New Larrivee electrics

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  1. Tycho

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    Introduced today at NAMM:

    http://larriveeelectrics.com/

    At first I thought it looked like a stubby, long-scale version of an LP, but it started to grow on me. And as someone over at the Larrivee forum pointed out, what the body shape is actually a variant of Larrivee's LV acoustic shape.

    They're not cheap, but I'll be interested to find out what they play and sound like.
     
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    wow kinda cool. I'm having trouble finding many pics besides that bridge shot.
     
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    there are a bunch of pix of the whole guitar. Does it have a bolt-on neck?
     
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    How much do they run?

    j - in the details they mention a long set-in.
     
  6. Tycho

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    I saw somewhere that list will be $3500 -- not cheap. They'd better be good if they want to go head to head with the higher-end production Gibs, PRS and Collings.

    Buit I'll still check 'em out. I'm a big fan of the acoustics (I have four).
     
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    If they're anything like the acoustics, I'm willing to bet they're still a great value for the tone...

    Also if you look at the components -- Lollar, Switchcraft, CTS... we may as well be parting them together -- it's like they read TGP...
     
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    If I know Jean, they will be excellent. Love My L-10 acoustic. Enjoy!
     
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    I love my Larrivee acoustic, incredible craftsmanship, incredible tone. By the looks of components the electrics will have great tone!
     
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    They look very nice and you know Larrivee is great with finish details.

    Hope he offeres a P-90 version in the future.
     
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    Set neck, long tenon, real south am. mahogany and thick maple top. Jason Lollar pups with CTS and Luxe Bumblebbes, TonePros bridge and stop. Sounds like the designer was hanging at the Les Paul Forum. Only thing that isn't totally top drawer is that the guitar is finished in polyester over polyurethane. And that depends if they go thin or go thick like Fender. I'm sure they'll go thin as my Larrivee acoustic has an incredibly thin nitro on it and Larrivee understands tone wood. I love the Larrivee headstock but wish the body looked a little less like an Ovation. But I can live with that. All in all I think it is another cool guitar. USA made too. But the key will be to keep the price below Gibson R9s and Collings - maybe dead square against PRS.
     
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    it offends my les paul sensibilities. Looks kind of like the Anderson Atom with the longer upper bout.
     
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    That's what I thought when I saw it.
     
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    Definitely pass on them.
     
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    I ABSOLUTELY love Larrivee Acoustics... I think they're some of the best in the business.:AOK

    BUT that electric is freakin' ugly. Sorry, had to say it. :nono

    [​IMG]
     
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    Here 'ya go!

    Looks interesting.
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    The cutaway lacks a strong shape-it's neither florentine or venetian--just kind of stumpy. And I wouldn't advertise the fact that they used to build Schon electrics--those were pretty ugly. No offense to collectors.
     
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    No mention of fretboard radius... would it be compound like their acoustics?
     
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