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« Reply #1580 on: December 28, 2008, 12:59:21 AM »

Okay, the Forum III LS-03 dimensions are set:  15.25 , 10.00 , 11.25".  But what is the body length going to be?

I'm curious what dimensions people have in mind who are saying that the III is too large for them, and perhaps that it is too close to being an OM with 4" depth.
just look back a page , I guess that won't help, sorry.


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« Reply #1581 on: December 28, 2008, 01:03:26 AM »

The 1/4" difference between the old LS and the new Forum III LS doesn't really factor into the equation for me.  The reason this guitar is unique is that its a 12-fret guitar, it has a 4" depth, it will be built of real mahogany and/or Italian spruce, it will have herringbone on the sound hole and herringbone purfing (if desired) and it is available with a cutaway option (if desired)...all in an 03 format that is comfortable to play and well suited for fingerstyle.  The design is unique and is not currently sold by Larrivee.

The guitar is special (vs. unique) because we all got together and with the assistance of Ricky, Jim, Randy and others...we made it happen.

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« Reply #1582 on: December 28, 2008, 01:05:34 AM »

The 1/4" difference between the old LS and the new Forum III LS doesn't really factor into the equation for me.  The reason this guitar is unique is that its a 12-fret guitar, it has a 4" depth, it will be built of real mahogany and/or Italian spruce, it will have herringbone on the sound hole and herringbone purfing (if desired) and it is available with a cutaway option (if desired)...all in an 03 format that is comfortable to play and well suited for fingerstyle.  The design is unique and is not currently sold by Larrivee.

The guitar is special (vs. unique) because we all got together and with the assistance of Ricky, Jim, Randy and others...we made it happen.

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« Reply #1583 on: December 28, 2008, 01:25:11 AM »

The 1/4" difference between the old LS and the new Forum III LS doesn't really factor into the equation for me.  The reason this guitar is unique is that its a 12-fret guitar, it has a 4" depth, it will be built of real mahogany and/or Italian spruce, it will have herringbone on the sound hole and herringbone purfing (if desired) and it is available with a cutaway option (if desired)...all in an 03 format that is comfortable to play and well suited for fingerstyle.  The design is unique and is not currently sold by Larrivee.

The guitar is special (vs. unique) because we all got together and with the assistance of Ricky, Jim, Randy and others...we made it happen.

Make sense  

Jordan

I agree too.  Sums up my feelings exactly. 

The only problem is that I'm debating now whether to go whole hog.  Think that purfling would look pretty darn sweet around it.

I keep looking at Ben's mahogany thread, and yup  I do like hog in satin finish.  Gotta think..... rolleye
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« Reply #1584 on: December 28, 2008, 01:57:58 AM »

I hear ya. 

I have this nagging feeling that the all hog could be very special indeed, so special that you won't find them used......EVER!!!!!!!

I really can't spare the money now, but I think I may go for it anyway.

I hear you lose some volume with a all hog, but the 12 fret may make-up for that...

I also you that they don't sustain as much as spruce, but I have a Composite Acoustic and it will sustain for 10 minutes if I let it 

So I am looking for comfort, warmth,  and character and that seems to be the HOG!

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« Reply #1585 on: December 28, 2008, 02:16:47 AM »

All hog is VERY special, especially 12 fret. A number of the IS/hog guitars are not all hog because the person ordering it has the original Forum OM, all hog, 12 fret. This is a killer deal if you are looking for that especially in a new w/warranty, Larrivee.

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« Reply #1586 on: December 28, 2008, 03:10:10 AM »

I agree...the all Hog guitar is going to be special.  Thats what I have ordered.  Here is a good article from Acoustic Guitar mag about the revival of the all Hog guitar. (Sorry if this was already posted):

http://acousticguitar.com/Gear/Trends/MahogonyGuitars.shtml

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« Reply #1587 on: December 28, 2008, 03:34:27 AM »

I agree...the all Hog guitar is going to be special.  Thats what I have ordered.  Here is a good article from Acoustic Guitar mag about the revival of the all Hog guitar. (Sorry if this was already posted):

http://acousticguitar.com/Gear/Trends/MahogonyGuitars.shtml

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« Reply #1588 on: December 28, 2008, 03:43:34 AM »

Just look back a page , I guess that won't help, sorry.  You just have to follow the thought from the beginning, it really isn't hard to grasp is it?
Maybe it is hard to grasp, maybe its not.  That's not the point, Dependan.  I've read all 80 pages.  I was attempting to get a condensed viewpoint, if such a thing is possible. 

I put together a comparison of two other 12-fret Larrivees from the current website, as well as the 14-fret L-03 and OM-03.  The LS is not very different from the 000-50 except for the waist (and depth).  The SD-50 is slope-shouldered but the dimensions are otherwise pretty similar (except for the larger depth).  I know that someone posted a photo a while back of the LS model, but was it a 12-fret? 


               000-50    Forum III LS     SD-50      L-03     OM-03
lower bout     15.375"      15.25"       15.375"    16"       15.375"
upper bout     11.125"      11.25"       11.375"    11.625"   11.75"
waist           9.375"      10.00"       10.5"      10.375"    9.625"
depth           4.5"         4.00"        4.875"     4.75      4.25"


I guess I am more interested in the exact shape of the LS-03 than worried about it being "small enough".  The top dimensions are between an 000-50 and the vaunted SD-50 (I used to own one).  I think it is different enough from the OM and thin enough in depth to be a pretty special guitar.  With the bridge farther down on the (Italian! for me) soundboard, the tone should be really sweet.

I returned from playing several Larrivees today leaning towards not ordering, but with these figures I'm back on board again.   drool 

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« Reply #1589 on: December 28, 2008, 04:06:35 AM »

12 fret LSV-09 ( paramount guitars )
14 fret LSV-05 (retro guitars)
14 fret LS-10 (mine)
12 fret OM-03MT (mine)

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« Reply #1590 on: December 28, 2008, 04:38:01 AM »

Tad,

What are the dimensions of your LS-10 (sorry if you posted it already)


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(I am so going for the all HOG)
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« Reply #1591 on: December 28, 2008, 05:01:38 AM »

11-1/4 ,  9-5/8 , 15-1/8 , 4-1/4" deep -

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« Reply #1592 on: December 28, 2008, 05:57:43 AM »

11-1/4 ,  9-5/8 , 15-1/8 , 4-1/4" deep -
Tad

Thanks Tad for this and the photos.  Yes, the LS-10 looks great!
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« Reply #1593 on: December 28, 2008, 01:50:03 PM »

OMG, that cut away is really calling me now, guess I need to decide here quickly, VERY QUICKLY!!!
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« Reply #1594 on: December 28, 2008, 02:11:28 PM »

Maybe it is hard to grasp, maybe its not.  That's not the point, Dependan.  I've read all 80 pages.  I was attempting to get a condensed viewpoint, if such a thing is possible. 

I put together a comparison of two other 12-fret Larrivees from the current website, as well as the 14-fret L-03 and OM-03.  The LS is not very different from the 000-50 except for the waist (and depth).  The SD-50 is slope-shouldered but the dimensions are otherwise pretty similar (except for the larger depth).  I know that someone posted a photo a while back of the LS model, but was it a 12-fret? 


               000-50    Forum III LS     SD-50      L-03     OM-03
lower bout     15.375"      15.25"       15.375"    16"       15.375"
upper bout     11.125"      11.25"       11.375"    11.625"   11.75"
waist           9.375"      10.00"       10.5"      10.375"    9.625"
depth           4.5"         4.00"        4.875"     4.75      4.25"


I guess I am more interested in the exact shape of the LS-03 than worried about it being "small enough".  The top dimensions are between an 000-50 and the vaunted SD-50 (I used to own one).  I think it is different enough from the OM and thin enough in depth to be a pretty special guitar.  With the bridge farther down on the (Italian! for me) soundboard, the tone should be really sweet.

I returned from playing several Larrivees today leaning towards not ordering, but with these figures I'm back on board again.   drool 

 nice guitar
Thanks for the time and effort to post these specs. I also had noted that we were going for a 000-60 at one point early on, only in a reduced size. I've played one and for me I could only play it a few minutes and had to stop. This is a big deal for me. But I will except it as is and hope all the specs don't grow on the one I receive.
               I appreciate your information and view and would like to hear from more who have been around Larrivee for a longer time.
                                Danny

   And thanks Tad for those pics, you sure have helped me to see the differences with all these from the start.
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« Reply #1595 on: December 28, 2008, 04:04:37 PM »

Dimensions aside, I don't think the LS looks anything like the OM. The LS is more rounded on the bottom like an L or Jumbo where as the OM is flatter more like a Dread. Same thing where the upper bout meats the neck, the LS is more sloped. Also the waist on the LS looks to be lower than the OM giving it a more hourglass shape. Has anyone gotten the body length dimension?

Randy, sorry if this is already posted but what are the dimensions of your 1975 LS?
    
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« Reply #1596 on: December 28, 2008, 05:44:55 PM »

All hog is VERY special, especially 12 fret. A number of the IS/hog guitars are not all hog because the person ordering it has the original Forum OM, all hog, 12 fret. This is a killer deal if you are looking for that especially in a new w/warranty, Larrivee.

Tad

Thats my situation. Love my all Hog Forum I guitar.
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« Reply #1597 on: December 28, 2008, 06:00:14 PM »

Dimensions aside, I don't think the LS looks anything like the OM. The LS is more rounded on the bottom like an L or Jumbo where as the OM is flatter more like a Dread. Same thing where the upper bout meats the neck, the LS is more sloped. Also the waist on the LS looks to be lower than the OM giving it a more hourglass shape. Has anyone gotten the body length dimension?

Randy, sorry if this is already posted but what are the dimensions of your 1975 LS?
    

I was going to post this earlier. But felt it was immaterial to what appears to be a great guitar being offered us from Larrivee.

My 1975 LS-09 12Fret neck.

11-1/4 upper bout
9-5/8 waist
14-3/4 lower bout
4" deep at end block (all measurements subject to 1/8" eyeball wobble)

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« Reply #1598 on: December 28, 2008, 06:02:27 PM »

Wow, what a beautiful shape and size.   nice guitar
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« Reply #1599 on: December 28, 2008, 06:59:43 PM »

Wow, what a beautiful shape and size.   nice guitar
  I like those specs.
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