "BUILD" run! :nana_guitar

Mac


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on April 15, 2010, 02:59:04 PM

Matthew called  me Sunday and told me he was sending me pictures of the Amber RS-2 that they had
just finished painting it and I believe the other Lefty RS-2's that were in this first "BUILD" run! :nana_guitar

Mac

You'd better post pics (from Matthew) as soon as you get 'em! Inquiring minds (and voyueristic eyes) want to know!!!

That's okay; I'll take cherry or tobacco, too! I'm not picky!


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: macsmojado on April 15, 2010, 08:49:08 PM
Thanks for being "Cool and Understanding" Rev on the Amber RS-2 cause its gonna be
an "EYE-POPPER" for sure! But I bet the "Translucent Tobacco" is gonna look way cool
and with those "Creme Covers" on the P-90's it could give the Amber a "Real Run" for
its money! :drool:

I will post pics "ASAP" for sure! :beer

Cheers to everyone and here's something for your "SWEET TOOTH"!! :donut :donut2

Mac


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on April 16, 2010, 01:48:52 AM
When I got my rootbeer burst, I was ready to go with the traditional 3-color tobacco burst, or even a charcoal burst (which has opaque black back and neck). I wasn't picky (the only one I don't like is good ol' cherry burst!), and I don't have my heart set on any one particular color/shade of RS-2 now...I know they're all going to be great guitars, so I'm just excited that there are some lefties with P-90's in production already!  :thumbsup

This has been quite the year for Larrivees at my house, the RS-4, a Forum IV 00-03 coming in the next week or two, and likely the RS-2 before long...

...but I held off for many, many years after getting my first in '92; my next one (for me) wasn't until 2003 (L-09, later sold), then 2007 (D-03R), now all these new ones!  :arrow


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: macsmojado on April 16, 2010, 08:31:13 PM
I hear you REV! I have purchased more guitars in the last year than I ever have
at any time as well! I got a new amp the other day and it is truly a "SWISS ARMY
KNIFE AMP" all wrapped up in the coolest oversized lunchbox head that you will
ever see!

It is the Mesa Boogie Transatlantic T15! It has 2 separate channels (channel 1 has
a British Clean and a Top-BOOST mode for 2 different voicings and channel 2 has
3 voicings in American Clean,H1-Tweed/Marshall Crunch and H2 is Boogie high gain
lead)!

This amp isn't much bigger than an oversized LUNCHBOX but it delivers more flexibility
and tones than I have seen in any dual channel amp in a longtime! Oh Yeah! I
almost left out the most important features on the amp: It has 5/15/25 watt
settings on both channels and I am here to tell you it absolutely romps in the 15 and
25 watt settings! Channels are footswitchable so footswitch is included as well as
the coolest "SOFT GIG BAG" that nestles this diminuitive 12 lb. tone machine!

You haven't seen a cooler looking amp anywhere! I promise! Here is the link to
Mesa's website for you to read all about the TRANSATLANTIC! It is absolutely
giggable in the 25 watt mode and for extremely small clubs I believe the 15 watt
setting would easily get the job done! The 5 watt setting is purely for nightime
playing at home/bedroom levels!

Introductory price is $899! A lot of "GREAT TONES" packed into an amp that you
can take anywhere with you and instantly have multiple tones at 3 power settings
all footswitchable! :beer

http://www.mesaboogie.com/Product_Info/Transatlantic/transatlantic-TA-15.html

Mac


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on April 16, 2010, 09:09:52 PM
I've been reading about the Transatlantic, sounds very cool, and has lots of features at an amazing price (for a Boogie).

I'm not real big on Boogie's signature "saturated" tone...does this sound different than the typical Boogie tone? (The only Boogies I've really liked in the past were the Maverick, the Blue Angel and the Subway Blues.)

Thanks for the review.


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: macsmojado on April 17, 2010, 05:33:19 AM
Rev,

How coincedental is that! I owned a Subway Blues 1X12 Combo and a Maverick 2X12 combo
several years back! Both were really "NICE SOUNDING" amps and I sorely miss both of them!
The BlUE ANGEL was also a killer amp for playing "BLUES,BLUES ROCK and CLASSIC ROCK"!

The H2 setting on channel 2 is not the typical "RECTIFIER" heavy crunch that you are thinking
about! It is more on the smoother side "BOOGIE OVERDRIVE" think Carlos Santana with your
RS-4!

Rev definitely go and audition this "KILLER LIL 12 LB. BOOGIE"! It will really change your mind
about what a small 2 channel amp can deliver with cleverly voiced settings like the British Clean
and TOP-Boost modes in channel 1 and the American Fender Clean,H1 and H2 settings on
channel 2!

If you play this amp spend some time with it and pay particular attention to the BASS and TREBLE
controls as they are very responsive and make a huge difference in the tone of the Transatlantic
especially when you are playing on the higher gain channels in channel 2 as well as the TOP-BOOST
setting on channel 1 or when you have the gain controls kicked on up on any setting!

You gotta hear the 15 watt mode with the TOP-BOOST voicing engaged on Channel 1! It is
"Inspiring" and really nails the sound of an AC15 with the TOP-BOOST engaged with a STRAT
or TELE! :bowdown:

I gotta tell you my RS-4 is "SYRUPY SWEET" through the "LIL BOOGIE"! Take yours with you if
you are going to go play the TRANSATLANTIC! :guitar

Mac



Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on April 17, 2010, 06:13:06 AM
There's a Mesa dealer in town, and they're having a storewide sale on April 24th ... be interesting to see if they'll make any deals on one of these...either way, I will go try it out...and show off my RS-4 (these guys aren't the Larrivee dealer in town!).


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: macsmojado on April 17, 2010, 02:58:23 PM
Rev,

I seriously doubt their will be any reduction on the TA-15 given that all the
BOOGIE dealers are selling them as soon as they come in the door! The
amp just started hitting the dealers a little over a month ago!

Definitely let us know what your impressions are with the TA-15 after you
play through it next Saturday! :guitar

Mac


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on April 25, 2010, 02:23:53 AM
UPDATE:

Nothing to report... :angry:

Got an e-mail from Jerry at Jerry's Lefty Guitars yesterday - he contacted Larrivee Friday and is still waiting for an ETA from Larrivee on the lefty RS-2s ... anyone seen any right-handed ones out there?


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on May 02, 2010, 12:26:37 AM
I've got money burning a hole in my pocket just waiting for one of these!  I have about half of the MAP price on hand, so it will go on layaway until I can scratch up the rest ... but I'm getting antsy! I almost blew some of this $$ on something else last week! Whew, that was close!  Then I came to my senses and said, "Brand X, or Larrivee?" And clearly, Larrivee was the superior choice by every measure ... including price in this case!

 :arrow << me going crazy with GAS!!!


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: macsmojado on May 02, 2010, 02:08:38 AM
Rev,
 
EXCESSIVE GAS CAN CAUSE SEVERE FLATULENCE IF GAS ISN"T RELIEVED IN A TIMELY MANNER!
 :roll

Haven't heard a word from Matthew on any pics or ETA of the RS-2's! :mad:

Hang in their Rev!

Mac


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: cke on May 02, 2010, 02:23:11 AM
I do know they exist! I saw them being made. Just before they took me up into their spacecraft...


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on May 02, 2010, 03:53:33 AM
Rev,
 
EXCESSIVE GAS CAN CAUSE SEVERE FLATULENCE IF GAS ISN"T RELIEVED IN A TIMELY MANNER!
 :roll

Haven't heard a word from Matthew on any pics or ETA of the RS-2's! :mad:   Hang in their Rev!   Mac

I'm sure we'll both hear something from Jerry as soon as he hears something from Larrivee!  But I'm getting a twitch waiting!

I do know they exist! I saw them being made. Just before they took me up into their spacecraft...

Too funny!!! What kind of "experiments" did they do on you?   :roll


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: cke on May 02, 2010, 07:00:56 PM
I'm sure we'll both hear something from Jerry as soon as he hears something from Larrivee!  But I'm getting a twitch waiting!

Too funny!!! What kind of "experiments" did they do on you?   :roll
(shudder) Unspeakable!! They took my larrivee's away and made me play  - TAYLORS!!! :wacko:


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on May 02, 2010, 07:10:13 PM
(shudder) Unspeakable!! They took my larrivee's away and made me play  - TAYLORS!!! :wacko:

Now THAT'S hideous, cruel and unusual punishment! How did your ears stand it?

 :humour:


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: cke on May 02, 2010, 08:27:35 PM
Now THAT'S hideous, cruel and unusual punishment! How did your ears stand it?

 :humour:
"Day by Day I am getting better"

I still have a twitch though. Makes me pick up one of my Larrivee's - Actually now that I think of it, not such a bad result.
 :roll :wave


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on May 03, 2010, 02:18:03 AM
(shudder) Unspeakable!! They took my larrivee's away and made me play  - TAYLORS!!! :wacko:

The Taylor Electric??? Anybody know the market status of that? It certainly paled one on one for me with the RS4


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: macsmojado on May 03, 2010, 02:21:25 AM
Okay Peeps,

I received this e-mail from Matthew today:

Hi Mac,

 Iím sorry for no responding. We have been working hard on the RS-2ís so our time is limited L<

 The first right RS-2ís are shipping and the lefties will start shipping in about 1 week. Iíll be gluing the necks on the first batch tomorrow afternoon. I took some pictures a week ago but forgot to offload them. They are on my camera at home.

 

matthew

That's all folks! Looks like the righty's beat us out of the starting gates "FELLOW LEFTIES"!! :crying:



Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on May 04, 2010, 12:32:29 AM
The Taylor Electric??? Anybody know the market status of that? It certainly paled one on one for me with the RS4

I've only ever played with one of the Taylor electrics - it had their mini humbucker style pickups on it, I think. Played with it through a nice tube amp, and, while the guitar was well built, the tone was nothing special...pretty ho-hum, to my ears. I'll stick with my Larrivee/s and my Warmoth builds.


That's all folks! Looks like the righty's beat us out of the starting gates "FELLOW LEFTIES"!! :crying:

Not surprising that they'd make a batch (or three) of righties first...it's just good to know some lefties are in process, and we may actually get to see some factory pics as well!

 :+1:


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on May 04, 2010, 07:57:56 PM
Guitar adoptions has a couple right-handed RS-2's in stock!!! They're the humbucker models, but it's good to see some "out there" finally! Their price on these are REALLY GOOD!!! (Put it in "the cart" to get his "below MAP" price.)

I am in no way affiliated with GA, other than as a former satisfied customer...

Here's a couple pics:


[attachment deleted by admin]


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on May 04, 2010, 11:03:14 PM
This Forum certainly causes a great deal of GAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The RS2 look real nice  a truly  :nice guitar:


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on May 04, 2010, 11:14:02 PM
This Forum certainly causes a great deal of GAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The RS2 look real nice  a truly  :nice guitar:

No kidding! Having finally seen some pics, I sent a down payment to Jerry at Jerry's Lefty Guitars today!   :arrow


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on May 05, 2010, 01:11:02 AM
No kidding! Having finally seen some pics, I sent a down payment to Jerry at Jerry's Lefty Guitars today!   :arrow

Hopefully the lefty will be in your hands before summer. Looking forward to your first hand impressions Rev


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on May 12, 2010, 07:53:55 PM
Jerry's has also received a couple of the new Collings P-90 guitars in lefty...they look nice, but they're also more than double the price of the Larrivees! One is around $2300; the other (with a lefty Bigsby) is around $2450 (these are street price; the Larrivee should be around $1,100-1,200 street, from what I've seen already). 

I'm thinking the Larrivees will be a smokin' deal in comparison! (Not knocking the Collings - wouldn't mind having one; but I don't think the Larrivees will be lacking anything in comparison.)

I guess Larrivee just isn't charging enough ... but I'm not gonna tell 'em that!


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on May 12, 2010, 08:14:56 PM

I guess Larrivee just isn't charging enough ... but I'm not gonna tell 'em that!

In comparison to everyone else this statement is sooo true


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on May 15, 2010, 03:34:01 AM
Got this in an e-mail today from Jerry at Jerry's Lefty Guitars:

"Larrivee says I should have the first of them next week ( I guess we will see next week)."

So, we'll see what comes in first...  :arrow

(Not bad, really; this thread was just started with the announcement of these new guitars on March 10th, just over 2 months ago. And at first we didn't even know P-90s would be available.)


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: macsmojado on May 16, 2010, 02:24:00 AM
SWEET!! :thumb

Have a cold one on me! ICE-TEA or ROOTBEER! Ha! :cheers

Mac


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on May 20, 2010, 05:32:28 PM
I suspect one of the reasons it's taking so long to get OUR/MY RS-2s done (I say "my" because I have put down a serious deposit on one) is because some of the Larrivee folks have been out on the road doing guitar shows, with Chicago being the most recent.  Maybe when that's over, production will pick up again?

I'm trying to be patient...waiting, waiting, waiting...  :wacko:


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on May 20, 2010, 10:30:30 PM
some of the Larrivee folks have been out on the road doing guitar shows, with Chicago being the most recent. 

Anyone make it to the Chicago show or was everyone too busy watching the Blackhawks :?


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: macsmojado on May 21, 2010, 02:57:13 AM
Okay RS-4 and RS-2 ADDICTS! I gotta a surprise for everyone!

AMBER IS ADDICTIVE! :drool:
MAHOGANY IS SWEET! :wacko:





[attachment deleted by admin]


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on May 21, 2010, 03:03:55 AM
 :blush:   oh my oh my oh my


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: macsmojado on May 21, 2010, 03:04:19 AM
REV,

In case you didn't notice over on the table in the pics is a LEFTY BODY IN TRANSLUCENT CHERRY I
BELIEVE! It might be the TOBACCO! :nana_guitar

Look at the pics of the RS-2 BODIES on the FLOOR! :thumb

Mac


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: fritferret on May 21, 2010, 03:18:46 AM
that looks like heaven!  beautiful pics!


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on May 21, 2010, 03:47:40 AM
That one piece body is AMAZING!!! Can't wait to see these in person!  :arrow

Thanks for sharing pics! 

Gotta say, I'm a little jealous though (Matthew!); where are the pics of my lefty cherry RS-2 P-90???


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on May 21, 2010, 04:18:22 PM
Gotta say, I'm a little jealous though (Matthew!); where are the pics of my lefty cherry RS-2 P-90???

Looky what Matthew just sent me!!!

THANK YOU, MATTHEW!

[attachment deleted by admin]


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: macsmojado on May 21, 2010, 07:08:41 PM
CHERRY is also an ADDICTION!! :guitar :wacko:

That is going to be an "EYESORE" REV!! :arrow

I put a little "Fire" under Matthew! He has responded with pics! :thumb

Thanks Matthew!!


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on May 30, 2010, 09:02:29 PM
Well there's some discussion over in the main (acoustic) forum about Larrivee closing their Oxnard plant - immediately, is what it sounds like. And of course, that's where our electrics are being made! So now I'm beginning to understand why guitars that were supposed to be done a couple weeks ago are still AWOL.

No word yet on whether Larrivee will stay stateside at another location, or if all production will go back to Canada. I don't care which it is, but I hope they'll continue to build electrics, and I wish them success and the best of luck as they move (moves are tough).

As I said in that thread, California has become very unfriendly toward business, so I can't blame them for finally getting out. There's no way they could continue to sell these guitars at this pricepoint with the California restrictions, taxes, and regulations (expecially regarding paints / guitar finishes and air quality) constantly bearing down on them.

Best of luck, everyone!  :thumbsup


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: macsmojado on May 30, 2010, 09:48:03 PM
Wow! That's a bummer! :mad:

I didn't know that California was that tough on their "AIR QUALITY" laws for
GUITAR company's! Matthew sent me this short e-mail on Friday:

Hi Mac,

Im workin on it, Jean and wendy are out of town so I'm on my own right
now and overwhelmed. I'll see what I can do. I saw the guitar in
fretting just a day or two ago so it should be ready to ship next week.

Hopefully Jerry Welch will have our RS-2's be the end of next week or the
first of the following week! :cheers

Mac




Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on May 30, 2010, 11:39:53 PM
The Oxnard moving was just B/S with things being taken out of context combined with some having a little information and jumping to conclusions based on their own perceptions.Sometimes a little knowledge is dangerous without having full access to all the information that Larrivee management would have.

On a more positive note my amber RS 2 is In Transit and should be touching down in Nova Scotia at the end of this week or beginning of next pending on our good friends at Canada Post

I promise Pics upon it's arrival


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: macsmojado on May 31, 2010, 01:29:04 AM
JOYCEfromNS,

I didn't know that you had your name in the pot for one of the RIGHTY RS-2's in AMBER! I
guess Me and You will have the matching pair of LEFTY/RIGHTY RS-2's in Amber! :beer

Glad to hear your comments in regards to everyone getting their "FEATHERS ALL RUFFLED"
about the OXNARD-MOVE! :wacko:

You better send some pics of your AMBER RS-2 or your gonna be in the "DOGHOUSE"! :tongue:

Mac


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on May 31, 2010, 05:29:41 AM
Nice to know our guitars are (...still...) in process...of course, that just means I've got to come up with the rest of the money for it!   :roll


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on June 10, 2010, 06:31:50 PM
Anyone else around here getting tired of waiting for these ... or is it just me?   :angry:

C'mon, Larrivee, let's get these RS-2s done and out the door!

I made a $500 deposit on one of these with Jerry (I'm not blaming him) over a month ago, and was told it would be done in a week or two...I'm getting close to asking for my money back.   :mad:


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: macsmojado on June 10, 2010, 07:20:39 PM
Rev,

I just sent this to Matthew! I hope you don't mind my referencing to your comments in your
post!

Matthew,
 
You are the Larrivee Rep for the U.S. needs to call Jerry Welch at Jerry's Lefty Guitars
and give him a "Definitive Time Frame" on when the RS-2's will be completed! Mike
McInnis (MikeyMac at the Larrivee Forum) posted that he was considering asking for
his "Deposit Money" back that he put down on an RS-2 from the "ORDER" that Jerry
Welch put in with Larrivee!
 
I understand their are setbacks but nobody has any idea or handle from a customer
or dealer's viewpoint on when these RS-2's will be completed and shipped out to
JERRY and the other dealers!
 
Hate to see satisfied Larrivee Customers start losing faith in Larrivee when it could be
avoided with some "BUILD TIME UPDATES" and acknowledgement of some unforseen 
"PRODUCTION PROBLEMS" to keep the dealers and customers in "CHECK"!!
 
Sincerely,
Mac Baker


Matthew did send me this brief e-mail just yesterday:

Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2010 10:27 AM
Subject: your guitar


Is just about done. Since it is the first lefty RS-2 we discovered that we had to make a new jig for drilling the switch wire cavity. CNCís are a little back up so hopefully it will be completed soon.

 
Matthew

Hopefully Matthew will step up and give Jerry Welch and the other dealers that have ordered Lefty RS-2's a call
with a "REALISTIC TIME FRAME UPDATE" on our RS-2's! :whistling:

Mac



Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: macsmojado on June 11, 2010, 03:58:17 AM
HEY REV,

Just got this message from the man himself MATTHEW!

Hi Mac,

 Itís very difficult to predict exact ship dates Ė because it implies one specific thing that im not willing to do.. Sacrifice quality to meet a ship date. I wonít ship an inferior instrument with my familyís name on it. That being said, we are building the necessary jig in the AM tomorrow so we should be able to start final assembly sometime tomorrow and complete it on Monday/TuesdayÖ If all goes well yours, and the red one, should ship in that time frame.. However, should we need to do additional work (touch up buffing, eliminate a buzz, etc) we have to take the time to do it right.. know what I mean?

 

Matthew

 
You gotta feel good hearing this from Matthew! :bgrin:

Just another reason to reinforce that you are getting a "FIRST RATE BOUTIQUE QUALITY" instrument with
 the RS-4's and RS-2's! :cheers


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on June 11, 2010, 02:32:26 PM
My RS 2 arrived Monday tho I have only returned late last nite ( been a long week) knowing what was sitting in an unopened box at home.

Really believe we are living in a fortunate time when the RS 4 and now the RS 2 is at a MSRP well below where it will be in the future. The quality and craftsmanship of these Gits will soon be discovered by the masses forcing prices to rise.

Will post Pics of my new RS 2 soon as sure does feel nice and balanced gotta say


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: macsmojado on June 11, 2010, 02:39:10 PM
Man! YOU better send some pics ASAP!!! :drool:

Waiting for a mini "INITIAL TONE REVIEW" from you! :nana_guitar

Now your gonna get everybody's "G.A.S." really going!! :guitar

Mac


Title: Re: New Larrivee Electric Guitars Released
Post by: Mikeymac on June 12, 2010, 09:14:52 PM
Crap! I saw the pics in the other thread, making it very hard for me to ask for my deposit back, although right now I'm still very frustrated!

Must ... hold ... on ...

 :arrow