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Title: F-III STRUMMER !!!!
Post by: Danny on August 03, 2013, 05:26:09 PM
    I just got through banging the heck out of my F-III on the song "New Horizons" by Justin Hayward (Moody Blues). I started in a medium strum and when it gets to the instrumental part I can't play lead so I really laid into the strumming and MY F-III does not fall apart! It just comes alive and keeps up with whatever I put it through. I even have a very low action and didn't notice any buzzing.

                         I guess mine must be a good one, eh? :blush:


Title: Re: F-III STRUMMER !!!!
Post by: headsup on August 03, 2013, 05:44:21 PM
Is there such a thing as a "bad" one?   :+1:


Title: Re: F-III STRUMMER !!!!
Post by: Queequeg on August 03, 2013, 05:57:32 PM
I never played an F-III until about a year ago.
I was blown away by it.
So we know that there's at least 2 of them, Danny


Title: Re: F-III STRUMMER !!!!
Post by: Danny on August 03, 2013, 06:04:01 PM
I never played an F-III until about a year ago.
I was blown away by it.
So we know that there's at least 2 of them, Danny
I think you may have played Rogers. His is an identical twin to mine.
I have always enjoyed my F3 as a finger style and light strummer, but maybe after four years it really is just getting better.


Title: Re: F-III STRUMMER !!!!
Post by: Barefoot Rob on August 03, 2013, 06:14:54 PM
Though I don't own an FIII I have owned a few LS's and have always strummed  and I don't understand why so many only concider them fingerstyle guitars.Really glad you were to hear what this body style can do. :thumbsup


Title: Re: F-III STRUMMER !!!!
Post by: Danny on August 03, 2013, 06:17:50 PM
Though I don't own an FIII I have owned a few LS's and have always strummed  and I don't understand why so many only concider them fingerstyle guitars.Really glad you were to hear what this body style can do. :thumbsup
The LS is my favorite style, with the OO,, OOO OM right behind.


Title: Re: F-III STRUMMER !!!!
Post by: Queequeg on August 03, 2013, 06:20:51 PM
Indeed it was Roger's F-3 I played.
OK, unclrob, I admit I fingerpicked it but I heard others that day strumming it.
This guitar handles both with equal aplomb.


Title: Re: F-III STRUMMER !!!!
Post by: Barefoot Rob on August 04, 2013, 01:50:38 AM
If I ever had money to buy guitars again an LS03 is on the list.....For now my LS10 will have to do..ya know what I mean.....


Title: Re: F-III STRUMMER !!!!
Post by: bobw on August 04, 2013, 02:08:53 AM
 :nana_guitar    :guitar    :nana_guitar    :guitar   This is me taking turns with my LS-03 (a great strummer) and my "OO" (a great finger picker).

Wish I could play as good as my guitars deserve.... someday...

I'm a very blessed man!!!!!   :nana_guitar    :guitar


Title: Re: F-III STRUMMER !!!!
Post by: bluesman67 on August 04, 2013, 03:13:50 AM
 :thumb


Title: Re: F-III STRUMMER !!!!
Post by: Tuba Mike on August 04, 2013, 05:46:22 PM
Indeed it was Roger's F-3 I played.
OK, unclrob, I admit I fingerpicked it but I heard others that day strumming it.
This guitar handles both with equal aplomb.

I also played Roger's F III that day and as I've stated before, it still haunts me.  Beautiful guitar.  The feel and sound were wonderful.  I am a newbie to guitar and at that, that F III has been one of the nicest guitars I have played.  Are they all that nice or is it just Roger's and Dan's.?  My guess is they are all going to be pretty nice.


Title: Re: F-III STRUMMER !!!!
Post by: brandon on August 04, 2013, 05:56:17 PM
Sounds like a keeper to me.  :thumbsup


Title: Re: F-III STRUMMER !!!!
Post by: tuffythepug on August 04, 2013, 06:22:23 PM
I also played Roger's F III that day and as I've stated before, it still haunts me.  Beautiful guitar.  The feel and sound were wonderful.  I am a newbie to guitar and at that, that F III has been one of the nicest guitars I have played.  Are they all that nice or is it just Roger's and Dan's.?  My guess is they are all going to be pretty nice.


I've seen and heard several .... in every different wood combo that was made..  Played a few; including my own LS-03 Forum III #3.   Each different wood combo has a slightly different sound.  The Italian Spruce with mahogany like Danny's  is especially nice.  The Ital. spruce with rosewood is wonderful as well.  Mine is the all-mahogany version and it suits me to a tee.
It also holds up well under aggressive strumming.  But, like Danny, I tend to use it as a fingerpicker mostly and rely on my L-10 for the strumming.   The folks in Vancouver really knocked it out of the park with the Forum III build.   


Title: Re: F-III STRUMMER !!!!
Post by: JDS Guitar on August 04, 2013, 07:17:25 PM
    I just got through banging the heck out of my F-III on the song "New Horizons" by Justin Hayward (Moody Blues). I started in a medium strum and when it gets to the instrumental part I can't play lead so I really laid into the strumming and MY F-III does not fall apart! It just comes alive and keeps up with whatever I put it through. I even have a very low action and didn't notice any buzzing.

                         I guess mine must be a good one, eh? :blush:

Nice. Always good to be well satisfied by a guitar. :)

I'm not surprised it strums well. Larrivee makes a pretty stout guitar...generally very versatile and responsive. With Jean Larrivee being to wood expert he is, I suspect he chooses his Italian spruce (and every other top wood used) to meet the versatility requirement.


Title: Re: F-III STRUMMER !!!!
Post by: YOUNG AT HEART on August 04, 2013, 07:28:36 PM
Hey Danny-----steady on a bit !......you sound like a bit of a guitar banger and thrasher !

I had you mentally down as more of a twinky, twiddly,  sort of plucker !        :wave


Title: Re: F-III STRUMMER !!!!
Post by: bluesman67 on August 04, 2013, 07:55:30 PM
12 Frets to the neck on the FIII LS and also the FI & FII OM is nothing short of special.  Because of this, for years I've often wondered why on God's green earth doesn't Mr. Larrivee actually just produce 12 Fretters in these sizes for mass distribution so that so many more can enjoy the special tone that's provided. 


Title: Re: F-III STRUMMER !!!!
Post by: Danny on August 04, 2013, 08:00:25 PM
12 Frets to the neck on the FIII LS and also the FI & FII OM is nothing short of special.  Because of this, for years I've often wondered why on God's green earth doesn't Mr. Larrivee actually just produce 12 Fretters in these sizes for mass distribution so that so many more can enjoy the special tone that's provided. 
:+1:


Title: Re: F-III STRUMMER !!!!
Post by: Tuba Mike on August 04, 2013, 08:05:25 PM
12 Frets to the neck on the FIII LS and also the FI & FII OM is nothing short of special.  Because of this, for years I've often wondered why on God's green earth doesn't Mr. Larrivee actually just produce 12 Fretters in these sizes for mass distribution so that so many more can enjoy the special tone that's provided. 

Don't forget the F IV. 

 I see Danny's 1 and raise it  :+1:


Title: Re: F-III STRUMMER !!!!
Post by: bluesman67 on August 04, 2013, 08:07:32 PM
Don't forget the F IV. 

 I see Danny's 1 and raise it  :+1:

No doubt!  I don't have first hand knowledge/experience with that one but I have no doubt!


Title: Re: F-III STRUMMER !!!!
Post by: Danny on August 04, 2013, 08:13:20 PM
Don't forget the F IV. 

 I see Danny's 1 and raise it  :+1:
You do know we asked Larrivee to make these models for us. I actually talked to Jean before the F-III was thought of and he had no interest in the LS or OO then. About 6 months later we ordered 78 LS F-III models. I think he was happy to find a way to use a bunch of the Italian Spruce he had scored.
        And we were happy to get it. :winkin:


Title: Re: F-III STRUMMER !!!!
Post by: hawkeye99 on August 05, 2013, 05:20:21 PM
I just put extra lights on my Forum III for the first time. I haven't heard it sounding so good.