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« Reply #40 on: March 26, 2009, 11:26:49 PM »

Yup.   Looks like mine alright.  Like you, Jordan, I was completely taken by surprise at how loud this guitar is.  It's like a big guitar in a small body.  There's nothing about it I don't like.    Congratulations.
You are gonna have some fun with this little guy.  Go ahead, strum the crap out of it;    it can take heavy strumming and still deliver great tone when lightly fingerpicked.   Anxious to hear more of your comments when you've put her to the test.


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« Reply #41 on: March 26, 2009, 11:29:20 PM »

Yes, the sound is amazing for a smaller bodied guitar.
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« Reply #42 on: March 26, 2009, 11:41:09 PM »

Jordon, now I'm staring to wonder if I made the right wood choice. Never played a full HOG. Saw some Martins, just didn't have the desire to pick them up. Honestly, I don't think ant of us could have gone wrong with any combo! Beautiful guitar & photo! Happy playing for years!
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« Reply #43 on: March 26, 2009, 11:49:54 PM »

jordan, that is the most beautiful piece of mahogany I've seen..
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« Reply #44 on: March 26, 2009, 11:58:36 PM »

Can someone attempt to compare one of these in words to an OM-03 please? 


I dont have my F-III yet but maybe my experience with 2 different Larrivee OM-03's will help.
FWIW......
I once had an OM-03 Blackwood Back and sides, sitka spruce top,  14 frets to the body. Wonderful guitar.  When compared to my Forum 1 OM-03 all hog, 12 fret,  the 12 fret wins hands down.  Even though the all hog is supposed to be quiter with less overtones and sustain, my experience was that the 12 fret difference gives my all hog, more of each quality and is (so far)  my favorite guitar for my mostly fingerstyle playing.  
I'm not sure I should share this next bit of info, caught some flak last time I mentioned it......My Forum I still has the original elixer strings on it that came from Jason when he set up these forum's.  Original owner bought this  guitar for a gift for his son to learn on,  no interest, so I picked it up barely played.  I play it a couple of times a week, for the last two years. No percieved dropoff of sould quality. I am not a fan of elixers, but I am so happy with the sound that changing strings seems like fixing something not broken.  So why do  it ?

My point is I think the 12 fret F-III will definatly be a different beast in any wood combination to any 14 fret OM.  Thats why I decided to get in on the F-III's,  I am becoming a 12 fret believer.
Hope this helps  
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« Reply #45 on: March 27, 2009, 12:03:02 AM »



P.S.  The guitar is crazy loud for such a small guitar.  Tone is awesome.  The whole thing just vibrates when you play.

Congrats Jordan

Wow what a great looking guitar.  Some Flame Mahogany going on.  I sat in front of Tuffy's at the jam and had the same reaction.....wow is it loud and clear.  When we were in the factory. I was holding a guitar and the whole guitar was vibrating just with the sound from the room.

It is great to relive the intense joy each of us were experiencing at the factory tour.   nice guitar
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« Reply #46 on: March 27, 2009, 12:05:23 AM »



Jim must be speechless, too!
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« Reply #47 on: March 27, 2009, 12:15:16 AM »

Here are two outdoor shots with more natural light.  It looks kinda honey brown inside and gets a bit more reddish brown in the daylight.  The flaming is awesome and it changes in the light as you look at the guitar from different angles.  This is something special.

Jordan.

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« Reply #48 on: March 27, 2009, 12:15:44 AM »

Jordan, that's a beauty....congrats!  Can't wait for my all hog to come through the door.

I have mine coming with a tort pickguard installed by Jim.  Based on the beauty of the mahogany of your guitar, I think I'll just have him leave it off for now.  
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« Reply #49 on: March 27, 2009, 12:18:40 AM »

I forgot to mention...

There are two pick guards in the case.  One is tortoise and the other is clear.  There is also a truss rod adjustment tool and 3 Larrivee guitar picks...

Jordan.
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« Reply #50 on: March 27, 2009, 12:19:25 AM »

WOW  from this:



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« Reply #51 on: March 27, 2009, 12:25:25 AM »

Really nice but I still like my IS. But it sure looks pretty.
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« Reply #52 on: March 27, 2009, 01:05:45 AM »

Beautiful flamed Mahogany, I love it.  "Hogs forever"!

                    
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« Reply #53 on: March 27, 2009, 01:14:45 AM »

Yup.   Looks like mine alright.  



No, it doesn't. It's backwards! 

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« Reply #54 on: March 27, 2009, 01:35:46 AM »

 
Awesome!!  Congratulations man.

Hey bluesman1, you will be fine with yours, you just need to add a hogtop too, grab one of the extras!!
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« Reply #55 on: March 27, 2009, 01:55:48 AM »

Congradulations Jordon! She sure is a beauty! Even though my forum name is Hogtop, I went with the IS top. Must concur however that no matter what woods were chosen, all of us have received or will soon a very, very special guitar.  nice guitar
   
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« Reply #56 on: March 27, 2009, 02:49:05 AM »

Hey everyone.  I've been playing the new guitar this evening and I gotta tell you...its quite an interesting little guitar.  The small size and 12 fret neck makes it extremely comfortable to play but it sure surprises you with the amount of sound that comes out of it.  The real difference I'm noticing between this guitar and my D-03 is tone of the sound coming from the guitar.  My D-03 is spruce/hog and it has a very deep full sound with lots of sustain.  My new all hog Forum III is quite different.  Its almost as loud as my D-03 except that its not as boomy, has less sustain and the tone of the sound has a very distinctive brassy/woody kind of sound.  Its very unique and given this is my first exposure to hog top guitars...maybe this is quite typical.  When you play the guitar, the whole body vibrates against your belly and you really feel like the guitar is alive.  The neck is great.  Its a tiny bit wider than my D-03 but I'm not noticing the difference.  The action is nice and low and its perfectly suited to my finger picking style of playing.  Just for fun, I took out a pick and wailed and it sure comes alive.  It lights up like a Christmas tree.  It doesn't seem to mind any style of playing. 

Looks like me and this funny little guitar are gonna get along just fine.  BTW...the new guitar smell coming from the soundhole is "da bomb".  Intoxicating!!!!

Jordan.
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« Reply #57 on: March 27, 2009, 03:13:22 AM »

  BTW...the new guitar smell coming from the soundhole is "da bomb".  Intoxicating!!!!

Jordan.

Hmmm ...  I think I saw tuffy fart in there.    bigrin bigrin
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« Reply #58 on: March 27, 2009, 12:36:35 PM »

Jordan, every one of these guitars seems to look better than the last one.  Congratulations, and I am glad it is meeting your expectations!!

The flame like grain in the Hog top is absolutely stunning

It is becomming apparent to me that the only 03 series things on these guitars are the satin finish, bridge pins and nut and saddles (the latter of which is being addressed by JH for the majority of buyers).  The wood used is, as far as I have seen thus far, is far superior to normal 03 standards.  I think the Larrivee guys have put even more into this than we even first imagined.

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« Reply #59 on: March 27, 2009, 12:46:35 PM »

That is definitely some sweet mahogany you've got there Jordan!!!  I'd love to try that!!!

Mine has yet to ship..... crying crying crying crying

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