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« on: April 26, 2012, 09:38:03 PM »

just looked at a very cool Larivee electric circa 1985 Looks like an Gibson Explorer!
Any idea of the model name specs etc? Im a newbie in BC Canada
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 09:52:38 PM »

 welcome  Ron

A couple questions re the 80's Larrivee Electric:

how many pickups does it have

Is it a bolt-on neck 

Does it have a maple cap
 gotpics?

One thing for sure is the craftmanship and parts ( if all original) will be top shelf. Having said this, it is one of the most undervalued vintage electric guitars of existence  wacko
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 10:10:05 PM »

The electric guitars underwent many changes over production period of early 80's to very early 90's.  There are two main  model s: bolt-on necks and neck-thru-bodies. Bolt-on neck guitars had model names beginning with "L" (for Larrivee) and neck-thru-body designs had names beginning with "R" ( of which I have yet to hear a rational reason why). Numbers were used to designate pickup configuration, as follows:

    1 - Single humbucker in bridge position
    2 - Double humbuckers
    3 - Three single coils
    4 - Two single coils plus a humbucker in the bridge position

Thus, an LS-3 was a bolt on neck design with 3 single coil pickups. An RS-2 would be a neck-thru-body design with 2 humbuckers. Body designs were not copies, exactly, but they were certainly derivative. The "S" in LS-3 stood for "Strat" derived body (Larrivee Strat -style -3 pickup), while an LT-2 would have been a "Tele" derived body.

It should be noted the the current Larrivee Electric models do not follow this naming pattern in any way.

 
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012, 10:59:54 PM »

I will get pics and post them tomorrow!
Thanks in advance for your help!
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2012, 12:13:11 AM »

Hi It is a R4 then!
I bought it, plays awesome will post pics when I can figure out how to
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2012, 12:33:34 AM »

Hi It is a R4 then!
I bought it, plays awesome will post pics when I can figure out how to
Ron

Congrats!!!!!!!

You will need 10 posts before you are enabled to post pics direct here or you can use an external site like photo bucket etc. Maybe rapid fire some posts,  # PUPS in one post color in another, condition in another we don't mind as we luv pics here  blush

10 post to enable is a safeguard to the Spam out there.

Also please give The Forum Rules a quick read only takes 2 or 3 minutes and forms a basis to who we all are here.

 
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2012, 02:26:47 PM »

It is black almost identical to an Explorer
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2012, 02:29:29 PM »

It has 2 single and 1 double pu
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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2012, 02:32:32 PM »

Lovely Schaller tuners, tunamatic style bridge, a Long and McQuade sticker on rear of headstock marked June 1985
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« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2012, 02:41:31 PM »

It has a thru neck I don't know what woods are used on the body/neck, very light guitar
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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2012, 02:45:57 PM »

The condition is very good. I fair dent on the top, looks like something got dropped on it, about 1/8" accross. Very little fingerboard/fret wear
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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2012, 04:18:39 PM »

It sounds terrific, there is This Pic from a discussion we had a few months back. Some resemblance 
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« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2012, 06:31:57 PM »

It is identical just in black!
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« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2012, 06:58:13 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2012, 01:46:29 PM »

Sounds like a fine little guitar. I have an LT-1. Larrivee telecaster and it's fabulous. Especially with my new Mack HS-18 amp. 
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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2012, 03:07:36 PM »

Sounds like a fine little guitar. I have an LT-1. Larrivee telecaster and it's fabulous. Especially with my new Mack HS-18 amp. 
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