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« on: May 12, 2015, 06:37:37 PM »

Let me start by saying my RS-4 was the nicest electric guitar I've ever owned, hands down, period.

But I'm playing more acoustic these days than electric, and don't even ask me how many (other) electric guitars I have... my RS-4 and RS-2 just weren't getting played much. Another lefty player offered to buy them both from me for a reasonable price, so they went to live with him this week. The good thing about that is they have now been reunited with my Bakersfield, which he bought from me about 18 months ago!

So they're in a good home. And the money went to fund another acoustic, albeit non-Larrivee.

Don't worry - I still have the three Larrivee acoustics listed below, and will have at least one or two more in the future.

I'll still lurk around here and answer questions about Larrivee electrics - since I've owned three of the recent models, I have some experience and opinions to offer.

So I'll see y'all around, I ain't goin' nowhere! 

 
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2015, 07:27:21 PM »

How would you like a Gretsch g6196 hollow-body in Cadillac green ?
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2015, 08:54:27 PM »

How would you like a Gretsch g6196 hollow-body in Cadillac green ?

Oh, I'd LOVE it! But I have to exercise some restraint right now...  crying
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2015, 11:50:36 PM »

Oh, I'd LOVE it! But I have to exercise some restraint right now...  crying



                                     
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2015, 12:44:45 AM »

I predict you will regret those sales!
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2015, 12:31:33 PM »

I predict you will regret those sales!

Add that to my list of *gear regrets*...  blush
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2015, 11:32:30 PM »

I am stunned crying

All Larrivee electrics now gone???  ohmy

I'm searching for the deeper meaning here, for there must be something. You've been a champion of the RS 2 and RS 4 since day one - why sell them and not others in your stable?   

Perhaps you have inside information about a new Larrivee semi hollow body and you're raising funds?!? 

(After you sold your Bakersfield, didn't you say you wished you had it back? There could be a humongous case of seller's remorse looming in the distance  ohmy)

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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2015, 12:17:37 AM »

Might not be such a sin, depending on what great non-Larrivee acoustic you are funding?  What acoustic could possibly be worth sacrificing your 'lectrics to help fund?  A Wren, a Manzer? (no way I could ever afford one of those without selling them all)

I thought you wanted a Baker T with humbuckers...   Hmmm   
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2015, 04:30:35 AM »

I would never part with my RS-4. I think they should bury me with it.  You know, after I kick the bucket, that is.   
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2015, 06:34:37 AM »

My RS-4 is a lifer for me as well.  And I don't actually play it that much, either.
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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2015, 07:24:27 PM »


Might not be such a sin, depending on what great non-Larrivee acoustic you are funding?


I'm funding a lefty Martin D-35, which I ordered last week.


I would never part with my RS-4. I think they should bury me with it.  You know, after I kick the bucket, that is.   


Tom, you always manage to put a smile on my face! Yes, let's hope you stick around for a loooooong time!


My RS-4 is a lifer for me as well.  And I don't actually play it that much, either.


This was an issue for me - I wasn't playing the RS-4 very much, and I really wasn't playing the RS-2 at all...it probably had under 10-20 hours of play time on it after owning it for about 4 years.  I've been playing humbucker (and P-90) guitars with a Gibson scale length much more, although the RS-4 certainly excelled at everything!

At this point in my "economic" life, the only way I could really fund a new major purpose was to sell some things, so I bit the bullet and took an offer when it was made (I wasn't actively trying to sell my Larrivee electrics). I have several more things for sale, maybe even including one of my current Larrivee acoustics. HOWEVER, I still want to (someday) own a custom L-05 or L-09... probably an L-05, since the D-35 will scratch the rosewood itch...and Larrivee just makes such wonderful mahogany guitars...the Larrivees I end up keeping are always mahogany models. Hmmm...

I know I'll regret selling these guitars someday, that's the nature of the GAS beast. But I'm also realizing the need to downsize my gear stash some at this point in my life (I'm 57) to make room for other expenses (like going to Japan to visit my daughter next year after she has our first grandchild!).

But, Lord willing, there will be a couple more Larrivees in my stash. Maybe even that 'bucker Bakersfield model...
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« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2015, 07:44:49 PM »

Good luck with the downsizing.  For me anyway, it always seems to be a temporary state...  I parted with an RS4 with humbuckers in Rootbeer burst last year because I seldom played it (some lucky guy in CA got a great playing mint guitar).  I love my RS2 and RS4 with P90's better than any other electric I own, so they are not going anywhere.  I have a couple of Larrivee acoustics for sale, but they are priced so high no one is biting hard, just getting low ball offers.  Somehow the collection continues to grow.  Now I am wondering where I am going to put the L I have on order when it comes in...  I really need to sell some more too...

Oh, and Congratulations on your new Acquisition!  I hope it lives up to your expectations.   
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« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2015, 08:21:11 PM »


Oh, and Congratulations on your new Acquisition!  I hope it lives up to your expectations.   


Thanks, I'll let you know when it gets here in about 4 months (in the Other Guitars section).
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« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2015, 08:26:26 PM »

The way I look at it, although Pete Seeger used his daily or hourly, the hammer I have may not have been used in a while but I'm still not selling it. It still might come in handy. 
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