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« Reply #300 on: April 06, 2009, 10:56:38 PM »

I've been playing old Country songs, Merle, Hank, David Allen Coe. That last one "perfect country song" is kinda neat (ok "You never call me by my name)

Just to help out those unfamiliar with this song, Steve Goodman wrote "You Never Even Call Me By My Name" and sang it on his debut album. To my mind Steve Goodman was an absolute genius, and one of the greatest singer-songwriters this country has ever produced. And one hell of a nice man. I just checked and you can get Goodman's debut album from Amazon for only $6.99; anyone who doesn't own this CD is missing out on an incredible talent. As most people know Steve also wrote "City of New Orleans" but he wrote and performed many, many more amazing songs. And his voice was just sublime... I'd better stop before I get carried away any more.
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« Reply #301 on: April 06, 2009, 11:03:53 PM »

Thanks Jordan and Ben.  The companion is a 12th Fret OM-03 from last year that has matured remarkably well.  The Forum III still needs to be given some serious noodling, but she's strikingly vibrant and has a great feel on the neck.

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« Reply #302 on: April 06, 2009, 11:21:16 PM »

She' beautiful Stephen. Congratulations!  nice guitar
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« Reply #303 on: April 07, 2009, 12:00:35 AM »

Yoyodyne, I love Steve Goodman FYI and even Coes use of song was ok the first 2 or 300 times!
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« Reply #304 on: April 07, 2009, 01:00:29 AM »

A few nights of having that blair out of jukebox on volume 11 at 2:30 a.m. while loading your equipment and manuvering thru the drunks to your truck and trying to get the least amount of beer possible spilled on you, will cure you of that song!  Sorry. I'll just move along now.............
                    That was the first time I ever played it , but I can understand your feeling about it.
Just to help out those unfamiliar with this song, Steve Goodman wrote "You Never Even Call Me By My Name" and sang it on his debut album. To my mind Steve Goodman was an absolute genius, and one of the greatest singer-songwriters this country has ever produced. And one hell of a nice man. I just checked and you can get Goodman's debut album from Amazon for only $6.99; anyone who doesn't own this CD is missing out on an incredible talent. As most people know Steve also wrote "City of New Orleans" but he wrote and performed many, many more amazing songs. And his voice was just sublime... I'd better stop before I get carried away any more.
                   Yea, I figured I should have put the writers credit up for that one. Thanks,    Danny
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« Reply #305 on: April 07, 2009, 01:02:33 AM »

Thanks Jordan and Ben.  The companion is a 12th Fret OM-03 from last year that has matured remarkably well.  The Forum III still needs to be given some serious noodling, but she's strikingly vibrant and has a great feel on the neck.
                   Very cool and a nice picture.

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« Reply #306 on: April 07, 2009, 01:19:01 AM »

#76/78 has landed. I haven't spent much time with her yet, but first impression is very favorable! I like it way better than my OMV-03R so far. BTW, I'm sure it came with Tusq bridge pins, same as my '08 L-03R. Next string change,  roll them around in your hand. They are 'tinkly', no way are they plastic. I'd already bought some bone w/abalone so I have them out, and I also have a set of stock Larrivee plastic pins. They are not the same material.

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« Reply #307 on: April 07, 2009, 01:20:22 AM »

a couple more.....

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« Reply #308 on: April 07, 2009, 01:22:29 AM »

Very pretty, I hope my #21 looks as nice!
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« Reply #309 on: April 07, 2009, 03:44:00 AM »

#76/78 has landed. I haven't spent much time with her yet, but first impression is very favorable! I like it way better than my OMV-03R so far. BTW, I'm sure it came with Tusq bridge pins, same as my '08 L-03R. Next string change,  roll them around in your hand. They are 'tinkly', no way are they plastic. I'd already bought some bone w/abalone so I have them out, and I also have a set of stock Larrivee plastic pins. They are not the same material.

I'm keeping the TUSQ saddle on my Forum III. I got my Forum III early but I ended up with plastic pins. I don't suppose you or anyone else upgrading to the bone feels like mailing me their TUSQ pins?  whistling
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« Reply #310 on: April 07, 2009, 03:44:59 AM »

Here are 2 shots of the I/S RW This is really one sweet little guitar

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« Reply #311 on: April 07, 2009, 07:28:56 AM »

#7 is supposed to be here on Thursday!     I can't wait!   

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« Reply #312 on: April 07, 2009, 01:57:31 PM »

I'm keeping the TUSQ saddle on my Forum III. I got my Forum III early but I ended up with plastic pins. I don't suppose you or anyone else upgrading to the bone feels like mailing me their TUSQ pins?  whistling
  Those are tusq, which is "plastic", they all received the same pins from large tubs of the dark ones or the light ones, depending on which tonewood you have.

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« Reply #313 on: April 07, 2009, 01:59:07 PM »

Nice guitars folks!

My all Hog was just delivered this AM, but I won't be able to open her up 'til tomorrow.      crying  I'm on the road most of today.

Pictures by the weekend, though!  

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« Reply #314 on: April 07, 2009, 05:41:54 PM »

Congratulations Stephen- beautiful guitar. That is the first pictures I have seen of the cutaway.  What did you play first?

I eagerly await my guitar.   This has truly been a joy to be a part of.  I have especially enjoyed reading everyone's excitement and anticipation.  What a nice way to bring a group of people together from lots of different locations with the same interest and enthusiasm.

Again- thanks for the pictures!!! 


Thanks for the thumb's up morrow22

Are you also getting a cutaway?  I had one briefly a Blueridge, OOO Martin knock off that I really liked and thought that this would be a great mate for the OM.
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« Reply #315 on: April 07, 2009, 05:55:10 PM »


Are you also getting a cutaway? 

I am, though mine is a mahogany back/sides.  Can't wait!  The shape looks fantastic.

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« Reply #316 on: April 07, 2009, 06:01:26 PM »

  Those are tusq, which is "plastic", they all received the same pins from large tubs of the dark ones or the light ones, depending on which tonewood you have.

danny

Yes, Danny's correct.....technically they are still plastic, but they are nowhere remotely like the old plastic. If you roll them together in your hand they sound like glass, and if you bite on them (yes, I'm embarrassed to say I have tried it), they don't dent like plastic. I would think they perform much closer to bone than plastic.
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« Reply #317 on: April 07, 2009, 06:46:25 PM »

My wife just called to say that a guitar had been delivered to the house. I wonder what it could be?
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« Reply #318 on: April 07, 2009, 06:59:38 PM »

Stephen, nope I am not getting the cutaway.  But I really like the way they turned out, as with all the other guitars.
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« Reply #319 on: April 07, 2009, 11:29:48 PM »

Has anyone found a drop-in tuner yet? Also, I know this has been posted but I can't find it.....what strings were these strung with at the factory?  whistling
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