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Title: Why Forum III - were there others?
Post by: Zohn on December 27, 2008, 03:45:31 PM
Just out of curiosity - were there other 2 models made before as well, and if so when and were they also made via a dealer/s, and who were the dealers? 


Title: Re: Why Forum III - were there others?
Post by: Randy_R on December 27, 2008, 03:55:36 PM
Zohn,

A search will return 'almost' as many threads as one will get for Forum III.

Forum I and Forum II were really the same guitar, just 2 orders placed about 3 months apart. The guitar was an OM-03 (mahogany only), 12fret neck, abalone rosette, mop Larrivee inlay, and your choice of either sitka spruce or mahogany face.

(http://randyrick.us/guitars/LarriveeForum10Front.jpg)

(http://randyrick.us/guitars/LarriveeForum10Cousins.jpg)

The order was managed by Jason at Notable Guitars.


Title: Re: Why Forum III - were there others?
Post by: danerada on December 28, 2008, 02:14:09 AM
I love my Forum II....just thought I would throw that out there.


Title: Re: Why Forum III - were there others?
Post by: prof_stack on December 28, 2008, 03:45:56 AM
There were a few spruce tops in the mix as well for I and II.


Title: Re: Why Forum III - were there others?
Post by: Zohn on December 28, 2008, 06:40:35 AM
Thanks guys, a particularly nice pic of all the models in the rack - how many were made in the end?


Title: Re: Why Forum III - were there others?
Post by: Randy_R on December 29, 2008, 12:45:14 AM
Thanks guys, a particularly nice pic of all the models in the rack - how many were made in the end?

About 30.


Title: Re: Why Forum III - were there others?
Post by: Dotneck on December 29, 2008, 03:03:12 AM
There were a few spruce tops in the mix as well for I and II.

I'd bet a donut that there were more spruce than hog top built.


Title: Re: Why Forum III - were there others?
Post by: prof_stack on December 29, 2008, 04:17:07 AM
I'd bet a donut that there were more spruce than hog top built.
You would lose that bet.


Title: Re: Why Forum III - were there others?
Post by: Dotneck on December 29, 2008, 04:36:03 AM
I don't mind loosing a donut...but now I'd like to know for sure. Do you know for sure?

I spent about 20 minutes searching the old Forum Guitar (I) thread and the only real number I saw was the original breakdown of the first 12 guitars that got the whole ball rolling. That was 7 spruce and 5 'hog. But I know that run consisted of 17 once all the orders came in...and I'm not sure what the next five orders consisted of...

And I never really paid attention to the second run...because by that time I had a new guitar to play with....

I wonder if Jason has a record....


Title: Re: Why Forum III - were there others?
Post by: Mr_LV19E on December 29, 2008, 04:24:34 PM
I don't mind loosing a donut...but now I'd like to know for sure. Do you know for sure?

I spent about 20 minutes searching the old Forum Guitar (I) thread and the only real number I saw was the original breakdown of the first 12 guitars that got the whole ball rolling. That was 7 spruce and 5 'hog. But I know that run consisted of 17 once all the orders came in...and I'm not sure what the next five orders consisted of...

And I never really paid attention to the second run...because by that time I had a new guitar to play with....

I wonder if Jason has a record....

Seeing as your not coughing it up I'll pay off your bet for you...... :donut2      :humour:


Title: Re: Why Forum III - were there others?
Post by: Dotneck on December 29, 2008, 04:41:41 PM
Seeing as your not coughing it up I'll pay off your bet for you...... :donut2      :humour:

Wait a minute...I haven't lost the bet yet!


Title: Re: Why Forum III - were there others?
Post by: Mr_LV19E on December 29, 2008, 05:41:04 PM
Wait a minute...I haven't lost the bet yet!

OK, after much searching this is what I found


Forum (http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=3209.0)

8= Spruce
9= Hog

Forum II (http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=4802.0)

9=Hog
1= Spruce (Jasons replacement)

I think this info is correct but if someone knows better speak up.


Title: Re: Why Forum III - were there others?
Post by: Dotneck on December 29, 2008, 06:04:38 PM
Ok...here is my donut.

 :donut :donut2 :donut :donut2

I didn't pay attention to the 2nd run of forOM guitars and didn't know they were so heavily hog top. The donuts were worth it! Now my spruce top is worth more due to the relative scacity of spruce tops!  thanks for the research....



Title: Re: Why Forum III - were there others?
Post by: Mr_LV19E on December 29, 2008, 06:20:44 PM
Ok...here is my donut.

 :donut :donut2 :donut :donut2

I didn't pay attention to the 2nd run of forOM guitars and didn't know they were so heavily hog top. The donuts were worth it! Now my spruce top is worth more due to the relative scacity of spruce tops!  thanks for the research....


You are very welcome.

Just so everyone knows there are pic's of the Forum II build starting on page three of that link.

 :coffee  :donut2  :donut2