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Title: Father & son
Post by: headsup on June 23, 2016, 01:40:07 PM
Here's the same concept that "dad" made back in the eighties.
Two of Jean's hand wound HB pups.

Note the headstock shot?


Then I believe Matt was the prime mover behind the newer model?

Both lovely guitars indeed.


Title: Re: Father & son
Post by: Mikeymac on June 23, 2016, 02:19:17 PM
What a legacy .... all in the family!

I hope Larrivee will start building electrics again someday... and start with these Telegibs... something unique for a new generation of players (yes, I realize Mr. Beck played one way back when...).


Title: Re: Father & son
Post by: George on June 23, 2016, 02:34:20 PM
 :+1:


Title: Re: Father & son
Post by: L07 Shooting Star on June 24, 2016, 06:43:42 AM
Interestingly, the logo on the 80's version matches my 1982-83 L-07.  A relatively short-lived logo version, as I understand it.


Title: Re: Father & son
Post by: Walkerman on June 26, 2016, 07:15:39 PM
What a legacy .... all in the family!

I hope Larrivee will start building electrics again someday... and start with these Telegibs... something unique for a new generation of players (yes, I realize Mr. Beck played one way back when...).

I believe he still does.  MOF, Jeff will be playing at the Chumash casino here soon.  I wonder if he will drop in on Seymore and pick up one of the 35th anniversary Duncan models.  Imagine,  Beck playing a guitar partially made by Larrivee.


Title: Re: Father & son
Post by: Mikeymac on June 27, 2016, 09:18:02 PM
I believe he still does.  MOF, Jeff will be playing at the Chumash casino here soon.  I wonder if he will drop in on Seymore and pick up one of the 35th anniversary Duncan models.  Imagine,  Beck playing a guitar partially made by Larrivee.

Most of the time these days I see Mr. Beck playing his Fender Strat sig model... And those 35th Anniversary SD guitars were FULLY made by Larrivee (using Mr. Duncan's pickups, of course).


Title: Re: Father & son
Post by: headsup on July 17, 2016, 04:59:53 AM
technical update on this pair of guitars with, what 35 years between them in age?

been playing both, back to back, through different stage rigs.

the Vancouver  eighties one, i believe is pre C&C, with Jean's dinning room table hand wound pick ups, ebony fingerboard, & Schallers.
The "Malibu" is, I will guess, somethings son Matt has been part of, and I believe with his own pick up design.

Other than the comfy body contour on the newer model, and a couple obvious electric changes, the guitars, are very similar with regards to  output, and tonal responce.

at lower studio volumes, the Malibu has a wider frequency range, but when opened up full on tube loud, they both have terrific sonic soar....