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Title: Bakersfield in pictures (taking the tour...)
Post by: Mikeymac on January 21, 2012, 04:43:46 PM
Okay, FINALLY, some time this morning to take a few pictures of my lefty Bakersfield - #1 out of the Oxnard plant!

Here you go...enjoy!

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i189/Mikeymac58/Larrivee%20Bakersfield/P1210203.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i189/Mikeymac58/Larrivee%20Bakersfield/P1210204.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i189/Mikeymac58/Larrivee%20Bakersfield/P1210205.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i189/Mikeymac58/Larrivee%20Bakersfield/P1210207.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i189/Mikeymac58/Larrivee%20Bakersfield/P1210208.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i189/Mikeymac58/Larrivee%20Bakersfield/P1210209.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i189/Mikeymac58/Larrivee%20Bakersfield/P1210210.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i189/Mikeymac58/Larrivee%20Bakersfield/P1210214.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i189/Mikeymac58/Larrivee%20Bakersfield/P1210216.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i189/Mikeymac58/Larrivee%20Bakersfield/P1210217.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i189/Mikeymac58/Larrivee%20Bakersfield/P1210213.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i189/Mikeymac58/Larrivee%20Bakersfield/P1210212.jpg)

Thank you, Jean, Matthew and Larrivee staff!!!

 :donut :donut2 :coffee :donut :coffee :donut2


Title: Re: Bakersfield in pictures (taking the tour...)
Post by: Mikeymac on January 21, 2012, 04:46:55 PM
And a couple more shots ... of all my "Telly's" and Tele mongrels:

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i189/Mikeymac58/Larrivee%20Bakersfield/P1210220.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i189/Mikeymac58/Larrivee%20Bakersfield/P1210218.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i189/Mikeymac58/Larrivee%20Bakersfield/P1210219.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i189/Mikeymac58/Larrivee%20Bakersfield/JeanMatthewLarrivee.jpg)

 :bgrin: :thumb :thumbsup :bowdown:


Title: Re: Bakersfield in pictures (taking the tour...)
Post by: bacchus on January 21, 2012, 05:04:58 PM
Man that is a nice case  :tongue:

Seriously, that is a beautiful guitar.  Love the grain pattern on both sides and the finish is exquisite.  How do you like it with that mini in the neck?


Title: Re: Bakersfield in pictures (taking the tour...)
Post by: Barefoot Rob on January 21, 2012, 06:18:38 PM
I was never comfortable with the contours of the body.What do you think of them?I will say they seem closer to the original 50's fender which I don't seem to mind.

Also I notice that your SX tele has the reversed control plate with the volumn first then the tone then the toggel,how do you like that setup and have you considered doing the same with your Larrivee?

One more thing what guage you string it with?

One more thing the burst is beautiful on the Larrivee,I love the min. black and red before the red blends in  :thumb to Jean for one of the best burst I've seen in a long time.


Title: Re: Bakersfield in pictures (taking the tour...)
Post by: Mikeymac on January 21, 2012, 06:34:30 PM
I was never comfortable with the contours of the body.What do you think of them?I will say they seem closer to the original 50's fender which I don't seem to mind.

Thanks for reminding me, unclrob; I meant to take a pic of the side of the body so you could see the arm and tummy cuts. They're not drastic at all; they're just enough to take of that "edge" on both sides of the body for some comfort.

One of the guys who looked at my Tele in the shop also mentioned this...he really likes the plain old slab body. I told him I thought Larrivee might be willing to make him one without the bevels if he wanted to order it that way...of course, I'm speaking with no authority...but Larrivee did grant my request for an all satin RS-2 back when they all had gloss bodies and satin necks...being a small shop, they can be a lot more flexible with customer requests.


Title: Re: Bakersfield in pictures (taking the tour...)
Post by: Mikeymac on January 21, 2012, 06:40:10 PM
Also I notice that your SX tele has the reversed control plate with the volumn first then the tone then the toggel,how do you like that setup and have you considered doing the same with your Larrivee?

One more thing what guage you string it with?

One more thing the burst is beautiful on the Larrivee,I love the min. black and red before the red blends in  :thumb to Jean for one of the best burst I've seen in a long time.

I like the flipped control plate, but I haven't decided if I'll do it on the Larrivee yet. It does get the volume knob and switch away from each other, which I really like.

It feels like it currently has 10-46 strings on it, and based on the colored ball ends, they're either D'addario or Cleartones. I prefer a set that runs 9.5, 12, 16, 26, 36, 46...so sometime down the road I'll change 'em. These do feel a little stiff to me on the unwound strings, so when I change 'em, I'll go to that lighter gauge.

And yes, the burst on this thing is beautiful. It's got three colors in it, but not as distinct as on the SX. It's almost like it's 2 colors, but they blend into a nice red in the middle.


Title: Re: Bakersfield in pictures (taking the tour...)
Post by: Mikeymac on January 21, 2012, 10:21:07 PM
I was never comfortable with the contours of the body.What do you think of them?I will say they seem closer to the original 50's fender which I don't seem to mind.

Okay, Rob, here are a few more pics to try to give you some idea of the body contours...

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Title: Re: Bakersfield in pictures (taking the tour...)
Post by: Mikeymac on January 21, 2012, 10:22:52 PM
...and a few more...

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Title: Re: Bakersfield in pictures (taking the tour...)
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on January 21, 2012, 10:25:59 PM
What is there not to luv about that :? Very beautiful Guitar there Friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Bakersfield in pictures (taking the tour...)
Post by: Mikeymac on January 21, 2012, 10:40:00 PM
What is there not to luv about that :? Very beautiful Guitar there Friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Exactly - it's just an amazing, wonderful piece of art and craftsmanship!

And unfortunately, my pics don't do it justice; the coloring on mine in person is exactly like the one on Larrivee's website...so don't be afraid that their Tobacco Burst doesn't live up to what's pictured there - it does!

So I have to post it ... one ... more ... time.

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Title: Re: Bakersfield in pictures (taking the tour...)
Post by: bacchus on January 21, 2012, 11:09:51 PM
I just have to reiterate how gorgeous and well done that burst is.  That alone makes me want to get my hands on one of these.


Title: Re: Bakersfield in pictures (taking the tour...)
Post by: Barefoot Rob on January 22, 2012, 04:31:08 AM
Thanks for the pix of the contour,they are very close to a 55 strat contours that I use when I contour bodies for some of my clients.


Title: Re: Bakersfield in pictures (taking the tour...)
Post by: teacycle on January 22, 2012, 08:31:05 AM
Man, you're makin' the wait for mine even worse now. :nice guitar:
Hopefully it will arrive soon.
It's a righty though with a rosewood fretboard.
Cheers


Title: Re: Bakersfield in pictures (taking the tour...)
Post by: Barefoot Rob on January 22, 2012, 04:11:07 PM
Rev how do you like the bridge saddle's,do they offer good intonation?I've never been a fan but thats just me,but I have some clients that have asked about them.


Title: Re: Bakersfield in pictures (taking the tour...)
Post by: Mikeymac on January 23, 2012, 06:58:07 PM
Rev how do you like the bridge saddle's,do they offer good intonation?I've never been a fan but thats just me,but I have some clients that have asked about them.

I haven't checked the intonation with a tuner yet, but it seems to be very good from the playing I've done so far; I'll check it soon and get back to you.


Title: Re: Bakersfield in pictures (taking the tour...)
Post by: SouthpawGuy on January 23, 2012, 09:02:54 PM
(http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39111.0;attach=13501;image)

Very nice, congrats !  :cheers

How are the frets ? Are they wide / thin / low /high ?


Title: Re: Bakersfield in pictures (taking the tour...)
Post by: Mr_LV19E on January 23, 2012, 10:11:36 PM
(http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39111.0;attach=13501;image)

Very nice, congrats !  :cheers

How are the frets ? Are they wide / thin / low /high ?



From the Larrivee website. (http://www.larrivee.com/instruments/electrics/bakersfield/bakersfieldspecs.php)

Fretwire   Warmoth 6105 (.096 x .047" narrow and tall)
Radius   Hybrid 12" compound ...more All of our Bakersfield fret surfaces are CNC machined to a precise shape. The radius from the nut to the 14th fret is a solid 12" radius; while the radius on the fall away compounds into a 16" radius.


Title: Re: Bakersfield in pictures (taking the tour...)
Post by: Mikeymac on January 24, 2012, 01:28:22 AM
Fretwire   Warmoth 6105 (.096 x .047" narrow and tall)
Radius   Hybrid 12" compound ...more All of our Bakersfield fret surfaces are CNC machined to a precise shape. The radius from the nut to the 14th fret is a solid 12" radius; while the radius on the fall away compounds into a 16" radius.

Thanks for that info, Mr_LV19E; I compared it to a Warmoth neck with the 6105 fretwire and thought the Larrivee's felt a little taller/larger, but it might be the same.

Also, unclrob - I checked the intonation and it was right-on on every string! So those compensated saddles do help.


Title: Re: Bakersfield in pictures (taking the tour...)
Post by: Walkerman on January 31, 2012, 12:49:14 AM
The thing about JCL is he is a "wood" man.  You really do get the best wood with a Larrivee.
Now, Matthew is an elecrtronics man.....put them together....... :cheers