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Title: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: madoclake on July 20, 2010, 09:17:05 PM
I found a Larrivee Voodoo electric guitar. It is a V shape. Anyone got info?


Title: Re: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: Randy_R on July 20, 2010, 09:36:44 PM
I found a Larrivee Voodoo electric guitar. It is a V shape. Anyone got info?

Its rare. post a picture...



Title: Re: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: Dale_I on July 20, 2010, 10:11:14 PM
"Found" meaning you purchased it, or that you've seen one for sale? If you haven't purchased it, I'm pertty sure some forumites would be interested in the where-abouts of it.


Title: Re: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: madoclake on July 21, 2010, 05:03:25 PM
Picture is attached.

Used guitar dealer has possession. I am considering buying it. I just don't know very much about it. I called the seller. He doesn't have any backgound either. Just says he thinks it is mid-eighties. I was hoping someone on the Forum knew a bit about this guitar. Any one know much about the Voodoo?

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Title: Re: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: ducktrapper on July 21, 2010, 05:44:08 PM
I have it's sister. It's a killer little axe. If it's not too much, I'd snag it.



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Title: Re: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: madoclake on July 21, 2010, 07:20:48 PM
Got no point of reference. Not sure about rules. Ducktrapper knows ducks have bills and it needs six. No idea.


Title: Re: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: ducktrapper on July 21, 2010, 08:22:01 PM
Got no point of reference. Not sure about rules. Ducktrapper knows ducks have bills and it needs six. No idea.

Mine cost me four of my bills. It's an Ebaby. I can't tell what kind of pup from the pic. Mine has a hand wound Jean Larrivée model. Nice fast neck. Ebony fb is interesting. Light body. I don't know what it is. Alder perhaps. One pup, one volume pot. Simple as snot. It seemed like a decent deal at the time. The one you show appears to have some kind of Bigsby like thing going on. The V's have more panache, perhaps so they might go for a little more. I couldn't say. All I can say for sure is, if mine is any indication and you favour V's, it could easily be a very nice addition to anyone's collection.  


Title: Re: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: Dale_I on July 21, 2010, 09:30:32 PM
If you wanted more info on it, you can probably pull the serial number off of it and email it Larrivee. Ask what woods, pick ups, etc are used. It won't give you any help pricing it, but it would define exactly what you're getting.


Title: Re: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on July 21, 2010, 09:42:56 PM
Picture is attached.

Used guitar dealer has possession. I am considering buying it. I just don't know very much about it. I called the seller. He doesn't have any backgound either. Just says he thinks it is mid-eighties. I was hoping someone on the Forum knew a bit about this guitar. Any one know much about the Voodoo?

I'll give you 600 for it - reference enough :? Don't see too many like that. Don't hesitate


Title: Re: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: Tycho on July 21, 2010, 11:37:55 PM
I am no fan of '80s-era pointy-head guitars, but the Larrivees are considered to be very good examples of the genre.  As you may know, the story is that the bottom had dropped out of the acoustic market in the '80s, so Larrivee got into electrics to keep the company alive, and of course they made the kinds of electrics that were popular at the time.  When the acoustic market bounced back, Larrivee dropped the electrics (until the new RS-4 a couple of years ago).  Everything I've read suggests that they put as much care into these electrics as they always did (and do) into their acoustics.


Title: Re: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: scuba on September 27, 2011, 01:15:34 AM
Hi, I found this forum while searching for more information on a guitar project that I'd like to restore. It belonged to my son, he bought it used in the '90s and converted it from left handed to right handed. I'd like to restore it to as close to its original condition as I can. Does anyone know what the original pickups were? Any tips on getting stickers off?  :whistling:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/phapster/Guitars/Projects/IMG_4724.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/phapster/Guitars/Projects/IMG_4726-1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/phapster/Guitars/Projects/IMG_4728.jpg)


Title: Re: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on September 27, 2011, 02:53:19 AM
Does anyone know what the original pickups were?

The early ( 82 to about 84) had mainly EMG pickups. Later Larrivée   built a pickup winding machine  and produced in house PUPS.  it became the stock pickup for LS and RS electrics, while the EMGs were offered as an extra cost option.

Replacement pickups were fighting for market share then as well with many samples from companies trying to get OEM business and if those PUPS had acceptable performance, the test guitars were sold with them installed. So you could find a 80's Larrivée electric with pickups other than Larrivée  or EMG. It wouldn't necessarily mean the pickups had been replaced.

Hope this helps some - guess you can't go wrong with EMG installed :arrow

The model you have I do not see often and I believe would still have been called an RS ( neck-thru) or LS ( bolt on neck)


Title: Re: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: Barefoot Rob on September 27, 2011, 02:54:53 AM
The bridge is a Kahler top mount on both no spring mount thru to the back.What pu's I couldn't tell you,More then likely there Schaller tuners.


Title: Re: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: abalone at last on September 27, 2011, 03:10:52 AM
scuba

you'll have a devill of a time making it original.....if you plan on playing it go with dimarzio crunch lab and tone zone...nickel strings and take a lesson,,,,,,total cost with wiring and lesson 500 donuts :donut

almost forgot ...see if your son still has his Marshall halfstack,,,if not another 2000 for a Mesa rig and your neighbors will never bother you again... :coffee


Title: Re: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: scuba on September 27, 2011, 08:08:16 PM
Thank you for the information!

It is a set neck (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/phapster/Guitars/Projects/IMG_4730-1.jpg), not a bolt on.

I have the original left-handed Schaller tuners and Kahler whammy and will check craigslist for EMG pickups.

He played it through a 100 watt Randall half stack with an Acoustic 6 x 10" bass cab on the bottom. The neighbours were thankful when he moved.  :winkin:


Title: Re: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: Mikeymac on September 29, 2011, 08:56:44 PM
scuba ... are you restoring it as a lefty or as a righty?

And ducktrapper - is your Tele-style neck-through or bolt on? Can't tell from that pic...


Title: Re: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: scuba on September 29, 2011, 09:59:37 PM
scuba ... are you restoring it as a lefty or as a righty?
It really works best at a Lefty- the controls really get in the way for using right-handed.
Any idea what type of knobs it had?
(the guitar got stripped by my son, he left it in my basement, but doesn't remember what he did with the missing parts)


Title: Re: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: Mikeymac on September 29, 2011, 10:12:29 PM
It probably had the black, Gibson style "speed knobs" but I don't know for sure...others here who know these better will chime in.

Do you play lefty?


Title: Re: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on September 29, 2011, 10:49:35 PM

Any idea what type of knobs it had?
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Title: Re: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: scuba on September 30, 2011, 06:41:09 PM
It probably had the black, Gibson style "speed knobs" but I don't know for sure...others here who know these better will chime in.

Do you play lefty?
Thanks, I've got some of those style of knobs, though now that I look at it, it only has a Volume, no Tone.
What little I play is right-handed. I'm hoping to get it back into playable condition in order to sell it for him.


Title: Re: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on September 30, 2011, 08:24:59 PM
What little I play is right-handed. I'm hoping to get it back into playable condition in order to sell it for him.

You might want to rethink that Friend. From what I have seen this guitars go for in the last few years it will be difficult to get your $ back


Title: Re: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: Mikeymac on September 30, 2011, 09:40:13 PM
I'm wondering why one of the moderators hasn't moved this discussion to the electric forum yet? Other threads get moved all the time...


Title: Re: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: Mikeymac on September 30, 2011, 09:43:52 PM
You might want to rethink that Friend. From what I have seen this guitars go for in the last few years it will be difficult to get your $ back

I agree with JOYCEfromNS's assessment on this - you'll probably come out ahead if you sell this as is - with whatever original parts (and case if you have it). You could easily put $4-500 into it and only get $350-450 for it in this economy. I think you might be able to get at least $350 for it as is...

It's not a model I'm really interested in (and I play lefty), but there are a number of lefty players here who might save you all that work and expense ... then, of course, there is a much larger market potential on e-bay...

... one more observation ... looks like it had a locking nut at one time...and it has extra holes on the back too (where the original strap button was). It will take a LOT of work to get this back up to original condition...


Title: Re: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: Randy_R on September 30, 2011, 11:22:53 PM
I'm wondering why one of the moderators hasn't moved this discussion to the electric forum yet? Other threads get moved all the time...

not too often. a couple a week.


Title: Re: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: Mikeymac on September 30, 2011, 11:23:53 PM
Thanks, Randy ... more folks will see this here.


Title: Re: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on October 01, 2011, 02:08:55 AM
... one more observation ... looks like it had a locking nut at one time...and it has extra holes on the back too (where the original strap button was). It will take a LOT of work to get this back up to original condition...

I support Mike's numbers. Can't think of a better Lefty who would give this the luv it needs


Title: Re: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: Mikeymac on October 01, 2011, 04:20:47 AM
I support Mike's numbers. Can't think of a better Lefty who would give this the luv it needs

I'm not in the market for it ... pointy guitars aren't my thing (beyond maybe an SG!). I'm just trying to save him some frustration, time and money. Someone around here would probably be interested, though.

P.S. Hope the original poster of the lefty Larrivee can find this thread (now that I requested it be moved here!)


Title: Re: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on October 01, 2011, 05:12:25 AM
I'm not in the market for it ... pointy guitars aren't my thing (beyond maybe an SG!). I'm just trying to save him some frustration, time and money. Someone around here would probably be interested, though.


These pointy guitars are pretty darn good very undervalued in the marketplace tho for I suspect mainly  the reason you indicate. Wish i waz a lefty :tongue:


Title: Re: Larrivee Voodoo Electric
Post by: mrkhorne on July 02, 2012, 10:50:40 AM
Thanks, I've got some of those style of knobs, though now that I look at it, it only has a Volume, no Tone.
What little I play is right-handed. I'm hoping to get it back into playable condition in order to sell it for him.

What did you do with the V guitar? If its for sale

Please let me know

Ive been searchign for one

MY email is Elias_homo @hotmail.com