La Baye 2x4 DEVO Signature Model includes Bigsby B-50. There were only 45 of the original La Baye 2x4 made in 1967 and they now sell for $2500+. This tribute model has some minor updates: the switch was moved to the body top (Bob 1 suggestion) and features 4 top hat knobs for better access and control.
Model Name: La Baye 2x4 DEVO Signature Model
Colors: Black, Red, Natural, LH Red
Neck: Maple, Bolt-on
Fingerboard: Rosewood, Dot Markers
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Width at Nut:1 5/8"
Pickups: Dual EW Custom Hi-Output P-90's, Chrome Covers
Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone
Bridge: Bigsby B-50, Roller Bridge
Hardware: Gotoh Nickel/Chrome
Strings: D'Addario #10
Case: hardshell case INCLUDED.
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Posted by Mike Dungan on 25th Jan 2016
It might look like a joke but this is a serious guitar. Beautifully built, magnificent tone, light weight.
Posted by Phred on 28th Sep 2015
I bought my La Baye recreation as a tribute to Bob 1, one of the most influential guitarists on my playing, of Devo, whose second album was the first one I ever bought with my own money. I did it without being able to test the instrument because, at the time, they didn't exist. I bought with confidence because I'd played Eastwood axes before and have had reviews of others owned by my friends, and I wasn't disappointed.
The guitar arrived on the afternoon of the 10th, a full two days before the shipping estimates suggested it would, so I was able to take it that night to rehearsal with my metal band. The universal question in my subgenre of metal for new gear is "can it doom"? My answer: yes, it can, and more. The tonal range of the instrument is surprisingly wide for something with so much less wood than one would expect as well as a bolt-on neck (this also makes it the lightest guitar in my collection, which just felt weird. We finished and my back didn't hurt--how's that rock and roll?!? ;) ).
The set up of the guitar was very good (though I will still have it redone but only because I prefer a heavier gauge of strings than it shipped with). The tuning was stable, though the low E and G strings did fluctuate a bit with the use of the Bigsby. Well, it's a Bigsby, that happens, plus the nut is still playing in, etc. The only "issue" I have with the guitar is that it is, rather obviously, quite neck heavy, so it pretty much requires a leather/suede or faux-leather/suede strap to keep in place and free your fretting hand for full motion. Other than that, it's great! And hauling it for the mile walk from where it was shipped to my house wasn't even an issue, even in the optional hard case. Btw--I strongly recommend getting it with the hard case--it comes with a nice looking soft case but that case is unpadded and not really the right level of protection for such a pretty axe as the La Baye.
Posted by Alex B. on 28th Sep 2015
I grew up listening to DEVO and watching DEVO music videos. There are old home videos of me jamming to DEVO's short films when I was 3 years old. I've wanted one of these guitars since I first laid eyes on it in the music video for Satisfaction.
I'm not the greatest guitar player. I've only owned one guitar since I was 15 years old, a clear blue acrylic B.C. Rich Mockingbird. It's heavy as hell and sounds like garbage, but with enough effects on it, it got me by. When I saw that this guitar was about to be reproduced, I didn't even think, I just pre-ordered.
I love this thing. Love, love, love. It sounds amazing, for what it is, and plays absolutely beautifully. Again, I'm not a guitar aficionado, but I've never played a guitar that I got along with as well as I get along with this guitar. I've never enjoyed playing anything more. Thanks, Eastwood.
Posted by Rich2112 on 28th Sep 2015
Impressive build quality overall, especially given the Instrument's affordable price.
Fit and finish are very good, and it is a very playable instrument.
The neck pocket is nice and tight, the fingerboard and fretwork are well executed, and the licensed Bigsby vibrato is smooth & responsive.
The neck has a beefy yet comfortable profile.
The P-90 style pickups offer up nice sparkle & detail when played clean, and they have plenty of grind & spank when overdriven.
This is my first Eastwood instrument, and I must say I am impressed with the bang for the buck.
The factory setup required a little tweaking. The action was nice & low, but the intonation needed adjustment. The nut slots were cut a bit tight, but after some light sanding & adding a pinch of powdered graphite in the slots, the tuning stability when using the Bigsby is outstanding.
My only real complaint is the use of chromed plastic for the pickup covers - metal covers would have only been a few dollars more, and would have been much more attractive & durable.
Overall, it is a very nice reissue of a very rare guitar.
Well done, Eastwood.
Posted by Randy Shore on 28th Sep 2015
I flat out love the custom P90s. Really clear and musical. I'd say they are the best sounding pups I've heard yet through Swart Tweed.
Finish all round is very good and surprisingly this is a very playable guitar despite its design oddities.
Thanks to Eastwood for the packaging job. The box arrived totally crushed in on one side but everything inside was intact.
Posted by Gut Feeling on 28th Sep 2015
From the pickups to the Bigsby to the general build quality, I like this piece a lot. Don't forget to buy a case!
This 2x4 has a unique sound compared to the Gibson Les Paul and IBanez semi-hollow body guitars I have. It seems the lack of response of the body gives a very raw string sound- kind of like a walk through the rain without getting wet.
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