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« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2012, 08:18:08 PM »

Well, the P-90s ARE single coil pickups, too. So it's not a stretch for Matthew to make other styles of single coils...

...I don't think PICKUPS are what Larrivee was/is talking about on their facebook page, though...just guessin' (!)  whistling

Oops ... okay, now I've seen the pic Matthew posted on facebook a couple hours ago. Could be a "strat-style" w/o pickguard, as someone suggested above ("super-strat"). Looks interesting, especially if it has a decent trem and a bucker in the bridge - that's one strat set-up I don't have (HSS).
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« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2012, 08:40:08 PM »

Come to think of it, I really don't have any 6 string 'shredder' guitars HMMMMMMM...

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« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2012, 06:19:46 PM »

Curious that they are going with "traditional" style guitars, (Tele and speculative strat), haven't they already been down this road in the eighties?
I concur with the idea of a semi acoustic though.....just saying'.
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« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2012, 07:25:18 PM »

WooHoo!!!! I was wrong, and I'm man enough to admit it. And be happy about it. Got a name for it, yet?
So far there's

Monterey
Bakersfield
Ventura


Maybe they'll call it the "Oxnard"  
Maybe "La Puente" or the "Menlo Park"


On second thought, maybe not.  Any other guesses.......?
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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2012, 10:20:39 PM »

Pt. Hueneme?

El Segundo?

Solvang?

I know!...

... Santa Barbara!

With a nice, corinthian leather pick guard!

  

The Pismo would actually be kinda cool. Only because Pismo IS a cool place, but I guess there are too many ways to make fun of that one...

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« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2012, 03:54:09 AM »

So far there's

Monterey
Bakersfield
Ventura


Maybe they'll call it the "Oxnard"   
Maybe "La Puente" or the "Menlo Park"


On second thought, maybe not.  Any other guesses.......?

The Fillmore ... the Woodstock ... Would they dare call it the Fullerton (or does G&L have that one locked up)? Could they get away with The Tavares...?
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« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2012, 04:36:09 AM »

Why are they doing this to us?  They obviously have it finished and electronics installed.  Far as I can tell it just needs strings !  UGH!

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« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2012, 06:56:14 AM »

Curious that they are going with "traditional" style guitars, (Tele and speculative strat), haven't they already been down this road in the eighties?
I concur with the idea of a semi acoustic though.....just saying'.

I don't think they've really been down this traditional style road before as you suggest, but I could be completely wrong.  My knowledge about that period is very limited.  From what I know about their 80's electrics, which isn't a lot and mostly from pictures, they were not so much "traditional" style guitars.  My impression is they had mostly  modern or in-vogue bodies (for the eighty's, at least).  So they had sharp angles and pointy "horns" so to speak, not?

A strat-style to compliment the other recent ones would be nice.  No doubt it would be a top value guitar.  But there are just so many strat clones out there already.   So I wonder about that.  Hey, maybe there's a new twist or inovation on the prototype that hasn't been fully explored yet.  If there is, Larrivee could implement it as well as or better than any maker I can think of. 
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« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2012, 05:20:13 PM »

The Bakersfield made sense as a follow up, "working man's guitar" after the SD35 they built for Seymour Duncan.

A strat "clone" doesn't make as much sense, but since the pic on the facebook page showed a pickup screwed into the top wood - with NO pickguard - it doesn't look like a straight Strat clone.

The color throws me off, too. I know Larrivee does a few solid colors on these electrics, but I'm so used to my three that all have natural wood color showing through the tops...

 

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« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2012, 04:02:40 AM »

Maybe they are putting a an 80's style super strat.
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« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2012, 01:11:51 PM »

Doesn't anybody remember the strat body that was 'accidentally' shown in someone's tour of getting a Bakersfield made?  That was posted probably 4 months ago.

I will probably go down-market on my next electric.  I've been eyeing an Epiphone Nighthawk Custom since getting to play one a couple weeks ago.  What a nice all-around electric guitar with tons of tonal variety from Strat to LP.  AND no doggoned tune-o-matic bridge.  AND light.  Anyone want to buy a MIM Fat Strat?
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« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2012, 02:03:23 PM »

So far there's

Monterey
Bakersfield
Ventura


Maybe they'll call it the "Oxnard"  
Maybe "La Puente" or the "Menlo Park"


On second thought, maybe not.  Any other guesses.......?
maybe
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Modesto
Ontario
Pomona
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« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2012, 03:34:58 PM »

i wonder if they're re-releasing their double cutaway guitars from the 80's.  i think one w/ a fixed bridge would be great.  ...also, a different headstock.

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« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2012, 06:40:51 PM »

Yes. With the same attention to history and detail that I put in the Humbucker.


On questioning who was making the pickups, Matt replied above. This would lead me to believe it's going to be more traditional than a Super Strat. Something to compliment the Bakersfield. Then again ... I was wrong about whether Matt was winding the single coils or not. 
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« Reply #34 on: March 18, 2012, 09:06:59 PM »


The color throws me off, too. I know Larrivee does a few solid colors on these electrics, but I'm so used to my three that all have natural wood color showing through the tops...


Oddly for me when I think of a strat it's never classic" sunburst it's always painted wacko
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« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2012, 02:09:52 AM »


A strat-style to compliment the other recent ones would be nice.  No doubt it would be a top value guitar.  But there are just so many strat clones out there already.   So I wonder about that.  Hey, maybe there's a new twist or inovation on the prototype that hasn't been fully explored yet.  If there is, Larrivee could implement it as well as or better than any maker I can think of. 

I agree with this 100%.  The emphasized text is all too true.  But it will satisfy the jones of certain current Larrivee owners that pine for a strat, but will pay quite a bit extra to have a Larrivee version.  I just wish they could draw in new customers.

I wonder if they've done any customer queries on what the conquest percentage is for the Bakersfield - that is, what percentage of the purchasers of the Bakersfield are new to Larrivee.  My guess is that it's rather low.
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« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2012, 03:48:28 PM »

A Strat, is a Strat, is a Strat...ad nauseum.

If it were more of a hybrid, like a PRS, with a set neck and little bit lighter body.... I MAY have to own one!

I can't quite see in the pic if that is a bolt-on, or set neck. Maybe someone with better eyes can tell?
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« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2012, 06:21:36 PM »

A Strat, is a Strat, is a Strat...ad nauseum.

If it were more of a hybrid, like a PRS, with a set neck and little bit lighter body.... I MAY have to own one!

I can't quite see in the pic if that is a bolt-on, or set neck. Maybe someone with better eyes can tell?
The line around the fingerboard makes it look like it's a bolt-on ... but I could be wrong...
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« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2012, 07:17:44 PM »

I agree with this 100%.  The emphasized text is all too true.  But it will satisfy the jones of certain current Larrivee owners that pine for a strat, but will pay quite a bit extra to have a Larrivee version.  I just wish they could draw in new customers.

I wonder if they've done any customer queries on what the conquest percentage is for the Bakersfield - that is, what percentage of the purchasers of the Bakersfield are new to Larrivee.  My guess is that it's rather low.

Matthew told me the Bakersfields are selling beyong their wildest expectations.
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« Reply #39 on: March 19, 2012, 07:27:16 PM »

That is very good news.  I hope their electrics take off.  As we all know, the RS4 is way too far under the radar to make me comfortable :D
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