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Title: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on January 17, 2009, 03:51:40 AM
Discussion, pictures, conjectures, lies and other informational stuff while we're waiting on Forum Guitar III.

Part II  continuing thread http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=24009


Title: Re: Forum Guitar discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 17, 2009, 03:56:48 AM
ok, so he we are, waiting. Doesn't bother me any. Just thought I would be annoying.  :humour:

Don't forget the Spring Equinox is on March 20  :roll


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on January 17, 2009, 04:05:54 AM
Discussion, pictures, conjectures, lies and other informational stuff while we're waiting on Forum Guitar III.

Part II  continuing thread http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=24009
                        Nice honest title, that's a good start.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on January 17, 2009, 04:19:08 AM
I am waiting..............................


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Daysailer on January 17, 2009, 04:29:31 AM
me tooo......

(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/Daysailer/penguin-slap1.gif)
            DS        wife


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on January 17, 2009, 04:35:41 AM
me tooo......

(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r130/Daysailer/penguin-slap1.gif)
            DS        wife
  Can I have that for my sig. LOL man that beats Jeff's hockey trippers.
       That's what happened to me all thru Jr. High.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on January 17, 2009, 04:46:04 AM
I got some more for you Danny lol

(http://img.blog.yahoo.co.kr/ybi/1/5f/9c/wtcom/folder/41/img_41_286_5?1152807592.gif)

(http://img.blog.yahoo.co.kr/ybi/1/5f/9c/wtcom/folder/41/img_41_286_6?1152807592.gif)

(http://img.blog.yahoo.co.kr/ybi/1/5f/9c/wtcom/folder/41/img_41_286_7?1152807592.gif)




I like the second one the best!!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on January 17, 2009, 04:51:47 AM
  Is that for real or is it messed with? Where do you find these?
             I didn't know penguins could smack their flippers together like that.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on January 17, 2009, 04:54:14 AM
I think they are photoshoped

and I had seen these before from one of my friends, so I just copied and pasted on here :)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Daysailer on January 17, 2009, 05:10:26 AM
Boy do I feel  'one up'd'
Guess i shold feel bad,  but i cant stop laughing      :roll
nice find  :beer


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: prof_stack on January 17, 2009, 05:48:00 AM
I got some more for you Danny lol

(http://img.blog.yahoo.co.kr/ybi/1/5f/9c/wtcom/folder/41/img_41_286_5?1152807592.gif)

(http://img.blog.yahoo.co.kr/ybi/1/5f/9c/wtcom/folder/41/img_41_286_6?1152807592.gif)

(http://img.blog.yahoo.co.kr/ybi/1/5f/9c/wtcom/folder/41/img_41_286_7?1152807592.gif)

Oh my, I haven't laughed like this in a while.  Good medicine, thanks!

Say, does anyone know when my guitar will be finished? :whistling:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on January 17, 2009, 05:53:41 AM
Um...what exactly are we waiting for?

Godot?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on January 17, 2009, 07:10:46 AM
I admit I don't wait well.   Not my strong suit.   Longest I ever waited was about 6 months for a Martin D-15 lefty.  I got tired of waiting after 6 months and canceled the order with the dealer I had ordered through.   Two days later I found the exact guitar I had ordererd at a shop in a completely different state.   Bought it (for a better price than I was originally quoted) and had it in a week.   
That's the good part.  After a long wait full of expectations all of a sudden it's there.  Miracles happen all the time.
But the bad part is that I never truly loved the guitar from day 1.  It was a fine guitar.  no defects. All mahogany with a nice woody tone but it didn't speak to me at all and I no longer have it.   So the possiblity always exists that the wait won't be worth the payoff at the end.

Do I, for a second, believe this will be a repeat of that experience ?  No way in hell.   This is gonna be a guitar that will be talked about in hushed whispers by future generations and the day the last one rolls out the door will be a day celebrated around the world.   We are going to be part of one of the true milestones in Larrivee lore.  Something unique... inspired....This may be the first guitar I actually name.  Any suggestions ?  I've got some time to think about it.


Tuffytheimpatientpug


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Cybercanyon on January 17, 2009, 07:44:27 AM
And the wait begins. :whistling:



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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on January 17, 2009, 08:30:30 AM
I don't know about a long wait.

If I keep snacking while I'm posting, instead of what Tuffy does while posting with one hand and playing his git with another,

then the long wait will also turn out for me to be a heavy wait.  :laughin:

ricky


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: iDavid on January 17, 2009, 10:37:33 AM
I have two acoustics that I have clicked with over the years and a few I got and returned or sold.  I HOPE this is the guitar that will speak to me.

But I am not sure what it will say? :winkin:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: kaos on January 17, 2009, 10:52:35 AM
We are going to be part of one of the true milestones in Larrivee lore.  Something unique... inspired....This may be the first guitar I actually name.  Any suggestions ?  I've got some time to think about it.

Tuffy,  I got the mahogany top just like you did and I am thinking of naming mine "Javalina" because I think it is pretty and because it is Spanish for wild sow.

So now that I have that figured out -- what else to do until the equinox?

mary


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 17, 2009, 01:08:26 PM
I originally was thinking of a name that meant three such as triad or trinity. Have no idea what mines gonna get named.

PS On the waiting issue, as of Monday I am at month 4 of my epic (for most of you guys anyways) 12-18 month wait for my Ric. It will happen when it happens. :cheers


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 17, 2009, 01:17:08 PM
If I'm a waiter I better get at least a twenty five percent tip.

holly (who still has nightmares about that job)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on January 17, 2009, 03:43:26 PM
If there ever was a topic for creative writing, this is it.

Each of the first posters have unique points of view.

I am pensive like pennerblue, expectant like tuffythepug, stoic like Cybercanyon, getting heavy like rpm60912, hopeful like iDavid, considering foreign language names like kaos, wishing to be symbolic like lyric_girl, and cash poor like strawintogold.

So what's my unique perspective? I'm trying not to think about it.

I'm turning those pensive thoughts toward songwriting. Danny, dependan's, LSV-11 came to live at my house, introduced me to Larrivee, and has already inspired some new songs. After that guitar is broken in and opens up I may get brave enough to record something and post it.

I'm spreading my expectancy like bread upon the waters. Now that my guitar needs are filled to overflowing I'm looking to help some others. Craigslist is my second most visited url, you can guess the first. While I was looking for a bass guitar I saw a posting from my nearby home county from an expectant mom whose husband was injured and temporarily unable to work. He has been invited to play bass guitar in the praise band at his church. So I decided to investigate. If the story checks out I plan to buy a bass and amp for him and just "play my guitars."

I'm bending my stoicism to my will and trying to fill the time with other projects that have gone undone since my Larrivee appetite arrived just before Thanksgiving. Projects like throwing away boxes of old computer parts and clearing the clutter of my bedroom/hobby room to make room for recording and (shudder) having friends over to jam together.

Now anyone who has met me knows Ricky isn’t a bad influence on me. I’m getting heavier every year, so I can’t relate this one to waiting for my forum guitar. My biggest weakness is WAY TOO MANY Dr Pepper sodas every day. Those in Canada may not know about this wonderful Waco, Texas invention.

I really am hopeful this will be an exquisite instrument with a beautiful voice. I don’t think iDavid will mind sharing that hope with everyone who ordered.

Mary, kaos, and I corresponded during the early phases. We both have LSV-11s in spruce and rosewood so we were hopeful for more selection. By golly, ten, sixteen, umpteen orders later she got all hog and I got Italian spruce with mahogany. I already posted my chosen name, Bella Tesora. That is Italian for beautiful treasure. So I include lyric_girl for the symbolism in this foreign language name.

Holly, strawintogold, how can I say this politely? Your forum guitar is already coming stuffed with cash and now you want a 25% tip too?! I aspire to your level of wit, Holly. Your pithy comments are going to take a load off my mind while I am waiting.

Twenty people have probably had time to add posts while I was typing this, so don’t feel omitted, just unknown to me while my mind and fingers were engaged.

The moral of my post is, keep those cards, letters, and thoughtful posts coming in. Keep alive the feelings of friendship and camaraderie that are building. Enjoy the gift of music and find ways to share it with others.

God bless,
Norman


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on January 17, 2009, 03:59:56 PM
Nice post Norman :thumbsup

I am trying to refrain fom spending so much time on here, but it is compulsive reading at times.  In a lifestyle where work and family rule, I have little social life, and know nobody (in person) who shares my love of guitars, so I find this forum an important place to visit to liaise with like minded individuals.  The process of this forum guitar has introduced me to a lot of great people, and I am genuinely glad I found this place, and this project in particular.

|Good plan to start this new, perhaps more phylisophical thread for the next three months!!

Ben


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on January 17, 2009, 04:07:41 PM
Okay... folks... I'm starting my own "writer's awards" for lack of a better term ala... Ocars, Tonys, Grammys... we'll call this Larris? :?

Yesterday, my winner for thread of the week and post of the day yesterday is: Cube in "Parlor lover takes an OM leap" or something like that

Today, I don't have to read any further post, because the "post of the day" for me is Norman's.



Listen, I'm just having a little fun. I'm not about to encourage competition in writing... no no no no.

This is my way of appreciating everyone here as Norman already put it so well.

Like humor goes to holly (strawintogold); Holly with capital H is lyric_girl's git... etc

I better make that coffee...  :coffee :coffee :coffee  :donut :donut  join me.

ricky


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on January 17, 2009, 04:11:14 PM
Nice post Norman :thumbsup

I am trying to refrain fom spending so much time on here, but it is compulsive reading at times.  In a lifestyle where work and family rule, I have little social life, and know nobody (in person) who shares my love of guitars, so I find this forum an important place to visit to liaise with like minded individuals.  The process of this forum guitar has introduced me to a lot of great people, and I am genuinely glad I found this place, and this project in particular.

|Good plan to start this new, perhaps more phylisophical thread for the next three months!!

Ben

Ben,

Apart from the chap I ran with from England when I was a university student in Newfoundland, I don't really have a friend from your part of the world.

Eric Lidell (spelling?) my hero, I won't meet on this side of time.

So, I'm so glad we from this side of the ocean, have you... friend, buddy, pal,... or as you say.... mate !!!

ricky


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 17, 2009, 04:15:48 PM
I have no desire to even look at another guitar insofar as purchase, although I am considering a trade for a 12 String if I can pull of $$ for shipping. I may be in the minority (like that never happens) in that later is much better for me. If my guitar was ready come March, maybe, but April would be even better.

Like Norm, I have been getting my house in order. Literally, the way the word is meant to be used not the way it isn't all too often as I have yet to literally see clothes fly off the racks or anyone literally having a cow. For which I am grateful. I've also gotten a lot busier as frugality has necessitated bread baking, soup making, book selling, etc. Taking the dog out in 3 degree weather rather than spending $20 for daycare, which, I will totally do next time because it was freakin' COLD. Frugal is fine, frozen, not so much.

Making a schedule in regard to practicing instead of waiting until everything is done and trying to fit it in a 8:00 PM when I am nodding off and the kid is ready for bed and the dogs are piling up wondering when they can go to sleep. Which they can, at anytime, but I must be defended against danger at all times. So what I get is an eight by ten room with me, guitars, fiber, three eighty pound dogs and one eight year old and everyone wants my attention. It doesn't help that I'm tired too, my patience is running short and my attention span, shorter.

It's like being circled by very loving sharks.

Which leads us to the great time suck continuum called Internet. So my cut off for that is 11:00 AM and then a check in in the evening. Which will probably do wonders as the majority of events I'm checking up on are devastating and despairing and make it hard to go mop the floor because why bother? I have a funny feeling this will be a positive as soon as I overcome the idea that somehow it's my duty to be upset about things I have no control over.

I also have a feeling that I've been depressed for some time. It's like this, when you live with depression (which is preferable to the other option), even with meds you can get a bit under and you don't get it until you've somehow been pushed to the surface for air. Then you realise that this 'Everything is Great!*' is really everything is normal and you've felt like crap for a long time. I would prefer to keep my head above water and this goes hand in hand with the house in order and the leaving behind the notion that if others suffer, my obligation is to view that suffering daily, otherwise I'm not being compassionate.

I am fortunate in that being so new to the guitar, this one will blow me away regardless. I have no preconceived notion of what it should be, so the chance of being disappointed is very slim. This is a rare occurrence and a treasured one as it's usually my preconceived notions and expectations that get in the way.

Now, being 15 minutes past my cutoff time I bid you adieu.

holly

ps. Thanks for the pithy and the prize. That was quite nice.

*Not to be confused with mania because that means my whole house would be painted as well as scrubbed with six loaves baking in the oven while I alphabetize the spice cabinet according to region after insuring that I have at least two cans of everything because ya never know. Oh, those were the days.....glad to see them go.



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on January 17, 2009, 04:33:11 PM
Ben,

Apart from the chap I ran with from England when I was a university student in Newfoundland, I don't really have a friend from your part of the world.

Eric Lidell (spelling?) my hero, I won't meet on this side of time.

So, I'm so glad we from this side of the ocean, have you... friend, buddy, pal,... or as you say.... mate !!!

ricky

Thanks Ricky, kind words as always! 

I like Holly am pretty new to the world of good guitars, and as such am sure that the forum III will not disapoint.  I still look through pages of guitars, but do not seek my next purchase like I did before.  I guess the Forum III has proved to be the first temporary cure for GAS I have discovered.

Ben


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on January 17, 2009, 05:43:35 PM
....This may be the first guitar I actually name.  Any suggestions ?  I've got some time to think about it.


Tuffytheimpatientpug

How about "Forum III"


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on January 17, 2009, 05:54:59 PM
Ben- I'm kinda in the same boat as you, pertaining to people that share my love of acoustics. Not asking for any pity :smile:, but I've been on disability for over 5 years. It sucks not being able to work or do the things I could before. But I can still play my gits, go to S** A** & talk about acoustics with some of the sales people (not often). Playing my guitars is one way to distract me from my pain. It also helps in playing the blues. As the saying goes, "you can't play the blues until you've lived them". And Danny, those penguin shots made my day; I'm still laughing over them !  :roll
I'm not too good @ waiting for things, but I think the wait for these forum gits will be well worth it. We all wait together !  :thumbsup
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 17, 2009, 05:58:06 PM
Norman,

Just had to post in reply to your dissertation. Yes, we have Dr. Pepper in Canada and have for as long as I can remember.  :roll

FYI, soda isn't good for you as it leaches your bones of calcium (I have read this). Gave u my daily soda habit a year and still miss it occasionally.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on January 17, 2009, 06:00:23 PM
Holly- didn't mean to leave you out. I'm in the same boat with depression & I agree that getting this guitar will "lighten" my mood. Or should I say thrill me to no end !
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 17, 2009, 06:02:02 PM
Like humor goes to holly (strawintogold); Holly with capital H is lyric_girl's git... etc

ricky

Yes, but remember Ricky, Ms. Holly isn't too happy that I named my guitar Holly. Can't say I blame her, but I didn't know Holly the person then and my naming convention made sense, at least to me.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: prof_stack on January 17, 2009, 06:09:50 PM
Norman,
Just had to post in reply to your dissertation. Yes, we have Dr. Pepper in Canada and have for as long as I can remember.  :roll
FYI, soda isn't good for you as it leaches your bones of calcium (I have read this). Gave u my daily soda habit a year and still miss it occasionally.

When I coached HS girls soccer I was instructed by the A.D. to remind the girls that drinking DIET soda-pop was bad for their bones/calcium.  I also reminded them that since they were practicing/playing and working out every day that regular soda-pop would be okay, but juice would be better.  Not that any teenage girl would ever listen...


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 17, 2009, 06:15:59 PM
Ok folks, here's my dissertation for the day. :roll

First off, I can't thank everyone here enough for your knowledge and support. I too am dealing with depression. However, that being said, I have been off of medication since November, 2007. I think it is time to go to the doctor to get back on it, but finding the time has been difficult and yes, I know that's a pitiful excuse. In addition, my husband is not on board with my going back on the meds, but like a good friend said (you know who you are), he's not me and doesn't have any clue what this is like. I have been really struggling for about five months now.

Back to the forum git, I am SO happy and thrilled that I got back on board on this. Gonna be honest here, I have managed to get some stuff charged on my credit cards that was worrying me to death. I don't like paying interest, but I have a plan to pay them off. That is why I backed out of the guitar in the first place. I was beating myself up (real bad habit) for getting my cards charged up and waking up at 3:00 a.m. with this knot in my gut. By the way $150 of each cheque is being put aside for the forum git which should be paid off by the time it arrives. I am very happy about this and very proud of me.

I kept coming back to the forum git, because of the size. I think it is going to be a great fit for me. As much as I love my parlor, I think something a bit bigger will obviously have more sound.

Before making the decision to come back to the forum git, I consulted a number of people including David Wren at The 12th Fret in Toronto and the owner of an independent bass shop in the Toronto area (the husband plays bass). The guy at the bass shop told me in no uncertain terms that "you're buying that guitar!"  :cheers

I am really enjoying the commaraderie (spelling) on this project. It is great fun watching everyone's anticipation. I think it's just like Christmas morning.

Now all I need to is figure out how to play some REM and I will be set.

Thank you everyone for your friendship and kind words. Oh yeah, almost forgot to mention, my Taylor 110 is for sale. I picked her up to play the other day and decided that we don't work together. A dread is just way too big for me. I'm 5'4" with shorter than normal arms and little hands. No wonder I was struggling to play it.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

LJ  :smile:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on January 17, 2009, 06:39:19 PM
lyric girl- my thoughts are with you. As far as the body size of your dread, I'm 6'6" & my favorite size is my OM. It doesn't sound as good as my L-10, but it will in time ! Not to say that I don't love my L-10, but for couch or bed playing, I can't beat the OM. Can't wait to get the LS body size. It should fit in my lap nicely !  :humour:
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Denis on January 17, 2009, 06:40:44 PM
Are they ready yet???   :nanadance

How many more days?

UGH!  I guess I'll spend that time promoting my CD...shameless plug!  



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on January 17, 2009, 06:43:17 PM
We are all glad you are back on board Lynda, it was painful for everyone when you had to pull out.  I don't doubt you have done the right thing.

 :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin:

Whilst we are discussing the waiting period, are we going to have a seperate thread for photos of the new guitars (with or without the owners visible), and see how many of the 78 we can have recorded on this forum?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 17, 2009, 06:47:14 PM
Yes, but remember Ricky, Ms. Holly isn't too happy that I named my guitar Holly. Can't say I blame her, but I didn't know Holly the person then and my naming convention made sense, at least to me.

Oh, I don't mind. It just threw me the first couple times, like when Ricki said to give her a hug,lol. Insofar as meds, at the end of the day it takes more courage to do what may be thought of as weak, to keep yourself strong.  I had a friend who lost so much perspective that she is destroying her children's lives by being a drunk because she won't go to rehab and make everyone 'right' about her. Which is why the friend is a had, unfortunately.

Doing what YOU need to doesn't diminish any effort you have made or will continue to make. It's a way of accepting, with grace, that you have been humbled. We all are on some level. It's what keeps us compassionate. Sometimes it's not the struggle that is noble, but rather than knowing when to ask for help and doing so.  

That's why I always think it's ridiculous when people view meds as being the easy way out. Just how friggin' easy IS it to admit you need them in the first place? In my view it's much easier to deny everything and  wreak havoc all the while insisting that you can handle it.  Too much collateral damage to look like a tough guy who in the end, impresses no one and self medicates with drink, or food or whatever.

Like I said, it's a disease, not a decision. I mean who wants to feel like that?

holly

ps. Jeff, I have a feeling it's a very crowded boat. But as long as we have stuff to look forward to, I don't see us pulling a Titanic (ugh, that movie, shut up and sink already) anytime soon.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 17, 2009, 06:47:24 PM
Ben thanks so much. Believe me, for me it was REALLY painful pulling my order out. When I emailed Jim to re-order mine, I believe my email subject was Forum III Order For Real or something to that effect.  :roll


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 17, 2009, 06:54:29 PM
Oh, I don't mind. It just threw me the first couple times, like when Ricki said to give her a hug,lol. Insofar as meds, at the end of the day it takes more courage to do what may be thought of as weak, to keep yourself strong.  I had a friend who lost so much perspective that she is destroying her children's lives by being a drunk because she won't go to rehab and make everyone 'right' about her. Which is why the friend is a had, unfortunately.

Doing what YOU need to doesn't diminish any effort you have made or will continue to make. It's a way of accepting, with grace, that you have been humbled. We all are on some level. It's what keeps us compassionate. Sometimes it's not the struggle that is noble, but rather than knowing when to ask for help and doing so.  

That's why I always think it's ridiculous when people view meds as being the easy way out. Just how friggin' easy IS it to admit you need them in the first place? In my view it's much easier to deny everything and  wreak havoc all the while insisting that you can handle it.  Too much collateral damage to look like a tough guy who in the end, impresses no one and self medicates with drink, or food or whatever.

Like I said, it's a disease, not a decision. I mean who wants to feel like that?

holly

ps. Jeff, I have a feeling it's a very crowded boat.

Holly,

I'm gonna admit here in open forum how Holly got her name. My husband suggested that she needed to be named after an elf or sprite because she's a parlor and therefore small. I thought about that for a couple of days and was almost ready to name her Arwen from Lord of the Rings. Then it hit me. I read a lot of kids' books (generally older kids books). Stop laughing now people! At any rate, I read this series based on the character Artemis Fowl and Captain Holly Short is an elf who happens to be a cop... long story. So, that's where the name came from.

As for the meds, we have had this discussion. You hit the nail on the head when you said "Doing what YOU need to doesn't diminish any effort you have made or will continue to make. It's a way of accepting, with grace, that you have been humbled." This is SO true and thank you.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 17, 2009, 07:03:29 PM
You are very welcome. I do think there are folks who can manage with alternative sources, but I think for people like us it is beyond our scope and there is SO much more we can achieve well rather than limping along with the brave face.  No shame in that. Well, unless you are one of Tom Cruise's friends.....

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 17, 2009, 07:08:42 PM
You are very welcome. I do think there are folks who can manage with alternative sources, but I think for people like us it is beyond our scope and there is SO much more we can achieve well rather than limping along with the brave face.  No shame in that. Well, unless you are one of Tom Cruise's friends.....

holly

Tom Cruise... can I barf now!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on January 17, 2009, 07:11:50 PM
You are very welcome. I do think there are folks who can manage with alternative sources, but I think for people like us it is beyond our scope and there is SO much more we can achieve well rather than limping along with the brave face.  No shame in that. Well, unless you are one of Tom Cruise's friends.....

holly

No disrespect for the subject matter (aren't most of on med's anyway?)  but holly, don't you have a floor to mop or something.  :humour:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on January 17, 2009, 07:21:17 PM
holly- thanks for waking me up. I know I'm not alone with my problems, but life must go on ! That's what I keep telling myself. Thanks. "Forum III Guitars: Coming soon to a doorway near you !"
Jeff 


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on January 17, 2009, 07:46:29 PM
Okay, I'm being serious here.

For others who suffer from depression, even if you are on med's, "don't watch the news, or read the paper" it is a real downer.  Not to mention that much of it is just opinionated crap.

I get a kick out of these so called professional investment people going on TV and pointing out why (enter manufacturer of your choice) should not be helped by the government. I don't know about everybody else but it seems as though the only sure way not to lose money in this market is to have it in CD's. The masters of the investment world are the ones that ruined everything for everybody.

I'm back, had to go take a pill. Sorry I got off of what I was here to say. But really, read a good book or play your music and forget about all the bad things happening around you that you have no control over. Concentrate on the one thing you do have control over, Yourself.

Even if you had all the money in the world, you still couldn't control it. (the world that is)

Have some comfort food
 :donut2  :donut  :donut2  :donut  :donut2





Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Broadus on January 17, 2009, 08:05:47 PM
Okay, I'm being serious here.

For others who suffer from depression, even if you are on med's, "don't watch the news, or read the paper" it is a real downer.  Not to mention that much of it is just opinionated crap.

. . . .

Even if you had all the money in the world, you still couldn't control it. (the world that is)


That's not bad advice for those not suffering from depression.

Anybody yet ready to sell me their FGIII, IS/RW?  :humour:

Bill


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 17, 2009, 08:35:53 PM
No disrespect for the subject matter (aren't most of on med's anyway?)  but holly, don't you have a floor to mop or something.  :humour:

Yeah...but it's SAAAAAturday...

I agree about being careful what you put in your head.  We are very careful with our son, who is eight. No news, no CNN, no flipping through the movie channels. He may not understand but a visual is POP in your brain, that's it. I saw Jaws when I was ten, by myself in a movie theatre (thank you lack of parenting) and to this day I can't swim in water I can't see the bottom of.

In regard to the floor. The best two gadgets I ever bought were an IRobot and a Scooba. So I'm really mopping, right now, as we speak.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on January 17, 2009, 09:20:12 PM
Yeah...but it's SAAAAAturday...

I agree about being careful what you put in your head.  We are very careful with our son, who is eight. No news, no CNN, no flipping through the movie channels. He may not understand but a visual is POP in your brain, that's it. I saw Jaws when I was ten, by myself in a movie theatre (thank you lack of parenting) and to this day I can't swim in water I can't see the bottom of.

In regard to the floor. The best two gadgets I ever bought were an IRobot and a Scooba. So I'm really mopping, right now, as we speak.

holly

Yeah, I feel sorry for my grandkids having to grow up in this generation. How did you get into a movie theater to watch Jaws at ten, by yourself?

Concerning the floor, ain't technology grand! But I thought a Scooba was a tank you put on your back for swimming with the sharks.



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 17, 2009, 09:37:44 PM
Yeah, I feel sorry for my grandkids having to grow up in this generation. How did you get into a movie theater to watch Jaws at ten, by yourself?

Concerning the floor, ain't technology grand! But I thought a Scooba was a tank you put on your back for swimming with the sharks.



Well, I was born 1966, so you figure 1976 -77. Nobody paid attention back then. I also saw Orca, The Towering Inferno and you know, the boat sinks, The Poseidon Adventure. Poor Shirley. The Exorcist, good times, good times. Wholesome fare for the future generations.

My friend and I were talking about how we got into bars when we were fifteen (see above mention of lack of parenting) and how different it is now. Sometimes the doorman would help you remember what year you were supposed to say your birthday was,lol. Same thing with cigarettes and booze.

Makes me wonder if my generation had a higher rate of lung cancer and alcoholism than the following.

Back to soup. Beef and millet and lamb shank with mixed beans in case anyone is wondering,lol.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on January 17, 2009, 09:39:47 PM
Yeah, I feel sorry for my grandkids having to grow up in this generation. How did you get into a movie theater to watch Jaws at ten, by yourself?

Concerning the floor, ain't technology grand! But I thought a Scooba was a tank you put on your back for swimming with the sharks.



Roombas are great! My mother just got one of the 500 series and we had a great time watching the dog and cat take turns chasing it across the floor!

By the way, here's the thread's theme video:

The Waiting (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=GLCJEYLIBQY)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 17, 2009, 09:47:44 PM
Roombas are great! My mother just got one of the 500 series and we had a great time watching the dog and cat take turns chasing it across the floor!

By the way, here's the thread's theme video:

The Waiting (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=GLCJEYLIBQY)


I thought the paying was the hardest part. But that would make that song about something less savory, I suppose. Ok, really, back to work, see ya tomorrow!

holly

ps. I would love to do a Blair Witch Project (no, I didn't get it either) with all the waiting members. I could just run around swinging the camera in various faces and you guys could say things like 'Where is it?" "Is it here?" "Oh, my God, is that IT?"

No runny noses though cause that's just gross.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on January 17, 2009, 09:50:27 PM
Okay, I'm being serious here.

For others who suffer from depression, even if you are on med's, "don't watch the news, or read the paper" it is a real downer.  Not to mention that much of it is just opinionated crap.
I'm back, had to go take a pill. Sorry I got off of what I was here to say. But really, read a good book or play your music and forget about all the bad things happening around you that you have no control over.

        Concentrate on the one thing you do have control over, Yourself.

Even if you had all the money in the world, you still couldn't control it. (the world that is)

Have some comfort food
 :donut2  :donut  :donut2  :donut  :donut2

         I identify with this post a lot. I'm dropping cable and refuse to read the paper or listen to lengthy news info-tainment programs. But still get saddened by what I see; even here on the forum sometimes. In fact I feel a bit drained. so less posts from me. More reading, playing guitars, spending time with the wife and family.
                                                  Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on January 17, 2009, 09:53:55 PM
Well, I was born 1966, so you figure 1976 -77. Nobody paid attention back then. I also saw Orca, The Towering Inferno and you know, the boat sinks, The Poseidon Adventure. Poor Shirley. The Exorcist, good times, good times. Wholesome fare for the future generations.

My friend and I were talking about how we got into bars when we were fifteen (see above mention of lack of parenting) and how different it is now. Sometimes the doorman would help you remember what year you were supposed to say your birthday was,lol. Same thing with cigarettes and booze.

Makes me wonder if my generation had a higher rate of lung cancer and alcoholism than the following.

Back to soup. Beef and millet and lamb shank with mixed beans in case anyone is wondering,lol.

holly

holly
I was a jr. in HS when you were born but, sadly, older doesn't equal wiser:  at that time I had a nice little side biz making fake Ids for myself and friends.  Of course at the little places we went to purchase our beverages they were lucky to be able to do the math anyhow.   I once passed off a 16 year old asian girl as 21 year old Spanish man,  That's a pretty good stretch.
Geez, I hope this little "waiting" thread doesn't turn into one old anticdote after another such as the one I just foisted upon you.  

What do you think of the name "Theresa" for my Forum III LS-03MT....?   My reasoning is that it sounds like Tres in Spanish....  3.. like in forum III,  or in 3 dots on the 12th fret...  or like #3 of 78 which mine is...  and also she will be dark complected.


The soup sounds yummy.  How about sharing the recipe ?

Tuffythepug


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Broadus on January 17, 2009, 09:59:35 PM
        I identify with this post a lot. I'm dropping cable and refuse to read the paper or listen to lengthy news info-tainment programs. But still get saddened by what I see; even here on the forum sometimes. In fact I feel a bit drained. so less posts from me. More reading, playing guitars, spending time with the wife and family.
                                                  Danny

Excellent resolutions!  :+1:

My wife and I have a DISH Family package--$25/month with local stations, their lightest package. Still, I've thought about dropping it. Haven't quite pulled the trigger on that one.

And less time posting, "more reading, playing guitars (well, I have just the one  :smile:), spending time with the wife (daughters are all grown and gone)" will make like less frantic and more enjoyable.

Thanks for posting that, Danny.

Bill


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on January 17, 2009, 10:29:09 PM

Now all I need to is figure out how to play some REM and I will be set.


Hey Lynda-  Lot's of help here on You Tube.  Just try "how to play (enter song title)".

I'm currently working on Driver 8 and Talk about the Passion!

Penner


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on January 17, 2009, 10:41:09 PM
holly

ps. I would love to do a Blair Witch Project (no, I didn't get it either) with all the waiting members. I could just run around swinging the camera in various faces and you guys could say things like 'Where is it?" "Is it here?" "Oh, my God, is that IT?"

No runny noses though cause that's just gross.

 :roll
See, it's stuff like this that makes you laugh. Best depression medicine money can't buy.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on January 17, 2009, 10:55:51 PM
        I identify with this post a lot. I'm dropping cable and refuse to read the paper or listen to lengthy news info-tainment programs. But still get saddened by what I see; even here on the forum sometimes. In fact I feel a bit drained. so less posts from me. More reading, playing guitars, spending time with the wife and family.
                                                  Danny

Danny
It's always a good idea to step away from something that's draining you and get back to the things that get you charged up to begin with....i.e.  playing guitar, family, and of course playing guitar with your family.   :bgrin:   I have a feeling that your batteries will be re-charged in no-time and I look forward to seeing which windmills you'll be tiliting at when you do.  You know you can't stay away from here for long,...  someone might come a'lookin' for ya'. 
As for me..   I'm just kickin' tires here right now:  Just hangin' out til the grandboy arrives in a few minutes for a sleepover.    This could turn out to be one of those darned near perfect days where I get to spend a few hours in the a.m. with an old friend raisin' the rafters in the garage with our guitars and the afternoon and evening with my favorite little guy.   My batteries are almost over-charged.   I wish I felt this good every day.   :bgrin:    What's that ?     THE DOORBELL !

T out


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 18, 2009, 12:35:50 AM
I gave up satellite tv in the spring because i was spending my time on forums and/or playing. I just can't justify spending all that money for something I'm not using. I don't miss it, although it is weird not finding out what movies are coming out. I am sure I could find that info somewhere on the web if I looked hard enough.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: TimButterfield on January 18, 2009, 01:33:14 AM
Ya'll shouldn't feel too bad about waiting a little.  There are some of us (like me) who will have to wait even longer, until someone sells.  (http://planetsmilies.net/shocked-smiley-9449.gif)  We'll just have to console ourselves that when we can buy one, we'll have an even better idea of how good it sounds.   :thumb

Tim


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: johnny37 on January 18, 2009, 01:47:46 AM
That "waiting for someone to sell" thing is the main reason I got off the fence.  With only 3 IS/RW leftys ordered, and only one with HB purfling I had to get in.  What are the chances of one of those 3 coming up for sale, or the one other with herringbone??  My order made it 4 of those being produced, and I had to get the herringbone.  So the grand total is 2 IS/RW lefty with herringbone being made.  I'm more than happy to have one coming.  And now I don't have to worry about looking for one for sale.  Now, about one of the F3 IS/Hog lefty with herringbone.... I guess I'll be waiting to pounce if one of those leftys come up for sale. :tongue:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Broadus on January 18, 2009, 01:53:21 AM
I suspect that our teasing about waiting for one to sell is a little tongue in cheek. It just wasn't the right time for me to jump in, and with the news from the dentist about some work my wife needs, it's a good thing I didn't.

Still, I am very happy for those who ordered and hope you all enjoy those Forum III gits as much as you anticipate. And I am vicariously enjoying the anticipation as you wait for their arrival!

Bill


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 18, 2009, 01:55:17 AM
No disrespect for the subject matter (aren't most of on med's anyway?)  but holly, don't you have a floor to mop or something.  :humour:

Roger,

I thought you should know that I've cooked two days worth of meals plus, cornbread, chocolate zucchini cake, bread, coffee cake and everything is finally put away. *whew*  Now I'm going to try and squeeze in a little practice.

Tuffy,

The recipe is, look through your pantry, find a bag of mixed beans. Look in the freezer and find a lamb shank, scrounge about for some onion and garlic. Discover a carton of chicken broth. Season well with what is at hand and cook for a long time. Lamb shank is a great replacement for ham bone, things like that and adds a great flavor.

Millet is an interesting grain. Sort of like Cous Cous with moxy. Toast it, cook it and throw in some hamburger cooked with some of the above mentioned veggies.

This is part of my cook what we have before buying experiment. It's amazing what gets pushed to the back of the pantry. I am truly grateful to be this blessed.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on January 18, 2009, 05:15:56 AM
Roger,

The recipe is, look through your pantry, find a bag of mixed beans. Look in the freezer and find a lamb shank, scrounge about for some onion and garlic. Discover a carton of chicken broth. Season well with what is at hand and cook for a long time. Lamb shank is a great replacement for ham bone, things like that and adds a great flavor.

holly

Okay...too weird...I made this exact soup (in a similar "wonder" fashion...that is, I "wonder" what's in the fridge and cupboards that I can toss in the pot) JUST YESTERDAY!  It's still simmering...

In my case however, we have this huge jar (maybe 2 gallons) that filled with all the random leftover beans from various bags over the years....

Yum, yum.
P


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: iDavid on January 18, 2009, 01:39:48 PM
Yeah...but it's SAAAAAturday...

I agree about being careful what you put in your head.  We are very careful with our son, who is eight. No news, no CNN, no flipping through the movie channels. He may not understand but a visual is POP in your brain, that's it. I saw Jaws when I was ten, by myself in a movie theatre (thank you lack of parenting) and to this day I can't swim in water I can't see the bottom of.

In regard to the floor. The best two gadgets I ever bought were an IRobot and a Scooba. So I'm really mopping, right now, as we speak.

holly

Got a iRobot (Fred) and a Scooba (Ginger) for X-mas  and those two are wonderful. I love the fact that I can be playing guitar while my house is being vacuumed and then mopped.

Holly, how long have you had them? I wonder how well they will hold up.



david



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on January 18, 2009, 01:53:20 PM
Roger,

I thought you should know that I've cooked two days worth of meals plus, cornbread, chocolate zucchini cake, bread, coffee cake and everything is finally put away. *whew*  Now I'm going to try and squeeze in a little practice.

holly

I love food  :drool:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 18, 2009, 02:30:58 PM
Got a iRobot (Fred) and a Scooba (Ginger) for X-mas  and those two are wonderful. I love the fact that I can be playing guitar while my house is being vacuumed and then mopped.

Holly, how long have you had them? I wonder how well they will hold up.



david



I got mine from Hammacheler, paid $100 more but they have the lifetime guarantee. The important thing about both units is clean them, everytime and partially disassemble to deep clean. Do a google on Irobot matianence, it's very important. With the Scooba you will want to soak the water tank in very hot soapy water every couple of weeks. i use a pet brush to ge the hair of IRobot's brushes, be sure you remove the little yellow thing (everything yellow is meant to be removed and cleaned everytime) because pet hair, etc, wind around the shaft.

I use vinegar and water rather than that crazy expensive solution and that's all you can use are those two. Basically, they need to be cleaned everytime, which isn't that big of a deal or you will get about a year out of them. i also shake and every week rinse that yellow filter, then replace about once a month.

There's a board (of course) with peeople who have done things like hack the iRobot, although i'm not geeky enough to know why. But a quick search will give you access to that and all kinds of info.

Penner,

Welcome to the Soup Borg. resrsitance is futile.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on January 18, 2009, 02:44:17 PM
What is an irobot and a scooba? :?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on January 18, 2009, 02:53:06 PM
What is an irobot and a scooba? :?

and do they own Larrivees and sing?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 18, 2009, 02:53:42 PM
What is an irobot and a scooba? :?

Ben,

check out these sites:

http://store.irobot.com/home/index.jsp

http://www.robotshop.ca/robot-cleaners.html


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on January 18, 2009, 03:00:29 PM
Ben,

check out these sites:

http://store.irobot.com/home/index.jsp

http://www.robotshop.ca/robot-cleaners.html

This is enlightening.  I have been led to believe for a number of years that these tasks are what husbands are for.  Hmmmm.

Seriously, this is unreal.  I swear there will be automatic backside wipers on the market soon.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 18, 2009, 03:04:22 PM
This is enlightening.  I have been led to believe for a number of years that these tasks are what husbands are for.  Hmmmm.

Seriously, this is unreal.  I swear there will be automatic backside wipers on the market soon.

Yes dear, those are tasks husbands are for. This is why we have the machines. If they could invent one that took out the trash, I'm sure that would be on the market in days.

Those are called bidets.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on January 18, 2009, 03:19:56 PM
Yes dear, those are tasks husbands are for. This is why we have the machines. If they could invent one that took out the trash, I'm sure that would be on the market in days.

Those are called bidets.

holly

Holly, you never fail to make me laugh!

I swear the human race will soon dispense with doing anything at all........


Now where is my guitar that plays Tommy Emmanuel tunes by itself?.....


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: bluesman67 on January 18, 2009, 04:26:15 PM
How difficult is it to maintain and clean these gadgets?  Is it still way easier than doing the actual floor cleaning yourself?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 18, 2009, 04:33:49 PM
How difficult is it to maintain and clean these gadgets?  Is it still way easier than doing the actual floor cleaning yourself?

Well, with a vacuum you still have to empty and clean the roller. What I have found is that because the robots take a much longer time they do a better job, plus, and this is so awesome, they go UNDER furniture.  The Scooba is nice because it washes and dries with very little water.

Now, that being said, I have three heavy coated dogs so in the living room I still use a regular vacuuming and a rough sweep before sending the robot out. The robot is used mostly upstairs in the bedrooms. About once a week downstairs but I have to vacuum daily, sometimes twice. Leonbergers basically expell hair at great force constantly.

it does enable you to multitask. Unless you stand there and watch it cause that's kinda cool too.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on January 18, 2009, 04:36:14 PM
will these robots get rid of dog pee stains....?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: iDavid on January 19, 2009, 12:01:19 AM
This is enlightening.  I have been led to believe for a number of years that these tasks are what husbands are for.  Hmmmm.

Seriously, this is unreal.  I swear there will be automatic backside wipers on the market soon.

They already do, sort of.

I presently live in Japan and most toilets have a "booty-shower" built into the seat.  The seats warm-up, so its nice and cozy to sit. Then you have the choice of how hot the spray is and how strong (or pulsation if you dare).

A bit different from camping in Italy where you have a hole in the ground and a hose.

Just thought you all might like to know

david



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on January 19, 2009, 12:02:59 AM
They already do, sort of.

I presently live in Japan and most toilets have a "booty-shower" built into the seat.  The seats warm-up, so its nice and cozy to sit. Then you have the choice of how hot the spray is and how strong (or pulsation if you dare).

A bit different from camping in Italy where you have a hole in the ground and a hose.

Just thought you all might like to know

david



 :cop: TMI  :cop:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: iDavid on January 19, 2009, 12:38:07 AM
TMI, nah

just a bit of world info to brighten your day :winkin:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: LaminateBoy on January 19, 2009, 03:50:43 PM
Tom Waits...




As do we.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: mudbox on January 19, 2009, 06:43:04 PM
Tom Waits...




As do we.
And I thought Tom Waits for no one. :whistling:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 19, 2009, 07:23:12 PM
And I thought Tom Waits for no one. :whistling:

Very clever.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: LaminateBoy on January 19, 2009, 08:35:56 PM
Tom flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 19, 2009, 08:49:34 PM
This thread is simply spiraling out of control!  :cheers

Is this what we have to do to amuse ourselves during the wait?  :humour:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on January 19, 2009, 09:08:32 PM
I've been counting the hairs on my left arm, but I keep getting lost and having to start again.

What else is there to do? 

This is attempted  :humour: by the way.  I know I am not funny, but I am a bad comedian, not just a nutter who counts the hairs on his arms.  I am 102 years old after all, give me a break.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 19, 2009, 10:32:38 PM
I can't help. Stupid expletive dog pulled me into a guard rail which defying the law of 'should even happen' resulting in my middle right knuckle hitting the 'you have to be kidding' only unrounded area.  This series of events resulted in cutting my knuckle pretty much down to the bone. Like any sensible person who left the First Aid kit at HOME,  I waited for my friend and her GSD to show up so she could help me get the dogs into the park.

The friend, not the GSD although she can be very helpful. Since it was cold I could wrap a napkin around my finger and put a glove over it. Because no freakin WAY was I going to go home now. All I needed was a hurt finger and two out of three dogs with no exercise.  The knuckle injuring dog had a great time running the part with the GSD. The Police Dog of the Universe decided since i was hurt he'd get nasty with any dog that came withing four feet. So he went on his short lead where he was happy doing his job.

So I leanred a hard lesson, starting with leaving the prong collar at home. Stupid when you have two 80 pounders on lead and are feeling cocky and have them both in one hand while locking the car.

The first aid kit is back in the car where it belongs. Since we've no insurance and I doubt this could be stitched, I tended to it while resisting the advice of my carpenter friends to super glue it back together. I have no doubt it works but if all you do is woodworking while/and/or looking at the bottom of a bong what works for you may not, so much, for me. And yeah, it hurts. So I took a nap. Then I woke up and it wasn't all better, go figure.

I have it splinted so I can't accidentally bend it and am walking around in my robe, needing a shower, pissed off because iI pretty much can't do what I intended to, with my middle finger in the air so it doesn't throb. Pissed because this is all my fault for being lazy with the leash training. Feeling like I'm going to bite my husband's head off the next time he asks me how my finger is doing while I am struggling to do something. I think I may be deveolping laser heat vision based soley on my frustration that it doesn't ocurr to him to HELP.

Unwashed, angry and sporting an obscene gesture.

So, who wants to hang out?

holly

ps. The cake cherry? I have to strum. Sort of. Have I mentioned my feeling's about strumming?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on January 19, 2009, 10:47:45 PM
I can't help. Stupid expletive dog pulled me into a guard rail which defying the law of 'should even happen' resulting in my middle right knuckle hitting the 'you have to be kidding' only unrounded area.  This series of events resulted in cutting my knuckle pretty much down to the bone. Like any sensible person who left the First Aid kit at HOME,  I waited for my friend and her GSD to show up so she could help me get the dogs into the park.

The friend, not the GSD although she can be very helpful. Since it was cold I could wrap a napkin around my finger and put a glove over it. Because no freakin WAY was I going to go home now. All I needed was a hurt finger and two out of three dogs with no exercise.  The knuckle injuring dog had a great time running the part with the GSD. The Police Dog of the Universe decided since i was hurt he'd get nasty with any dog that came withing four feet. So he went on his short lead where he was happy doing his job.

So I leanred a hard lesson, starting with leaving the prong collar at home. Stupid when you have two 80 pounders on lead and are feeling cocky and have them both in one hand while locking the car.

The first aid kit is back in the car where it belongs. Since we've no insurance and I doubt this could be stitched, I tended to it while resisting the advice of my carpenter friends to super glue it back together. I have no doubt it works but if all you do is woodworking while/and/or looking at the bottom of a bong what works for you may not, so much, for me. And yeah, it hurts. So I took a nap. Then I woke up and it wasn't all better, go figure.

I have it splinted so I can't accidentally bend it and am walking around in my robe, needing a shower, pissed off because iI pretty much can't do what I intended to, with my middle finger in the air so it doesn't throb. Pissed because this is all my fault for being lazy with the leash training. Feeling like I'm going to bite my husband's head off the next time he asks me how my finger is doing while I am struggling to do something. I think I may be deveolping laser heat vision based soley on my frustration that it doesn't ocurr to him to HELP.

Unwashed, angry and sporting an obscene gesture.

So, who wants to hang out?

holly

ps. The cake cherry? I have to strum. Sort of. Have I mentioned my feeling's about strumming?

Get out your Roomba and do a little Rumba.

How is it that your dog can piss you off, but you love him so much. Plus ain't he cute.

As long as you folded the skin back smoothly over the bone put some neosporin on it with band aid, and don't bend it, you should see good results within a week
Hope you heal fast.

 :coffee  :coffee   I sense you need caffeine


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 19, 2009, 11:07:18 PM
It's a clean cut. It's straight down. Think metal being pushed straight down into the finger joint. While I'm not sure I will be eating any drumsticks again, ever, I'm grateful for that. I could have no finger. That would really be a poor way to spend a morning. With my luck it would fall to the ground and get eaten before i could salvage it for reattachment.

The dogs are happy cause they got fancy chicken instead of a whole cut up one. Moslty bcause I had to add eggs, and sausage and liver to make it come out the right weight.

I am convinced that they are planning to take out the other hand in hopes of procuring steak. I will be vigilant.

Coffee is an excellent idea. I hear it bolsters heat vision.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on January 19, 2009, 11:35:38 PM
Can someone please explain to me how I post pictures on here ? they are in "My Pictures", Windows XP. I tried last night, but gave up. I wanted to show how my L-10 looked about 1 year after being made (light color) compared to a couple of years ago (gorgeous honey). Any help with making me look like a dope would be appreciated ! :smile:
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 19, 2009, 11:43:29 PM
Holly, very sorry to hear about your ordeal this morning. Take care of yourself.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on January 19, 2009, 11:46:02 PM
Can someone please explain to me how I post pictures on here ? they are in "My Pictures", Windows XP. I tried last night, but gave up. I wanted to show how my L-10 looked about 1 year after being made (light color) compared to a couple of years ago (gorgeous honey). Any help with making me look like a dope would be appreciated ! :smile:
Jeff   :guitar

Assuming you are using the correct procedure the file size may be too large.  Remember that an individual photo must be smaller than 200kb and the overall post can't be over 400kb.  Other than that your pics should appear in your post.    Are you clicking on "Additional Options" below the text box ?
That's all it should take if your j-peg files aren't too big.
If all else fails you can e-mail them to me and I will post them in your behalf.

Tuffythepug



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on January 20, 2009, 12:09:05 AM
I can't wait.....  :crying:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 20, 2009, 12:32:43 AM
Holly, very sorry to hear about your ordeal this morning. Take care of yourself.

Thanks, I'm the worst injured person ever. I wouldn't be one of those brave, spunky, life loving people you hear about during the inspire me news. I'd be the poking people with the end of an umbrella in my wheelchair (God forbid). I have infinite respect for those who sally forth and can't count myself in.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on January 20, 2009, 04:17:44 AM
I pretty much can't do what I intended to, with my middle finger in the air so it doesn't throb. Pissed because this is all my fault for being lazy with the leash training. Feeling like I'm going to bite my husband's head off the next time he asks me how my finger is doing while I am struggling to do something.

Holly that's a true drag.   Best wishes for a fast recovery.

The silver lining?  At least when you're in a mood like that, your injured finger is already "in the proper position" to let others know how you really feel :wink:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: LaminateBoy on January 20, 2009, 03:06:38 PM
I pulled into Nazareth I was feelin' 'bout half past dead.
I just need a place where I can lay my head
Say, mister, can you tell me where a man might find a bed?
He just smiled and shook my hand. "No," was all he said.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on January 20, 2009, 05:19:26 PM
I pulled into Nazareth I was feelin' 'bout half past dead.
I just need a place where I can lay my head
Say, mister, can you tell me where a man might find a bed?
He just smiled and shook my hand. "No," was all he said.

I thought this continued forum thread was called "The Wait", not "The Weight"...


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: LaminateBoy on January 20, 2009, 09:20:59 PM
I thought this continued forum thread was called "The Wait", not "The Weight"...

Or if you're texting it, it would be the w8.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 20, 2009, 09:31:12 PM
On a positive note UPS just dropped off my Crowded House song book.  This is good for two reasons. The first being that I like Crowded House and appreciate that the book is written in (gasp) standard notation.

The second being that the boy expects me to play Moonlight Sonata for him by March 6. No, it was not my idea. If I can learn Distant Sun, this will buy me significant time and provide a distraction. I mean, you can just leave all the F chords out, right? Maybe sing extra loud there?

This has nothing t do with the Forum guitar but  I have no idea what you two are talking about. I still don't understand what that song is about.
Other than there's guy named Manny and there's a free load that seems to be passed back and forth.

holly



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: LaminateBoy on January 20, 2009, 09:51:13 PM
Other than there's guy named Manny

holly

A woman named Fannie.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 20, 2009, 09:57:48 PM
See?

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on January 20, 2009, 11:25:26 PM
I always thought it was Annie. So your not alone.

Not wanting any pity or anything but last night when I was just noodling, I was doing three string hammer-ons with my ring finger when all of a sudden I got a sharp pain that went down my finger through my wrist and up into my forearm. It felt like I stuck my finger in a light socket, I actually bumped the headstock into the mic stand when I jerked in pain. 

I woke up this morning and my left hand was numb, I've been nursing it all day and doing some stretches but if I try to use it I get that same pain happening again.

I don't think this is a sympathy pain, holly.

BTW how is your finger today?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on January 20, 2009, 11:35:18 PM
In the spirit of the thread's title, I'd like to admit that despite the following distractions:

- I have a new Martin D-18 to break in
- I have to file my taxes so I can fill the guitar coffer for the LS-03R
- I am in the middle of publishing two professional papers
- It's really fraking cold in Canada
- The final season of BSG is on
- I have to determine what guitar to sell (or, less likely, what two guitars to trade up for a more expensive one) to accommodate one more into the herd


...I am still secretly looking at pictures of LS bodies and Italian Spruce topped guitars.



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 21, 2009, 12:32:00 AM
I always thought it was Annie. So your not alone.

Not wanting any pity or anything but last night when I was just noodling, I was doing three string hammer-ons with my ring finger when all of a sudden I got a sharp pain that went down my finger through my wrist and up into my forearm. It felt like I stuck my finger in a light socket, I actually bumped the headstock into the mic stand when I jerked in pain. 

I woke up this morning and my left hand was numb, I've been nursing it all day and doing some stretches but if I try to use it I get that same pain happening again.

I don't think this is a sympathy pain, holly.

BTW how is your finger today?

I'm so sorry. Have you done that before, meaning was it a new body movement or have you been happily hammering on up until now? Is it a motion where your finger makes a hook? I have an appt. with my massage person Thursday, I'll ask her about it and PM you with any info I get. I would say don't do it anymore for now, for sure.

My finger is a little better, thank you, as is my disposition.

Limn,

Tax returns, be grateful you don't live in CA (as I am) because all you get this year is an IOU. Battlestar Galatica? I know the Yarn Harlot is a huge fan.

holly

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: LaminateBoy on January 21, 2009, 01:56:19 AM
I woke up this morning and my left hand was numb,

Had so much liquor, I was blind, deaf and dumb.


Looks like we've got the beginnings of a song.

uh..look after the hand, eh.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on January 21, 2009, 03:28:54 PM

Looks like we've got the beginnings of a song:

I woke up this morning and my left hand was numb
Had so much liquor, I was blind, deaf and dumb.
I smelled hersweet perfume and I said Yum Yum
I woke up this morning and my left hand was numb


Carry on....


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on January 21, 2009, 03:33:41 PM
I'm so sorry. Have you done that before, meaning was it a new body movement or have you been happily hammering on up until now? Is it a motion where your finger makes a hook? I have an appt. with my massage person Thursday, I'll ask her about it and PM you with any info I get. I would say don't do it anymore for now, for sure.


holly

No,  it was not anything new but I was smacking it down pretty hard. My hand was in a position where my finger was straight, no bends at any joints except the knuckle. It does feel a little better today but I'm still going to baby it. My wife filled a 2 liter bottle with hot water and I rested my hand on it last night while watching TV.  It probably doesn't help sitting at the computer with my wrist resting against the edge of the notebook. Guess I'll read more and type less.

Had so much liquor, I was blind, deaf and dumb.


Looks like we've got the beginnings of a song.

uh..look after the hand, eh.

I'm not that good at singing the blue's, too happy, it's just not convincing.  Although I'm not real happy now that I can't play my guitar so we'll work on those lyrics.

And thanks, I'm sure it will be fine. IABGO (it's a bi*** getting old)  Sorry, that other thread, I just can't get it out of my head.

Looks like we've got the beginnings of a song:

I woke up this morning and my left hand was numb
Had so much liquor, I was blind, deaf and dumb.
I smelled hersweet perfume and I said Yum Yum
I woke up this morning and my left hand was numb


Carry on....

Keep it going.......

 :coffee  :donut2  :donut


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 21, 2009, 04:15:33 PM
Woke up this morning my left hand was numb
No fun getting older
Just parts of a setting sum
Creaking and moaning, wishing I was young (butnotsomuchbecauseIwassortofanassandIcouldn'taffordaguitaranyway...)
Woke up this morning, my left hand was numb.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on January 21, 2009, 07:18:46 PM
Woke up yesterday morning, and my stomach was gurgling
Sat on the john and did some purging
Went in to work because I'm tough
Lasted 30 minutes and that was enough

Came back home and returned to the throne
Spent the rest of day going to and from
Couldn't sleep last night as my head was pounding
I've got the flu, the way things are sounding


Probably should be played in the key of F.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on January 21, 2009, 09:42:38 PM
Woke up yesterday morning, and my stomach was gurgling
Sat on the john and did some purging
Went in to work because I'm tough
Lasted 30 minutes and that was enough

Came back home and returned to the throne
Spent the rest of day going to and from
Couldn't sleep last night as my head was pounding
I've got the flu, the way things are sounding


Probably should be played in the key of F.

Uh oh.     I played this song myself a couple of weeks ago.  :yak:   Ain't no fun.   
Hope you feel better soon and start playing a different tune.



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 21, 2009, 09:44:25 PM
I have the cold that never ends, but I feel worse for you. If it helps, I'm going outside to pick up dog poop.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on January 22, 2009, 01:41:28 AM
If it helps, I'm going outside to pick up dog poop.



Who do you suppose it will help?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 22, 2009, 01:44:42 AM
Misery loves company? Actually, I'd rather pick up frozen dog poop than have a stomach virus. It helped the neighbors avoid a very unpleasant Spring thaw...

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on January 22, 2009, 03:50:16 AM
yes...its better to pick it up before the thaw....


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on January 22, 2009, 04:38:13 AM
More fun to wait by....


(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/online_package_tracking.png)
xkcd (http://xkcd.com/281/)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on January 22, 2009, 05:04:10 AM
yes...its better to pick it up before the thaw....

I just go over it with the snowblower and shoot it into the neighbors yard.  :cop:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on January 22, 2009, 09:14:10 AM
I've got the flu now.  I didn;t know you could contract diseases internationally through computer forums.  It doesn't warn you when you sign up. :mad:

Typical, I have the day off for a meeting at the kids school that will last 10 minutes, so I get a whole day of holidays to waste by feeling ill. :angry:

Happy days though, its nearly the end of January, NAMM is over, the guitars will be here soon.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 22, 2009, 01:02:07 PM
I just go over it with the snowblower and shoot it into the neighbors yard.  :cop:

If you knew the harpie that lives next door, you;d know how tempted I am to go get a snow blower.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: bluesman67 on January 22, 2009, 01:26:14 PM
More fun to wait by....


(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/online_package_tracking.png)
xkcd (http://xkcd.com/281/)

 :roll


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 22, 2009, 01:51:29 PM
Aren't we just a happy bunch on the 22nd of January. :roll

Holly's gone and hurt herself and has to go outside and pick up dog poop.
Adam's going insane waiting for delivery.
Ben's gone and got himself the flu.

And to make matters worse, Ricky has gone AWOL and there has been no news on the forum gits. Sigh.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: iDavid on January 22, 2009, 02:27:27 PM
I had a great 22nd.

I bought my daughter, who is now 5 years old, a Harmonica a few years back. She played it a few times and it has been sitting in a drawer most of the time. My father-in-law played the Dutch version of "Happy Birthday" to her over the internet two weeks ago and a harmonica. (The Dutch version is much more complicated than the "standard").  Anyway, she tells my wife and I she wants to play the song like grandpa. She gets the harmonica out and pretty much nails the tune!  I love having musical kids!!!!!!!!!!!  :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin:


david


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on January 22, 2009, 05:58:34 PM

I had a great 22nd.


I'm still having a great 22nd...its only about half over here.....


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on January 22, 2009, 07:19:11 PM
I'm still having a great 22nd...its only about half over here.....

ugh....I wish I could say the same. I need booze, sex, and sleep.... in that order.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 22, 2009, 11:48:47 PM
ugh....I wish I could say the same. I need booze, sex, and sleep.... in that order.

Ok Adam, gotta say it... but that's a strange order for a guy. Doesn't sex come above all else?  :roll


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 22, 2009, 11:55:58 PM
Yeah, I thought it was the woman who needed a stiff drink first. With that kinda order, you better hide your wallet after you bring her home. Light of day and all that.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 23, 2009, 12:04:39 AM
Holly... you're the best! :roll


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on January 23, 2009, 01:45:58 AM
Yeah, I thought it was the woman who needed a stiff drink first. With that kinda order, you better hide your wallet after you bring her home. Light of day and all that.

holly

The booze is for my girlfriend and I, we've both had very long weeks. The truth is, if either of us as so much as smell a glass of wine this week we'll probably slide right into the weekend with the third order of business: sleep. Besides, I'm still in my "20's" for the next 27 days and I'm not supposed to know that most things in life are better without alcohol until I reach my 30's. I'll also have to revisit other typical traits associated with 20-somethings before I "level-up": bouts of self-importance, clubbing, optimism, coffee orders that are long than most people's full name, self-deprecation, righteous indignation, eating whatever the hell I want, excessively loud and angry music, advanced fashion sense, and my hair-line. As far as I understand it, all of things are supposed to be replaced with: "splurging on a new guitar".

 :arrow


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on January 23, 2009, 02:05:44 AM
I'm still having a great 22nd...its only about half over here.....


I'm changing my vote...the first half of the day was much better than the rest of the day...and there are still a few more hours to go.

 :crying:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 23, 2009, 02:24:56 AM
My day went to hell in a handbasket too. I hate my job!  :crying:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: bluesman67 on January 23, 2009, 02:29:40 AM
Time to go play your Larrivees!  :nana_guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: L-fan on January 23, 2009, 02:54:33 AM
Here's a photo of a Larrivee with an Italian Spruce top - a PV-10 to celebrate Guitar Adoptions 10th anniversary:

http://www.guitaradoptions.com/store/product.php?productid=18910

Click on the Images tab to get the best look.  This is one beautiful lil' git.  Let me know if someone already pointed this one out to us.

In case anybody cares, notice how there is a slight mismatch of the top's two halves with respect to its color shade (a topic that was briefly discussed on this thread).  And this is -10 series grade wood (i.e., the best).  Pretty awesome stuff.  If I suddenly got rich I would buy this guitar.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on January 23, 2009, 03:01:54 AM
  This is the second one we've seen like this, I really hope my  :+1: F-III is a nice clear white IS top.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on January 23, 2009, 05:39:20 AM
Aren't we just a happy bunch on the 22nd of January. :roll

Holly's gone and hurt herself and has to go outside and pick up dog poop.
Adam's going insane waiting for delivery.
Ben's gone and got himself the flu.

And to make matters worse, Ricky has gone AWOL and there has been no news on the forum gits. Sigh.

ricky mapa...  present !!!

played my Ami at staff meeting muted strumming. she lives in my office now.

played my Taylor last night. really, somebody, some collector must soon own my Taylor.

my OO continues to teach me how to play more carefully and more emphatic.



I must say, the world being so captivated by a man who began his term on what is arguably the most important office on the planet

has inspired me --- a lot !!!   Now, I also do not have any more excuses to forget a friend's birthday.

ricky  :+1:   so goes the 22nd of January


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on January 23, 2009, 06:35:11 AM
I lined up all my dreadnoughts and played them in order of their age. That helped end the day.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on January 23, 2009, 08:57:09 PM
I've got the flu now.  I didn;t know you could contract diseases internationally through computer forums. 

Sorry Ben.  Ya know...afterall, the flu is caused by a virus and they are known to spread via computer.

My stomach is still gurgling 3 days later, but I feel 1000% better.  For those of you that don't think that is mathematically possible, trust me, it is physically possible!

The best is yet to come Ben, ride it out, and be thankful for your health when it returns.  I am.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on January 23, 2009, 09:02:58 PM
I'll also have to revisit other typical traits associated with 20-somethings before I "level-up": bouts of self-importance, clubbing, optimism, coffee orders that are long than most people's full name, self-deprecation, righteous indignation, eating whatever the hell I want, excessively loud and angry music, advanced fashion sense, and my hair-line. As far as I understand it, all of things are supposed to be replaced with: "splurging on a new guitar".

I'd suggest holding on to at least a few of these traits well into your 40s...I let you decide...for me it was loud and angry music...and optimism.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BlastersFan55 on January 23, 2009, 09:09:51 PM
I'd suggest holding on to at least a few of these traits well into your 40s...I let you decide...for me it was loud and angry music...and optimism.

I have....and I'm 53!   :cheers


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 23, 2009, 09:33:04 PM
You know what men never seem to out old?

Guitar Center Syndrome.

Where NO MATTER how freakin small the guitar shop is and who is trying to do what, apparently the only way to know if that amp works is to jack it to 11. Or maybe it's hearing loss, I don't know, but teens think it's cool, gentleman should know better.

I mean let's get real, are you gigging with that amp at the arena? Is there EVER a time you will need to play that loud? I've also noted that the least accomplished the guitarist is, the louder and the longer they do go on.

holly

PS. Lynda, sorry your day sucked.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on January 23, 2009, 11:07:36 PM
When I feel down... such as my head has been aching and dizzy since yesterday afternoon and I stayed home all day today...

missed my lunch meeting... missed my yesterday noon deadline for my weekend responsibilities... thanks to my very patient office admin asst

I just played my OO, played it and played it and played it... as if I was the only one in a concert with an audience of One.

I feel better now.

Hello everybody !!!

ricky  :nana_guitar    head still feels funny... but I'm playin' my git.  Yeah !!!  :+1:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on January 23, 2009, 11:22:52 PM
any news on the guitars yet...............?? :whistling:

I am so excited for this guitar! my first all hog guitar.

This guitar will more likely to be my go to guitar :)
I'll take it every where.
I'll take it on week long camping trips, I'll take it to mission trips and I'll take it to bed....... :laughin:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on January 23, 2009, 11:49:38 PM
any news on the guitars yet...............?? :whistling:

I am so excited for this guitar! my first all hog guitar.

This guitar will more likely to be my go to guitar :)
I'll take it every where.
I'll take it on week long camping trips, I'll take it to mission trips and I'll take it to bed....... :laughin:

Ya right... how about a sunburst, huh... how about a brazilian... how about a madagascar... how about a curly hog... huh huh huh... :humour:

You think you're cured?  Give me some meds... give me some meds... whatever it is that can make me say like you

this is going to be my go to guitar and I'll take it everywhere.


If you found the GAS-free Club, I'd like to be a chartered member, founding member, #1.


Jeff... no news yet.  :crying:

You should read Jim at Trinity's mods for his FG III git -- sounds like what you're going to do.

I have yet to do what Jim intends to do with any of my git ---  in his own words, "Play the snot out" of the git... or something like that.

You're on the right track...

meanwhile, we wait....   stay away from Ebay, Craigslist, FS section here, etc (now I'm talking to myself)  :whistling:

ricky


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: iDavid on January 24, 2009, 12:01:16 AM
My day went to hell in a handbasket too. I hate my job!  :crying:

What do you do?

was it just a bad day, or does your job stink on a on-going basis?

david


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 24, 2009, 12:27:16 AM
What do you do?

was it just a bad day, or does your job stink on a on-going basis?

david

David,

I'm a Law Clerk (similar to Paralegal). The last three days or so have been absolute hell. My boss came back recently from mat leave and she's one of the worst people I've ever worked for. Just a -CENSORED-!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: iDavid on January 24, 2009, 06:09:51 AM
David,

I'm a Law Clerk (similar to Paralegal). The last three days or so have been absolute hell. My boss came back recently from mat leave and she's one of the worst people I've ever worked for. Just a -CENSORED-!

sorry to hear that...

I went through MANY MANY jobs before I found one I like.  A "bad" boss can ruin ones life.... at least while at work


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 24, 2009, 01:04:32 PM
sorry to hear that...

I went through MANY MANY jobs before I found one I like.  A "bad" boss can ruin ones life.... at least while at work

David,

I love my job except for her. I have first hand knowledge that she is looking for a job elsewhere which does help me deal with her on most days. Yesterday and the day before were somewhat exceptions to that.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: dazdarren on January 24, 2009, 09:41:51 PM
Is it just me or is anyone else itching for even a sliver of update on the production of the FGIII.  A picture of the Italian Spruce set aside for the production run..anything.  I'll try to sit on my hands and be patient.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: gtrplayer on January 24, 2009, 09:46:51 PM
Yeah, a little peek at some Italian spruce would be nice.....maybe initial construction/woods, .....a few crumbs would go a long way.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on January 24, 2009, 09:52:15 PM
Is it just me or is anyone else itching for even a sliver of update on the production of the FGIII.  A picture of the Italian Spruce set aside for the production run..anything.  I'll try to sit on my hands and be patient.

They probably just got back from NAMM. Patience.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on January 24, 2009, 10:48:54 PM
Waiting for something really exciting to arrive is just plain brutal.  The problem is that you burn up tons of brainpower trying to decide whether or not you are going to do it and once you finally get over the psychological wall....you have to wait...and wait...and wait...

Here is my top ten list for easing the pain of waiting:

1)  Re-read all 120 pages of the original discussion thread (btw...does anyone know where it went?)

2)  Take out one of your existing Larrivee guitars from its case, lower your nose into the sound hole, close your eyes, and take a deep whiff.  As that glorious smell of mahogany, spruce, rosewood, lacquer and glue is circulating through your sinuses, picture your new LS-03 guitar in your mind and lose yourself in the moment.

3)  Search for older LS-05 and LS-09 guitars on eBay, Craigslist, Kijiji and save the photos on your PC for later viewing pleasure

4)  Open up the pictures of the Forum I & II guitars being manufactured in the Larrivee factory and zoom in to look at all the details of the manufacturing process

5)  Search for "Larrivee" on Youtube and watch people playing their Larrivee guitars. 

6)  Go to a local guitar store and buy a new guitar.  Minimize the personal guilt by convincing yourself that you will sell it when the new Forum III guitar arrives.  Hey...the store has a don't pay for 90 day special...even better.

7)  Write Jim at Trinity a note asking if he has an update and then delete before you send.  Repeat multiple times.

8)  Obtain a photo of another model of Larrivee guitar and then spend the afternoon on your computer Photoshopping the picture into looking like your new LS-03 Forum III guitar.

9)  Look up the history of Herringbone purfing on the Internet and feel good about spending the extra bucks for the upgrade.  Post links on this info on the forum.

and finally....

10)  Drink until you can't tell the difference between an LS-03, D-03, OM-03, P-05 and then play one of them while fantasizing about your future Forum III guitar!

The waiting is killing me too.  Pictures from Larrivee would be a quick hit.

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on January 24, 2009, 11:02:56 PM
    I went to a pawn shop and found a 50 year old small classical git with an Alpine spruce top.
 Didn't know how old and such, just knew it was a sweet old git. "Hand made" in Sweden, a Goya 1959 G-10.  More later.         Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on January 24, 2009, 11:46:08 PM
                   "The Wait"
Pulled into vancouver, I was feelin bout half past dead.
My heads still racin but my eyes are tired and red.
I said hey mister, can you lead me to the factory?
He just smiled and said, another waitin on the forum III

Take a load off Danny,
Take a load off Lee
Take a load off Ricky.
and................
ya lay the  forum III  on me.

Shufflin through the warehouse district in the funky part of town.
Who'd I see but Lyric Girl, and her raincoat pacin around.
I said hey girl, come on lets go downtown.
 She smiled and said you can take my coat, but I gotta stick around.

Take a load off Lynda
Take a load off steve
Take load off penner
and.................
ya lay the  forum III  on me.

Sun finally showed up tryin to beat away the fog.
I saw someone pleadin, Tuffy, please let me have your Hog.
Tuffy said I'm a peaceful man, but that's more than I can share.
He pulled out a flower and said, be sure to wear it in your hair.

Take a load off Bluesman
Take a load off Ray.
Take a load off Holly
and..............
ya lay the  forum III  on me.

Peerin thru the window, we saw John just shakin his head.
To make the wait go quicker,he brought a toaster and some bread.
We said wait a minute Johnie, have you done all you could.
 He said sorry to tell ya, we're still just pickin out the wood.

Take a load off Serge,
Take a load off Ben
Take a load off Randy.
and................
ya lay the  forum III  on me.

Got on the telephone, called brother Jim at home.
Wouldn't say what he was thinkin, just kindly said I gotta be alone.
Six feet of paper work and it's gettin kinda hard.
But if it makes you feel better, Jean gives his regards.

Take a load off Danny,
Take a load off Lee
Take a load off Ricky.
and................
ya lay the  forum III  on me.


Just helpin ya pass the time!  matt













Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 25, 2009, 12:12:54 AM
Love it! Plus it makes sense!

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on January 25, 2009, 02:03:58 AM
Hil-freakin-larious....

Hey flatlander let's get an Audacity recording started on this thing-we could overdub lyrics and guitars via email (I think)!!!!

 


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on January 25, 2009, 02:17:49 AM
    Nice Matt...."The Wait"  :guitar By the F-III BAND


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on January 25, 2009, 02:27:48 AM
Hil-freakin-larious....

Hey flatlander let's get an Audacity recording started on this thing-we could overdub lyrics and guitars via email (I think)!!!!

 
I don't have the audacity to do that, but I might could record it real quick myself.  :thumbsupI gotta go to work now though.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 25, 2009, 02:28:36 AM
David,

I love my job except for her. I have first hand knowledge that she is looking for a job elsewhere which does help me deal with her on most days. Yesterday and the day before were somewhat exceptions to that.

When I worked at Planned Parenthood I had a boss like that. For starters she asked me to take down my Klimt Danaë poster in my office. When I asked her why as there were a few nudes in other offices she said (ok ready?)

"Yes, but they aren't pictures of themselves."

No freakin' joke. Never mind the weirdness behind that statement, the woman though KLIMT had painted a mass produced poster of ME. I don't think I have ever worked so hard not to bust a gut laughing. The only thing I could think of to say was 'Hey, did you see the one where I'm kissing that guy?' And no, I don't look like that anymore. *sigh*

She became so increasingly unreasonable and unstable that her boss met with myself and the other person uunder her while she was on vacation. He had decided to tell her she needed to check herself into a mental hospital and get help or he would fire her. Then the night before she came back (I am not making this up) he died. No one knew about the meeting except the three, now two of us.

Thankfully I got laid off and I went to hair school and became wildly successful until I got married and had the boy and quit to stay home. To cap off this work history, my SIL owns the hair salon I met my husband at and was just as freakin loopy as the last boss. That's a whole nother story.

But to give you an idea, before staff meetings a coworker and I would go across the street, get a cup of ice and split a bottle of wine, bring it back and sip it through a straw. Another would pop a couple of Xanax. She's not improved as a SIL but now I don't have to deal with her at all. Now I just deal with dogs, most of the time. If I could do that without dealing with the owners that would be ideal but we can't have everything.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 25, 2009, 02:39:58 AM
Hey Matt,

That was so kewl seeing myself immortalized in your poem. Thanks for that.

Great job. However folks, you need to stop thinking about it...believe me, your brain will hurt less and the time will go by quicker... I promise. :roll


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 25, 2009, 03:18:48 AM
I couldn't pay for it if it showed up anyhow. I'm probabaly the only person hoping it takes at least three months.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 25, 2009, 03:23:50 AM
I couldn't pay for it if it showed up anyhow. I'm probabaly the only person hoping it takes at least three months.

holly

Nope Holly, you're not. I am carefully putting money aside from every cheque, but I should have about enough if it arrives at the end of March, but later would definitely be easier for me too. I also keep forgetting that I have to factor in tax on top/


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on January 25, 2009, 07:29:50 AM
Matt,

I better start paying attention to who's who around here.  I mean, my memory needs a good dose of steroids or stimulants.

I believe I was listening to some of your compositions earlier... before the end of last year? and I was really impressed.

I can't wait to hear the melody... really cool to see a whole bunch of us in this song.

I can't say enough words to let the whole world know how TOTALLY COOL this is.

Thank you!!!

Part of the way I'm passing time and easing the pain of the wait.... is, as Jim puts it, playing the "snot out" of my OO-09.  She's so sweet with muffled/muted strumming.

ricky  :nana_guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on January 25, 2009, 08:42:24 AM
Taking your advice...I just played the snot out of my silver oak for 4 hours...it's now 2:30am.

And yes, flatlander...we did play "The weight".


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on January 25, 2009, 11:29:26 AM
Hey Matt,

That was so kewl seeing myself immortalized in your poem. Thanks for that.

Great job. However folks, you need to stop thinking about it...believe me, your brain will hurt less and the time will go by quicker... I promise. :roll
Well first I think I owe you an apology for my typo! Downtown not downdown. :roll
I guess there's some that aren't familier with "The Wieght" a hit in late 60's. This is parody of that.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on January 25, 2009, 11:31:57 AM
I don't have the audacity to do that, but I might could record it real quick myself.  :thumbsupI gotta go to work now though.
Got home at 3:00 am and threw it together. Here it is. first song "the wait"

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=869113

 :? :cheers :guitar :roll :?
 :yawn :yawn :yawn :yawn :yawn :yawn :yawn :yawn :yawn
(I gotta do what at 9:30????)
Oh, if anyone wants this nonsense better go ahead and download it. Click on "full" by song for download option.
I'm not sure if it counts as a cover song which is restricted
on soundclick. I'll probably take it down soon. If somebody has somewhere else to store it, have at it.  matt


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 25, 2009, 02:09:10 PM
Matt,

That was so friggen amazing. You seriously have made my day. You have a great voice.

Thanks,

Lynda


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on January 25, 2009, 03:12:36 PM
Quality Matt.  That was one of the first songs I ever learned to play too, so it was extra great for that reason.

 :thumbsup 

PS  I trust there as no evidence behind the line abot John having just selected the wood.  I hope they are further on than that.  We assumed 3-4 months.  We are 23 days into that now.



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on January 25, 2009, 03:29:42 PM
I couldn't pay for it if it showed up anyhow. I'm probabaly the only person hoping it takes at least three months.

holly

nope, you're not.  :winkin:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on January 25, 2009, 03:34:19 PM
Got home at 3:00 am and threw it together. Here it is. first song "the wait"

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=869113

 :? :cheers :guitar :roll :?
 :yawn :yawn :yawn :yawn :yawn :yawn :yawn :yawn :yawn
(I gotta do what at 9:30????)
Oh, if anyone wants this nonsense better go ahead and download it. I'm not sure if it counts as a cover song which is restricted
on soundclick. I'll probably take it down soon. If somebody has somewhere else to store it, have at it.  matt


soooo nice to know I'm not the only one obsessing. I played this for my girlfriend to prove it.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on January 25, 2009, 03:35:47 PM
nope, you're not.  :winkin:

Mine is all paid for (because the pound is getting worse by the day) so I can be as smug as I like.  I am, however, totally broke now!!!!

On a brighter note, Holly's might come stuffed with british pounds rather than pesos like we assumed!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on January 25, 2009, 03:50:45 PM
Matt, totally awesome.  Very nice work.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 25, 2009, 04:18:03 PM
I'm going to pick up my LV 03 12 string today, swapping an OM 05 MT, pretty but gloss, you know. Now the L 05 MT I have, the gloss looks nice, go figure.  So that should keep me busy. Shoot just stringing and tuning it should keep me busy. i did all the baking for the week yesterday, so I'll just set the iRobot into action and see what i can do.

Oh, I did get an extra G string on advisement.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on January 25, 2009, 05:23:55 PM
I am literally awe-struck.   I am struck with awe.   Awe is striking me at this very moment.   I don't usually get stricken with awe but awe has struck and struck hard.   I will probably have awe bruising for days.   Awe shucks.

That was delightful:  may I have some more please ?

Tuffythepug


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on January 25, 2009, 05:37:55 PM
I'm going to pick up my LV 03 12 string today
Oh, I did get an extra G string on advisement.

holly

Holly, do you have a Victoria's Secret near your guitar shop?



Sorry, but you set that up you know.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 25, 2009, 05:40:46 PM
Yeah, I was thinking something along those lines during the whole G String Tuning thread.  You know, how misdirected these poor fellows were because I can only imagine how annoying it would be to have one's G String tuned.

VS, geeze, I haven't set foot or whatever, in one of those in over fiteen years. Terrible quality although I'd imagine that's not the focus.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 25, 2009, 06:34:22 PM
Not sure if the idea has been thrown around, but are we going to try to arrange a get together of forum III owners? Personally, I feel a real kinship with my fellow waiters. Since I'm posting this, I would suggest somewhere central. Just throwing this out there.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on January 25, 2009, 06:44:52 PM
Not sure if the idea has been thrown around, but are we going to try to arrange a get together of forum III owners? Personally, I feel a real kinship with my fellow waiters. Since I'm posting this, I would suggest somewhere central. Just throwing this out there.

How about North Carolina?  We could make it central North Carolina....


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on January 25, 2009, 07:00:19 PM
Matt- great lyrics & voice ! I saw Ricky's post about Jim's mods to his forum git. I perused his site, read his history, etc., but couldn't find anything about his forum guitar. Jim's putting a bone nut on my forum guitar. I think thats all the mods I'll need. Could someone tell where it's posted ? :smile: Jagadis- as far as the first discussion: go to the home page & click on "show own posts". If you posted on the first thread, you can just click on your most recent post on the first discussion. Remember, there are alot of pages to look @, so have fun ! LOL !
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on January 25, 2009, 07:05:10 PM
Matt- great lyrics & voice ! I saw Ricky's post about Jim's mods to his forum git. I perused his site, read his history, etc., but couldn't find anything about his forum guitar. Jim's putting a bone nut on my forum guitar.

Its not on his site...it's here

Forum 3 Mods (http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=25209.0)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 25, 2009, 07:07:02 PM
How about North Carolina?  We could make it central North Carolina....

And North Carolina is central how?  :roll


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on January 25, 2009, 07:11:51 PM
lyric girl (Lynda?)- that's a great idea. I live in East Haven, CT, so I'm way east. It would be cool to have a get-together to share our passions & new guitars.
Also, sorry lots of you have flus & injuries. I got my flu shot about 3 months ago & got a bad cold about 3 weeks after. That lasted about a month; like a flu, rest, lots of fluids, & constant handwashing ! Oh, I forgot. Lots of trips to the bathroom ! :wacko:
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on January 25, 2009, 07:14:03 PM
Thanks Dotneck ! I'm going there right now.
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Safricanplayer on January 25, 2009, 07:23:47 PM
Great job Matt :cheers

Yeah the waiting is tough but fun too. Like I mentioned on a different thread, the cost of admission to this semi custom build is incredibly reasonable and it's certainly fun to watch the anticipation building.  :thumbsup

  ~ Ray ~


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: bluesman67 on January 25, 2009, 07:26:46 PM
It is 1/2 way between New England and Florida! ...but that's about it.  If there's ever a forumite gathering, some cool sites somewhat central would be Nashville, New Orleans, or Memphis...cultural areas rich in music.  They aren't really central either, but at least not the east or west coast.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on January 25, 2009, 07:38:11 PM
I SAY WE SHOULD ALL MEET AT DANNY'S HOUSE IN THE GREAT MUSIC CITY OF AUSTIN, TEXAS !

Roughly the same distance from East Coast to Left Coast and equally inconvenient for everyone else !

How about it Danny ?  Care to have a party for 78 of your closest friends  :roll

When should we book our flights ?   :bgrin:


Tuffythepug



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on January 25, 2009, 09:11:20 PM
I SAY WE SHOULD ALL MEET AT DANNY'S HOUSE IN THE GREAT MUSIC CITY OF AUSTIN, TEXAS !

Roughly the same distance from East Coast to Left Coast and equally inconvenient for everyone else !

How about it Danny ?  Care to have a party for 78 of your closest friends  :roll

When should we book our flights ?   :bgrin:


Tuffythepug



If it's in the summer I'll throw the git in the convertable and take a road trip.

That's unless the gas goes back up to $4/Gal, then I'll just be stayin home.  I need an electric car, come on GM get off your a$$


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 25, 2009, 09:26:16 PM
Guys, hate to pee on your parade, but remember, there are a few of us that live in the Great White North! :cheers


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on January 25, 2009, 09:33:16 PM
How about North Carolina?  We could make it central North Carolina....
Even I would come then, even though I'm not gettin the III ! I didn't realize you were from NC.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on January 25, 2009, 11:08:05 PM
there are a few of us that live in the Great White North! :cheers


we know that!

 :beer


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on January 25, 2009, 11:11:04 PM
Even I would come then, even though I'm not gettin the III ! I didn't realize you were from NC.

Yup...Raleigh, which is located in the central of the state ...looks like there are a few of us here....we could have a test run of a forum gathering....a little regional thing....see if it is any fun and make all the northerners jealous!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on January 25, 2009, 11:15:22 PM
Even I would come then, even though I'm not gettin the III ! I didn't realize you were from NC.
   Matt that song is really great. I like the style you put to it. I hope we could preserve that one somehow.

   Tuffy, as far as all the forum owners at my place, let's see what was the name you first gave it... "Doghouse Guitar"


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on January 25, 2009, 11:19:02 PM
Yup...Raleigh, which is located in the central of the state ...looks like there are a few of us here....we could have a test run of a forum gathering....a little regional thing....see if it is any fun and make all the northerners jealous!
Oh I know where Raliegh is. I live in Swansboro on the coast. Comin to Durham next month to see Jorma. I'll be there several times this spring for son's soccer games.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on January 25, 2009, 11:23:11 PM
   Matt that song is really great. I like the style you put to it. I hope we could preserve that one somehow.
If anyone wants it PM me with e-mail address and I'll send MP3. I'll go ahead and send you one Danny.
 You can also click on "full" by song listing on soundclick, and it should give you option to download. I encourage anyone who wants it to do that because I don't plan on leaving up it there long.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on January 26, 2009, 12:46:27 AM
Maybe we find a place in the cornbelt (upper), which would be central to almost all. I'll have to research & see what I can suggest. Canada, U.S.; east coast ,west coast. Something in the middle accessable to all.
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on January 26, 2009, 01:50:42 AM
Maybe we find a place in the cornbelt (upper), which would be central to almost all. I'll have to research & see what I can suggest. Canada, U.S.; east coast ,west coast. Something in the middle accessable to all.
Jeff   :guitar

I vote for Chicago (especially since it's only a 3.5 hour drive for me).  It probably is the "most central location"...truthfully.

Or, we could have the get-together in Winnepeg next January.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on January 26, 2009, 01:53:54 AM
Got home at 3:00 am and threw it together. Here it is. first song "the wait"

Nice job, very nice.  Was that you multi-tasking, or with buds?

I still think it would be REALLY fun to try to do a bunch of us, overdubbing each other.

Anyone else interested?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on January 26, 2009, 01:55:35 AM
If anyone wants it PM me with e-mail address and I'll send MP3. I'll go ahead and send you one Danny.
 You can also click on "full" by song listing on soundclick, and it should give you option to download. I encourage anyone who wants it to do that because I don't plan on leaving up it there long.
 Thanks Matt, I got it. I didn't know about the "full" and then download option. It really has a fresh sound to it and I like the Mando/harp combo with a kazzoo at the finish isn't it?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 26, 2009, 02:01:17 AM
Chicago would be very kewl for me, but not so much for others.

Penner, Winterpeg... are you crazy. I live in Canada and don't ever want to go there, especially in winter. :roll


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on January 26, 2009, 02:08:31 AM
Nice job, very nice.  Was that you multi-tasking, or with buds?

I still think it would be REALLY fun to try to do a bunch of us, overdubbing each other.

Anyone else interested?
  Danny SANG BASS, Penner sang TENOR....zip a dee do da...  yep I'm in.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on January 26, 2009, 03:08:52 AM
Nice job, very nice.  Was that you multi-tasking, or with buds?

I still think it would be REALLY fun to try to do a bunch of us, overdubbing each other.

Anyone else interested?
I have my recording stuff out so I just knocked it out cause I knew if I didn't go ahead and do it when I got home last night, I'd never get around to it. No buds up at 3:00 a.m. unfortunately. some of them are much better pickers than me.
 The passing of files around that can be overdubbed on sounds like great fun, but I don't know anything about it.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on January 26, 2009, 03:28:51 AM
Here's a CRAZY good version of The Weight from "The Last Waltz" (a MUST see movie of the concert to cap off The Band's career)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trhrN39li1M

I love the backing singers and I LOVE Rick Danko's flapping left arm when he's playin' bass and singing.

These guys were awesome.  And, like Larrivee, they're from Canada.

I'm learning to use Audacity software.  Apparently it's easy to record and export as an mp3, but to be able to do overdubs you need to send the entire data file (which I think is HUGE).  If anyone knows how to do this please chime in.

I think this would be a TON of fun and worth it.  Even if we had to mail CDs with the data file burned on them to each other...

I'm also thinking of working up a song in the flatlander spirit of things...if it works, I'll share.  But trust me, I won't sound NEARLY as good as Matt does.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on January 26, 2009, 03:48:09 AM
These guys were awesome.  And, like Larrivee, they're from Canada.
One of my very favorite bands. A great mixture of rock and roll and folk leanings.
Mostly Canadians, but let's grab our credit for Arkansas boy Levon Helms.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on January 26, 2009, 04:19:16 AM
    The Last Waltz.
                        One class act.  Even if Robbie didn't know how to play that harp/git just right. I liked it anyway.

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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on January 26, 2009, 04:23:28 AM
One of my very favorite bands. A great mixture of rock and roll and folk leanings.
Mostly Canadians, but let's grab our credit for Arkansas boy Levon Helms.

DOH!  Of course...he was clearly NOT from Canada.
Sorry...


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: ark on January 26, 2009, 04:56:51 AM

I'm learning to use Audacity software.  Apparently it's easy to record and export as an mp3, but to be able to do overdubs you need to send the entire data file (which I think is HUGE).  If anyone knows how to do this please chime in.

I think you could import the existing (old) mp3 file into Audacity, record the new track, then mix and export the new track with the track from the old mp3 file into a new mp3. Then send that new mp3 to the next stop around the world and repeat the process. Just a thought, haven't tried it. The idea is to always end up with an mp3 file which is small enough to attach to an email.

Al


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on January 26, 2009, 04:58:38 AM
I've seen "the last waltz" so many times! I think I watch it almost every month:)

and yet it is still entertaining!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on January 26, 2009, 11:18:21 AM
I've seen "the last waltz" so many times! I think I watch it almost every month:)

and yet it is still entertaining!
  Heh, Jeff.  Could I make a little suggestion with the hockey video, please?
       Could you slow it down a bit so we don't have to see 25 re-runs while viewing what is written? That way you can not be so distracted, like I am right now trying to finish typing this.
         I think it's because I'm using the "quick reply" mode though, which has your post right above it as I'm responding.
                      Just a thought, I could just switch to regular mode and then not see the video.

          I woke up this morning singing "The Weight".      "Crazy Chester followed me and he caught me in.... etc."
 It is a hard song to get out of your mind. It's also one of my fav's. I saw ''Easy Rider" at a drive in in Michigan, probably over 40 years ago now. Something like that.  "The river flows, it flows to the sea, and where ever that river goes that's where I want to be, flow river flow, let your waters wash down, take me from this burb....to some other town."
            I guess that's what got me long distance riding on motorcycles and trying to play and sing.  Still trying to play and sing...gave up the long distance riding.
                                                          Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on January 26, 2009, 03:38:29 PM
  Heh, Jeff.  Could I make a little suggestion with the hockey video, please?
       Could you slow it down a bit so we don't have to see 25 re-runs while viewing what is written? That way you can not be so distracted, like I am right now trying to finish typing this.
         I think it's because I'm using the "quick reply" mode though, which has your post right above it as I'm responding.
                      Just a thought, I could just switch to regular mode and then not see the video.
    Danny


Done :thumb


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: bluesman67 on January 26, 2009, 10:37:29 PM
Flatlander,

Nice job on The Wait!  I just became a fan of Shakey Jake.  :beer


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on January 26, 2009, 11:37:09 PM
 Per Mr LV19 you have to be a member of soundclick to download. Don't hesitate to PM me with e-mail address if you want mp3. Several folks already have.
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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: bluesman67 on January 27, 2009, 12:57:39 AM
You can upload it to putfile.com and that won't be a problem.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on January 27, 2009, 02:16:37 AM
It wouldn't let me register right now. I'll try later.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on January 27, 2009, 11:03:32 AM
Song back on soundclick. They got back suprisingly quickly and told me it was fine.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=869113


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on January 27, 2009, 12:41:17 PM
Song back on soundclick. They got back suprisingly quickly and told me it was fine.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=869113

They must be as impressed with it as we were Matt!!  Congratulatiuons on seriously livening up what would otherwise have been the most tedious and depressing part of the wait.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: LaminateBoy on January 27, 2009, 02:54:16 PM
What a hoot!

The kazoo is a nice touch, but...uh... it needs more cowbell.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 27, 2009, 03:30:10 PM
OMGosh, the cow bell skit, I swear that's the closest I've come to actually wetting myself I laughed so loud. The fact that his shirt was two inces two short clinched it. http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1738696/snl_cowbell/ (http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1738696/snl_cowbell/)

Walken is an icon to me but Farrell totally stole the show.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on January 27, 2009, 04:56:53 PM
... the most tedious and depressing part of the wait.

Which part is that?  The part between the order and the delivery?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on January 27, 2009, 05:00:31 PM
Which part is that?  The part between the order and the delivery?

I meant the bit between order and when we find out they are actually doing something towards building the guitars.  Until we get a picture or something of some part finished guitars, there is still a bit of me that wonders if they have started yet, and if they have, as Matt says, they may be still 'picking out the wood'.  Just as long as they select a nice piece of Italian Spruce for #5, I'm a happy chap!!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 27, 2009, 05:02:39 PM
Ben, relax.... I think you need to do some meditation  :smile:

You can't hurry perfection... Right? :humour:

Take good care,

Lynda


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: LaminateBoy on January 27, 2009, 05:31:34 PM


You can't hurry love...

...No, you just have to wait
She said, "Love won't come easy,
it's a game of give and take.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on January 27, 2009, 05:53:46 PM
Lynda is a voice of reason for us all. The virtue of patience has to be learned and then practiced.

After our emotional group roller coaster ride through specification setting and order taking we face this inevitable lull in activity. The menu has been presented and the orders have been taken. Now the unseen activity begins and like Ben I'd love to know when the water comes to a boil and the pasta can begin cooking. (You did know it would be Italian food, right?)

My observation is that you can't NOT think about this build process. (Read again slowly, the double negative is intended.) Instead you have to choose to think about something else to fill your mind with a positive pursuit. Maybe it's GAS, maybe it is getting some lessons or practicing more regularly. Maybe it isn't guitar related at all.

Each one of us will know the right answer. I mentioned some of mine very early in this thread. Meanwhile my expectations are in check and I'll save energy for the post delivery gushing! I really do hope some regional gatherings can take place for some Forum guitar group photos.

Norman

PS, I thought of that Supremes tune too. LaminateBoy posted while I was typing.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 27, 2009, 06:03:08 PM
Norman,

I'm not meaning to be the voice of reason. Believe me, I'm not great at patience either; however, that being said, we have no control here, and I think it's best not to dwell on it. These gits are gonna be here in their own good time.  :smile:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on January 27, 2009, 06:07:26 PM
lyric girl- Chicago sounds cool to me also. Central to most, but maybe a little too far north for our "southern' friends". Great place for music. It's down the road a ways, so others will come up with some different sites. Do you mind if I call you Lynda? I'm a first name kinda guy, plus it makes you feel like you know forumites you've never met. If you prefer your forum name, that's cool. Just asking before I use it in a post. :smile:
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 27, 2009, 06:14:58 PM
Jeff,

Please call me Lynda...most people do on here. I totally realize Chicago may be way too north for many. I'm just hoping we can find a way to meet up. I think it would be a blast, but you guys are gonna have to put up with my pathetic playing  :roll For me, I'm REALLY scared of attempting to fly with a guitar, especially one as special as the Forum III.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on January 27, 2009, 06:36:13 PM
Lynda- I'm left-handed & play a right handed guitar turned around, without changing the strings around. Learned that way in college ('75) & couldn't switch. Imagine the low "e" on the bottom & high "e" on top! I've adapted well to it, figuring out my own chord positions, leads, etc.. Nobody that can play full songs on their git should consider themselves pathetic. I'm sure you're joking.
As far flying, get a couple of Valium from your M.D.. I have anxiety disorder, among other shared problems, & have found they work great. Music on your headphones helps alot also. Hope to meet someday so we can share pathetic playing! :humour:
This includes everyone on the forum also. Seems like a very diversified & cool bunch. I'm glad I took the plunge finally & joined!
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 27, 2009, 06:49:28 PM
Jeff, it's not me that's scared of flying...i'm terrified of getting to the airport and being told that my git has to go in steerage.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on January 27, 2009, 06:54:44 PM
Lynda- sorry. I misunderstood. I'm the same way. I actually left one of gits @ a house on Cape Cod instead of them throwing it around in baggage (went to Nantucket). The airlines actually warned me, so I took their advice. No guitar for a week, but boy, was it peaceful !
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on January 27, 2009, 07:04:42 PM
I wouldn't attempt to take a guitar on a plane unless it was absolutely necessary. Toting it through the airports and security for a long weekend does not sound like fun to me...

I have enough trouble getting my own self through security these days...


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 27, 2009, 07:24:46 PM
I just try remember the scene from Spinal Tap while I'm in line. Although being the woman in a headscarf laughing at apparently nothing may not be the best approach....

I think whomever has the most guitars should host. Cause I'm sure they'd have no problem with them being passed around. Can you tell i know I'm not the person with the most guitars?

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on January 27, 2009, 08:02:23 PM

Breaking News !!!   




I'm guessing they won't even start them until sometime in March. I don't think it will take them very long to build 80 guitars.

I know this is not what you are waiting to hear, but I just couldn't resist.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 27, 2009, 08:24:19 PM
Sorry, Breaking News from anyone but Ricky or Jim isn't Real Breaking News. :roll


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 27, 2009, 08:32:51 PM
I figured the Breaking News was Roger is paying for mine. I'm a little dissapointed.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on January 27, 2009, 09:12:24 PM
Taking guitars onto airplanes... it's a big hassle indeed...
Now days, most airlines don't allow it, unless you buy an extra seat.

When I travel via planes I don't even bother bringing guitars anywhere.. I just take my ukulele  :roll


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on January 27, 2009, 09:15:02 PM
Clearly I am gonna struggle to attend a get together.  If anyone fancies coming to Scotland, however, please pop by for a jam!!! :roll

I am, however, looking forward to seeing some of the Forum III group photos.

And that breaking news just wasn't funny at all.  Not even one little bit.  I am a little upset now..... only because you are probably right!

Ben


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 27, 2009, 09:25:59 PM
Ben, breathe...in and out...in and out...  :humour:

It's gonna be ok!

I must apologize that I forgot where you live when I suggested a get together.  :crying:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on January 27, 2009, 09:29:52 PM
   The menu has been presented and the orders have been taken. Now the unseen activity begins and like Ben I'd love to know when the water comes to a boil and the pasta can begin cooking. (You did know it would be Italian food, right?)

Norman

 

Maybe I will need to get an "appetizer" guitar in the meantime:  you know, something to hold me over until the main course arrives.   :roll
Actually I spend an awful lot of time rotating between my L-10, my OM-03r and my 000-50MT trying to imagine how the new Forum III will sound in comparision to these other guitars.  In my imagination it will be like taking all the best qualities of these three and combining them into one incredible guitar.

And may I say, (no offense intended) that a world where lyric_girl is the voice of reason is seriously messed up. :bgrin:

Just kidding Lynda, you know we love you.   :wink:

Tuffythepug


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on January 27, 2009, 09:34:29 PM
I wrote my post and looked at it, it just seemed like it needed something so I added the headline.

Really, I was in such a happy mood I thought I would bring a few people down.   :humour:


Probably should have put one of these  :humour: in the other post.  After the breaking news of course, the other part I believe is probably correct.


I'm really not having any problem waiting,  it surprises me.  Once it is in Jim's hands though I'll probably be pulling my hair out unable to wait another minute.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 27, 2009, 11:24:11 PM

And may I say, (no offense intended) that a world where lyric_girl is the voice of reason is seriously messed up. :bgrin:

Just kidding Lynda, you know we love you.   :wink:

Tuffythepug

Nope Lynn, I agree with you 100%. Why do you people listen to me anyways!  :roll


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on January 27, 2009, 11:49:44 PM
... Why do you people listen to me anyways!

Because when it comes to waiting for a guitar you REALLY want you have the edge on all of us!  :winkin:

I'll repeat that your advice to chill while waiting instead of being consumed by thinking about it is a voice of reason.

Now as to Tuffy's appetizer platter idea I am shopping for basses. What does your husband recommend, Lynda? Or anyone else ... PMs or email please to avoid hijacking this thread.

Norman


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on January 27, 2009, 11:53:01 PM
Because when it comes to waiting for a guitar you REALLY want you have the edge on all of us!  :winkin:

I'll repeat that your advice to chill while waiting instead of being consumed by thinking about it is a voice of reason.

Now as to Tuffy's appetizer platter idea I am shopping for basses. What does your husband recommend, Lynda? Or anyone else ... PMs or email please to avoid hijacking this thread.

Norman
  Norm I have access to a very rare fretless Bass It's about 1500. A 1966 model. I'll e-mail more if you are interested.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on January 28, 2009, 12:05:41 AM

 PMs or email please to avoid hijacking this thread.


Are you serious? This thread needs to last at least three months...we need something elseto talk about until the new guitars get here...that's the whole point of this thread!

 :humour:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on January 28, 2009, 12:22:18 AM
Good point, Dotneck.

OK, my budget tells me to forget shopping for a bass or just buy a cheap Ibanez SoundGear GSR200 to see if I can even get into this. I used to play a friend's stand up bass but have never played an electric one. This interest is both a coping mechanism for loss of job and another step toward removing my excuses for not recording some of the songs I have written.

Musical style would range from folk to country or newgrass. Home recording would be the primary use but I could play occasional gigs filling in with a friend's group. Currently looking at G&L Tribute and Ibanez SoundGear instruments. Max budget $700.

I'm open to input here or will move to the miscellaneous discussion area if the moderators suggest we are getting too off track.

Norman



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 28, 2009, 12:24:01 AM
Here's a diversion for our friend's in the Great White North...  From our local paper. I'm not kidding, the grocery sold out of milk. It's sad, really.

holly



Snowfall Continues, May Turn to Ice Overnight
Accumulation Could Be Biggest in Years; Evening Commute May Be Messy

The first snow of the season layered one to three inches of wet snow across the region for much of this afternoon, leading some schools and businesses to close early and promising a potentially slippery end to the evening commute with a second wave of flakes that began in the suburban areas shortly after 5 p.m.

The season's first major winter weather deposited almost three inches in some spots south of the Capital Beltway before tapering off during the mid-afternoon. But by early evening, snow was picking up again. The storm will continue to toy with the region overnight and into the morning rush hour. Forecasters expected the snow to turn to freezing rain after midnight, becoming regular rain after sunrise as temperatures climb above freezing in most areas.





Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 28, 2009, 12:26:08 AM
Norman,

Can you borrow one from a friend? I would think they'd come pretty cheap used. Mostly because people think they will like them and don't,lol.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on January 28, 2009, 12:37:38 AM
Here's a diversion for our friend's in the Great White North...  From our local paper. I'm not kidding, the grocery sold out of milk. It's sad, really.

holly



That is a terrible news!!
I hope the storm won't effect you too much...




Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 28, 2009, 12:43:55 AM
Yes, however will we make it through the one to three inches of snow?  This can be a very silly place.

holly

Edited: Ok, this is the latest headline...As Usual, First Snowstorm Leaves Things a Little Flaky
Hundreds of Fender Benders And Patchy School Closings, But Most Take Squall in Stride


Dudes, SQUALL? I'm always happy to have a snow day with the bioy, but squall? Please, make it stop.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: feathersprings on January 28, 2009, 03:00:08 AM
I was away from the forum too long!!!!!  I cant believe I misst the chance to order one of these  :crying: I wish I could get on the list.... any one sorry they did??


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 28, 2009, 03:04:09 AM
I know Jim ordered an extra, you may want to call him up...

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: feathersprings on January 28, 2009, 03:08:47 AM
I know Jim ordered an extra, you may want to call him up...

holly


Thanks  Holly, I will give him a call in the morning!!!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: dazdarren on January 28, 2009, 03:59:52 AM
Here's a diversion for our friend's in the Great White North...  From our local paper. I'm not kidding, the grocery sold out of milk. It's sad, really.

holly



Snowfall Continues, May Turn to Ice Overnight
Accumulation Could Be Biggest in Years; Evening Commute May Be Messy

The first snow of the season layered one to three inches of wet snow across the region for much of this afternoon, leading some schools and businesses to close early and promising a potentially slippery end to the evening commute with a second wave of flakes that began in the suburban areas shortly after 5 p.m.

The season's first major winter weather deposited almost three inches in some spots south of the Capital Beltway before tapering off during the mid-afternoon. But by early evening, snow was picking up again. The storm will continue to toy with the region overnight and into the morning rush hour. Forecasters expected the snow to turn to freezing rain after midnight, becoming regular rain after sunrise as temperatures climb above freezing in most areas.





Holly whereabout are you?  I talked with some friends in KY and OH today and they are getting it.  Hey I'm from the Great White North orginally (western Canada) and we like to recall the time Toronto called in the Canadian Army after a snowstorm


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: stuco on January 28, 2009, 06:44:29 AM
 :ph34r:

I'm too lazy to go through and find what the forum 3 guitar will be so can someone tell me the specs?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on January 28, 2009, 06:47:18 AM
:ph34r:

I'm too lazy to go through and find what the forum 3 guitar will be so can someone tell me the specs?

Here you go:   http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=24123.0

Everything you need to know about the Forum III LS-03 "doghouse" guitar   :wink:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on January 28, 2009, 07:28:45 AM
I feel like a stranger here already.

My last post was back in page 8 when Matt posted his version of the "The Wait" parody of the "The Weight."

Thanks for the education. When I finally listened to Matts recording, I recognized the familiar tune, vaguely -
the last time I heard this song was in the late 60s early 70s(I hope I got my year right).

Anyway, thanks Matt... really, I'm still so impressed; great voice and great arrangement in what seems like a very short time.
I have already downloaded the mp3  into my computer.

Now, let me go back to page 11 - and continue reading.

Thanks again Matt --- and yes, it would be so cool to try out that voice dubbing / recording for group singing.

ricky


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on January 28, 2009, 07:36:36 AM
Lynda- I'm left-handed & play a right handed guitar turned around, without changing the strings around. Learned that way in college ('75) & couldn't switch. Imagine the low "e" on the bottom & high "e" on top! I've adapted well to it, figuring out my own chord positions, leads, etc.. Nobody that can play full songs on their git should consider themselves pathetic. I'm sure you're joking.
As far flying, get a couple of Valium from your M.D.. I have anxiety disorder, among other shared problems, & have found they work great. Music on your headphones helps alot also. Hope to meet someday so we can share pathetic playing! :humour:
This includes everyone on the forum also. Seems like a very diversified & cool bunch. I'm glad I took the plunge finally & joined!
Jeff   :guitar

Jeff, so I'm curious to start with (I keep young that way... now that I'm 2 years south of 50)... but with the way you described your git playing, has got me positively curious.

I sure would be so motivated to go to the regional Forum Git-together to meet all our friends here and to hear and watch each other's "pathetic" playing.

Hats off to everyone who plays guitar and have the same admiration of wood and steel as I and many others here do.

ricky


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on January 28, 2009, 07:50:12 AM
Because when it comes to waiting for a guitar you REALLY want you have the edge on all of us!  :winkin:

I'll repeat that your advice to chill while waiting instead of being consumed by thinking about it is a voice of reason.

Now as to Tuffy's appetizer platter idea I am shopping for basses. What does your husband recommend, Lynda? Or anyone else ... PMs or email please to avoid hijacking this thread.

Norman

Norman,

Good to hear from you.   I'm not into bass guitars.   So, just as I was dead to acoustic guitars until Dec 2006, ignorance is bliss.

While I'm waiting, I usually let my OO-09 teach me to adjust my git playing style to what the git can deliver; if my OO-09 can talk, it would always say,

"remember ricky, I'm not an OM, nor a L, or a dread" --- so moderate strumming please and grow the strumming nails for louder fingerstyle playing.



Also, while I'm waiting, I violated your warning to me to stay away from the FS section here.

Confession time:

If I had my way, I would have already bought the OM-60 SBT,  the OM-05MT is relisted on Craigslist, bought a Jumbo from Winnipeg, the Leo Kottke (sp?) 12-string here

and the Taylor Fall Ltd Coco with Koa binding and my friend's L-03R and the new OM-03R in the local Larry dealer in drEdmonton (sorry, I'm curious about the SD too).



As you can see, I'm a perfectly healthy member of this Forum!

ricky... oh yeah, did I mention that I'm watching the OO slothead 12-fret thread (special order or FG 4) with an eagle eye?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on January 28, 2009, 08:07:22 AM
Matt- great lyrics & voice ! I saw Ricky's post about Jim's mods to his forum git. I perused his site, read his history, etc., but couldn't find anything about his forum guitar. Jim's putting a bone nut on my forum guitar. I think thats all the mods I'll need. Could someone tell where it's posted ? :smile: Jagadis- as far as the first discussion: go to the home page & click on "show own posts". If you posted on the first thread, you can just click on your most recent post on the first discussion. Remember, there are alot of pages to look @, so have fun ! LOL !
Jeff   :guitar

Jeff, here's Jim Holler's post in "Mods to my Forum III and News on Tuners" thread...  nothing serious, but refreshingly inspiring...

I have some long term modifications in mind. Now I am talking Luther's time here. So here is the list:
1) Wear out the frets, I mean some good divits in the first few positions.
2) Dent the top. I know it is going to happen at some point so I will just plan on that happening. and love it whan it does.
3) Wear out the custom hat. I an thinking sweat stains all around the base of the hat.
4) Stickers on the case. I have never done this and it is so cool.
5) Most important. Make it the best sounding one by playing the snot out of it.  :guitar
Jim Holler



I sure looked at my guitars differently after reading Jim Holler's post... I plan to do #5 on my FG III and all my guitars.

In fact, I was visiting a friend in Calgary, stayed there overnight with my wife. I played his el-cheapo dred for more than half-hour (I must be really totally hooked on acoustic guitars) --- I 'm so thankful for this positively therapeutic all-be-it-somewhat-expensive hobby.

ricky

PS - Forum Friends... if we do as Jim shared what he plans to do with his FG III, we may more productively pass the time of waiting for our FG III's delivery.

Jim, if you're reading this, I hope you didn't mind me sharing your post... Jeff (bluesman1) was looking for your post - mods to your FG III.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: feathersprings on January 28, 2009, 04:29:51 PM
Lynda- I'm left-handed & play a right handed guitar turned around, without changing the strings around. Learned that way in college ('75) & couldn't switch. Imagine the low "e" on the bottom & high "e" on top! I've adapted well to it, figuring out my own chord positions, leads, etc.. Nobody that can play full songs on their git should consider themselves pathetic. I'm sure you're joking.
As far flying, get a couple of Valium from your M.D.. I have anxiety disorder, among other shared problems, & have found they work great. Music on your headphones helps alot also. Hope to meet someday so we can share pathetic playing! :humour:
This includes everyone on the forum also. Seems like a very diversified & cool bunch. I'm glad I took the plunge finally & joined!
Jeff   :guitar

Wow Jeff, maybe that is how I should have learned!!!  Im left handed, totally!!! but play right handed. I tried a lefty guitar once and couldnt play it ,couldnt play any guitar then  :smile: so my next opportunity was a  right handed guitar . When I bought one for myself I didnt even consider a left handed guitar... I sort of wonder if I might of had an easier time with one....... probably too late now to even attempt a change.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on January 28, 2009, 06:30:47 PM
Nope Lynn, I agree with you 100%. Why do you people listen to me anyways!  :roll
:roll
I've got a song, which I hope to record soon, about how people seem to get crazier as they get older instead of getting it together. It has this line in it.

"pretty bad when you think that I'm the sane one, when I KNOW I'm just another clown"


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on January 28, 2009, 07:10:22 PM
feathersprings- the only drag with playing this way, besides the obvious, is I can't fingerpick. I can flatpick things no problem, sounding close to fingerpicking. Close, but no cigar !
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on January 28, 2009, 07:14:48 PM
Ahhh....snow blessed snow. Those of you having trouble waiting can keep yourselves occupied today (and tomorrow) with a shovel and some hot chocolate.

Enjoy!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 28, 2009, 07:46:28 PM
:roll
I've got a song, which I hope to record soon, about how people seem to get crazier as they get older instead of getting it together. It has this line in it.

"pretty bad when you think that I'm the sane one, when I KNOW I'm just another clown"

Could you write another one addressing the myth of the old person? Because it never seems to ocurr to people that that cranky old woman who cut in line in front of you (and you said nothing because she's old) was probabaly a real b**ch the rest of her life too. As if being old gives you a pass the rest of us don't have in regard to manners and conduct.

I'm not talking slow or a bit scattered, I'm talking wrinkled harpie that just took the spot you waitied ten minutes for.

That's followed by Death Erases All. I've known some pretty lousy human beings who suddenly became really nice people after they passed on.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on January 28, 2009, 08:52:38 PM
Could you write another one addressing the myth of the old person?
As if being old gives you a pass the rest of us don't have in regard to manners and conduct.

holly
I certainly will not. I'm looking to cash in on that mentality before too long! I've  eeeaaarrnnned it. :laughin:
How come I have the feeling you've already written that line and used it on an old geezer or two?
My problem is, that it seems like everytime I open my mouth in that kinda of situation there ends up being more to the circumstance than I know and I make a fool out of my self. On the other hand, when I keep my mouth shut is when I should have said something.
 Just the other night late,late, working. I pulled in a store and there were a couple people in front of me, and when it was my up, a guy comes running right in front of me. I said excuse me for blocking your path to the register. He just looked at me stupidly and went on. Oh well, I do find I'm more patient as I get older.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 28, 2009, 09:03:29 PM
Exactly, you are a good guy now and you'll be a good guy when your eighty. That young guy will be the same SOB then as he is now but he'll be 'old' so it will be ok. I'm gonna be an old person who tells off other old people. That's my plan because who's gonna rebuke me?

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 29, 2009, 12:23:16 AM
Exactly, you are a good guy now and you'll be a good guy when your eighty. That young guy will be the same SOB then as he is now but he'll be 'old' so it will be ok. I'm gonna be an old person who tells off other old people. That's my plan because who's gonna rebuke me?

holly

Holly, I can honestly picture you doing that!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on January 29, 2009, 02:34:29 AM
I have an Idea, after listening to Matt's version of the "wait", how about we all right a little song and share it here on the "wait disscussion II" thread?
    I don't know how to record yet but I think I can get some friends to help me and I have some simple original tunes easy to play and put lyrics to. Then we could pick one or more of those and colaborate to make a few songs together.
            Here's a line that just came to me for a starter on a simple tune.
         "Wanderin' thru the Forum III thread I must say I was confused"
           But brother ricky blasted thru with some flashing BREAKING NEWS
            So I ordered one and It felt so good I decided to order TWO
           But now these days I'm wonderin' how....to pay these bills that er comin' due.

          I have a nice little tune to this already, and I made the words up while typing so we could do this if ya'll want to. I could call Matt and sing it to him on the phone and give him the chords and he could record it...anyway it's something to think about.
      Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 29, 2009, 02:36:22 AM
Danny,

Sounds like a blast. I can likely provide lyrics, but since I'm still a newb, I have no idea how to write a song. So, if anyone is game to put my lyrics to music, I'm in.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on January 29, 2009, 04:06:47 AM
Danny,

I'm in.  Let's hear the tune as soon as Matt does his magic.

ricky


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on January 29, 2009, 04:39:51 AM
:roll
I've got a song, which I hope to record soon, about how people seem to get crazier as they get older instead of getting it together. It has this line in it.

"pretty bad when you think that I'm the sane one, when I KNOW I'm just another clown"

Hey Flatlander-  Not trying to muscle my way into your song or anything...but one of my buddies has a great theory that as we get older, our personalities are 'distilled'.  All the normal stuff gets evaporated and all the idiosynchrasies are condensed into a high proof whacko!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on January 29, 2009, 04:59:58 AM
Okay...here's mine!  I planned to record it Friday afternoon, THEN you'll hear how bad I really am.  For you youngens out there, here's the original Little Feat reference
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKnVBzxmhcw


Waitin (adapted from Willin)

My top’s warped from the dry, the action is low
There’s a better one out there dontcha know…and I’m still…waitin’

On the forum late one night, saw a post with a thousand replies
A post…caught my eye

I’ve been from rosewood to koa, ovangkol to silver oak
Nearly every kind of Larrivee that’s ever been made
Every one was a pleasure to play
But if you give me Italian spruce or hog
I’ll be out of this fog
That’s why I’m waiting…for the Forum 3

They fought over specs night after night
But came to agreement from the left and the right
And now…they’re waitin

I couldn’t afford it, and sat on the fence
But to not make an order just didn’t make sense
And now… I’m waitin

Orders came from New York and the Carolinas…Scotland and Winnepeg
Now 78 Forums are going to get made
Mine just happens to be number 58
Just give me an L...S3...M...T
With Herringbone purfling
It’s worth waiting…Thanks Ricky!




Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on January 29, 2009, 05:18:41 AM
Here we go! :+1:  I'm sure you guys will figure a way to get it recorded. :nana_guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on January 29, 2009, 05:29:41 AM
So cool... pennerblue...

Now this wait thread is flowing with art & talent.

ricky


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on January 29, 2009, 06:00:10 AM
pennerblue- I put the words to the music in my head, trying to stretch some words, shorten others. Great lyrics that fit a hard song to put words to. With you & Matt (& others), this might turn into a really fun & interesting trend for this thread. Again, nice job ! :thumb
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on January 29, 2009, 06:02:43 AM
you guys are so talented! Bravo!   :thumb


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: feathersprings on January 29, 2009, 08:43:54 PM
Now Im waiting... to see if there is a cancellation!!! Guess there is a waiting list to wait   :winkin:

Oh how I long to be one of the waiters

Not waiting on just any old thing
A roswood and spruce with not lots of bling

Thats is just what it has gotta'  be
Dont know if Ill get one, poor little ol' me

Wish me luck !


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on January 29, 2009, 09:29:38 PM
Sherry
Sorry you didn't get in on this.   A mass e-mail was sent out prior to taking orders.  I thought everyone was supposed to be contacted so nobody would miss out.   Darn,  this would be perfect for you.  I know you like the smaller- bodied guitars.  It would be a nice complement to your parlor.  I hope you can get in at some point.    Also, I have a hunch that, with 78 guitars being built, there will be a few people who will have one for sale before long.  There's bound to be instances where someone was disapointed or couldn't bond with the 12 fret LS-03 and decides to sell it.   Keep an eye out.

Tuffythepug


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: feathersprings on January 29, 2009, 10:02:26 PM
Sherry
Sorry you didn't get in on this.   A mass e-mail was sent out prior to taking orders.  I thought everyone was supposed to be contacted so nobody would miss out.   Darn,  this would be perfect for you.  I know you like the smaller- bodied guitars.  It would be a nice complement to your parlor.  I hope you can get in at some point.    Also, I have a hunch that, with 78 guitars being built, there will be a few people who will have one for sale before long.  There's bound to be instances where someone was disapointed or couldn't bond with the 12 fret LS-03 and decides to sell it.   Keep an eye out.

Tuffythepug

I called Jim this morning and he said he would put me on a list... just in case someone changed their mind :) I just hadnt been on the forum  in a long time and didnt know... got too involved with th horses to take the time on the forum during the  nice weather . I have been looking for a 00 but this one appealed to both me and my Husband so figured it would surely suit one of us... ( at least that is what  we talked about.. I want it for ME!!!)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on January 29, 2009, 10:09:53 PM
I called Jim this morning and he said he would put me on a list... just in case someone changed their mind :) I just hadnt been on the forum  in a long time and didnt know... got too involved with th horses to take the time on the forum during the  nice weather . I have been looking for a 00 but this one appealed to both me and my Husband so figured it would surely suit one of us... ( at least that is what  we talked about.. I want it for ME!!!)

Best of luck Sherry, I hope it works out for you and you get one.  Like Tuffy says, I am pretty sure one will come up used soon enough with that many ordered, even if there is no cancellation.

Ben


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: feathersprings on January 29, 2009, 10:28:36 PM
Me too,  actually I just emailed Jim and told him I would be interested in ANY configuration that became available not just the rosewood without extras .   :guitar
Im sure you guys are right and one would eventually become available... I just have to  try and keep my husband from buying another Martin instead !!! The sooner I spend his money the better LOL!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on January 30, 2009, 05:54:41 AM
Are we there yet?  :crying:



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 30, 2009, 01:43:20 PM
Are we there yet?  :crying:

Adam,

Not you too! Let's put a positive spin on this, shall we? Tomorrow is the last day of January, so we're one month closer to them. Right?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on January 30, 2009, 02:50:41 PM
unless they were all so busy with NAMM... and haven't had chance to work on our guitars in Jan..


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on January 30, 2009, 03:08:14 PM
unless they were all so busy with NAMM... and haven't had chance to work on our guitars in Jan..

SHHH.....that's quite enough of that mutinous talk.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: gtrplayer on January 30, 2009, 03:40:37 PM
With regards to those who didn't order a Forum III not to worry.  Out of 78 orders and this economy "buyers remorse" may rear its ugly head.  With myself, depending on the Forum III, will probably put one of my 00-50 Traditionals up for sale.  If you like small guitars the 00-50 fits the bill.  And then there's always the upcoming Forum IV. 


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 30, 2009, 03:57:50 PM
You're assuming they'res gonna be a Forum IV. Mr. Larrivee may say the heck with the idea of ever doing a forum guitar again based on the overwhelming number of orders for the Forum III. :roll


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: gtrplayer on January 30, 2009, 04:02:10 PM
Given the slowdown in the economy I'm sure Mr. Larrivee would welcome any future business. 


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on January 30, 2009, 04:08:17 PM
Lynda- as far as a Forum IV guitar, Larrivee might decide to put the LS back into production based on it's popularity on the Forum III gits. It might be limited runs or come back into offering. I'm sure he didn't expect the order to get as high as it did for ours ! I might sound redundant to your post, but that's only because I agree with you. Ours will still be special, one-of-a-kind guitars forever ! :bgrin:
I'm patiently waiting for mine; I have stuff to sell to try to make up the difference in my balance due.
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: feathersprings on January 30, 2009, 05:05:15 PM
With regards to those who didn't order a Forum III not to worry.  Out of 78 orders and this economy "buyers remorse" may rear its ugly head.  With myself, depending on the Forum III, will probably put one of my 00-50 Traditionals up for sale.  If you like small guitars the 00-50 fits the bill.  And then there's always the upcoming Forum IV. 

I had been looking around for a 00 for a while when I saw the Forum III thread :) I certainly would consider one if I found the right one. I keep watching !


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on January 30, 2009, 05:49:15 PM
I was thinking how nice a slot head would look on the Forum III gits. Anybody have thoughts on this ? I think it was mentioned in the first thread, but I didn't pipe in. I think the response will be stay with the solid head.  :smile:
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on January 30, 2009, 05:51:03 PM
I was thinking how nice a slot head would look on the Forum III gits. Anybody have thoughts on this ? I think it was mentioned in the first thread, but I didn't pipe in. I think the response will be stay with the solid head.  :smile:
Jeff   :guitar

In the beginning of the process we asked JCL if slot head would be an option, the answer..? NO....
Yes, a lot of us wanted slot head...


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on January 30, 2009, 06:26:12 PM
That's what I seem to remember. Just didn't do back into the other thread to look. Thanks !
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on January 30, 2009, 06:28:22 PM
Yes, a slothead was something many of us were pushing for but it didn't get an ok from Larrivee.
I personally would have gone for a slothead and pyramid bridge but both of these were declined by JCL.
We just have to be content with what we did get him to accept.

Try to get it ok'd for a forum IV if it ever gets to that.

Tuffythepug


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 30, 2009, 06:43:15 PM
Not for me. I like my headstock like a paddle in case someone gets unruly.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on January 30, 2009, 06:47:34 PM
holly
I've been rather naughty lately....   :whistling:



T the P


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on January 30, 2009, 07:21:49 PM
Not for me. I like my headstock like a paddle in case someone gets unruly.

holly
My teacher's often drilled holes in thier paddle.Better air flow was the word.  Left interesting patterns on your bottom.
Now that I think about it, they were kinda intersting. Each had thier own personalized design.
Another piece of history soon to be completely forgotten.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 30, 2009, 07:22:21 PM
holly
I've been rather naughty lately....   :whistling:



T the P

What did you buy?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: bluesman67 on January 30, 2009, 07:30:32 PM
We are a sick bunch!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on January 30, 2009, 07:36:50 PM
My teacher's often drilled holes in thier paddle.Better air flow was the word.  Left interesting patterns on your bottom.
Now that I think about it, they were kinda intersting. Each had thier own personalized design.
Another piece of history soon to be completely forgotten.

Thats whats wrong with kids nowadays, no corporal punishment. That should be a required class for becoming a teacher, Paddle making 101.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on January 30, 2009, 07:46:55 PM
What did you buy?
I don't think we're talkin about something as innocent as another guitar.  :?
OR some people with a guitar phetish like to be paddled with lady's guitars headstocks.
Sorry Tuffy but you kinda opened yourself  up for it!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on January 30, 2009, 08:27:26 PM
I don't think we're talkin about something as innocent as another guitar.  :?
OR some people with a guitar phetish like to be paddled with lady's guitars headstocks.
Sorry Tuffy but you kinda opened yourself  up for it!

That's what I was thinking. However, I didn't think Tuffy was into that kind of stuff!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on January 30, 2009, 08:33:04 PM
That's what I was thinking. However, I didn't think Tuffy was into that kind of stuff!
who knows what lurks in the minds of Californians.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 30, 2009, 09:12:35 PM
Well, as they say...sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on January 30, 2009, 09:43:21 PM
Well, as they say...sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

holly
Just something to smoke while you wait? But again sometimes California cigars smell funny. :?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on January 30, 2009, 10:18:06 PM
Can we segue here? Change the subject, get back on track?

If so I'd like to share the first cut at lyrics for my attempt at a FG III song. It is inspired by a song Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul, and Mary wrote for his custom built 12-string guitar. His song and the guitar were named Sebastian. No liner notes identified the inspiration and it took several listens before I got his meaning.

I'm not as clever as Paul but I tried to be a little subtle. No music yet, but I'm working on it.

With just a small hint of emotion
but little or nothing to lose
I followed a whimsical notion
to buy a Canadian muse.

Chorus
She'll be a thing of beauty and a joy forever
I see her inside my mind's eye.
She'll be a thing of beauty and a joy forever
I can hear her sing now if I try.

Like lonely hearts still corresponding
we haven't yet met anywhere.
I sent away money for funding
Her finishing school and her care.

May she have no lack of attention
may she receive care on the way
I hope it is worthy of mention
I'm thinking of her every day.


Written in honor of the Larrivee Forum III LS-03 special guitar.
Inspired by Noel Paul Stookey’s song, Sebastian (http://www.noelpaulstookey.com/01-07.html).


Norman


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on January 30, 2009, 10:54:12 PM
Nice job Norman


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on January 30, 2009, 10:57:10 PM
Kudos, Norm, well done.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on January 30, 2009, 11:19:51 PM
I was waitin for someone to get us back on track!
(http://tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:EEUz9EWu5DODLM:http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/04/13/books/review/john-henry-4.jpg)
Good job with song and as brakeman.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on January 30, 2009, 11:23:40 PM
 :thumbsup norman, great stuff. 


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on January 31, 2009, 12:01:06 AM
Norman- great song ! I've always liked Pauls way of playing. Is his "Sebastian" the one that was stolen & years later recovered ?
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on January 31, 2009, 12:37:34 AM
GeeNorm,

After spending a bit of time reading Paul's web page I thought folks might want to see what Sebastian the 12string looked like.

It is apparently called a casket guitar....



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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on January 31, 2009, 12:58:24 AM
Thank you, Randy. I had never seen a picture of Sebastion before, nor had I heard about casket guitars.

Norman


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on January 31, 2009, 01:07:40 AM
In retrospect, it was Paul's guitar that was stolen & eventually recovered. OOPS ! :blush:  That is one funky looking guitar. A Martin player found a beat up body, cut it in half, put a neck on, & claims it plays great ! I wouldn't doubt him after seeing "Sebastian". Nice find, Randy.
Jeff   :guitar    


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on February 01, 2009, 10:53:18 PM
Messed up again. Sorry. It was Peter's guitar that was stolen.  :arrow
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on February 04, 2009, 01:07:27 AM
Ok, other than working in my new D-18 I've found some new FIII-Wait-Syndrome (F3WS) coping mechanisms in the form of an Indigo Books gift certificate. I strolled over with one of my many unclaimed gift certificates from Christmas and found an interesting book called Clapton's Guitar. It's a blow by blow account of Wayne Henderson building Clapton's two OM models. There's plenty of wood-porn (in the story form) and some interesting insights into the world of a small luthier. I can't think of a better way to pass the time when I'm not playing the herd. I'll post a review when I get through it; hopefully it will give me something to do other than clicking "refresh" on the UPS tracking page.  :wacko:

I also grabbed a scales book but I somehow doubt anyone would find that interesting.  :arrow


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 04, 2009, 01:30:41 AM
Have you read Guitar Man? it's a great history of the guitar interspersed with his being made. Plus, he's anti abalone as is the luthier, how exciting for me,lol. I am reading 'The Rest is Noise' which would be even better if I understood music theory because the book references it heavily while relating the history of music in the twentieth century.

I just finished that part about classical music and the impact Stalin and Hitler had which sent me to Shostakovitch and Stalin which lead me to Young Stalin. Theres also a book by Oliver Sacks who right on obscure psychological disorders that concerns musical well, disorders, I guess. people who see in color and how it effect their playing.

There is a disorder where everything is suddenly off tone and one that is really fascinating where a certain song associated with memory will cause the listener to hallucinate that memory and how some are loath to be cured. that's next on the list.

I'm waiting on the books on alternate tuning. On is a basic and the other is Scots music. Got the Simon and Patrick back and it's really a lovely little guitar. They did a great job on the crack in the lower bout and the crack down half the lower fretboard that I missed.

Oh, and I also sold my Guild and  Parlor and am buying Jim's L 03 Bubinga.

Ahem.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 04, 2009, 01:54:12 AM

Oh, and I also sold my Guild and  Parlor and am buying Jim's L 03 Bubinga.

Ahem.

holly

recession??? what recession?    :laughin:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on February 04, 2009, 01:59:48 AM

Oh, and I also sold my Guild and  Parlor and am buying Jim's L 03 Bubinga.

Ahem.

holly

I really hope you enjoy the Bubinga!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 04, 2009, 02:06:09 AM
I think Holly has a different opinion on the recession is all  :humour:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 04, 2009, 02:08:56 AM
Gonna admit folks... I let "the wait" get to me the last few days. Yes, you heard it here. :roll

On a slightly different note, which is what got me thinking about "the wait", I almost canceled my order for my Rickenbacker in a crazy moment or three days of weakness. However, I'm back on board and will continue to annoy all of you who are finding the Larrivee wait far TOO long!  :humour:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on February 04, 2009, 03:02:02 AM
I think Holly has a different opinion on the recession is all  :humour:
A recession is when your nieghbor is layed off. A depression is when YOU are layed off.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 04, 2009, 03:22:25 AM
A recession is when your nieghbor is layed off. A depression is when YOU are layed off.

Quite true. On that note, I woke up to the news on the radio this morning that the Ontario Hospital Association (which governs the hospitals in this province) has said that there will be major lay offs in all hospitals in the province. I just bought my first house and the mortgage is dependant on my salary. CRAP, CRAP, CRAP!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on February 04, 2009, 03:34:02 AM
Quite true. On that note, I woke up to the news on the radio this morning that the Ontario Hospital Association (which governs the hospitals in this province) has said that there will be major lay offs in all hospitals in the province. I just bought my first house and the mortgage is dependant on my salary. CRAP, CRAP, CRAP!

Yeah, because what Ontario really needs is to have LESS people in health care and more out-of-control government spending.  :wacko:

I can't find a doctor at home and my 27-year old friend is out of the country because the traditional treatment for his life-threatening cancer was not available in Ontario.

Ok, I'm done ranting. I hope everything is ok with your job.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 04, 2009, 03:43:30 AM
Yeah, because what Ontario really needs is to have LESS people in health care and more out-of-control government spending.  :wacko:

I can't find a doctor at home and my 27-year old friend is out of the country because the traditional treatment for his life-threatening cancer was not available in Ontario.

Ok, I'm done ranting. I hope everything is ok with your job.
Adam,

Email me. I can possibly help you find a doctor.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 04, 2009, 01:57:15 PM
Hey, it's not money if you sell stuff you have already.....  besides, at least I'll have something to sell if (God forbid) it comes down to that. I got really lucky in that my Guild brought a fair price.

We are so, so tight, I spent twenty minutes looking at what cereal was the cheapest yesterday, but we are still so blessed compared to so many others. I was conflicted, don't get me wrong, but in the end the actual cash wouldn't have made much of a difference. We aren't 'there'  yet and God willing, won't be.

Lynda, I'm thinking good thoughts. Hope the layoffs don't affect you. A big plus is a good paralegal has a pretty good chance of finding a job, maybe? Down here for sure. maybe you should move.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 04, 2009, 02:05:17 PM
Holly,

Well, being a law clerk/paralegal does mean that I can move around; however, that being said, there are only a couple of other hospitals that have in house counsel. Therefore, my ability to move with the current experience I have may not be so easy. I have run into many brick walls in my career that if I hadn't worked in a particular area, well they weren't even willing to look at me. We will see. I will stick it out here. I may or may not be affected.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 04, 2009, 09:42:21 PM
The guitars are started. I received the following information from Jim Holler:
-----
    I spend about an hour on the phone with John Jr. Larrivee today. The
guitars have been started all the wood is selected and going into build. The
first batch is expected the week of March 16th. I am looking at flights to
go out that week. We are going to offer a Forum III factory tour some day
that week  for anyone who wants to attend. John is going to put photos up on
his Facebook account. He has also offered to email them to Randy Rick to post to the Forum.
------

I will start a sticky thread where we can discuss the site visit the week of March 16th.





Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: bluesman67 on February 04, 2009, 09:46:44 PM
Thanks for the info Randy.  Was there mention of which guitars are in the 1st batch?  Are they doing them by wood type?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on February 04, 2009, 10:13:34 PM
March 16th!!!!!!

that is almost a month away!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 04, 2009, 10:17:52 PM
March 16th!!!!!!

that is almost a month away!

Not to worry Jeff, your second to last on the list. Still plenty of time to come up with the money.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 04, 2009, 11:01:03 PM
March 16th!!!!!!

that is almost a month away!

It's a little longer than that,lol. Which is good because I need to come up with some $$$. Bluerectangle.com here I come.  I would imagine that the first ones won't be in the shop and done until the end of March at the earlist. i mean, Jim has to sleep.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 04, 2009, 11:31:24 PM
Yeah!  :bgrin:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 04, 2009, 11:40:22 PM
16th march is a lot sooner than I expected. Wow!!!!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on February 05, 2009, 12:41:20 AM
16th march is a lot sooner than I expected. Wow!!!!

I thought JCL estimated them to come out in March. I think it will take longer than that to get them all done but I thought that was the target...right?

 :?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 05, 2009, 12:41:47 AM
I thought JCL estimated them to come out in March. I think it will take longer than that to get them all done but I thought that was the target...right?

 :?

I believe Spring was the estimate.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: bluesman67 on February 05, 2009, 12:52:12 AM
I believe I should get mine right away because it's #2.   :wink:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on February 05, 2009, 12:57:17 AM

Oh, and I also sold my Guild and  Parlor and am buying Jim's L 03 Bubinga.

Ahem.

holly

Bu-bu-bu-bu-bu-bu-BINGO!

Congrats.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on February 05, 2009, 01:01:10 AM
All right!!!  This is great news.  Now I'm starting to get excited!!  Might be worth a trip to Vancouver to see the guitars being made.

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on February 05, 2009, 01:41:50 AM
Randy R wrote in the original forum 3 discussion thread.....

"As soon as we decide the rosette issue, Jim can start taking orders

(starting today, deposits may be received within a 2-week or 4-week period; which will make approx delivery date of mid-March to late-March -   12 weeks to production). "


So they are right on schedule! (I think spring comes later in canada...)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 05, 2009, 01:48:38 AM
I think I see where the confusion lies. Here it's Spring. Up there it's Spring, eh? So they should be ready in Spring, eh?


running away.......


holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 05, 2009, 01:54:41 AM
You guys are just friggen hilarious.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 05, 2009, 02:02:13 AM
No, dude, what hilarious is me walking upstairs and going 'Duh, it's Ay, not eh.' That just sounds like some Yiddish guy relating the weather.

'Spring, eh? Not so much'

as opposed to

'Spring, Ay?'

I have to say, though, I'm punchy as hell and headed for bed. I practiced and like somewhere in the middle Who By Fire started to take on this yippee ky ay cowboy riding down the trail thing.  Then i started laughing and couldn't stop and my husband was totally lost when I tried to explina it was a Leonard Cohen Cowboy Song. And then when he didn't understand, and who would, I totally lost it and laughed so hard I almost dropped my guitar.

So, um, goodnight...

holly



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 05, 2009, 02:14:51 AM
No, dude, what hilarious is me walking upstairs and going 'Duh, it's Ay, not eh.' That just sounds like some Yiddish guy relating the weather.

'Spring, eh? Not so much'

as opposed to

'Spring, Ay?'

I have to say, though, I'm punchy as hell and headed for bed. I practiced and like somewhere in the middle Who By Fire started to take on this yippee ky ay cowboy riding down the trail thing.  Then i started laughing and couldn't stop and my husband was totally lost when I tried to explina it was a Leonard Cohen Cowboy Song. And then when he didn't understand, and who would, I totally lost it and laughed so hard I almost dropped my guitar.

So, um, goodnight...

holly



Holly,

I needed that. Thank you for the visual.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 05, 2009, 03:32:39 AM
We have the first pictures taken by John Larrivee Jr.

http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=25417.0

I'll keep that thread locked, so post comments here.

They are also at a Facebook group called "Larrivee Forum III guitar" maintained by John Jr.

I don't have the answers to any of the other questions posted today about what is first, but look at the pics. You'll get a few clues.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 05, 2009, 03:37:04 AM
WOOHOO!  :cheers :cheers :cheers


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on February 05, 2009, 03:58:25 AM
I don't have the answers to any of the other questions posted today about what is first, but look at the pics. You'll get a few clues.

Looks to me like there are some hog/spruce, hogtop, and and rosewood/spruce models under way.  That should make everyone feel a little more comfortable...

  :nana_guitar :nana_guitar :nana_guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on February 05, 2009, 04:28:55 AM
O MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MY GUITAR!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on February 05, 2009, 04:38:48 AM
Those pictures are totally cool!!!  I'd love to know what my serial number is in case I see it in a photo.

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 05, 2009, 05:44:11 AM
Sure hope there's an all-hog left-handed one in that group !

Maybe they are going to do all the spruce tops first because it's easier to do all of one kind in one run ?
I'd feel more excited if I saw a #3 in one of those pics.

Tuffythyepug


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 05, 2009, 06:52:36 AM
I thought JCL estimated them to come out in March. I think it will take longer than that to get them all done but I thought that was the target...right?

 :?

I believed matt's lyrics, sorry. No, the spring estimate was at the start of the order process when we were looking at 20 guitars or so. I assumed that the big order and NAMM would've made an impact.

This is so much more real now, the pics are amazing. Anyone else notice that they note the cutaway model as a VS-03. I wonder if that will be on the label? Pic shows RW too, do you think it is ricky's? It has the highest SN of all the pics!

Thanks randy for posting the pics.

Ben.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: bluesman67 on February 05, 2009, 01:34:50 PM
Thanks for the pics, it's real fun to see them being made!

I believed matt's lyrics, sorry. No, the spring estimate was at the start of the order process when we were looking at 20 guitars or so. I assumed that the big order and NAMM would've made an impact.

This is so much more real now, the pics are amazing. Anyone else notice that they note the cutaway model as a VS-03. I wonder if that will be on the label? Pic shows RW too, do you think it is ricky's? It has the highest SN of all the pics!

Thanks randy for posting the pics.

Ben.

Nope, but it might be mine.  It looks like it's marked LH and I believe that there are 4 left handed being made in RW.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 05, 2009, 03:51:38 PM
Thanks for the pics, it's real fun to see them being made!

Nope, but it might be mine.  It looks like it's marked LH and I believe that there are 4 left handed being made in RW.

Joseph
I picked up on that too.  I'll bet that's yours.   I was a little concerned when I saw the picture that showed the list of orders for Trinity Guitars.  The order #s were all over the map but I didn't see your #2 or my #3 in there.   If that's your lefty rosewood then I'm not going to read too much into that list of orders.  I did see 'ol Danny's #1 there.
This whole thing just became a lot more real didn't it ?  I'm glad I just sold my Epiphone Joe Pass signature guitar so I've now accumulated all the funds I need to pay for the thing.  Also thank God for that big jug of coins that I cashed in....    $237.00  worth of pennies, dimes, nickels, and quarters paid for the deposit !

Tuffythepug


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 05, 2009, 03:53:14 PM
You know, I didn't feel all that excited about it until the photos. Between that and the Bubinga I feel like there's 12 teen girls in my head making that 'Screeeeeeee!!!' noise.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 05, 2009, 04:34:33 PM
I've uploaded the full size (1.7mb) images to my ftp site. I've posted links to each full size file with the resized forum-friendly pictures at http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=25417


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 05, 2009, 04:40:29 PM
Thanks for the pics, it's real fun to see them being made!

Nope, but it might be mine.  It looks like it's marked LH and I believe that there are 4 left handed being made in RW.

I see your point, but the RW back in picture 1 is different, it says VS-03R, and has the highest SN of all the pics.  The second picture shows LS-03RLH, which could well be yours.

Neither of them are mine :crying:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on February 05, 2009, 04:40:50 PM
Thanks from all the FG III scrapbook makers, Randy.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 05, 2009, 04:42:53 PM
I've uploaded the full size (1.7mb) images to my ftp site. I've posted links to each full size file with the resized forum-friendly pictures at http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=25417

Legend, many thanks Randy


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on February 05, 2009, 05:02:00 PM
Randy- great shots ! The I/S looks fairly consistent in that pile. What does that list represent ? The actual build order or what ?
Thanks.
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 05, 2009, 05:08:01 PM
Randy- great shots ! The I/S looks fairly consistent in that pile. What does that list represent ? The actual build order or what ?
Thanks.
Jeff   :guitar

I think it's just there to torture you. Or it may be part of the Da Vinci Code. But I'm thinking the former.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 05, 2009, 05:09:12 PM
I think it's just there to torture you. Or it may be part of the Da Vinci Code. But I'm thinking the former.

holly

Holly,

You just keep managing to make my day!  :roll


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 05, 2009, 05:12:04 PM
The order #s were all over the map but I didn't see your #2 or my #3 in there.   
Tuffythepug

Those order numbers on that list are all LS-03 with HB purfling, no lefties and no cutaways. I don't know what that means but BluesMan1 who is number 47 is the only LS-03HB not on that list.  

Also on Randy's list there are 2 #21's but I assumed photomat's is really #23 because there is no #23 on Randy's list.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 05, 2009, 05:16:56 PM
Randy- great shots ! The I/S looks fairly consistent in that pile. What does that list represent ? The actual build order or what ?
Thanks.
Jeff   :guitar

I don't know. Maybe Jim Holler knows.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on February 05, 2009, 05:18:19 PM
Mr_LV19E- now I'm getting confused. If like you said, those are LS-03HB & I don't see mine on the list, my anxiety level just shot up ! Mine is a special order with the dots on the opposite side of the neck (I play upside-down, strings stay right-handed). Hoping that's the reason ? :?
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 05, 2009, 05:28:15 PM
Excuse my ignorance guys, but is LS-03HB, the Rosewood?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 05, 2009, 05:30:48 PM
Mr_LV19E- now I'm getting confused. If like you said, those are LS-03HB & I don't see mine on the list, my anxiety level just shot up ! Mine is a special order with the dots on the opposite side of the neck (I play upside-down, strings stay right-handed). Hoping that's the reason ? :?
Jeff   :guitar


Jeff,
I'm sure it is because you were the only one I could find that was not on the list that had ordered LS-03 HB. Like I said, no lefties or Venetian cutaways on that list. It appears to be a list of standard LS-03 HB. I don't know if that means anything, other than it was just a list that they took a picture of.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 05, 2009, 05:31:41 PM
Excuse my ignorance guys, but is LS-03HB, the Rosewood?

I would think rosewood with herringbone would be designated as LS-03RHB and of course a lefty would be LS-03RHBLH  

T


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 05, 2009, 05:32:03 PM
Excuse my ignorance guys, but is LS-03HB, the Rosewood?


Lynda,
LS-03 Herringbone Purfling


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 05, 2009, 05:33:13 PM
Now I'm confused. I thought rosewood would be LS-03R, but what about with herringbone purfling?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 05, 2009, 05:35:40 PM
I got the info from Randy's list. If you look through the list you will note that everyone on the list from the pic from Larrivee is LS-03HB

The following list is Jim Hollers list of guitar numbers which will be written on the label of your instrument.

There are several numbers where the buyer did not want their name known at all, marked 'not on forum list'


     1 dependan, Danny  LS03HB
     2 bluesman67, Joseph Piazz LS03RHBLH
     3 tuffythepug, Lynn Flowers LS03MTHBLH
     4 rate800, Ray Teel LS03R
     5 BenF, Ben Freeman LS03RHB
     6 Cybenator, Greg   LS03RHB
     7 Cybercanyon, Mike Bergner LSV03RHB
     8 kaos, Mary E. Parker LSV03MTHB
     9 GeeNorm, Norman Vance LS03HB
     10 wyldelee, Lee Golinello LS03MT
     11 limnephilidae, Adam Muise LS03RHB
     12 TrinityGuitars, Jim Holler LS03HB
     13 Mr_LV19E, Roger  LS03HB
     14 BlastersFan55, David Driscoll LS03MTHB
     15 Randy_R, Randy Rick LS03
     16 L-fan, Scott Hamann LS03
     17 tadol, Tad Laird LS03R
     18 strawintogold, Holly  LS03
     19 Jagadis, Jordan Kalpin LS03MTHB
     20 satch, LS03RHB
     21 Yoyodyne, Kent Bransford LS03
     22 highervista, Ron  LSV03HB
     21 photomat, Matt Weston LS03HB  I think this should be #23
     24 Not on forum list LS03R
     25 pfl, Jason Linder LS03
     26 Alpione, Adam Pye LSV03
     27 Not on forum list LS03R
     28 Chasjax, Charlie Radford LS03HB
     29 aarra, Alvin Gordon LS03RHB
     30 tjmangum, Terry Mangum LS03
     31 Denis, Denis Turbide LS03
     32 3RDDEGM, LS03R
     33 aardvark, Phil Bender LS03HBLH
     34 morrow22, Scott Morrow LS03
     35 KY MOOSE, Ross Moosnick LSV03MTHB
     36 vates, Serhij Vdovyehenko LS03RHB
     37 Hogtop, Steven Kieffer LS03HB
     38 Not on forum list LS03HB
     39 LaminateBoy, Rick Kerrigan  LS03MTHB
     40 Not on forum list LSV03MT
     41 mudbox, jhon, LS03HB
     42 Cheridan, Daniel Maisonneuve LS03
     43 WallHalen, Eric Wall LS03MT
     44 WallHalen, Eric Wall LS03MT
     45 Ge0ff, Geoff Catron LS03
     46 Safricanplayer, Raymond Birch LS03R
     47 BluesMan1, Jeff P  LS03HB
     48 hawkeye99, Robert Peters LS03LH
     49 gtrplayer, Dennis Fitzgerald LSV03HB
     50 Not on forum list LS03MTHB
     51 jrmcnes, Jim McNesby LS03RHB
     52 Vancouver Southpaw, Mike Spindloe LS03MTLH
     53 wyldelee, Lee Golinello LS03HB
     54 plankspanker, Kevin Dench LS03MTHB
     55 Stephen Basil, Stephen Quinian LSV03R
     56 LookingForLarri, Ken Dalton LS03HB
     57 JohnT, John Thurber LS03LH
     58 Pennerblue, Mike Penn LS03MTHB
     59 prof_stack, Norm Hardy LS03R
     60 dazdarren, Darren Rieger LS03
     61 pallas, Mimi Douglas LS03RLH
     62 izo, Alan   LS03HB
     63 Daysailer, Phill Root LS03
     64 gypsyjack, John Matta LS03RLH
     65 tadol, Tad Laird LS03
     66 lyric_girl, Lynda Johnson LS03RHB
     67 Not on forum list LS03
     68 johnny37, John Mcinnon LS03RHBLH
     69 bogie, Lyle Beaugard LS03
     70 Not on forum list LS03R
     71 Not on forum list LS03
     72 willguitar, Will, LS03
     73 Safricanplayer, Raymond Birch LS03MT
     74 Not on forum list LS03
     75 iDavid, David Crawford LS03MTHB
     76 Bltprf502, LS03
     77 es-335, Jeff Lee LS03MT
     78 rpm60912, Ricky Mapa LSV03RHB


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on February 05, 2009, 05:36:28 PM
Thanks Randy. I just emailed Jim to inquire about the list. Lynda, mine's an IS/HOGHB. It's also not a lefty (don't know if you're referring to another person), but just a righty with neck dots reversed. I normally pay to have dots put on the opposite side, but Jim said Larrivee would accommodate me. :smile:
Jeff :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 05, 2009, 05:37:34 PM
where do any of the pics say LS-03HB?  some say LS-03MH, and some say LS-03R, and one says VS-03R, and one LS-03RLH.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on February 05, 2009, 05:41:32 PM
I'm just responding to Mr_LV19's comments. Mine is aLS-03MHB. Sorry about the confusion.
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 05, 2009, 05:43:26 PM
Here, this is the list I am referring to. These are all LS-03 with Herring Bone.

It's just a picture folks, I just took the numbers and went to Randy's order list (above) and noticed that they were all LS-03HB, nothing more nothing less. Like I said it means nothing.

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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 05, 2009, 05:44:08 PM
How much you wanna bet the list was put up just to see the resulting scrambling to make sense of it? Maybe it's a red herring. Yu know grassy knoll and all that.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on February 05, 2009, 05:46:50 PM
Holly- you're probably right. I have to go & do my taxes in about an hour, so I'm a little on the nervous side already. I'll think positive !
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 05, 2009, 05:48:53 PM
Oh, sweety, I know once you read you weren't on the list you'd go "Ack!". I would too. But, you and your soon to be guitar are in the best of hands. Worst case scenario is they go "Ooops" and throw another on the pile.

Who knows, maybe yours is coming stuffed with cash too?

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 05, 2009, 05:49:53 PM
I took that pic purely to be one page of a bundle to show these were part of the trinity guitar order, nothing more sinister than that.  Not like me not to be paranoid about something.

Ben


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 05, 2009, 05:51:34 PM
Ah, then the time to strike is NOW!!!

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 05, 2009, 05:52:10 PM
holly, I'm sure your's will be designated LS-03 SWC

SWC= Stuffed with Cash


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on February 05, 2009, 06:26:05 PM
Just mailed Jim about that list. He said that it is only a reference, not to worry about anything. Remember, there are 78 to build. He said to keep an eye on the list as it's posted. Ben, I'm not paranoid, just a little gun-shy ! :smile:
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 05, 2009, 06:49:03 PM
I've uploaded the full size (1.7mb) images to my ftp site. I've posted links to each full size file with the resized forum-friendly pictures at http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=25417
                       Thanks so much Randy...now I am really excited.
                                                             Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 05, 2009, 06:56:44 PM
Just mailed Jim about that list. He said that it is only a reference, not to worry about anything. Remember, there are 78 to build. He said to keep an eye on the list as it's posted. Ben, I'm not paranoid, just a little gun-shy ! :smile:
Jeff   :guitar

I never insinuated that you were paranoid, just that I usually am.  No offence intended.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 05, 2009, 07:00:22 PM
Right, this probably has such a simple answer, but I am an idiot, and have probabl missed it.  I have noticed this from previous factory pictures too.  The pictures show the backs and sides, OK, so (and we can rule out the maybe it is a cutaway model, because they are identified by a VS-03 name) why are they identified as right or left hand at this early stage.  Surely for the back and sides it makes no difference at all, and neither should it for the top until the bracing is added. 

Forgive my ignorance.

Ben


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on February 05, 2009, 07:07:16 PM
I believed matt's lyrics, sorry.
Hey, from what Randy said, it sounds like they were still just pickin out the wood when I wrote it.
 Not that you should ever take any guidance from anything I write!  :bgrin:
Looks like they're on it now.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 05, 2009, 07:20:22 PM
Hey, from what Randy said, it sounds like they were still just pickin out the wood when I wrote it.
 Not that you should ever take any guidance from anything I write!  :bgrin:
Looks like they're on it now.

I was kind of being sarcastic Matt!!  However, it was actually pretty good to try and believe that they weren't started yet, which made today's update that bit more of a surprise.

Back on the subject of your song, I was listening to the Easy Rider soundtrack the other day as a direct result, and was kind of making up some alternative lyrics to 'The Pusher' as I believe that that is what this forum is.  Something along the lines of (a) buy a Larrivee, (b) join this forum to share it with other like-minded souls, leading to (c) getting real bad Larry flavoured GAS.

'I said god damn, the pusherman!!'

The dealer can be JH, because he's a good guy in the song too.

I am pretty poor at lyrics though.

Ben


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on February 05, 2009, 07:24:35 PM
Hopefully your guitar will last longer than a few hits of junk!
Guitars aren't a bad buy. You have something to show for your money hopefully for a long time.
And i was just jokin too, I had no idea where there were in process when I wrote.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 05, 2009, 07:31:44 PM
Guitars aren't a bad buy. You have something to show for your money hopefully for a long time.


You are right there.  However, when this all kicked off, and Ricky was posting his breaking news at between 12pm and 3am my time, I spent two weeks walking 'round with tombstones in my eyes.

My similarities with the song stop now though, I'll shut up.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 05, 2009, 08:05:22 PM
Right, this probably has such a simple answer, but I am an idiot, and have probabl missed it.  I have noticed this from previous factory pictures too.  The pictures show the backs and sides, OK, so (and we can rule out the maybe it is a cutaway model, because they are identified by a VS-03 name) why are they identified as right or left hand at this early stage.  Surely for the back and sides it makes no difference at all, and neither should it for the top until the bracing is added. 

Forgive my ignorance.

Ben

Ben, I believe when they pick out the wood they write the serial number on each piece to keep track of everything.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 05, 2009, 08:07:21 PM
Ben, I believe when they pick out the wood they write the serial number on each piece to keep track of everything.

 
                 Yep, Matched sides, back etc.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 05, 2009, 08:12:46 PM
Just so everyone is aware. There are a lot more pictures posted at the facebook site. You have to join though to see them.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 05, 2009, 08:40:22 PM
 
                 Yep, Matched sides, back etc.

But surely they don't become RH or LH until the bracing goes on.  Why do they need to associate a SN to to RH or LH at this stage?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 05, 2009, 08:51:33 PM
Just so everyone is aware. There are a lot more pictures posted at the facebook site. You have to join though to see them.

Sorry, I am not up to speed with Facebook.  I used to be a member, and cancelled becaue folk i didn;t want to know kept bugging me.  I have re-joined, but declined the information about schools and universities, which should hopefuly reduce this problem.  How do I access the pictures?  I don't remember what I'm supposed to do.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 05, 2009, 09:21:04 PM
Sorry, I am not up to speed with Facebook.  I used to be a member, and cancelled becaue folk i didn;t want to know kept bugging me.  I have re-joined, but declined the information about schools and universities, which should hopefuly reduce this problem.  How do I access the pictures?  I don't remember what I'm supposed to do.

Ben,

I believe I copied the title of the group out of Randy's original email e.g. Forum III guitar and did a search for it. That's how I ended up there.

FYI, I put 0 personal info, no city, school, etc and my pic is of my Larrivee.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 05, 2009, 09:29:49 PM
Ben,

I believe I copied the title of the group out of Randy's original email e.g. Forum III guitar and did a search for it. That's how I ended up there.

FYI, I put 0 personal info, no city, school, etc and my pic is of my Larrivee.

Thanks Lynda, Sorted!!!  Great avatar - Holly sure looks good!!

I filled in zero info, except for agreeing to invite my brother and sister as friends as they are in my email address book.  Facebook decided that it could identify 46 potential friends for me from that.  Why?  I just want to look at pretty pictures of guitars, and perhaps post abuse on my brothers page for a laugh now and then.  Is that so wrong?

I suppose I can just decline all requests.

I like the way you can save the pics as full resolution pictures straight off the site.

Ben



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 05, 2009, 09:31:53 PM
Oh, Ben those are just lonely hot girls who want to chat for free.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 05, 2009, 09:36:40 PM
Thanks Lynda, Sorted!!!  Great avatar - Holly sure looks good!!

I filled in zero info, except for agreeing to invite my brother and sister as friends as they are in my email address book.  Facebook decided that it could identify 46 potential friends for me from that.  Why? 
Ben



Ben, how did facebook get information from your address book?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 05, 2009, 09:41:46 PM
Ben,

What you can do is deactivate your account and then reactivate it when you want to take a peek. That's what I do.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 05, 2009, 09:50:15 PM
Ben, how did facebook get information from your address book?

It needed an active email address to register, and it stole my address book from there.  I'm not really bothered, I am happy to ignore everybody.  Hopefully if I have no friends on my page, they'll get the message!

It was worth it to see all the pics, they are great!!!  Randy's pics don't show how far on some of the gits are, they are really taking shape now.

Ben


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 05, 2009, 09:57:04 PM
I didn't know they could do that, thanks for the info.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 05, 2009, 09:59:09 PM
It needed an active email address to register, and it stole my address book from there.  I'm not really bothered, I am happy to ignore everybody.  Hopefully if I have no friends on my page, they'll get the message!

It was worth it to see all the pics, they are great!!!  Randy's pics don't show how far on some of the gits are, they are really taking shape now.

Ben

That's outrageous. Even more frustrating is you cannot delete your account.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on February 05, 2009, 09:59:50 PM

It needed an active email address to register, and it stole my address book from there.  I'm not really bothered, I am happy to ignore everybody.  Hopefully if I have no friends on my page, they'll get the message!


I think it might have asked me if i wanted it to invite from my address book and I said no...now I've got five friends!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 05, 2009, 10:02:46 PM
That's outrageous. Even more frustrating is you cannot delete your account.

holly

You can, and I did about 8 months ago.  That is why I was so reluctant to rejoin. I will delete it again when this is all finished.  By the way, John just posted a few more pictures about 5 minutes ago.  Watch Facebook crash now as everyone leaves the Larrivee forum!! edit - they have gone again, sorry.  there were 5 new pics a minute ago.

I have saved all the pics and the captions, and will printe them all out to keep as a momento.  I know I am really sad, but this guitar is a big deal to me.

Ben


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 05, 2009, 10:04:03 PM
I think it might have asked me if i wanted it to invite from my address book and I said no...now I've got five friends!

Go into your Profile and select the Privacy Setting. Unclick all the boxes and change it so only friends can contact you.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 05, 2009, 10:07:53 PM
Go into your Profile and select the Privacy Setting. Unclick all the boxes and change it so only friends can contact you.

holly
Thanks, that means only my brother and siste can find me, which is fine.  I am happy now.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 05, 2009, 10:10:10 PM
Thanks, that means only my brother and siste can find me, which is fine.  I am happy now.

if you can't find Profile, which I couln't last time, you can also click on Settings.

holly

ps. I hope you know all those sad lonely girls who wanted to chat for free are all crying now.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on February 05, 2009, 10:53:22 PM
You can, and I did about 8 months ago.  That is why I was so reluctant to rejoin. I will delete it again when this is all finished.  By the way, John just posted a few more pictures about 5 minutes ago.  Watch Facebook crash now as everyone leaves the Larrivee forum!! edit - they have gone again, sorry.  there were 5 new pics a minute ago.

I have saved all the pics and the captions, and will printe them all out to keep as a momento.  I know I am really sad, but this guitar is a big deal to me.

Ben

I did the same thing. I only jumped back on to get an invite to a party a while back. I just adjusted all of my privacy settings and that helps. I left my goofy hotel room party shot up because I am in denial about clocking the big three-oh this month. The guitar will assuage the trauma.  :laughin:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 05, 2009, 11:13:57 PM
Go into your Profile and select the Privacy Setting. Unclick all the boxes and change it so only friends can contact you.

holly

Thanks holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 05, 2009, 11:18:37 PM
I did the same thing. I only jumped back on to get an invite to a party a while back. I just adjusted all of my privacy settings and that helps. I left my goofy hotel room party shot up because I am in denial about clocking the big three-oh this month. The guitar will assuage the trauma.  :laughin:

Oh, yeah, thirty is soooooo old. Come here.....hold still while I beat you about the head and shoulders with my cane.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 05, 2009, 11:21:07 PM
Oh, yeah, thirty is soooooo old. Come here.....hold still while I beat you about the head and shoulders with my cane.

holly

holly, you really are going to be an old biddy one day aren't you?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 05, 2009, 11:21:14 PM
Adam,

You're just a puppy! Get over it already  :humour:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 05, 2009, 11:22:49 PM
holly, you really are going to be an old biddy one day aren't you?

I've been practicing since I was like, twelve.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 05, 2009, 11:28:51 PM
It's a good thing you don't charge for the laughs you give out here on the forum or we would all be broke and you would have all the toys.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 05, 2009, 11:30:23 PM
That's a very nice thing to say, thank you. (slowly putting cane away for later)

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Bltprf502 on February 05, 2009, 11:49:13 PM
Damn, are the forum III's not in yet??? :winkin:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on February 05, 2009, 11:52:21 PM
Ben- I did'nt take it personally. I was just making a joke. I got caught up in the feeding frenzy @ the moment. My nerves are much better since I got back from my accountant. I, too, should have known better than jumping the gun on the photos. :bgrin:
And to all of those worrying about age, it's just part of life. It just gets better as you get older. I think. Maybe not. Oh, to be 30 again !
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 05, 2009, 11:55:09 PM
Age is just a state of mind.  :cheers However, that being said, I seem to have stopped counting at 42 and that will have been 5 years ago come this July  :?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 05, 2009, 11:58:06 PM
I can vouch for 30 feeling very similar to 29.  It isn't a big deal.  I'm still me.  Although my wife reminds me about 300 times a day that she is still 29 (until August ha ha ha)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on February 06, 2009, 01:11:07 AM
I can vouch for 30 feeling very similar to 29.  It isn't a big deal.  I'm still me.  Although my wife reminds me about 300 times a day that she is still 29 (until August ha ha ha)

Hmmmppppffff.......30 ain't bad....just wait until you start having parts quit working...and the parts that do work hurt when you sue them...then you'll know about getting old.

 :crying: :crying: :crying:



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Daysailer on February 06, 2009, 01:41:13 AM
This isnt the 'facebook forum guitar'.

Is there any way that all the pictures of the "Larrivée Forum III Guitars" can be posted on the Larrivée Guitar Forum?

ds   :wacko:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 06, 2009, 01:53:09 AM
This isnt the 'facebook forum guitar'.

Is there any way that all the pictures of the "Larrivée Forum III Guitars" can be posted on the Larrivée Guitar Forum?

ds   :wacko:

I think that may end up being a ton of pics. There were 29 today alone.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on February 06, 2009, 02:29:37 AM
This isnt the 'facebook forum guitar'.

Is there any way that all the pictures of the "Larrivée Forum III Guitars" can be posted on the Larrivée Guitar Forum?

ds   :wacko:

I thought the same thing...I guess from a marketing point of view...they have the potential to get more views over there....putting the pix here is kind of like preaching to the choir....

But we may need to rethink the text on the label now....in light of the facebook collaboration.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on February 06, 2009, 02:31:42 AM
I think that may end up being a ton of pics. There were 29 today alone.

That doesn't really matter....they are being hosted on another server anyway...those are just links on facebook...randy was going to post links here anyway...


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Daysailer on February 06, 2009, 02:36:34 AM
I think that may end up being a ton of pics. There were 29 today alone.

I'd sure like to see the 23 photos of the Forum guitar build that are not on the fourm, on the forum.   

Facebook........bah humbug!    :yak:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on February 06, 2009, 02:41:53 AM
I'd sure like to see the 23 photos of the Forum guitar build that are not on the fourm, on the forum.   

Facebook........bah humbug!    :yak:

Wasn't yours mahogany/spruce?  I think I saw yours among the facebook pix.....


 :roll :roll :roll


(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2162/31/84/663855326/n663855326_5851507_7963.jpg)


(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2162/31/84/663855326/n663855326_5855029_6360.jpg)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 06, 2009, 02:44:10 AM
I have decided to create a spreadsheet (mostly because I'm extremely anal retentive and can't stand scrolling through all the pics time and again, sorry DS), that chronicles all guitars seen in the photos. I will update it daily as needed. Did we ever figure out if the VS belongs to this group or not? I imagine by that number that it doesn't.

Serial No.      Model No.
      
108508      LS03MH
108520      LS03MH
108521      LS03MH
108522      LS03MH
108524      LS03MH
108527      LS03MH
108532      LS03MH
108541      LS03R (LH)
108568      LS-03R


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on February 06, 2009, 02:46:32 AM
Thanks, Lynda.

Enquiring minds want to know ...

Norman


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Daysailer on February 06, 2009, 02:49:16 AM
I thought the same thing...I guess from a marketing point of view...they have the potential to get more views over there....putting the pix here is kind of like preaching to the choir....

But we may need to rethink the text on the label now....in light of the facebook collaboration.

At first reading, Good point about Marketing.
Second thought....  This is a presold limited run of guitars that wont be sold new to anyone who would be influnced by marketing.
The F-III's that will be photographed already belong to someone.   US, as in we the Larrivee forumites.

Please post all possible photos of the Larrivée Forum III Guitar here on the Larrivée Forum.  

Thank-you......ds


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 06, 2009, 02:58:38 AM
Yes that is true, but let's not forget that it is Mr. Larrivee that has put this on Facebook and not one of us. Therefore, we have no control. That being said, I understand your point.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on February 06, 2009, 03:00:02 AM
At first reading, Good point about Marketing.
Second thought....  This is a presold limited run of guitars that wont be sold new to anyone who would be influnced by marketing.
The F-III's that will be photographed already belong to someone.   US, as in we the Larrivee forumites.

Please post all possible photos of the Larrivée Forum III Guitar here on the Larrivée Forum.  

Thank-you......ds

regarding marketing....they don't need to sell these specific guitars...but just some do some general branding (for free)...get people to see what they are doing...at that others are interested enough to order special models....so when somebody goes into a shop to buy a guitar for themselves or their kid....Larrivee is not a strange unknown name. They may remember specifically and go looking for a Larrivee...or feel less resistance to buying an unknown brand if they remember the name.

regarding posting the photos on here. My post was just a teaser. Randy has a thread going in the "Photos" section and he said he was going to post the pix here as well...


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Daysailer on February 06, 2009, 03:00:54 AM
I have decided to create a spreadsheet (mostly because I'm extremely anal retentive and can't stand scrolling through all the pics time and again, sorry DS), that chronicles all guitars seen in the photos. I will update it daily as needed. Did we ever figure out if the VS belongs to this group or not? I imagine by that number that it doesn't.
......

Those who know me will freely say that AR is a fixture in my personallity as well.  If you could see the 43 year old sailboat that I restored and race in person, it would be 'perfectly' clear.  (or show room glossy where ever you look)......(hmmm ....wonder why I prefer satin guitar finishes  ???)

I also hate scrolling.....Why cant we have a F-III Photo thread in the Photo section of the forum  ??  That would keep the written thread managable.

Thanks for the "sorry DS",  but competely unneccessary... I'm too old to have a thin skin.  We're all just talkin' 'bout our passions here and that will always incite our emotions, positive and ...the other...  

Thanks for taking the time and initiative to make the list of serial #s...

 :cheers    ds

EDIT:   this poster missed some recent info about the photo section mentioned above while typing this post..Missed it by 52 seconds.... opps


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on February 06, 2009, 03:02:21 AM
Age is just a state of mind.  :cheers
Yea sure, that's what these guys said!
(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:Ys1s-4ONQIXMPM:http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f133/Fernman/crazy_old_man.jpg)       (http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:SjxwwPb2EEjdQM:http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f15/gruhamed/gross-old-man.jpg)



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 06, 2009, 03:05:38 AM
I am more than happy to have created and will update the serial number list on a daily basis. I think it's more my curiously than anybodys, but as I said, I'm REALLY anal retentive.  :roll


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on February 06, 2009, 03:10:27 AM
 this poster missed some recent info about the photo section mentioned above while typing this post..Missed it by 52 seconds.... opps

Don't feel bad....I never knew there WAS a photo section until Randy posted the pictures yesterday and I tried to find them....

 :tongue:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Daysailer on February 06, 2009, 03:14:12 AM
Dotneck....Some of the photos in that section go way back to when you first joined the Forum..  Kind of fun to run through it and see some of our friends from the past..  if you look far enough back you can find photos and threads about the Blackwood frenzy, that will remind you of our recent F-III energys.
ds :beer


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 06, 2009, 03:23:24 AM
I'll try to make sure we get the pictures here. I have an email in to John jr. to try to figure out the easiest way to do that.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 06, 2009, 03:26:38 AM
ps. I'll note that the form being used to make the LS guitars is marked Classic


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Daysailer on February 06, 2009, 03:33:41 AM
Randy,    THANK-YOU  !!!!!

Not just for the photos,  but ALL the hard work you do for this forum..


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on February 06, 2009, 04:35:38 AM
I have decided to create a spreadsheet (mostly because I'm extremely anal retentive and can't stand scrolling through all the pics time and again, sorry DS), that chronicles all guitars seen in the photos. I will update it daily as needed. Did we ever figure out if the VS belongs to this group or not? I imagine by that number that it doesn't.

Serial No.      Model No.
      
108508      LS03MH
108520      LS03MH
108521      LS03MH
108522      LS03MH
108524      LS03MH
108527      LS03MH
108532      LS03MH
108541      LS03R (LH)
108568      VS-03R

The "V" is actually an "L" written sideways in a hurry.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tadol on February 06, 2009, 05:15:51 AM
ALRIGHT  -   What have you guys been up to  -

I have been avoiding this thread since it won't get my guitar here any faster, but now I see there is a Forum Guitar facebook group, a photo section, and a trip to Vancouver being planned.

Did I miss anything else?  Are we ordering matching outfits or something?   :tongue:

Tad


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 06, 2009, 05:31:44 AM
ALRIGHT  -   What have you guys been up to  -

I have been avoiding this thread since it won't get my guitar here any faster, but now I see there is a Forum Guitar facebook group, a photo section, and a trip to Vancouver being planned.

Did I miss anything else?  Are we ordering matching outfits or something?   :tongue:

Tad

Watch for a pm re:  "THE SECRET HANDSHAKE"


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on February 06, 2009, 05:40:00 AM
The "V" is actually an "L" written sideways in a hurry.

OHMIGOD!  They're RUSHING perfection... :wink:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 06, 2009, 09:32:04 AM
The "V" is actually an "L" written sideways in a hurry.

I disagree completely.  It will be the cutaway version, but LSV would confuse it with the LSV-11 which has different specs.  That VS-03R will probably be Ricky's cutaway model IMHO.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 06, 2009, 09:39:06 AM
I'll try to make sure we get the pictures here. I have an email in to John jr. to try to figure out the easiest way to do that.

Randy, I have saved them all from Facebook (so that I can delete my account there when this is finished), and could post them on the photos thread if you want.  I am very very sad, and have also saved the captions so that I could print them and keep them as a momento.  I can't post them on your thread because it is locked, so let me know if you want me to start a new one.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 06, 2009, 12:38:55 PM
Randy, I have saved them all from Facebook (so that I can delete my account there when this is finished), and could post them on the photos thread if you want.  I am very very sad, and have also saved the captions so that I could print them and keep them as a momento.  I can't post them on your thread because it is locked, so let me know if you want me to start a new one.

BenF
I've unlocked it. Lets see if John Larrivee sends me the pics in the future.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on February 06, 2009, 12:44:57 PM

I also hate scrolling.....Why cant we have a F-III Photo thread in the Photo section of the forum  ??  That would keep the written thread managable.



Do you really need to scroll to see those photos? They are only 600 px wide....


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 06, 2009, 12:45:21 PM
BenF
I've unlocked it. Lets see if John Larrivee sends me the pics in the future.

cheers Randy, i have posted the pics and captions, you can lock it again if you think that is best.

Ben


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 06, 2009, 01:36:32 PM
cheers Randy, i have posted the pics and captions, you can lock it again if you think that is best.

Ben

locked again. Thanks ben

btw, I've asked John Larrivee for the fullsize pics for those that want them, and I'll make them available also.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on February 06, 2009, 02:12:47 PM
... Did I miss anything else?  Are we ordering matching outfits or something?   :tongue:
Tad

Yes, we are getting matching ball caps.  :thumb

I'd also pony up for a tee shirt, coffee mug, embroidered polish cloth, or other such thing. Someone has a business opportunity here.

Norman


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on February 06, 2009, 03:11:15 PM
Yes, we are getting matching ball caps.  :thumb

I'd also pony up for a tee shirt, coffee mug, embroidered polish cloth, or other such thing. Someone has a business opportunity here.

Norman

I wouldn't use emboidered polishing cloths...I'd be afraid the embroidery would scratch the newly buffed surface of the guitar. An embroidered cloth might look nice framed and hung on the wall though...


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on February 06, 2009, 03:21:14 PM
Actually, Dotneck, that's the collectibilty aspect I had in mind. As my first 03 series I'll need tutorials on how to care for my LS-03.

And I forgot about a comment from Jim Holler, we may also need some stickers for the case!

Norman


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 06, 2009, 03:22:51 PM
locked again. Thanks ben

btw, I've asked John Larrivee for the fullsize pics for those that want them, and I'll make them available also.

I just printed them off on photo paper at about 3"x4" size, and they are pretty clear at the current resolution.  If you wanted them much larger, the full size pictures would be beneficial though.

Ben


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 06, 2009, 03:36:52 PM
And I forgot about a comment from Jim Holler, we may also need some stickers for the case!

Norman

Norman,

Are you crazy? Stickers on a Larrivee case. That's sacrilige! On a crappy case sure..but on a Larrivee case...  :roll


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 06, 2009, 03:39:15 PM
I wouldn't use embroidered polishing cloths...I'd be afraid the embroidery would scratch the newly buffed surface of the guitar. An embroidered cloth might look nice framed and hung on the wall though...

How about an embroidered G String? I'll let you mull that one over...

holly



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 06, 2009, 03:48:50 PM

              WOW !   WOW !  just....   WOW !

        After looking at the photos of the Forum III's being built I feel like I'm watching one of my kids being born.   OK that's a big overstatement, but I still got a few goosebumps and this whole thing has become a lot more real to me all of a sudden.  I wish I knew what my serial number was so I could track it along the way.   These are much further along than I expected at this point.

                 MORE PICTURES !

Tuffythepug


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 06, 2009, 03:53:14 PM
        These are much further along than I expected at this point.

                 MORE PICTURES !

Tuffythepug

I agree, they are progressing fast!!!  There are more pictures here than on Facebook now, because there are a couple that John posted and then took down again for some reason.  I will endeavour to keep up to date and transfer them accross for those who don't have access to facebook.

Ben


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 06, 2009, 03:56:54 PM
How about an embroidered G String? I'll let you mull that one over...

holly


Holly,

If you would like one...sure. Not on this body thank you!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 06, 2009, 04:02:34 PM
Shoot, I'd just use mine for a scrunchie. Wait that sounds perverse, what I mean, is those days are long goooone and it would end up being used for something numbingly practical.

See, now how many thought...."How would you get all that stitching on a G String?' and how many thought stripper wear? Hmmmmmmm...
The hardcore folks could go straight for the G String made out of one.

Ow.

Hey, did we ever get the skinny on the tuners for the guitars?

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 06, 2009, 04:11:21 PM
I agree, they are progressing fast!!!  There are more pictures here than on Facebook now, because there are a couple that John posted and then took down again for some reason.  I will endeavour to keep up to date and transfer them accross for those who don't have access to facebook.

Ben

Ben
On behalf of the other 77 forum III purchasers, thank you very much.   So glad someone could step up and do this

Tuffythepug


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 06, 2009, 04:15:04 PM
Hear! Hear! I'm really happy to avoid Face Book,lol.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on February 06, 2009, 05:11:27 PM
NEW PICTURES!!

it is really good to see LOTS of pictures!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 06, 2009, 06:12:30 PM
Ben
On behalf of the other 77 forum III purchasers, thank you very much.   So glad someone could step up and do this

Tuffythepug

Tuffy, I copied the pictures for my own sad little reasons, it took 2 minutes to post them on here.  I understand why facebook concerns people, it does me too, so it seemed to make sense. 

Thanks are due to John Larrivee, Jim Holler and Randy for the photos being taken in the first place.

Ben


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 06, 2009, 06:21:44 PM
There are more pics on Facebook now.  I'll copy them accross.  Randy, do you want to unlock the pics thread, and I can put a note at the bottom of my last post each time for responses to be directed here instead?  The site says it will be updated with pics daily.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on February 06, 2009, 06:33:13 PM
whose facebook page should I go to look at these photos??????


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 06, 2009, 06:35:40 PM
HA!  I was right, the VS is the cutaway model, not an untidy LS.  There is a pic with the three VS-03R sides in it, of which one will be Ricky's.  I think it is pretty cool that they will be a VS.  possibly the only VS's ever made????  I still assume it is to diferentiate them from the LSV-11 which is a different animal altogether.

One of these (second from the left and fourth from the left) has some beutiful stripes on it!!

Sorry, I am not often right, I like to be smug when I am. :tongue:

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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 06, 2009, 06:37:01 PM
whose facebook page should I go to look at these photos??????

search for a public group called Larrivée Forum III Guitar.  Just type it into the search box and you should get it.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on February 06, 2009, 07:02:47 PM
Ben- I guess you have to join Facebook to do a search. I just tried searching in groups, but nothing. A little help, please?
Jeff


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on February 06, 2009, 07:06:02 PM
Ben- just got on to the pictures. Thanks anyway. :bgrin:
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 06, 2009, 07:07:25 PM
Ben- I guess you have to join Facebook to do a search. I just tried searching in groups, but nothing. A little help, please?
Jeff

Look in the photos area here, most of them are on here now.  I have the rest ready to go when Randy unlocks the thread.
http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=25417.0


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 06, 2009, 07:12:11 PM
Unlock !   Unlock !  For the love of God, Unlock !
please


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: KY MOOSE on February 06, 2009, 07:32:16 PM
Wow, wow, wow!
Haven't been on the site in a while...whodathought the gituairs are well into production!
That's a nice birthday surprise for me!
Thanks for posting the pics.  I'll have to dig into all the posts & catch up.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: bluesman67 on February 06, 2009, 08:05:04 PM
How about an embroidered G String? I'll let you mull that one over...

holly



One for my wife, please.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: bluesman67 on February 06, 2009, 08:08:34 PM
OK, I have seen 2 different serial #'s in rosewood marked "LH"...I'm feeling pretty good about mine being in the 1st Batch...I hope.  :tongue:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 06, 2009, 08:41:00 PM
Pictures updated http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=25417.0


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 06, 2009, 09:04:59 PM
FYI, re: Facebook, I'm not real happy being there either, but if you put the minimum amount of info about yourself, it seems to be safer. I have my pic of Holly as my picture and I haven't said where I live. Just my six cents.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on February 06, 2009, 09:38:44 PM
Wow!!!

I am so out of the loop.  There's Facebook talk, pictures, and an exclusive thread for pictures of the build process of the FG III.

Thanks so much whoever is responsible for this... Randy, Ben, and is there anyone else I missed?  Thanks to all.

BTW, Randy, how do you find time to do anything else?  :humour: (the OOO-60 Braz/Adi must be seeing a lot of playing time)

So cool to have pictures and documentation and names of Larri staff.

ricky  :nanadance 

(PS. I was already in bed last night, when my wife Beth walked into our room, handed me an envelope stuffed with 300bucks and said, "for your guitar"

I need to clarify whether she's referring to the FG III or the OM-40 at Long & McQuaide I'm GAS-ing about... oooppsies !!!  :nana_guitar)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 06, 2009, 10:00:04 PM
there are a few more pics and captions up now - it isn't easy keeping up!!! Thank you John larrivee for posting all these pics, it is fantastic.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 06, 2009, 10:28:13 PM
*The two digit numbers you see on the sides are not the Forum III Guitar numbers. They are used as a reference much earlier on in the matching stage done by Chris.


He knows us so well.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 06, 2009, 10:36:49 PM
This is the application of extra strong glue and the 'special' clamp with maximum pressure, to make sure the patch cannot get stolen by aliens.

Ben

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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 06, 2009, 10:56:12 PM
This is the application of extra strong glue and the 'special' clamp with maximum pressure, to make sure the patch cannot get stolen by aliens.

Ben

You laugh, but I heard if they don't clamp it down it turns into a big block of ebony with the number two on it.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 06, 2009, 11:30:15 PM
See Ricky,

This is what happens when you stay away from here. You know you want to be here hanging with us. Admit it. :roll


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 06, 2009, 11:42:45 PM
Update to spreadsheet after today's pics:

Serial No.      Model No.
      
108508      LS03MH
108520      LS03MH
108521      LS03MH
108522      LS03MH
108524      LS03MH
108527      LS03MH
108532      LS03MH
108541      LS03R (LH)
108542      LS03R (LH)
108555      LS03R
108560      LS03R
108561      LS03R
108567      VS03R
108569      VS03R
108568      VS03R


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on February 06, 2009, 11:52:55 PM
Did anyone see any Hog tops in the photos or are they doing the Italian Spruce top guitars first?  I thought I saw at least one Hog top having the bracing installed in one of the photos but wasn't sure.  None of the serial numbers seems to have a "MT" designation and the one shot of all tops being sent into the humidity room was all IS.

Having daily photos makes the whole thing so much more fun. 

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 07, 2009, 03:07:23 AM
Sorry, just realized that I missed three. Updated spreadsheet

Serial No.      Model No.
      
108508      LS03MH
108520      LS03MH
108521      LS03MH
108522      LS03MH
108524      LS03MH
108527      LS03MH
108532      LS03MH
108541      LS03R (LH)
108542      LS03R (LH)
108543      LS03R
108548      LS03R
108549      LS03R
108555      LS03R
108560      LS03R
108561      LS03R
108567      VS03R
108569      VS03R
108568      VS03R


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on February 07, 2009, 04:05:29 AM


Serial No.      Model No.
      
108508      LS03MH
108520      LS03MH
108521      LS03MH
108522      LS03MH
108524      LS03MH
108527      LS03MH
108532      LS03MH
108541      LS03R (LH)
108542      LS03R (LH)
108543      LS03R
108548      LS03R
108549      LS03R
108555      LS03R
108560      LS03R
108561      LS03R
108567      VS03R
108569      VS03R
108568      VS03R

There must be a way we can use this data....


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on February 07, 2009, 04:19:11 AM
Sorry, just realized that I missed three. Updated spreadsheet

Serial No.      Model No.
      
108508      LS03MH
108520      LS03MH
108521      LS03MH
108522      LS03MH
108524      LS03MH
108527      LS03MH
108532      LS03MH
108541      LS03R (LH)
108542      LS03R (LH)
108543      LS03R
108548      LS03R
108549      LS03R
108555      LS03R
108560      LS03R
108561      LS03R
108567      VS03R
108569      VS03R
108568      VS03R

Does this mean that you guys managed to confirm that the V is actually a V and that it designates cutaway? It just seems unlikely since LSV is the designation used previously.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 07, 2009, 07:48:22 AM
   Has any body seen an earlier S/N than this one?
Serial No.      Model No.
     
108508      LS03MH

           I have a feeling it may be my git.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on February 07, 2009, 08:43:28 AM

Are you crazy? Stickers on a Larrivee case. That's sacrilige! On a crappy case sure..but on a Larrivee case...  :roll
For your entertainment and puking pleasure...to help pass the time. Holly may have a stroke or just lay on the floor quivering
for a month or so. Good news is that when she comes out of it, her guitar will be done. In fact it may have darkened.

(http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv118/e046845/oldcase.jpg)     (http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv118/e046845/mescallabel.jpg) 
                                    real deal mescal label (worm)
(http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv118/e046845/topofcase.jpg)
    No Bombs  Sun studios


I understand this case has been replaced and reitred..to the dump.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 07, 2009, 08:52:49 AM
*The two digit numbers you see on the sides are not the Forum III Guitar numbers. They are used as a reference much earlier on in the matching stage done by Chris.


He knows us so well.

holly
            Big Brother is watching us....


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on February 07, 2009, 09:07:09 AM
See Ricky,
This is what happens when you stay away from here. You know you want to be here hanging with us. Admit it. :roll

Okay...okay...  it's hard to stay away from this place.  But, I thought this "wait" thread has just become a "what's the weather today" kinda discussion.

Well, well, well, was I ever wrong!     

Honestly, I was trying to add fuel to what seems to be a discussion that may eventually give birth to another limited production git in another thread.

Now, I need to be re-educated how to use "Facebook" --- I don't even remember my password there.



QUESTION: Can someone tell me what the V stands for in the VS03 --- does that mean "V" for venetian cutaway?

ricky


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 07, 2009, 09:11:13 AM
   V stands for VICTORY....    and Venation cut a way.  Though I imagine they will still call them LSV-03 etc.  The LSV-11 was not the only LSV's made before now btw. There have been LSV-05's for sure and maybe some others.
           Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on February 07, 2009, 10:09:59 AM
Hey Danny,

Are you on graveyard shift... doing the all-night watch over the Forum.

Good night.  3:07 Mountain Time.

Must look for cheap flights to Vancouver.  It's so cool to see our guitars being built.   
Let me know, if you want me to show you around Vancouver but you mentioned you have many friends there who may be able to do the same.

ricky


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 07, 2009, 10:30:31 AM
            Big Brother is watching us....
:laughin:it's funny because it's probably true danny.



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 07, 2009, 01:26:38 PM
   Has any body seen an earlier S/N than this one?
Serial No.      Model No.
     
108508      LS03MH

Matt, those are all the numbers I have been able to actually see on the sides/fronts so far.

           I have a feeling it may be my git.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 07, 2009, 02:45:59 PM
Matt, those are all the numbers I have been able to actually see on the sides/fronts so far.
Heh Linda, it's nice to be mixed up with Matt (flatlander)
                             And I am on the road ricky, headin back to Austin. I never sleep much on the road.
                          Linda I am tryin to go to Vancouver for the tour.
                                                                  Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on February 07, 2009, 02:47:56 PM
ricky, wouldn't it be cheaper to drive??  :bgrin:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 07, 2009, 02:51:07 PM
They should be able to give us the first serial number of the run and let us know if they are building them in Forum number order.

In other words, lets say 108508 is the first of the run. Does that mean that would be Forum III #1 of 78?
And would 108509 be Forum III #2 of 78?

If that is the case then all we would need to know is the serial # of the first one.  

Now that wouldn't necessarily mean they are building them in numerical order, just that the serial numbers would be in numerical order in relation to the order list.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 07, 2009, 02:57:35 PM
Heh Linda, it's nice to be mixed up with Matt (flatlander)
                             And I am on the road ricky, headin back to Austin. I never sleep much on the road.
                          Linda I am tryin to go to Vancouver for the tour.
                                                                  Danny

Danny,

So sorry. I'm very brain dead right now.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 07, 2009, 03:15:37 PM
they could easily be building all 78 in one run. There seems to be quite a spread of SNs. Anyone checked how far apart the highest and lowest pictures are?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 07, 2009, 03:16:47 PM
they could easily be building all 78 in one run. There seems to be quite a spread of SNs. Anyone checked how far apart the highest and lowest pictures are?
                      You may be right, sure are a lot of them.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 07, 2009, 03:24:03 PM
                      You may be right, sure are a lot of them.

The lowest pictured is 508, and the highest is 568 I think. I would be surprised if they were making 61 and not the other 17!



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 07, 2009, 03:25:41 PM
For your entertainment and puking pleasure...to help pass the time. Holly may have a stroke or just lay on the floor quivering
for a month or so. Good news is that when she comes out of it, her guitar will be done. In fact it may have darkened.

(http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv118/e046845/oldcase.jpg)     (http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv118/e046845/mescallabel.jpg) 
                                    real deal mescal label (worm)
(http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv118/e046845/topofcase.jpg)
    No Bombs  Sun studios


I understand this case has been replaced and reitred..to the dump.


Can't get up.....getting dark....


holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 07, 2009, 03:26:06 PM
they could easily be building all 78 in one run. There seems to be quite a spread of SNs.

I'm sure they are but that doesn't mean they are building them in sequential order


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 07, 2009, 03:29:05 PM
I'm sure they are but that doesn't mean they are building them in sequential order
  Yep.   Well y'all have a good one, I'm on the road again.
                                             Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 07, 2009, 03:56:09 PM
  Yep.   Well y'all have a good one, I'm on the road again.
                                             Danny

Suuure, we all know you are sneaking up to the factory as we speak...

Jean "Well, hello Danny!"

Danny "I was just in the nieghborhood. You know, since I'm here and all, you could just make my guitar now and I'll take it back with me. Just to lighten your load, of course"

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on February 07, 2009, 04:53:36 PM
They should be able to give us the first serial number of the run and let us know if they are building them in Forum number order.

In other words, lets say 108508 is the first of the run. Does that mean that would be Forum III #1 of 78?
And would 108509 be Forum III #2 of 78?

If that is the case then all we would need to know is the serial # of the first one.  

Now that wouldn't necessarily mean they are building them in numerical order, just that the serial numbers would be in numerical order in relation to the order list.

I think you guys are over analyzing this issue...

I remember a discussion about the first forum guitars with  DaySailor...he has SN#77281,  #14 of 17....  I've got serial number 77410...mine is #7 of 17.

I wouldn't place large bets that the guitars are going to come out in any particular sequence....




Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: bluesman67 on February 07, 2009, 04:53:48 PM
If I remember correctly, on the F1 guitars the serial #'s had a much bigger range than the 17 guitars that were in that run.  My Charlotte is 77525, anyone out there with F1 guitars...what's your serial #?  Oh, just missed Dotneck's post...mine is #16 of 17 btw.  So there you have it, the serial numbers are meaningless...except that they are unique.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 07, 2009, 05:10:23 PM
All of these considered and valid points have been taken on board. I totally understand. Now can you all delete your posts so that I can hold onto the pathetic illusion that my giutar will be in the first batch! :humour:




Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Denis on February 07, 2009, 05:16:38 PM
Looks like they're making the rosewood and all mahogany guitars first???   Is it me or did someone see any hog/IS at all??


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 07, 2009, 05:18:01 PM
All I said was "They should be able to give us the first serial number of the run and let us know if they are building them in Forum number order."

I don't think that is over analyzing anything, it's just a simple point that they should be able to answer.

And with all due respect this is not a small order of 17 guitars, this is a huge order of 78 with lots of variables.

I have no idea how they are doing it, hence my first statement. But just because they built Forum 1 a certain way doesn't mean these will be done the same.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 07, 2009, 05:21:21 PM
Looks like they're making the rosewood and all mahogany guitars first???   Is it me or did someone see any hog/IS at all??

Looked to me like the first twelve were Hog/IS with Herringbone.  LS-03 M H


This looks like Hog/IS


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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 07, 2009, 05:22:27 PM
Looks like they're making the rosewood and all mahogany guitars first???   Is it me or did someone see any hog/IS at all??
Yeah, one set of pics shows the IS top being glued onto hog sides.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on February 07, 2009, 05:38:11 PM
i think the range of color is interesting...


Which one do you prefer? The ore more solid/darker or streaky with lighter stripes?

(http://photos-h.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v2162/31/84/663855326/n663855326_5864495_4767.jpg)



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Denis on February 07, 2009, 05:54:58 PM
Looked to me like the first twelve were Hog/IS with Herringbone.  LS-03 M H


This looks like Hog/IS


I stand corrected....and now, I want mine!!!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 07, 2009, 06:04:52 PM
i think the range of color is interesting...


Which one do you prefer? The ore more solid/darker or streaky with lighter stripes?

(http://photos-h.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v2162/31/84/663855326/n663855326_5864495_4767.jpg)


Them all please.



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on February 07, 2009, 06:15:20 PM
The variation in color is interesting. Love them all. I'm getting an IS/HOGHB though. It was a hard decision to make; smaller body, rosewood ? I talked to Dave Wren, played my OM-05, & went with the HOG. Love the sound of it.
Nice book-matching on the sides you can see both !
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 07, 2009, 06:24:24 PM
They do look beautiful, kinda makes me wish I had gotten Rosewood...................................or both  :ohmy:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: bluesman67 on February 07, 2009, 07:01:51 PM
I'm in the "wish I got both" camp.  :+1:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 07, 2009, 07:19:50 PM
There is one in the VS-03R picture that has amazing colour variation.  Wish I was getting a cutaway, then it might be mine.

Also, some of the fretboards look like they are quite stripey, I like that.

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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on February 07, 2009, 07:26:32 PM
I wonder if Larrivee will use any cool looking mahogany(quilted mahogany) :whistling:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on February 07, 2009, 07:29:22 PM
Its actually kind of interesting...what would have been rated as defective or inferior product year ago is now happily accepted or even preferred. Rosewood used to need to be dark and straight grained...ebony was a uniform black color (or else it was dyed to make it appear so).....even satin finishes are preferred to gloss. I also think some color striation is interesting in ebony fretboards but I still like the dark rosewood...I guess paradigms change over time (and due to necessity).

Not to worry about it though...I ordered 'hog!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 07, 2009, 07:34:07 PM
I am quite interested in it looking very nice, because it doesn't matter how superior the wood is, I'll still be pathetic at playing it!!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on February 07, 2009, 07:57:09 PM
I'll still be pathetic at playing it!!

You and me too, bud!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 07, 2009, 07:59:47 PM
What?! I thought all anyone needed to be a great guitar player was an awesome guitar.

Damn.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 07, 2009, 08:55:42 PM
What?! I thought all anyone needed to be a great guitar player was an awesome guitar.

Damn.

holly

And talent................unfortunately


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: morrow22 on February 07, 2009, 10:58:15 PM
Thanks so much for posting the pictures.  What a treat being able to see our guitars being built.  I am really looking forward to this guitar!  Thank you again_ I live in  South Carolina_ and I think the pictures is as close as I will get to actually seeing the process.  THANK YOU THANK YOU :cheers


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BlastersFan55 on February 08, 2009, 03:04:39 AM
Really...thanks so much. 

Can you keep the chalk on mine, please?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 08, 2009, 04:56:00 AM
I am quite interested in it looking very nice, because it doesn't matter how superior the wood is, I'll still be pathetic at playing it!!
You and me too, bud!
  Me three... I am probably going to be at the Vancouver tour and you know there is a real good chance mine will be playable by then. So I better get some practice time in, a lot.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 08, 2009, 05:06:05 AM
Its actually kind of interesting...what would have been rated as defective or inferior product year ago is now happily accepted or even preferred. Rosewood used to need to be dark and straight grained...ebony was a uniform black color (or else it was dyed to make it appear so).....even satin finishes are preferred to gloss. I also think some color striation is interesting in ebony fretboards but I still like the dark rosewood...I guess paradigms change over time (and due to necessity).

Not to worry about it though...I ordered 'hog!
                    From what I'm seeing in these pictures I think we are in for a real BIG TIME treat with these guitars. If anyone is dissatisfied with theirs I know it will sell like hot cakes.
                    I like the variety I'm seeing in the RW, that means each one will be unique, I just think this is one cool git we have being made.
                   Thanks for all the pics and Info.
              Keep on analyzing Roger... It made for a good discussion, and besides it doesn't hurt anything to speculate a little.
                                                            YIPEE or as ricky says YE PEE  :roll


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on February 09, 2009, 04:04:02 AM
I can't fingerpick because I play upside-down & haven't taken the time to figure it out (can flatpick things fairly well), but you guys have to give yourselves more credit than you are. Can't tell if people are just being modest here, comparing themselves to fantastic players (I'm not!), or what. I'm sure you all play just fine & are being modest. Whatever, give yourselves credit just for playing ! :+1:
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 09, 2009, 08:55:57 PM
Some new pictures are up, including one with some serial numbers for those keeping track of what is what..  :bgrin:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: bluesman67 on February 09, 2009, 09:01:40 PM
 :nana_guitar
WOOOHOOOO!!!  I just saw the serial #108541, (a rosewood LH back from the 1st set of pics), just saw this serial # on the most resent loglist pic and Forum Guitar #2 is written on it's line.  THAT'S ME!!!  It's confirmed, I believe I may be the first to get a confirmation of some sort of my serial # and that it's in the 1st batch!!!!!!!
 :bgrin:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on February 09, 2009, 09:06:52 PM
VERY EXCITING!

Congrats, bluesman67. I would SO like to see that full spreadsheet!

I know my number 9 is in progress but have no idea about its serial number. It is clear that serial number sequence and FG III order number sequence are not the same. I visit Facebook every hour or so to look for new pictures.

Norman


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: bluesman67 on February 09, 2009, 09:09:57 PM
Thanks Norman!  Hopefully more clues and pics will be surfacing.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on February 09, 2009, 09:21:10 PM
No signs of MT guitars yet though  :?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tadol on February 09, 2009, 10:21:05 PM
Not to worry, they just run a hole saw through a mahogany back -

Tad


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 09, 2009, 10:24:45 PM
I thought they just kicked a hole in the wood that wasn't good enough to be a back.  A hole saw, that's refined.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 09, 2009, 10:27:53 PM
No signs of MT guitars yet though  :?

Where's #3 ????
Yeah, I've been looking for any hint of the hog tops in the pictures and I haven't seen anything yet.
It's driving me crazy to be #3 and not see any reference to a left-handed hog top at all.  And seeing the photos of the build list in bits and pieces just adds to the frustration.  Why can't they just take a pic showing the whole darned list so we can all relax ?   :bgrin:
Joseph, I'm glad yours is in there.   Wish I could see some hint of mine too.

Tuffythepug


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: jeremy3220 on February 09, 2009, 10:34:31 PM
I thought they just kicked a hole in the wood that wasn't good enough to be a back. 

That's the key to getting that broken in sound. They charge extra for that.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 09, 2009, 10:36:42 PM
mine is 108549, second from the bottom of the pic with the stack of RW sides drying. It is so exciting to be able to identify it! Anyone else spotted a pic of theirs yet?

That Italian spruce looks fantastic too. I really can't wait now.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on February 09, 2009, 11:04:15 PM
I am patiently waiting............  :guitar

My wife and I are having our V-day date tonight... feb 9th. was our original wedding date until it got postponed due to some issues :)
anyhow.. I am not gonna think about my guitar on the date... well.... at least I'll try.......... :roll


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 09, 2009, 11:05:01 PM
I'm curious as to what the "ZZ" means. Other than bearded guys with extremely limited dance moves that consist of gesturing in unison.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 09, 2009, 11:07:39 PM
This is just a request to whoever is taking the pics.
Please post a pic of the entire build list so some of us can rest assured we haven't been overlooked and we'll know what ser. #s to look for in the rest of the pics.
Thanks
Tuffythepug


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 09, 2009, 11:08:54 PM
Lynda is 108544 and Adam is 108548. Safricanplayer is 108553. Adam's is at the top of the stack I saw mine in. Really dark RW-nice!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on February 09, 2009, 11:31:07 PM
I'm #47 on Jim's list, but I'm still looking. I'm mainly seeing R/W being worked on, with some HOG. Anybody help ?
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 09, 2009, 11:35:20 PM
That's the key to getting that broken in sound. They charge extra for that.
  I told you there would be some "special" attention paid to these gits.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 09, 2009, 11:37:18 PM
Jeremy forgot to mention the part where they drag the MT guitars behind a truck on a gravel road. The vibrations really opens up the sound and it's much more cost worthy than the Recital Box.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on February 09, 2009, 11:45:31 PM
Holly,

I thought the best way to open up a guitar was to put it on a floor stand in front of some large speakers and then crank up the volume to Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney!

Or in your case, just play the blazes out of it.

Norman


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 09, 2009, 11:47:07 PM
As Ben said I'm 108544, but no pics of mine yet.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 09, 2009, 11:49:33 PM
Holly,

I thought the best way to open up a guitar was to put it on a floor stand in front of some large speakers and then crank up the volume to Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney!

Or in your case, just play the blazes out of it.

Norman

You could do both and watch the guitar explode. Or me, that could be entertaining as well.

When it gets here I am going to have to sell a guitar. I just can't justify having as many as I have, it's a little silly considering my skill level.

holly

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 09, 2009, 11:56:25 PM
   I am not sure, but this may be mine, no definite evidence, but it is the earliest S/N and the right wood.
      (The tops are looking sweet too)

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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 10, 2009, 12:05:20 AM
That would be great. I think I'm as excited about you getting your guitar as I am about getting mine.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 10, 2009, 12:11:53 AM
  Here is a larger pic of a top.     (and thanks holly)

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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 10, 2009, 12:13:06 AM
Anyone else wonder what's up with the rosette?

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 10, 2009, 12:13:29 AM
I'm curious as to what the "ZZ" means. Other than bearded guys with extremely limited dance moves that consist of gesturing in unison.

holly

Looks like the ZZ denotes herringbone purfling. Each number that can been seen corresponds to an order with HB purfling.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 10, 2009, 12:14:24 AM
Anyone else wonder what's up with the rosette?

holly
 I believe that's just a cut out to place the H-bone in.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 10, 2009, 12:16:41 AM
So the rest of it just isn't cut out yet?

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: prof_stack on February 10, 2009, 12:23:20 AM
Nice pix!  I believe my LS-03R is #108555 (easy to remember) based on the chart posted with me as #59.  Nice!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 10, 2009, 12:24:04 AM
So the rest of it just isn't cut out yet?

holly

I believe there is a double ring that will surround the hearingbone, those pieces you see look to be just spacers (maybe till glue sets)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 10, 2009, 12:25:56 AM
That makes sense, man, I can't beleive how giddy these pics make me,lol. How outstanding on the part of Larrivee to provide them.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 10, 2009, 12:27:46 AM
I had expected some pictures, but this is way beyond that. Now that I know my number I want a picture.  :?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 10, 2009, 12:31:33 AM
    I'm trying to nail down a flite still, I really do want to go there and see all of them. WOW 78 cool little LS-03 F-III's
             I'll be sure to take lots of batteries, or maybe buy a better camera, so I can take a s many as possible.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 10, 2009, 12:35:47 AM
I swear I am SO tired of being pecked to death by ducks it's all I can do to not pack a bag and leave NOW. I love my family and my dogs but they don't seem to realise I don't exist to cater to them. Anyway, it's too far to drive if Seattle is closest,lol. But lots of pics would be great.

holly

ps. I'll be offline for a couple days, I know, the horror, so you guys email me if something happens. You know, like they cover it with abalone.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on February 10, 2009, 12:36:54 AM
Danny,

Flying from Houston to Vancouver is cheaper on Friday night than on Saturday morning. You might want to check it out. Nonstop on Continental for about $400. Friday night through Tuesday. That was though Sam's Club link to Orbitz.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 10, 2009, 12:40:28 AM
Danny,

Flying from Houston to Vancouver is cheaper on Friday night than on Saturday morning. You might want to check it out. Nonstop on Continental for about $400. Friday night through Tuesday. That was though Sam's Club link to Orbitz.
  Thanks Norm, I have seen their prices and I'm on their site right now.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 10, 2009, 12:58:11 AM
I swear I am SO tired of being pecked to death by ducks it's all I can do to not pack a bag and leave NOW. I love my family and my dogs but they don't seem to realise I don't exist to cater to them. Anyway, it's too far to drive if Seattle is closest,lol. But lots of pics would be great.

holly

ps. I'll be offline for a couple days, I know, the horror, so you guys email me if something happens. You know, like they cover it with abalone.

I was gonna make a comment that they could be putting the abalone in the rosette instead of the herringbone, but I thought not.

where are you going?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on February 10, 2009, 02:15:03 AM

I was gonna make a comment that they could be putting the abalone in the rosette instead of the herringbone,


I'd like that...it would add a bit of sparkle.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 10, 2009, 02:36:08 AM
I'd like that...it would add a bit of sparkle.

Agreed!  :tongue:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: johnny37 on February 10, 2009, 02:48:13 AM
WOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO!!!  According to the list at Larrivee, mine is #108542!  The sides look very nice.  Now I'm getting giddy.  Are they done yet?  Maybe I will be able to take the baby home from the guitar factory tour.  How cool would that be?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on February 10, 2009, 03:30:11 AM
Hey,

For all those who are worried that they don't see any pictures of the Hog Top guitars...

This photo looks like a Hog Top.  You can tell the difference between the Italian Spruce and the Hog because the Hog looks a little pink in colour vs. the IS which is a little yellowish.  I'm sure they are in the production process.  There just isn't too many photos of the Hog versions.  Maybe we will see some more Hog photos tomorrow.

Jordan

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3308/3267783621_0a43837e99_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on February 10, 2009, 03:41:52 AM
Hi all-  If you haven't seen it I'm putting together a map of FIII homes, see "Forum III Guitar Map of Buyers" post.  Please reply with city and git number (and type, so I don't have to look it up on the list).

Thanks
Penner


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 10, 2009, 01:15:31 PM
i think the range of color is interesting...


Which one do you prefer? The ore more solid/darker or streaky with lighter stripes?

(http://photos-h.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v2162/31/84/663855326/n663855326_5864495_4767.jpg)


549 near the bottom is mine, and i think the one below 543 could well be Lynda's, as it ends in a 4 (which i think makes it a 1 in 3 chance it is 544, plus it is next to 543)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 10, 2009, 01:37:28 PM
The top one is Adam's, 549 near the bottom is mine, and i think the one below 543 could well be Lynda's, as it ends in a 4 (which i think makes it a 1 in 3 chance it is 544, plus it is next to 543)

Ben,

We think alike. I was thinking the same thing, but obviously won't know for sure until I get a clear look at the full number. I was OK with the waiting for this, but now that some of us know our numbers (sorry to those of you that don't yet) and we're seeing pics, it's getting REALLY hard.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 10, 2009, 01:37:47 PM
I was gonna make a comment that they could be putting the abalone in the rosette instead of the herringbone, but I thought not.

where are you going?

Nowhere, but I'm two songs behind in my homework so after I drop the kid off, in about 15 minutes, the PC goes off. Except to obsessively check the progress of my Bubinga,lol.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on February 10, 2009, 05:13:50 PM
Holly- I think those are just spacers to keep the area open for the herringbone inlay. To the abalone idea, those of us that ordered HD purfling wouldn't want abalone in the rosette. Wouldn't really match well. Just my opinion. Abalone rosette with abalone purfling matches, but I think that's too much bling. We all wanted a low bling guitar; that was my understanding. The HB gives it kinda a vintage look, along with the satin finish. Hope it's not for abalone !
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 10, 2009, 06:32:23 PM
Posted by John Larrivee Jr. on Facebook (no new pics yet today).

Feb-10
As of today all Forum III guitars have been started. Rosewood guitars are at the forefront carving the path for the South American mahogany. Components for these guitars are moving along and will be ready as the guitars progress. Mahogany tops will be rosetted in the next few days. Be patient with photo's and lists. All good things in all good time.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on February 10, 2009, 06:33:44 PM
Man, I type slowly. :roll

Randy beat me in quoting John!

Norman


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 10, 2009, 06:59:17 PM
Yeah


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Alpione on February 10, 2009, 08:34:15 PM
Posted by John Larrivee Jr. on Facebook (no new pics yet today).

Feb-10
As of today all Forum III guitars have been started. Rosewood guitars are at the forefront carving the path for the South American mahogany. Components for these guitars are moving along and will be ready as the guitars progress. Mahogany tops will be rosetted in the next few days. Be patient with photo's and lists. All good things in all good time.


Good deal.  He said what I've been thinking for a while now - this forum has some seriously impatient worry worts.  :)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on February 10, 2009, 08:35:45 PM
I'm starting to get the feeling that John Jr. is like a parent with 70+ kids the week before Christmas...


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Alpione on February 10, 2009, 08:51:32 PM
I'm starting to get the feeling that John Jr. is like a parent with 70+ kids the week before Christmas...

 :roll

It reads like that.  And who could blame him after reading this thread? 


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: LookingForLarri on February 11, 2009, 12:42:11 AM
New forum guitars ??  What, did I miss something ?  Can I order a short scale with lots of abalone ??   :humour:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Denis on February 11, 2009, 12:46:31 AM
New forum guitars ??  What, did I miss something ?  Can I order a short scale with lots of abalone ??   :humour:

and a gloss finish? 

I can't wait to see the first completed guitars!!!  I don't care if it's mine or not!!! 


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on February 11, 2009, 01:45:18 AM
More photos just posted to Facebook!!! Lots of hog pictures.  Confirms that the all hogs are just labeled LS-03 M or MH with a - LH designation for lefty's.

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 11, 2009, 01:55:37 AM
   Well, I just saw some lower S/N's. I think John Jr. is teasing me.  :whistling:

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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 11, 2009, 01:59:04 AM
Finally, you guys are getting some pics of your hog gits.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 11, 2009, 02:10:47 AM
Yep, here is a hog set.

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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on February 11, 2009, 02:17:26 AM
Oink, grunt, snort.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 11, 2009, 02:25:15 AM
I posted the 5 new pictures for today in the picture thread. enjoy....


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on February 11, 2009, 02:52:39 AM
In celebration of seeing the hogtops, I'm releasing my home-hack version of "Waitin".
Thanks Bluesman67 for directing me to reverbnation.com.  I tried uploading to putfile.com and kept getting miffed.

So here it is:

http://www.reverbnation.com/torsoboy  (it's the only song there...)

This is an awesome site.  I was up and running in probably 2 minutes or less, no joke.

Caveat emptor:  I'm nowhere close to the level of Flatlander and his now classic "The Wait".

But I figure what the heck...toss it out there.

Again for reference, the original is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKnVBzxmhcw

I tried to follow the crazy phrasing of the lyrics.  I also clearly can't hit some (all? :smile:) of the notes...and I botched it big-time at the end but left it in anyway.  I was going to try to overdub some mandolin on it, but chickened out.

Oh...and it's played on my silver oak (with old strings, sorry).

Grin and bear it.

Lyrics below:
Waitin (adapted from Willin)

My top’s warped from the dry, the action is low
There’s a better one out there dontcha know…and I’m still…waitin’

On the forum late one night, saw a post with a thousand replies
A post…caught my eye

I’ve been from rosewood to koa, ovangkol to silver oak
Nearly every kind of Larrivee that’s ever been made
Every one was a pleasure to play
But if you give me Italian spruce or hog
I’ll be out of this fog
That’s why I’m waiting…for the Forum 3

They fought over specs night after night
But came to agreement from the left and the right
And now…they’re waitin

I couldn’t afford it, and sat on the fence
But to not make an order just didn’t make sense
And now… I’m waitin

 Orders came from New York and the Carolinas…Scotland and Winnepeg
Now 78 Forums are going to get made
Mine just happens to be number 58
Just give me an L S 3 M T
With Herringbone purfling
It’s worth waiting…Thanks Ricky!




Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 11, 2009, 03:19:34 AM
In celebration of seeing the hogtops, I'm releasing my home-hack version of "Waitin".
Thanks Bluesman67 for directing me to reverbnation.com.  I tried uploading to putfile.com and kept getting miffed.

So here it is:

http://www.reverbnation.com/torsoboy  (it's the only song there...)

            I like it. very good job, fun stuff.    Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 11, 2009, 03:26:53 AM
Penner,

Love it! Your voice is really nice.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on February 11, 2009, 05:18:36 AM
Thank you...probably won't be changing my name to "Voice Boy" however.
I am trying hard to improve (that's part of why I did this...kind of a pushing the boundaries thing...taking chances among friends)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 11, 2009, 02:52:04 PM
good one penner  :beer


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 11, 2009, 02:55:01 PM
I think it's swell. Good for you for putting yourself out there.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 11, 2009, 02:58:13 PM
Nice job penner


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 11, 2009, 06:23:11 PM
posted some more pics from facebook in the picture thread.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on February 11, 2009, 06:24:13 PM
There are new pictures now!!

I see my #77 however the serial number is cut in the picture..
(http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=25417.0;attach=4374;image)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Craigb156 on February 11, 2009, 07:03:47 PM
Just count from where yoou can see... I'm 108494, #50...now I will be (more) obsessive looking at pictures!

Craig


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on February 11, 2009, 07:33:04 PM
Just count from where yoou can see... I'm 108494, #50...now I will be (more) obsessive looking at pictures!

Craig


Thanks :) I guess I am 108486!! :)



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 11, 2009, 07:36:33 PM
Tuffy,

Finally, you're seen on the list!  :cheers


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tadol on February 11, 2009, 08:11:01 PM
YOWSUH!

#65 - 108508, pics 51,52,67 - thats my baby.   :nice guitar:

Gotta admit, thats some damn nice mahogany she's sporting -

Now if I could only get the serial for #17 to see if shes been spotlighted -   :gotpics:

Now I am excited!     :nanadance

Tad


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: LookingForLarri on February 11, 2009, 08:49:10 PM
Still can't see my number #56.  But I can wait  :crying:

Any estimates on delivery dates yet ???


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Alpione on February 11, 2009, 09:32:37 PM
Thanks, Penner... Good job! :bgrin:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 11, 2009, 09:35:30 PM
  But I can wait  :crying:

Any estimates on delivery dates yet ???

Who else sees the contradiction in those statements? rofl.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: LookingForLarri on February 11, 2009, 09:42:58 PM
What ???  :roll


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on February 11, 2009, 10:08:56 PM
And NO...I'm NOT going to redo the map of buyers with serial numbers!!! :winkin:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 11, 2009, 10:23:44 PM
There are a few more pics on Facebook, I'll copy them accross in a minute.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on February 11, 2009, 10:45:37 PM
DOH! 108486 isn't in the pictures lol.... 84 and 85 are there but not 86.... lol



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 12, 2009, 01:10:00 AM
Tuffy,

Finally, you're seen on the list!  :cheers


Woohoo  !   I'm on the list.  Now I need to see my SN on one of these little guys to make it official.
Another month and this will be a reality for 78 very happy people.  I've got goosebumps.

T the P


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 12, 2009, 02:27:46 AM

Woohoo  !   I'm on the list.  Now I need to see my SN on one of these little guys to make it official.
Another month and this will be a reality for 78 very happy people.  I've got goosebumps.

T the P


Welcome to the other side Lynn.  :smile:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 12, 2009, 02:45:09 AM
Welcome to the other side Lynn.  :smile:
  I just saw a weird deal. Tuffy has 1666 posts and under his is Linda's at 666.
                                           Posts: 1666                            Posts: 666


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 12, 2009, 02:47:58 AM
  I just saw a weird deal. Tuffy has 1666 posts and under his is Linda's at 666.
                                           Posts: 1666                            Posts: 666
Yeah, that's weird!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on February 12, 2009, 03:10:06 AM
                          Posts: 666


Not sure why...but that just seems evil to me...

 :bgrin:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 12, 2009, 03:21:43 AM

Not sure why...but that just seems evil to me...

 :bgrin:

If you believe in that kind of stuff :tongue:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 12, 2009, 03:23:38 AM
If you believe in that kind of stuff :tongue:
                 And look at what you said, "Welcome to the other side" ;-)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 12, 2009, 03:24:32 AM
                 And look at what you said, "Welcome to the other side" ;-)

Yes, I know the timing was weird!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 12, 2009, 03:26:41 AM
Yup, weird.  I gotta play my guitar. See ya later.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 12, 2009, 03:29:30 AM
  I just saw a weird deal. Tuffy has 1666 posts and under his is Linda's at 666.
                                           Posts: 1666                            Posts: 666

Now my goosebumps are getting worse.    Lynda, what is your forum III order number ?
  Yes.......  #66  :whistling:


Aaaaaaaaarrrrgggggghhh  !!!!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 12, 2009, 03:42:17 AM
Now my goosebumps are getting worse.    Lynda, what is your forum III order number ?
  Yes.......  #66  :whistling:


Aaaaaaaaarrrrgggggghhh  !!!!

Ok, now you're creepin me out. Forgot that part...not sure how, but I did.  :?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on February 12, 2009, 03:46:20 AM
LOL


 :laughin: :laughin: :laughin: :laughin: :laughin: :laughin:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 12, 2009, 12:31:01 PM
The only way to lift this curse is for everyone on the Forum to send me $99.99.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Denis on February 12, 2009, 01:16:01 PM
Sigh....still no #31 anywhere... :crying:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 12, 2009, 01:19:27 PM
Hang in there. Mine isn't on the list either. See, they want to use up all the junk wood before they do ours. It's a sophisticated way of distracting the rabble while they sneak in the really good stuff.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on February 12, 2009, 02:17:34 PM
Has anyone seen #78 on the list?

Hmmmmmmmmm... I saw #77 --- you guys are talking about the pictures of the FG3 numbers on their worksheet?

ricky


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 12, 2009, 02:28:18 PM
Has anyone seen #78 on the list?

Hmmmmmmmmm... I saw #77 --- you guys are talking about the pictures of the FG3 numbers on their worksheet?

ricky

Ricky, not yet, but the pic of the (only) three VS-03s sides, to the best of my knowledge, have consecutive serial numbers, so I assume from that that the highest one would be yours, being #78.  I hope it is for you, because it is the most beautifully coloured piece of EIRW I have laid my eyes on.  Really light streaks through it.  I have had my fingers crossed that this hunch is correct for days now!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Alpione on February 12, 2009, 02:28:34 PM
The only way to lift this curse is for everyone on the Forum to send me $99.99.


Is that Canadian or US currency?   :bgrin:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on February 12, 2009, 02:30:14 PM
I don't really think she will care. JUST SEND THE MONEY  :roll :roll


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on February 12, 2009, 02:32:30 PM
Ricky, not yet, but the pic of the (only) three VS-03s sides, to the best of my knowledge, have consecutive serial numbers, so I assume from that that the highest one would be yours, being #78.  I hope it is for you, because it is the most beautifully coloured piece of EIRW I have laid my eyes on.  Really light streaks through it.  I have had my fingers crossed that this hunch is correct for days now!

Thanks Ben... I'll take a second look.

ricky


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 12, 2009, 02:33:53 PM
Is that Canadian or US currency?   :bgrin:

pesos, like the ones her guitar is being stuffed with.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on February 12, 2009, 02:37:36 PM
pesos, like the ones her guitar is being stuffed with.

In that case, I'll send her a quarter coin in USD... hey, that's more than a hundred pesos where I come from.  :roll

ricky


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on February 12, 2009, 02:41:54 PM
Ricky, not yet, but the pic of the (only) three VS-03s sides, to the best of my knowledge, have consecutive serial numbers, so I assume from that that the highest one would be yours, being #78.  I hope it is for you, because it is the most beautifully coloured piece of EIRW I have laid my eyes on.  Really light streaks through it.  I have had my fingers crossed that this hunch is correct for days now!

Ben, I looked at the 3 VS... from what I can make out of the pic, from left to right   108567, 108569, 108569 === following your theory, the middle one would be mine?

It's got light streaks...cool - though I'm more used to the dark tight rosewood typical of most 03r I've seen.  I've seen lighter ones in the 09r ==> have I got 09 grade?

Hmmmm... I see why looking at build pics is therapeutic (read "GAS reliever").

ricky


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on February 12, 2009, 03:02:17 PM
I would expect the rosewood in the 09 series to be much more uniform in color...


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 12, 2009, 03:04:20 PM
I would expect the rosewood in the 09 series to be much more uniform in color...

And dark


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 12, 2009, 03:08:58 PM
Personally, since I was the one with the 666 problem  :smile:, I think the money should be sent to me and in US dollars would be very nice.  :roll


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 12, 2009, 03:10:42 PM
you are right of course, but the light streaks sure look nice!!!  Another thread contained an interesting article on guitar making, and suggested that RW is the most consistant of all tonewoods, so perhaps differences in colour matter less than in other woods?  I am rubbish at playing, and am unlikely to ever push the boundaries of a guitars tonal ability, so looks matter to me!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 12, 2009, 03:13:19 PM
Personally, since I was the one with the 666 problem  :smile:, I think the money should be sent to me and in US dollars would be very nice.  :roll

I just passed 777 posts, therefore mine will be perfection!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on February 12, 2009, 03:15:32 PM
Personally, since I was the one with the 666 problem  :smile:, I think the money should be sent to me and in US dollars would be very nice.  :roll

Here you go. Keep the change!

Norman

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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on February 12, 2009, 07:52:15 PM
Thank you, Ben. Now I don't need to be pinched to see if it is real.

Norman


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 12, 2009, 07:53:25 PM
Thank you, Ben. Now I don't need to be pinched to see if it is real.

Norman

Now you have to search all the pics to see if you can find it!!!!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: KenHolden on February 12, 2009, 10:34:08 PM
after seeing the pics form production, the jealousy has certainly set in.  :drool:

i hope seeing green like this wont affect how the sunburst looks on my D-50


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on February 12, 2009, 10:34:43 PM
Thank you, Ben. Now I don't need to be pinched to see if it is real.

Norman

If I can only find mine. But that would be like knowing the gender of the baby while still in the tummy? Or kinda more like the ultrasound thingy.

Ok... that's quite a stretch.  :humour:

ricky


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 12, 2009, 11:10:55 PM
Thank you, Ben. Now I don't need to be pinched to see if it is real.

Norman
Heh Norm did you copy me, with the sig. line, or do we really think that much alike? And did you notice our numbers are in sequence? Lot's of "weird" stuff with Numbers the last few days.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on February 12, 2009, 11:26:09 PM
Danny,

I did see yours first, but I might have done it anyway. I've been looking for this info on a regular basis. Ben scooped me in. I like having serial numbers in sequence with yours, Danny. I hope our guitars make beautiful matching bookends. It will be worth my drive to Austin to create that photo op.

Ricky,

My last hopes of making it to Vancouver are fading rapidly. Tell me more about your April activity calendar. Maybe you need a guest musician??

Norman


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on February 13, 2009, 12:27:32 AM
My last hopes of making it to Vancouver are fading rapidly. Tell me more about your April activity calendar. Maybe you need a guest musician??
Norman

I'll email you.  Guest musician? That would be Sooooweet.

ricky


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Alpione on February 13, 2009, 12:32:39 AM
Hey all...

Did we ever figure anything out regarding clear pickguards for these satin guitars?  I know many will go without, but I'd like to get one.  Doesn't sound like Larrivee has any left.  

Anyone have suggestions?

Thanks..

Adam


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 13, 2009, 12:37:43 AM
Hey all...

Did we ever figure anything out regarding clear pickguards for these satin guitars?  I know many will go without, but I'd like to get one.  Doesn't sound like Larrivee has any left.  

Anyone have suggestions?

Thanks..

Adam

Adam,

Clear pickguards were not an option.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Alpione on February 13, 2009, 12:41:43 AM
Adam,

Clear pickguards were not an option.

Right - which is why I'm asking for suggestions for an aftermarket solution.   :winkin:

Earlier in the mega-thread about this process, Jim Holler reportedly checked with Larrivee to see if they had any of the old clear guards lying around, but they didn't.  I never saw a post mentioning any alternatives, so I'm asking here...


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on February 13, 2009, 12:44:43 AM
While Larrivee doesn't have any I seem to recall Jim at Trinity Guitars saying he was trying to locate suitable material. So it is another thing to wait for but something to hope for.

Your memory may vary from mine, I didn't go back to read Jim Holler's post.

Norman


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 13, 2009, 12:50:00 AM
Right - which is why I'm asking for suggestions for an aftermarket solution.   :winkin:

Earlier in the mega-thread about this process, Jim Holler reportedly checked with Larrivee to see if they had any of the old clear guards lying around, but they didn't.  I never saw a post mentioning any alternatives, so I'm asking here...

Sorry


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 13, 2009, 01:04:07 AM
Right - which is why I'm asking for suggestions for an aftermarket solution.   :winkin:

Earlier in the mega-thread about this process, Jim Holler reportedly checked with Larrivee to see if they had any of the old clear guards lying around, but they didn't.  I never saw a post mentioning any alternatives, so I'm asking here...

is there any reason you wouldn't want to buy the sheet and cut it yourself? Stew Mac has the clear sheets.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 13, 2009, 01:20:33 AM
Jim Holler said he would try to find some clear pickguards for us. So I'm in a wait mode until I hear what he has or hasn't found. Give him some time.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Daysailer on February 13, 2009, 02:30:07 AM
I have LMI clear pickguard material on my Seagull Cedar top, and it is glossy.
I bet the Stewmac material is the same... 
The material I have has worked very well.  The only marks in my cedar top is where there is no guard.  I polished the top before applying so the satin/glossy finishes would not present an unsightly emphasis of the differences.

I have the original Larrivee satin pickguards on my L03BW and my OM.  The satin finish of the old material was a very good match to the rest of the top.   If Larrivee does not have anymore, we may be out of luck unless they can direct us to the original supplier of that material.  My bet is Jim has already tried that and the original source has modified thier product line or discontinued that materal.

Had the above situation happen to my Sailmaker.  His pattern for my boat was awesome with the 5 oz. material from company X.  Company X changed the supplier of the base material and sold it as the same.  When I had a sail cut from that 5 oz. cloth my preformance dropped dramatically...sligtly different stretch and strength properties.  Nothing my sail maker could do.  We modified his pattern and now Lollipop is back in the front of the fleet. 

I too hope for a proper clear pickguard for my F-III....   
Finally spotted my sides in one of the latest pics.... #108509.    #63 if I was able to extrapolate the sequence correctly from one of yesterdays lists.  Thanks Randy.

ds   :beer


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Denis on February 13, 2009, 04:15:08 PM
Thanks for the new pics guys...and I see a bunch of hog sides... :drool: 

But sadly, still no sign of #31....  :crying:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on February 13, 2009, 07:00:40 PM
Great fun figuring out Facebook. Thanks to Danny for all the help. Those photos are calming, but I still don't see #47. Anybody find it ? Thanks.
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 13, 2009, 09:49:00 PM
NEWS from Jim Holler:

  I just spoke to John Jr Larrivee. He will be emailing some info to me about hotels and a place for us to grab some lunch. I will be staying with him and will be at the Larrivee shop in the morning when he heads there. I think a plan to gather at 10 Am for a meet and greet. see some of the forum guitars and then grab lunch. After lunch go on the tour of the shop.     Some very good breaking news. John found some clear satin pick guards. Each guitar will be shipping with a clear satin pick guard and a tortes pick guard.    Please feel free to post this info. The pick guard news will make some very happy!

Thank you
Jim Holler, Luthier


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on February 13, 2009, 09:52:30 PM
Cheers for Jim and his work!! WOOT!! :cheers


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 13, 2009, 09:55:54 PM
Top quality news Randy/Jim.  I didn't want to hide the Italian Spruce, but worried about the long term with no PG.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Hogtop on February 13, 2009, 10:09:48 PM
 :bowdown:    Good on ya!   I'm getting happy now!!!!  That is good news as how I did not want that IS hidden.  Can't wait (but I will) for pics of good old #37 .


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 13, 2009, 10:13:16 PM
   Thanks Randy, Jim and John. Clear PG is the only one I would put on, or else I would have just had scars on the top.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 13, 2009, 10:32:06 PM
   Thanks Randy, Jim and John.

 :+1:   :nana_guitar  :nana_guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 13, 2009, 10:37:00 PM
NEWS from Jim Holler:

  I just spoke to John Jr Larrivee. He will be emailing some info to me about hotels and a place for us to grab some lunch. I will be staying with him and will be at the Larrivee shop in the morning when he heads there.
Jim Holler, Luthier

   How about I just stay at the Larrivee shop  :guitar :guitar :guitar :guitar :guitar :guitar :guitar :guitar
             I'll be careful, promise.   :blush:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on February 13, 2009, 10:38:18 PM
When it comes to wishful thinking, I like that idea!  :thumb

Norman


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 13, 2009, 10:40:05 PM
   How about I just stay at the Larrivee shop  :guitar :guitar :guitar :guitar :guitar :guitar :guitar :guitar
             I'll be careful, promise.   :blush:


We could all bring sleeping bags and pretend it's a camp out.  We could even have a camp fire, I'm sure there is lots of extra wood lying around. I wonder what Bubinga smells like when it's burning.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 13, 2009, 10:44:49 PM


We could all bring sleeping bags and pretend it's a camp out.  We could even have a camp fire, I'm sure there is lots of extra wood lying around. I wonder what Bubinga smells like when it's burning.

Roger,

I think that's a great idea and very economical too!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 13, 2009, 10:51:07 PM


We could all bring sleeping bags and pretend it's a camp out.  We could even have a camp fire, I'm sure there is lots of extra wood lying around. I wonder what Bubinga smells like when it's burning.
  I think you just ruined our chances  :winkin:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 13, 2009, 10:54:36 PM


We could all bring sleeping bags and pretend it's a camp out.  We could even have a camp fire, I'm sure there is lots of extra wood lying around. I wonder what Bubinga smells like when it's burning.

Sure, and then you could have your own version of The Blair Witch Whatever as you mysteriously and horribly disappear, one....by...one...


holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 13, 2009, 10:56:55 PM
Sure, and then you could have your own version of The Blair Witch Whatever as you mysteriously and horribly disappear, one....by...one...

holly

who'll bring the video camera?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 13, 2009, 10:57:48 PM
I think that Saw guy has one.

Either that or you could have your own Jason type scenario, I mean, some of those guys with the safety glasses look a little intense. They could give a whole new meaning to the word 'soundhole'.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 13, 2009, 11:14:36 PM
This is why I never ever watch horror movies.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: morrow22 on February 13, 2009, 11:43:28 PM
I have been out all week,  lots of new information it looks like for the Forum III.  How are ya'll getting your particular guitar number?  Where is this facebook site that I can keep an eye for my guitar too!  Thanks for all that are posting the pictures, sure does keep things exciting.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 13, 2009, 11:45:21 PM
I have been out all week,  lots of new information it looks like for the Forum III.  How are ya'll getting your particular guitar number?  Where is this facebook site that I can keep an eye for my guitar too!  Thanks for all that are posting the pictures, sure does keep things exciting.

Go to Facebook and search for Larrivee Forum III Guitar. In addition, the pics are being posted in the picture section on this forum.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: johnny37 on February 13, 2009, 11:55:09 PM
Jim Holler said he would try to find some clear pickguards for us. So I'm in a wait mode until I hear what he has or hasn't found. Give him some time.

I spoke to Jim today on some F-3 related stuff.  I asked about the clear pickguards, and was told that he had not found anything as of yet, and he had pretty much given up on it.  I guess we are on our own for it, or just go without.  On a good news note, he said that lately he has been getting Larrivee guitars with D'Addario strings on them instead of the Cleartones.  Could this mean we can play our F-3 gits right away before we change the strings?  Are they done yet???? :tongue: 


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: johnny37 on February 13, 2009, 11:58:53 PM
Good grief.  I now look at the spec and orders thread, and see that Larrivee has found some clear satin pickguards.  According to Randy, each guitar will ship with a clear AND a tortoise pickguard.  Things just keep getting better and better. :bowdown:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: morrow22 on February 14, 2009, 12:10:46 AM
Thanks, found the pictures, what is the link to the facebook?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on February 14, 2009, 12:14:33 AM
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=5930536&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=61139122760&aid=-1&id=663855326&oid=61139122760


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Trinity Guitars on February 14, 2009, 12:23:45 AM
I spoke to Jim today on some F-3 related stuff.  I asked about the clear pickguards, and was told that he had not found anything as of yet, and he had pretty much given up on it.  I guess we are on our own for it, or just go without.  On a good news note, he said that lately he has been getting Larrivee guitars with D'Addario strings on them instead of the Cleartones.  Could this mean we can play our F-3 gits right away before we change the strings?  Are they done yet???? :tongue: 
  The phone rang as soon as we got off the line. It was John Larrivee telling me that he had found some of the old satin clear pickguards and the every guitar will ship with the standard one and the clear in the case.
  Good news!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on February 14, 2009, 01:27:01 AM
hey Jim,

How hard is it to put the pickguard perfectly on the guitar??


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Daysailer on February 14, 2009, 01:35:59 AM
  The phone rang as soon as we got off the line. It was John Larrivee telling me that he had found some of the old satin clear pickguards and the every guitar will ship with the standard one and the clear in the case.
  Good news!

 :nanadance   For  those who were speculating about some kind of extra from Larrivée.   Here it is.......... :nanadance

THANK-YOU, John and Jim....    :bowdown:

ds :beer


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 14, 2009, 01:49:01 AM
                                    
                                              Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
                                              « Reply #666 on: Today at 05:10:46 PM »

                                                                (There it is again)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on February 14, 2009, 01:57:03 AM
And there is Daysailer at 659. Unavoidable for any frequent poster. Better get used to it, or even better ignore it.

Easy to say when one is barely over 200 posts.  :humour:

Norman


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BlastersFan55 on February 14, 2009, 01:59:49 AM
I got the tortoise as an extra from Jim (so - 1 clear)....but man, those Larrivee cats are OK!   :cheers

I've never been involved in a cyber group thing that has evolved into something like this.  This is pretty darn cool .  By the way, I spied #14 on pictures! I'm in line somewhere!  :nana_guitar 

And to think I wondered if there would be enough room for me.



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 14, 2009, 02:04:22 AM
And there is Daysailer at 659. Unavoidable for any frequent poster. Better get used to it, or even better ignore it.

Easy to say when one is barely over 200 posts.  :humour:

Norman
  Oh no, poor daysailer. what will his post be :?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Trinity Guitars on February 14, 2009, 12:22:33 PM


We could all bring sleeping bags and pretend it's a camp out.  We could even have a camp fire, I'm sure there is lots of extra wood lying around. I wonder what Bubinga smells like when it's burning.

  I can tell you what tone wood smells like burning. I save all my scraps, and that is not much I try to use every bit I can. I use the Brazilian rosewood, Indian rosewood, Mahogany, Cocobloa, Bacotti, bubigna, Maple, Spanish cedar, Euro spruce and various other spruces ect to start the fire in the wood stove. Brazilian has a nice sweet smell, cedar well its cedar. The rest not so much of a small.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: morrow22 on February 14, 2009, 12:46:47 PM
Back to es-335's question-
How hard is it to put the pickguard perfectly on the guitar??


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on February 14, 2009, 01:57:21 PM
I've got a clear pick guard on my D-03 and its great.  It provides protection without ruining the look of the guitar.  I may just hold off on sticking down the pick guard as I'm going to use my new all HOG LS-03 as a finger picker.  The biggest issue with sticking it on yourself is making sure you don't put it on crooked.  Once its stuck down it don't come off all that easy and having a crooked pick guard on such a beautiful guitar would make me nuts.

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 14, 2009, 03:21:51 PM
Back to es-335's question-
How hard is it to put the pickguard perfectly on the guitar??

It's easier to pay $20 to have it done.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 14, 2009, 04:11:55 PM
Get the pickguard into position where you want it, now put a couple pieces of masking tape on the sound hole side of the pickguard.
Use this as a hinge. Tip the pickguard up and remove the backing from the double stick adhesive and carefully lower it back down into position.

Or you could pay someone to do it.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on February 14, 2009, 04:17:57 PM
Does anyone know why Larrivee made the decision to move from the clear pick guards to the tortoise shell versions?  Was there any issue with the wood underneath the clear pick guard discoloring differently than the rest of the guitar?  I haven't noticed this on my D-03 which is now about 6 years old but I keep the guitar indoors away from any sunlight.  Just curious.

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on February 14, 2009, 05:21:40 PM
I've heard of complaints about how the clear guards would get dirt and debris built up around the edges and look bad after a while...then start to curl on the edges...

I prefer the tortoise....

I do have a clear plastic...similar to the clear pickguards on the tank of my motorcycle....prevents sctatching when I put a tank bag on there. I don't mind it on the bike but I don't care for them on a guitar. If I get a clear one in the case...I may put it on ebay....if the supply is low you never know what kind of price it could bring at auction...could help offset the cost of the guitar itself!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Daysailer on February 14, 2009, 06:45:03 PM
And there is Daysailer at 659. Unavoidable for any frequent poster. Better get used to it, or even better ignore it.

Easy to say when one is barely over 200 posts.  :humour:

Norman

WOW......  eeeeeeeek

Thanks GN, i usually dont pay attention to stuff like that, but yesterday was a Friday the 13th and now perhaps the impending doom of the mark of the......
one down and 6 to go  ???


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 14, 2009, 06:45:56 PM
Only 6 to go DS  :bgrin:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Daysailer on February 14, 2009, 06:49:51 PM
  Oh no, poor daysailer. what will his post be :?

Oh, bother.....what to do..... stay tuned.......5 to go........
Maybe a quick double post to tic the counter over and keep the 'dred'ed  (pun?) number from being observed and marking me as the foretold bearer of unimagainable kaos and mayhem...


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Daysailer on February 14, 2009, 06:52:07 PM
Only 6 to go DS  :bgrin:
tks for giving me a chance to post another reply and get this over with before I leave for a  4 day mini vacation on the Oregon coast, in a cablin that hangs off the coastal cliff directly over the beach...  woorrying about this could ruinate my peace and tranquillity.... :rolleye:

4 and counting.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 14, 2009, 06:57:24 PM
tks for giving me a chance to post another reply and get this over with before I leave for a  4 day mini vacation on the Oregon coast, in a cablin that hangs off the coastal cliff directly over the beach...  woorrying about this could ruinate my peace and tranquillity.... :rolleye:

4 and counting.

how close are you to 666?



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Daysailer on February 14, 2009, 07:25:04 PM
how close are you to 666?

this is # six 6 III


Thinkin' 'bout posting the 'dred' # as a response to the oldest unresponded to post on the forum (and least read subject)
Or, to a post at the top of a subject section that is exactly one year old today...  can anyone find that post...????


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 14, 2009, 08:42:27 PM
Don't post that evil stuff on this thread, our F-III's are at stake.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on February 14, 2009, 11:20:22 PM
FYI - "Clapton's Guitar" was an excellent read and I recommend it to any FIII buyer who needs a pleasant distraction from the wait. It's a short book and a very quick read. It gives you an appreciation of luthiers, common GAS, and deep respect for those folks who manage to push away all of life's distractions to produce something spectacular.

Check out Doc Watson playing his Henderson guitar (the two are actually good friends):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqjFT65KAA0



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 14, 2009, 11:57:00 PM
there are a load of new photos up on facebook. I can't copy them tonight ( on wife's iPhone). Any one else able to do it. Pics of herringbone purfling and neck fitting on RW/IS model.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 15, 2009, 12:03:44 AM
Some of that RW looks like it has Sapwood in it? If I had known it would look like what i've seen, I might have changed my mind.....

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 15, 2009, 12:23:49 AM
there are a load of new photos up on facebook. I can't copy them tonight ( on wife's iPhone). Any one else able to do it. Pics of herringbone purfling and neck fitting on RW/IS model.

I'll get them.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 15, 2009, 12:42:28 AM
new pics are posted.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 15, 2009, 12:47:15 AM
new pics are posted.

Brilliant. They are looking really good. The RW in particular looks fantastic. Still can't see mine again, drats!

Thanks for posting the pics Randy.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 15, 2009, 12:55:10 AM
The Rosewood looks beautiful. Can't wait to see some Hog with finish on it.   :nanadance  :nanadance


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 15, 2009, 01:10:48 AM
 The last F-III is listed #78, bro. ricky.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on February 15, 2009, 01:33:26 AM
The herringbone purfing looks AMAZING on the Italian Spruce guitar!!!!!!  I am so glad I ended up adding the purfing.  I can't wait to see what the Hogtop guitars look like with the purfing!!!  The other cool thing about the pictures is that this is the first time we have seen a completed LS body.  Very nice indeed.

Thanks to John for posting these pictures.  Every new set gets me even more excited.

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on February 15, 2009, 01:39:11 AM
Penner, haddn't been on much and had to search to find your song. Thanks for posting! I wish everyone would put some tunes up.
I really like to hear from the folks on here.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 15, 2009, 01:46:33 AM
Penner, haddn't been on much and had to search to find your song. Thanks for posting! I wish everyone would put some tunes up.
I really like to hear from the folks on here.
  Matt I have been practicing more and within a month or so I'll put some up. I never have recorded though so I need to get a setup.
            My wife likes the way I play, but I explain to her that good guitar players will hear a lot of mistakes and I want to work on that first. (timing, finger roll etc.)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on February 15, 2009, 02:29:22 AM
  Matt I have been practicing more and within a month or so I'll put some up. I never have recorded though so I need to get a setup.
            My wife likes the way I play, but I explain to her that good guitar players will hear a lot of mistakes and I want to work on that first. (timing, finger roll etc.)
You have until Monday morning March 9th. That's an extra 8 days for your "or so" and gives you an extra weekend.  :cop:
Failure to comply may lead to disciplinary action up to and including wet noodle whippings,  being strapped to a tree and forced to listen to Metallica and finally forced to drink a potion which will give you eternal and uncontrollable GAS for esteban string holders!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 15, 2009, 02:42:57 AM
You have until Monday morning March 9th. That's an extra 8 days for your "or so" and gives you an extra weekend.  :cop:
Failure to comply may lead to disciplinary action up to and including wet noodle whippings,  being strapped to a tree and forced to listen to Metallica and finally forced to drink a potion which will give you eternal and uncontrollable GAS for esteban string holders!

  I can handle everything but Metallica... that's real torture.  I did pick a short month didn't I?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 15, 2009, 04:37:08 PM
  Matt I have been practicing more and within a month or so I'll put some up. I never have recorded though so I need to get a setup.
            My wife likes the way I play, but I explain to her that good guitar players will hear a lot of mistakes and I want to work on that first. (timing, finger roll etc.)

Finger roll?  Is that something you eat between songs?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Trinity Guitars on February 15, 2009, 08:45:15 PM
36 pager WOW.  I have not had the time to follow this one but here is a question for you guys. How many pages in total are there about the Forum III guitar counting all the threads?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: aardvark on February 16, 2009, 10:47:36 PM
I don't know but its a bunch, lots of people with time on their hands, its nice to see such enthusiasm, by the way that is one really cool hat :thumb   :donut :coffee


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 16, 2009, 11:55:56 PM
36 pager WOW.  I have not had the time to follow this one but here is a question for you guys. How many pages in total are there about the Forum III guitar counting all the threads?
  165 with the original post by ricky and two polls plus the two discussion threads. Add up all the spin offs from there and the tour etc, at least 200 pages.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on February 17, 2009, 12:01:20 AM
I don't know but its a bunch, lots of people with time on their hands, its nice to see such enthusiasm, by the way that is one really cool hat :thumb   :donut :coffee

Now that you mentioned it... we might as well post a pic here... ricky



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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on February 17, 2009, 12:05:01 AM
and another...

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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 17, 2009, 10:55:24 AM
What has happened to the Facebook site? - all the wall posts are there, but no photos at all and John Larrivee is no longer admin person.  I hope it wasn't abused by idiots like happens to most things on the internet and pulled as a result.

 :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying:

Sorry, it is is working again now, I was too hasty as usual!

 :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin:



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on February 17, 2009, 12:32:09 PM
What has happened to the Facebook site? - all the wall posts are there, but no photos at all and John Larrivee is no longer admin person.  I hope it wasn't abused by idiots like happens to most things on the internet and pulled as a result.

 :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying:

Sorry, it is is working again now, I was too hasty as usual!

 :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin:



Facebook does this from time to time. Millions of people connecting to the people they didn't actually like in High School has a huge drag on the server. Not to worry.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 17, 2009, 12:55:14 PM
Facebook does this from time to time. Millions of people connecting to the people they didn't actually like in High School has a huge drag on the server. Not to worry.
:laughin:  that sums it up perfectly!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on February 17, 2009, 05:39:54 PM
New Facebook comment from John Larrivee.

Feb-17
The first batch of guitars are now well on there way and deep into production. Necks are fitted, fingerboards are glued and bodies are getting sanded in preparation for paint department. Everyone at Larrivée is just as enthusiastic(well maybe not as some of you, lol!) to see these sweet guitars going through and being documented. It's fun for everyone and really helps make all those involved part of a much greater picture.



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 17, 2009, 05:41:32 PM
   That post is one that should be in the front of any scrapbook on the F-III


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: prof_stack on February 17, 2009, 06:29:36 PM
New Facebook comment from John Larrivee.

Feb-17
The first batch of guitars are now well on there way and deep into production. Necks are fitted, fingerboards are glued and bodies are getting sanded in preparation for paint department. Everyone at Larrivée is just as enthusiastic(well maybe not as some of you, lol!) to see these sweet guitars going through and being documented. It's fun for everyone and really helps make all those involved part of a much greater picture.

Very nice!  But what is the "paint" department?  Is that where mahogany is painted dark with stripes and called sapele or rosewood?   :wink:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 17, 2009, 06:33:17 PM
Paint dept. is next to the "Bleaching Area"  where thay take the sitka spruce and bleach it whiter to pass it off as "Alpine Spruce"    :roll

Sorry, I couldn't resist after some of the comments made about mahogany earlier. :bgrin:

T the P


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Stephen Basil on February 17, 2009, 07:03:41 PM
... where the plywood acquires its spider webbing and sapwood.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 17, 2009, 07:09:53 PM
   JCL and Matthew referred to the varnish spray areas as "paint" and it took me awhile to realize they were just speaking of spraying the gits with polyester.
      I guess they must use some tint on the hog and RW though , don't they? Does anyone know the scoop on this.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on February 17, 2009, 07:20:50 PM
Danny- my OM-05 has a gloss finish, but no tint that I can tell. They might tint the -03 series hog, but I haven't seen one. Only time will tell !
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 17, 2009, 07:26:49 PM
   The reason I ask is, one time I sanded too far down into the Finish on one of my Larrivees and the color would't match back up when I re-finished the area. I think I may have "burnt" the wood there though. At least it was a tiny spot. I think I used a little universal tint to match up before I re-did it the last time.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on February 17, 2009, 08:29:24 PM
There are new pictures on facebook!!!!!

here is my baby

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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 17, 2009, 08:32:48 PM
There are new pictures on facebook!!!!!

You copying them accross tonight Jeff or will I do it?  There are no comments yet, bu they can be copied later


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on February 17, 2009, 08:36:38 PM
you can go ahead  :bgrin:
 :donut2 :donut :donut2


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 17, 2009, 09:01:28 PM
Done, there are some good ones there.  This one is irritatingly one number away from mine, but I am so glad I went for the HB purfling now I have seen this pic.  Also, it is taken outside, so shows the colour brilliantly.  Not a hint of runout in sight either.

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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on February 17, 2009, 09:31:44 PM
I spy with my little eye....a dovetail joint and a glued-on fretboard!!!


Check out 108548....it's well on it's way to becoming my birthday present!

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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 17, 2009, 09:59:59 PM
108522 RW is to DIE for.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 17, 2009, 10:43:39 PM
108522 RW is to DIE for.

holly

108522 is Mahogany


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 17, 2009, 11:02:39 PM
108522 is Mahogany


I'm gonna guess that she meant 108552.   that is rosewood;  and very nicely grained rosewood at that.

Tuffythepug


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 17, 2009, 11:16:36 PM
sorry everyone, I just noticed that I copied one pic twice. There is one missing with more serial numbers on. Can someone else copy it accross, I'm on iPhone.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on February 17, 2009, 11:20:55 PM
Holly,

I agree with your assessment on 108552. From the spreadsheet segments that John Larrivee has posted that serial number can not be matched to a Forum Guitar number. So there is a mystery owner with a real beauty in their future.

I've matched all but 5 or 6 of the 78 orders, but have noticed that there are potential extras in the build spreadsheet with no FG # listed. 108552 is one of those unmatched numbers. HMM?

Norman


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 17, 2009, 11:27:01 PM
After seeing the herringbone purfling on a few of the F3s is there anyone who can truthfully say that this wasn't a good option to choose ?  Man they look good, don't they ?

 


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on February 17, 2009, 11:29:05 PM
After seeing the herringbone purfling on a few of the F3s is there anyone who can truthfully say that this wasn't a good option to choose ?  Man they look good, don't they ?

 


Yes, they look really good!

Kinda getting jealous lol


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 17, 2009, 11:41:53 PM
Holly,

I agree with your assessment on 108552. From the spreadsheet segments that John Larrivee has posted that serial number can not be matched to a Forum Guitar number. So there is a mystery owner with a real beauty in their future.

I've matched all but 5 or 6 of the 78 orders, but have noticed that there are potential extras in the build spreadsheet with no FG # listed. 108552 is one of those unmatched numbers. HMM?

Norman
I have figured for a while that they have made a few extra.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 17, 2009, 11:51:01 PM
Gonna say, that I'm getting extremely jealous of those of you who have pics of your guitars. This sucks!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 17, 2009, 11:56:04 PM
Be patient Lynda.    I haven't seen mine either but I know it's in there somewhere.  I saw one that was one number away so I know how you feel though.

Tuffythepug


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 17, 2009, 11:56:34 PM
Gonna say, that I'm getting extremely jealous of those of you who have pics of your guitars. This sucks!

 :+1:  :+1:  :+1:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on February 17, 2009, 11:59:04 PM
Be patient Lynda.    I haven't seen mine either but I know it's in there somewhere.  I saw one that was one number away so I know how you feel though.

Tuffythepug

Same thing happened to me.  I'm 108491.  There was a picture of 492...but not mine.  Oh well.  What I really want to see is any one of the all hog guitars with the herringbone purf.  Its gonna look awesome.

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 18, 2009, 12:04:39 AM
Gonna say, that I'm getting extremely jealous of those of you who have pics of your guitars. This sucks!
Ha- you told us all you were good at waiting!

Seriously, hang in there, I'm sure you'll see it soon. It'll be well worth the wait!

 :donut


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 18, 2009, 12:07:15 AM

I'm gonna guess that she meant 108552.   that is rosewood;  and very nicely grained rosewood at that.

Tuffythepug

Thank's  :arrow  I see now. They are all beautiful, those 3 Rosewood in that picture all look a shade different color, sweet.  Maybe that 552 is one of the Larrivee's guitar.

I have seen at least one 12 fret OM with Hog top on eBay that was not a Forum guitar but was built during that run. No sticker inside saying Forum Guitar # of #, but the same guitar.



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 18, 2009, 12:09:27 AM
Lynda
just remember in only 27 days you can see it, touch, it, hold it, kiss it,  ....whatever you want.
I want to give mine a great big hug.

T


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 18, 2009, 12:27:21 AM
Lynda
just remember in only 27 days you can see it, touch, it, hold it, kiss it,  ....whatever you want.
I want to give mine a great big hug.

T

Lynn,

I don't kiss my guitars. I don't know about you.  :roll


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 18, 2009, 12:44:32 AM
OMGOSH!!! (note I rarely use !) number 18 is there and I can even see my guitar! As a matter of fact I just went "Wheee! i can see my guitar!!" out loud before posting this.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 18, 2009, 12:48:42 AM
now i'm confused, i'm number #7?

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 18, 2009, 12:51:23 AM
now i'm confused, i'm number #7?

holly

Your confused?

I have no idea what you're talking about.   :laughin:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 18, 2009, 12:57:27 AM
You are #18...............108517  2nd one down in the stack of Hogs..............very nice


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 18, 2009, 01:08:50 AM
See this is why I don't get excited,lol.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Denis on February 18, 2009, 01:48:15 AM
#31 is 108513....and no pics... :crying:

On the bright side, I really love what I'm seeing!!!  Wish I could have one of each!  I love that size, shape and making it a 12 fret...I can't wait!!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 18, 2009, 01:58:43 AM
Mine is #15 serno 108519, and no pics yet. It looks like the plain LS03's are getting started last.

I just updated the captions for today if you want to readwhat John L Jr had to say.



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on February 18, 2009, 04:20:16 AM
I saw Jack Lambert (#58)!  It's the hog top body that looks like it's got an off-centered stripe through the top.  I freaked out until I realized it was (hopefully!) just due to perspective of the camera lens.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 19, 2009, 04:59:10 AM
   There is no sign of mine in the pics yet either, and as most here know mine is #1. I did however see it in my head for the first time a little while ago. I really did get a picture of it coming out of the case in my minds eye.
    It was very nice. I have to admit that now, with only 3 weeks for me until I'm in Vancouver, I'm getting excited.
           OK...your turn..have fun.                Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tadol on February 19, 2009, 05:44:22 AM
Danny - I figure that certain guitars are so nice looking, they aren't showing pics just to keep the rest of us from getting jealous.

Tad


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 19, 2009, 06:07:34 AM
Danny - I figure that certain guitars are so nice looking, they aren't showing pics just to keep the rest of us from getting jealous.

Tad
  Well, no offense to others, but I hope mine is as nice as I imagined it to be. That white IS is just striking with the herringbone purfling and rosette.  All that in the unique shape of the LS body.....SWEEEEEEEEET.  I am stoked. 3 weeks and 3 days to the tour!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 19, 2009, 04:13:15 PM
Danny
I remember the first time I cracked open the case of my 000-50MT.  I feared that the reality would not match my expectations.    Like you I had visualized this thing in my dreams many times. When I opened it up and saw it sitting there, nestled in a lush blue velvet padding it looked like a work of art and I was almost afraid to touch it. Sometimes your dreams and expectations can be surpassed by the reality.
I have a very strong feeling that these Forum III guitars will fall into that category for many of us.

Tuffythepug


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 19, 2009, 04:32:40 PM

I have a very strong feeling that these Forum III guitars will fall into that category for many of us.


WOOOOOHOOOO!!!! (in advance of your comment coming true)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 19, 2009, 04:35:32 PM
Personally, I have no expectations, it's easier that way.  :humour:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 19, 2009, 04:37:11 PM
Personally, I have no expectations, it's easier that way.  :humour:
  I expect you will love the F-III and take the new one back. ;-)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 19, 2009, 05:02:21 PM
  I expect you will love the F-III and take the new one back. ;-)

I hope so and yes, the SO is going back.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 19, 2009, 09:40:55 PM
some new pictures are on facebook. I'll copy them over


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: bluesman67 on February 19, 2009, 10:01:14 PM
So who's the ZZ Top fan that works at Larrivee, it's in a lot of the pictures.  :tongue:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 19, 2009, 10:12:46 PM
new pictures are up with captions. I think I see my 108519.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: bluesman67 on February 19, 2009, 10:17:34 PM
There's a new pic of all the necks stacked up and one of them in the bottom of the pile is marked "rw fretless".  What's that all about?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 19, 2009, 10:20:56 PM
OK    The more pictures I see the more confused I become.    I'm #3 but I see on the buld list that #3 is listed with SN 108496 and now the latest batch of pics shows #3 with SN 108627 !  I know SN 108627 is a left handed hog top because I can see it getting the soundhole cut in an earlier pic. How can one guitar have 2 SNs ?

Tuffythepug


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 19, 2009, 10:22:38 PM
There's a new pic of all the necks stacked up and one of them in the bottom of the pile is marked "rw fretless".  What's that all about?

That might be the one that is a right-handed guitar with left handed fret markers ?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 19, 2009, 10:29:20 PM
There's a new pic of all the necks stacked up and one of them in the bottom of the pile is marked "rw fretless".  What's that all about?

The only fretless I can think of might be a BA03 bass. which is rosewood.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 19, 2009, 10:34:10 PM
OK    The more pictures I see the more confused I become.    I'm #3 but I see on the buld list that #3 is listed with SN 108496 and now the latest batch of pics shows #3 with SN 108627 !  I know SN 108627 is a left handed hog top because I can see it getting the soundhole cut in an earlier pic. How can one guitar have 2 SNs ?

Tuffythepug
I hear you Tuffy, quite strange.  Is it possible that some guitars become damaged or it is decided they don't meet quality control along the way so they are scrapped and restarted with a new SN?  Others who have been to the factory may know better?  I can't think of another reason for two guitars with #3 against them.  Unless gold members get two.  They had better get holly's second one on the go then!

I'll get posting!

The Hog/IS combination looks equally as stunning as the RW/IS.  I am sure the all hog version will be incredible too.  I think the proportions of this guitar are sweet, it looks perfectly formed.  really, waiting is becoming quite difficult now!




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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: kaos on February 19, 2009, 10:57:03 PM
OK    The more pictures I see the more confused I become.    I'm #3 but I see on the build list that #3 is listed with SN 108496 and now the latest batch of pics shows #3 with SN 108627 !  I know SN 108627 is a left handed hog top because I can see it getting the soundhole cut in an earlier pic. How can one guitar have 2 SNs ?

Tuffythepug

Very strange indeed.  The only difference I can spot is this:

108496:    LS-03-MH-0-0-M-00-0-ZZ
108627:    LS-03-MH-0-1-M-00-0-ZZ
                                     ^
                                      l
Does a one in that particular position mean left handed?

mary


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 19, 2009, 10:59:52 PM
Tuffy, Mary, the answer is on Facebook, I'll copy it accross in a second.  The latter SN is the 'real' #3


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on February 19, 2009, 11:02:13 PM
The new pictures are AWESOME

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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 19, 2009, 11:03:47 PM
For Tuffy

John Larrivee explains: -

Let me introduce you to the real #3.

*At one point the list was modified due to so many variations. An old list slipped in with the new.

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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 19, 2009, 11:06:25 PM
For Tuffy

John Larrivee explains: -

Let me introduce you to the real #3.

*At one point the list was modified due to so many variations. An old list slipped in with the new. Sometimes a restart is necessary due to quality reasons as well.


Well then that explains it and I can once again be happily impatient !  My fingers are itching.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on February 19, 2009, 11:15:31 PM
Guess this means our sleuthing of the early spreadsheet photos is in vain.  :?

I think I'll go back to enjoying all the photos instead of "hawking" for pictures of mine.
Until the corrected spreadsheet is disclosed or I receive my actual FG-III I won't know what to look for anyway.

Got to go revise my signature,
Norman


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 19, 2009, 11:18:18 PM
I am still hanging onto the hope that I know the SN and have seen mine.  Innocent until proven guity type of approach!  It would be tempting fate to remove the signature!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 20, 2009, 12:47:04 AM
If we find one on the spreadsheet with a B in fourth options column, that would be my Brazilian rosewood....   :drool:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 20, 2009, 01:12:21 AM
 Unless gold members get two.  They had better get holly's second one on the go then!

Aw, shucks, you charmer , you...

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on February 20, 2009, 01:15:31 AM
Guess this means our sleuthing of the early spreadsheet photos is in vain.  :?

I think I'll go back to enjoying all the photos instead of "hawking" for pictures of mine.
Until the corrected spreadsheet is disclosed or I receive my actual FG-III I won't know what to look for anyway.

Got to go revise my signature,
Norman

I got the impression that they were referring to just number #3. Like someone mentioned it may have been a do over type of thing. I don' think they'd redo an entire list. That's my story and I'm sticking with it.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 20, 2009, 02:16:19 AM
If we find one on the spreadsheet with a B in fourth options column, that would be my Brazilian rosewood....   :drool:
  Is this for real? That would be something really special.

     This RW body with the RED #'s must be something special. That doesn't look like EIR to me.

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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 20, 2009, 03:00:45 AM
Danny, I think you need to stop speculating  :roll


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 20, 2009, 03:09:15 AM
   Well...You may say, I'm a dreamer...but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us......
                                             
                                                              IMAGINE   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on February 20, 2009, 03:28:38 AM
There's no denying that 108552 is a gorgeous guitar.

I never thought about the possiblity it wasn't EIR.

Norman


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 20, 2009, 03:45:24 AM
The red numbers indicate that it is NOT  a left handed model like the ones on either side of it.  :wacko:

Really, does it look that much different than other EIR that you've seen ?   There's a natural variation in the color and grain normally.   However, nobody would be happier than me if some very special wood was used on some of these.   I love for everyone to be totally thrilled with their instrument when they finally get their hands on it.

tuffythepug


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on February 20, 2009, 04:00:29 AM
I wonder what the *'s mean..


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on February 20, 2009, 04:30:59 AM
This is the first glimpse of what I think will be mine....the hogtop cutaway models seem to be pulling up the rear....



(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2186/31/84/663855326/n663855326_6015161_4782.jpg)



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on February 20, 2009, 07:00:43 AM
  Is this for real? That would be something really special.

     This RW body with the RED #'s must be something special. That doesn't look like EIR to me.
Yes it means something but maybe not that special. A different person wrote the number and happened to have a red marker on his bench. Look at the way the 2 is written as the most obvious indication that a different person marked that one.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 20, 2009, 09:13:47 AM
  Is this for real? That would be something really special.

     This RW body with the RED #'s must be something special. That doesn't look like EIR to me.

108552 is not attributed to any forum order - have they perhaps chosen the choicest of wood for the Larrivee factory 'keeper' or show guitar for some reason.  It is stunning, and John Larrivee comments on it in the captions too.  I am sure it is EIRW, but a beautifully grained piece.

I wonder what the *'s mean..

From reading through the pictures in order, and the comments, I had assumed the * was added at the dovetail fitting stage to confirm that the dovetail and neck angle were finished.  The comments say that the neck and the body part company until later on in the process.  It was at that stage that the * appeared.

I am just speculating, but thought I'd share it nevertheless.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: kaos on February 20, 2009, 11:04:09 AM
This is the first glimpse of what I think will be mine....the hogtop cutaway models seem to be pulling up the rear....


They are saving the best for last..... :thumb

mary


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 20, 2009, 03:24:54 PM

They are saving the best for last..... :thumb

mary
  Mary, I just noticed that you have "my" dream line up of Larrivee guitars. Very nice collection, how long have you had these?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 20, 2009, 03:55:05 PM
Those that want clear pickguards may want to make sure Jim Holler has your preference.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on February 20, 2009, 04:04:20 PM
Yes it means something but maybe not that special. A different person wrote the number and happened to have a red marker on his bench. Look at the way the 2 is written as the most obvious indication that a different person marked that one.

I didn't realize how many forensic scientists we had in this forum!  :bgrin:  I see that the OCD is out in full force as the delivery date looms...


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 20, 2009, 04:05:53 PM
        We are having a bit of fun with this aren't we  :winkin:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 20, 2009, 04:11:36 PM
I didn't realize how many forensic scientists we had in this forum!  :bgrin:  I see that the OCD is out in full force as the delivery date looms...


Watch for the new series this fall.........CSI Vancouver    :bgrin:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tadol on February 20, 2009, 04:13:35 PM
GSI - Guitar Scene Investigator -  I like it -

Tad


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 20, 2009, 06:04:36 PM
some more pics are on facebook. copying them over.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 20, 2009, 06:55:18 PM
some more pics are on facebook. copying them over.




Atta boy.  Keep 'em comin' !


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on February 20, 2009, 07:50:00 PM
Still no sign of my all Hog FIII (108491)....

But...

The pictures are AMAZING...and John explains why the red marker vs. the blue and what the * means...hehehehe.

THANKS JOHN!!!  You guys are great. 

I'm actually going to put all the photos into a hardcover photo book using Apple's iPhoto software along with the captions, etc.  I'll post a link once I'm done if anyone is interested.  it will be a really nice compliment to my Forum III guitar.

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BlastersFan55 on February 20, 2009, 08:38:40 PM
Hey Jordan, I think I'm #490.  Since we're so close, f I see anything I'll give you a shout!  :bgrin:

Man, does that IS with the H-bone look SWEET!!  Man, that's going to look nice on the hog guitars, too.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on February 20, 2009, 08:43:06 PM
Hey Jordan, I think I'm #490.  Since we're so close, f I see anything I'll give you a shout!  :bgrin:

Man, does that IS with the H-bone look SWEET!!  Man, that's going to look nice on the hog guitars, too.

Thanks!!  I can't wait to see a close up of the herringbone edge purfing on an all hog top FIII.  I agree...the IS with the H-bone looks fantastic.  It really makes these guitar look special and was well worth the extra $.  I'm sure we will see both of our serial numbers soon.  John is just saving the best for the last  :roll :roll :roll

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: kaos on February 20, 2009, 09:35:49 PM
I haven't been paying attention to the Vancouver thread, so this may have already been suggested, but maybe we could get some kind of thank you card for the people going to Vancouver to give to the Larrivee crew for all the photos and work on our forum guitars.  Maybe a separate thread where we could each write something to "sign" the card, that could then be printed and sent with the card?

Also, Danny, all the guitars listed in my signature were bought used.  This forum 3 will be my first brand new guitar (although the LSV-11 was practically brand new, I bought it here from a member last year).

mary


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on February 20, 2009, 09:37:45 PM
Three pictures of my neck today!!! It looks like mine will be in the first batch to be finished!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on February 20, 2009, 09:44:16 PM
I haven't been paying attention to the Vancouver thread, so this may have already been suggested, but maybe we could get some kind of thank you card for the people going to Vancouver to give to the Larrivee crew for all the photos and work on our forum guitars.  Maybe a separate thread where we could each write something to "sign" the card, that could then be printed and sent with the card?

Also, Danny, all the guitars listed in my signature were bought used.  This forum 3 will be my first brand new guitar (although the LSV-11 was practically brand new, I bought it here from a member last year).

mary

That is a terrific idea Mary! I would love to be a part of that. We'll need a booklet or something. Maybe we can each submit a photo of ourselves and/or our favorite Larrivee and put our message on the back of it. You'd have a 78 page booklet by the time it was done. QOOP or a local print shop should be able to set this up: http://www.qoop.com/?tab=products


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 20, 2009, 09:55:17 PM
Three pictures of my neck today!!! It looks like mine will be in the first batch to be finished!

Yeah mine was there too - really exciting now.  It is going so fast it is hard to think it will still be 4-5 weeks until I get it (I am maybe being optomistic there - i have no idea how long it takes to ship a guitar to the UK??).

maybe we could get some kind of thank you card for the people going to Vancouver to give to the Larrivee crew for all the photos and work on our forum guitars.  Maybe a separate thread where we could each write something to "sign" the card, that could then be printed and sent with the card?
mary

Liking that idea Mary, count me in, and shout if I can help at all.  I very much doubt we would get 78 though Adam.  30 would be more likely if you consider the people who are still taking part in these discussions.  Be a really decent thing to do though.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 20, 2009, 10:36:14 PM
John Larrivee Jr has asked us not to copy the pictures or captions from facebook until he finishes checking them and the associated comments. I've asked John to write a message on facebook when the day's pictures are ready for prime time.

I'll post this in the pictures thread also.



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 20, 2009, 11:39:40 PM
    These latest pics are fantastic. Very soon now we should start seeing some bodies with finish on them and then completed F-III'S.   Buckle up, the ride is getting very interesting now.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 21, 2009, 12:03:47 AM
The pictures are now copied over to the picture section here.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 21, 2009, 12:20:48 AM
Mary,

I think that is a fabulous idea.

And, I am thrilled to say that I can definitely see my guitar's neck in picture 9 today. I would love to see the rest too, but I'll take that.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on February 21, 2009, 12:43:55 AM
I'm on board for the thank you book. But in no rush. I expect my "favorite" Larrivee to be the FG-III. That's the photo I want to send in.

Who knows, maybe a photo collage from all of our submissions could be turned into a "people's guitar" ad for Larrivee.
So be sure to include a signed model's release with your pages.  :wink:

Norman


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BlastersFan55 on February 21, 2009, 12:56:16 AM
I'm on board for the thank you book. But in no rush. I expect my "favorite" Larrivee to be the FG-III. That's the photo I want to send in.

Who knows, maybe a photo collage from all of our submissions could be turned into a "people's guitar" ad for Larrivee.
So be sure to include a signed model's release with your pages.  :wink:

Norman

Not a bad idea at all, Norm. 


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 21, 2009, 01:04:36 AM
I will volunteer to do this, but only if we can quickly come to some conclusion as to what we want. I fly to Vancouver in three weeks. If one of the mods want to post a separate thread about it to get it going, that would be a good start.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 21, 2009, 01:08:25 AM
I will volunteer to do this, but only if we can quickly come to some conclusion as to what we want. I fly to Vancouver in three weeks. If one of the mods want to post a separate thread about it to get it going, that would be a good start.

We had some donuts and pastries delivered to thank them for the Forum I/II  guitars.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 21, 2009, 01:19:10 AM
We had some donuts and pastries delivered to thank them for the Forum I/II  guitars.
That's something we could swing as well, while we are up there. For sure!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 21, 2009, 01:20:12 AM
Whatever works


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Steve on February 21, 2009, 07:17:17 AM
Did someone order me a Forum Guitar?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 21, 2009, 07:38:28 AM
Did someone order me a Forum Guitar?
Hi Steve - welcome back!!! :donut2


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pallas on February 21, 2009, 08:24:13 AM
 This RW body with the RED #'s must be something special. That doesn't look like EIR to me.

I though the *'s on the bodies were just a simple reminder of what side the neck position markers go on.  Isn't there a Forum guitar that will be a righty with the position markers flipped for a lefty?

I just sold my left handed telecaster to a lefty who plays flipped guitars.  Since he wanted a tele and not have the cord and knobs in his way he bought mine.  I asked him to send me pictures when he is done, it will be cool to see the guitar strung righty. 








Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pallas on February 21, 2009, 08:42:51 AM
ok I just looked through the rest of pictures... I have no idea what the *'s mean. 

It is probably far to late to be reading this, but it is fun to catch up and look at the pictures and I think I see mine!

 





Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 21, 2009, 01:27:28 PM
ok I just looked through the rest of pictures... I have no idea what the *'s mean. 

It is probably far to late to be reading this, but it is fun to catch up and look at the pictures and I think I see mine!

 




* means forum guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: aardvark on February 21, 2009, 03:07:40 PM
Wow, thanks for putting those pictures up, it is fascinating to see how they are put together  :donut :donut :donut2 :coffee


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on February 21, 2009, 06:03:41 PM
Maybe a separate thread where we could each write something to "sign" the card, that could then be printed and sent with the card?

mary

Good call Mary. I had also been thinking about this...I think a REAL card with actual signatures (hardcopy) would be a nice touch.  I'll buy a card.  If you email me your addresses, I will compile them on a sheet and include it with the card after I sign it. I'll send it to someone who can sign it, cross their name of the list and send it to the next person.  If we got started on this immediately, we could get quite a few folks to sign it before completion.  Whattya think, good idea???

I also really like the idea of of a photo collage of FIII owners and their gits.

Email names and addresses to: penngineering at yahoo dot com


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 21, 2009, 06:54:05 PM
Good call Mary. I had also been thinking about this...I think a REAL card with actual signatures (hardcopy) would be a nice touch.  I'll buy a card.  If you email me your addresses, I will compile them on a sheet and include it with the card after I sign it. I'll send it to someone who can sign it, cross their name of the list and send it to the next person.  If we got started on this immediately, we could get quite a few folks to sign it before completion.  Whattya think, good idea???

I also really like the idea of of a photo collage of FIII owners and their gits.

Email names and addresses to: penngineering at yahoo dot com


I sent you my info. along with a simple message I would like to convey to the Larrivee crew:

                 "Thank you for your hard work and dedication to making dreams come true" 

Tuffythepug


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on February 21, 2009, 07:14:41 PM
Hey everyone,

I spent some time this morning and consolidated all the Forum III guitar production photos and captions that John Larrivee posted on Facebook into an Apple iPhoto book.  Its a work in progress as I expect there to be more photos in the coming weeks.  Once the book is finished, you basically click on a button within the iPhoto software and it sends the whole thing to Apple in the USA where it gets printed and bound into a really cool softcover book that then gets mailed back to you.  The finished product looks like a book from a bookstore.  The reason I'm doing this is that I want to have some kind of permanent keepsake that documents all the fun we've been having with this Forum III guitar adventure.

I figured out a way to post each of the pages from the draft book into photos.  Have a look here and let me know what you think.  I'm going to add more pages as John posts more photos.

Link to my Forum III photo book (http://picasaweb.google.com/jekalpin/ForumIIIBookDraft?pli=1&gsessionid=fAF537I8R_WpedE4_yCSKw&feat=directlink)

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on February 21, 2009, 07:17:37 PM
Maybe you can get the high res pics from Randy for the book...those will look better once printed than the low res interwebs quality pics....


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 21, 2009, 07:21:55 PM
Hey everyone,

I spent some time this morning and consolidated all the Forum III guitar production photos and captions that John Larrivee posted on Facebook into an Apple iPhoto book.  Its a work in progress as I expect there to be more photos in the coming weeks.  Once the book is finished, you basically click on a button within the iPhoto software and it sends the whole thing to Apple in the USA where it gets printed and bound into a really cool softcover book that then gets mailed back to you.  The finished product looks like a book from a bookstore.  The reason I'm doing this is that I want to have some kind of permanent keepsake that documents all the fun we've been having with this Forum III guitar adventure.

I figured out a way to post each of the pages from the draft book into photos.  Have a look here and let me know what you think.  I'm going to add more pages as John posts more photos.

Link to my Forum III photo book (http://picasaweb.google.com/jekalpin/ForumIIIBookDraft?pli=1&gsessionid=fAF537I8R_WpedE4_yCSKw&feat=directlink)

Jordan.

That is absolutely awesome!!!!    Do you think they would send one to the UK?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 21, 2009, 08:03:25 PM
Hey everyone,

I spent some time this morning and consolidated all the Forum III guitar production photos and captions that John Larrivee posted on Facebook into an Apple iPhoto book.  Its a work in progress as I expect there to be more photos in the coming weeks.  Once the book is finished, you basically click on a button within the iPhoto software and it sends the whole thing to Apple in the USA where it gets printed and bound into a really cool softcover book that then gets mailed back to you.  The finished product looks like a book from a bookstore.  The reason I'm doing this is that I want to have some kind of permanent keepsake that documents all the fun we've been having with this Forum III guitar adventure.

I figured out a way to post each of the pages from the draft book into photos.  Have a look here and let me know what you think.  I'm going to add more pages as John posts more photos.

Link to my Forum III photo book (http://picasaweb.google.com/jekalpin/ForumIIIBookDraft?pli=1&gsessionid=fAF537I8R_WpedE4_yCSKw&feat=directlink)

Jordan.
   
                           HOLD OFF FOR A BIT  here is a quote from Randy
    "John Larrivee Jr has asked us not to copy the pictures or captions from facebook until he finishes checking them and the associated comments. I've asked John to write a message on facebook when the day's pictures are ready for prime time."


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 21, 2009, 08:04:30 PM
John Larrivee sent me an email yesterday asking that we wait until the end to copy out any photos and captions, as he is constantly edtting what is on facebook to make sure it is correct.



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 21, 2009, 08:28:40 PM
I get the impression that Jordan was showing us this very much as a work in progress, as an example of what it could look like, and not with the intention of it being published as it is.   I think it will be a fantastic thing to buy as a moment WHEN the whole process is finished, which is what I figured Jordan meant.  I had been saving the pictures myself for the purpose of printing them all at the end but stopped when we got the message from Randy, I totally understand where John is coming from with his caution.  If something like this was to be available to buy when this is over, I would prefer to do that, it looks so much better than I could do.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 21, 2009, 08:51:18 PM
Nice presentation of the pictures Jordan. thanks


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 21, 2009, 09:13:53 PM
I get the impression that Jordan was showing us this very much as a work in progress, as an example of what it could look like, and not with the intention of it being published as it is.   I think it will be a fantastic thing to buy as a moment WHEN the whole process is finished, which is what I figured Jordan meant.  I had been saving the pictures myself for the purpose of printing them all at the end but stopped when we got the message from Randy, I totally understand where John is coming from with his caution.  If something like this was to be available to buy when this is over, I would prefer to do that, it looks so much better than I could do.
  It's just good to be clear all around. John Larrivee is really doing  a good job of keeping us in the loop and responding to requests etc.  I think Jordan is onto something special also. (Just need to honor John Larrivee's request)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on February 21, 2009, 09:42:35 PM
Hey everyone.  I quickly put together the photobook just to show everyone what was possible.  I certainly wouldn't do anything without permission from John Larrivee.  After all...he owns the photos and the verbage and it wouldn't be right to do anything with photos that I didn't own.  Also...I would need the high res versions of the photos to get the best results.

I just wanted get an opinion and to spark some discussion.

Kinda cool eh???

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 21, 2009, 11:51:52 PM
Good call Mary. I had also been thinking about this...I think a REAL card with actual signatures (hardcopy) would be a nice touch.  I'll buy a card.  If you email me your addresses, I will compile them on a sheet and include it with the card after I sign it. I'll send it to someone who can sign it, cross their name of the list and send it to the next person.  If we got started on this immediately, we could get quite a few folks to sign it before completion.  Whattya think, good idea???

I also really like the idea of of a photo collage of FIII owners and their gits.

Email names and addresses to: penngineering at yahoo dot com


Penner,

I already volunteered to do the card, but Randy said they bought doughnuts before, so I figured that killed the idea of the card.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: LookingForLarri on February 22, 2009, 12:05:12 AM
I would definately love to have to opportunity to buy a book with all the photos of the process. Just let me know when and where. 

To be clear, I would be in for a Larrivee approved legal in every way copy.   :+1:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 22, 2009, 12:20:09 AM
Penner,

I already volunteered to do the card, but Randy said they bought doughnuts before, so I figured that killed the idea of the card.
 

          I don't think the card was "killed" at all. We can do both easy enough.  :donut :donut2 will be given by the group attending the tour and everyone that wants to can participate in the card. For that matter if some want to help out with "DOLLARS for DONUTS" we can have a little fund and heap them up with DOUGH for several days.
                  This is all easy stuff (and FUN)      Danny
             


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 22, 2009, 12:57:27 AM
I'm the one that ordered the donuts last time. I think it was from a grocery store that had a bakery that delivered. Tim Hortons was my first choice, as there are several nearby, but they didn't deliver. Since you are going to be there I expect you could pick them up in the morning before you go in from a Timmies.

Somebody thats going could put up a paypal account to collect for the donuts.



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 22, 2009, 01:02:43 AM
I'm the one that ordered the donuts last time. I think it was from a grocery store that had a bakery that delivered. Tim Hortons was my first choice, as there are several nearby, but they didn't deliver. Since you are going to be there I expect you could pick them up in the morning before you go in from a Timmies.

Somebody thats going put up a paypal account to collect for the donuts.


  Mike told us there are no Tim Hortons in Vancouver, but he posted several shops near the factory in the TOUR thread. We do need to know how many people are working at the factory though.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 22, 2009, 01:17:54 AM
There's a Tim Hortons on Hastings street about 1 mile west of the Larrivee facility, per the Tim Hortns web page.

555 Hastings Street West
Vancouver BC, V6B 5K3
Tel: (604) 642-0348

I'll ask Jim Holler to get a count for us, I think last time the order was for about 30 people, but there weren't guests.



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 22, 2009, 01:24:02 AM
There's a Tim Hortons on Hastings street about 1 mile west of the Larrivee facility, per the Tim Hortns web page.

555 Hastings Street West
Vancouver BC, V6B 5K3
Tel: (604) 642-0348

I'll ask Jim Holler to get a count for us, I think last time the order was for about 30 people, but there weren't guests.


  Alright I enjoy Tim H's. Good coffee!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: kaos on February 22, 2009, 02:00:54 AM

Now I am confused (not unusual). 

Do we really have time to mail a real card all around to everyone that wants to sign it?  Or is that what was suggested? 

I do want to send money for the pastries and I do want to sign the card (seems more realistic to do it "electronically") but will go with the group think.  I am willing to send cash to someone that is going to Vancouver if that would be the easiest way.

mary


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 22, 2009, 02:12:11 AM
  Alright I enjoy Tim H's. Good coffee!

Ick, Yuck and I live here. Prefer Starbucks, but I'm not normal according to many fellow coffee drinkers I know here.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 22, 2009, 02:13:42 AM
Now I am confused (not unusual). 

Do we really have time to mail a real card all around to everyone that wants to sign it?  Or is that what was suggested? 

I do want to send money for the pastries and I do want to sign the card (seems more realistic to do it "electronically") but will go with the group think.  I am willing to send cash to someone that is going to Vancouver if that would be the easiest way.

mary

I had originally thought, without posting here, that if everybody sent me a pic with them and a Larrivee, I could put something together with everybody's name, city, Forum III #, and words of thanks. David and I have the ability and the supplies to create a small book. Was just my thoughts though.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 22, 2009, 03:32:57 AM
Ick, Yuck and I live here. Prefer Starbucks, but I'm not normal according to many fellow coffee drinkers I know here.
 
    I've been to Canada a number of times and Tim Hortons is where I like to go for coffee. Starbucks tastes like burnt rubber soaked in old kerosene rags and boiled in water and then served with some fancy name and a high price tag, thus convincing the 9-5 cattle of humanity that they have something special. But then again 300 more are closing down this week so maybe the cows are wising up.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 22, 2009, 03:37:00 AM
Now I am confused (not unusual). 

Do we really have time to mail a real card all around to everyone that wants to sign it?  Or is that what was suggested? 

I do want to send money for the pastries and I do want to sign the card (seems more realistic to do it "electronically") but will go with the group think.  I am willing to send cash to someone that is going to Vancouver if that would be the easiest way.

mary
  Mary you can mail it to me, I'll most likely be buying the donuts anyway. I can send you my address if you PM me. I don't mind taking care of most of it anyway. Larrivee has been very good to me.    Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on February 22, 2009, 04:46:28 AM
Ick, Yuck and I live here. Prefer Starbucks, but I'm not normal according to many fellow coffee drinkers I know here.

couldn't agree more :S


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: iDavid on February 22, 2009, 02:04:55 PM
I am so out of the loop on this one...

how do I find if there are any pictures of the guitar I ordered?

#75


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on February 22, 2009, 02:28:26 PM
iDavid

It appears from the picture of the list that shows your number that you are Serial#: 108485.  Its hard to tell for sure because your number is listed but the serial number for your number is kinda cut off in the picture.  If you count back from the last serial number that is visible (and assume that the numbers you can't see are sequential) your serial number is 108485.

All you have to do is then go through all the photos looking for a guitar (or part of a guitar) with that serial number.

EDIT:  I just noticed that there is a picture of your top getting the hole cut out...hehehehe.  Also a picture of your guitar body finished on the rack waiting for paint...

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on February 22, 2009, 04:32:08 PM
Ick, Yuck and I live here. Prefer Starbucks, but I'm not normal according to many fellow coffee drinkers I know here.

I second that. I hate turn down our great "Canadian" chain but the coffee hasn't been that good since they changed it. Still it beats the Coffee Time or Dunkin' Donuts. Timmie's donuts are no worse than anyone else's though.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: KY MOOSE on February 22, 2009, 04:41:37 PM
I agree with your sentiments to offer a collective “thank you” from the forum.   I think it’s great, and reminds me of what quality folks can be found here.  Wish I could join the pilgrimage some of you are making, but that journey in itself will be sending a big message from the group, and I thank you for that.
I’m sure we all feel especially thankful, given the level of personal involvement on the part of John L. and all the trades people, not to mention the grade of wood they’ve selected for our order.  (Mary, have you seen the pictures of the mahogany we’re getting?)
Please count me in on the group message, whatever it turns out to be.  The fresh donuts would be a way of reaching all the folks in the factory.  This F III project has come to represent something bigger to everyone than just another order, maybe there’s still time to get a framed message to present during the upcoming visitation?  I would volunteer to help organize that.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 22, 2009, 04:42:36 PM
I second that. I hate turn down our great "Canadian" chain but the coffee hasn't been that good since they changed it. Still it beats the Coffee Time or Dunkin' Donuts. Timmie's donuts are no worse than anyone else's though.

Chime in and suggest where some quality donuts could be purchased nearby for a reasonable price. Get your suggestions in now!

btw, I'm waiting to get a headcount of workers back from John Larrivee and Jim Holler.



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on February 22, 2009, 05:23:48 PM
could the guys who are traveling from Seattle KrispyKreme??
I know I am not gonna be there.. but I don't think there is a KrispyKreme donut shop in Vancouver..


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: vates on February 22, 2009, 07:17:05 PM
Haven't been here for a long time (1,5 months almost)... WOW... Mine is #108545... Cool   :roll


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 22, 2009, 08:21:26 PM
   We can "krispy creme" if there is no trouble at the border. But I would think that some good pastries can be found in Vancouver.

         
I second that. I hate turn down our great "Canadian" chain but the coffee hasn't been that good since they changed it. Still it beats the Coffee Time or Dunkin' Donuts. Timmie's donuts are no worse than anyone else's though.
               I have not been to a Tim Hortons in many years, sorry to hear that they have changed for the worse.
McDonalds has the best coffee around, it won a taste test over everyone else including S.bucks. And I qualify for the senior price which is only .49-.59 a cup. Some places give it to us free in the early morning hours.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on February 22, 2009, 11:29:41 PM
(http://www.krispykreme.com/images/kkHomeNav_kkHome.gif)
I love their donuts! :donut :donut :donut yum


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: photomat on February 23, 2009, 01:03:43 AM
could the guys who are traveling from Seattle KrispyKreme??
I know I am not gonna be there.. but I don't think there is a KrispyKreme donut shop in Vancouver..

I will be driving right by one on the way up.  I don't want to mess with the other doughnut coffee plans plans..but someone could always pm or email me and I can pick some up on Monday Morning.

It is funny, I am actually under orders to stop at a Tim horton's and bring back some coffee and timbits for my wife.  She is from Ottawa and misses her Tim Horton's.

Good thing for the NAFTA agreement and the doughnut express!


 :donut :coffee :donut :coffee



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 23, 2009, 01:16:03 AM
Why does reading this forum cause weight gain?  :donut2 :coffee


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Bltprf502 on February 23, 2009, 01:43:44 AM
Ok, I have stayed away most of the Forum III threads because it was killing me talking about it... I'm sure I've missed plenty of chatter about whats going on...  So, I have questions.

1) Has anyone heard of the expected delivery date on the Forum III guitars?
2) Where did everyone get the pics of the guitar being made?
3) Are we all tired of waiting or what? :winkin:  I'm excited!

I have gassed so hard ofr some other guits... It has been so hard to tell my self "No more guitars, you have one comming soon!" 

Any intel you guys have would be great!

Thanks,
Rich



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on February 23, 2009, 01:45:15 AM
pictures are in the "Pictures" section of the Larrivee forum. There is a sticky thread with the pix.

No ETA yet.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 23, 2009, 02:02:31 AM
Ok, I have stayed away most of the Forum III threads because it was killing me talking about it... I'm sure I've missed plenty of chatter about whats going on...  So, I have questions.

1) Has anyone heard of the expected delivery date on the Forum III guitars?
2) Where did everyone get the pics of the guitar being made?
3) Are we all tired of waiting or what? :winkin:  I'm excited!

I have gassed so hard ofr some other guits... It has been so hard to tell my self "No more guitars, you have one comming soon!" 

Any intel you guys have would be great!

Thanks,
Rich



Here's the latest

Forum III's will be ready to ship on the week of March 16th.   A trip is being planned to tour the Larrivee shop on that day for anyone interested.   
Pictures are being provided by John Larrivee, JCL's son.   He is posting them on facebook.   Forum members are transferring them to the forum guitar pic thread here on the forum.  You can match up your forum guitar # with a serial number and maybe catch a glimplse of it in production.
Yeah, you've missed a lot. !

Tuffythepug


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on February 23, 2009, 02:23:29 AM
 

Do we really have time to mail a real card all around to everyone that wants to sign it?  Or is that what was suggested? 

mary

I'm willing to start the card (I'm very sorry if I muscled my way in on lyric girl or someone else's idea...this thread has so many posts, it's hard to keep things straight).

I have 5 addresses emailed to me so far.  PLEASE email name and address to
penngineering at yahoo dot com
  if you want to be on the card.  Please send ASAP, so I can compile the list and get it sent out.  I'm sure that we'll only get a fraction of the folks to sign it, but it will still be a nice gesture.  I'm starting a new post (assuming that many FIII buyers are NOT following this discussion thread).

I think we have time, even if the card doesn't get there by March 16th because of the daisy-chain of mailings, I still think it would be great to have a card with real signatures on it to mount on the bulletin board in their lunch/break room. The tour contingent will apparently be delivering donuts and heartfelt thanks in flesh and blood.  A photo book is also in the works.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Bltprf502 on February 23, 2009, 02:19:37 PM
Here's the latest

Forum III's will be ready to ship on the week of March 16th.   A trip is being planned to tour the Larrivee shop on that day for anyone interested.   
Pictures are being provided by John Larrivee, JCL's son.   He is posting them on facebook.   Forum members are transferring them to the forum guitar pic thread here on the forum.  You can match up your forum guitar # with a serial number and maybe catch a glimplse of it in production.
Yeah, you've missed a lot. !

Tuffythepug

Where are they on face book?  I did a search and didn't find anything.  Thx!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on February 23, 2009, 02:26:01 PM
Try here

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=61139122760#


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on February 23, 2009, 02:31:50 PM
Where are they on face book?  I did a search and didn't find anything.  Thx!

Search on Group = "Larrivée Forum III Guitar"

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 23, 2009, 02:51:49 PM
Where are they on face book?  I did a search and didn't find anything.  Thx!

  Here is the link:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BlastersFan55 on February 24, 2009, 08:40:42 PM
Man, there's some sweet pictures of a hogtop with h-bone up now.  NICE!!   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: kaos on February 24, 2009, 08:52:17 PM
Man, there's some sweet pictures of a hogtop with h-bone up now.  NICE!!   :guitar

I think that would be Pugs Guitar!  It is a beauty.

mary


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 24, 2009, 09:52:24 PM
Yessssssssssssssssssss !  The serial number matches up with mine.    Do you believe in love at first sight. ?

She looks sweet alright.  Can't wait to hold her in my arms and see if her voice is as sweet as her looks.

It seems like these are getting real close to completion.  Like I said once before, this is the most excitment I've had since the hogs ate grandma.


T the P


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on February 24, 2009, 10:03:08 PM
WOW! I am amazed at the snap the herringbone purfling gives to and gets from that hog top. Beautiful git!  :nice guitar:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 24, 2009, 11:40:48 PM
Yessssssssssssssssssss !  The serial number matches up with mine.    Do you believe in love at first sight. ?

She looks sweet alright.  Can't wait to hold her in my arms and see if her voice is as sweet as her looks.

It seems like these are getting real close to completion.  Like I said once before, this is the most excitment I've had since the hogs ate grandma.


T the P

She's a beauty Lynn!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 25, 2009, 03:35:46 AM
I've moved today's pictures to the thread in the picture section.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on February 25, 2009, 04:49:07 AM
Yessssssssssssssssssss !  The serial number matches up with mine.    Do you believe in love at first sight. ?

T the P

As Napolean Dynamite would say "Luckyyyy!"

Man...I wish I ordered one of those hog tops with HB...oh wait, I DID!  :nana_guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 25, 2009, 05:25:04 AM
The Hog/IS combination looks equally as stunning as the RW/IS.  I am sure the all hog version will be incredible too.  I think the proportions of this guitar are sweet, it looks perfectly formed.  really, waiting is becoming quite difficult now!
                Ben I agree with you 100%. I really believe Larrivee should consider putting this style guitar in their line up. If they did a 14 and 12 fret model in a LS-03 and then some 05 and 09's etc. I think the Dealers would respond this year with a lot of orders and they would be a good seller.

           Modified: I wrote this late last nite, if you read it and it doesn't make sense....well have a  :donut
 
               Martin is selling lots of gits at this size and close to these specs, It seems that everyone else including Larrivee has dropped the OO and Martin size OM/000 gits, choosing to make parlors/babys or lots of dreds and jumbos. Younger players want LOUD guitars. Give them 3 chords, or some lame worn out song like "Stairway to Heaven" and a big boomy git and they think they are a star. I guess it keeps the $'s rolling in. But if it continues in this kind of trend to Larger gits at the expense of cutting out the OO and LS etc. sized gits. Then a lot of folks with money to spare will be spending it at Collings , SCGC , Gallagher , and Martin if you can find one that rings you bell. As well as other small builders.
                I hope Larrivee does continue to make these. I truly believe the 3 wood choices we were given with the cutaway option and the H-bone perfling was a wise choice. These 3 will all sound different. One will be better to strum (MH/IS) another will be full of overtones and lush with resonance (RW/IS).  I'll leave the all hog for Tuffy and Bluesman67 to comment on. Except that all 3 will be fantastic fingerstyle guitars. That's my 100% tail light guarantee.                                 I gotta stop now; let's see 20 days to go till the tour.
           I told y'all I was a little child in an old man's body. You would have to go back 50 years for me to when I was six years old trying so hard to go to sleep,so morning would come and I could open that present, to have the feelings of anticipation that come up in me now.

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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 25, 2009, 08:51:45 AM
Yessssssssssssssssssss !  The serial number matches up with mine.    Do you believe in love at first sight. ?

She looks sweet alright.  Can't wait to hold her in my arms and see if her voice is as sweet as her looks.

It seems like these are getting real close to completion.  Like I said once before, this is the most excitment I've had since the hogs ate grandma.


T the P

She looks awesome.  The HB and the Hog go really nice together - I think it will look perhaps even better in satin than in full gloss.  I am thrilled you have got to see her at last Tuffy!

really believe Larrivee should consider putting this style guitar in their line up.

NNOOOOOOO, then it wouldn't be unique to the forum guitar.  Agreed that a 14 fret version would slot back into their range perfectly.  Maybe the 12 fret version is better as a limited run, there may be a lesser market for it out there.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: iDavid on February 25, 2009, 09:22:38 AM
As Napolean Dynamite would say "Luckyyyy!"

Man...I wish I ordered one of those hog tops with HB...oh wait, I DID!  :nana_guitar

mine will be all hog without HB.... simple beauty   :bgrin:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Denis on February 25, 2009, 02:28:48 PM
Wow, those mahogany bodies with those creamy IS tops, I just know I'm going to love this guitar!!!!

Hopefully, I'll be ready to go back into the studio not long after I get it...


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Alpione on February 25, 2009, 03:09:51 PM
Woohoo!  Two nice closeups of my IS/Hog cutaway - 108564!

 :bgrin:

Adam


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 25, 2009, 03:15:55 PM
Woohoo!  Two nice closeups of my IS/Hog cutaway - 108564!

 :bgrin:

Adam
  Very cool


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 25, 2009, 03:24:49 PM
Hopefully, I'll be ready to go back into the studio not long after I get it...
Whilst we all await with excitement playing our Forum IIIs, once that wears off we shall await with excitement hearing how the Forum III is supposed to sound.  iTunes password at the ready!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 25, 2009, 03:38:38 PM
Whilst we all await with excitement playing our Forum IIIs, once that wears off we shall await with excitement hearing how the Forum III is supposed to sound.  iTunes password at the ready!

Absolutely.  Me playing the forum III is like a kid with a learners permit driving a Ferrari.
I'd love to see how it handles with a pro "behind the wheel"  If anyone can demonstrate what the forum III is capable of "in the corners" it's Denis.  (Pardon all the racing analogies)

Tuffythepug


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Denis on February 25, 2009, 04:17:02 PM
Absolutely.  Me playing the forum III is like a kid with a learners permit driving a Ferrari.
I'd love to see how it handles with a pro "behind the wheel"  If anyone can demonstrate what the forum III is capable of "in the corners" it's Denis.  (Pardon all the racing analogies)

Tuffythepug

Racing analogies aside...thanks for the kindness guys. 

We'll just have to wait and see.  I might go as soon as I get the guitar to make a few videos in the studio where I recorded the CD.  I think I need to record a bunch of covers with vocals and put them up on YouTube and on my MySpace page...


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on February 25, 2009, 04:24:32 PM
We'll just have to wait and see.  I might go as soon as I get the guitar to make a few videos in the studio where I recorded the CD.  I think I need to record a bunch of covers with vocals and put them up on YouTube and on my MySpace page...

I think you need to as well.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Trinity Guitars on February 25, 2009, 07:42:07 PM
You know you guys are getting me all excited to get my Forum III guitar. Nice job! I am normally pretty cool about this kind of stuff. I have to stop reading this page until I get my  new guitar. 
Jim Holler


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on February 25, 2009, 07:48:22 PM
New photos on Facebook!!!  Great pictures. 

Quick question:  Am I the only one who hasn't seen their serial number (108491) in any of the photos?

I dying to get a glimpse of my guitar...hehehe.

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 25, 2009, 08:12:40 PM
New photos on Facebook!!!  Great pictures. 

Quick question:  Am I the only one who hasn't seen their serial number (108491) in any of the photos?

I dying to get a glimpse of my guitar...hehehe.

Jordan.

Jordan,

All I have seen is the neck.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: bluesman67 on February 25, 2009, 08:27:44 PM
Yessssssssssssssssssss !  The serial number matches up with mine.    Do you believe in love at first sight. ?

She looks sweet alright.  Can't wait to hold her in my arms and see if her voice is as sweet as her looks.

It seems like these are getting real close to completion.  Like I said once before, this is the most excitment I've had since the hogs ate grandma.


T the P

Alright!  You have one of the best pics in the bunch, worth the wait!
 :nice guitar:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 25, 2009, 08:54:35 PM
Quick question:  Am I the only one who hasn't seen their serial number (108491) in any of the photos?

Jordan.

Nope, 108531 here. Ive seen 530, 532, 533, and 534. I'm losing interest.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on February 25, 2009, 09:36:10 PM
there are new pictures up on facebook! top notch!

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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: photomat on February 25, 2009, 09:39:06 PM


Quick question:  Am I the only one who hasn't seen their serial number (108491) in any of the photos?

I dying to get a glimpse of my guitar...hehehe.

Jordan.

No I have not seen mine (108530) yet........wait....I finally saw one in today's batch.  Hope yours will follow soon.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tadol on February 25, 2009, 09:51:45 PM
As I said to Danny earlier, if you haven't seen your guitar yet, it can only mean that it is so nice that they don't want to put up pics that would only serve to make everyone else jealous -

Tad


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Stephen Basil on February 25, 2009, 10:33:21 PM
It's interesting how the finish gives the rosewood a more uniform appearance

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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 25, 2009, 11:30:40 PM
I didn't realize there were that many cut aways.  :smile:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 26, 2009, 01:43:42 AM
   I finally saw my neck. One picture says that it is the "last" of the fretboards. So all the gits are in production.
I have only seen two pics of mine so far. But I think very soon we will see completed gits, at least necks permanently attached to bodies with the finish done. Then it's not long to a complete F-III. I wonder if they will tell which one is the real #1 F-III. It's probably ricky's and mine will be last.  :donut
               Roger yours must be in the same run as mine and just hasn't shown up in the pics yet.
                   Jeff you have a nice looking hog top git there, yours and Tuffy's could be twins.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 26, 2009, 01:44:45 AM
I didn't realize there were that many cut aways.  :smile:

There were 7 cutaways ordered that I had recorded. There were probably a couple more.

ok. Today's pictures are moved over from Facebook for those waiting.



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 26, 2009, 01:53:34 AM
Wow, those mahogany bodies with those creamy IS tops, I just know I'm going to love this guitar!!!!

Hopefully, I'll be ready to go back into the studio not long after I get it...

       I feel the same way exactly. Except the part about going back into the studio. But I will figure out how to record some tunes and post them so I can be terribly embarrassed and hopefully propelled by all the snickering to get better at playing. Don't get me wrong I know it's about enjoying what you play. But after almost 40 years I could stand a little improvement.                                  Danny
         (But at least my wife likes it)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on February 26, 2009, 03:34:46 AM
AMAZING!!!!  Finally a pict of my guitar and it looks incredible!!!!  Thanks John!!!  Your whole team is awesome!

Jordan

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3580/3310016411_3bbb050cf7_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 26, 2009, 03:51:46 AM
New photos on Facebook!!!  Great pictures. 

Quick question:  Am I the only one who hasn't seen their serial number (108491) in any of the photos?

I'm dying to get a glimpse of my guitar...hehehe.

Jordan.
                 :guitar    "I guess it's true what they say bout the squeaky wheel...always gettin the grease" J.T.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 26, 2009, 03:56:43 AM
AMAZING!!!!  Finally a pict of my guitar and it looks incredible!!!!  Thanks John!!!  Your whole team is awesome!

Jordan

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3580/3310016411_3bbb050cf7_o.jpg)

This is exactly what I hoped they would look like with the herringbone and hog.  I'm sure you are as pleased as I am. 
Tuffythepug


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 26, 2009, 03:57:55 AM
TUFFY"S TWINS
                                    :guitar :guitar :guitar
  (Or quadruplets or something)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on February 26, 2009, 04:03:24 AM
                 :guitar    "I guess it's true what they say bout the squeaky wheel...always gettin the grease" J.T.

Lets just say...Big Brother reads this forum...and he is a really good/sympathetic guy!!!  Very much appreciated.

Let me just say something else...

Its been a long cold winter up here in Canada.  The economy sucks.  Many people are worried about their jobs.  People on the street are grumpy...and there is lots to get upset about if you go looking for it.  This whole Forum III adventure has been an amazing tonic for me (and I'm sure others) over the last few months.  The hundreds of pages of posts, the photos, the comments from John and everyone else on Facebook...have all been something really fun to look forward to each day.  Its been one heck of a good distraction.  Thanks to all for brightening up a rather cold and crummy winter.  Its been a great ride!!

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 26, 2009, 04:18:07 AM
    HOLY CRAP !    :nana_guitar
 
    I just saw the latest pictures of the forum III's getting their "paint jobs" and other finishing touches.
    I had high hopes that these F3s would be special.    I was hoping for something a little nicer than the
    entry level 03 series.  From what I see in the pics these are going to exceed my expectations.
    For, essentially, 03 series guitars these are stunning.   It looks like some of them may even be finished
    by the time the tour rolls around.    Could be wishful thinking.  I know there's lots of work left to do
    before they are actual playable guitars.

     Tuffythepug


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 26, 2009, 04:23:53 AM
Lets just say...Big Brother reads this forum...and he is a really good/sympathetic guy!!!  Very much appreciated.

Let me just say something else...

Its been a long cold winter up here in Canada.  The economy sucks.  Many people are worried about their jobs.  People on the street are grumpy...and there is lots to get upset about if you go looking for it.  This whole Forum III adventure has been an amazing tonic for me (and I'm sure others) over the last few months.  The hundreds of pages of posts, the photos, the comments from John and everyone else on Facebook...have all been something really fun to look forward to each day.  Its been one heck of a good distraction.  Thanks to all for brightening up a rather cold and crummy winter.  Its been a great ride!!

Jordan.
         Yup, I used to live in Michigan. Now I'm in Texas. Total flip flop on weather. But I guess hot and sunny for months on end can be a little "brighter" than cold, damp ,gloomy and cloudy days. But I do miss the 4 seasons and I like the cold as long as the sun is shining.
    

 
    I just saw the latest pictures of the forum III's getting their "paint jobs" and other finishing touches.
    I had high hopes that these F3s would be special.    I was hoping for something a little nicer than the
    entry level 03 series.  From what I see in the pics these are going to exceed my expectations.
    For, essentially, 03 series guitars these are stunning.   It looks like some of them may even be finished
    by the time the tour rolls around.    Could be wishful thinking.  I know there's lots of work left to do
    before they are actual playable guitars.

     Tuffythepug
                           Yours will be ready from the looks of things.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Safricanplayer on February 26, 2009, 08:31:13 AM
Man,

This is getting crazy exciting.  I still haven't seen my numbers but know they got to be in there somewhere :nana_guitar. Kudo's to those of you who went for the herringbone, it look fantastic on both the IS and Hog :thumbsup

 ~ Ray ~


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: KY MOOSE on February 26, 2009, 12:53:35 PM
Raymond, I thought you must've seen your #73...I think this is it!  SN#108484
(http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt2/rossmoosnick/484-2.jpg)   (http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt2/rossmoosnick/484-1.jpg)



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 26, 2009, 01:46:49 PM
I am SO happy I ordered the herringbone purfling. Looks friggen amazing!  :smile:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on February 26, 2009, 02:00:00 PM
I am SO happy I ordered the herringbone purfling. ...

You are so completely right, it does look wonderful. Just a few weeks and your Silver Oak will be a fleeting memory.

Norman


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 26, 2009, 02:04:01 PM
   I agree that the H-bone looks very nice. I had some reservations at first and I remember some (or maybe only one) dropped out because h-bone was too traditional and not the Larri look.
        But this LS-03 is so uniquely Larrivee in every way that it doesn't matter even a little bit in that regard to me. Plus it does look so nice on the hog tops (which we knew from the 000-50 hog top that Tuffy has), but it looks really fantastic bordering that creamy white IS top with the rosette matching also. Then the Ebony also fits in very well with the black/white theme on the IS tops.
                                        Very nice indeed.                      Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BlastersFan55 on February 26, 2009, 03:47:26 PM
I am SO happy I ordered the herringbone purfling. Looks friggen amazing!  :smile:

Me too.  I have it on my OM-09 (spruce top), and it really looks great.  I wasn't exactlty sure if I wanted the HB purf in the all hog I ordered, but now I am real glad I did.  It's gonna look real sweet, and be a nice complement to my OM.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 26, 2009, 04:31:08 PM
You are so completely right, it does look wonderful. Just a few weeks and your Silver Oak will be a fleeting memory.

Norman

Norman,

What Silver Oak?  :roll


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on February 26, 2009, 04:40:18 PM
Exactly  :nana_guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on February 26, 2009, 11:56:13 PM
Hail from Manhattan  :wave

I'm not really keeping up with this thread but I thought I would say that the all-hog guitars look ASTOUNDINGLY good with the herringbone trim. Those will be truly gorgeous guitars! I'm sure I'll be happier with the Italian Spruce / Rosewood for tone, but I think you guys got the lookers.

Cheers,

Adam :coffee :donut2 :donut


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on February 27, 2009, 12:13:53 AM
Hail from Manhattan  :wave

I'm not really keeping up with this thread but I thought I would say that the all-hog guitars look ASTOUNDINGLY good with the herringbone trim. Those will be truly gorgeous guitars! I'm sure I'll be happier with the Italian Spruce / Rosewood for tone, but I think you guys got the lookers.

Cheers,

Adam :coffee :donut2 :donut


Yes Adam, while that may be true, we and the IS/hog buyers got the 30 year old wood!  :smile:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on February 27, 2009, 12:26:31 AM
 "Tuffy please let me have your Hog" I guess that really was me.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 27, 2009, 01:14:33 AM
    While I agree that the hog tops are very nice, the IS/MH with herringbone perfling and rosette are stunning. And some of the RW used is beautiful. I think we are all going to be very happy with these.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 27, 2009, 01:56:56 AM
Danny, I agree.   All the forum III's I've seen in the pictures look fantastic.   The Italian Spruce which you were responsible for is, indeed, very, very attractive.   Larrivee always does a good job with their rosewood too and the rw ones Iv'e seen are no exception.   The bottom line is that I think everyone will be getting what they wanted and they will all be beautiful to look at and to play.
If I couldn't have the hog I'd be just as happy with the IS.   I can't wait to hear the difference in sound between the 3 wood varieties.   17 more days.

Tuffythepug


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on February 27, 2009, 01:57:42 AM
ok, please let me have one of those as well.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: bluesman67 on February 27, 2009, 02:03:46 AM
Very fine pics indeed.  These guitars are looking awesome!  I'm catching up here on the board, hiding from the book club in my living room, having a nice hot coffee with a shot of whiskey and reading about Larrivees.   :coffee


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 27, 2009, 02:09:35 AM
Danny, I agree.   All the forum III's I've seen in the pictures look fantastic.   The Italian Spruce which you were responsible for is, indeed, very, very attractive.   Larrivee always does a good job with their rosewood too and the rw ones Iv'e seen are no exception.   The bottom line is that I think everyone will be getting what they wanted and they will all be beautiful to look at and to play.
If I couldn't have the hog I'd be just as happy with the IS.   I can't wait to hear the difference in sound between the 3 wood varieties.   17 more days.

Tuffythepug
  You know a lot of times what you say is what I meant to say. I could see you as a writer for the "Daily Planet"
   Did you ever take any journalism classes?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on February 27, 2009, 02:35:05 AM
Very fine pics indeed.  These guitars are looking awesome!  I'm catching up here on the board, hiding from the book club in my living room, having a nice hot coffee with a shot of whiskey and reading about Larrivees.   :coffee
You are a bluesman after all.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: bluesman67 on February 27, 2009, 02:44:06 AM
What?  It's medicinal isn't it?  Ask any doctor.  :coffee


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BlastersFan55 on February 27, 2009, 01:28:07 PM
YES!  Finally saw my guitar body & neck  (#490) on the latest facebook pictures.  Looking real nice! 


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 27, 2009, 03:50:06 PM
  You know a lot of times what you say is what I meant to say. I could see you as a writer for the "Daily Planet"
   Did you ever take any journalism classes?


Nope.. No journalism classes.  Not many classes of any kind as far as that goes.  I've just always been real "wordy".    I have a great appreciation for the language.

T


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on February 27, 2009, 04:45:37 PM
Looks like new photos being loaded right now on Facebook....

Have a look.

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Stephen Basil on February 27, 2009, 04:52:43 PM
Less coffee mug, more guitar!!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 27, 2009, 05:10:44 PM
I want one of those coffee mugs. I don't even want to say how much I would pay for one.  :blush:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Stephen Basil on February 27, 2009, 05:16:23 PM
It's a fine mug indeed.  I'd like one of those Traditional Series Larrivee's too... maybe 000-60 with Madi b/s's. 


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on February 28, 2009, 12:14:53 AM
today's pictures have been copied over from facebook.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Alpione on February 28, 2009, 02:18:20 AM
Wow - these look great, and I really think everyone will get exactly what they wanted.  For me, that was cutaway with no HB purfling.  As someone else said about 100 pages ago in these threads - "for me, a little HB goes a looong way."    I like how the HB rosette, sans HB purfling, draws the eye to the center of the top (especially with "no" or "clear" pickguard.)   But the dual-HB ones look great too.  The variety is a key part of the fun.

Mid-March is creeping up pretty quickly!

Adam


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on February 28, 2009, 03:02:53 AM
The one thing that I am really enjoying about the photos is that John Larrivee has managed to attach a human element to each and every step of the manufacturing process.  As you look through the pictures and read the commentary, you get short glimpses into the faces and the personalities that make up this wonderful company.  Many of the production staff are musicians, avid guitar players, skilled luthiers, experts on wood selection and woodworking and most of all...they all seem to take enormous pride in the company they work for and the fine products that they are producing.  Today's pictures detailing the assembly of the neck to the body of the guitar also illustrates that manufacturing a really fine guitar is a very tricky business.  Until I saw today's photos, I had  thought that the hardest parts of the production processes were pretty much done.  I had no idea how fiddly it was to get the neck attached to the guitar and that this is one of the most complex steps in the production process.

I know I'm getting a very special guitar in a few weeks time.  The real reason its so special is that so many talented people were responsible for bringing it to life and making sure that it comes out just right.  Thanks team Larrivee!!

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BlastersFan55 on February 28, 2009, 03:42:44 AM
Couldn't have said it better, Jordan. 

I showed my wife the facebook photos tonight and she was amazed at the hands-on craftmanship - as I was truthfully.

Yeah, pretty cool.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Hogtop on February 28, 2009, 05:12:31 AM
I've been waiting to see a pic of my new Forum III and finaly found one. I was sitting here getting somewhat giddy and even more excited that it was coming along so well. I started looking closer at the pic and hope I'm not seeing what I think I'm seeing. If you folks would have a look and let me know what you think.  My number is 108528. Do I see a boo boo in the binding? I hope not! Is there a slight imperfection, like a little dip in the biinding on the side right below the numbers?  It is late after quite a tough week and maybe my eyes are not working right, but on the other guitars in the pic the binding looks straight. Just let me know what you think.  :?

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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BlastersFan55 on February 28, 2009, 05:39:44 AM
It is in the "raw" state my friend, relax.





Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 28, 2009, 11:42:27 AM
   Really, relax about anything you see as a "flaw" at this stage. If you review the captions under the pics that John posts you see where one had been sent back in the process until it could be made right. Then brought back on the line with the others.
    Besides, dust on a lens, or other picture related problems could be the cause of an imperfect look. I've taken 100's of pics of my guitars and due to this or that it comes out looking funny.
                       So hang on it will be fine.                                     Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Hogtop on February 28, 2009, 01:28:58 PM
Thanks for te reasurance guys!  :wave :donut :donut2 :coffee :thumb
Real tired and late when I saw it. After my post I realised that non of us would receive a even slightly flawed guitar and that sanding would fix this little ol' thing. Hasty with my reaction and sorry bout that!  With such a great group of folks that are bringing this together and the speical attention shown by John, I'm quite happy and thrilled to have this opportunity. So, lets get on with the party!!!!!!  :nanadance


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: L-fan on February 28, 2009, 02:33:08 PM
I have a ton of confidence in the Vancouver factory's ability to put out a beautiful high quality product.  But nothing is perfect - I hope we aren't getting our expectations so high that we believe that every guitar will be 100% flawless, blemish-less, basically perfect.  None of my guitars came from the factory that way, there is always a little something not perfect.  I guess it is all in how obsessive one can get.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 28, 2009, 02:49:36 PM
I have a ton of confidence in the Vancouver factory's ability to put out a beautiful high quality product.  But nothing is perfect - I hope we aren't getting our expectations so high that we believe that every guitar will be 100% flawless, blemish-less, basically perfect.  None of my guitars came from the factory that way, there is always a little something not perfect.  I guess it is all in how obsessive one can get.

Exactly.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 28, 2009, 03:34:13 PM
 precisely   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Hogtop on February 28, 2009, 03:38:16 PM
This is going to be a great one!!! The most prized one in my life, I'm sure! :nice guitar: :thumb


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Daysailer on February 28, 2009, 07:11:17 PM
Okay...

I've been patient.....   :whistling:

I've been cool..... :beer

Lots o' great pics..... :bowdown:

only one of the sides of mine in a stack of others.... :?

My gills are starting to green (envy)..... :crying:


These are going to be really special guitars... :thumb



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: aardvark on February 28, 2009, 08:42:07 PM
You all are so funny and excited, what will you talk about after the Forum III is delivered?  I must admit I am as excited as you are, it must be contagious.  I love the color of the IS and with the herringbone purfling it really gives it that extra little touch of class:donut :donut :donut2 :coffee


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Safricanplayer on February 28, 2009, 08:45:37 PM
Wow,

That Herringbone on the Italian Spruce looks absolutely gorgeous.  :thumbsup  I have to say if I could do it over, I'd have gone for that option, based on the pictures posted. Man, this sure is fun. I posted a comment back before the production began, stating that buying a Forum 111 guitar would afford one many of the same feelings and emotions as you would experience commissioning a custom build, but for a fraction of the price. It's great to see the enthusiasm building, and I can't wait to get feedback from the lucky one's going up to Vancouver next month.

Here's to the wait winding down :nanadance

 ~ Ray ~


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: ark on February 28, 2009, 09:55:58 PM
You all are so funny and excited, what will you talk about after the Forum III is delivered?  I must admit I am as excited as you are, it must be contagious. 

The excitement is contagious -- even I'm getting excited, and I didn't order a F-III! It's been fun reading this thread and I'm looking forward to hearing and seeing pics about the trip/tour, and I suspect there just might be a few interesting posts ( I'd guess at least 78 or so) once the F-IIIs start arriving. Congrats to all the soon-to-be new F-III parents.

Al
OM-05


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on February 28, 2009, 10:13:08 PM
You all are so funny and excited, what will you talk about after the Forum III is delivered?  I must admit I am as excited as you are, it must be contagious.  I love the color of the IS and with the herringbone purfling it really gives it that extra little touch of class:donut :donut :donut2 :coffee

              Well that's easy, how nice they sound :winkin:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on February 28, 2009, 10:50:20 PM
You all are so funny and excited, what will you talk about after the Forum III is delivered? 
 


                                                    FORUM IV !!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on February 28, 2009, 11:48:18 PM

                                                    FORUM IV !!

Oh no please. At least wait a year. My willpower can't resist but my bank account can.  :arrow


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on March 01, 2009, 12:24:42 AM
Lynn, you are SUCH an enabler!  :humour:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: L-fan on March 01, 2009, 01:20:47 AM
It is getting harder and harder to wait as they get more and more complete.  With respect to the Forum IV, I believe that effort is more than half way done already, and may well be completed sooner than we think.  And if they offer any maple b/s, I may be in for that one too.  Ack!   :laughin:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 01, 2009, 01:42:38 AM
  Yea, something like this, but maybe with a slothead.

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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: L-fan on March 01, 2009, 02:19:53 AM
I love the look of that flamed maple OO-09!!!

I dreamed of maple b/s for the FIII, and was disappointed it wasn't offered as an upcharge or something.  But as the process went on, I could see these FIII's would be very, very special in their own right.  And seeing them nearing completion, it has exceeded my expectations in many ways already.  I must find ways to distract myself from the wait...... :crying:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 01, 2009, 02:28:22 AM
   Though I was playing my OM-21 a little earlier and I have an old Stella parlor in my lap right now, the 00-09 is my go to git since the day it was delivered. I have never even changed the strings yet. I love the feel (and tone) for my style of play. Which is mostly fingerstyle with bare finger strumming. So the bright sound is subdued in a way by bare flesh.
    It does have the looks too though.
                 You are right a F-4 in Maple would be tough to pass up.
    (Back to practice on my finger shredder; actually this Stella has had a nice neck reset and plays well.)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Daysailer on March 01, 2009, 06:43:33 PM
IT'S MARCH.......

Heard that the F-III's are due in MARCH....   :nanadance
 :beer


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on March 01, 2009, 07:21:57 PM
Quick pop in, we are really excited because we are supposed to get six to nine inches of snow. understand that we have had NO snow this year. We remain skeptical but they have declared a snow ER as of 4 pm in DC. I'm happy I did not have to brave the mass hysteria at the grocery as we are well stocked.

I haven't posted lately because  haven't had anything positive to say,lol, and I've been baking up a storm. Hey, maybe that's why we are getting snow? Snow baking.

I'm hoping my guitar will be one of the last to be done or at least not ready this month. Without going into detail, let's just say that we've gone from 'at least we are doing better than some' to looking 'some' in the eye. But we have faith. Which is what that's about, I suppose, it's easy to have faith when everything is peachy. While it's not more than you can bear, it can be pretty freakin' heavy.

Anyhow, like I said I don't want to be She of the Raining Parade, but it's been cool reading all this stuff and seeing photos, how generous of them to take the time to do that.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: iDavid on March 02, 2009, 12:07:17 AM
six to nine inches of snow?

We get well over 200 inches where I live...... seriously white, but usually sunny  :bgrin:


man, am I looking for to my All-hog.  I went without the puffing.... bit bummed


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on March 02, 2009, 01:00:01 AM
six to nine inches of snow?

We get well over 200 inches where I live...... seriously white, but usually sunny  :bgrin:


man, am I looking for to my All-hog.  I went without the puffing.... bit bummed

Don't be bummed. The standard larrivee purfling looks great too. I think once you start playing it, all doubt will disipate.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: prof_stack on March 02, 2009, 01:01:39 AM
Holly, hang in there.  It will all turn out fine and your FIII will be a special guitar and worth the wait and weight (of dollars).


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: iDavid on March 02, 2009, 06:33:44 AM
Don't be bummed. The standard larrivee purfling looks great too. I think once you start playing it, all doubt will disipate.

Not really bummed.  So many people keep saying would great the all hog looks with puffing is making me question my choice. I really do like the simpler look.  I hope my Hog has some interesting looking wood, but either way I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO excited.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Vancouver Southpaw on March 02, 2009, 06:55:53 AM
Not really bummed.  So many people keep saying would great the all hog looks with puffing is amking me question my choice. I really do like the simplier look.  I hope my Hog has some interesting looking wood, but either way I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO excited.

Ditto here. When I saw the sharp-looking pics of the herringbone I was a little bit remorseful about passing on it, but life will go on and the guitar will sound just as good without...

Mike


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on March 02, 2009, 08:53:41 AM
I agree about the purfling thing.  With it looks great, kind of like traditional bling, but without it underlines the simplicity of the guitars, which is really what the 03 series is about, simple looks and great playability and sound.  Either way has its good points in my book.  I don't believe anyone could justify getting it wrong with or without HB purfling.

Are they finished yet??????


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tadol on March 02, 2009, 04:45:00 PM
I agonized about the HB, and the cutaway, for a LONG time - Now that I see the guitars starting to come together, I am very happy with the simple & classic look of the "plain" models I am getting, and know I made the right choice for me - but certainly understand the appeal of the HB -

Tad


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Alpione on March 02, 2009, 10:01:26 PM
I agonized about the HB, and the cutaway, for a LONG time - Now that I see the guitars starting to come together, I am very happy with the simple & classic look of the "plain" models I am getting, and know I made the right choice for me - but certainly understand the appeal of the HB -


Agreed.  To me, the double herringbone is a little cheesy.  But I know a lot of people love it (and many don't like my choice of a cutaway,) so to each his own.

Can't wait!

Adam


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 02, 2009, 10:55:09 PM
Agreed.  To me, the double herringbone is a little cheesy.  But I know a lot of people love it (and many don't like my choice of a cutaway,) so to each his own.

Can't wait!

Adam
   You gotta be kiddin.

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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: morrow22 on March 02, 2009, 10:58:12 PM
I think they all look great- wish I could have gotten one of each.   I think we will all be HAPPY!!!! :laughin:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on March 02, 2009, 11:05:01 PM
Agreed.  To me, the double herringbone is a little cheesy.  But I know a lot of people love it (and many don't like my choice of a cutaway,) so to each his own.

Can't wait!

Adam

I think the double herringbone is just the opposite of cheesy.   Elegant and traditional come to mind.
but you are correct.... to each his own.  I'm glad everyone got to choose for themselves. 




Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on March 02, 2009, 11:15:46 PM
Message from Jim Holler. 

I spoke to John Jr. He will sign the labels! He will be finding a place for lunch. We will each be responsible for paying for our own lunch. Jean is in Europe now and we do not know if he will make it back for 3/16. If he does we can all be surprised at the same time.

So. John Jr will sign the labels in addition to Jean.



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 02, 2009, 11:26:35 PM
  I like surprises  :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on March 02, 2009, 11:36:21 PM
Message from Jim Holler. 

I spoke to John Jr. He will sign the labels! He will be finding a place for lunch. We will each be responsible for paying for our own lunch. Jean is in Europe now and we do not know if he will make it back for 3/16. If he does we can all be surprised at the same time.

So. John Jr will sign the labels in addition to Jean.



Breaking News !!!

Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeee !!!   :roll

ricky


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on March 02, 2009, 11:41:05 PM
Message from Jim Holler. 

I spoke to John Jr. He will sign the labels! He will be finding a place for lunch. We will each be responsible for paying for our own lunch. Jean is in Europe now and we do not know if he will make it back for 3/16. If he does we can all be surprised at the same time.

So. John Jr will sign the labels in addition to Jean.



Wow...awesome news on the signatures! Also, I'm a bitter and jealous person because I'll be stuck in Ohio working while you guys meet Jean and John Jr.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on March 02, 2009, 11:44:02 PM
Question about the FG III pictures.

The finish looks glossy. Is it because the paint is still wet?

ricky


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on March 02, 2009, 11:46:05 PM
Question about the FG III pictures.

The finish looks glossy. Is it because the paint is still wet?

ricky

probably. We're getting satin finish guitars.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on March 03, 2009, 01:06:22 AM
Question about the FG III pictures.

The finish looks glossy. Is it because the paint is still wet?

ricky

No. The caption says that's the basecoat, they will be sanded and sprayed with a satin finish.
That basecoat may be glossy but it sure isn't smooth, take a close look and you can see the orange peal finish.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on March 03, 2009, 01:28:54 AM
I wouldn't mind getting the base-coated guitar... I like the glossy look  :whistling:

Plus... me things  less finish = less resistance for the top to vibrate..
IIRC John Lennon and George Harrison sanded down their Casino's to make the finish thiner.. :)

but, I'll leave it to the masters! Can't wait till get the guitar!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on March 03, 2009, 06:55:56 AM
Message from Jim Holler. 

I spoke to John Jr. He will sign the labels!

So. John Jr will sign the labels in addition to Jean.



Thanks Randy and Jim  :thumbsup that is terrific news!


Title: Larrivee Forum Guitar III Guitar Picks
Post by: photomat on March 03, 2009, 02:21:25 PM
I thought it would be fun to add a little to the excitement going on around here.

I PICKed out something that Jim says he can include in the guitar cases.  I even took a PICKture! :bgrin:

Three guitar picks for each of the forum III guitars coming your way. 

I am getting excited...can you tell?
(http://homepage.mac.com/wm7n/.Pictures/Larrivee%20Picks.jpg)



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on March 03, 2009, 02:37:38 PM
We have pics and hats???

For those direct ship customers in Canada, will Jim be able to tuck the picks in the hat for us?

Thanks!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on March 03, 2009, 03:00:59 PM
How cool, thank you Matt.   :nana_guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on March 03, 2009, 03:07:23 PM
The picks are really smart!  I always thought it was a nice tough that you get branded pics with Larrivee guitars.  I got white ones with my 03, and nice tortoiseshell ones with my 09, I guess that is standard procedure.  They were all in my pocket a few weeks back and I put my trousers in the washing machine, so they don't say Larrivee any more.  D'oh!

The pearl ones look great though.

Thank you Matt/Jim


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Alpione on March 03, 2009, 03:16:47 PM
Question about the FG III pictures.

The finish looks glossy. Is it because the paint is still wet?

ricky

I was wondering about that myself and briefly thought - "Wait!  Just leave mine like that!"   :bgrin:

But, as someone else mentioned, you can see the "orange peel" action.  No good.

Adam


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on March 03, 2009, 03:17:44 PM
Thanks Matt
It just keeps gettin' better   :thumb


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 03, 2009, 03:20:19 PM
    Thanks, nice picks. A little touch of class. :donut


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Alpione on March 03, 2009, 03:20:45 PM
   You gotta be kiddin.

Nope.  I said it earlier - for me, a little HB goes a looong way.  If I was kiddin', I would have ordered mine with extra HB.    :smile:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 03, 2009, 03:28:25 PM
Nope.  I said it earlier - for me, a little HB goes a looong way.  If I was kiddin', I would have ordered mine with extra HB.    :smile:
                  Well some folks just need glasses I guess. Or to take off the tinted ones.
   That herringbone on Tuffy's 000-50 which I saw in person was great, and from these pictures the herringbone contrasted with the white IS tops looks far from cheesy to me.
     Martin made many models in this way in the 20's on up to WW II and then reintroduced some. I'm not up on which ones. But all I've seen are nice traditional looking gits.
             I will admit at first I would have gone for abalone and a standard border of maple. But after seeing thes pictures I am "very happy" that I chose the purfling as well. I really think it's a classy look.
                  So to each his own.  :guitar                      Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on March 03, 2009, 04:10:41 PM
                  So to each his own.  :guitar                      Danny

Yep. what you said.  :+1:

all the combinations look good to me. Wish I could afford one of each.  :drool:



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tadol on March 03, 2009, 04:48:51 PM
Re: the finish -

All finishes are essentially glossy unless a flattening agent is added to it. The flattening agent generally makes the finish a little less durable ( and usually a little less transparent ). Any good satin finish is layer(s) of gloss undercoat, with satin applied as the last top-coat. That gives you the strength and transparency of a gloss finish, with the "reflective qualities" of satin.

While the build seems so fast, the final details of finishing always seem to take so much longer. Of course these new UV cured materials offer so many advantages initially, but I have no personal experience with them -

Tad


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on March 03, 2009, 05:04:24 PM
Those picks are so sweet! How kewl is that! Woohoo! :nana_guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: photomat on March 03, 2009, 05:31:14 PM
Those picks are so sweet!

I knew I left something off the pick design.  These picks are even sweeter!  (no...this is not really what they look like...see the original photo for that)
(http://homepage.mac.com/wm7n/.Pictures/Larrivee%20Picks%20copy.jpg)



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on March 03, 2009, 05:54:42 PM
Matt,

Thanks for the picks. They look great.

Good idea.



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Trinity Guitars on March 03, 2009, 07:47:25 PM
I knew I left something off the pick design.  These picks are even sweeter!  (no...this is not really what they look like...see the original photo for that)
(http://homepage.mac.com/wm7n/.Pictures/Larrivee%20Picks%20copy.jpg)


   After the donuts they must be heavy picks!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Alpione on March 03, 2009, 08:51:52 PM
                  Well some folks just need glasses I guess. Or to take off the tinted ones.
                     So to each his own.  Danny

So "to each his own" but those who differ from your opinion need to "take off their tinted glasses?" 

Got it...

Adam


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on March 03, 2009, 09:12:11 PM
   After the donuts they must be heavy picks!

As we must be heavy players.....

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on March 03, 2009, 09:55:26 PM
First heavy metal, now sweeping the nation, the world. heavy Donut music. :donut
Leading the way  Larri and the Crispy Creamers.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on March 03, 2009, 10:11:13 PM
   NEW PICTURES

Wooohoooo............ new Forum III pictures on facebook.   
The first forum III's are getting frets right now.     Also, here's the first real look at the "Tuffy" 3 dot 12th fret markers.  Not a bad idea if I do say so myself.    Getting closer..   

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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on March 03, 2009, 10:12:23 PM
Hmmmmm   who is lucky number 108553 ?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on March 03, 2009, 10:18:01 PM
not me :)

but I really like the simple binding!

I know HB all around looks good, but I think I made a good choice on my F3!  :nanadance
Looks pretty simple like I wanted :)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on March 03, 2009, 10:25:20 PM
safricanplayer,   Ray, it's yours buddy.   Lookin' good.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on March 03, 2009, 10:28:54 PM
The latest pictures are brilliant (except for the distinct lack of 108549 :doh).   What I have noticed through this process, that I hadn't appreciated before, is the level of skill that goes into even the simplest of tasks.  I had previously assumed that machines make the job easier, but it is apparent that they don't necessarily do that, they just make it more efficient/quicker and more consistent.  The skill level in operating the machinery is clear from the photos and the captions.

I love the little touches like hammering in the frets by hand, and there being a significant element of using the trained and skilled eye to judge the straightness of the fretboard.  For the number of guitars produced in the factory, it is an astonishing just how genuinely 'hand crafted' they are.

And Tuffy, your three dot fret markers are really really smart looking.



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on March 04, 2009, 12:00:57 AM
The latest pictures are brilliant (except for the distinct lack of 108549 :doh).   What I have noticed through this process, that I hadn't appreciated before, is the level of skill that goes into even the simplest of tasks.  I had previously assumed that machines make the job easier, but it is apparent that they don't necessarily do that, they just make it more efficient/quicker and more consistent.  The skill level in operating the machinery is clear from the photos and the captions.

I love the little touches like hammering in the frets by hand, and there being a significant element of using the trained and skilled eye to judge the straightness of the fretboard.  For the number of guitars produced in the factory, it is an astonishing just how genuinely 'hand crafted' they are.

And Tuffy, your three dot fret markers are really really smart looking.



Good comments above and thanks to Tuffy for the three dot concept.  It gives the guitars a very unique finishing touch.  If you think about it...these guitars are made by hand.  While some tools and woodworking machines were used in the process, the guitars were still crafted by hand with tons of care, skill and talent.  I wonder if you can say the same thing about Martin, Taylor, etc.  Not sure if their product is still hand made or whether they have automated parts of the process to allow for much higher volumes.

The excitement keeps building and I can't wait to play my new git.

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 04, 2009, 01:13:16 AM
So "to each his own" but those who differ from your opinion need to "take off their tinted glasses?" 

Got it...

Adam
   Just don't call my guitar "cheesy" and we will get along just fine.
                                                     Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on March 04, 2009, 01:19:11 AM
The latest pictures are brilliant (except for the distinct lack of 108549 :doh).   What I have noticed through this process, that I hadn't appreciated before, is the level of skill that goes into even the simplest of tasks.  I had previously assumed that machines make the job easier, but it is apparent that they don't necessarily do that, they just make it more efficient/quicker and more consistent.  The skill level in operating the machinery is clear from the photos and the captions.

I love the little touches like hammering in the frets by hand, and there being a significant element of using the trained and skilled eye to judge the straightness of the fretboard.  For the number of guitars produced in the factory, it is an astonishing just how genuinely 'hand crafted' they are.

And Tuffy, your three dot fret markers are really really smart looking.



Hey Ben, mine is one serial number apart from yours: 108548. Given the progress in the photos we've seen, I bet ours are through fretting and on to bridge installation.  :thumb

And yeah, the three dots look awesome!!!!!!!!!   :nanadance


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on March 04, 2009, 01:50:10 AM
Hey Ben, mine is one serial number apart from yours: 108548. Given the progress in the photos we've seen, I bet ours are through fretting and on to bridge installation.  :thumb

And yeah, the three dots look awesome!!!!!!!!!   :nanadance

Adam,

Hopefully that would mean mine (108544) is also in the same batch. Would REALLY like to see a picture of mine, but I'm not complaining...really. Sigh.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on March 04, 2009, 02:12:33 AM
Today's pics are copied over from Facebook.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on March 04, 2009, 02:45:18 AM
Thanks Randy


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: willguitar on March 04, 2009, 03:31:26 AM
Hi,

How are people determining what their serial numbers are? Looking forward to receiving the LS-03.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on March 04, 2009, 03:44:58 AM
Hi,

How are people determining what their serial numbers are? Looking forward to receiving the LS-03.

Some of the pictures have Production Charts with serial number and label number 1-78 visable. Your label number is in the orders thread.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on March 04, 2009, 04:07:10 AM
Hi,

How are people determining what their serial numbers are? Looking forward to receiving the LS-03.


Will
You are order #72  ...  Serial #108504  There are probably some glimpses of your guitar on the forum III picture pages.


Tuffythepug


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on March 04, 2009, 04:52:30 AM
I've decided to STOP looking at the pictures.  I want the surprise!  Kinda feel guilty like a kid finding the christmas presents early stashed in the parents closet...(gee, does that sound like I'm speaking from experience?)

So, I will not check Facebook, nor the pictures post and I will quickly scroll down at any future photos posted in this thread.

Anyone with me?

PS:  I like both HB and w/out (but like HB more :winkin:)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on March 04, 2009, 05:01:42 AM
I'm with you ... kinda sorta, Pennerblue.

A couple of weeks ago I quit being anxious to see picture of MY guitar. John's captions along with the photos are very educational though. So I still enjoy them in an aggregate, academic way. I can't promise not to shout if my guitar is pictured, however.

I have at least chilled out and am ready to wait until the "fulness of time" to receive my FG-III.

Norman


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on March 04, 2009, 06:09:13 AM
Maybe they could "X" out the serial numbers on all the photos like they do with people's eyes to mainatain anonymity...no wait, that would drive everyone else CRAZY!

Good call, maybe I could glance at them without looking at the numbers...no wait...I DO NOT WANT TO SEE MY GUITAR OR ANY OTHER HOG TOP FIII until the glorious day when I open that case!  Can you imagine the excitement???!!!

So it's settled, no more pictures for me.  Hopefully, Facebook will still have the photos of the production AFTER I get it.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 04, 2009, 10:23:01 AM
Maybe they could "X" out the serial numbers on all the photos like they do with people's eyes to mainatain anonymity...no wait, that would drive everyone else CRAZY!

Good call, maybe I could glance at them without looking at the numbers...no wait...I DO NOT WANT TO SEE MY GUITAR OR ANY OTHER HOG TOP FIII until the glorious day when I open that case!  Can you imagine the excitement???!!!

So it's settled, no more pictures for me.  Hopefully, Facebook will still have the photos of the production AFTER I get it.
  Yup we don't want to get too excited.
                             (Next post is 1000)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 04, 2009, 10:25:51 AM
     Oh Well,,,, I guess it's me. This is the 1000 th post in this thread.
 
                       I wonder if anyone is interested in the Forum III Guitar around here? :whistling:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on March 04, 2009, 10:57:09 AM
Perhaps as part of the build up, you could vow not to sleep until your guitars are in your hands. Looks like you have a pretty good start aleady. :coffee :coffee :coffee :coffee


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 04, 2009, 11:09:05 AM
Perhaps as part of the build up, you could vow not to sleep until your guitars are in your hands. Looks like you have a pretty good start aleady. :coffee :coffee :coffee :coffee
                 Too much  :coffee :coffee :coffee :coffee
         Only one week for me now and I'll leave for the great NorthWest where the Larrivees grow :whistling:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: flatlander on March 04, 2009, 12:39:51 PM
Ah yes, the Great Northwest. It's a wonder that the spruce tops from Vancouver ever darken. If the sun is shining when you land,
it'll be a sign that the gits will be beyond magical.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Alpione on March 04, 2009, 03:08:42 PM
   Just don't call my guitar "cheesy" and we will get along just fine.
                                                     Danny

Didn't mean to offend, which is why I said "in my opinion" and added smilies.  I didn't mention anyone's individual guitar or direct anything to anyone personally at all.  I just said that I didn't like too much herringbone.

That said... Good Lord, man, it's just a guitar.  Not your child or wife.  So maybe be a little less sensitive.   :winkin:

Adam


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 04, 2009, 03:15:00 PM
Didn't mean to offend, which is why I said "in my opinion" and added smilies.  I didn't mention anyone's individual guitar or direct anything to anyone personally at all.  I just said that I didn't like too much herringbone.

That said... Good Lord, man, it's just a guitar.  Not your child or wife.  So maybe be a little less sensitive.   :winkin:

Adam
  Heh Man you haven't read this thread and the two from the beginning, or else you'd know I adopted this "baby".   It even has been named "Danny's Git"
                          Swallow all that with a grain of salt and pray for this obsessed man, I need it.  Thank's for the post, and sorry I'm a little touchy, I'll lighten up.
                                                          Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on March 04, 2009, 03:18:25 PM
I need it.
:+1:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Alpione on March 04, 2009, 03:22:15 PM
  Heh Man you haven't read this thread and the two from the beginning, or else you'd know I adopted this "baby".   It even has been named "Danny's Git"
                          Swallow all that with a grain of salt and pray for this obsessed man, I need it.  Thank's for the post, and sorry I'm a little touchy, I'll lighten up.
                                                          Danny

Hehe.. I hear ya.  You're right - I haven't read everything from the beginning.  Again - I didn't mean to offend. 

I can really use this guitar, too, though I know my wife is dreading it.  "Embryonic Journey, AGAIN!??!"  "Yeah, baby, but doesn't it sound so much better with Alpine spruce and 12-frets to the body?!"  <SMACK!>

 :bgrin:

Adam


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on March 04, 2009, 03:26:27 PM

  "Yeah, baby, but doesn't it sound so much better with Alpine spruce and 12-frets to the body?!"  <SMACK!>


I still think 12 is too many...I only use four or five anyway....

 :?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Alpione on March 04, 2009, 03:33:11 PM
I still think 12 is too many...I only use four or five anyway....

 :?

aka, "Ultra short scale..."   :smile:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on March 04, 2009, 03:57:17 PM
There you go, you could name it 'Stumpy'.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Chasjax on March 04, 2009, 04:56:25 PM
Help finding the pictures.  I can't seem to keep up with you folks - on FEb 20 Randy_R said the pictures were posted, but I can't figure out where.  Please enlighten me.  Thanks -


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on March 04, 2009, 04:57:51 PM
Help finding the pictures.  I can't seem to keep up with you folks - on FEb 20 Randy_R said the pictures were posted, but I can't figure out where.  Please enlighten me.  Thanks -

here  http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=25417.0


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on March 04, 2009, 05:22:27 PM
New photos up on Facebook today.  Very cool.

If if bothers you to look at them....don't look  :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin:

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Chasjax on March 04, 2009, 05:40:27 PM
Got it Randy - thanks.  I also j ust joined Facebook and perused them there.  I'm from Florida but am in Calgary on a project assignment and am thinking about joining ya'll at the March 16th factory tour.  Don't think I can swing it but I'm trying!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Alpione on March 04, 2009, 08:55:36 PM
There you go, you could name it 'Stumpy'.

holly

The politically correct term is "Fret Challenged."

 :winkin:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on March 05, 2009, 12:49:00 AM
Today's pictures from Facebook have been posted in the picture section.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Daysailer on March 05, 2009, 01:52:42 AM
TKS, Randy

Finally spotted ..8509.       :nanadance

Cant seem to copy and paste here, but not a 'biggie'....(no problem, in a past decade)

am i dating myself.......

dont answer that.....you will give yourself away too, if you do.
 :beer


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on March 05, 2009, 02:07:09 AM
If right mouse click doesn't give you a 'save-as' option, then click on the file name under the picture and it should open a new window on your system with just the pic in it.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on March 05, 2009, 03:10:34 AM
I was talking to a friend of mine today and I mentioned that my new guitar was most likely getting the frets, bridge and nut installed today.  He gave me a dull look and asked "whats that?".  I replied by saying that the guitar got its nipples, belly button and....umm...nuts installed today.

Sound about right?    :roll :roll :roll

My friends think I'm obsessed...and I am.

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on March 05, 2009, 03:12:17 AM
Still haven't seen 108544, but I'm managing to live precariously through those of you who have seen your guitars. Hopefully, will get to see mine on March 16.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on March 05, 2009, 05:47:14 AM
Still haven't seen 108544, but I'm managing to live precariously through those of you who have seen your guitars. Hopefully, will get to see mine on March 16.

They're saving the best for last....


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on March 05, 2009, 06:36:30 AM
Still haven't seen 108544, but I'm managing to live precariously through those of you who have seen your guitars. Hopefully, will get to see mine on March 16.

Lynda, hold on.   We'll see 'em all in just a few days.   From the pictures that have been posted they all look terrific.   We're gonna have a big time in Vancouver.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: LaminateBoy on March 05, 2009, 03:01:54 PM
Still haven't seen 108544, but I'm managing to live precariously through those of you who have seen your guitars. Hopefully, will get to see mine on March 16.

I think you meant to say "vicariously", but on reflection I think I like the way you said it better.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on March 05, 2009, 03:55:25 PM
I think you meant to say "vicariously", but on reflection I think I like the way you said it better.

Duh! I'm an idiot! Yes, I meant vicariously.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on March 05, 2009, 04:15:38 PM
"precariously" works too.   Maybe better  :bgrin:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 06, 2009, 03:15:26 AM
  I live precariously, most days.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on March 06, 2009, 08:47:43 PM
Ok. All the bills are paid up and now the REAL waiting game begins. I know the guitar is almost done. I know the accounts are settled. I know what the guitar will look like. I can almost imagine what she's going to sound like. For me, the next few weeks will be the most agonizing wait!  :drool:

I hope the plans for the trip to Vancouver have broken up everyone else's obsessive behavior. Have a rocking good time and make sure you check out all of the great wildlife on the West Coast. There are plenty of short day hikes in the area that are breath-taking.   :thumbsup


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on March 07, 2009, 03:04:25 AM
Ok. All the bills are paid up and now the REAL waiting game begins. I know the guitar is almost done.

I think we are getting really close to being done at this point.  My gut tells me that we are a week or so away from seeing some guitars start to ship.  Nobody has said anything to me...just a hunch.

On the one hand...the wait is killing me.  On the other hand...its great to have something really special to look forward to.

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BlastersFan55 on March 07, 2009, 03:48:55 AM
Yeah, it really is Jordan. 

It'll be nice to thump on a new guitar while things are blossoming, too.  Man, I love spring.

Being a hat guy too, I'm looking forward to plunking Jim's Forum hat on my head!  Looks like one nice piece of head gear.   :thumb


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 07, 2009, 04:42:56 AM
   Here are some pics of a LS-05 that I found in an old thread. It makes me want to gloss mine up.

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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 07, 2009, 04:44:54 AM
  Sorry that last one is upside down, so just turn your monitor over.
                This one is 14 fret.   I like it.    Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: prof_stack on March 07, 2009, 06:03:04 AM
Irfanview is fast and easy when dealing with wayward photos:

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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 07, 2009, 06:07:02 AM
  That's better, are you still unlikely for Vancouver?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: prof_stack on March 07, 2009, 06:25:52 AM
  That's better, are you still unlikely for Vancouver?
Yes, we'll be booking a motel this weekend for that weekend.  No word from other grad schools the last few days.  So don't leave the light on for me...


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 07, 2009, 06:32:06 AM
       Well, I'll be in Seattle for a day and a night, probably won't work, but if it could maybe we could get a cup of  :coffee.  Anyway have a good weekend.
                                             Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on March 07, 2009, 06:00:27 PM
I'm just curious about the differences between our Forum III LS guitars vs. the LS-05 that Danny posted pictures of.  Obviously our Forum III is 12 fret vs. the 14 fret LS-05.  Does that mean that the Forum III is an inch or two shorter in length overall because of the elimination of the 2 extra frets?  I was looking at Larrivee's website and checking the dimensions of the different body styles.  Its surprising how much the overall length of the different guitars varies (i.e. OM, D, L, etc).

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: prof_stack on March 07, 2009, 06:05:36 PM
I'm just curious about the differences between our Forum III LS guitars vs. the LS-05 that Danny posted pictures of.  Obviously our Forum III is 12 fret vs. the 14 fret LS-05.  Does that mean that the Forum III is an inch or two shorter in length overall because of the elimination of the 2 extra frets?  I was looking at Larrivee's website and checking the dimensions of the different body styles.  Its surprising how much the overall length of the different guitars varies (i.e. OM, D, L, etc).

Jordan.
Yes, the LS-03III will be a little shorter.  I remember when I got the SD-50 how it was shorter than what I expected, because I wasn't used to a 12-fret guitar.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: dazdarren on March 09, 2009, 01:20:50 AM
I was almost thinking the site wasn't working today...no one has posted yet regarding the FG III

So here's a question for those who will soon be receiving their FG III.  When you first pick up that guitar and play that first note or chord...what will you play?

That thought has crossed my mind a few times.  When I first pick it up I'm going to feel and smell the wood (something about the smell of an acoustic guitar is refreshing to me).  What will I play that first time I pick it up.  I really don't know...I'll just feel something and see what comes out.  Looking forward to seeing what comes out of that first musical experience.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 09, 2009, 01:23:11 AM
I was almost thinking the site wasn't working today...no one has posted yet regarding the FG III

So here's a question for those who will soon be receiving their FG III.  When you first pick up that guitar and play that first note or chord...what will you play?

That thought has crossed my mind a few times.  When I first pick it up I'm going to feel and smell the wood (something about the smell of an acoustic guitar is refreshing to me).  What will I play that first time I pick it up.  I really don't know...I'll just feel something and see what comes out.  Looking forward to seeing what comes out of that first musical experience.
  "For my Lady"


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on March 09, 2009, 01:46:31 AM
Hey,

Thanks for your note.  Its definitely too quiet tonight.  I think everyone is mixed up with the time zone change.

As far as a first song goes...I think I'm going to play John Denver's "This Old Guitar".  I'm going to change a few words for the occasion and I hope that John (who is watching over us all) doesn't get too bothered.  Somehow I think he would appreciate this magical moment.  Here is what I'm going to play:

"This new guitar will teach me to sing a love song
it will show me how to laugh and how to cry.
It will introduce me to some friends of mine
and will brighten up some days
it will help me make it thru some lonely nights. Oh
What a friend to have on a cold and lonely night

This new guitar will give me my lovely lady
it will open up her eyes and ears to me
it will bring us close together
and it may break her heart
it will open up the space for us to be
What a lovely place and a lovely space to be.

This new guitar will give me my life my living
all the things you know I love to do
to serenade the stars that shine
from a sunny mountainside
and most of all to sing my songs for you
I love to sing my songs for you.
Yes I do, you know
I love to sing my songs for you"

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on March 09, 2009, 02:32:45 AM
I was almost thinking the site wasn't working today...no one has posted yet regarding the FG III

So here's a question for those who will soon be receiving their FG III.  When you first pick up that guitar and play that first note or chord...what will you play?

That thought has crossed my mind a few times.  When I first pick it up I'm going to feel and smell the wood (something about the smell of an acoustic guitar is refreshing to me).  What will I play that first time I pick it up.  I really don't know...I'll just feel something and see what comes out.  Looking forward to seeing what comes out of that first musical experience.

I'm going to pull an E chord in the first position and let all of those open strings resonate. After wiping the drool away I fully intend to noodle with some impromptu blues riffs up and down the neck.

As soon as I'm done I'm going to give that Italian Spruce top a first rate inspection.  :wink:

Eventually, I will get around to taking some photos and contributing to the thread someone will undoubtedly create in the Pictures section of this forum.

Finally, the folks at Larrivee are going to get a thank you via Facebook!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 09, 2009, 03:35:09 AM
  Here is the first song I'll play on my F-III and that may be in Vancouver if John Jr. surprises us. But whenever I get it this will be the first one. It was written by Ray Thomas back in the 60's I believe and recorded b the Moody Blues with Ray singing it.
     He changed a line himself in the song later on so I'll change it also here (just in case you know this one) I believe it is dbirchett(not sure on that) who recorded a cover of this himself and did a very good job of it. Mine will not be as good as his or Ray Thomas' but I do sing it with feelings that are very genuine for my wife and I use my own fingerstyle method of playing it. I think the LS-03 IS/Mh will be perfect for my style of play and this song.

                                                 FOR MY LADY

                                          My boat sails stormy seas,
                                          Battles oceans filled with tears.
                                          At last my port's in view
                                          Now that I've discovered you.

                                          Oh, I'd give my life so lightly
                                          For my gentle lady.
                                          Give it freely, and completely
                                          To my lady.

                                          As life goes drifting by,
                                          Like a breeze she'll gently sigh.
                                          And slowly bow her head,
                                          Then you'll hear her softly cry.

                                          Oh, I'd give my life so lightly...

                                          Words that you say when we're alone,
                                          But actions speak louder than words.
                                          But all I can say is, "I love you so."
                                          Try an end all my hurt.

                                          Oh, I'd give my life so lightly...

                                          Set sail before the sun,
                                          Feel the warmth that's just begun.
                                          Share each and every dream,
                                          They belong to every one.

                                         
                                          Oh, I'd give my life so lightly
                                          For my gentle lady.
                                          Give it freely, and completely
                                          To my lady.                                             

btw I plan on playing this in Vancouver at our Jam, if the group allows me to.   :guitar               Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Vancouver Southpaw on March 09, 2009, 04:11:12 AM
              btw I plan on playing this in Vancouver at our Jam, if the group allows me to.   :guitar               Danny


I'll have a box of tissue handy.  :crying:

It's my duty as host, if the group allows me to.

Mike


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 09, 2009, 04:17:52 AM

I'll have a box of tissue handy.  :crying:

It's my duty as host, if the group allows me to.

Mike
                    Or maybe earplugs! :winkin:
 


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on March 09, 2009, 04:23:13 AM
"Crazy Love" Van Morrison


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: prof_stack on March 09, 2009, 04:37:32 AM
First thing I'll do is make sure the tuners are turned the exact same way to ensure it is in tune.   :wacko:

Okay, the Intellitouch tuner will get to do its magic and then I will play the basic G chord with a Larrivee flatpick (got 2 of 'em) or maybe the new Larrivee FIII flatpick!  Then do some crosspicking on a simple country tune.

Starting to rev up the excitement in anticipation.

I intend, though, for the LS-03R to be my fingerpicking guitar and the D-18GE and '40 parlor to be the flatpicking choices.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on March 09, 2009, 03:24:27 PM
OK......... assuming my F III is ready to play... (that might be an incorrrect assumption)

First I will inspect her from top to bottom / front to back and put it right up to my face to smell the wood.
Second I will tune her up lovingly and strum a few open chords and play a few single notes with bare fingers to see how she sings.
Third, I'll launch into "Frankie Comes To Town" , naturally   :bgrin:

(The little guy spent Sat. night with us and he immediately went to my guitar stand and started bobbing his head up and down and dancing while playing a kazoo)  At 1 year old he's already more musicial than me)

I'd like to play that song at the jam too, if nobody objects.  In fact I'd love some accompaniment.

Danny, I look forward to your song;   pass the tissues.
Jaqadis, I lool forward to your song as well.   This should be a great and happy time for us all.





Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Yoyodyne on March 09, 2009, 04:28:07 PM
First tune will be George Harrison's "Just for Today" because I want my IS/Hog to start its playing life on a peaceful, positive note!  :thumb I've suffered for my art, soon it will be my Forum III's turn.  :arrow


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 09, 2009, 04:34:04 PM
First tune will be George Harrison's "Just for Today" because I want my IS/Hog to start its playing life on a peaceful, positive note!  :thumb I've suffered for my art, soon it will be my Forum III's turn.  :arrow
  I'd like to hear that Kent, can you record it?
                                               Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Yoyodyne on March 09, 2009, 04:45:04 PM
Oh, I am waaay too incompetent/shy/incompetent for that!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 09, 2009, 04:50:43 PM
Oh, I am waaay too incompetent/shy/incompetent for that!
   If I can do it you can do it.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Alpione on March 09, 2009, 05:36:50 PM
My first song will likely be "Genesis" by Jorma Kaukonen.  Even the title fits nicely for a new guitar (or a new "anything.)  I usually play it in "B" with a capo, though, so maybe I'll have to play it in "A" this time around.  It would feel weird to throw a capo on for the first tune. 

But I think I'll record it and share if I get a few minutes.  We definitely need to get samples from all of the different wood combos, cutaway/non-cutaway, etc.  Woohoo!

Adam


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Vancouver Southpaw on March 09, 2009, 07:36:58 PM
Wow - just as I expected, a very eclectic mix of "first tunes."

Mine will probably be something I'm working on in the present, like Leonard Cohen's "The Partisan," or the standards "Blue Moon" and "What a Wonderful World." But I might have to dig back into my established repertoire for something like "When The Springtime Comes Again" by John Fahey so the guitar doesn't have to listen to me singing for at least the first five minutes of its working life.

Mike


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tadol on March 10, 2009, 04:15:39 AM
So, uh - no one else for innagadadavida?

Stairway to Heaven?

guess I better go practice something -

Tad


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 10, 2009, 04:25:01 AM
  I'll go along with "In a garden of Life" But I pay good $ to not hear "Stairway to heaven"

           Maybe something Like "Tumblin' tumble weeds"


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Trinity Guitars on March 10, 2009, 12:48:51 PM
So, uh - no one else for innagadadavida?

Stairway to Heaven?

guess I better go practice something -

Tad
   NOOOOOOOOOOO.   :arrow  "Stairway to heaven"!    That is on the top ten list of songs that we guitar store guys hear all the time. Mostly played bad and wrong. ( just the way I play them ) Two more are "Blackbird "and "Dust in the Wind". I can play parts of all of them and sometimes when I am playing find myself stuck in them and cannot escape. Wait that might be when I am having a bad dream I am not sure.  :humour:
  OK I am going to pot together a montage of all three for the jam. We can all join in. really I am gona do it.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on March 10, 2009, 01:51:25 PM
   NOOOOOOOOOOO.   :arrow  "Stairway to heaven"!    That is on the top ten list of songs that we guitar store guys hear all the time. Mostly played bad and wrong. ( just the way I play them ) Two more are "Blackbird "and "Dust in the Wind".

I wonder what the "Three most hated songs by acoustic guitar shop owners" will be will be in the year 2030...
Stairway to Heaven might still be in the list, but I think other two will drop out... Any guesses?

Tad beat me to the punch in the race of sarcasm, I was going to say I would run my FIII through a fuzz pedal and amp and play Metallica's "Enter Sandman".


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on March 10, 2009, 04:05:32 PM
Tuffy- I heard that if you sleep with it held tightly to your body like a lover, that will make it sound better & bond with you even more ! :bgrin:
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 10, 2009, 04:37:36 PM
   NOOOOOOOOOOO.   :arrow  "Stairway to heaven"!    That is on the top ten list of songs that we guitar store guys hear all the time. Mostly played bad and wrong. ( just the way I play them ) Two more are "Blackbird "and "Dust in the Wind". I can play parts of all of them and sometimes when I am playing find myself stuck in them and cannot escape. Wait that might be when I am having a bad dream I am not sure.  :humour:
  OK I am going to pot together a montage of all three for the jam. We can all join in. really I am gona do it.
                    I can see you stuck in "Hotel California" :whistling:

I wonder what the "Three most hated songs by acoustic guitar shop owners" will be will be in the year 2030...
Stairway to Heaven might still be in the list, but I think other two will drop out... Any guesses?

Tad beat me to the punch in the race of sarcasm, I was going to say I would run my FIII through a fuzz pedal and amp and play Metallica's "Enter Sandman".
                         Iron Man...Smoke on the water...Stairway to hell


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on March 10, 2009, 04:42:00 PM
Walk Unafraid by REM if I can figure out how to play it by then!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on March 10, 2009, 04:43:23 PM
Tuffy- I heard that if you sleep with it held tightly to your body like a lover, that will make it sound better & bond with you even more ! :bgrin:
Jeff   :guitar



Yes, but as it says in the bible (I'm paraphrasing here)
  "What gaineth a man to falleth in love with his guitar and loseth his wife"


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on March 10, 2009, 05:53:12 PM
Tuffy- I heard that if you sleep with it held tightly to your body like a lover, that will make it sound better & bond with you even more ! :bgrin:
Jeff   :guitar

That's some serious string snag.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: bluesman67 on March 10, 2009, 09:12:05 PM
I knew a bunch of loony's hung out here.
 :wacko:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on March 10, 2009, 09:18:06 PM
Tuffy- I heard that if you sleep with it held tightly to your body like a lover, that will make it sound better & bond with you even more ! :bgrin:
Jeff  :guitar

See? That's where I've messed up. I always stop after stimulating interaction, soothing rub down, and tucking into the case.  :guitar
But I find that fulfilling and as a bonus, something I can talk to kids about.  :humour:

Norman


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Daysailer on March 11, 2009, 12:33:11 AM
First song.....????

I dont know much classical stuff, but I have a real pretty fingerstyle version of 'Ode to Joy' in my fingers.  I'll probably play that real slow and let the guitar ring and sustain through each phrase.  Followed by another, 'Fur Elise'.   Then...  kick it up notch with 'Unchained Melody' .  When those are done,  I'll know if my F-III will be adopted or just a foster guitar in my fleet.

I may have to learn and sing 'For My Lady' (previously mentioned here) for my lady.  Small thanks but that song does have very nice and heartfelt lyrics, that she would really like...  (boat and sailing stuff in the song have no bearing on this choice ):rolleye:

ds :beer


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tadol on March 11, 2009, 02:53:00 AM
Now you got me afraid to play anything - Can I help it if I learned to play by watching beginners hanging out in guitar shops?

Excuse me while I go hit a few fingers with my framing hammer so I have a good excuse -

Tad


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on March 11, 2009, 04:44:18 PM
NEW PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK!!!  Looks awesome!!  The all hog guitars look incredible.  Who has 108490??  Beautiful guitar!!!

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: GeeNorm on March 11, 2009, 05:05:36 PM
No new pics of mine but I am seeing plenty to make me happy, and expectant!

I believe that hog top belongs to: #14 S/N 108490 BlastersFan55 LS03MTHB and as you say, it is beautiful!

Norman


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Stephen Basil on March 11, 2009, 09:04:45 PM
Looks like they are on the verge of getting shipped out.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on March 11, 2009, 11:01:46 PM
Check out Facebook - 3 new pictures.  signed labels arriving by fedex - brilliant!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on March 11, 2009, 11:39:44 PM
Check out Facebook - 3 new pictures.  signed labels arriving by fedex - brilliant!



HEY !   I think I saw my label ! :roll   

Seriously, folks.  It can't be long now.  I have to think that the application of the labels is one of the very last stages before the thing gets strung up.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on March 11, 2009, 11:43:38 PM
Seriously, folks.  It can't be long now.  I have to think that the application of the labels is one of the very last stages before the thing gets strung up.

Logically yes, but I still have childhood memories of putting the wheels on lego cars way before the instructions told me to. :humour:

It certainly looks like they are nearly complete.  They look incredible now.  The proportions look great now the bridges are on too.  They are certainly exceeding my expections in the looks department.  I just cannot wait to hear it now!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on March 12, 2009, 12:43:58 AM
SWEET!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on March 12, 2009, 02:23:06 AM


HEY !   I think I saw my label ! :roll   

Seriously, folks.  It can't be long now.  I have to think that the application of the labels is one of the very last stages before the thing gets strung up.

The text from one of the photos on Facebook explains what is left to be done.  We are getting very close now:

"These are all Forum III guitars waiting for signature cards to come from Jean. They will arrive today. Once the cards are installed they will get assembled. That includes machine heads, saddle, pick guards, pick-ups(not in this case), set up and strung up. And anything else that is added on."

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on March 12, 2009, 02:40:14 AM
I thought pickguards were going in the cases...


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on March 12, 2009, 02:45:47 AM
I've copied over the pictures from Facebook to the Forum Pictures section.

yep, shouldn't be putting pickguards on... (a clear on mine would be OK)...


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on March 12, 2009, 03:17:56 AM
I'll have you all know that my decision to refrain from looking at any more photos about a week ago is truly testing my patience.  But I'm steadfast in my quest for the ultimate surprise.  I appreciate no photos in this thread (keeping them in the photos thread).  Your descriptions have my curiosity at an all time high.

Honestly, I didn't think I'd make it this long without caving in...but now I'm in for the long haul.

Won't you join me? Anyone?

Oh wait, a bunch of you are going to see them FIRST-HAND in just a few days..."Lucky..."


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 12, 2009, 05:33:52 AM
I'll have you all know that my decision to refrain from looking at any more photos about a week ago is truly testing my patience.  But I'm steadfast in my quest for the ultimate surprise.  I appreciate no photos in this thread (keeping them in the photos thread).  Your descriptions have my curiosity at an all time high.

Honestly, I didn't think I'd make it this long without caving in...but now I'm in for the long haul.

Won't you join me? Anyone?

Oh wait, a bunch of you are going to see them FIRST-HAND in just a few days..."Lucky..."
                I'm already in Shoreline Wa, and tomorrow I'll be in Vancity and linking up with dermot.Plane ride was fine, staying with friends here and visited others also ( we surprised them) So I think the next six days will be as good as this one. With a F-III coming home to Texas.
Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: photomat on March 12, 2009, 05:40:55 AM
                I'm already in Shoreline Wa, and tomorrow I'll be in Vancity and linking up with dermot.Plane ride was fine, staying with friends here and visited others also ( we surprised them) So I think the next six days will be as good as this one. With a F-III coming home to Texas.
Danny

Welcome to the neighborhood.  Do you need to borrow a guitar? (CA Cargo)  You are just Around the corner!  I sent you a PM with my cell#


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 12, 2009, 05:56:37 AM
Welcome to the neighborhood.  Do you need to borrow a guitar? (CA Cargo)  You are just Around the corner!  I sent you a PM with my cell#
  Dermot is lending me a git, but thank you very much. I PM'd you back also.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on March 12, 2009, 05:27:07 PM
A quote from John Larrivee on facebook.

"Mar-12
We are almost to the point which everyone has been waiting for. Anticipation is growing day by day, some being a little more patient than others. But who can help feeling like a little boy or girl two weeks before christmas. Knowing soon Mr. FedEx or UPS will be knocking on your door (not the chimney) with your brand new, very unique, Forum III guitars.
It's been a very exciting journey for all uf us involved and not so involved. The comments posted here have all been very possitive and a pleasure to read. We look forward to hearing more once you have had the opportunity to play your guitars and share your feedback.
All but a few restarts are completed and are waiting to be assembled. Ed knows not to put on any pickguards and each label will be hand numbered.
The ship date will be Monday, March 30th. This allows us two weeks to assemble the guitars and have any restart completed.
I will be adding more pictures to Facebook during this time, trying to get as many different serial numbers as possible to make it fare for everyone.

*My family is grateful to you all for your support and allowing us to do what we do best... make fine guitars."


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on March 12, 2009, 05:56:55 PM
That's a very nice statement form John.    It would seem that we should not expect to pick up our guitars at the tour next Monday from what read.    If they are scheduled for shipment on the 30th we are going to be there a couple of weeks too soon.   I guess we could at least see them in the last phase anyhow.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Trinity Guitars on March 12, 2009, 06:03:06 PM
A quote from John Larrivee on facebook.

"Mar-12
We are almost to the point which everyone has been waiting for. Anticipation is growing day by day, some being a little more patient than others. But who can help feeling like a little boy or girl two weeks before christmas. Knowing soon Mr. FedEx or UPS will be knocking on your door (not the chimney) with your brand new, very unique, Forum III guitars.
It's been a very exciting journey for all uf us involved and not so involved. The comments posted here have all been very possitive and a pleasure to read. We look forward to hearing more once you have had the opportunity to play your guitars and share your feedback.
All but a few restarts are completed and are waiting to be assembled. Ed knows not to put on any pickguards and each label will be hand numbered.
The ship date will be Monday, March 30th. This allows us two weeks to assemble the guitars and have any restart completed.
I will be adding more pictures to Facebook during this time, trying to get as many different serial numbers as possible to make it fare for everyone.

*My family is grateful to you all for your support and allowing us to do what we do best... make fine guitars."

    Oh Boy I better get rested up. I have a lot of set up work to do!!!!!  Don't keep me up to late in BC :cop:
Jim Holler


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: naboz on March 12, 2009, 08:20:51 PM
Okay...I went to that porn shop you call the FIII photo section; all of that naked wood, oh my!  They look so good.   :thumbsup  Guitars are just such uniquely beautiful pieces of art that affect all of the senses.  A good day is coming soon for many of you.
...and now I have NON-buyer's remorse!!   :nice guitar:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: vates on March 12, 2009, 09:39:18 PM
That includes machine heads...

Does anybody know what machineheads will be used on our FIIIs?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: dazdarren on March 13, 2009, 01:51:44 AM
"The ship date will be Monday, March 30th."

I presume that the ship date to direct order people in Canada will be on the 30th with the US shipment sent to Trinity on that same day so he can do the setups, bone saddles and strap pins?  Would that take 2-3 weeks? Dont mean to sound like a little kid saying "are we there yet" just starting to get itchy fingers as the anticipation builds and wondering when those of us in the US will get our new gits.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on March 13, 2009, 02:01:31 AM
Wow...I knew there was a benefit to being Canadian other than high taxes, cold weather and Poutine...

The guitars will ship on the 30th and the happy Canucks will be playing tunes on their Forum III guitars on...April Fools day...if all goes according to plan

 :nice guitar: :nice guitar: :nice guitar: :nice guitar: :nice guitar:

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 13, 2009, 02:03:02 AM
   Are we there yet :?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on March 13, 2009, 02:06:50 AM
Before I shut my pie hole for the night I gotta tell everyone....

This is going to be the longest two weeks of my life.... :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 13, 2009, 05:42:51 AM
   Are we there yet :?
    It's the longest few days for me


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on March 13, 2009, 11:29:13 AM
Before I shut my pie hole for the night I gotta tell everyone....

This is going to be the longest two weeks of my life.... :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

Jordan.

Come on Jordan,

You need to do something crazy like order a Rickenbacker. This is month 6 for me. Two weeks is a breeze! :roll


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: iDavid on March 13, 2009, 02:38:02 PM
Does anybody know what machineheads will be used on our FIIIs?

Last I heard they would have schaller tuners


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on March 13, 2009, 02:49:02 PM
Last I heard they would have schaller tuners


iDavid
Did you read that here ?  I don't remember hearing about the Schaller tuners on this guitar.  I do remember hearing that they were going to be converting to those at some future time though.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on March 13, 2009, 03:02:36 PM

iDavid
Did you read that here ?  I don't remember hearing about the Schaller tuners on this guitar.  I do remember hearing that they were going to be converting to those at some future time though.

There was a post that said Larrivee were now using Schallers on all new guitars, I can't find it now though.  Someone had been emailed the comment direct from larrivee if I recall correctly.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on March 13, 2009, 03:17:03 PM
I would not count on Schaller tuners, if the Forum guitars have them then that is a plus.  I wouldn't set myself up for disappointment though.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on March 13, 2009, 03:59:41 PM
I would not count on Schaller tuners, if the Forum guitars have them then that is a plus.  I wouldn't set myself up for disappointment though.


We should know soon. I expect we'll see pictures of guitars having tuners installed soon. Maybe today, certainly by Monday.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on March 13, 2009, 04:48:52 PM
We should know soon. I expect we'll see pictures of guitars having tuners installed soon. Maybe today, certainly by Monday.

By Monday we will have inside connections.  :wink:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 14, 2009, 03:37:57 AM
By Monday we will have inside connections.  :wink:
               I went to the factory today, met John Jr. saw my git and Tuffy's. I am not saying much more, but I will say I REALLY like my guitar (and Tuffy's) Edwin offered to give my wife and I a tour but I said that I didn't want to be in the way and just wanted to see my guitar. It is sooooooooooo nice.
                I saw many other things but I won't say anymore because it is not my place to say them. These are very nice guitars.
                           Something inside me just unwound when I held that little git and I felt at ease.
Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: dazdarren on March 14, 2009, 03:42:45 AM
               I went to the factory today, met John Jr. saw my git and Tuffy's. I am not saying much more, but I will say I REALLY like my guitar (and Tuffy's) Edwin offered to give my wife and I a tour but I said that I didn't want to be in the way and just wanted to see my guitar. It is sooooooooooo nice.
                I saw many other things but I won't say anymore because it is not my place to say them. These are very nice guitars.
                           Something inside me just unwound when I held that little git and I felt at ease.
Danny

Those of us who cant be in Vancouver Monday wouldnt mind a "spoiler" story.  Please, please..throw us a crumb.  How did it smell, how did it feel, was it assembled yet?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 14, 2009, 03:53:07 AM
Those of us who cant be in Vancouver Monday wouldnt mind a "spoiler" story.  Please, please..throw us a crumb.  How did it smell, how did it feel, was it assembled yet?
  It smelled, felt and looked liked the sweetest little git I have ever owned. Which Edwin pointed out to me ie. that it was mine.
   (The tuners will be pings, I asked about that)
Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on March 14, 2009, 03:55:35 AM
Danny, did you see the cases??

If you did is it arch topped?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 14, 2009, 03:59:58 AM
Danny, did you see the cases??

If you did is it arch topped?
  These questions are why I only asked to see "my guitar." It's not my place to say any more than what I have said. Monday will bring pictures and commentary from a lot of forum members. I don't know is my answer Jeff. And actually I would excpect it to be an 03 style case myself.
                             But, I don't know
Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on March 14, 2009, 04:19:20 AM
Can't wait till monday!! please take lots of pictures!!! :)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 14, 2009, 04:24:30 AM
We will...promise


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on March 14, 2009, 04:53:26 AM
thank you!!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on March 14, 2009, 05:29:41 AM
               I went to the factory today, met John Jr. saw my git and Tuffy's. I am not saying much more, but I will say I REALLY like my guitar (and Tuffy's) Edwin offered to give my wife and I a tour but I said that I didn't want to be in the way and just wanted to see my guitar. It is sooooooooooo nice.
                I saw many other things but I won't say anymore because it is not my place to say them. These are very nice guitars.
                           Something inside me just unwound when I held that little git and I felt at ease.
Danny

Danny
I sure wish I'd been able to leave a little earlier this week and be there with you when you saw the forum IIIs for the first time.  I bet that white Italian Spruce is more amazing in person that it is in the pictures.    OK..    Now you've got to give it to me straight...    I've got 3 questions...
Did they appear to be using a pretty good grade of mahogany similar to the higher end models ?
How does the 3 dot 12th fret marker look now that they are all assembled ? 
Without divulging any secrets....   is there any chance at all that I'll be able to play mine on Monday ?
just give me a wink or a nod...   :wink:

Wish I was there eating fish and chips and admiring the guitars instead of sitting here nursing a sore mouth and counting the hours down.   I guess I'll just sit here and play the ol'  000-50 and dream.

Danny, enjoy the rest of your trip.   I'll see you at the airport on Sunday.
 


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: L-fan on March 14, 2009, 11:41:40 AM
Thanks for the sneak peak Danny.  Now I really am looking forward to your "full report" next week!    :cheers


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: vates on March 14, 2009, 01:20:43 PM
  The tuners will be pings, I asked about that

thanks!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on March 14, 2009, 02:08:49 PM
A quote from John Larrivee on facebook.

"Mar-12
We are almost to the point which everyone has been waiting for...<snip>.....Ed knows not to put on any pickguards and each label will be hand numbered.


That's good that they won't attach the guards. It will be easier to buff the finish...and then I can choose which guard I like better....the stock Larrivee or the spare Greven Tortis I have stashed away in a drawer...


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 14, 2009, 03:13:08 PM
Danny
I sure wish I'd been able to leave a little earlier this week and be there with you when you saw the forum IIIs for the first time.  I bet that white Italian Spruce is more amazing in person that it is in the pictures.    OK..    Now you've got to give it to me straight...    I've got 3 questions...
Did they appear to be using a pretty good grade of mahogany similar to the higher end models ?
How does the 3 dot 12th fret marker look now that they are all assembled ? 
Without divulging any secrets....   is there any chance at all that I'll be able to play mine on Monday ?
just give me a wink or a nod...   :wink:

Wish I was there eating fish and chips and admiring the guitars instead of sitting here nursing a sore mouth and counting the hours down.   I guess I'll just sit here and play the ol'  000-50 and dream.

Danny, enjoy the rest of your trip.   I'll see you at the airport on Sunday.
 
        Lynn, even Edwin commented on the look of tour git. But I can say you will be extremely happy, it will compliment your 000-50 MT perfectly. The 3 dots are subtle and very nice.

That's good that they won't attach the guards. It will be easier to buff the finish...and then I can choose which guard I like better....the stock Larrivee or the spare Greven Tortis I have stashed away in a drawer...
  They actually never stated that they would attach any guards. Jim will do that if it was requested of him and they will be in the case otherwise.
That's good that they won't attach the guards. It will be easier to buff the finish...and then I can choose which guard I like better....the stock Larrivee or the spare Greven Tortis I have stashed away in a drawer...
            I have seen some nice Greven Pg's but I want the clear one myself.
Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on March 14, 2009, 04:26:54 PM
Hey Danny,

Great posts and keep the updates coming.  Some of us really wanted to be with you folks in Vancouver but the demands of everyday life didn't allow it this time around.

So nobody asked you the big question....

Was your guitar strung (or any of the others) and did you manage to play one of the Forum III gits?

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 14, 2009, 04:42:58 PM
Hey Danny,

Great posts and keep the updates coming.  Some of us really wanted to be with you folks in Vancouver but the demands of everyday life didn't allow it this time around.

So nobody asked you the big question....

Was your guitar strung (or any of the others) and did you manage to play one of the Forum III gits?

Jordan.
No


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on March 14, 2009, 08:41:19 PM
Well...

In an effort to ease the pain associated with waiting the last two weeks for my Forum III guitar...I broke down and dragged my bike out of winter storage.  The temp hit 40F+ in Toronto today and I needed a distraction.  Froze my boys off but it was worth the effort and...it provided a necessary distraction from this forum until Danny, Ricky, Tuffy and the gang can post some picts on Monday from the Mothership in Vancouver.

I've posted a pict in case anyone else likes to ride.  I think Randy has a bike....

Jordan.

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Title: Is it too late to send a pickup in for installation on the Forum III?
Post by: Bltprf502 on March 14, 2009, 08:43:42 PM
Danny, did you see the cases??

If you did is it arch topped?

If they are using Ping tuners then I bet the 03 case will be what they use.  Works for me.  Although I wish they were using Schallers....

Also, does anyone know if I send a pickup system at this point will they install it for me while they are setting up the guitar???


Title: Re: Is it too late to send a pickup in for installation on the Forum III?
Post by: tuffythepug on March 14, 2009, 08:50:52 PM
If they are using Ping tuners then I bet the 03 case will be what they use.  Works for me.  Although I wish they were using Schallers....

Also, does anyone know if I send a pickup system at this point will they install it for me while they are setting up the guitar???

If they can't do it at the factory then Jim can do it at his shop prior to shipping:  unless you are one of the ones who are getting drop-shipped directly to you from the factory.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: prof_stack on March 14, 2009, 09:20:48 PM
Well...  In an effort to ease the pain associated with waiting the last two weeks for my Forum III guitar...I broke down and dragged my bike out of winter storage.  The temp hit 40F+ in Toronto today and I needed a distraction.  Froze my boys off but it was worth the effort and...it provided a necessary distraction from this forum until Danny, Ricky, Tuffy and the gang can post some picts on Monday from the Mothership in Vancouver.

I've posted a pict in case anyone else likes to ride.  I think Randy has a bike....    Jordan.
Nice looking Harley!  Or is it a Suzuki?  Doubt if its a Honda.  Could it be a Yamastar?  Wonder if its a Kawa Vulcan.  Sorry if I didn't pin it down, it looks like a very comfortable ride.  Do you have heated handgrips?  I sure could use them right now on my Guzzi. 

Oh, the forum guitar:  I'll admit here and now that my enthusiasm for the III has waned.  Perhaps seeing it in person will make things right.  My '40 parlor "toy" guitar has my heart right now. 

But buying FIII will help the economy, right?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on March 14, 2009, 09:37:27 PM
Nice looking Harley!  Or is it a Suzuki?  Doubt if its a Honda.  Could it be a Yamastar?  Wonder if its a Kawa Vulcan.  Sorry if I didn't pin it down, it looks like a very comfortable ride.  Do you have heated handgrips?  I sure could use them right now on my Guzzi. 

Its a 2007 Yamaha Roadstar Midnight Silverado and its a beast.  Engine displacement is 1700cc (102 cubic inches) and it goes like stink.  There seems to be a relationship between guitar players and motorcycle riders.  I often wonder if its a leftover from the days when there was a relationship between playing the guitar and riding a horse across the wilderness.  Maybe guitars and motorcycles both bring out that natural tendency we all have for freedom and the open road.  There is no heating on my bike.  A good looking girl on the back helps some.... :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 15, 2009, 12:17:54 AM
Its a 2007 Yamaha Roadstar Midnight Silverado and its a beast.  Engine displacement is 1700cc (102 cubic inches) and it goes like stink.  There seems to be a relationship between guitar players and motorcycle riders.  I often wonder if its a leftover from the days when there was a relationship between playing the guitar and riding a horse across the wilderness.  Maybe guitars and motorcycles both bring out that natural tendency we all have for freedom and the open road.  There is no heating on my bike.  A good looking girl on the back helps some.... :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:

Jordan.
  That horse/git deal is it for me. (That's how you get the girl)
Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 15, 2009, 02:01:51 AM
  OK, just to let y'all know , I tried to get a few pics out of my phone to show you my F-III, but the Vancity phone system is not jiving with AT&T and won't send them to my e-mail address. Sorry.
 
        Even though I am here, I agree that the wait has worn me down a bit also. A nice touring bike would be very interesting this spring. Say a BMW R100RT like I used to own.
            Oh well, time to practice on d's Webber :guitar
Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Yoyodyne on March 15, 2009, 02:59:10 AM
I would love to partner my Forum III git with a brand new Triumph Street Triple R, but I think that would be pushing my matrimonial luck...  :nana_guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on March 15, 2009, 03:05:20 AM
I would love to partner my Forum III git with a brand new Triumph Street Triple R, but I think that would be pushing my matrimonial luck...  :nana_guitar

Listen my friend...

There is only one way to survive marriage and have nice gits and a motorcycle.  You need to "Embrace the Doghouse!".  Once you are at one with the Doghouse...Life is Good!

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on March 15, 2009, 03:08:37 AM
The Guzzi guys have me thinking about a Guzzi, which I've come close to riding a few times, but never have bought one. It just so happens there is a new MGuzzi dealer here in town. One of the 1100cc MG California Vintage bikes looks just my style....

doghouse? my house is a doghouse already.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on March 15, 2009, 03:15:09 AM
For those not familiar with the term "Doghouse"...

Translation:  The place where you sleep (sofa, basement, car, doghouse) after you buy a new guitar/motorcycle/car/boat without consulting with your wife prior to the purchase and then surprising her by bringing it home unannounced.  Many guys are afraid of being "in the doghouse" if they buy a new guitar.  I've embraced the doghouse.  I don't fear the doghouse.  The sofa is kinda okay when balanced against the fact that I'm getting the new Forum III guitar in 2 weeks...

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: prof_stack on March 15, 2009, 04:12:00 AM
The Guzzi guys have me thinking about a Guzzi, which I've come close to riding a few times, but never have bought one. It just so happens there is a new MGuzzi dealer here in town. One of the 1100cc MG California Vintage bikes looks just my style....

You mean, a CalVin like this one?  Nice ride, 550#, and about as cool as one can get a "proper" v-twin:

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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on March 15, 2009, 01:52:28 PM
You mean, a CalVin like this one?  Nice ride, 550#, and about as cool as one can get a "proper" v-twin:

Yep. They do look look fun to ride.

To keep this on topic... to ride to a jam with my Forum III strapped to my back soon...   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on March 15, 2009, 08:43:12 PM
Can I ask everyone a question

I've never purchased a brand new guitar and especially one that has just been manufactured and finished a couple of weeks earlier.  Are there any special precautions that I have to take with my new Forum III guitar in the first weeks/months that are unique to a newly made guitar?  In other words, does the finish still have to harden or does the wood still have to settle in, etc?  I guess it goes without saying that you don't want to expose a new guitar to big temperature/humidity changes but I was wondering if you have to be more careful in the beginning.    As a rule of thumb, I never leave a guitar in the car, near a heater, exposed to sunlight, etc. 

Thoughts?

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on March 15, 2009, 11:29:30 PM
Danny- don't mean to be a hemorrhoid, but could you please check on that clear right guard for me ? I'm sure you won't anyway, & between you, Norman, & Ricky I'm hoping for the best. Just let them know that I'll give up the leftys in a swap. Any one out there not using their right-handed clear pickguard? I play upside-down & need a righty guard 'cause i strum up alot. I'll wait & see how the boys in 'Couver make out.
Danny, thanks again & have fun! Sounds like you already are. If you saw mine, can you email me with an appropriate comment?
Jeff


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on March 15, 2009, 11:36:35 PM
Jordan- I ordered my OM-05 right before the price increase on Aug.1, got it about 3 weeks later. It had been finished recently & was gorgeous. I was almost afraid to play it! It is a glossy model, which I would assume takes more time to open up since the wood isn't sealed as much. Didn't do anything special, just played it. My '93 L-10 Custom came right to the shop when it was done & the same thing. I don't thing any special care need be given, just the normal TLC you'd show your baby. I defer to Jeremy for the final word on this!
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on March 16, 2009, 12:10:41 AM
Danny- I left out a word. I meant to say that I was sure you wouldn't FORGET. I read my post after & realized my mistake. Sorry.
Thanks again.
Jeff


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 16, 2009, 06:10:04 AM
Danny- I left out a word. I meant to say that I was sure you wouldn't FORGET. I read my post after & realized my mistake. Sorry.
Thanks again.
Jeff
  I knew what you meant, I've got a plate full of "duties", but I will really try.
Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on March 16, 2009, 06:27:15 AM
Danny- don't mean to be a hemorrhoid, but could you please check on that clear right guard for me ? I'm sure you won't anyway, & between you, Norman, & Ricky I'm hoping for the best. Just let them know that I'll give up the leftys in a swap. Any one out there not using their right-handed clear pickguard? I play upside-down & need a righty guard 'cause i strum up alot. I'll wait & see how the boys in 'Couver make out.
Danny, thanks again & have fun! Sounds like you already are. If you saw mine, can you email me with an appropriate comment?
Jeff

Sorry Jeff... I have not followed through on inquiring about this.  The latest limited edition Larrivees from Twelfth Fret comes with the clear pickguard. It appears that the Oxnard, CA Factory has access to the clears. During the discussion leading up to the Forum III, I distinctly remember the clear pickguards are not available. I hope we get the real lowdown on this tomorrow during the actual tour.

I can't believe we're all here in the same place!

ricky


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 16, 2009, 01:28:07 PM
Sorry Jeff... I have not followed through on inquiring about this.  The latest limited edition Larrivees from Twelfth Fret comes with the clear pickguard. It appears that the Oxnard, CA Factory has access to the clears. During the discussion leading up to the Forum III, I distinctly remember the clear pickguards are not available. I hope we get the real lowdown on this tomorrow during the actual tour.

I can't believe we're all here in the same place!

ricky
  G'morning ricky, I believe the satin PG is different thant the clear one on gloss models.
Danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on March 16, 2009, 01:32:14 PM
  G'morning ricky, I believe the satin PG is different thant the clear one on gloss models.
Danny

Wow!!! I did not realize that. Learn something new everyday!

Guess you're waitin' for Dermot to swing by and together with Tuffy - you guys do the donut run.  Please put in a good word for #78, you'll never know where #1 and #78 may end up living.  :thumb

G'morning Danny!

ricky


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on March 16, 2009, 01:38:32 PM
Can I ask everyone a question

I've never purchased a brand new guitar and especially one that has just been manufactured and finished a couple of weeks earlier.  Are there any special precautions that I have to take with my new Forum III guitar in the first weeks/months that are unique to a newly made guitar?  In other words, does the finish still have to harden or does the wood still have to settle in, etc?  I guess it goes without saying that you don't want to expose a new guitar to big temperature/humidity changes but I was wondering if you have to be more careful in the beginning.    As a rule of thumb, I never leave a guitar in the car, near a heater, exposed to sunlight, etc. 

Thoughts?

Jordan,

I don't suppose they'll let our guitars leave the Factory if they weren't road worthy. It sounds like you already take good care of your guitars in terms of humidity issues and not leaving them just anywhere. I'll do as you already do.

And this...

Play it long and play it hard. As Jim H puts it "play the snot out of it".

ricky


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on March 16, 2009, 03:21:02 PM
so are you guys getting your guitars today ricky?
I wish I could be in Vancouver right now :crying:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on March 16, 2009, 06:24:02 PM
Ricky,Danny, Stormin' Norman & all, thanks for the inquiries on my part. I won't be in tears if it can't be done, just happy for you'all being part of this Canuck adventure!
Have a great time to all! :thumb
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 17, 2009, 08:26:29 AM
Ricky,Danny, Stormin' Norman & all, thanks for the inquiries on my part. I won't be in tears if it can't be done, just happy for you'all being part of this Canuck adventure!
Have a great time to all! :thumb
Jeff   :guitar

  I think we have about ten extras.....


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 17, 2009, 08:31:18 AM
   YES, I have F-III #1 in my possesion. And if the border crossing goes fine #1 F-III will be at home in Austin, Texas protected by 3 dogs (one part coyote) A 12 gage, a SKS paratrooper etc. and a 6 foot Texan named danny.


                  This is the long and short of it. EVERY thought I had about this git came true.
danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: L-fan on March 17, 2009, 10:18:55 AM
   YES, I have F-III #1 in my possesion. And if the border crossing goes fine #1 F-III will be at home in Austin, Texas protected by 3 dogs (one part coyote) A 12 gage, a SK paratrooper etc. and a 6 foot Texan named danny.


                  This is the long and short of it. EVERY thought I had about this git came true.
danny

Wow.  Now I am really aching to get mine in my hands.  It's real.   :cheers


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on March 17, 2009, 02:44:21 PM
   YES, I have F-III #1 in my possesion. And if the border crossing goes fine #1 F-III will be at home in Austin, Texas protected by 3 dogs (one part coyote) A 12 gage, a SKS paratrooper etc. and a 6 foot Texan named danny.


                  This is the long and short of it. EVERY thought I had about this git came true.
danny

Congratulations Danny,  I'm so happy for you and the others that got their gits.  Looks like you all had a great time in Vancouver, wish I could have made it.  Will be looking forward to pics and recordings of the F-III's.
Strum on  :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on March 17, 2009, 02:48:38 PM
Ricky,Danny, Stormin' Norman & all, thanks for the inquiries on my part. I won't be in tears if it can't be done, just happy for you'all being part of this Canuck adventure!
Have a great time to all! :thumb
Jeff   :guitar


Jeff, Edwin handed a bunch of righty clear pickguards for 03 satin finish guitars before we left the final setup & packaging room. I'm happy to tell you Jim H now has this one covered. He is quite aware of your request & got the goods to deliver.

ricky


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: johnny37 on March 17, 2009, 11:45:09 PM
What a great day.  Not only did I get to take my F-3 home with me, but I got to pick between two identical builds for the one I wanted.  They built a #68 and  #68A.  When Edwin saw I had #68, he told me they built two, and I get to choose which one I want!!!  They were almost identical, but one had beautiful dark rosewood that just yelled out to me.  #68A it is, and I couldn't be happier.  The sound is fantastic, its incredibly comfortable, and the look with the extra herringbone on the spruce top is first rate.  Not only did Edwin set up my new F-3, he also did a little maintenance tweak on my old C-19 like it was nothing at all.  It doesn't get any better than the crew at Larrivee.  How many times can you say "Thank You"???  I'm just downloading some pics now, so I'll get them up here as soon as I can.  Hopefully Tuffy got home in one piece to show his wife the "monkey money" we use here, and the rest of the out of town people all got home safely.  What a great group of people.  Massive thanks to Mike (Vancouver Southpaw) for opening his house up for the impromptu jam session.  Lots of different playing styles, different ability levels, but everyone felt like they were playing among good friends.  A great time it was, and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.  :cheers


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: photomat on March 18, 2009, 12:08:15 AM
Wow, the wait is over for some.  The tour yesterday was amazing.  I drove home last night, just beat and exhausted from an exciting day.  When I walked in the door, I kissed my wife, and she said I smelled like wood!  Nothing like getting to see and touch the Forum III guitars, but now I smell like one , too!

You sure can not say enough how wonderful these guitars look and play.  The sound of each of the three wood combinations is truly spectacular.

Now I have to wait for mine to get shipped to Jim for the bone saddle and make its way back.  I thought long and hard about driving it home.  Maybe I should have, but the border guard made me roll my windows down and really looked hard when I told him I was coming from the Larrivee Guitar Factory. :blush:

Both Dave and I just could not have been more appreciative of everyone at Larrivee and all the great people from the forum that we met yesterday.  I enjoyed the Jam last night, and wished we could have stayed longer.

Here is a link to lots of photos (they do not call me photomat for no reason)

Photomat's Photo Page (http://www.fowlerportraits.com/larrivee)

Thanks again to all who made yesterday possible!



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: johnny37 on March 18, 2009, 12:50:09 AM
Matt, those are some great shots you got yesterday.  So great that you and Dave made it up, so sad that you had to leave so early.  Maybe we can set something like this up again.  Maybe something like a forum 3 birthday party?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tadol on March 18, 2009, 01:29:13 AM
Just got home myself - looking forward to going through my pics and the MP3s I made of the jam. Too much fun!!!

Took Danny and his wife to the airport in Seattle - and he had the captain of the airplane he was flying home on carry his prized #1 Forum 3 home in the cockpit - You ever wonder why those things fly on autopilot? So the flight crew can jam -  :nana_guitar :nana_guitar :nana_guitar

Only Danny  . . . . . .

Tad


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on March 18, 2009, 01:36:57 AM
Hey photomat....thanks for the great photos! Those short DOF string-end shots worked out well!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on March 18, 2009, 01:56:14 AM
photomatt  ... what did you guys do to my poor guitar???

 :angry:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on March 18, 2009, 02:19:43 AM
Ricky- I missed the post below: I was following the trip thread. Norman sent me a message via Facebook that my issue was resolved. I posted a thank you on the trip page, but I'll do it again. Thanks for the trouble of inquiring about & getting it. And Jim, thanks also. You can through that bad-boy on along with the bone nut. I'll email you to remind you of how to set it up for me also. Poor man. Your plate will be full for a while, but i get the impression that it's something you really enjoy.
 Sounds like you guys had a blast up there. My wife doesn't quite get the sharing of guitar passion among us all. Maybe some day! Now Coach pocketbooks & stuff like that, well that's something she understands.
I'm a happy man now, even happier when the gits in my hands! :thumb
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on March 18, 2009, 02:42:52 AM
photomat-amazing job on the slideshow. Most would have shown themselves more, but you're a caring & sharing man. Once again, looks like a blast & learning session, all in one! My jealousy & sadness of not being able to go is now setting in. But your pics helped pick me up (no pun intended,well...) so now I can't decide if they helped or just made me pine (or spruce) for my git even more!
Once again, GREAT JOB!! :bowdown:
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: dazdarren on March 18, 2009, 02:57:10 AM
Photomat, excellent pictures and storytelling.  Thanks


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: photomat on March 18, 2009, 03:03:00 AM
Matt, those are some great shots you got yesterday.  So great that you and Dave made it up, so sad that you had to leave so early.  Maybe we can set something like this up again.  Maybe something like a forum 3 birthday party?
John

Thanks for the kudos to all on the photos.  I had a blast.  Dave and I were talking on the drive south about how much fun it was and how great these Forum III guitars are.

If you ever get to the north end of Seattle, or are driving through (this goes for anyone else as well) give me a call.

Enjoy your new guitar.

 


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: photomat on March 18, 2009, 03:05:58 AM
photomatt  ... what did you guys do to my poor guitar???

 :angry:

Tuffy kissed it one too many times!  :tongue: :yak:

I have no clue what was wrong with that guitar, but it was not even a forum guitar.  Great photo op, though


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: photomat on March 18, 2009, 03:07:34 AM
Hey photomat....thanks for the great photos! Those short DOF string-end shots worked out well!

Your welcome.  I was torn...take photos..play guitar.....take photos...look at guitars......etc....... :smile:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: photomat on March 18, 2009, 03:10:09 AM
. Most would have shown themselves more, but you're a caring & sharing man.

Well I can hardly wait to see more of the photos from the others..  I can't imagine anyone not being thrilled with these guitars.  They sound better than they look!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on March 18, 2009, 03:50:38 AM
Thank  you for the pictures photomat, those are great photos, I've wanted a TS lens for the longest time..!!

Thanks again!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Mr_LV19E on March 18, 2009, 04:18:38 AM
Photomat,  outstanding job on the slide show. Thank you so much.
 :beer


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: highervista on March 18, 2009, 04:57:48 AM
Photomat, Thanks so much for taking the time and effort to put together a slide show for us.
Ron


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 18, 2009, 05:50:49 AM
  This is the coolest forum I have ever heard of.

                 We even have our own personal "PHOTO MATT"

danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: dazdarren on March 18, 2009, 06:07:42 AM
Those who have their FGIIIs now have been remarking at the sound.  I recall somewhere back in an earlier page many weeks ago it was stated that Italian Spruce takes sometime to "play in" before it really starts to open up and sounding good compared to Sitka Spruce.  I think that means...if you love the tone now wait until you break the guitar in and it really starts to open up after several months or a year or more.  I can't wait.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 18, 2009, 06:12:14 AM
Those who have their FGIIIs now have been remarking at the sound.  I recall somewhere back in an earlier page many weeks ago it was stated that Italian Spruce takes sometime to "play in" before it really starts to open up and sounding good compared to Sitka Spruce.  I think that means...if you love the tone now wait until you break the guitar in and it really starts to open up after several months or a year or more.  I can't wait.
                 That is true, but remember JCL said this was cut in "1972" :thumbsup
danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: dazdarren on March 18, 2009, 06:35:44 AM
                 That is true, but remember JCL said this was cut in "1972" :thumbsup
danny

1972.  Wow I wasn't aware of that.  Makes it even more special.  Excellent


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on March 18, 2009, 11:26:34 AM
                 That is true, but remember JCL said this was cut in "1972" :thumbsup
danny

Does that mean it comes with shag carpeting and a waterbed?

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on March 18, 2009, 11:38:22 AM
We have missed you wit around here lately holly.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on March 18, 2009, 02:44:49 PM
Hey Danny -sounds like you had an indescribable time in 'Cover. Did the pilots hassle you about keeping your git in the 'pit? You don't look like a man that takes no for an answer very easily. So glad you got your Forum III to take home. Can you describe the sound to all so we have an idea what to expect, with some words that are more definitive? My OM-05 sounds fantastic, slightly different body dimensions, but close. The LS is basically a mini L, but I'm really curious about the 12 to the neck effect.The I/S is adding something to the sound, I'm sure. You got the same wood combo as I did, so they should sound simliar. Though, every one has it's own voice. Just some comments on bass, mids, treble, sustain, etc.. Did I leave anything out ? I was worried that the Forum git would sound too close to my OM, but Dave Wren said they wouldn't. Can you ease my mind & tell me the same? :thumb
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: LaminateBoy on March 18, 2009, 03:08:45 PM
Hey, Bluesman1, are you in Toronto and, if so, are you going to show your guitar to David Wren the boys at 12th Fret. I am going to be in TO for a day in late April or early May and I was planning on bring my Forum III to show them. I thought they might be interested. But, if you are going to show them yours (that doesn't sound right :ohmy:) I won't drag my guitar along with me.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on March 18, 2009, 03:42:09 PM
Unfortunately, I'm on the other side of the continent. I live in East Haven, CT, which is not too close to 12th Fret. Dave was nice enough to spend about 10 minutes on the phone with me, with what sounded like a real busy store happening in the background. I'd love to show him, but financially I can't swing it, just like the "Couver trip. I'm still sad about not being able to go on that. Wouldn't have been able to take my git home like the chosen few, but a great time & a missed chance to hook up with other Forumnites. :crying:
Jeff   :guitar
You can call me Jeff also, if it's easier.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on March 18, 2009, 03:57:55 PM
I'm in Toronto and would be more than happy to show off my new Forum III (once it arrives) to David Wren.  I ordered the all hog version.

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on March 18, 2009, 04:10:11 PM
My promise to not look at any photos until I receive my guitar is REALLY starting to be hard to stay true to, right about now....

AUGGGGGH!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 18, 2009, 04:10:34 PM
Hey Danny -sounds like you had an indescribable time in 'Cover. Did the pilots hassle you about keeping your git in the 'pit? You don't look like a man that takes no for an answer very easily. So glad you got your Forum III to take home. Can you describe the sound to all so we have an idea what to expect, with some words that are more definitive? My OM-05 sounds fantastic, slightly different body dimensions, but close. The LS is basically a mini L, but I'm really curious about the 12 to the neck effect.The I/S is adding something to the sound, I'm sure. You got the same wood combo as I did, so they should sound simliar. Though, every one has it's own voice. Just some comments on bass, mids, treble, sustain, etc.. Did I leave anything out ? I was worried that the Forum git would sound too close to my OM, but Dave Wren said they wouldn't. Can you ease my mind & tell me the same? :thumb
Jeff   :guitar
   Jim Holler has posted re: the tone of bass,treble and highs. I feel like it is a special sound for a Larrivee. Anyone reading this needs to keep in mind I am referring to the Mahogany back and sides with the Italian spruce top.
I played mine first in a small room where the sound came back to me and I loved the tone. I played it bare fingered, no strumming.
                          I described it as "saying what it wants to say and moving on"ie.
                          Very clear
                           "      resonant
                           PUNCHY
                           not at all like rosewood with overtones and warmth
      OK I hope that helps a little. I set mine up (or ED did way low) If you pick strum it hard it will buzz (of course)
but you could strum the ones with standard set up just fine.
       Jim Holler played a classical song on his (MH/IS) and it sounded like it was ready to hit the studio, very clear.
I guess after 6 rosewood/sitka Larrivees and my RW/Sitka OM-21 Martin I was ready for hog. Now this may seem like an oxymoron but for a "worship" player or someone who wants that warm sounding rich overtone type of git, the RW/IS is a better choice. If you play fingerstyle or even with "strumming with a statement" MH/IS will fit that style. Though of course either can be used each way.
              I heard my git put through the paces by several players much better than I. All were impressed, and all sounded fantastic to my ears. Anyone who recieives your git soon , I strongly suggest that after you play it a while let someone else play it so you can fully hear how nice it really sounds.
              It is a very light guitar, the 12 fret neck is "my fit" as well as the body size, so close to a 000-18 Martin and yet "very uniquely Larrivee" This was the right model to choose at this point in time for an F-III. The size of the body is the same as the 1971 Larrivee you see John Jr. holding in a lot of pictures (the 10th one his Dad made I believe) I like the fact that we made Larivee history with this order and we ordered a historical Larrivee in a sense.
I tried to get John Jr. to sign my label as well as his fathers which was already there. I was very touched with his deep respect for his dad. (John Jr. showed me his tattoo of JCL on his shoulder, just like the anniversary model JCL logo, he had it done in Austin, Tx. btw) John Jr. did sign my "toe tag" though and I had Ed Bond, Jeremy Freeman, Shawn and Jim holler sign one side of it and Tadol,ricky and Tuffy signed the other side. Photomatt gave me several forum III picks (which he made) and I gave some to others. He also gave some to my wife (thanks Matt)
                                I hope you all are as happy with yours as we who have ours are.

check other threads for pics and facebook etc.

danny
              


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on March 18, 2009, 04:18:27 PM
Jordon- if you could, when you go there, please thank him for me for his help & advice. He's so busy he might not remember, but he went on about how many of the LSs he & Jean built. When I mentioned the IS, he got real excited, as excited as a levelheaded luthier can! That's the reason I contacted him in the first place; his knowledge & hands on working with the LS style guitars. I listened & absorbed every word to make my decision on wood choice: right after I hung up!. I told him my experience was small body, rosewood.That's when he went into his dissertation on not underestimating mahogany on LS. He said they made alot with HOG, but more with R/W. Your a lucky man being so close to the store & being in "Larrivee world", where there are so many more to chose from & play. I have Youngblood Music Workshop about 10 minutes from me. George leases out the showroom to "acousticmusic.org", while he builds 3 guitars a year & mainly does repairs now. He is the most knowledgeable man I know as far as fretted instruments. He has his Master's in cultural anthropology, so a big interest in the evolution of hand tools & inst. building. He love's to share his knowledge with you also. Great guy. Known him for over 15 years. He turned me on to Larrivee, thus my ordering my L-10 Custom, among buying other Larrivees.  :bgrin:
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on March 18, 2009, 04:42:10 PM
I'm in Toronto and would be more than happy to show off my new Forum III (once it arrives) to David Wren.  I ordered the all hog version.

Jordan.

Maybe I should bring my Italian Spruce Rosewood in for him too next time I visit.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: ST on March 18, 2009, 04:48:23 PM
✂ ✂ ✂
              I heard my git put through the paces by several players...
✂ ✂ ✂
danny
              

How can you not instantly like a fellow who offers you his brand new Guitar to play.

I was one of those who got to play Danny's. I kind of got lost in it, and could have played it for hours. It sounded great in the small room at the factory. It was a delight in a small room at Mike's house. And it more than held it's own during the jam in the living room.

It was super responsive to touch. I'm largely a finger picker and this little guy had great dynamics. Soft and low or give it a little snap and it was right there with me. As for the overtones, well I can imagine this Guitar sitting in really well in a mix with someone with a full voice. Not competing, but as the perfect complement. Similarly, I can hear it fitting in well with an ensemble of darker voices.

I loved the way Danny had it set up. Nice and low - clean and quick, tons of control all over the neck (no runaway notes). And sing?!? Oh yes.

Thanks Danny.

I hope that helps someone understand this little guy better. I don't spend much time talking axes so I'm sure that my lexicon of adjectives is a little out there.
 


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on March 18, 2009, 04:48:36 PM
Hey, Bluesman1, are you in Toronto and, if so, are you going to show your guitar to David Wren the boys at 12th Fret. I am going to be in TO for a day in late April or early May and I was planning on bring my Forum III to show them. I thought they might be interested. But, if you are going to show them yours (that doesn't sound right :ohmy:) I won't drag my guitar along with me.

David Wren is actually part of the reason why I jumped back on board with the Forum III which I am so ecstatic that I did. I plan to take it in for a further set up in two weeks and am hoping he will be there to see it.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on March 18, 2009, 05:23:54 PM
ST
So glad to have met you at the tour and later on.  Really enjoyed your playing and also the short conversation we had.    you did an excellent job of describing the character of this little forum III.   Words rarely fail me but I'm at a loss to come up with adequat adjectives for the little guy.  (The guitar, not Ricky  :bgrin:)

The only "downer" of the whole thing was Mike's guitar being built backwards but it turned into a positive when John let him choose his own wood for the rebuild.    We all chimed in our 2 cents worth.   Uh.....how much is that in Canadian Tire money, Johnny ?

When we got to Mikes for the jam I felt bad that Mike didn't get to have his forum III.  It will be another couple of weeks now. 
   But you should have seen him light up when I pointed to my case and said "why don't you give er a workout"     I enjoyed playing his L-19 too.   Just like Johns but without the cutaway.  What a treat for me to be able to play two excellent early Larrivee lefties.     Who knows if that will ever happen again.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Vancouver Southpaw on March 18, 2009, 06:13:31 PM

The only "downer" of the whole thing was Mike's guitar being built backwards but it turned into a positive when John let him choose his own wood for the rebuild.    We all chimed in our 2 cents worth.   Uh.....how much is that in Canadian Tire money, Johnny ?

When we got to Mikes for the jam I felt bad that Mike didn't get to have his forum III.  It will be another couple of weeks now. 
   But you should have seen him light up when I pointed to my case and said "why don't you give er a workout"     I enjoyed playing his L-19 too.   Just like Johns but without the cutaway.  What a treat for me to be able to play two excellent early Larrivee lefties.     Who knows if that will ever happen again.



It's not much in Canadian Tire money, but it's a lot in "monkey money," eh, Lynn?

It was incredibly generous of you to hand your guitar off to Johnny and I even while we were still at the factory - but us lefties have to stick together!

Now it's my....turn....to....be.....patient - along with everyone else who is still waiting...

Mike





Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: bluesman67 on March 18, 2009, 08:26:26 PM
OK, you guys are killing me.  Can someone PLEASE give a review of how the IS/RW F3 sounds?
 :wave


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on March 18, 2009, 08:46:26 PM
OK, you guys are killing me.  Can someone PLEASE give a review of how the IS/RW F3 sounds?
 :wave

I heard it sucks.



Bwahahahahhahaaaaaaa....here, let me help you up.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: bluesman67 on March 18, 2009, 08:49:25 PM
Evil.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on March 18, 2009, 08:59:31 PM
Joseph
Don't you worry.   The rosewood sounds incredible too.   I heard a few being played at the shop and also Ricky was playing his at the jam.  I think Johnny37 has the rosewood too and his sounded great. The volume and the overtones are going to really surprise you. This is not a small guitar sound in any way.  It has both bark and bite.    Watch out, you might hurt yourself with this thing.  :laughin:

Also I am sending you a PM in a few minutes with more info.

Lynn


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: ST on March 18, 2009, 09:17:32 PM
Hey there Lynn,

ST
So glad to have met you at the tour and later on.  Really enjoyed your playing and also the short conversation we had.    you did an excellent job of describing the character of this little forum III.   Words rarely fail me but I'm at a loss to come up with adequat adjectives for the little guy.  (The guitar, not Ricky  :bgrin:)

✂ ✂ ✂

Right back at cha Lynn. It was great meeting you. Thanks for helping me to hear the differences between the Spruce top and the Mahogany top back that the factory.  I enjoyed your songs later at Mike's place. You are great company.




Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on March 18, 2009, 10:17:23 PM
Lynn, of course the rosewood sounds incredible. You did attempt to play mine upside down and all  :roll

I think the rosewood/IS has a real balanced sound, if that makes any sense.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on March 18, 2009, 10:41:48 PM
OK, you guys are killing me.  Can someone PLEASE give a review of how the IS/RW F3 sounds?
 :wave

Joseph, mine has more bass than my OM-40. I had to switch the OM-40 with Elixir mediums to satisfy my ears.
For a smaller body like this LS FG3, it has a deep bass (what to my ears is a bit deeper than my OM).

Surprisingly, it can whisper & shout - does both well.

I strum mostly, so I need a higher setup as right now I can make it buzz easily.

I'm hard to please - but my OM has found a rival.

I already took my FG3 to work & had group singing with it during staff meeting today.

ricky


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 18, 2009, 10:53:07 PM
Joseph, mine has more bass than my OM-40. I had to switch the OM-40 with Elixir mediums to satisfy my ears.
For a smaller body like this LS FG3, it has a deep bass (what to my ears is a bit deeper than my OM).

Surprisingly, it can whisper & shout - does both well.

I strum mostly, so I need a higher setup as right now I can make it buzz easily.

I'm hard to please - but my OM has found a rival.

I already took my FG3 to work & had group singing with it during staff meeting today.

ricky
       I wanted to wait for ricky to post some about his. I heard ricky playing his late in the evening at Mike's place and to my ears it sounded great ( no buzz and lots of rich tones)
It complimented his playing style very well. I also enjoyed how he puts his whole heart int his singing and playing.

danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: johnny37 on March 18, 2009, 11:39:29 PM
Joseph, I do have a RW/IS F-3.  Not sure how I'd describe it.  Lets start with it being really responsive to the touch, both fingerstyle and strumming.  It rings like a bell, and the sustain is great for a small bodied guitar.  I've always played my C-19 with mediums on it, and the new git was set up with lights.  That being said, the bass on the F-3 is very balanced, it's responsive all the way up the neck without getting all tinkly sounding, and the note separation really surprised me.  It's louder than you would expect for a small bodies guitar, and in a good way too.  Beautifull bass all the way to nicely balanced trebles.  And that's right out of the box.  Wait til it gets played in.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on March 19, 2009, 01:19:08 AM
I already took my FG3 to work & had group singing with it during staff meeting today.


You get to sing and play guitar at work?  I want YOUR job!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BluesMan1 on March 19, 2009, 03:43:41 AM
Lynda- send it to me for a workout. I'm left handed, remember, but I can play a righty guitar. I'll be waiting for the doorbell! :humour:
Jeff   :guitar


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 19, 2009, 05:42:42 AM
   "The wait" will not be over for any of us whether we have our git yet or not. We all have come a long way to get to this point and I know the rest of the F-3's being put into the hands of everyone who ordered is what will do it for me.
     How each one feels about their git, it's fit, finish, tones and playability means a lot. I would hope that as each one receives their F-3 they would post at least some response and share what they feel with us all. Including pictures.
                            The wait continues, but John Jr. said tomorrow was the first ship day. And from what we saw they were ready to be finished, boxed and shipped. So some more may be in forumite's hands as early as next week.

danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: dazdarren on March 19, 2009, 06:30:12 AM
   "John Jr. said tomorrow was the first ship day. And from what we saw they were ready to be finished, boxed and shipped. So some more may be in forumite's hands as early as next week.

danny

So the ship date has been moved up.  It was supposed to be March 30 I recall reading earlier.  That would be awesome if its sooner than planned


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on March 19, 2009, 06:34:53 AM
You get to sing and play guitar at work?  I want YOUR job!

Yup, it's tough having to play and sing at my job - but somebody's gotta do it.  :tongue:

That's one of the perks of my job. The "toilet bowl" part of my job I'm sure no one would care about.

ricky


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on March 19, 2009, 06:43:29 AM
Well said Danny.  We have to remember that the wait ain't over til 78 fourm IIIs are in the hands of their lucky owners.  It will be one heck-of-a-day of celebration when literally hundreds of pages of commentary and photos culminates in the last one getting delivered to it's owner.  We just have to have a thread started at that time with the following:   A.  a picture of the forum III with it's proud owner and   B. A few comments about the guitar once it's been played a bit.  
That seems like it would be a fitting end to this "LS-03 Forum III three-dot doghouse guitar " saga.
And can I just add one more word of commentary about the sound of these things.....    WOW.

Dazdarren
It may take a couple more weeks before all of them are on their way.   a few  had to go back for re-starts and to fix things that weren't perfect so they may be stragglin in at the end of the month.   But, after seeing Edwin get these finished off while we were watching I know he can get a lot of them out in just one day if he doesn't have to work around a bunch of kids in the toy store like he did on Monday.
Also, after talking to Jim Holler it became apparent that he isn't really prepared to accept delivery of several dozen of these at one time.  I'm sure he would like to have a steady flow of them in and out of his shop to avoid being overwhelmed.
The bottom line though:   Even considering transit time from factory to Jim and then to the purchaser everyone should be enjoying their Forum IIIs very soon.  Then the celebrating can really start.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 19, 2009, 06:48:05 AM
So the ship date has been moved up.  It was supposed to be March 30 I recall reading earlier.  That would be awesome if its sooner than planned
              I was told the 20th. But these things have a way of getting mixed up. But as Tuffy stated they could easily be finished and boxed to ship out. (at least most of them)
danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on March 19, 2009, 06:50:31 AM
Does anybody know when Jim will be back in the US?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on March 19, 2009, 01:02:16 PM
Does anybody know when Jim will be back in the US?

Jim is back. He got back last night. I spoke to him just after he got home.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: LaminateBoy on March 19, 2009, 02:04:34 PM
I'm glad to hear that the Toronto people will take their guitars along to the 12th Fret for a "show and tell". I'll leave mine at home when I visit.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on March 19, 2009, 03:15:22 PM
Jim is back. He got back last night. I spoke to him just after he got home.

Thanks! :)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on March 19, 2009, 04:15:07 PM
              I was told the 20th. But these things have a way of getting mixed up. But as Tuffy stated they could easily be finished and boxed to ship out. (at least most of them)
danny

Some of us Canadians are getting our guitars direct shipped from Vancouver.  I would be so excited if what you say is true and my guitar got shipped out on the 20th.

I'll cross my fingers.  I can't wait to see it after seeing all of your photos, etc.

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on March 19, 2009, 05:34:34 PM
I've set up a thread just to post pictures of the FIII and the tour, so they are all in 1 place.

http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=26087.0


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on March 19, 2009, 08:14:28 PM
I've asked Jim to do mine last as the money went for meds and things are still pretty bleak. But, I don't mind and I'd love to see pics as they come in. As it is I've barely practiced,  need some motivation.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on March 19, 2009, 10:59:39 PM
I've asked Jim to do mine last as the money went for meds and things are still pretty bleak. But, I don't mind and I'd love to see pics as they come in. As it is I've barely practiced,  need some motivation.

holly

I hope things pick up soon, Holly.  As it is, perhaps you could say that you are "Waiting for the Great Leap Forward" (pun intended, based on your signature line lyric).


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Hogtop on March 19, 2009, 11:38:02 PM
I just got a call from Jim today. He called to tell me I had over paid and he will send me a check. Had a nice talk with him and I told him I would have rather been with him and the others that were in VC BC than where I happen to be at the moment. We talked about my set-up and he said he would probably feel rather over wellmed if they come in at the same time. He wants to do quality work on all of our guitars. Sure wish I could have been there. I've spent some great times in the Pacific NW. Thanks for all of the pics!  Gosh, if things can turn around for my family, I want to meet  and play some music with you.   


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on March 20, 2009, 12:37:47 AM
I hope things pick up soon, Holly.  As it is, perhaps you could say that you are "Waiting for the Great Leap Forward" (pun intended, based on your signature line lyric).

Yes, I would imagine that's preferable to 'The Great Leap Off a Bridge'.  No, it's not that bad,lol. Thanks for your kind thoughts. It's exciting to see how happy everyone is.  It's not often people get handed tangible Joy and even better, Joy they can share.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 20, 2009, 05:20:10 AM
This is a link to some sound recordings of the jam last Monday

                    http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=26087.msg234942#msg234942

         


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on March 20, 2009, 07:07:52 AM
I hope Bluesman67 (Joseph) is reading this and all others who are wondering about the sound of the FG3 LS-03R.

You've been asking how the FG3 IS/RW sounds - I got the cutaway version. Here's my unscientific experiment.

Tonight, I played the same strumming pattern of 4 chords over and over E-C#m-A-B   except for the E, all are fretted chords

alternating between the OM-40 (enlarged soundhole & also RW) and FG3 LSV-03R --- with the untrained ears of my daughter who was sitting beside me I asked her how the two guitars sounded.  Without hesitation, she pointed to the FG3 as sounding "deeper" - referring to the bass. The projection, articulation and volume of my FG3 is way better than my OM.


I did the same a/b test using the same 4 chords strumming - alternating between my LSV-03R and Taylor GS Koa

(if these two guitars were cars, the FG3 is a 4-cyl and the GS is an 8-cyl) --- I can safely say, the little LSV-03R has a comparable bass - though not as deep as my GS.  The mids and trebles are basically the same in the two guitars.  I now have found THE reason to sell my Taylor GS - because my FG3 LSV-03R does all that my Taylor GS does (to my ears) --- again, the GS is a smidge deeper sounding, but for the FG3's perfect size for me - it's got a great voice and volume to boot.

My Taylor by far is the best sounding guitar in my little collection. It has found a match in the LSV-03R.

After all this, I picked up my OO-09 and it sounded like well... a little parlor guitar.

I would not miss any of my other guitars if I sold them all because my FG3 LSV-03R is The Guitar I've always been searching for and just finally discovered.

ricky

(I wanted to wait a few days before posting this, but I thought I would chime in to put to rest any who may be concerned or in doubt. The Italian Spruce and whatever formula they used in this particular batch makes the FG3 a very very special guitar. If there was any other guitar to buy next, it would only have to be a hog/IS or all-hog FG3. This should put my guitar buying/purchasing to an end.  GAS-ing is incurable, but I hope it won't cost me anymore money.  :roll)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on March 20, 2009, 12:38:42 PM
Guys I just have to post this. If any of you can remember back many pages on the original Forum III thread, I believe the answer to when we would receive our guitars was "spring." Well, I understand that Larrivee is beginning to ship today and this is the first day of Spring. Coincidence? I say no!  :thumbsup


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on March 20, 2009, 12:42:41 PM
IS it the first day of Spring today?  Brilliant.  It is an awesome day in East Scotland, a bit cold, but not a cloud in the sky.  Feels very very springlike!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on March 20, 2009, 01:45:08 PM
IS it the first day of Spring today?  Brilliant.  It is an awesome day in East Scotland, a bit cold, but not a cloud in the sky.  Feels very very springlike!

Yes Ben, it's the Vernal Equinox today. It is very bright and sunny here, but still cold.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on March 20, 2009, 02:16:22 PM
It's also Iranian New Year.  This normally involves huge picnics on mountains and the like. The going out the night before and getting wasted is not done, for obvious reasons.  People exchange presents, well the kids get presents.

Now you can impress all your friends with your grasp of International Trivia! Or possibly end up on a Watch List.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on March 20, 2009, 02:19:14 PM
The going out the night before and getting wasted is not done, for obvious reasons. 

Yeah...its obvious if you were all wasted you could fall off the mountain or get lost. Let's be careful out there!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on March 20, 2009, 02:26:52 PM
LOL.

My husband was talking to me last night about bootleg liqour in Iran. Not that I have any personal experience with this (cause I'm a girl and some guy always had some) but it's just like driving up to a dealer and buying weed in the States. Not that anyone would, disclaimer, blah, blah. There are known liqour dealers although frankly, the penalty for getting caught on either end (jail, like for real jail, not jail here with that pesky trial and bail and stuff) makes me wonder why anyone would do it. You don't get a do over.

I'm not saying the rules are fair and resonable or whatever, but you do know them going in.

There is a whole trend of 'Extreme Tourism' (which brings to mind Hawaiian belly shirts *shudder*) where people go places they shouldn't for sensible or legal reasons. And then they can't tell anyone they went. I saw 'The Midnight Express; when I was fourteen. That pretty much instilled a healthy fear of hostile regions.

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 20, 2009, 02:49:11 PM
I hope Bluesman67 (Joseph) is reading this and all others who are wondering about the sound of the FG3 LS-03R.

You've been asking how the FG3 IS/RW sounds - I got the cutaway version. Here's my unscientific experiment.

Tonight, I played the same strumming pattern of 4 chords over and over E-C#m-A-B   except for the E, all are fretted chords

alternating between the OM-40 (enlarged soundhole & also RW) and FG3 LSV-03R --- with the untrained ears of my daughter who was sitting beside me I asked her how the two guitars sounded.  Without hesitation, she pointed to the FG3 as sounding "deeper" - referring to the bass. The projection, articulation and volume of my FG3 is way better than my OM.


I did the same a/b test using the same 4 chords strumming - alternating between my LSV-03R and Taylor GS Koa

(if these two guitars were cars, the FG3 is a 4-cyl and the GS is an 8-cyl) --- I can safely say, the little LSV-03R has a comparable bass - though not as deep as my GS.  The mids and trebles are basically the same in the two guitars.  I now have found THE reason to sell my Taylor GS - because my FG3 LSV-03R does all that my Taylor GS does (to my ears) --- again, the GS is a smidge deeper sounding, but for the FG3's perfect size for me - it's got a great voice and volume to boot.

My Taylor by far is the best sounding guitar in my little collection. It has found a match in the LSV-03R.

After all this, I picked up my OO-09 and it sounded like well... a little parlor guitar.

I would not miss any of my other guitars if I sold them all because my FG3 LSV-03R is The Guitar I've always been searching for and just finally discovered.

ricky

(I wanted to wait a few days before posting this, but I thought I would chime in to put to rest any who may be concerned or in doubt. The Italian Spruce and whatever formula they used in this particular batch makes the FG3 a very very special guitar. If there was any other guitar to buy next, it would only have to be a hog/IS or all-hog FG3. This should put my guitar buying/purchasing to an end.  GAS-ing is incurable, but I hope it won't cost me anymore money.  :roll)
YUP


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: bluesman67 on March 20, 2009, 03:15:36 PM
Oh yes, bluesman67 is reading and he's liking!  Congratulations Ricky, Danny, Linda, and everyone who already has their F3s.  How about some more pics?  especially those rosewoods!!  Ricky, I didn't realize your OM had an enlarged soundhole...no doubt a great sounding guitar which would speak volumes to the tone of the new F3 if it has a noticeably favorable tone.
 :+1:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on March 20, 2009, 03:30:23 PM
Oh yes, bluesman67 is reading and he's liking!  Congratulations Ricky, Danny, Linda, and everyone who already has their F3s.  How about some more pics?  especially those rosewoods!!  Ricky, I didn't realize your OM had an enlarged soundhole...no doubt a great sounding guitar which would speak volumes to the tone of the new F3 if it has a noticeably favorable tone.
 :+1:

Joseph
pm sent regarding a previous question.   
Lynn


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on March 20, 2009, 07:58:06 PM
WOO HOO!!!!...or should I say...

BREAKING NEWS

When I spoke to Jim yesterday afternoon, he indicated that some of the Forum III guitars might be shipping today (Friday)

I just received this email from our friends at Larrivee!!!!

"Hi Jordan,

You’ll be happy to know that your guitar will be leaving our factory today and shipping directly to the address you provided. You can expect it in a week or so.

Thank you,

Denika Ramirez
Jean Larrivee Guitars Ltd."

 :nana_guitar :nana_guitar :nana_guitar :nana_guitar :nana_guitar :nana_guitar :nana_guitar

AWESOME!!!  I am so friggin excited!!!  I've been surviving the wait by looking at Photomat's photos...over and over again...hehehehe.  Great news to end the week!

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: photomat on March 20, 2009, 08:03:34 PM
Now that is some GREAT news! :thumb :nana_guitar :thumb :nana_guitar :wave


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on March 21, 2009, 02:00:29 AM
WOO HOO!!!!...or should I say...

BREAKING NEWS

When I spoke to Jim yesterday afternoon, he indicated that some of the Forum III guitars might be shipping today (Friday)

I just received this email from our friends at Larrivee!!!!

That's a great news!

I doubt my #77 is included in the first batch of shipping.. since I haven't paid GST yet..

I've emailed them regarding on GST.. no answer yet :)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 21, 2009, 02:35:51 AM
     That is what John Larrivee had said, that they would begin shipping on the 20th. We were just fortunate to get ours early.
                      I can't wait to hear from more folks about their F-III's, I hope everyone likes them as much as we who have received ours do.
danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on March 21, 2009, 04:13:27 AM
Oh yes, bluesman67 is reading and he's liking!  Congratulations Ricky, Danny, Linda, and everyone who already has their F3s.  How about some more pics?  especially those rosewoods!!  Ricky, I didn't realize your OM had an enlarged soundhole...no doubt a great sounding guitar which would speak volumes to the tone of the new F3 if it has a noticeably favorable tone.
 :+1:

Compared to my OM-40 even with enlarged soundhole and medium Elixirs 80/20 bronze, my LSV-03R FG III outshines and outsings my OM-40. I paid dearly for my out of control GAS-ing, for what I bought my OM-40, I could very well be into my 2nd FG III - I prefer the Hog/IS - there's something about these Italian Spruce like I said.

My FG III LSV-03R is a relatively small-ish guitar, okay medium sized, perfect size guitar - on steroids !!!  If this was a 4-cylinder car, it would be on Bi-Turbo, with the horsepower of an 8 cylinder.

Tonight (Friday March 20) I used it again for a group of 17 persons singing the LSV-03R was unplugged - this thing SINGS & RINGS for my strumming style.

I believe "photomat" said it has D'Adarios (spelling) lights !!!   

This git is louder, sounds much much better clearer and more articulate than my OM-40 - even with moderate or vigorous strumming to the occasional controlled attack.

I would be so surprised if anyone who ordered their FG III in any wood combo would be disappointed - mine sounded better after Tadol played the snot out of it - there are pictures of Tadol playing my git in Monday's jam.

ricky


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tadol on March 21, 2009, 04:46:11 AM
Ricky - I assure you, there is plenty of snot left in it - It's just starting to break in, and will only get better -  Tad


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on March 21, 2009, 04:50:53 AM
Ricky - I assure you, there is plenty of snot left in it - It's just starting to break in, and will only get better -  Tad

Tad, I thank you so much my friend for playing my git. You must have the Midas touch. I was setting myself up to live with a possible disappointment.

But, after you played it, I could not believe it's the same guitar!   I know, it's still pretty much "out of the box" fresh from the factory, but already,

my ears could hardly believe what I'm hearing - and to think - solid wood guitars will still "open up" and get better sounding as it ages!

You're a really smart man for skipping the bling, going for the plane jane and getting 2 FG IIIs.  These are small cannons.

ricky


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on March 21, 2009, 04:38:12 PM
keep pumping us up, we who are still waiting     :smile:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 21, 2009, 05:01:01 PM
keep pumping us up, we who are still waiting     :smile:
  Well, I'll say this (which of course may stir some conversation) The mahogany Italian spruce combination is incredible in it's tone definition. I was playing some bare fingerstyle this morning, but I couldn't help strumming and digging in. The top is so reactive and the whole box vibrates. I think this git is going to be a fine strummer as well.
         Mine is set low so some buzz would be there if you use a heavy pick, but set up standard I think this MH/IS would do pretty much anything you asked of it.
         I know it's just my view and I've only had seven other Larrivees to compare to, but this one lives up to every expectation that I had of it and I do think it is the best one I have owned so far, yet it's cost was so much less.
        The special attention they gave these is noticeable in many ways, most of all in the sound, but the looks are uniquely Larrivee with the LS body.
        If there are any MH/IS gits left, grab one. I personally believe they have the edge in tone and projection/resonance. I thought they would from the moment they offered them in that combo and I for one am totally satisfied in my expectations.
danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on March 21, 2009, 05:11:58 PM
I wish I would've chosen IS/MH combo... the white IS looks so pretty! and seems like the IS is the real deal..!

But it is unreasonable for me to have 2 spruce/hog combo guitars.. :).. and I am sycked about my first all hog guitar!

hopefully it comes soon!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on March 21, 2009, 05:14:37 PM
Hey,

Did everyone see this amazing photo that Tuffy posted in the picture section comparing his OOO-50 and his new Forum III??  I hope Tuffy doesn't mind me posting it here.  Its such an awesome photo and he deserves to get some credit in this section.  Very interesting comparison between the two guitars.  They are much more similar than I would have thought.  You also can see that they used a very high quality of wood (probably much better than is typically used for 03 series guitars) for our Forum III guitars.   We are very lucky to be the new owners of the Forum III guitars and Tuffy is even a luckier guy for owning both the FIII and the OOO.  

Jordan.

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Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 21, 2009, 05:20:28 PM
  I told Lynn after I saw his F-III in person the Friday before the tour (his was right next to mine) that his was the best looking one of the F-III's.
                           (But I still think mine sounds better :winkin:)
danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on March 21, 2009, 05:22:58 PM
danny/ when you guys visited the factory, were all 78 guitars ready to be shipped??


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 21, 2009, 05:27:23 PM
danny/ when you guys visited the factory, were all 78 guitars ready to be shipped??
  No, most were just needing tuners, end pins and stringing up. But a few were sent back to be re-done due to some glitch or error in something like fretboard dots on the wrong side of the neck.
          Vancouver Southpaw's git had to be made from scratch, because his was made a righty, so that one is available to purchase. I think it was a MH/IS.
danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: johnny37 on March 21, 2009, 05:30:50 PM
Not all were ready to be shipped while we were there.  Edwin really dug in to get the ones for the tour people who wanted to take theirs with them ready on the day we were there.  I think all except vancouver southpaw's will be ready to ship by the 25th of March or so.  It takes about an hour or so per guitar for the final steps (machine heads, end pins, saddles, strings and set up).  As quickly as Ed works, he takes great care in each one.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tadol on March 21, 2009, 05:35:54 PM
I wish I would've chosen IS/MH combo...

One thing I feel safe saying, no matter what you chose, you will really, really enjoy this guitar. The reviews of it after a year or two are what I am waiting to hear. But I think you will always wonder if you should have ordered something different. I can only say that I am still wondering if I should have gotten the herringbone, or the cutaway, and even though I am getting both RW and hog, I am still gassing for an all-hog (but only if it has the herringbone - it really sets off the hog top, plus I have the Forum 1 without it). This has been a really great experience, and having had the opportunity to play a few different Forum 3s but not actually taking mine home, my frustration level is through the roof!

I took my LS-10 down for a professional set-up ( and to remove the UST - another thread ) and between playing that and my Forum 1, I am maintaining good thoughts as best I can -

Tad




Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: photomat on March 21, 2009, 05:44:25 PM
I know that when we were looking for BenF's guitar, I was pointed to another rack that was still going through the finish spray process.  There is a couple of photos in my slide show that show a full rack of 50 or so guitars, so there was another full rack being finished.

They are the ones in the red circle.
(http://files.me.com/wm7n/khrqxm)



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 21, 2009, 05:49:58 PM
One thing I feel safe saying, no matter what you chose, you will really, really enjoy this guitar. The reviews of it after a year or two are what I am waiting to hear. But I think you will always wonder if you should have ordered something different. I can only say that I am still wondering if I should have gotten the herringbone, or the cutaway, and even though I am getting both RW and hog, I am still gassing for an all-hog (but only if it has the herringbone - it really sets off the hog top, plus I have the Forum 1 without it). This has been a really great experience, and having had the opportunity to play a few different Forum 3s but not actually taking mine home, my frustration level is through the roof!

I took my LS-10 down for a professional set-up ( and to remove the UST - another thread ) and between playing that and my Forum 1, I am maintaining good thoughts as best I can -

Tad



 Well, I for one am not regretting or wondering at all. Once I played mine and heard it played by ST, Edwin, Jeremey and later by Dermot I knew this was it.
     Also hearing Jim Holler play his MH/IS. I mean no offense at all to anyone. I just mean what I say, no regret or wondering... I made the right choice.
danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: photomat on March 21, 2009, 06:08:17 PM
One thing I feel safe saying, no matter what you chose, you will really, really enjoy this guitar. ...... I am still gassing for an all-hog (but only if it has the herringbone - it really sets off the hog top)....... This has been a really great experience, and having had the opportunity to play a few different Forum 3s but not actually taking mine home, my frustration level is through the roof!


Tad

Tad,

I hear you on every thought.  I love the looks of the all Mahogany with the HB, and I was amazed at how clear they sounded.  I am really anxious to get my M/IS as well.  It was hard to leave it, but I am looking forward to Jim's magic in the guitar as well.  I played my Taylor GS Mahogany Cedar last night, and I was thinking back to the sound of the FIII, it just wasn't the same.  It was good, just not the same.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on March 21, 2009, 06:16:29 PM
Jordan
I didn't mind you putting the picture up here.  I didn't think of it.   It does demonstrate quite well the quality of the wood we were lucky enough to get on our guitars.
Also, with regard to the sound of these different wood combos.  I heard all the different ones played in the hands of great players and they all sound fantastic.   It would be hard to get over 70 people to agree on anything, I suppose, but I'm betting there will be few, if any, regrets.  Mostly it will come down to personal preferences and I'm sure that if someone is not happy with theirs they will have no problem selling it in a heartbeat here on the forum.

T the P


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Vancouver Southpaw on March 21, 2009, 06:44:25 PM
 
          Vancouver Southpaw's git had to be made from scratch, because his was made a righty, so that one is available to purchase. I think it was a MH/IS.
danny


Actually it's all-hog, basic without the HB purfling or cutaway.

Mike


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Denis on March 21, 2009, 06:58:01 PM
Well, I chose the MH/IS and I know I'll be happy...I'm not a huge rosewood fan but if I was able to, I would have done the same as Tad and gotten one of each...heck, if I could have, I probably would have gotten an all hog too!

I contacted Jim Holler earlier today to pay the balance so as soon as it's ready to go, Larrivee will be shipping it directly to me.  That, btw, is another plus and Jim Holler should be thanked again for making that happen.  No, I won't get a set up from Jim but I will get my guitar sooner.  I need to get another K&K now....

And thanks for the pics Danny    :nice guitar:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on March 21, 2009, 08:11:27 PM
Have most of you paid in full or just paid the deposit so far?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Trinity Guitars on March 21, 2009, 08:17:33 PM
One thing I feel safe saying, no matter what you chose, you will really, really enjoy this guitar. The reviews of it after a year or two are what I am waiting to hear. But I think you will always wonder if you should have ordered something different. I can only say that I am still wondering if I should have gotten the herringbone, or the cutaway, and even though I am getting both RW and hog, I am still gassing for an all-hog (but only if it has the herringbone - it really sets off the hog top, plus I have the Forum 1 without it). This has been a really great experience, and having had the opportunity to play a few different Forum 3s but not actually taking mine home, my frustration level is through the roof!
  Tad, I am with you and feel your pain. My guitar is still with John. Some of the Canadian guitars were shipped but not mine :crying:
I wait with the rest of you.
Jim Holler


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: johnny37 on March 21, 2009, 08:39:06 PM
Have most of you paid in full or just paid the deposit so far?

Mine is paid for in full, along with anyone else who already has theirs.  I'm pretty sure that Jim will not ship any guitars out until they are paid for though.  When you pay is up to you.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on March 21, 2009, 08:39:59 PM
Have most of you paid in full or just paid the deposit so far?

I paid ages ago, for no reason other than the pound sterling is now worth less than fluff and toenail clippings.  It was a gamble, but I am glad I paid when I did.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 21, 2009, 08:41:43 PM
  Tad, I am with you and feel your pain. My guitar is still with John. Some of the Canadian guitars were shipped but not mine :crying:
I wait with the rest of you.
Jim Holler
 Yea, I couldn't believe y'all didn't take one with you. Of course in Tad's case I would'n't of been able to take mine (our car was packed)
                Jim, I read your review of the F-III MH/IS somewhere. Where did you post that? I thought your description was very good.
danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Trinity Guitars on March 21, 2009, 10:43:54 PM
 Yea, I couldn't believe y'all didn't take one with you. Of course in Tad's case I would'n't of been able to take mine (our car was packed)
                Jim, I read your review of the F-III MH/IS somewhere. Where did you post that? I thought your description was very good.
danny
Danny  I found it but not sure how to post the link so here it is again.
"Hi Guys.  I put some photos of the day up on my facebook page. It was a blast to meet everyone. I gotta say I am a very hard person to impress with a guitar. Occupational hazard I fear. I love my new LS03HB Forum III. I was expecting a very nice guitar but was very happy with the comfort and deep base on this guitar. The high end was bright with lots of overtones but with the clarity we expect from a Larrivee L. The build quality was impeccable! The base thumped my chest when I put it is double drop d. All in all a guitar I look froward to playing a lot.   A big thanks to Larrivee and to John Jr and his staff for doing such a great job on the guitars and putting up with us for the day.
     Like most of you I must now wait for Larrivee to ship my guitar!"
Jim Holler


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on March 22, 2009, 01:44:27 AM
Time for Lynda's two cents.  :humour:

First off, other than coming up with the money to pay for mine, my big concern was the tone. I have played a number of Larrivees, that I felt were too quiet and just didn't speak to me. That being said, my Forum III does not have a volume problem at all!

As for my wood choice, I had to go with the Spruce based on the fact that it was cut down in 1972 and I knew it was going to be amazing. I also chose Rosewood, because I love Rosewood.

To those waiting for their Forum III's, I think you're just gonna be amazed at this wonderful guitars.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 22, 2009, 01:46:41 AM
   I just put in a bone saddle and ebony pins. Just got sweeter.
danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: photomat on March 22, 2009, 01:58:46 AM

"Hi Guys.  I put some photos of the day up on my facebook page. It was a blast to meet everyone.

Can anyone link Jim's facebook photos here?  I am not on facebook....yet


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 22, 2009, 02:10:04 AM
Can anyone link Jim's facebook photos here?  I am not on facebook....yet
                     Here is the link
   http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1624497255&ref=nf
  not sure if it will work if you are not a member, it depends on Jim's settings
danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: iDavid on March 22, 2009, 09:35:25 AM
Hey Tuff,

What are your impressions of your all hog.  I have one coming soon.............  I hope

david




Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on March 22, 2009, 04:36:17 PM
Hey Tuff,

What are your impressions of your all hog.  I have one coming soon.............  I hope

david




David
I've been asked that a lot.   Rather than re-hash what I've already written I'll direct you to my thread
"Forum III first portrait"  in the pictures section.    If you go through the first couple of pages there you will be able to read my impressions regarding the sound and other features of my all hog Forum III.
There's a couple of pretty good pictures there as well which should make you even more anxious to get your hands on your own Forum III.    Of course you can PM me if you have any specific questions and I'll try to answer the  best I can. 


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: iDavid on March 22, 2009, 11:03:31 PM
found it and thanks


what tuners are on the F-III's?


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on March 23, 2009, 12:25:39 AM
found it and thanks


what tuners are on the F-III's?

The F-IIIs are getting the standard pings.   They haven't converted to Schallers yet.  They are strung with D'addario EXP phos/bronze lights which sound very good as a matter of fact.  Better than Cleartones in my opinion.

And, in answer to a question on another thread, the case is the standard flat-top that is acutually made for the OM size so it's not a perfect fit but pretty close.



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on March 23, 2009, 01:01:44 AM
If the case bugs you...someone is selling hard to find deluxe CLS cases on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-Larrivee-CLS-Deluxe-Acoustic-Guitar-Hard-Case_W0QQitemZ330272640922QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGuitar_Accessories?_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116

Tempting but I think I'm going to see what arrives this week and probably just live with it.  I rather take the $180 and put it towards a pickup for my new FIII. 

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: photomat on March 23, 2009, 02:22:34 AM
Can you believe it has been almost a week since the tour.  I can not stop thinking about how fun and amazing last week was.  I also can't stop thinking about the guitars heading our (Ok, MY way) way.

Thanks to all who made it to Vancouver for such a great time.




Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 23, 2009, 03:21:39 AM
The F-IIIs are getting the standard pings.   They haven't converted to Schallers yet.  They are strung with D'addario EXP phos/bronze lights which sound very good as a matter of fact.  Better than Cleartones in my opinion.

And, in answer to a question on another thread, the case is the standard flat-top that is acutually made for the OM size so it's not a perfect fit but pretty close.


              One of my Pings is slipping a tad, but they are ok.  My case fits nicely, like it was made for the LS. I tried to put the F-III in y Martin OM-21 formed case and it was way to big. ie. the F-III was too large to fit in the OM-21 Case.
               It will seem a bit strange to read this, but to have a less expensive case takes the worries out of carrying it around. Which I did today, it went wherever I went, so it won't be long and the case will have battle scars.
danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on March 23, 2009, 03:29:36 AM
Can you believe it has been almost a week since the tour.  I can not stop thinking about how fun and amazing last week was.  I also can't stop thinking about the guitars heading our (Ok, MY way) way.

Thanks to all who made it to Vancouver for such a great time.

Hey Photomat,

I think what you are really saying is that this whole Forum III adventure has really been a once in a lifetime event.  I've told a few people what has gone on over the last few months with this Forum III project and they have been completely blown away.  I know this isn't the first Forum guitar but I think there was something special that went on this time around.  Whether it was the much higher number of participants, the hundreds of pages of discussion around the planning of the guitar, the number of people that signed up, the involvement by John Larrivee and his Facebook photos, the extra effort by the Larrivee employees...and of course...the tour last week...and your photos.  Its all been magic!!!

Thats probably why you can't stop thinking about it.  Its just so cool and you were a part of it.  We were all a part of it.  The whole thing was a "game changer".

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 23, 2009, 03:40:22 AM
        Here is a post from d. about the tone on the MH/IS F-III   I thought some would like to see this.

    "I played Danny's as well... i took his to a small room in Mike's house by myself and although i am "rosewood ears" guy this one has some real strengths.. esp in the high end.. and again this guitar would not buzz, played like butter, headroom beyond anywhere i would be taking it too.." 
 
                 This is another one of d.'s posts. Some folks can just say stuff better like Tuffy and d.

I played Danny's guitar, and i lurrved the action - Edwin did the best factory set up i have ever touched / seen / felt / played.... but Danny did ask how my Webber is set up with Edwin in the room...

I loved Danny's LS, it is very resonant & alive... great trebbles up the neck, sold bark at the bottom.. and this from a rosewood ears guy..     


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: tuffythepug on March 23, 2009, 04:01:08 AM
Matt
As I read your post it dawned on me that exactly one week ago at this time I was sitting down having dinner with people who, up until then, had been only names on the forum.  Although I had met Dependan last summer, people like Dermot, Lyric-girl, Tadol,and rmp60912 suddenly became flesh and blood to me.  I remember how eerily exhilirating that first meeting was.  Likewise, the next morning when you, Johnny 37, and Vancouver Southpaw became just Matt, John, and Mike.   And then here was John Larrivee showing my my guitar and Jeremy showing me how it was made....on and on
ending in the wonderful laughing and playing and singing at Mikes afterwards.  It was like I was dreaming while wide awake.  And then it was over and I was winging my way back home.   I spent several hours in two airports on the way home.  Everywhere I went people would see my case and ask me "What is a Larrivee" so I would tell them the story of the Fourm III and then open the case and show my guitar off proudly.  Without fail they would just shake their heads in amazement and tell me how great the whole story was and how beautiful the Forum III was.  If they asked, I pulled it out and played a bit for them and they all said how great it sounded and what a great experience I was lucky enough to be a part of.
I would just nod and say it was truly a once-in-a-lifetime event.    From what I have read here from others who were there I'm not alone in my feelings about this saga.  Today I showed my guitar to my daughter (Frankies Mom) and showed her pictures of the tour and the jam.   She was so happy for me and she almost had a tear in her eye when I told her the best part of the whole deal is that I've made friends that I think I will have for a very long time.  The Forum III guitar is just icing on the cake.


The value of my guitar cannot be measured in how many dollars it cost me.   You can't buy a story like this with all the money in the world.  And now it's mine and yours to tell and to enjoy forever.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 23, 2009, 04:07:58 AM
Matt
As I read your post it dawned on me that exactly one week ago at this time I was sitting down having dinner with people who, up until then, had been only names on the forum.  Although I had met Dependan last summer, people like Dermot, Lyric-girl, Tadol,and rmp60912 suddenly became flesh and blood to me.  I remember how eerily exhilirating that first meeting was.  Likewise, the next morning when you, Johnny 37, and Vancouver Southpaw became just Matt, John, and Mike.   And then here was John Larrivee showing my my guitar and Jeremy showing me how it was made....on and on
ending in the wonderful laughing and playing and singing at Mikes afterwards.  It was like I was dreaming while wide awake.  And then it was over and I was winging my way back home.   I spent several hours in two airports on the way home.  Everywhere I went people would see my case and ask me "What is a Larrivee" so I would tell them the story of the Fourm III and then open the case and show my guitar off proudly.  Without fail they would just shake their heads in amazement and tell me how great the whole story was and how beautiful the Forum III was.  If they asked, I pulled it out and played a bit for them and they all said how great it sounded and what a great experience I was lucky enough to be a part of.
I would just nod and say it was truly a once-in-a-lifetime event.    From what I have read here from others who were there I'm not alone in my feelings about this saga.  Today I showed my guitar to my daughter (Frankies Mom) and showed her pictures of the tour and the jam.   She was so happy for me and she almost had a tear in her eye when I told her the best part of the whole deal is that I've made friends that I think I will have for a very long time.  The Forum III guitar is just icing on the cake.


The value of my guitar cannot be measured in how many dollars it cost me.   You can't buy a story like this with all the money in the world.  And now it's mine and yours to tell and to enjoy forever.
            Lynn, I can't help but reflect on that anxious meeting last September in a park in Davis, Ca. It seems so very long ago now.
danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: photomat on March 23, 2009, 04:16:10 AM
Hey Photomat,

I think what you are really saying is that this whole Forum III adventure has really been a once in a lifetime event.  I've told a few people what has gone on over the last few months with this Forum III project and they have been completely blown away.  I know this isn't the first Forum guitar but I think there was something special that went on this time around.  Whether it was the much higher number of participants, the hundreds of pages of discussion around the planning of the guitar, the number of people that signed up, the involvement by John Larrivee and his Facebook photos, the extra effort by the Larrivee employees...and of course...the tour last week...and your photos.  Its all been magic!!!

Thats probably why you can't stop thinking about it.  Its just so cool and you were a part of it.  We were all a part of it.  The whole thing was a "game changer".

Jordan.

Jordan, That is exactly how I feel about what I said.  I can tell you are excited about getting yours.  Maybe this week????


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: photomat on March 23, 2009, 04:19:30 AM
            Lynn, I can't help but reflect on that anxious meeting last September in a park in Davis, Ca. It seems so very long ago now.
danny

Dan, It seems like a week from last Thursday since I met you at the local train station...

Oh wait, it was .... :winkin:

Sure glad to hear you are enjoying your guitar.  I went to a couple local stores looking for used Larrivees today, but only found one.  I sure miss my LS03



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on March 23, 2009, 09:14:23 AM
The value of my guitar cannot be measured in how many dollars it cost me.   You can't buy a story like this with all the money in the world.  And now it's mine and yours to tell and to enjoy forever.

I agree Tuffy (and I don't have mine yet).  It has never crossed my mind that this guitar was too expensive for what it is, even though it  cost me considerably more than it cost you guys, and considerably more than I could get a very nice small bodied guitar in the UK.  The whole thing has been great to be part of.

I feel slightly sorry for those who didn't jump on board, and hoped that a few would come up second hand quite quickly after completion.  I fear that may not be the case!!

There is a thread on the AGF just now about 'what makes a lifer', a guitar that you would never sell.  I think Larivee have found the magic recipe, and have just made 78 of them!

Without John posting the pictures on Facebook, and the factory tour etc., this would have been a much less memorable experience.  Little things, and a bit of thought, care and attention to detail can make such a huge difference.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 23, 2009, 11:50:47 AM
I agree Tuffy (and I don't have mine yet).  It has never crossed my mind that this guitar was too expensive for what it is, even though it  cost me considerably more than it cost you guys, and considerably more than I could get a very nice small bodied guitar in the UK.  The whole thing has been great to be part of.

I feel slightly sorry for those who didn't jump on board, and hoped that a few would come up second hand quite quickly after completion.  I fear that may not be the case!!

There is a thread on the AGF just now about 'what makes a lifer', a guitar that you would never sell.  I think Larivee have found the magic recipe, and have just made 78 of them!

Without John posting the pictures on Facebook, and the factory tour etc., this would have been a much less memorable experience.  Little things, and a bit of thought, care and attention to detail can make such a huge difference.

   Ben I think the "Forum" helped a little with the formula :winkin:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on March 23, 2009, 12:42:39 PM
   Ben I think the "Forum" helped a little with the formula :winkin:
:+1:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Denis on March 23, 2009, 01:58:57 PM
I traded emails with Jim this morning and gave him my work address.  If they were to deliver it to my house, I would probably have to wait an extra day.  I wouldn't be home so whomaever Larrivee is using for the direct ship would have to leave me a delivery notice and I'd go the next day.  If I have it shipped to my work address, it arrives, and I get it!  I would love for them to ship today and to get the guitar on Friday...that would rock!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on March 23, 2009, 02:15:01 PM
I traded emails with Jim this morning and gave him my work address.  If they were to deliver it to my house, I would probably have to wait an extra day.  I wouldn't be home so whomaever Larrivee is using for the direct ship would have to leave me a delivery notice and I'd go the next day.  If I have it shipped to my work address, it arrives, and I get it!  I would love for them to ship today and to get the guitar on Friday...that would rock!

Denis,

Apparently they ship UPS. My experiences with UPS is they will just leave the item at your door.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Denis on March 23, 2009, 02:18:10 PM
Denis,

Apparently they ship UPS. My experiences with UPS is they will just leave the item at your door.

Guitar Adoptions shipped my OO-50 to my house and when I wasn't there, they'd left me a delivery notice.  Then I made arrangements to go pick it up on my way to work. 

UPS stops by my office daily so I hope it gets here quicker this way...if they give me a tracking number, then I can follow its progress too...


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on March 23, 2009, 04:32:33 PM
Just paid the GST (Goods and Services Tax for those non-Canucks) and my guitar will be shipped out when it's ready. To confirm, the shipping method for Canadian addresses is definitely UPS and you may need to ask them to email you the tracking number. GST receipts will be included in the shipping box. My understanding is that we will need to contact Jim to get our guitar invoices and hats.

By the way, expect a further batch of guitars to be done in the next day or two.


Wow, it's all coming together.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on March 23, 2009, 04:46:30 PM
Just an update....

My guitar got shipped out on Friday.  Denika just sent me an email a few minutes ago with the UPS tracking number.  They definately use UPS within Canada.  Its doesn't show a delivery date yet but given that Toronto is a major hub for UPS, I'd expect it to arrive in the next day or so. 

I'm getting very excited...

Jordan.



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BlastersFan55 on March 23, 2009, 04:53:46 PM
Been on vacation for a couple of weeks with no computer, and it's great to see how far things have come since I left.  Getting excited myself!



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 23, 2009, 08:46:39 PM
Just an update....

My guitar got shipped out on Friday.  Denika just sent me an email a few minutes ago with the UPS tracking number.  They definately use UPS within Canada.  Its doesn't show a delivery date yet but given that Toronto is a major hub for UPS, I'd expect it to arrive in the next day or so. 

I'm getting very excited...

Jordan.


  Get yer camera ready!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on March 23, 2009, 08:58:58 PM
  Get yer camera ready!

Not to worry.  I'm going to be the first person to take "unboxing pictures" when the baby arrives.  There will be pictures of the UPS truck, the driver, the box, the shipping label...the guitar.  Stay tuned.

Can you tell the wait is driving me crazy???   :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on March 23, 2009, 09:04:42 PM
Not to worry.  I'm going to be the first person to take "unboxing pictures" when the baby arrives.  There will be pictures of the UPS truck, the driver, the box, the shipping label...the guitar.  Stay tuned.

Can you tell the wait is driving me crazy???   :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

Jordan.


I have to wait until my wife is present to take pictures when I get mine, so you can see pics of the UPS van, the delivery guy, the box, the case and then BenF passed out on the floor from the excitement!

Looking forward to seeing more guitars as they get delivered over the coming weeks.  I was planning on my forum guitar being delivered being my 1000th post, but there is no way I can contain myself that long!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Trinity Guitars on March 23, 2009, 09:06:20 PM
  Shipping update. 16 guitars shipped today. It takes 8 to 10 business days for delivery from BC to me. I do not know which ones shipped. Some are likely the silver oak and Bubinga John and I picked out when I was there. The rest will be forum III guitars. If I have your set up info already and you have paid for your guitar you do not need to do anything. Once your guitar arrives here I will let you know by email or phone. I will be able to set up 5 or 6 guitars a day and ship them to you. If you have not paid in full yet you can do that any time. If your guitar arrives before your payment I will notify you that it is here and set it aside until it is paid for. I expect now to have a batch of guitars shipping every week. I will do my best to keep up and turn them around to you as fast as I can while maintaining high quality work on the set ups.
  For you Canadian folks. I have started to pack up and ship your hats and sales receipts.

I am going to need a vacation when this is over.    Lets see....... where can I go and get away with my Forum III guitar to learn so new tunes?

Jim Holler


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Dotneck on March 23, 2009, 09:50:30 PM
I am going to need a vacation when this is over.    Lets see....... where can I go and get away with my Forum III guitar to learn so new tunes?

Jim Holler

Go to Vancouver!

good luck Jim...hang in there until the rush is over...


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: photomat on March 23, 2009, 10:34:50 PM
.
  For you Canadian folks. I have started to pack up and ship your hats and sales receipts.


Jim Holler

Thanks Jim for the update!  Don't forget to include some picks for those who were not in vancouver.  I passed them out at the tour for those present.

Thanks

Matt



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: pennerblue on March 23, 2009, 10:57:16 PM

I am going to need a vacation when this is over.    Lets see....... where can I go and get away with my Forum III guitar to learn so new tunes?

Jim Holler

Jim-

You could come to Wisconsin for vacation.  Lots of cheese and beer (great biking too).  Then you could just drop me FIII off at my house and I wouldn't have to worry about shipping damage (like the last one that I bought off of eBay). :wink:


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on March 23, 2009, 11:54:06 PM
 Shipping update. 16 guitars shipped today. It takes 8 to 10 business days for delivery from BC to me. I do not know which ones shipped. Some are likely the silver oak and Bubinga John and I picked out when I was there. The rest will be forum III guitars. If I have your set up info already and you have paid for your guitar you do not need to do anything. Once your guitar arrives here I will let you know by email or phone. I will be able to set up 5 or 6 guitars a day and ship them to you. If you have not paid in full yet you can do that any time. If your guitar arrives before your payment I will notify you that it is here and set it aside until it is paid for. I expect now to have a batch of guitars shipping every week. I will do my best to keep up and turn them around to you as fast as I can while maintaining high quality work on the set ups.
  For you Canadian folks. I have started to pack up and ship your hats and sales receipts.

I am going to need a vacation when this is over.    Lets see....... where can I go and get away with my Forum III guitar to learn so new tunes?

Jim Holler

Thanks for the update about the hats and the receipt!

You should take your daughter, your FIII, and yourself to Italy to pick out some of that fine pale wood for your next Gallagher hybrid.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on March 24, 2009, 05:53:03 AM
The value of my guitar cannot be measured in how many dollars it cost me.   You can't buy a story like this with all the money in the world.  And now it's mine and yours to tell and to enjoy forever.

Lynn,

You should be a writer man! Oh, wait, you are already. Have you ever considered writing books? I'd buy your books and you'd be one of my favorite authors. It's a delight to read your posts. I don't know how anyone can express our feelings about this whole FG III experience any better than you just did and are still doing.

Dollar for dollar, paying Canadian bucks for our FG III makes for a hefty purchase. But, I hardly think about the price.

When I hold my FG III, the smell, the feel, the sweet sweet sound, the deep bass, the mids, the highs, the cutaway, the maple binding in contrast to the dark rosewood, the creamy top... it's all I could ever ask for in a guitar.

Then, the FG III becomes priceless, when I think of all the people and the many friends who thought of, designed, produced this very special guitar. We got treated to a grand tour of the Factory and walked out with our guitars and jammed together playing our gits after.

ricky


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on March 24, 2009, 05:58:51 AM
There is a thread on the AGF just now about 'what makes a lifer', a guitar that you would never sell.  I think Larivee have found the magic recipe, and have just made 78 of them!

Ben, I think at some point in the FG III discussion, it was dubbed "my growing old guitar".

You know how much I was raving about my OM-40? I became happier with it when I changed from Cleartone lights to Elixir Mediums. Now I want to switch to D'addario phosphor bronze (lights) to check if it (OM-40) would be as clear and as articulate as my FG III.

The FG III guitar in any wood combo is a keeper!

ricky




Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: rpm60912 on March 24, 2009, 06:08:20 AM
   Ben I think the "Forum" helped a little with the formula :winkin:

Danny,

I thought I'd log on to the Forum tonight to specifically thank you, Tad and Tuffy for what the world now knows as the Forum Guitar III.

I believe this guitar sounds incredibly sweet and does all what I want it to do because of the Italian Spruce. If there is one physical material that makes this git so very special, it would have to be the IS and the availability of the South American mahogany.

Of course, it had to be 4" deep - even though I don't have any shoulder issues at this point, now, I shun away from guitars that are more than 4" deep.

Then, Tad dubbed the nomenclature, LSV-03 === which is exactly what I ordered in the original recipe wood combo - rosewood/IS.

Finally, we got ourselves the Tuffy-fret-to-the-body.

Thank You my Forum Friends.     
Thank you Jim H.   
Thank you John Jr. and your fine factory crew who put so much care in building our dream guitar - the guitar I've always wanted..

ricky


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: strawintogold on March 24, 2009, 11:12:07 AM
Ooooo, silver oak and bubinga you say? The Bubinga I bought from Jim just continues to amaze me. It really has a tone all it's own, none of that 'between this or that. It has a very organic, woody, dry sort of tone and then the midrange kicks in. Heaven,

holly


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on March 24, 2009, 12:28:57 PM
Danny,

I thought I'd log on to the Forum tonight to specifically thank you, Tad and Tuffy for what the world now knows as the Forum Guitar III.

I believe this guitar sounds incredibly sweet and does all what I want it to do because of the Italian Spruce. If there is one physical material that makes this git so very special, it would have to be the IS and the availability of the South American mahogany.

Of course, it had to be 4" deep - even though I don't have any shoulder issues at this point, now, I shun away from guitars that are more than 4" deep.

Then, Tad dubbed the nomenclature, LSV-03 === which is exactly what I ordered in the original recipe wood combo - rosewood/IS.

Finally, we got ourselves the Tuffy-fret-to-the-body.

Thank You my Forum Friends.    
Thank you Jim H.   
Thank you John Jr. and your fine factory crew who put so much care in building our dream guitar - the guitar I've always wanted..

ricky

Ricky,

Very well said and my sentiments exactly. Thanks guys.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on March 24, 2009, 12:39:03 PM
I think a great deal of thanks is also due to you Ricky, given that you started the thing, and had the enthusiasm to make it work where previous attempts have died after a few days.

I know, and I appreciate very much, that others put in a great deal of effort to this process, but I reckon it wouldn't have happened without you behind it Ricky.

 :thumbsup and happy  :guitar for a long time with the guitar you've always wanted.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Denis on March 24, 2009, 12:53:24 PM
Still waiting to hear whether mine's been shipped or not.

Yeah, Ricky, you did good...Danny, Tuffy...cheers to all of you for getting this thing going.  If ever there's a Forum IV, I might jump on the bandwagon again.  I know all the previous talk of the "next" forum guitar centered around a OO which I've already got in mahogany at least.  I could use a OO in rosewood though!!!



Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: limnephilidae on March 24, 2009, 01:44:53 PM
Still waiting to hear whether mine's been shipped or not.

Yeah, Ricky, you did good...Danny, Tuffy...cheers to all of you for getting this thing going.  If ever there's a Forum IV, I might jump on the bandwagon again.  I know all the previous talk of the "next" forum guitar centered around a OO which I've already got in mahogany at least.  I could use a OO in rosewood though!!!



If you're planning the Forum IV then I would suggest a Jumbo with maple back and sides. Alas, that discussion probably belongs in a different thread. I don't have the heart or wallet to open it right now. There's only FIII in my eyes.  :arrow


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: LaminateBoy on March 24, 2009, 02:12:06 PM
If you're planning the Forum IV then I would suggest a Jumbo with maple back and sides.   :arrow


Oh yes! Sign me up for that bad boy.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on March 24, 2009, 02:16:56 PM

Oh yes! Sign me up for that bad boy.

With a 12 string option!




......



sorry, sorry, getting carried away now.

Forum IV is already considered in another thread - OO size i understand.  The Jumbo will need to be the forum V.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 24, 2009, 03:27:35 PM
  I want one too, but my shoulder aches thinking about it. But I do have a 00-09 maple to comfort me. ;-)

   And yes thanks to Ricky, Randy, Tad ,Tuffy, Jim and all the ones who kept a positive momentum going until we realized this goal.
danny


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: photomat on March 24, 2009, 05:27:21 PM
                     Here is the link
   http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1624497255&ref=nf
  not sure if it will work if you are not a member, it depends on Jim's settings
danny

Thanks Danny, I missed this and I see that MR LSV posted the photos.




Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Jagadis on March 25, 2009, 05:26:20 PM
My new Forum III is being delivered by UPS tomorrow!!!  Its going to be a long sleepness night tonight...

Jordan.

Type:  Package     
Status:  In Transit 
Rescheduled Delivery:  26/03/2009   
Shipped To:  TORONTO, ON, CA   
Shipped/Billed On:  23/03/2009   
Service:  ECONOMY   
Weight:  20.00 Lbs 

Jordan.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 25, 2009, 05:38:24 PM
My new Forum III is being delivered by UPS tomorrow!!!  Its going to be a long sleepness night tonight...

Jordan.

Type:  Package    
Status:  In Transit 
Rescheduled Delivery:  26/03/2009   
Shipped To:  TORONTO, ON, CA   
Shipped/Billed On:  23/03/2009   
Service:  ECONOMY   
Weight:  20.00 Lbs 

Jordan.

   We are waiting with you Jordan


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: photomat on March 25, 2009, 06:03:46 PM
Oh the wait....  That is great news.  I can hardly wait for your future posts with your impressions and photos...

Matt


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: lyric_girl on March 25, 2009, 07:56:00 PM
Congratulations Jordan,

Can't wait to hear about your happy dance!


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on March 25, 2009, 08:19:37 PM
So. Should this thread end, for some of you the wait is over.

Are we ready for a thread: Forum III owners discussion


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 25, 2009, 08:33:26 PM
So. Should this thread end, for some of you the wait is over.

Are we ready for a thread: Forum III owners discussion
You started it, I guess it's your call. But it would be cool to see a new thread with Jordan and others unwrapping boxes and posting comments and pics of F-III's


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Trinity Guitars on March 25, 2009, 08:34:32 PM
So. Should this thread end, for some of you the wait is over.

Are we ready for a thread: Forum III owners discussion
 Randy,  I am still waiting for mine to show up!  Might be in the group on its way here now.
Jim Holler


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: es-335 on March 25, 2009, 08:37:03 PM
Randy, in my opinion, until BenF gets his.. we should keep this open... :p

But like Danny said, it's your call:)


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: BenF on March 25, 2009, 09:14:02 PM
Randy, in my opinion, until BenF gets his.. we should keep this open... :p

But like Danny said, it's your call:)
Hey, no need to be cheeky, I am not that bad!!!

I promise to shut up about my guitar.  I am enjoying seeing everyone else rave about their guitars, and agree it should be part III.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Danny on March 25, 2009, 09:19:02 PM
Hey, no need to be cheeky, I am not that bad!!!

I promise to shut up about my guitar.  I am enjoying seeing everyone else rave about their guitars, and agree it should be part III.
Then let's move on.


Title: Re: Forum Guitar III, discussion II - The Wait
Post by: Randy_R on March 25, 2009, 09:59:52 PM
The new thread to discuss Forum III's arriving and your impressions and questions and admiration is: http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=26162.0

Moving on. This thread is closed.