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« on: June 30, 2021, 03:48:10 PM »

Okay, it's official. We have a Forum VI guitar in the works!

If you see this thread "today" (June 30, 2021), YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO ORDER ONE!!! If you snooze, you lose...  crying

This is a place to discuss the guitar, hang out, dream, speculate, and maybe from time to time, John Jr. or Matt will drop in and bless us with a pic or two (hint, hint!!!).

I'll let Mike or someone else pull the specs over here - I'm just starting the thread...

WELCOME EVERYONE!!!

 
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2021, 04:13:58 PM »

I will gladly be the first to post in “The Forun VI Waiting Room”.
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2021, 04:19:23 PM »

So I have some time to polish up my miserable fingerstyle skills while waiting for Godot/Guitar?
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2021, 04:41:21 PM »

Okay, it's official. We have a Forum VI guitar in the works!

If you see this thread "today" (June 30, 2021), YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO ORDER ONE!!! If you snooze, you lose...  crying

This is a place to discuss the guitar, hang out, dream, speculate, and maybe from time to time, John Jr. or Matt will drop in and bless us with a pic or two (hint, hint!!!).

I'll let Mike or someone else pull the specs over here - I'm just starting the thread...

WELCOME EVERYONE!!!

 

Thanks for starting the new thread!

So I have some time to polish up my miserable fingerstyle skills while waiting for Godot/Guitar?

I'm in the same boat. I'm a lefty who plays righty. My fingerstyle never really developed too greatly (being lefty is my excuse anyway   ). I have a feeling it'll be a fine strummer despite the smaller body size.
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2021, 05:10:02 PM »

I'm in the same boat. I'm a lefty who plays righty. My fingerstyle never really developed too greatly (being lefty is my excuse anyway   ). I have a feeling it'll be a fine strummer despite the smaller body size.
I am half lefty and half righty.
Eat, write, shoot guns and do archery lefty. Throw, bat baseballs, play guitar righty.
There were no left handed guitars around when I grew up.
But fingerpicking feels natural with the right hand.
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2021, 05:12:10 PM »

The walnut is going to look spectacular!

A recent OM in Walnut and Moonwood arrived at a dealer, and was posted to the FB group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2210155417

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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2021, 06:31:35 PM »


The walnut is going to look spectacular!

A recent OM in Walnut and Moonwood arrived at a dealer, and was posted to the FB group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2210155417


Here are a few of those pics (it will get harder to find as more stuff gets posted there...)

Looks like it has some bear claw in that top.


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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2021, 06:52:40 PM »


I am half lefty and half righty.
Eat, write, shoot guns and do archery lefty. Throw, bat baseballs, play guitar righty.
There were no left handed guitars around when I grew up.
But fingerpicking feels natural with the right hand.
Mike


Interesting. I'm predominantly lefty (eating, writing, throwing/catching, archery, guitar), but I bat and golf right-handed. Shooting is still up for grabs; I have two new handguns that I'll be practicing with soon - we'll see which feels more comfortable, as I'm getting more arthritis pain in my left hand...
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2021, 07:38:12 PM »

Interesting. I'm predominantly lefty (eating, writing, throwing/catching, archery, guitar), but I bat and golf right-handed. Shooting is still up for grabs; I have two new handguns that I'll be practicing with soon - we'll see which feels more comfortable, as I'm getting more arthritis pain in my left hand...

The only things I do right handed are guitar and hockey (baseball and golf: left). However, guitar is a 2 handed endeavor and shooting right in hockey is traditionally what lefties do.
It's fascinating to see the high percentage of lefties that are Larrivee fans. Adding Mike (although he's both handed) and myself to the list, we see it's not just the folks who play left handed.
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2021, 07:49:12 PM »

The only things I do right handed are guitar and hockey (baseball and golf: left). However, guitar is a 2 handed endeavor and shooting right in hockey is traditionally what lefties do.
It's fascinating to see the high percentage of lefties that are Larrivee fans. Adding Mike (although he's both handed) and myself to the list, we see it's not just the folks who play left handed.
I can cast (fly or spinning rod), paddle a canoe with both hands, but can't imagine playing an upside-down guitar!

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« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2021, 07:56:51 PM »

It's fascinating to see the high percentage of lefties that are Larrivee fans.
Ok, gotta remember to have some percentage of Larrivee content in the thread, or else we could get moved to non-guitar discussion.
To that end, I will note that any normal set of strings will work just as well on both RH and LH Larrivee guitars.
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« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2021, 08:39:49 PM »

Add me to the list of *folks who don't like bearclaw*, I know there are those that are more than willing to pay extra for it, but I'd pass on a guitar with it, regardless of how it sounded.
I am soooooooooo looking forward to the VI.
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« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2021, 12:33:58 AM »

UPDATE
I have requested the "any interest" thread be locked.
According to John today, we have 14 orders.
If I understood John correctly, Larrivee will build a some extras to account for unforeseen problems (2 LS and 2 LSV, assuming RH) and these will be held back until later. If anyone shows interest, they will be put on a waiting list.
Meanwhile, we will use this thread to update, ask questions, etc.
I am still to be the contact between us and Larrivee.
Mike
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« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2021, 12:56:33 AM »

I'm curious about Moonwood.  Is it always as 'white' as those photos up above?  I've seen some other pics and they were just as light coloured.  I'm more a fan of the aged look and my OM [spruce] from 2009 is aging very nicely.  Does, or will, the Moonwood age and darken?
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« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2021, 04:44:52 AM »

 
Does, or will, the Moonwood age and darken?


Yes, it will. And it will darken more quickly if you keep your guitar out in sunlight (rather than in the case). It will take time, but it will darken.
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« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2021, 02:44:12 PM »

Good, I did assume that it would darken with time as it is wood and that's what happens but so far the photos of Moonwood that I've seen have been very pale.  Most likely new-ish guitars. 

And, as to the bear claw, I like that look.  But don't have a problem without that.  Given what I've heard about the tone of this top wood, wouldn't care either way for mine but, yes, bear claw would be attractive.
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« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2021, 05:42:50 PM »

............... Are they ready yet ?   
   
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« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2021, 09:44:30 PM »

I'm curious as to where the *Moonwood* tops come from, I understand it can be from a number of countries in the Alps.

I was wondering where specifically ?
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« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2021, 09:45:51 PM »

I found this on the Larrivee website: https://www.larrivee.com/news/upgrade-to-austrian-red-spruce-250-msrp
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« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2021, 10:12:57 PM »

Thank you Hooked, I guess I should have looked there first, duh.
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