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« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2011, 12:15:06 AM »

hopefully the picture shows up this time:



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« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2011, 01:00:48 AM »

Oh that is cool...

I think I'll be pulling the trigger on one in a few more days.  Only thing I am a little unsure of is the HB 'hotness.'  I'm used to JB/Jazz combos in pretty much all of my guitars.  I am curious to see if I am going to like a much lower output pickup.  Should sound nicer clean I am guessing and suppose I'll have to bump up the gain settings a notch or 2.  Worst case I'll pop the JB/Jazz in there :D

Nice guitars.  What is the lead-time on the custom guys?

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« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2011, 01:31:05 AM »

hopefully the picture shows up this time:





Ain't that Purrrdy!!!!!!!!!!  I believe there were only a handful of the Whites made and all were a little different NONE nicer than that tho I gotta say
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« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2011, 02:17:19 AM »

Hi Rev,

Glad you like my white one - the only thing prettier is the sound that comes out of it!

However, the binding only looks black in the photo. It's actually a tortoise shell like material (not exactly sure what it is):



Tortoise binding! Even BETTER!!!     nice guitar
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« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2011, 02:21:13 AM »

Only thing I am a little unsure of is the HB 'hotness.'  I'm used to JB/Jazz combos in pretty much all of my guitars.  I am curious to see if I am going to like a much lower output pickup.  Should sound nicer clean I am guessing and suppose I'll have to bump up the gain settings a notch or 2.  Worst case I'll pop the JB/Jazz in there :D

I have a JB/Jazz set in one of my Warmoth's (with 25.5 scale also) and I don't notice a huge difference - some volume perhaps, but these pickups are so well balanced that they drive a pedal nicely. I've had NO desire to change them out - this guitar will stay stock.
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« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2011, 12:03:17 AM »

Here's a gloss hogtop.

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« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2011, 12:35:09 AM »

Here's a gloss hogtop.

Very nice!!!!!
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« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2011, 01:02:36 AM »

Here's a gloss hogtop.

I'll tell ya, I don't know jack squat about electric guitars, but that is an elegant looking instrument.
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« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2011, 03:40:07 AM »

Someone has to get thier act together and get a forum RS-4 going  whistling
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« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2011, 04:45:36 AM »

Someone has to get thier act together and get a forum RS-4 going  whistling

NOW you say that ... after I already have one! 

(Would love another, sir, but not for some time ... gotta have a C-09 first! And that's after I get my Bakersfield!)  bowdown
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« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2011, 12:41:27 PM »

Someone has to get thier act together and get a forum RS-4 going  whistling
So Friends if we were to do a Forum RS 4 what would we do to make it a Forum Guitar:

Finish   All Hog like WPete & Cybercanyon or BMW Blue like Frits 

Binding Options   tortoise shell like material similar to Robwms

PUP Options    Mini HB in Neck

Bridge Options  WrapAround

Tuners Locking

Headstock Inlay Maybe with Forum V

What would everyone like to see
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« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2011, 04:03:04 PM »

I like the idea of being able to have a humbucker in the bridge and a P-90 in the neck (or maybe mix  'n' match whatever pickup options you want?).

Also the option of a one piece wrap-around bridge for those who want that...I'd like that for something different on an RS-4.

I think all hog with tortoise shell binding would look very distinctive. Or solid colors like the white, blue, candy red ... but with nice hog, I'd rather see the wood.

If it's all hog, how about a tung-oil finish over the whole body/back of neck? (This is harder to keep clean, but it looks nicer, in my opinion, than a satin finish, which tends to hide the beauty of the wood finish).

Definitely something special on the headstock; maybe the design that was used on the 40th Anniv. L guitars a couple years ago in place of the Larrivee logo?

Ebony fingerboard (to balance the all hog body and neck). Maybe the 10 series fingerboard inlays instead of the blocks with triangles.

Other ideas? 

I'm not sayin' I'm in right now ... but if it takes a while to get this figured out, I could plan on it around next Feb./March or so...
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« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2011, 04:34:25 PM »

Or how about these ideas from one of our Friends currently in exile of which we are all familiar with his extraordinary guitar taste:

Quilted Hog RS4, with quilted Hog headstock with the old fashioned , interlocking JCL inlay, gold hardware with a Bigsby whammy bar (and a case it will fit in with that), Duncan's solderless PUP set up so we have options there,  and Forum V inlaid in the fretboard......AND a leather Larrivee guitar strap.
 
Re; headstock inlay   Maybe having the interlocking JCL, and a script "Ventura" under that
 
Oh, and it would be nice to have the QM neck too.......


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« Reply #33 on: September 30, 2011, 04:51:12 PM »

I might be in if I could get the Rose Lady on the headstock......




I'll probably want to try the P-90's since I've got the humbuckers on my RS-2

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« Reply #34 on: September 30, 2011, 05:39:15 PM »

Quilted maple RS4, with quilted maple headstock with the old fashioned , interlocking JCL inlay, gold hardware with a Bigsby whammy bar (and a case it will fit in with that), Duncan's solderless PUP set up so we have options there,  and Forum V inlaid in the fretboard......AND a leather Larrivee guitar strap.
 
Oh, and it would be nice to have the QM neck too.......

I've highlighted the ideas in the quote that I like. I think a maple neck might be interesting - I don't know how available quilted maple neck stock would be; flame would be nice, though.

Love the strap idea. And agree that Bigsby would be cool (especially since I really like the Gibson Johnny A signature model that is 25.5" scale with a Bigsby), but the case would be problematic. Not crazy about gold hardware...maybe that could be an option along with chrome/nickel.

Time to start a separate thread for this topic...
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« Reply #35 on: September 30, 2011, 06:03:28 PM »


Re; headstock inlay   Maybe having the interlocking JCL, and a script "Ventura" under that
 

Joyce,  shouldn't it be "Monterey" instead of "Ventura"?

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« Reply #36 on: September 30, 2011, 08:10:56 PM »

Joyce,  shouldn't it be "Monterey" instead of "Ventura"?

Mike

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« Reply #37 on: September 30, 2011, 09:14:44 PM »

Here's a gloss hogtop.



Stunning !
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