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« on: May 15, 2008, 02:21:36 PM »

Well - #8 of 10 Forum II arrived yesterday. I finally got one. I have been wanting one of those since they came out. Well, I sat around and played that baby for about 4 hours last night and I can't wait to get home from work to play some more.

I am so psyched!!! I will post some pictures later, but I just wanted to share my good fortune with you all.
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2008, 02:34:26 PM »

So glad it found a great "Forum" home!!

Enjoy it Dane,

Joe
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2008, 03:55:36 PM »

Those are great guitars...I can't remember anyone selling a forum guitar that did not have some sellers remorse after the deed was done.  Enjoy it!  mmmmmmm....'hog tops!
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2008, 05:51:48 PM »

jwb - You have a nice collection of git-fiddles...How is that JCL 40th? I have been pining over those, but I went with the Forum II instead.
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2008, 05:59:09 PM »


I'm a newbie...

Can someone please tell me what a Forum II is?

Thanks,

Adam
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2008, 06:38:02 PM »

Adam,

It will probably never happen again, for various reasons, mainly the difficulty of agreeing on specs within a reasonable price to attract enough people, but twice before there were special limited edition "Forum" Guitars produced by Larrivée to fill orders from a group of people on this forum.

An attempt to do it a third time collapsed under the weight of indecision.
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2008, 06:42:36 PM »

I'm a newbie...
Can someone please tell me what a Forum II is?
Thanks,
Adam

First of all Welcome!   welcome  

The Forum Guitar of which they are speaking was a specially designed guitar made for the members of this Forum.  There were actually 2 runs of these guitars made (hence the II).  They are basically a 12-fret version of the OM-03MT...with upgraded Rosette.  They did also make a few Spruce topped versions and even a couple of Lefty's...for those who play backward...

They are special guitars by all accounts.  The 12 fret configuration shifts the saddle and bridge a little further back into the center of the lower bout...this seems to give them a slightly improved bass response.  Of course this is all based on hearsay as I have never had the pleasure of playing one.  I'm sure you'll hear alot more from people who have.

Cheers,

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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2008, 07:16:52 PM »

Second that!

I was exceptionally lucky and picked up #17 of the first run from a forum member a short while ago. Notes seem to leap from it, with a crispness and pureness that is very different from the rosewood/spruce I was used to, and the 12 fret neck makes it a very comfortable guitar to play. I can definitely say that in the event of an emergency, I'm carrying that one with me in one hand. Still not sure what I'd take in the other - 

The biggest problem is that now I have started looking for other all mahogany, or koa, or blackwood, or ??  Larrivees to buy. Luckily for my wife and our marriage, they don't seem to come up for sale very often -

I hope someday another run of special guitars like this could be put together. I'm sure it would take some effort, but for those who got them, it would well be worth it.

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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2008, 07:24:09 PM »

I have #9 of the first runof 17.

Blue & Tad are both right. A 12 fret on an all mahogany OM body gives a delightfully resonant, yet articulate sound........kind of mellow and clean all at the same time, and surprisingly loud, too.

Keep your eyes open around here, they come up for sale every once in a while, but with a total of only 27 in existance they don't last too long on the classifieds. Maybe if someone has some pics on a server they could post them. I've got the pics but not on our server.

Gary
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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2008, 08:15:11 PM »

I have an OM-05MT and also #1/10 of the Forum II.  Both are typically sweet Larrivee hogs but they do have their
differences.  The 12-fret neck definitely feels different as your wrist is closer to your body.  It also sounds
a little larger, less crisp than the 14-fret.  I also have a Harmony H-165 all hog that sounds different than
both.  I've played some spruce Larrivee OM's and they sound, to me at least, very different than the MT's.
That said, you can never have enough hog!



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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2008, 08:27:01 PM »


This little Forum Guitar discussion comes at just about the right time for me to ask if anyone has put a bone saddle in their MT Forum and, if so, how did it work out? I just put a bone saddle in my OMV-03 and I like it a lot, so I'm thinking about adding a bone to my Forum MT.

Gary

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« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2008, 12:52:31 AM »

Here's a spruce top #7 from run #1...

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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2008, 01:03:39 AM »

Don't need to ask twice for me to show mine off!

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« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2008, 01:41:54 AM »

I have an OM-05MT and also #1/10 of the Forum II.  Both are typically sweet Larrivee hogs but they do have their
differences.  The 12-fret neck definitely feels different as your wrist is closer to your body.  It also sounds
a little larger, less crisp than the 14-fret.  I also have a Harmony H-165 all hog that sounds different than
both.  I've played some spruce Larrivee OM's and they sound, to me at least, very different than the MT's.
That said, you can never have enough hog!



-rick



Hey Rick,

 I am glad I found it. That #1 used to be mine. If you ever want to part with it, give me a holler. Enjoy!!!



V/R

Dom
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« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2008, 02:54:33 AM »

Hey Rick,

I am glad I found it. That #1 used to be mine. If you ever want to part with it, give me a holler. Enjoy!!!

V/R

Dom

Hi Dom.  I got it from pickngrin - I assumed he was the original owner.  He took great care of her and I haven't changed anything on it.  It is nice that most of these have stayed in within forum members.  Although lately I've been playing the Harmony the most only because the string spacing at the saddle is a tad more.  I've been working thru Stefan Grossman's DVD's and also some rags and find that the additional spacing really helps me.  If I ever get an 00-50MT or 000-50MT, I might part with it... I must say, the OM-05MT stays mostly in the case because I got it new and it's too nice - I'm afraid to play it!

Also, forgot to congratulate danerada on the new Forum.  Is there anything better than getting a new guitar that's as good as you hoped?

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« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2008, 01:37:11 PM »

Also, forgot to congratulate danerada on the new Forum.  Is there anything better than getting a new guitar that's as good as you hoped?

-rick


This guitar has superceded my expectaions! One of my best friends owns #7 and I love that guitar, but mine is better  . You are right Rick - few things are better....
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« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2008, 02:00:49 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2008, 04:05:21 PM »

Wooohooo!!! Randy - That is a great picture! i will post some pics of mine when I get a chance. (when i can put it down long enough). I love the ebony tuners...I am thinking of putting them on my OM-10.
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« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2008, 08:15:06 PM »

Yes they are incredible and I'm sure we are making you jealous, bhika posted mine for sale and I snatched it up within 20 minutes...only 2 lefties were made.  They are louder and have more bass and oh so sweet sounding.  I love mine so much, I named my band after her.  Here is my Charlotte and a few of her Forum I siblings.



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« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2008, 12:41:16 AM »

 nice guitar nice guitar nice guitar  BUT... I don't need any more G.A.S.
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