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« on: October 25, 2011, 04:01:58 AM »

Friends NOT looking for a full commitment here BUT please post only if you are seriously considering the RS-4 Forum V.

Some members may want to remain anonymous in both  purchase and voting.

Should anyone wish to remain anonymous please PM me and I will share it only with the other Mods to keep things above board. Otherwise your post here will count as your vote for what you decide. I will tally the PM votes and disclose them here in total. Fair

I will try to use this topic as a full disclosure voting thus if you have an item question such as which Bigsby we talkin about etc please do so either by PM or open another topic. Also use This Discussion as a Reference
It's time to start casting the specs in stone:

What we know:
Any PUP combination you want including 1st time offering of a Larrivee Mini signed by ML
Gold parts is an upgrade option choice of buyer
Bigsby is an upgrade option choice of buyer
JCL Special Reserve Grade Flame Maple Top
Lightweight S.A. mahogany back / neck
Indian Rosewood Fretboard
African Ebony Headplate
Color - Forum V mix of Amber & Root Beer - some might call "Ice tea" burst
Nut size, wiring, pots etc standard stock
Named/Numbered on back of headstock via traditional water slide decal

Choices where WE must decide and vote on:
Headstock inlay  -  Vine   or   JCL
Fretboard Inlay   -  3/16 Dots   or   stock inlays V Block
Finish :      Full Poly (stock)
                Varnish Body Poly Neck
                Varnish Body  with satan neck
                Poly Body  with satan neck
                Full Varnish
Bridge:  Stoptail  $0
            Wraparound  $0
            Callaham - approx $200 upcharge

Friends please cast your vote - please PM me if you think there is some omission and I will either modify or respond to your PM
 
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2011, 04:12:10 AM »

JOYCEfromNS prefers the following:

Headstock inlay  -   JCL
Fretboard Inlay   -   Stock inlays V Block
Finish   -      Varnish Body Poly Neck
Bridge  -      Callaham

I'm in regardless of vote outcome as the top will be spectacular and ML promises the lightest hog he can find     
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2011, 05:02:19 AM »

NOTE:  EDITED OCT.27/11.  I want to change my finish vote to a Poly Body, Satin Neck so Andrew, please note the change for your final tally.  Kurt

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Headstock Inlay  - Vine
Fretboard Inlay  - Stock Inlays V Block
Finish                 -  Poly Body, Satin Neck
Bridge                -  Callaham (with UNOTCHED saddles)

After discussing with Mrs. Shootingstar,  I'm now officially committing myself and am "IN" regardless of final votes.  I will have to sell some guitars and other stuff but count me in for sure as of now.

Kurt    
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2011, 05:55:30 AM »

Headstock inlay  -   JCL

Fretboard Inlay   -  stock inlays V Block

Finish :  Varnish Body  with satan neck

Bridge:  Stoptail  (though callaham is fine, i just cant honestly say that i know what difference it will make)
 
 
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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2011, 09:11:16 AM »

I am in regardless of the final vote results.

Headstock Inlay  - Vine
Fretboard Inlay   - Stock Inlays V Block
Finish                -  Poly body with satin neck
Bridge               -  Callaham
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2011, 12:16:57 PM »

I'm also in for a lefty regardless of voting outcome, but here are my preferences:

Headstock Inlay  - JCL
Fretboard Inlay   - Stock Inlays V Block
Finish                -  Poly body with satin neck
Bridge               -  Callaham (I'll admit this is not my area of expertise)

Thanks again for organizing!
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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2011, 01:38:34 PM »

Headstock inlay  -  Vine
Fretboard Inlay   -  stock inlays V Block
Finish :  Varnish Body  with satan neck  OR:
                Poly Body  with satan neck  (either of these is fine but def voting for the Satan neck  ]:->  Should be quite devlish to play  hahaha)
Bridge:  Stoptail w Tune-o-Matic (whatever is on stock RS4)

Thanks for doing this!  Looks like we're up to 6 commits so far!
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2011, 10:42:41 PM »

Unless something goes terribly wrong, I'm in.

I'm voting for

varnish body satin neck
vine hs inlay
stock fb inlays
stoptail bridge
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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2011, 04:27:51 PM »

So, what did the final specs turn out to be?
Still not finalized, awaiting input from 8 very serious members. Only have 7 to date
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2012, 01:38:25 AM »

OK, I'm definitely in on this.

Here's my preferences but will be in either way.

JCL on Headstock
V Block Inlays
Varnish Body, Satin Neck
Callaham Bridge.

Not a vote item but I was thinking P90 Bridge and Mini Hum neck. I don't have any experience with mini's so any advise would be appreciated. Or I was thinking P90's all around since my current RS-4 has the full Humbuckers already.

So count me in on the PM. Thanks.

Randy
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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2012, 07:46:51 AM »

hi there everyone,I'm new to the site.
its my understanding i need to provide some enjoy!!

I'm looking to purchase an RS4 and was speaking to Matthew earlier today,and he informed me of a limited run you all are putting together.
Definitely interested.

does anyone have any pics on the color scheme?? i think i read that its supposed to look kind of vintage, is that accurate??

here's my vote for the posted specs

Headstock-Vine or JCL
Fretboard inlays-stock V block
Body-varnish(natural or synthetic??,French polish?)--- or polyurethane---, Neck-Satin
Bridge- Tone Pros stop tail all the way!!!

when is this supposed to get rolling(down payments and production) just curious

thanks to you all again

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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2012, 04:54:25 PM »

Not the best pics, but here's a couple of my Rootbeer Burst. If you check out the Larrivee  mandolins on their website, it's supposedly the same finish.


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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2012, 05:32:48 PM »

Nice guitar, Mikeymac.  However, it is my understanding that the Forum V will be a much lighter burst = "iced tea burst" as mentioned earlier in this thread.  I am counting on that lighter burst as still being the color.  My agreement to participate is based on it being that color.
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« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2012, 05:07:06 AM »

Nice guitar, Mikeymac.  However, it is my understanding that the Forum V will be a much lighter burst = "iced tea burst" as mentioned earlier in this thread.  I am counting on that lighter burst as still being the color.  My agreement to participate is based on it being that color.
Yes, Andrew confirmed in another thread (below) that the color will be an "iced tea burst".

You are correct, sir!   
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« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2012, 04:55:58 AM »

A comment by Matthew Larrivee in another thread about mini-humbuckers and the Forum V RS-4:

"I am indeed making mini humbuckers - I've been working on the parts for almost a year. I just got the first baseplates back from the stamper in wisconsin; they are absolutely perfect. I have also already had an injection mold made for the bobbins. They turned out perfect as well. The pole screws were finished a week ago, but I dont have them in my hand yet - another week or two there. Now I'm working on the cover - It's a expensive proposition costing approximately $10,000 in tooling, and should take about 10 weeks. I wont release them on any other guitar though until the first ones have shipped on the forum electrics."

 

Read it here (scroll down to Matthew's post):

http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=38943.msg354279#new

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« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2012, 11:46:40 AM »

Mikeymac,
Had just read the thread you linked to before I saw it posted here.

Anyways, I'm having the hardest time deciding what pickup configuration to order for my Forum V and this just adds to the information I need to go through in my mind to make the best decision.  I still don't know what to choose at this point.
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« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2012, 04:39:43 PM »

Mikeymac,
Had just read the thread you linked to before I saw it posted here.

Anyways, I'm having the hardest time deciding what pickup configuration to order for my Forum V and this just adds to the information I need to go through in my mind to make the best decision.  I still don't know what to choose at this point.

I am with you here.  I still just don't know what will be best.  My inclination is still towards mini in neck and full at bridge, but it seems like the 'proper' way to do it would be to go all the way one or the other.  Fact of the matter is that I just don't know enough about this stuff.
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« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2012, 04:21:14 AM »

Final Specs:

Any PUP combination you want including 1st time offering of a Larrivee Mini signed by ML
JCL Special Reserve Grade Flame Maple Top
Lightweight S.A. mahogany back / neck
Indian Rosewood Fretboard
African Ebony Headplate
Color - Forum V mix of Amber & Root Beer - some might call "Ice tea" burst
Nut size, wiring, pots etc standard stock
Named/Numbered on back of headstock via traditional water slide decal

Headstock inlay  -  Vine   
Fretboard Inlay   -  V Block
Finish :      Poly Body  with satan neck
Bridge:  Stoptail

Gold parts is an upgrade option choice of buyer
Bigsby is an upgrade option choice of buyer

Dealer: LA Guitar Sales

To order contact Ted @ LA Guitars http://www.laguitarsales.com/pages/836/
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