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« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2010, 03:16:45 PM »

Looks like they're using all the top notch hardware throughout, though...way to go!

 SO my dealer ordered my lefty Rootbeer specifically for me...does that make them a 'Larrivee electric dealer'?

I would say you definitely made him one. Maybe he will get more in for people to try?? Now there is a thought 
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« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2010, 03:50:18 PM »

JOYCEfromNS,

You can count on me sharing pics of my Rootbeer RS-4 ASAP! Man just when I am about
to "GAS OUT" waiting on this RS-4 along comes the "RS-2"  drool

MORE GAS! wacko Just what I needed! Ha!

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« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2010, 04:33:27 PM »

I would say you definitely made him one. Maybe he will get more in for people to try?? Now there is a thought 

I think a lot of dealers will be interested in giving these RS-2s a try because of the excellent price - $1695 means many of them will be able to price them around 30% lower than that, or around $1199-1249 (don't know what 'MAP' will be, and I'm sure Jason can't post that here?).

I will definitely be pushing my dealer to give these a shot...they've seen how nice my RS-4 is, and they know how happy I am with it.

In doing a quick comparison to a Collings 290 electric (all hog, two P-90 pickups), the Collings is obviously a beautiful, well crafted instrument, but it also lists for $3,100; I saw it priced at $2,790 at one dealer in California. The Collings will no doubt be seen by many as a more sophisticated design with some flair missing in the Larrivee RS-2, but you can't ignore that it will cost around twice the price for that extra *bling* - you could have two RS-2s for the price (one w/P-90s, one with 'buckers if you so desire)! And in the tone/quality department, the Larrivee's pickups and hardware are a match for the Collings - no skimping there!

Gibson's prices are so ridiculous for their P-90 all hog models, and the quality is hit and miss (yes, there are some great ones, but also some dogs), the Larrivee is a no-brainer in comparison to the original! Unless, of course, you suffer from 'headstock-itis'.
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« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2010, 12:10:02 AM »

Just did some comparison shopping between the RS-2 and some *similar* Gibsons...I tried to compare features to give you an idea how they compare in features and list price.
Here are the results:

Larrivee RS-2
open coil Larrivee design humbuckers
premium pots & capacitors
tune-o-matic bridge/stop tailpiece
bound neck, dots on fingerboard
deluxe hardshell case
List price: $1695

Gibson SG Classic
2 P-90 pickups
bound neck
tune-o-matic bridge/stop tailpiece
deluxe gigbag
List price: $1537

SG Special
open coil buckers
tune-o-matic/stop tailpiece
"multi-piece mahogany body" (!)
unbound one-piece neck
gigbag
List price: $1799

LP Junior single cut
1 P-90 pickup
thin body
unbound neck
wraparound one piece bridge
gigbag
List price: $1199

1960 LP Special Double Cutaway VOS
2 P-90 pickups
premium pots & capacitors
bound neck
wraparound one piece bridge
deluxe hardshell case
List price: $3527

1957 LP Junior Single Cut VOS
ONE P-90!!!
premium pots & capacitors (one of each ... ahem!)
unbound neck
wrap around one piece bridge
Deluxe case
List price: $3527

(there is also a Junior Double Cut VOS, same features and price as above)

Well, that about wraps it up...the Larrivee compares well to what Gibson is offering in similar dress. If you're a purist who has to have the headstock, or you're convinced that nitro lacquer = better tone, then go for the Gibsons...I like what the Larrivee brings to the gun fight!

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« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2010, 03:02:27 AM »

Hey Rev,

Gotta throw this in that the POTS,CAPACITORS and PICKUPS on the GIBBY SG SPECIAL,SG CLASSIC
and LES PAUL SPECIAL are truly "PATHETIC" compared to the Larrivee RS-2's counterparts!So
those prices being fairly close are truly "Misleading" in comparison to the RS-2!

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« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2010, 01:37:53 PM »

I will ask my rep if there is any discussion about pickup choices in the RS-2.  Hopefully they will take the suggestion of P-90s to heart.  Maybe there is room for an RS-3 with P-90s?   
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« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2010, 09:39:09 PM »

I will ask my rep if there is any discussion about pickup choices in the RS-2.  Hopefully they will take the suggestion of P-90s to heart.  Maybe there is room for an RS-3 with P-90s?   
J

No reason to do that, as the RS-4 model is available with either humbuckers or P-90's, without a model change.

The "RS-3" would have to be the ARCHTOP all mahogany model...
 
I'm going to be sending Matthew an e-mail asking if the P-90's are possible on this one; I'll report back what I find out.

EDITED TO ADD: E-mail sent.
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« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2010, 12:12:14 AM »

Jerry Welch at Jerry's Lefty Guitars just confirmed the RS-2's will be offered with
>>>>>>>>>>>>>Drum Roll> P-90's!! !

He spoke with the Larrrivee Rep. that he orders his LEFTY LARRIVEE's from!
That's a "BIG OLE 10-4" their Larrivee Fans! +1

I think an Amber RS-2 with P-90's should be a sufficient match to go along with
my Rootbeer RS-4! Whadda Ya Think? bigrin

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« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2010, 12:35:01 AM »

That is correct, Larrivee confirmed to me today that they would be offering both pickup configurations as options.  That should make some folks happy!  J
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« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2010, 01:25:23 AM »

That is correct, Larrivee confirmed to me today that they would be offering both pickup configurations as options.  That should make some folks happy!  J

I'm happy! 

AND...I'm in for TWO of these!!!  
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« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2010, 01:25:54 AM »

Wonder if Larrivee gonna start making mini humbuckers            blush

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« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2010, 01:26:31 AM »

Wonder if Larrivee gonna start making mini humbuckers            blush



Now STOP that!!!  angry
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« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2010, 01:27:05 AM »

I'm happy! 

AND...I'm in for TWO of these!!!  

rev you gotter bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2010, 01:34:40 AM »

rev you gotter bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Look who's talking...the guy who has THREE RS-4s!!!!!!!  

And yeah...I know a good deal when I see one...

...RS-2 with P-90's...RS-2 with 'buckers...

...so don't EVEN bring up mini-humbuckers...

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« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2010, 02:39:46 AM »

JOYCEfromNS and Mikeymac,

You two have officially gone "BOINKERS"  wacko over the Larrivee Electrics!
I am sure that this dreaded "G.A.S."  crying will get into my system at "WARP SPEED"
  when I get my RS-4 in my hands!Matt told me in an e-mail today that my RS-4
didn't get shipped out today due to after stringing it up he detected a small buzz so
he re-leveled the frets (Normal for Final Setup) so my RS-4 is "MONEY" when I get it!

Which means it should get shipped out on Monday!

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« Reply #35 on: March 13, 2010, 02:57:28 AM »


Which means it should get shipped out on Monday!

Mac 

You're in for a real treat, Mac!  drool

We'll see who has recurring GAS after you've had one of these in your hands!

Of course, I knew it would be awesome, based on my acoustic Larrivees...and I was right. 
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« Reply #36 on: March 13, 2010, 04:04:12 AM »

Playing electric guitar is not my thing. Still I am thrilled to see Larrivee pressing ahead with exciting new products.
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« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2010, 11:10:00 PM »

Playing electric guitar is not my thing. Still I am thrilled to see Larrivee pressing ahead with exciting new products.

How about the rest of us? When did you start playing electric? Before acoustic? after?

I started playing electric in high school, about a year or so after starting on acoustic...this is around '71. But I didn't own a "good" electric in those days - although I did have a Music Man 210 amp for awhile in college ('77-'78 or so) - didn't keep it long - stupid me!

Kept playing acoustic over the years and dabbled in electric. Then around '95 I got serious about electric and built my own Warmoth lefty. That was the beginning of a whole new journey into tube amps, pedals, etc. I've since built another 6-7 lefty Warmoths, including a right-handed Tele for my son's high school graduation present last year. It's a sickness, I tell you! But I love it.

I've owned quite a few different electrics over the past 15 years, including an '05 American Standard Strat, and a '98 Heritage 535 (335 clone); don't have either of them anymore. But the RS-4 is the nicest electric I've ever owned - also the most expensive. But it IS worth EVERY PENNY! It's a keeper; like my Larrivee acoustics!
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« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2010, 11:10:38 PM »

That is correct, Larrivee confirmed to me today that they would be offering both pickup configurations as options.  That should make some folks happy!  J

So, Jason, do you have any of these on order?

I'm getting the itch to order the RS-2 with P-90's ... and it may happen sooner rather than later; just finished my taxes...

Anyone else here order one yet?

JOYCEfrom NS? (You're the most likely 'victim' it seems!)
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« Reply #39 on: March 17, 2010, 03:00:42 PM »

My RS-4 is easily the best electric guitar I have ever owned and simply as good as any I've played. I think there is an RS-2 with P-90s lurking in my future. "Hey, honey! Look! Another guitar." Oh well, she loves me and drives a new car while I drive one that was built in '95.
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