Incoming Larrivee OM-03

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  1. Lawn Jockey

    Lawn Jockey Member

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    Well...I have decided to grab the OM-03. If the banjo doesn't sell...so be it...winter is coming and I'll use it to shovel snow with. :roll

    So, without further ado.....here is my new OM-03 that should arrive next Monday.

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  2. Lawn Jockey

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    Since I had such an ENORMOUS response to this thread....I'll add my own pics...it arrived yesterday....and is a fabulous guitar.

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  3. Rockinrob86

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    sweet! I love my L-10
     
  4. pennylink

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    Congratulations on a great looking and great sounding guitar! I've had a Larrivee DV-09 for some years and you'll find that they get even better with time.
     
  5. Lawn Jockey

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    That's all I play actually.

    L-03R
    L-03MT-12 Custom
    P-05MT
    P-09 Brazilian
    OM-03

    I can't find anything I don't like about them....except the Cleartone strings.

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  6. Alister

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    Aside from body shape, how does the OM differ from your other ones?

    I think I heard that OM being played by a guy a few years, and not that familiar with Larrivees, I was stunned by how great that guitar sounded. (And I own some high-end Martins).
     
  7. Lawn Jockey

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    Alister, I don't think the OM (Larrivee at least) is going to be able to handle moderate/heavy strumming without breaking up. I haven't had a chance yet to fully test this theory....but I will later today.

    I don't have another Mahogany/Sapele guitar with a Sitka top. My L-03R is Sitka/EIR and is full of overtones.......and the Sapele is fairly dry, woody, loud, and full of mid-range.

    The Parlors (even given their smaller size) are huge sounding...especially for fingerstyle. Again, one is a SA Mahogany top/back/sides...the other Sitka/Brazilian.....two totally different sounding animals.

    And the 12 string (SA Mahogany top/back/sides) is just LUSH sounding.
     
  8. wlalpaugh

    wlalpaugh Silver Supporting Member

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    Nice guitar. I've had my LV-09 for about a year and it has definitely opened up. Great guitars. Enjoy!!!!
    Walt
     
  9. DanR

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    Congrats on the new guitar. I have a L-03R and just love it. I think Larrivee is one of the best bang for the buck acoustics around.
     
  10. Pedro58

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    I have a great Larrivee D style, a '9,' maybe? It's a wonderful guitar and I don't play it as often as it deserves.

    I LOVE the OM style sounds. Very balanced. Enjoy!
     
  11. Lawn Jockey

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    Thanks guys!! I'm diggin' the slight bearclaw on the top....awesome looking at different angles.

    I've yet to find a Larrivee I didn't like.

    This thing sounds alot better than I thought it would with a pick. The strings make a huge difference there for sure.
     
  12. MickeyJi

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    Anybody tried a Larrivee OM 10? British Guitarist magazine had a review some time back and it gave me major GAS for one of these.

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    Larivees are great. I actually think the lower end models are better price to performance ratio. I had an L-03-MT that was really really warm and wonderful. The 03s are really good deals, congrats.
     
  14. soulohio

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    i had a few posts here and someone sent me a link to an OM5 for sale so i says to meself, 'self, maybe you should play one and see what she will do'... so i played an OM5 at Blues Angels music in Pensacola...this was probably the nicest, prettiest sounding acoustic i have ever played. i strummed it with a pick...just beautiful.
     
  15. Lawn Jockey

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    soulohio, did you buy it?

    If not....and you really liked it.....I've got a friend that is a Larrivee dealer in Baton Rouge. He's also a master luthier...and handbuilds guitars.

    He is having some problems since the hurricane (been shut down for quite awhile)....and he's moving this guitar at cost. Figure just a tad over $1,300.00 delivered. THAT is an AWESOME deal for someone.

    PM me if you.....or anyone you know is interested. I've used this guy for 28 years to perform set-ups, fret work, etc. on my guitars. He is just in a pinch due to no fault of his own.
     
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    The 12th Fret in Toronto just listed a very nice looking Larrivee L-04R ... great guitar for the money. (no personal interest and I don't know the owner)

    http://www.12fret.com/used/index.html
     
  17. Lawn Jockey

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    I bet that is nice. I love my L-03R. I think the 04 has a gloss finish. It's strange that this "L" is listed with an 1 11/16" nut width. The "L"'s typically have a 1.75" nut width.

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  18. gkoelling

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    While visiting a friends shop a few months ago I played an OM 03R. I have to say that guitar had beautiful tone.

    I haven't owned an acoustic in quite a while but that one was tempting.
     
  19. Lawn Jockey

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    After owning Taylor's, Breedloves, Lakewoods, Martin's, Gibson's, Takamine's I am please to say now that all I play are Larrivee's. It's not just that they are "good for the price"......it's that they are good period.

    Mine are strictly utilitarian......and they get the job done beautifully.

    I just can't find any negatives (except the Cleartone strings) about them.

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  20. gkoelling

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    What strings do you use?
     

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