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« Reply #900 on: May 25, 2009, 03:18:58 PM »

David - glad it finally got there safe, and even more glad that you are enjoying it - The strings from the factory are D-Addario EXP-16s, so unless you asked Jim to change them, that should be what you have. A number of people report an improvement when they switch to EJ-16s, not liking the coating, but the guitar will open up nicely in just a few weeks of heavy playing, so I'm just using the EXPs as long as I can and will change to EJs later.  I'll probably have my local tech tweak a couple things for me at the same time now that I've gotten to know her better -

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« Reply #901 on: May 25, 2009, 06:32:04 PM »

    Today I enjoyed listening to my F-III being played by a long time studio musician. He lives in Nashville but I met up with him in Philly. Anyway, he put it through some different fingerstyles and drop tunings. It sounded...well, real nice.
     He enjoyed it very much and said so many times. Except for once when he reached for a higher fret and the body blocked his hand ;-)
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« Reply #902 on: May 26, 2009, 10:17:35 AM »

I have to say this hog sounds great, but I am not fully hitting it off with her.  I will give it sometime...

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« Reply #903 on: May 26, 2009, 05:08:58 PM »

I have to say this hog sounds great, but I am not fully hitting it off with her.  I will give it sometime...  david

David, your comments are not all that unusual with the FIII.  Give it time and play it a lot.  I think Jim Holler was spot on when he said he would "play the snot out of it".

For example, a low E string fretted at G was initially a dull thud and now has some ring to it.  I think the FIII wood needs a serious wake up call before it gets moving.  Kind of like me before my espresso in the AM!   

Question, is the G nut slot tight on yours?  Jim suggested to me today to use 400# sandpaper to carefully enlarge it.
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« Reply #904 on: May 27, 2009, 02:09:06 AM »

I wonder about this thought???? Since these guitars are so "fresh",  newly built and straight out to the owners, I wonder if they might take a little long to break in and warm up.

I don't know if I got a good one or if others experience the same but my F-III seems very open, plays in tune, rarely needs tuning and sounds great with the EXP's. I'm really liking this guitar.  Does anyone know if there is any problem using mediums on these?
My OM-MT was tight when it was new, it took about 2 months to start loosening up.  If this F-III opens up more and I can put med's on it  ohmy
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« Reply #905 on: May 27, 2009, 03:35:54 AM »

I would have to agree with Roger (we have the same wood combo I believe).  +1

I don't know if I got a good one or if others experience the same but my F-III seems very open, plays in tune, rarely needs tuning and sounds great with the EXP's. I'm really liking this guitar.
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« Reply #906 on: May 27, 2009, 04:16:36 AM »

I would have to agree with Roger (we have the same wood combo I believe).  +1


You're both right - Scary to think it just gets better sounding the more you play, eh?     

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« Reply #907 on: May 27, 2009, 12:04:06 PM »

I'm not sure which wood combo you have but my IS/RW sings with lights and is overpowered by mediums.  I doubt that will change when she opens up.
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« Reply #908 on: May 27, 2009, 11:20:09 PM »

  Mine sounds the same as when I first played it. Great.  IS/MH
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« Reply #909 on: May 28, 2009, 05:02:58 AM »

Maybe I'm last one to get his guitar (actually, about two weeks ago) :)
Thanks to everyone on this forum!  My sincere thanks to Jim and Larrivee family!  nice guitar

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« Reply #910 on: May 28, 2009, 10:08:20 AM »

I'm the last one, a few days ago!

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« Reply #911 on: May 28, 2009, 12:13:53 PM »

Maybe I'm last one to get his guitar (actually, about two weeks ago) :)
Thanks to everyone on this forum!  My sincere thanks to Jim and Larrivee family!  nice guitar

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  Was this shipped to the Ukraine?
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« Reply #912 on: May 28, 2009, 12:52:15 PM »

I don't know if I got a good one or if others experience the same but my F-III seems very open, plays in tune, rarely needs tuning and sounds great with the EXP's. I'm really liking this guitar.  Does anyone know if there is any problem using mediums on these?
My OM-MT was tight when it was new, it took about 2 months to start loosening up.  If this F-III opens up more and I can put med's on it  ohmy

I asked Jim Holler to set mine up with a set of medium EXP's (80/20s). I'm having mixed feelings about these mediums so far. Usually I like them on guitars.
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« Reply #913 on: May 28, 2009, 04:58:03 PM »

Hey Randy - Do you think it is the mediums, or the EXPs, or the 80/20s?

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« Reply #914 on: May 28, 2009, 08:32:41 PM »

Hey Randy - Do you think it is the mediums, or the EXPs, or the 80/20s?   Tad

Or could it be something else? 
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« Reply #915 on: May 28, 2009, 08:47:57 PM »

Maybe the black patch on the inside.  Have you checked no-one has stolen it?  It affects the guitar in all sorts of terrible ways!
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« Reply #916 on: May 29, 2009, 05:21:41 AM »

  Was this shipped to the Ukraine?

Jim has shipped the guitar to US-based shipping company which in fact works as mediator. Then this Co. shipped it to Ukraine. It came very fast, but I was out of town for quite a long time: had a great tourist trip in southern mountains. And returned just recently. And saw the package :)
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« Reply #917 on: May 29, 2009, 01:10:26 PM »

Jim has shipped the guitar to US-based shipping company which in fact works as mediator. Then this Co. shipped it to Ukraine. It came very fast, but I was out of town for quite a long time: had a great tourist trip in southern mountains. And returned just recently. And saw the package :)
                    That was a nice welcome home treat!
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« Reply #918 on: May 30, 2009, 06:46:52 AM »

You are more than close to the truth, Danny 
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« Reply #919 on: June 01, 2009, 06:43:22 PM »

I have to say this hog sounds great, but I am not fully hitting it off with her.  I will give it sometime...david

Had enough time yet, David?  How is the FIII settling in for you?

The LS-03R is opening up nicely now according to my ears.  Some long playing sessions are starting to convince that stiff stubborn Italian top to realize its no longer a tree.  Rather, it's beginning to realize it has a higher calling.   

The notes are getting to have more rosewood depth and piano-like ringing when chords are struck. 

Hopefully you are experiencing good things.
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