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2011 Larrivee RS-2 Electric Guitar Sonic Blue Near Mint w/ P90, Super Distortion, USA-Made w/ Case

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Up for sale, a 2011 Larrivee RS-2 electric guitar in near mint condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and spare pickguard. Continuing a tradition of exceptional craftsmanship, this Larrivee was hand-built in the USA by expert luthiers with quality materials and a keen eye for detail. A nod to the classic LP Special blueprint, the RS-2 features an extra deep and contoured cutaway for comfortable access to all registers of the slab rosewood fretboard. With a one-piece set mahogany neck and solid mahogany body, this timeless tonewood platform is accompanied by a stock custom-wound Larrivee P-90 pickup in the neck position, and a searing, upgraded DiMarzio DP209BK Super Distortion at the bridge. The P-90 has a detailed and dynamic response with a harmonically-rich midrange, while the hot Super Distortion offers a lightly compressed and cutting sound with excellent upper midrange clarity and classic humbucker punch, fitting neatly in the original P-90-sized pickup route. Featherweight at 6lbs 5oz, this Larrivee has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, accurate intonation, and low action.

The one-piece mahogany neck has a slender C shaped profile carve with nicely rounded shoulders, measuring .800” deep at the 1st fret and .945” at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard features dot inlay and pristine stock medium jumbo fretwire. The guitar plays effortlessly up the straight neck with an ideally adjusted truss rod and a compound 16”-21” fretboard radius, while the highest registers are easily within reach thanks to the extra deep and contoured body cutaway. At the 22nd fret, a factory foam-covered truss rod access point offers convenient adjustment of the spoke truss rod nut. The headstock features a rosewood veneer with Larrivee inlay and stock set of Kluson Deluxe tuners with tulip buttons that turn smoothly and hold pitch well.

On the body, the electronics work as they should, with a three-way toggle pickup selector toggle and individual Volume and Tone controls for each pickup. The chrome hardware is clean as can be, the black bell knobs are intact, and the stock black pickguard (included) has been upgraded with a thick custom tortoise guard. Cosmetic wear is limited to a bit of scuffing in the pick path across the neck pickup cover and a few minuscule marks in the satin Sonic Blue finish along the back treble-side body edge. The neck profile sports a pristine smooth gloss finish.

The original black tolex hardshell case is included, along with the original black pickguard which has a small chip on one corner.

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Listed5 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
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