With its understated satin finish and modest adornments, the
Larrivée OM-40 doesn’t make a strong first impression. But strum an open E
chord, and you’re immediately struck by its uncommonly good sound—so lively and
responsive, with impressive sustain and projection. And this OM-40 is a rare
one, with Madagascar Rosewood back and sides from Jean’s private stash. It also
features AAA Reserve Austrian Moonwood top.
We also have a gorgeous OM-40
from this years NAMM Show with Romanian Flamed Maple and 2 more on the
way, one with Ebony, and one with AAA Reserve American Walnut; all with AAA
Reserve Austrian Moonwood tops.
The 40 Series features "Scalloped Parabolic Hybrid"
bracing system design. Based on Larrivee’s and true "X-Brace"
design, Jean blended a non-symmetrical scalloped lateral cross-bracing pattern.
This means maximum strength using the least amount of material. It's a build
that allows even further vibration of the soundboard, while still offering a
controlled bass response. The 40 Series are built in America using all solid
wood, like all Larrivée's, and feature brand new upgrades like bone bridge
pins, nut and saddle, diamond fingerboard dots and 18:1 open back tuners.
Lower Bout: 15.25”
Body Depth: 4.25”
Nut Width: 1-3/4”
Saddle Spacing: 2 ¼”
Bracing Pattern: Scalloped Hybrid
Rosette: Bold Rope
Top Purfling: Bold Rope
Body Binding: Maple
Heel Cap: Maple
Fingerboard Binding: Maple
Bridge Style: Flat Bridge
Pick Guard: Tortoise