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« on: August 17, 2012, 11:11:51 PM »

 
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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2012, 12:29:47 AM »

I don't have one yet, but its probably because I haven't been able to test drive a lefty one yet.  The Sierra Gold one I saw on Larrivee's Facebook is freaking gorgeous.  I'm thinking RS-4 to complement my RS-2 before a Lancaster though. 
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2012, 01:33:38 AM »

I'm thinking RS-4 to complement my RS-2 before a Lancaster though. 
I certainly understand that thought 
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2012, 06:07:58 PM »

I don't have one yet, but its probably because I haven't been able to test drive a lefty one yet.  The Sierra Gold one I saw on Larrivee's Facebook is freaking gorgeous.  I'm thinking RS-4 to complement my RS-2 before a Lancaster though. 

Hmmmmm, don't you mean a Ventura and  Monterey?   
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2012, 06:22:04 PM »

And the Lancasters come in SHORELINE Gold, not SIERRA Gold...

Minor point ...

I really want one, too! But life has it's priorities...  crying
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2012, 12:12:49 AM »

Not being an electric guitar aficionado I looked to see what a "Lancaster" Guitar looked like. I found a lot of teachers and music stores in PA but all I could find that looked like a guitar was the "Langcaster". Is that the same animal?

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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2012, 02:53:17 AM »

There's another thread here with some pics, but here you go:

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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2012, 02:54:32 AM »

And yes, it IS available left-handed, with that Hipshot trem bridge...  +1
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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2012, 04:10:24 AM »

I like it that they have standardized the bolt on meck modals with the tele type headstock on the Bakersfield.Makes id'ing easier as a Larrivee.
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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2012, 07:00:27 AM »

And the Lancasters come in SHORELINE Gold, not SIERRA Gold...

Minor point ...

Oops.  Was thinking about 50's Chev car colors, not guitar colors.
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« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2012, 03:13:50 PM »

You want blasphemy? While I like the looks of that headstock on the Bakersfield, I'd have actually preferred the Lanc with the old 80's bird of prey headstock.
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« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2012, 03:39:05 PM »

I remember seeing a Lancaster in some of the early shots that had a sort of symmetrical headstock, I would personally go with that one if I were in the market.  I really dig the looks of these things.

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http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=39811.0
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« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2012, 03:57:58 PM »

You want blasphemy? While I like the looks of that headstock on the Bakersfield, I'd have actually preferred the Lanc with the old 80's bird of prey headstock.

Duc I think that they'll move more with the Bakersfield headstock the Bird of prey style is a cool retro thing most of the players I know hated those headstocks.As always I could be wrong and even though I like the looks of your original modals I had to do a lot of headstock repairs back then on that style of headstock.Modernizing the headstock and creating a standard for a company's line is really important.I mean how many time's do we as players try to figure out what a guitar player is playing by looking at the headstock.
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« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2012, 08:48:13 PM »

Seems to be that the bird of prey headstocks would be a nightmare to keep in tune if you have a trem but don't have a locking nut...
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« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2012, 10:09:11 PM »

I still would like to have my question answered about these guitars. Are they available without pickguards and if so, are they available left handed without pickguards? I asked in the official Lancaster thread at the beginning of the month but never heard an answer.

On the Larrivee Facebook, they show pickguard-less Lancasters.
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« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2012, 11:14:17 PM »

I still would like to have my question answered about these guitars. Are they available without pickguards and if so, are they available left handed without pickguards? I asked in the official Lancaster thread at the beginning of the month but never heard an answer.

On the Larrivee Facebook, they show pickguard-less Lancasters.

Contact a dealer,maybe they can get an answer.
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« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2012, 12:35:18 AM »

Seems to be that the bird of prey headstocks would be a nightmare to keep in tune if you have a trem but don't have a locking nut...
Any style with a trem and no locking nut would be a nightmare
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« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2012, 12:48:57 AM »

I am teetering having one of these made but with an Ibby LoPro tremolo.  Few months I might have some $ to fund it, if Larrivee would be willing to do some kind of custom work like this.  I'd really like to play one first... anyone know if these are around the northeast?

Ehhh, I'm probably better off getting one of the old-school RS-4s... anyone selling?!  :D

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« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2012, 12:37:50 PM »

Seems to be that the bird of prey headstocks would be a nightmare to keep in tune if you have a trem but don't have a locking nut...

Good thing my LT-1 has no whammy then? Actually, I believe they position the strings in more of a straight line. Can't see them being more problematic than a Fender headstock. 
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