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« on: January 17, 2008, 04:32:39 PM »

The Big News from NAMM is the introduction of carved top Electrics!  Check them out at www.larriveeelectrics.com!  I have some headed my way!  JB

P.S., it looks like the Creature won the free strings for guessing correctly!  J
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2008, 04:36:23 PM »

It looks like they are having some issues with the new website, but check back later as they will hopefully have it up and running soon!  J
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2008, 05:03:55 PM »

Wow, I can't wait to see these.....come on Larrivee get that site up!   
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2008, 05:04:25 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2008, 05:18:03 PM »

Am I the only one thats a little dissapointed that this is the big news???  I actually liked the fact that Larrivee was an all acoustic builder...in recent times anyway.  This would be like Martin reissuing there electric line.....just dissapointing....IMO.  Plus I don't play electric....so oh well...

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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2008, 05:31:28 PM »

Am I the only one thats a little dissapointed that this is the big news???  I actually liked the fact that Larrivee was an all acoustic builder...in recent times anyway.  This would be like Martin reissuing there electric line.....just dissapointing....IMO.  Plus I don't play electric....so oh well...

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Blue

I'm with you Blue.
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2008, 05:36:01 PM »

Am I the only one thats a little dissapointed that this is the big news???  I actually liked the fact that Larrivee was an all acoustic builder...in recent times anyway.  This would be like Martin reissuing there electric line.....just dissapointing....IMO.  Plus I don't play electric....so oh well...

Cheers,

Blue

I wasn't disappointed cause I wasn't expecting anything to come out that I'd be interested in. I'd have been interested if they came out with some lighter built guitars, but I think thats about the only thing that would make my ears perk up.
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2008, 05:47:19 PM »

Here is the brochure.

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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2008, 05:52:47 PM »

I'm not sure I like the looks of the cutaway -- it seems a bit stubby to me compared to what I expect to see there -- and I don't know why they've gone with a 25.5" scale length rather than the shorter scale that I would expect on that configuration.  But they've done one thing absolutely right, which is separate volume and tone controls for each pickup.  To me, that's part of the essential magic of the traditional Gibson design.

Can't complain about the Lollar pickups or the long mortise and tenon, though.

I wonder how much luck they'll have at that price; they'll be competing with the higher-end production line Gibs, as well as the new Collings electrics.
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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2008, 06:06:54 PM »

Website is now live!  www.larriveeelectrics.com  J
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« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2008, 06:33:51 PM »

Oh be still my heart. I have a 80's LT1 and I have GAS!!!
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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2008, 06:40:38 PM »

The more I look at these the more I like them.  It's funny, because I've only become an LP fan in the last two years, but it's now one of my favourite tones.  Nice to know that these will be weight-relieved too.  (My own LP weighs in at about 11 lbs.!  The Bigsby doesn't help.)

I'll definitely be checking these out.   My guess is that they'll be a bit brighter and snappier than an LP, because of the longer scale.

So much for the GAS-free year.
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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2008, 06:42:06 PM »

So when do we get to start complaining that we want one with Lollar P-90s?   
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« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2008, 07:44:43 PM »

The amber and charcoal aren't doing it for me -- too PRS -- but I like the two 'bursts.
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« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2008, 08:42:11 PM »

Interesting. Taylor has the thinnest carved top and now Larrivee has the thickest. 
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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2008, 08:51:19 PM »

wow thoughs are some fine looking edlecrtics.  i like the tobaco or cherry sunburst best nice guitar
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« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2008, 08:51:49 PM »

Pass ...

I don't play electric and even if I did, I just don't find the new Larrivee's attractive to the eye.

Hopefully they sound great and everyone that buys one love it.  In the meantime, I'll stick with my OM-03-12 acoustic!

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« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2008, 11:39:36 PM »

The body shape kinda resembles an L body cutaway acoustic.
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