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« Reply #40 on: January 22, 2015, 10:43:51 PM »

I own both a 2 and a 4, and also own a Gibson SG. I've not noticed that the 2 is any more neck heavy than the 4 - lighter, yes, but not neck heavy. The SG is definitely prone to headstock drop! Hope this helps.

Not trying to split hairs here...but are you saying they're both a bit neck heavy or neither.

My RS-2 is distinctly neck heavy. Such that, when standing, my left hand is lifting while fretting. If I release, the headstock drops immediately. Thinking of adding a bigsby just to balance it out, then an RS-4 to give me that non Bigsby stable mate (this is my justification..tread lightly!)
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« Reply #41 on: January 22, 2015, 11:33:02 PM »

Not trying to split hairs here...but are you saying they're both a bit neck heavy or neither.

Neither are neck heavy
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« Reply #42 on: January 23, 2015, 06:23:22 PM »

Unless I'm using a very slick strap, my RS-2 is NOT neck heavy. And it's light enough to use with a standard cloth strap, which holds it in place quite nicely. My experience, anyway.
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« Reply #43 on: January 23, 2015, 07:32:42 PM »

thanks guys. I do appreciate the feedback. I know it is possible that my guitar can vary slightly from others. It's very light. And the default strap is a Souldier, which will be on the slicker side than most (seat belt material backing). I think I'll try to find the most friction inducing material I can...suede or something...to minimize it.

Just wondered what others have experienced.
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« Reply #44 on: December 04, 2015, 05:30:19 PM »

 

I am hereby registering my electric guitar, for the record.
RS-4 Forum V #7.

Mike
L-05 too.
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« Reply #45 on: December 05, 2015, 02:46:29 AM »



I am hereby registering my electric guitar, for the record.
RS-4 Forum V #7.

Mike
L-05 too.

Welcome "officially" into the fold.

I guess I should also register my 'new to me' RS-4, purchased from another member of this Forum a few weeks ago.

Candy Blue, Gen III pickups I believe (haven't been under the hood yet).
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« Reply #46 on: January 07, 2016, 01:06:47 PM »

I thought I would pull this thread back up and see if anyone else wants to add their electric additions (including pics) to this thread...

...I'll go first, with my almost new 2012 Bakersfield (I did just get it back with Larrivee built pickups in it!).



Thats a nice looking guitar been trying to find one of these - never got to play one as yet

 how is if for bending strings ?
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« Reply #47 on: January 07, 2016, 03:02:49 PM »

It's great for bending strings. The neck is 1.75" wide at the nut, and it's a full inch deep from top of fretboard to back of neck - so it's a full, stout neck.

Full disclosure - I don't own the Bakersfield anymore. Loved the guitar and the quality, just found that I'm not a Tele player as much as a Strat player, so I decided to let it go so I could invest the money in other things. But these are fantastic, Tele-style guitars.

I would love to have one of the new ones with the stop tail bridge and two humbuckers in it; that's a guitar I would use regularly! (It's the one in back in the pic below.)

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1979 L-19
1992 OM-05    
2010 D-03 w/Italian Spruce top
2010 RS-4 in Candy Blue
2013 C-10 Italian Spruce/Silver Oak
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