Beautifully made in California, USA, the Larrivee OM-40 Walnut Special Edition is a limited run model from Larrivee’s Legacy Series. The combination of Moon Spruce for the soundboard and Walnut for the back and sides results in a balanced and characterful voice when played. The light-coloured Moon spruce and figured Walnut add a unique visual aesthetic, further enhanced by the abalone vine inlay to the headstock. This stunning guitar is supplied in a Larrivee Hardshell case.
The OM-40 Walnut Special Edition guitar is now available from Merchant City Music, online and in our Glasgow 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 UK, Europe and worldwide.
LARRIVÉE OM-40 WALNUT SPECIAL EDITION – LEGACY SERIES ACOUSTIC GUITAR
The Larrivee OM 40 is a core model from Larrivee’s Legacy Series, using as its basis the 14-fret neck-to-body join OM Body. This Special Edition Walnut variant adds exotic woods to the mix for a unique tonality and look. Offering superior note separation and balance compared to a dreadnought, while maintaining the projection of the 14th fret join, this body is viewed by many as the acoustic guitar sweet spot. The pinched waist and shallower body have the side benefit of increased seated playing comfort.
Walnut’s darker resonance and clear trebles has been masterfully brought to life by Larrivee’s luthiers for the back and side wood of this OM-40 Special Edition. Easily identifyable by its light colouration, the Moon Spruce top adds focus and power to the mix. Larrivee’s “Scalloped Parabolic Hybrid” bracing design brings the best of this already-outstanding combination. A non-symmetrical scalloped lateral cross-bracing pattern has been blended with Larrivee’s tried and true balanced X-Brace system. The result is 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 dynamic bass response.
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 workshop. Their aim to build not the most guitars, but the best, is evident on the OM-40 Special. Hand selection of the woods has ensured that the top, back and sides perform optimally together. Traditional aesthetics, punctuated by intricate rope binding, open-back tuners and diamond inlays to the fretboard, complete the package.