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…