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« Reply #300 on: November 25, 2021, 04:52:25 PM »

Happy Thanksgiving Y'all! I am thankful that I am sharing this cool Forum VI experience with all of you! My first Larrivee arrived at my doorstep a few days before Thanksgiving in 2007...always extra gratitude for their amazing family and the instruments they build for us this time of year!

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« Reply #301 on: November 28, 2021, 08:09:59 PM »

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« Reply #302 on: November 29, 2021, 03:23:20 PM »

whistling whistling whistling whistling whistling whistling crying


"The waiting drove me mad."  Eddie Vedder.

Looking forward to some updated pictures and/or progress report on the production.   gotpics?
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« Reply #303 on: November 29, 2021, 04:43:58 PM »

I am actually more excited about the Forum VI's arrival than I was waiting for the LV-10 50th Anniversary.

1) it is taking longer. I waited approximately 4 months for the 50th Anniversary from the time I first saw the photos, and placed the order.

2) I spent a lot more money on the 50th Anniversary and my excitement was tempered by a not so small smidgeon of guilt for spending so much on a guitar I had never played, but purchased solely on my prior ownership of an L-03, the reputation of Larrivee guitars and looks. I had played LV-03s and LV-05s and LV-09s so I kind of knew what I getting except for the next level of wow.  I was also excited about the fact that the 50th Anniversary was built with wood from "Jean's private reserve" and the top was voiced by Jean, and Matthew and Wendy and John Jr. all had their roles and hands on, in the creation of it. Just like the Fourm VI in that regard. I was also excited that it would be a limited, very special run of guitars. Just like the Forum VI except the Forum VI is going to be ever more rare. 19 vs 50 examples.

3) While waiting for the 50th Anniversary, I was alone in my excitement and guilt.  
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« Reply #304 on: November 29, 2021, 05:31:19 PM »

I don’t think anyone should feel guilty for purchasing something, it’s your decision and your money. I know what you mean though as far as a *big* expense and if that would or could be better spent, but, we never know when our time is up, and putting something off could possibly never come to be.

This is a limited special we’ll all enjoy.
I know I will.


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« Reply #305 on: November 29, 2021, 05:49:11 PM »

I am actually more excited about the Forum VI's arrival than I was waiting for the LV-10 50th Anniversary.

1) it is taking longer. I waited approximately 4 months for the 50th Anniversary from the time I first saw the photos, and placed the order.

2) I spent a lot more money on the 50th Anniversary and my excitement was tempered by a not so small smidgeon of guilt for spending so much on a guitar I had never played, but purchased solely on my prior ownership of an L-03, the reputation of Larrivee guitars and looks. I had played LV-03s and LV-05s and LV-09s so I kind of knew what I getting except for the next level of wow.  I was also excited about the fact that the 50th Anniversary was built with wood from "Jean's private reserve" and the top was voiced by Jean, and Matthew and Wendy and John Jr. all had their roles and hands on, in the creation of it. Just like the Fourm VI in that regard. I was also excited that it would be a limited, very special run of guitars. Just like the Forum VI except the Forum VI is going to be ever more rare. 19 vs 50 examples.

3) While waiting for the 50th Anniversary, I was alone in my excitement and guilt.  

Nice guitar!  Do you play it much and what do you think of it now that you have had it for a few years?   
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« Reply #306 on: November 30, 2021, 03:56:53 AM »

Nice guitar!  Do you play it much and what do you think of it now that you have had it for a few years?   

I play it every day and have done so since it arrived. I have a recent thread on getting the frets leveled, dressed and polished here on the forum. http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=54855.0

I play it so much that it needed that operation after only 4 years. It is currently in the upstairs cabinet I had built for it. My downstairs office is currently housing a 3D printer so the humidification is turned off and it it's about 30% RH in here. The solid wood guitars stay in the humidified rooms. I have to actually get up and go upstairs to play them now. lol

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« Reply #307 on: November 30, 2021, 07:26:29 PM »

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« Reply #308 on: November 30, 2021, 07:28:30 PM »

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« Reply #309 on: November 30, 2021, 07:29:50 PM »

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« Reply #310 on: November 30, 2021, 07:40:48 PM »

There’s some beautiful backs on those cutaways.  I bet they will look even better with the finish on them. 
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« Reply #311 on: November 30, 2021, 07:48:22 PM »

There’s some beautiful backs on those cutaways.  I bet they will look even better with the finish on them.  

They sure are pretty. The 3rd one from the right has some cool figuring. I'm fairly sure the first cutaway from the left is mine with the blonde stripe in the middle.
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« Reply #312 on: November 30, 2021, 08:24:31 PM »

Once they get to the point of having the finishing applied, how long does it take for that to dry and then polish or whatever and do the finishing touches?  Asking for a friend who's hoping for a Christmas present to himself...      
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« Reply #313 on: November 30, 2021, 08:29:07 PM »

 
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« Reply #314 on: November 30, 2021, 10:26:50 PM »

I found this in an old post on here about the timeline.

“ There's a series of Larrivee factory tour videos on youtube narrated by an employee who worked there from 1998-2008.    In one of the videos he refers to them having used "lacquer" with a 2-week curing time prior to the switch to UV-cured poly.”.

So hopefully less than 2 weeks???
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« Reply #315 on: November 30, 2021, 11:06:01 PM »

I found this in an old post on here about the timeline.

“ There's a series of Larrivee factory tour videos on youtube narrated by an employee who worked there from 1998-2008.    In one of the videos he refers to them having used "lacquer" with a 2-week curing time prior to the switch to UV-cured poly.”.

So hopefully less than 2 weeks???

Yes - the UV cured poly finish dries/cures almost immediately. So no two week waiting period.
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« Reply #316 on: December 01, 2021, 01:18:47 AM »

I think all those samples look very nice. 
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« Reply #317 on: December 01, 2021, 01:49:52 AM »

I think all those samples look very nice. 

Yes they do, and I am sure all the backs and sides will clean up nicely and look great when they are finished.   
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« Reply #318 on: December 01, 2021, 02:21:06 AM »

Starting to look like real guitars! Real nice Larrivee guitars!
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« Reply #319 on: December 01, 2021, 04:26:16 AM »

as a woodworker, it has been so satisfying to see the updates and pictures through this thread.....several observations

That is some high grade Walnut on those guitars! Beautifully selected...

I also see things like the worn handles on the clamps, the glue squeeze out on the table top (Which I would be so worried about accidently setting the back of the necks right in the squeeze out but they are the pros!) .... All signs of hand crafted work... which I have so much respect for!

and I, like you all; can truly appreciate the amount of time which goes into every guitar that bears a Larrivee Name.... so cool... +1

If I were you guys who ordered one of these, I'd have a file of all of the updates in this thread, so I could just keep it with the guitar when you get them...just a cool addition to have with your new guitar!
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