The Larrivee OM-05 is an Acoustic Guitar from Larrivee’s Select Mahogany Series. This model has a solid Sitka spruce top with mahogany back and sides. Larrivee builds some of the most consistently outstanding acoustic guitars we stock here at Je Matt Guitar, and, in-keeping with the company’s philosophy of quality over quantity, they don’t come around that often.
Larrivee’s Select Mahogany Series guitars feature solid African mahogany as their core tonewood. This OM-05 model is finished in gloss with an elegant abalone rosette and silver headstock border. Supplied with a Larrivee hard case, the OM-05 Select mahogany acoustic guitar is now available from Je Matt Guitar, online and in our Los Angeles store’s dedicated acoustic room. Every instrument we sell is fully checked over and professionally set up before dispatch, for your peace of mind. We ship fast to the US, Europe and Worldwide.
LARRIVÉE OM-05 SELECT MAHOGANY SERIES ACOUSTIC GUITAR
Larrivee’s Select Mahogany series OM05 is a premium instrument, making it perfect for the guitarist looking for a luxurious guitar to enjoy at home. Larrivee’s aim to build not the most guitars, but the best, is evident. Hand selection of the woods has ensured that the top, back and sides operate optimally from a tonal perspective; the guitar has a very balanced sound, characteristic of the classic Sitka Spruce and Mahogany tonewood combination.
As suggested by the series name, the Select Mahogany OM features woods selected both for their beautiful grain and superior tone. The African mahogany back and sides pair beautifully with the Sitka spruce top, the OM body responding beautifully to the smallest inputs. The guitar’s balance also makes it ideal as a recording instrument, though you’ll likely want to take it home when you’re done! In-keeping with Larrivee’s sustainability policy, all woods are FSC certified. Larrivee prides itself on being plugged in to the entire process of producing a finished, hand-made guitar, from log selection on the forest floor to final quality control in their Oxnard, California Wrkshop.
The OM-05 features subtle upgrades which benefit both the guitar’s tone and aesthetics. The gloss finish is beautifully applied, exhibiting the premium wood grains to their best effect. The headplate is adorned with a silver border which contrasts beautifully with the ebony headplate wood. Ebony also features on the bridge and fretboard, while the nut, saddle and bridge pins are constructed from bone for optimal resonance and sustain. The elegant luxury of the abalone rosette is combined with Larrivee’s signature tortoiseshell pickguard, effectively melding tradition and modernity. Premium “JCL” 18:1 tuners provide the final finishing touch, being both silky smooth and highly accurate.