- "Finding such immaculate, all-solid construction and shimmering, detailed tones for under a grand is not an easy thing to do, but Larrivée has managed to do it. This guitar is deliriously close to perfection".
Introduced in 2010, Larrivée -02 Series guitars have been something of a revelation in bringing genuine value to the quality acoustic guitar market, offering as they do renowned Larrivée build quality and tone in a series of all-solid wood guitars starting at just £849 inc VAT.
Larrivée and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd are pleased to announce an expansion to the range with -02E electro versions in the same three body shapes plus a new cutaway model. Acoustic magazine review the Larrivée OM-02E this month awarding a 4.5 out of 5 rating in all test result categories (Build Quality, Sound Quality and Value for Money).
"For all the talk of this guitar being a budget Larrivée, to think of the OM-02E as such would be a crime. Granted, there's no fancy decoration or rare materials worked into this guitar, but instead there's a sense of graceful minimalism that is a sight to behold in its own right".
"You even get a DVD showing extra insight into the manufacturing process and a picture of the tree your slice of spruce was taken from. It's a really nice touch and immediately gets you scanning the rest of the guitar to revel in the quality of its construction".
"The OM-02E's tones are classic orchestra, with a distinctive mid-range response and a tighter bottom-end than you would find on a larger bodied instrument. String to string balance is very good indeed, making lead runs and chords alike shine with crystal clarity and singing harmonics".
"Close your eyes and you can almost hear the notes bouncing and reacting off the different tonewoods, gaining depth and a real woody character from the sapele, partnered with the complexity and sparkle of that quality spruce top".
"There can be little doubt that the OM-02E is a spectacularly good guitar for the money. Finding such immaculate, all-solid construction and shimmering, detailed tones for under a grand is not an easy thing to do, but Larrivée has managed to do it. This guitar is deliriously close to perfection".