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« on: December 16, 2009, 12:35:33 AM »

Hello,

Since I just ordered the Forum IV guitar, I was wondering what the history surrounding Forum I, II, and III is.  Would anyone on the forum be able to provide a quick snapshot--especially during this busy holiday season?

Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2009, 03:39:20 AM »

I'm not sure how to search for it but the Forum I and II had a whole load of build pix.I believe and could be wrong but I think there are also build pix from III.Don't know about IV.
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2009, 03:40:08 AM »

The I and II were OMs...mahogany/spruce or all mahogany. The first batch was 17 and I think the second batch (Forum II) was about 12. They were 12 fret OMs...with abalone rosette, MOP logo inlay on the headstock. No cutaway options were availalbe in these configurations. I think this order went to Larrivee in early 2005.

I just sold my Forum I a couple days ago...there are still photos in the for sale section. Mine was spruce and mahogany.

The Forum III was a 12 fret LS body which was brought out of retirement. Jean Larrivee bought some 35 year old Italian Spruce and offered it on this batch...so there were mahogany/IS, rosewood/IS and all mahogany models made in the LS bopy. These had herrringbone roseetes, and herringbone purfling and cutaways were offered on this batch...although no shiny stuff was allowed on this edition of the forum guitar. About 80 of these were built (78 signed/numbered issues plus a few unsigned/not numbered guitars escaped from Vancouver...)
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2009, 04:07:17 PM »

The I and II were OMs...mahogany/spruce or all mahogany. The first batch was 17 and I think the second batch (Forum II) was about 12. They were 12 fret OMs...with abalone rosette, MOP logo inlay on the headstock. No cutaway options were availalbe in these configurations. I think this order went to Larrivee in early 2005.


I own a Forum II. There were 10 of them made. I know this is a "history" thread, but I just have to say - one of th efinest instruments I have ever played...much less owned. Although I am not sure if I own the Forum II or the Fourm II owns me!
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2009, 03:39:14 AM »

We've got a new discussion about a Forum Guitar wiki page.

If anyone has suggestions or information please post in the discussion page
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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2009, 12:28:09 PM »

Thanks for posting the link to the wiki page.  That is very cool.  I hope others will add to it.

 
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