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Title: my OMV-O3
Post by: johnr on August 23, 2017, 09:17:08 PM
i've had this guitar for about 5 years now .love it. i recently bought a Martin OM28. the neck is radiused.  i likw the neck on my Larrivee better. is this neck non radius? thanks


Title: Re: my OMV-O3
Post by: kwakatak on August 25, 2017, 06:01:34 PM
Do you mean the fretboard? If so, then the radius is "flatter" in comparison with the radius going from 17" at the lower frets
Up to 20" as you go. IIRC Martin uses a 16" fretboard radius. Neck profile is also a factor though. To me, Larrivee necks feel slimmer as well.


Title: Re: my OMV-O3
Post by: Mikeymac on August 25, 2017, 06:42:09 PM
I have two Martin steel strings - a 2015 D-35 and a 2012 D-18. They definitely have a more radiused fingerboard than my Larrivees (same is true of my Gibby J-45).  I'm fine with both - I actually find the Martins slightly more comfortable (the D-35 is 1 11/16" nut and the D-18 is 1 3/4" nut). 

BUT... my '92 Larrivee OM-05 has the most comfortable neck and action of any acoustic I've ever owned. It's my favorite guitar to PLAY; love the different tones of many of them.


Title: Re: my OMV-O3
Post by: George on August 25, 2017, 07:11:08 PM
They call the 17-20 a "compound" radius.  I used to love sharply radius-ed fretboards, but these days about all I play are the flatter ones...  electric rhythm guitar players often prefer more dramatic radius fretboards from 7.5, 9.5, and 12..., etc.