Here we have a superb OM40 from Larrivee's USA workshop.
The -40 Legacy series utilise a brand new bracing system designed by Jean Larrivee, more info on this below.
AAA Grade Solid Sitka Spruce top, with solid Mahogany back and sides, this gutiar sounds superb. Solid African Ebony fretboard and bridge, single piece Mahogany neck, and the body is bound in Canadian maple, with bone saddle nut and bridge pins.
This is a beautiful guitar with some lovely appointments such as the mother of pearl logo, Grover 18:1 open back machine heads, bold rope purfling and a fitted deluxe case.
A superb guitar!!
Larrivee explain their new bracing system:
"The foundation for this new bracing system is our tried and true shaped “X” brace. Each of these “X” braces is hand shaped and voiced for the individual instrument and provides maximum strength between the bridge and sound hole. The real secret to the system however is the new Non-Symmetrical Scalloped Lateral Cross Braces. These braces move away from traditional “block” shaped braces into lightweight “tapered” braces with a traditional scallop (think suspension bridge). They are engineered to provide maximum strength using the least possible material and with the smallest footprint possible allowing free vibration of the soundboard.
In a standard Larrivee the lateral cross braces are perfectly symmetrical across the “X” brace connecting on the treble and bass side, but in the Scalloped Parabolic Hybrid system they connect only on the treble side and travel away at a carefully calculated angle. This change allows us to control the bass response of the instrument."