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« on: October 04, 2010, 06:35:55 PM »

I played an older OM05 last night that had a 1 11/16 nut.  I thought all OM's were 1 3/4 nut width.   The neck also seemed very slim (shallow).  It was all mahogany, very nice.  Could this have been a custom?  From the serial # I would guess it was made in the early 90's.  The label just said Larrivee Guitars, Made in Canada.  Inside on the neck block was stamped 05.
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010, 02:18:19 PM »

Earlier OM's were withthe narrower nut....I think around 2003 they switched over to the 13/4. I am sure someone will correct me on the date....
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2010, 06:08:16 PM »

Thanks for the info.  This one also had a gloss black headstock.  I have never seen that either.  Looked pretty nice.
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2010, 02:24:04 AM »

Earlier OM's were withthe narrower nut....I think around 2003 they switched over to the 13/4. I am sure someone will correct me on the date....

Earlier OM-03 and -02s had the narrow nut, but the -05 and -09 (19, 10 etc) had 1 3/4.  When I bought my OM-03R back in 1998 I also played an OM-09 at the same shop.  I liked the wider neck, but couldn't afford the upcharge to the higher end guitar at the time.
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2010, 03:14:38 AM »

I went and bought this little beauty today.  It is indeed a 1 11/16 nut OM5MT, with a gloss ebony headstock.  I suppose it could have been custom ordered.  Has a very slim neck as well.  It's one sweet little guitar.  I will get some pics up tomorrow.
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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2010, 12:07:24 PM »

Hey hoopsfan, you and I must be on the same wavelength.  I just won and older OM-05 on ebay a few weeks ago (pretty good deal), and I absolutely love it.  Sold my newer model OM-09, since I like the sound of mahogamy much better. Plays like butter, and I couldn't be happier.  Just had Larrivee verify the manufacturing date, and mine was made in January of 2000.  She's just about to turn 11!  Love the 1 11/16" nut, too. I'll see if I can get some pics up too, and we can compare "notes."

 nice guitar
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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2010, 05:22:50 PM »

I would love to try an OM with a 1 11/16 nut, small-handed one that I am.  I'm tapping my foot waiting for those pictures, though...
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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2010, 08:12:28 PM »

Ryler,

I posted pics on another thread, but here they are.  This little box sounds awesome.

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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2010, 08:51:41 PM »

Ooooh, beautiful!
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