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Title: Macsmojado's Lefty Rootbeer RS-4!
Post by: macsmojado on March 24, 2010, 09:39:17 PM
I have tried unsucessfully to download these pics right into the forum webpage with no luck!

If someone can assist my I would like to upload them directly to the Forum here but my
photo software won't let me resize them without buying a paid version of Photoshop!

My RS-4 is at "Jerry's Lefty Guitars" (Sarasota,FL) as we speak but will be headed to me in Tuscaloosa
today or tomorrow! :drool:

I have them at Picasa on my online web photo page so here are links to them:

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/5U3FUfcM-Ir_X05ZMpdt7w?feat=directlink

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/t5-UKLegcyh8GRCcp1BnRg?feat=directlink

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/53PQ9nXXcPZjmMcka5K4fA?feat=directlink

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ZVnS7yqRnlTIhPXO1aUMQA?feat=directlink

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/SQKK0t9RDch0JTRNYSrhpA?feat=directlink

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/KWiryO8vVzg4fGf7kxDobg?feat=directlink

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/M9wLbUCBrcVvtm8eLPTECA?feat=directlink

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/6IdTaRM0orbhXqAYmGAR1w?feat=directlink

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/DWBaM7Gy4yA-EGWvhuoENQ?feat=directlink

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Qfyknp_JfuuUAbLNE3hWDg?feat=directlink

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/4N1ATlR5IvYwdZUJRyr9sA?feat=directlink

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Rmkr0sb7LEAqTaIMSxWprw?feat=directlink

I gotta say the top exceeded my expectations even with the early pics that Matthew sent me!
 :cheers

Hope it works for everyone to see these pics that has been questioning whether they go
with the ROOTBEER finish or opt for one of the other colors!I am elated that I chose to go
with the ROOTBEER finish even though all the colors are great! :nana_guitar

Mac




Title: Re: Macsmojado's Lefty Rootbeer RS-4!
Post by: Mr_LV19E on March 24, 2010, 10:02:23 PM
Not sure how your photo server works but if you upload your photos to "photobucket.com" you can just copy the img code to your post here.


Title: Re: Macsmojado's Lefty Rootbeer RS-4!
Post by: SouthpawGuy on March 24, 2010, 10:17:38 PM
Here you go ... here's a few of them

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_7icsWYEZnpU/S6p8CzOyzTI/AAAAAAAAALs/4cIA5SqQc-I/%21cid_DC2353C1-D4A5-4154-8371-4AAEF2ACFF14%40home.jpg)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_7icsWYEZnpU/S6p8EoZp-KI/AAAAAAAAAMI/-_l8ph4usgI/%21cid_8519ADDE-C631-4C6A-825E-DFFD84D41BEE%40home.jpg)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_7icsWYEZnpU/S6p8F45O1GI/AAAAAAAAAMc/GJYpXkEtuAg/s576/%21cid_3927B9AB-F728-4CD4-AC05-A6D4FF0033AD%40home.jpg)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_7icsWYEZnpU/S6p8DCxdrYI/AAAAAAAAALw/oiLLDAoKBto/s576/%21cid_A472A71A-48B1-48E0-86EC-ACE393E19FC4%40home.jpg)




Title: Re: Macsmojado's Lefty Rootbeer RS-4!
Post by: macsmojado on March 24, 2010, 10:27:17 PM
Way to go SOUTHPAW! Thanks! Here's a donut and coffee for your efforts! :donut :coffee

I believe it is safe to say that these pics are definitely "INSTANT G.A.S."! :beer

You might as well post the rest of those from my Picasa Web Photo page!
 :nice guitar:

Mac


Title: Re: Macsmojado's Lefty Rootbeer RS-4!
Post by: ducktrapper on March 24, 2010, 10:34:09 PM
Absolutely gorgeous Macs! I might have gotten the root beer if it had have been available. My amber RS-4 will have to do ...  for now.


Title: Re: Macsmojado's Lefty Rootbeer RS-4!
Post by: Mikeymac on March 25, 2010, 02:49:38 AM
"Now I ask you very confidentially; Ain't she sweet?!"  :drool:

Super nice, Mac, and wait until you PLAY her!!!   :arrow

It's very strange to see another lefty rootbeer, with a slightly different grain in the top! It looks like yours has less "rootbeer" on the edges than mine, but it just might be the photos. Either way, she's perfect, man!

Just a pic or two for comparison's sake (sorry, my pics aren't as good as Jerry's - too grainy looking: the flame goes all the way to the edges):





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Title: Re: Macsmojado's Lefty Rootbeer RS-4!
Post by: macsmojado on March 25, 2010, 03:22:36 AM
Hey Rev,

What you said about their being less of the Dark Rootbeer around the edges is correct! I was
hoping that it wouldn't be quite as dark as yours or the other Rootbeer finishes that I had
seen on the internet! Certainly not saying that I wouldn't have been happy with the edges
being a little darker but you gotta admit that it allows you to see the flame all the way out
to the edges all the way around the body!Your RS-4 is certainly not to "SHABBY AT ALL" if I
say so myself! :nice guitar:

Generally speaking I feel comfortable saying that overall the "Rootbeer" stain/finish has
a richness and vibrant color that you just don't quite get in the other more traditional
or standard finishes like the tobacco burst,charcoal burst and cherry sunburst!

I am experiencing a serious case of "Delirious Tremors" :wacko: waiting to get this
"AMAZING GUITAR" in my possession! It's looking like a maybe on getting it this
"Saturday" and probably more like Monday next week!

I'll be posting my take on my RS-4 shortly after I have had a few days of playing it! :nana_guitar

Hope these pics induced "MAJOR G.A.S." pains for several potential RS-4 buyers! :thumbsup

Mac


Title: Re: Macsmojado's Lefty Rootbeer RS-4!
Post by: teacycle on March 25, 2010, 06:24:14 AM
Very nice indeed. I am sure you will enjoy the guitar as much as the rest of us.

Cheers, Steve


Title: Re: Macsmojado's Lefty Rootbeer RS-4!
Post by: macsmojado on March 26, 2010, 02:50:11 AM
teacycle,

Are you saying that you have an RS-4 as well or that you are getting one possibly,
if not it would appear that your comment is a little cut against
my excitement about my RS-4 and posting the pictures of it for others to see!

If I'm wrong please excuse my oversight!

Mac


Title: Re: Macsmojado's Lefty Rootbeer RS-4!
Post by: teacycle on March 26, 2010, 05:04:24 AM
Sorry mac, yer wrong brother. I have a TB RS-4. Love this guitar and it will never leave the family, (my son likes it so I told him it's his when I'm done with it).
Hope you enjoy yours as much as the rest of us RS-4 owners enjoy ours.

Cheers, Steve


Title: Re: Macsmojado's Lefty Rootbeer RS-4!
Post by: GoldTopsRock on March 26, 2010, 01:41:53 PM
What a beautiful guitar! Larrivee sets the standard for quality instruments IMHO. Enjoy your new RS4! I have enjoyed every minute with my GoldTop. It will always be part of the family now and the next generation. :nice guitar:


Title: Re: Macsmojado's Lefty Rootbeer RS-4!
Post by: macsmojado on March 26, 2010, 02:24:03 PM
Thanks Teacycle and Goldtopsrock for the reinforcement of your pleasure of owning
an RS-4! :thumb

I sincerely hope that this guitar is the one that finally gives me so much joy and
pleasure playing and owning it that the thought of trading or selling it never crosses
my mind! I have traded off far to many "Stellar Guitars" over the past 20 years! :wacko:

Mac



Title: Re: Macsmojado's Lefty Rootbeer RS-4!
Post by: Mikeymac on March 26, 2010, 10:51:09 PM
Thanks Teacycle and Goldtopsrock for the reinforcement of your pleasure of owning
an RS-4! :thumb

I sincerely hope that this guitar is the one that finally gives me so much joy and
pleasure playing and owning it that the thought of trading or selling it never crosses
my mind! I have traded off far to many "Stellar Guitars" over the past 20 years! :wacko:

Mac

Mac,

I can only tell you that every time I play my RS-4 I know I made the right decision to buy it...I haven't had one twinge of buyer's remorse...and like you, I've been through a lot of guitars!

The sweetness of the tones this thing is capable of are truly amazing; these guitars (and the Larrivee pickups) have that special "it" that we're all looking for.


Title: Re: Macsmojado's Lefty Rootbeer RS-4!
Post by: macsmojado on March 27, 2010, 03:25:47 AM
Rev,

That is "SWEET MUSIC" to my ears for sure! :guitar
Man it looks like its gonna be next week before Jerry ships my RS-4
to me here in Tuscaloosa,AL! :crying:

I am really looking so forward to pulling that "ROOTBEER" out of the case and plugging
it into my Bogner Mojado! :nanadance :nana_guitar

Mac


Title: Re: Macsmojado's Lefty Rootbeer RS-4!
Post by: Mikeymac on March 31, 2010, 03:52:43 AM
WELL...

...you must have it by now, right?

 :?


Title: Re: Macsmojado's Lefty Rootbeer RS-4!
Post by: macsmojado on April 01, 2010, 05:53:00 AM
REV- :nanadance :nana_guitar :nanadance :nana_guitar :nanadance :nana_guitar :nanadance :nana_guitar

I have this saying when I am excited and giddy and I don't know where it came from but it has stuck with me
for several years now! :arrow :arrow

"Lord Have Mercy on Will Ray Kersey" cause this "ROOTBEER RS-4" is TOTALLY SICK! :wacko: :arrow

I got it today when I got home and I was completely "STUNNED" when I opened the case! :drool:

This top is "HYPNOTIZING" it is so GORGEOUS!I almost had to  :crying:! Everyone that is even remotely
considering an RS-4 or RS-2 get your benjamins out and THROW THEM DOWN on one of these
"AMAZING GUITARS"! From the words of the wise "REV" a.k.a., "Mikeymac": :thumb

Mac,

I can only tell you that every time I play my RS-4 I know I made the right decision to buy it...I haven't had one twinge of buyer's remorse...and like you, I've been through a lot of guitars!

The sweetness of the tones this thing is capable of are truly amazing; these guitars (and the Larrivee pickups) have that special "it" that we're all looking for.

He absolutely nailed it with what he said above! People you can take it to the "PROVERBIAL BANK"!
I am "BEYOND AMAZED" with my ROOTBEER RS-4! Everything about this guitar "OOZES" impeccable
build,fit and finish!The tone of the Custom Larrivee HB's is just "OFF THE FOOD CHAIN" and when
you see how responsive they are going from "CLEAN TO OVERDRIVEN" you will really appreciate
Matthew's extreme dedication to the design and build of these Humbuckers! I know firsthand how
good the Lollar Imperial Humbuckers are that Jean and Matt started off with when they first released
the RS-4!I gotta tell you the Larrivee Humbuckers deliver a "BIG FAT CLEAN ARTICULATE" tone that
must be heard to be appreciated and when you start adding gain to these pickups they really come
to life! I am "100%" completely sold on the Larrivee HB's and I would not hesitate to compare these
to the "BEST OF THE BEST BOUTIQUE BUILT PAF HUMBUCKERS"!

I want to thank Jean,Matthew and the other 4 or 5 Larrivee employees that make up the "BUILD
TEAM" for the RS-4 and RS-2's! I am "GIDDY LIKE I HAVE NEVER BEEN" with the purchase of my
ROOTBEER RS-4! I don't care what anybody says in regards to the somewhat "OFF-CHARACTER"
shape of the RS-4 body! To my eyes it is "AWESOME" and the "TUMMY CUT" puts it so far ahead
of a LES PAUL its not even in the ballpark of the "COMFORT LEVEL" that the RS-4 delivers!The
"Compounded Radius" on the RS-4 is "wonderful"! I instantly loved the neck within 5 minutes of
playing the RS-4!

I am going to "PLAY,PLAY,PLAY and PLAY" :roll
this guitar tomorrow! I got 2 solid hours on it tonight for the first "TEST DRIVE" on it! :beer

A special thanks to the REV,TEACYCLE,DUCKTRAPPER,GOLDTOPSROCK and JOYCEfromNS for all your
"POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT" with owning your RS-4's and giving me the confidence and desire to
purchase what is arguably the "FINEST ELECTRIC GUITAR" that I have ever owned! :nice guitar:

ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING FOR NOW! :tongue:

Mac


Title: Re: Macsmojado's Lefty Rootbeer RS-4!
Post by: teacycle on April 01, 2010, 06:05:06 AM
Ummmm........don't take this the wrong way. I'm happy for you but now, like myself, you're going to start thinking about buying another one. Congrats on the guitar. I know you will love it for a long time. I still look at mine with pride when I see the detail these folks put into the instrutments they build.

Cheers, Steve


Title: Re: Macsmojado's Lefty Rootbeer RS-4!
Post by: GoldTopsRock on April 01, 2010, 01:29:05 PM
Mac - you truly have a spectacular looking RootBeer RS4. Enjoy it! It is a lifetime guitar. I will never part with my GoldTop RS4. However, like others on this forum, ir will most likely have some RS companions to keep it company while I'm at work setting aside for my Larrivee RS wishlist.  :cheers


Title: Re: Macsmojado's Lefty Rootbeer RS-4!
Post by: Mikeymac on April 01, 2010, 01:40:29 PM
HEY MAC,

TELL US HOW YOU REALLY FEEL!!!   :bowdown:

Just teasin'!

Nice guitar, huh?!

 :+1:


Title: Re: Macsmojado's Lefty Rootbeer RS-4!
Post by: Walkerman on April 01, 2010, 11:03:42 PM
Hey Rev,

What you said about their being less of the Dark Rootbeer around the edges is correct! I was
hoping that it wouldn't be quite as dark as yours or the other Rootbeer finishes that I had
seen on the internet! Certainly not saying that I wouldn't have been happy with the edges
being a little darker but you gotta admit that it allows you to see the flame all the way out
to the edges all the way around the body!Your RS-4 is certainly not to "SHABBY AT ALL" if I
say so myself! :nice guitar:



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That's what I was alluding to when I said that because yours was intended to be an amber top, it had flames all the way to the edge. Now you see what I meant. :nice guitar:



Title: Re: Macsmojado's Lefty Rootbeer RS-4!
Post by: macsmojado on April 02, 2010, 01:21:06 AM
Walkerman,

Yes indeed I am clear on what you were alluding to with your statement!Damn this top with the
ROOTBEER stain is just "PLAIN KILLING ME"! :crying:

Ha! Just kidding it is making me sit in my room and just stair  :arrow at it even after I have
played it and given it a "SPIT SHINE"! :tongue:

The Larrivee HB's have the most incredible "Clean and Overdrive" tones and the Volume and
Tone pots are unlike anything I have ever experienced on any guitar! Their is a vast array of
tones to be had with rolling the V/T pots up or down with the 3 pickup positions! Alright! :cheers
I have already excessively "GUSHED" in this forum topic about my RS-4 so I better take a
chill pill! :roll

Mac


Title: Re: Macsmojado's Lefty Rootbeer RS-4!
Post by: Mikeymac on April 02, 2010, 03:23:50 PM

The Larrivee HB's have the most incredible "Clean and Overdrive" tones and the Volume and
Tone pots are unlike anything I have ever experienced on any guitar! Their is a vast array of
tones to be had with rolling the V/T pots up or down with the 3 pickup positions! Alright! :cheers
I have already excessively "GUSHED" in this forum topic about my RS-4 so I better take a
chill pill! :roll

Mac

See...what did I tell you?! Amazing, huh?!  :+1:


Title: Re: Macsmojado's Lefty Rootbeer RS-4!
Post by: Mikeymac on April 04, 2010, 12:27:19 AM
Mac, you must really be enjoying your guitar, we haven't heard a peep out of you lately!


Title: Re: Macsmojado's Lefty Rootbeer RS-4!
Post by: macsmojado on April 04, 2010, 05:13:11 AM
Rev,

I went over to "THE GEAR PAGE" and posted some pics of my RS-4 for all those "BOUTIQUE SNOBS"
to see! :tongue: But on a serious note their have been 37 Views and only 1 response! Of course
as you would expect they are all to proud of the other "SMALL BOUTIQUE LUTHIERS" guitars that
they paid an extra $1500-3000 for to comment about the RS-4! :wacko:

As expected the response was from a well known lefty at TGP! :thumbsup

It's worth signing in to read my comments! Go to the "THE SMALL COMPANY LUTHIERS" and look for
the title "LEFTY LARRIVEE RS-4 IN ROOTBEER"!  :nana_guitar

Rev how do I get in touch with your personal e-mail! We need to talk "GUITAR SHOP"! :smile:

I am already figuring out how to come up with the BENJAMINS for either a GOLDTOP RS-4 with
some of them "TASTEY P-90's" of Matthew's or opt for the RS-2 in Amber with P-90's! :drool:

Oh another thing that has been overlooked on comments from current RS-4 owners is the
quality of the "FRETS" on the RS-4's! The frets on my RS-4 are the best playing and smoothest
I have ever seen or felt on any "ELECTRIC" I have owned! :thumb

Mac


Title: Re: Macsmojado's Lefty Rootbeer RS-4!
Post by: GoldTopsRock on April 04, 2010, 01:01:28 PM
Mac - how funny, you're thinkng of adding a GoldTop and I'm thinking of adding a RootBeer! ......  :roll


Title: Re: Macsmojado's Lefty Rootbeer RS-4!
Post by: macsmojado on April 04, 2010, 03:42:34 PM
Yes "GoldTopRocks" I believe that everyone needs at least one "GOLDTOP" and a "ROOTBEER" to
go along with it or "VISA-VERSA"! :guitar

Their's something about a GOLDTOP finish with P-90's that takes us all back to the early
days of the Gibson LP's that were done with P-90's! I've had visions of a GOLDTOP LP
in my head for many years! But their's a new "TONE MACHINE" in the Boutique guitar
industry that will make you a GOLDTOP with HB's or P-90's!

The Rootbeer finish is reminiscent of the old VINTAGE VIOLINS! ME LIKEY VERY MUCH!

Its actually 2 different models! :nana_guitar

A big THANKS sent out  to Jean,Matthew and the rest of the Larrivee Electric "BUILD TEAM"! :bowdown:

Mac


Title: Re: Macsmojado's Lefty Rootbeer RS-4!
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on April 10, 2010, 09:41:51 PM


A big THANKS sent out  to Jean,Matthew and the rest of the Larrivee Electric "BUILD TEAM"! :bowdown:

Mac

 :+1: