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« on: February 26, 2018, 05:34:30 PM »

So what is it?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/LarriveeElectricGuitars/permalink/10156357866404928/
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2018, 08:17:56 PM »

Looks to me like another one that someone has customized with aftermarket parts...
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2018, 08:19:06 PM »

Looks to me like another one that someone has customized with aftermarket parts...

Sure but what did it start out as? I say an RS-4 from the mid 80's. 
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2018, 08:20:17 PM »

Sure but what did it start out as? I say an RS-4 from the mid 80's. 

Yeah that is what I think too Tom...
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018, 03:34:19 PM »

Hi,
After som digging thru some paper work, and look closely to the picture.
And due to the positioning of the switch, the way tone knob hole looks like and the positioning of it, and also the cavity for the mid pickup I believe it's an RS-1 that has been heavy modified.
The paperwork I have is based on guitars send to Sweden at the same time, where serial numbers 6008 and 6009 was RS-4 and 6010 was an RS-1.
And usually the model and colors come in bulk regarding the serial numbers..

But, I could be wrong, but if you compare the positioning of the switch to other RS-4 you will see the difference..
And as they where using templates for switch, knobs and pickup cavities, I can't see that this guitar would have left the factory like that..

I still think it's a great guitar, but as there is far less RS-1 that have been made, it's kind of sad it's been heavily modified..

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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2018, 07:45:53 PM »

I was of the understanding, and read as much, that when they were building electrics back in the eighties, they would build any design for anybody.
with any option, colour, what ever.
whose to say ( or argue about placement of switch or pick-up configuration ( what ever) would have been a variation on their "standard" run.

I had this guitar for a while, what is it?
does the switch appear to be placed similarly to the one you have pictured?
 
was told it was a "mod".
factory paint job, ( under pick-ups, did the "scratch for truth" test and everything.

I would have kept it, but as I now buy guitars for my wife-who lets me play them ( and allows me to buy more as a result) she didn't like it, so i sold it.

Here's a basic guide to understanding the electrics of the Vancouver days ( eighties)

http://www.daveswoodstockmusic.com/history-of-larrivee-electric-guitars.html


  
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2018, 09:51:07 PM »

if you want it to be an RS-1, it's an RS-1. Doesn't matter to me. In my opinion, however, the 1 designation did not refer to body type but to pickup configuration. 1 being one. A little confusing because 4 didn't equal four. I've been wrong before, however.    

http://www.daveswoodstockmusic.com/history-of-larrivee-electric-guitars.html
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2018, 10:51:39 PM »

Good interesting reading.  Thanks for sharing it.
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