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« Reply #960 on: March 02, 2009, 11:46:05 PM »

Question about the FG III pictures.

The finish looks glossy. Is it because the paint is still wet?

ricky

probably. We're getting satin finish guitars.
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« Reply #961 on: March 03, 2009, 01:06:22 AM »

Question about the FG III pictures.

The finish looks glossy. Is it because the paint is still wet?

ricky

No. The caption says that's the basecoat, they will be sanded and sprayed with a satin finish.
That basecoat may be glossy but it sure isn't smooth, take a close look and you can see the orange peal finish.
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« Reply #962 on: March 03, 2009, 01:28:54 AM »

I wouldn't mind getting the base-coated guitar... I like the glossy look  whistling

Plus... me things  less finish = less resistance for the top to vibrate..
IIRC John Lennon and George Harrison sanded down their Casino's to make the finish thiner.. :)

but, I'll leave it to the masters! Can't wait till get the guitar!
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« Reply #963 on: March 03, 2009, 06:55:56 AM »

Message from Jim Holler. 

I spoke to John Jr. He will sign the labels!

So. John Jr will sign the labels in addition to Jean.



Thanks Randy and Jim  that is terrific news!
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« Reply #964 on: March 03, 2009, 02:21:25 PM »

I thought it would be fun to add a little to the excitement going on around here.

I PICKed out something that Jim says he can include in the guitar cases.  I even took a PICKture! bigrin

Three guitar picks for each of the forum III guitars coming your way. 

I am getting excited...can you tell?


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« Reply #965 on: March 03, 2009, 02:37:38 PM »

We have pics and hats???

For those direct ship customers in Canada, will Jim be able to tuck the picks in the hat for us?

Thanks!
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« Reply #966 on: March 03, 2009, 03:00:59 PM »

How cool, thank you Matt.   
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« Reply #967 on: March 03, 2009, 03:07:23 PM »

The picks are really smart!  I always thought it was a nice tough that you get branded pics with Larrivee guitars.  I got white ones with my 03, and nice tortoiseshell ones with my 09, I guess that is standard procedure.  They were all in my pocket a few weeks back and I put my trousers in the washing machine, so they don't say Larrivee any more.  D'oh!

The pearl ones look great though.

Thank you Matt/Jim
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« Reply #968 on: March 03, 2009, 03:16:47 PM »

Question about the FG III pictures.

The finish looks glossy. Is it because the paint is still wet?

ricky

I was wondering about that myself and briefly thought - "Wait!  Just leave mine like that!"   bigrin

But, as someone else mentioned, you can see the "orange peel" action.  No good.

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« Reply #969 on: March 03, 2009, 03:17:44 PM »

Thanks Matt
It just keeps gettin' better  
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« Reply #970 on: March 03, 2009, 03:20:19 PM »

    Thanks, nice picks. A little touch of class.
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« Reply #971 on: March 03, 2009, 03:20:45 PM »

   You gotta be kiddin.

Nope.  I said it earlier - for me, a little HB goes a looong way.  If I was kiddin', I would have ordered mine with extra HB.    
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« Reply #972 on: March 03, 2009, 03:28:25 PM »

Nope.  I said it earlier - for me, a little HB goes a looong way.  If I was kiddin', I would have ordered mine with extra HB.    
                  Well some folks just need glasses I guess. Or to take off the tinted ones.
   That herringbone on Tuffy's 000-50 which I saw in person was great, and from these pictures the herringbone contrasted with the white IS tops looks far from cheesy to me.
     Martin made many models in this way in the 20's on up to WW II and then reintroduced some. I'm not up on which ones. But all I've seen are nice traditional looking gits.
             I will admit at first I would have gone for abalone and a standard border of maple. But after seeing thes pictures I am "very happy" that I chose the purfling as well. I really think it's a classy look.
                  So to each his own.                       Danny
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« Reply #973 on: March 03, 2009, 04:10:41 PM »

                  So to each his own.                       Danny

Yep. what you said.  +1

all the combinations look good to me. Wish I could afford one of each.  drool

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« Reply #974 on: March 03, 2009, 04:48:51 PM »

Re: the finish -

All finishes are essentially glossy unless a flattening agent is added to it. The flattening agent generally makes the finish a little less durable ( and usually a little less transparent ). Any good satin finish is layer(s) of gloss undercoat, with satin applied as the last top-coat. That gives you the strength and transparency of a gloss finish, with the "reflective qualities" of satin.

While the build seems so fast, the final details of finishing always seem to take so much longer. Of course these new UV cured materials offer so many advantages initially, but I have no personal experience with them -

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« Reply #975 on: March 03, 2009, 05:04:24 PM »

Those picks are so sweet! How kewl is that! Woohoo!
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« Reply #976 on: March 03, 2009, 05:31:14 PM »

Those picks are so sweet!

I knew I left something off the pick design.  These picks are even sweeter!  (no...this is not really what they look like...see the original photo for that)


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« Reply #977 on: March 03, 2009, 05:54:42 PM »

Matt,

Thanks for the picks. They look great.

Good idea.

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« Reply #978 on: March 03, 2009, 07:47:25 PM »

I knew I left something off the pick design.  These picks are even sweeter!  (no...this is not really what they look like...see the original photo for that)



   After the donuts they must be heavy picks!
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« Reply #979 on: March 03, 2009, 08:51:52 PM »

                  Well some folks just need glasses I guess. Or to take off the tinted ones.
                     So to each his own.  Danny

So "to each his own" but those who differ from your opinion need to "take off their tinted glasses?" 

Got it...

Adam
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