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« Reply #1780 on: January 02, 2009, 09:23:32 PM »

I spoke to Jim Holler a few hours ago and at that point there were 60 on order.
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« Reply #1781 on: January 02, 2009, 10:34:22 PM »

Word has it the count is now 64...hehehe.  This is incredible and I feel special to be a part of it!

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« Reply #1782 on: January 02, 2009, 10:43:38 PM »

Word has it the count is now 64...hehehe.  This is incredible and I feel special to be a part of it!

Jordan

methinks the LS might not be a "retired" model after this year.
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« Reply #1783 on: January 02, 2009, 10:52:01 PM »

I sure hope the short scale option opens up...
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« Reply #1784 on: January 02, 2009, 10:55:18 PM »

Good point there the wise Professor.  I forgot about IRS refund money.  Hmm..this could help me justify an order.  I'm still sitting on the fence and realizing the clock is ticking fast.

Go for it!! 
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« Reply #1785 on: January 02, 2009, 11:01:46 PM »

Just wanted to say thanks again to Ricky, Jim, Randy, and everyone else involved in the conception, cultivation, and fruition of  this special, and now wildly popular, guitar!     
90+ pages of lively discussion, and 60+ varied (and agonizingly decided upon) orders is truely remarkable:  I think a fitting tribute to your efforts, and exceptional end-product to represent this exceptional forum.   
Thanks again for the initial e-mail alert that caught my interest.  Happy New Year to all.
Now we'll need a "Waiting for the Forum III" thread!   
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« Reply #1786 on: January 02, 2009, 11:23:21 PM »

Breaking News...

There's gotta be another "breaking news" after this... because I don't want to end the "breaking news" on a negative note. So I hope, with the 60+ orders, I hope it's not unreasonable to receive another "surprise."

Short Scale: NONE will be offered.  ( I don't know enough technicalities to comment on this. My mind keeps telling me "nothing is impossible." )

Bone Nut: Larrivee does not offer bone nuts anymore and Jim H will not make any nor install one in his personal FG III. ( good enough for him. good enough for me )

I'll email Jim H about the new idea about numbering the various wood combos...  I would think though that it's simpler to follow the FG 1 & 2 tradition, even with the 60+ orders of FG III.

Warmly,

ricky

PS - Just honored and humbled to be in this FG III team (Jim H, Randy, Ben F, Jeff) & the countless good citizens of this Forum.  You guys (n gals) rock !!!
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« Reply #1787 on: January 02, 2009, 11:29:05 PM »

Too bad the short scale isn't offered.. but its okay!

Thanks for all your work Ricky!
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« Reply #1788 on: January 02, 2009, 11:33:34 PM »

Hey Ricky,

Thx again!!!!!!

Here is my suggestion for a "special surprise" = Larrivee Arch top Case.  A special guitar needs a special case. .  Given the unique size/depth of the guitar and the large number of orders (60+), JCL probably has to order a special batch of cases anyways...

Thoughts?

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« Reply #1789 on: January 02, 2009, 11:34:25 PM »

I think the problem with short scale is that at the price point quoted Larrivee is using parts they have previously designed and made.  I have seen pictures of LS style 12 fret Larrivees, all long scale, that go back to 1975.  But I think a short scale version would have to include newly designed parts, either a new neck and fretboard or changes within the box.  It may also have somewhat less projection and volume. Maybe Jean decided in 1975 that a short scale on the LS body wasn't saleable? At any rate, I can see why it is not presently being offered.   At my age (63) I no longer yearn for a new long scale.  But what is being offered sure looks like a good deal otherwise.  Jim

 welcome You're in good company here. Have some   ... tradition around here.

May we interest you in a FG III ?  nice guitar

ricky
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« Reply #1790 on: January 02, 2009, 11:35:58 PM »

Hey Ricky,

Thx again!!!!!!

Here is my suggestion for a "special surprise" = Larrivee Arch top Case.  A special guitar needs a special case. .  Given the unique size/depth of the guitar and the large number of orders (60+), JCL probably has to order a special batch of cases anyways...

Thoughts?

Jordan.

Jordan.... when it comes to suggestions and ideas.... I'm all ears.... errhhh... all fingers (for the keyboard) as I just bounce them off to Jim H & Randy.

Arch top cases would be a nice surprise...  we'll see.

ricky
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« Reply #1791 on: January 02, 2009, 11:37:10 PM »

 +1   F-III  IS/Hog bs 12 fret dream machine   nice guitar

Forgot to ask Jim what the count is up to.

Thanks Jim..... bowdown

Anyone else hungry after all this .....       
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« Reply #1792 on: January 02, 2009, 11:41:10 PM »

We should probably stop asking for stuff last minute.  What we have coming is good enough, at a very nice price - that is enough.   
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« Reply #1793 on: January 02, 2009, 11:53:30 PM »

No joke, I think we may have single handedly (so to speak) perked up some significant economy. That's, what about $67,00.00** or so without any add on's. With deposits. I think everyone benefits, very much.

holly

**good gravy, I didn't realise there were more than 60 orders. You do the math,lol.
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« Reply #1794 on: January 03, 2009, 12:04:47 AM »

you missed a zero there holly

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« Reply #1795 on: January 03, 2009, 12:41:51 AM »

+1   F-III  IS/Hog bs 12 fret dream machine   nice guitar

Forgot to ask Jim what the count is up to.

Thank Jim..... bowdown

Anyone else hungry after this .....       

Atta boy, DS.  By the time that little axe arrives in March, it may take your mind off getting that boat in the water.   

Good choice!
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« Reply #1796 on: January 03, 2009, 01:25:56 AM »

They are coming with a bone saddle, Jim is putting them in. It will be a LOT more work than I'm sure he anticipated. There is no way I would expect Jim to comp a nut (that sounded weird) that is a lot of work. For example, it's $95 to have a nut put in here and $65 for a compensated saddle.

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« Reply #1797 on: January 03, 2009, 01:39:22 AM »

They are coming with a bone saddle, Jim is putting them in. It will be a LOT more work than I'm sure he anticipated. There is no way I would expect Jim to comp a nut (that sounded weird) that is a lot of work. For example, it's $95 to have a nut put in here and $65 for a compensated saddle.

holly

That's what I thought too, Holly...thanks.  Didn't feel like flicking back a few pages to look it up.
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« Reply #1798 on: January 03, 2009, 01:48:18 AM »

No problem I'll take care of my own nut.
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« Reply #1799 on: January 03, 2009, 01:57:01 AM »

Sorry if I goofed up, but I thought that Jim was going to install bone saddles, not nuts, in the guitars when he got them.

If it is true that the LS-03 comes with bone saddle, all the better!   nice guitar
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