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LA BAYE: 2x4 Six
circa 1967

La Baye 2x4 Six guitar- 2 pickup, natural finish, solid body electric guitar, tremolo, made in Neodesha, Kansas USA circa 1967 This is a La Baye 2x4 Six guitar designed by a guitar teacher, Dave Helland, from Green Bay Wisconsin and manufactured in 1967 by the Holman-Woodell factory, most famous for the Wurlitzer guitar that they made briefly in 1966. This is a solid body, rectangular, literaly 2x4 shaped, guitar featuring a red finish, two single coil pickups with "La Baye" engraved on them, a white plastic guardplate on which the pickups and bridge are mounted, a metal bridge with individualy adjustable plastic saddles, a plastic white plate on the treble side on which the pickup selector and jack are mounted, a white plastic plate on the bass side on which the volume and tone control are mounted, a tremolo tailpiece, and three metal strap pins, one at the top of the body, one at the bottom and one on the tailpiece. These guitars are very rare as there were only about forty-five of them made including the "Four" and the "twelve" models which are the bass and 12 string versions. After presenting the instruments at the 1967 Chicago NAMM show, Helland and Holman_Woodell ceased production, finding a lack of interest at the time, outside of Tommy James and the Shondells who played them very briefly. There was a resurgence of interest in the instrument after Devo was seen using the guitars in the late 1970s. These guitars are definitely cool looking and unique. This guitar is still in great shape and has stood the test of time.Description from

This La Baye is clean and in good condition. There are about three barely visible spots of wear to the finish in the front and some wear on the corners. There are about two spots of wear on the back and a few on the sides. The tip of the tremolo bar has been replaced.
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The tuners, closed-back, individual Kluson Deluxe machine-heads with silver, metal buttons are in good working condition. They are smooth and hold the tuning and pitch well.
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The neck is in good shape. It is a bound straight neck connected with four bolts on a metal plate and features circular mother-of-pearl inlays on a rosewood fretboard, 22 frets, a white plastic nut, and a 24.5" scale. The headstock has a natural finish with "La Baye" and "2x4 Six" logos and a string tree. The action is fast. An adjustable truss rod keeps the neck straight. The neck and the frets feel fantastic under your fingers.
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The two metal, single coil pickups, adjustable with thin plastic shims, sound very clean and full. The neck pickup has a full, colorful warm tone, good for jazz, folk, blues, soul and rock. The bridge pickup is bright and full with a nice, rich twang, perfect for country, funk, rock and more. On the plate at the bass side, there is a volume and a tone thumb-knob for each pickup under a protective metal piece. There is a three way selector to choose the neck, bridge or both pickups on a plate at the bass side. Using the tone and volume for each pickup and the selector, you can access a wide variety of tones sounds suitable for a myriad of musical styles. The pots and toggle sound very clean. The tone pot for the bridge pickup does not provide a dramatic effect.
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The Dimensions are:
    Overall length: 43.5"
    Body width: 4.25"Description from
    Body thickness: 2" with neck 2.25"
    Scale: 24.5"Description from
    Width of the nut: 1.75" (depth: 7/8")
    String height at 12th fret: 1/16" (approximately)

La Baye 2x4 Six Item#: lb4001 $3599
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La Baye 2x4 Six guitar- 2 pickup, natural finish, solid body electric guitar, tremolo, made in Neodesha, Kansas USA circa 1967

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