All Solid Spruce/Mahogany Acoustic Guitar

SRP from £1,649.00 inc VAT

The -40 Legacy Series is a revolutionary new range of guitars from Larrivee. This new model born from years of research and testing features Jean Larrivee’s first new bracing pattern in over 46 years. The new “Scalloped Parabolic Hybrid” bracing system perfectly merges the strength, tonal balance, and clarity of Larrivee bracing, with the Bass response, depth, and volume you’d expect from a vintage acoustic guitar.

The OM-40 has a solid African Ebony Fretboard & Bridge, single piece Mahogany neck, Canadian maple binding, bone saddle, bone nut, and bone bridge pins. Other features included are a Mother of Pearl Logo, Grover 18:1 open back tuners, non-shrink tortoise pick guard, double action truss rod (easily adjusted at full string tension), re-enforcement for side mount electrics, durable acrylic satin finish, bold rope purfling, arch top case, and a lifetime warranty. E model is fitted with Shadow NanoFlex pickup.

  • OM Body Shape
  • All Solid wood Construction
  • Single Piece Mahogany Neck
  • Canadian Sitka Spruce Sound Board & Bracing
  • African Ebony Fretboard & Bridge
  • Mahogany Back & Sides
  • New Scalloped Parabolic Hybrid Bracing
  • Hand fit Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Bone Nut and Bridge Pins
  • Flat-top Larrivee Headstock
  • Mother of Pearl Larrivee Logo
  • Bold Rope Purfling
  • Open-Back Grover Tuners w/ 18:1 Ratio
  • Ivoroid Fretboard Binding
  • Non-shrink Tortoise shell pickguard
  • Diamond Fretboard Markers
  • Hardshell Case included
  • Limited Lifetime warranty
  • Made in the USA
Scale Length25.5”
Upper Bout11.75"
Lower Bout15.375"
Body Depth4.25"
Nut Width1 3/4"
Review Demo – Larrivee OM-40
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Review Demo – Larrivee OM-40
Read the review: Like a benevolent mad scientist, Jean Larrivée bends acoustic design convention to beautiful and original-sounding ends. At first glance, the new OM-40 looks like one of the least idiosyncratic Larrivées in memory, but bracing modifications beneath the trad exterior help make this mahogany-and-spruce guitar a unique and often potent-sounding OM. Trad with a Twist (or Two) As the headstock shape, herringbone purfling and rosette, and diamond inlay less than subtly suggest, the OM-40 is partly an homage to Martin’s OM-28. But this isn’t some slavishly exact replica: The body and neck binding are pretty Canadian maple, the back and sides are mahogany like on an OM-18, and the whole guitar has an exceptionally smooth satin finish. The bracing, with its aggressive scalloping and parabolic shapes, also deviates from tradition. The craftsmanship is, for all practical purposes, perfect. The only trace of irregularity I found was the point where the two ends of back purfling meet—an offset of a fraction of a millimeter. Otherwise, the guitar looks like it was obsessively examined for blemishes with an electron microscope. Properly Orchestral Fingerstylists love OMs for their wide string spacing (1 ¾" at the nut). On a 25.5" scale, 14-fret neck, that means plenty of space for intricate picking, cool chord voicings, and bends. The Larrivée is inviting on all of these counts, though players with smaller hands may want to spend extra time with the guitar to determine whether the wide spacing inhibits playability or induces fatigue. To continue reading the review, visit: Watch 
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LAR0157 OM-40 OM-40
LAR0158 OM-40E OM-40E With Shadow NanoFlex pickup