Finally, the long awaited Bakersfield model with rosewood fingerboard has arrived!
This beautiful Butterscotch Blonde sweetheart also has a Mini Humbucker in the neck.
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Finally, the long awaited Bakersfield model with rosewood fingerboard has arrived!
According to my father, a music historian (although only in his mind and lacking accreditation) and Wikipedia, in Bakersfield, California in the 1950s and 1960s, local musicians such as Bill Woods, Tommy Collins, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and Wynn Stewart developed a streamlined country music style called the Bakersfield sound, which emphasized pedal steel guitar, the Fender Telecaster electric guitar and intense vocals.
According to Summer NAMM 2011, a much more reliable source than both my father and Wikipedia, Jean Larrivee guitars has introduced the Larrivee Guitars Bakersfield model.
Now I can not a-test with 100% certainty that there is any connection between the “Bakersfield Sound” and the Larrivee Bakersfield but you know we here at Guitar Adoptions not only like to show of the newest and best gear but we hope you learn a little a something along the way. OK mostly we just love to show of the new and best gear. Fact or fiction aside, I can not think of a better Larivee to jam out on with in the spirit of Buck and Merle than the Larrivee Bakersfield, coming soon to Guitar Adoptions.
The Larrivee Bakersfield has a Swamp Ash body and will come in Butterscotch, Mary Kay White, Transparent Red and a Tobacco Burst.
Visually stimulated? Good. Now on to some aural stimulation…
Guitar Adoptions Fun Fact:
TV Yellow was developed in the late fifties to help alleviate the problem of white under bright lights kicking off a wicked glare and playing merry hob with the black and white cameras of the day.
Body: South American Mahogany
Neck: One Piece South American Mahogany
Fretboard: Indian Rosewood
Scale Length: 25.5” or 650mm
Upper Bout: 9.875
Lower Bout: 13”
Body Thickness at Edge: 1.5”
Overall Length: 38.75”
Nut Width: 1 & 11/16th” or 43mm
Weight: approx. 8 lbs.
Neck Join: Extra Long Mortis & Tenon, Glued in
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Fretboard Binding: Ebony/3/16″ Pearl Side Dots
Fretboard Inlay: Abalone Dot Inlays
Knobs: Speed Knobs
Backplates: Textured Black
Cutouts: Back & Cutaway
Metal Hardware: Nickel & Chrome
Tuners: Kluson tulip style Tuners
Pickups: Larrivee custom wound P-90′s
Bridge: Tonepros AVT-II Nickel Bridge
Tail: Tonepros T1Z-N Nickel Tail
3-Way-Switch: Switchcraft Short Toggle Switch
End-Pin Jack: Switchcraft ¼” Mono Jack w/Short Thread
Potentiometers: CTS Long Shaft 500k Audio Pots
Capacitors (Bridge): Vintage Paper-in-Oil (PIO) 0.022mF
Capacitors (Neck): Vintage Paper-in-Oil (PIO) 0.015mF
Strap Buttons: Chrome
Truss Rod: Single Action Coated Steel Rod
Truss Rod Adjustment: Mini Spoke-Nut design on Final Fret
Strings: D’addario Electrics
Guitar Case (included): Custom Fit Wooden Case with Black faux fur Lining (Made in Canada)
It is that time of year that owning a guitar really pays off for those off us that don’t actually make a living selling out stadiums and collecting checks from iTunes. A day that, although some would have you believe otherwise, a bow and arrow are not the most powerful weapon in order to woo a Mr or Ms. Right or Right now, I am not judging.
I will not argue the idea of a little half naked dude running around with some wood and string and causing folks to fall in love, however I must protest that the construction of that wood and string was not in the shape of bow and arrow but it was indeed in fact a guitar. Think about it. What better tool to use to express the poetry of love then a guitar. I know that Hallmark sells more cards with this romantic idea of the naked dude with wings flying around shooting folks in the heart but we all know, deep down, that the concept of naked dude sitting in front of his favorite girl and busting out a G chord is more likely and point in fact I have seen this event many times in college. But that is another post.
Once you see the G&L ASAT Classic in Clear Red you will understand why I heart it so. And why it makes for a perfect tribute to our dear customers and readers as our Valentines day post and appreciation.
The G&L ASAT Classic in Clear Red features:
- PICKUPS 2 traditional size G&L Magnetic Field Design single coil pickups
- BODY WOOD Swamp Ash on Premier finish
- NECK WOOD Hard Rock Maple with maple fingerboard
- Glossy Tinted Gun Oil finish
- NECK WIDTH AT NUT 1 5/8″ (41.3mm)
- TUNING KEYS 12:1 ratio, sealed lubrication, adjustable knob tension
- BRIDGE Traditional boxed steel bridge with individual brass saddles
- CONTROLS 3 position pickup selector, volume, tone
- Upgraded Pearl pickguard
- FINISH Clear Red
- WEIGHT 7.1 lbs.
- OTHER Chrome Hardware; and G&L Deluxe Tolex hardcase
Go on, it’s okay, fall in love. I won’t blame you.
30 Years – The Pearl Anniversary
The official gemstone of the 30th anniversary is the pearl. In keeping with this tradition, the 30th Anniversary Collection brings together pearl aesthetic features to create a strikingly beautiful and sonically expressive series of instruments.
Pearls of Desire
In addition to the unique features, tone and craftsmanship shared with other G&L instruments made on Fender Avenue, all 30th Anniversary models are finished in custom-blended 30th Anniversary Pearl Frost on both the body and headstock face, with contrast provided by a rich Ebony fingerboard accented with white pearl position markers. The headstock rear carries the commemorative G&L 30th Anniversary marking.
The guitar models carry the pearl anniversary theme further with the addition of Schaller/G&L tuning keys fitted with pearlescent buttons, and the pickguards on the ASAT Classic, ASAT Special and Legacy are 3-ply pearlescent.
The 30th Anniversary F-100 and Legacy mark the debut of the G&L DFS Vibrato, which builds on the success of G&L’s Dual-Fulcrum vibrato with the inclusion of Stainless Steel saddles and a Cold Rolled Steel bridge block, all CNC machined from solid billet materials.
Celebrate a Special Moment in History
G&L has established a special place in history, thanks to Leo’s brilliance, the experience and dedication of the G&L team, and to the passionate musicians all over the world who share the pioneering sprit of our founder. Be a part of the rich fabric of G&L history and let your hands, eyes and ears experience one of the truly spectacular G&L 30th Anniversary models.
The G&L 30th Anniversary ASAT Classic in Pearl Frost features:
PICKUPS 2 traditional size G&L Magnetic Field Design single coil pickups
BODY WOOD Alder
NECK WOOD Hard Rock Maple with Ebony fingerboard
NECK PROFILE #1 G&L Classic “C” [Learn more...]
NECK WIDTH AT NUT 1 5/8″ (41.3mm)
TUNING KEYS Schaller/G&L with White Pearl buttons
BRIDGE Traditional boxed steel bridge with individual brass saddles
CONTROLS 3 position pickup selector, volume, tone
FINISH 30th Anniversary Pearl Frost with matching headstock
PICKGUARD 3-ply White Pearl
CASE G&G/G&L Deluxe Tolex Hardshell with Tailored Interior
WEIGHT 8.15 lbs.
In order to celebrate our independence from guitars that do not inspire us, we roll out a two for one special edition of the Guitar of the Day Holiday Edition!!!
Who needs fireworks when you have Flaxwood? Tell me that these do not inspire you to wail out the first few bars of the Star Spangled banner, Hendrix style…….or maybe that is just me, but I am no longer allowed to do so at our local park due to some issue with setting things afire in a public park being a no no.
Any who, on to the show.
Humbucker muscle and single coil clarity
To bring you the best of two worlds, the Flaxwood Voima HSH-T in Tobaccoburst (voima = strength, vigour, fortitude, force) features two humbuckers and one single coil pickup, all Seymour Duncan. Like the Laine, the Voima also comes equipped with a blender pot, which gradually blends the neck pickup signal with that of the bridge pickup, giving you a virtually limitless sonic palette from which to find your sound.
Weight: 3.21kg / 7.08 lbs
Features: flaxwood resonating back plate
Neck joint: 3-D glued
Nut Width: 1 5/8” (42mm)
Fretboard Radius: 12″
Frets: medium jumbo
o 1st fret: 43.5 / 20.5 mm
o 12th fret: 52.5 / 23 mm
Tuners: Gotoh SG360 HAPM; locking
Nut: Tune-X tuning system
Inlays: celluloid f
Shipped with string gauge: Elixir Nanoweb .010 – .046″
Bridge: Schaller LP Tremolo
Pickups: Bridge – Seymour Duncan SH-14 Custom 5 humbucker, Middle – Seymour Duncan SLS-1 Lipstick Tube single coil, Neck – Seymour Duncan SH-2 Jazz Model humbucker
Controls: Master volume, Master tone, Blend (adds neck pickup signal gradually)
5-way selector switch
1. bridge; with blend
2. bridge + middle; with blend
3. middle; with blend
4. middle + neck
Neck: Kivi natural rock
Finland drops the Hammer on Nashville!
Flaxwood brought two new models to Summer NAMM, the Flaxwood DZM-N Vasara and the Flaxwood 3S-T Haari Special. In an ever growing lineup of art and sound, Flaxwood is making sure that they are able to provide you the right tone, no matter your playing style.
The Flaxwood DZM-N Vasara, which translates into “Hammer” in English, features DiMarzio Crunchlab and FRED® pickups. The fat, crunchy, power chord goodness is topped off with a Gotoh Tune-O-Matic bridge for screaming harmonics and sustain for days. The Flaxwood DZM-N Vasara is on it’s way to the eager hands of readers of the heavy rock and metal persuasion. It is is available in Piki black gloss finish.
The Flaxwood 3S-T Haari Special provides the craftsmanship and tone we have come to know and love from Flaxwood but they have take it a step further by offer a unique pickup configuaration with a Seymour Duncan SP90 in the neck complemented with two Seymour Duncan SSL-6′s. This arrangements gives you that fat, strat like tone that can be dialed into a more soul full jazz vibe with a turn of the featured 5 way switch with unique wiring that allows for all three pickups to used multiple configurations. This is all wrapped in a Saraste tobaccoburst.
Contact us today for availability!
New Colors in Electrics!
Larrivee has added new colors to their electric line up: A Gold Top for the RS-2′s and Candy Apple Red for the RS-4′s. .
If you have not tried Larrivee’s electrics, you are missing an opportunity for very strong sales. These guitars are absolutely incredible! All electrics are made in Larrivee’s California plant. The RS-2 is $1695 retail and the RS-4 is $3198 retail.
The new electric additions will deliver late September.