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« Reply #1800 on: May 23, 2010, 07:19:43 PM »

Thank you :D

my friend came by and he wanted to try Forum IV guitar. 



 
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« Reply #1801 on: May 23, 2010, 09:54:51 PM »

Your friend is not bothered by the lack of a cutaway!   
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« Reply #1802 on: May 25, 2010, 05:25:46 AM »

Last Thursday I noticed that the F-IV was sounding more open than before.  I played it a lot over the weekend before posting here that this guitar, already open sounding when I got it, has opened up a lot more!  There's just something about the sound that is really, really nice.  My F-III IS/RW, even after a week on the Tonerite, sounds stiff and tight by comparison.

I told my wife that if the house were on fire and I could only carry out one guitar it would be the 00-03MT.  She asked which one she should carry out.  What a great woman!   

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« Reply #1803 on: May 25, 2010, 05:50:09 AM »


I told my wife that if the house were on fire and I could only carry out one guitar it would be the 00-03MT.  She asked which one she should carry out.  What a great woman!   



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« Reply #1804 on: May 25, 2010, 12:22:38 PM »

I got my FIII back from my luthier last week.  I was very happy to get it back but the FIV would hve been fine compnay had I had to wait longer.  For me, they can't compare to each other.  The FIII has that classic spruce/mahogany sound that is full and warm.  Great stuff.  The FIV is just so lively and vibrant...I can't choose!

They both rock.
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« Reply #1805 on: May 25, 2010, 01:27:18 PM »

... "Full and warm" is right on re: the F-III MH/IS. And frankly my F-III was built better.
Speaking of build quality, my situation is reversed from yours.  The F-III nut was cut incorrectly and even with new nut it still has problems with the B string. 

My F-III is IS/IRW.  That is part of the equation.  Rosewood is a different animal than mahogany.

The F-III has a stiff top as well.  Now I know why Jim Holler said we should "play the snot out of it" when he started delivering the F-III's.  He knew how stiff Italian spruce really is.  And now I know why Jean Larrivee prefers sitka on top.  Smooth from the get-go.  Funny how long it takes some people (me) to figure things out.

Denis' description of the F-IV as "lively" really underscores how much these little boxes move the sound.
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« Reply #1806 on: May 26, 2010, 09:33:42 AM »

Speaking of built quality, I found that the neck of Forum IV has also some strange "quality".



Do your Forum IV guitar have the same "quality"???

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« Reply #1807 on: May 26, 2010, 12:10:29 PM »

I'll have to check mine when I get home from work tonight....
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« Reply #1808 on: May 26, 2010, 01:49:06 PM »

Speaking of built quality, I found that the neck of Forum IV has also some strange "quality".


Do your Forum IV guitar have the same "quality"???

cheers, Peter

Auch du Lieber!  Now THAT is not correct.  Larrivee should have never let that one leave the factory. 

My knee-jerk reaction is to contact Larrivee with the photo and let them arrange for a pickup and repair (or rebuild).  If Brian L is watching this thread, he will likely contact you.

Mine has a very slight bit of raggedness there, but nothing that makes me want to return it.  Yours is a whole different matter!
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« Reply #1809 on: May 26, 2010, 01:51:54 PM »

Speaking of built quality, I found that the neck of Forum IV has also some strange "quality".



Do your Forum IV guitar have the same "quality"???

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Peter
 That looks like poor quality alright. blush
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« Reply #1810 on: May 26, 2010, 03:23:35 PM »

You need to turn down the resolution on your camera.  Does it look that bad when you eyeball it?
I think you are just too good of a photographer.
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« Reply #1811 on: May 26, 2010, 03:35:54 PM »

@prof, I have emailed Larrivee customer service with the photo.  Lets see what action will they make.

@danny: can I take your comment as guitar expert seriously? or is it just a joke? 

Question to all member who has Forum IV: does this happen to yours also?

@Roger: :)   It is already had lowest resolution.

waiting for your input,

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« Reply #1812 on: May 26, 2010, 03:42:19 PM »

Mine has a very slight bit of raggedness there, but nothing that makes me want to return it.  Yours is a whole different matter!

Like the prof, I found one very small "nick" in the neck (for lack of a better description) on one side; it doesn't bother me - yours is a different story for sure.

Looks like someone was using a very dull blade or dremel tool when they were cutting these out, and yours was the last one in line before they changed the blade.
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« Reply #1813 on: May 26, 2010, 03:48:09 PM »

WOW......I'm totally flabbergasted with that joint.   I'm sure that just slipped through QA and a call to customer service will set things moving.
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« Reply #1814 on: May 26, 2010, 04:24:13 PM »

@prof, I have emailed Larrivee customer service with the photo.  Lets see what action will they make.

@danny: can I take your comment as guitar expert seriously? or is it just a joke? 

Question to all member who has Forum IV: does this happen to yours also?

@Roger: :)   It is already had lowest resolution.

waiting for your input,

Peter
  It looks BAD.
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« Reply #1815 on: May 26, 2010, 04:32:52 PM »

   Had a similar, but worse, joint on my OM-05 right out of the box. Big gap in the heel cap area, plus your look. Called Larrivee (when you could), spoke to Wendy, was issued an RA within 1-2 weeks. Sent it back & even got a bone nut thrown in. Had asked Wendy as a joke if she'd do this.
   No, this is not right or how mine or others look like, as far as I know? Can't speak for others? Mine is perfect, no gaps or raggedy joint. Send the pic with an email. Think they'll get on it right away. Like most guitars, some things just slip past final inspection, even when it's really obvious. Shouldn't happen, but there are people that do this job, so some error will be involved? Good luck!
   Sorry about the pic quality. Just cropped 2 I had & attached here. No gap.

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« Reply #1816 on: May 26, 2010, 05:29:39 PM »

 angry  ärgerlich!!!

It is a really disappointing situation here.

The transport from USA to Germany took already 1 month.
I am surprise when Jim installed the bone nut, bone saddle, LR Braggs and Collosi pins did not see this.

 wacko wacko wacko
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« Reply #1817 on: May 26, 2010, 05:58:36 PM »

I am surprise when Jim installed the bone nut, bone saddle, LR Braggs and Collosi pins did not see this.

Whoever did the work surely noticed it and let it go just like Larrivee QC did.
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« Reply #1818 on: May 26, 2010, 06:36:26 PM »

Unfortunately... otherwise I could spare this transport back and forth USA - Germany.
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« Reply #1819 on: May 26, 2010, 06:46:57 PM »

Unfortunately... otherwise I could spare this transport back and forth USA - Germany.


It sucks, surely. However, you probably have a good shot at getting it resolved satisfactorily.
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