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« on: March 19, 2022, 05:47:03 PM »

With all the buzz about the Forum VI project I almost forgot the anniversary of the release of the first Forum III guitars.  March 19, 2009 I traveled to Vancouver along with Danny and several others to pick up our FIII guitars right off the bench the moment they were strung up. It was a great time for all who were there.  All the forum guitars are special and anyone who owns any of the six forum project guitars should consider themselves lucky.  I've owned several Larrivee guitars but this is one that will stay no matter what.  Here is #3 of 78....the all mahogany version with herringbone trim.   


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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2022, 11:09:01 PM »

The Firum III certainly gave me a bad case of FOMO.
Beautiful guitar, Tuffy.
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2022, 12:44:01 PM »

Thanks for sharing, Tuffy. I wonder what lefties Paul McCartney (blackbird) or Elizabeth Cotton (freight train) would do with that guitar?
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2022, 01:43:46 PM »

 nice guitar
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2022, 02:24:16 PM »

Such a beautiful guitar...congrats to you and all that own one of these special instruments!

Cheers,

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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2022, 04:52:35 PM »

You old-timers picked up your F-III guitars a couple years before I joined the forum, and five years before I had my first Larrivee. Took me awhile to figure what it was all about. Always thought of the F-VI as a continuation of the F-III legacy. The old F-III threads are cool to read, but the only time I've touched one was Danny's. Now 19 more of us have one of our own, inspired by what you accomplished back then with the F-III. I will be forever grateful.
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2022, 05:43:18 PM »

This thread reminds me of my frequent trips to Trinity Guitars back when Jim Holler was managing the Forum III project and I gained a healthy respect for both Jim and now Mike for leading this process from start to finish.

My recollection was that Jim was still operating the shop out of his house at the time. It was always an educational experience when he would show us his most recent wood acquisitions and projects he was working on at the time. His number one goal was not to sell you A guitar, it was to sell you THE guitar you were looking for.
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2022, 10:38:34 PM »

This thread reminds me of my frequent trips to Trinity Guitars back when Jim Holler was managing the Forum III project and I gained a healthy respect for both Jim and now Mike for leading this process from start to finish.

My recollection was that Jim was still operating the shop out of his house at the time. It was always an educational experience when he would show us his most recent wood acquisitions and projects he was working on at the time. His number one goal was not to sell you A guitar, it was to sell you THE guitar you were looking for.

I met Jim and had lunch with him ad his daughter when we picked up our guitars in '09.  Without his assistance the FIII may not have ever seen the light of day.  He also gave us Trinity Guitar hats to commemorate the occasion.


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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2022, 01:32:03 AM »

Happy Anniversary Tuffy.

Fond memories of meeting the Forum III group and touring the Larrivée factory.
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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2022, 05:33:45 AM »

Wow, 13 years ago for the Forum III. Beautiful guitar.  I bought a L05MT for my son in 2010.  The guy I bought it from had  a Forum II if I recall correctly. He wasn’t selling it, but let me play it for a while.  I prefer L bodies and dreads, but it was a great sounding guitar.
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« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2022, 05:58:53 PM »

With all the buzz about the Forum VI project I almost forgot the anniversary of the release of the first Forum III guitars.  March 19, 2009 I traveled to Vancouver along with Danny and several others to pick up our FIII guitars right off the bench the moment they were strung up. It was a great time for all who were there.  All the forum guitars are special and anyone who owns any of the six forum project guitars should consider themselves lucky.  I've owned several Larrivee guitars but this is one that will stay no matter what.  Here is #3 of 78....the all mahogany version with herringbone trim.   
Happy forumversary, she's a beauty!
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« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2022, 03:40:48 PM »

Still have my Forum III and I certainly will never let this one go.  It is a very special guitar.  Glad to see many of the original gang are still enjoying their FIII's too.

Jordan


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