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« Reply #920 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!!

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« Reply #921 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.
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« Reply #922 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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« Reply #923 on: February 28, 2009, 05:39:44 AM »

It is in the "raw" state my friend, relax.



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« Reply #924 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
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« Reply #925 on: February 28, 2009, 01:28:58 PM »

Thanks for te reasurance guys! 
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!!!!!! 
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« Reply #926 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.
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« Reply #927 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.

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« Reply #928 on: February 28, 2009, 03:34:13 PM »

 precisely   
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« Reply #929 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
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« Reply #930 on: February 28, 2009, 07:11:17 PM »

Okay...

I've been patient.....   whistling

I've been cool.....

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...

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« Reply #931 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
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« Reply #932 on: February 28, 2009, 08:45:37 PM »

Wow,

That Herringbone on the Italian Spruce looks absolutely gorgeous.    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

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« Reply #933 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.

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« Reply #934 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

              Well that's easy, how nice they sound
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« Reply #935 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 !!
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« Reply #936 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. 
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« Reply #937 on: March 01, 2009, 12:24:42 AM »

Lynn, you are SUCH an enabler! 
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« Reply #938 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!   
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« Reply #939 on: March 01, 2009, 01:42:38 AM »

  Yea, something like this, but maybe with a slothead.

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