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« Reply #100 on: June 01, 2015, 04:10:08 AM »

That is a beauty - I echo everyone else here:

 nice guitar

For those here asking about Larrivee's "Custom Shop" the Chief's guitar provides the answer! 

Well said bro! 
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« Reply #101 on: October 29, 2015, 08:34:40 PM »

Wonderful thread and an outstanding guitar.
Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #102 on: October 31, 2015, 01:20:11 PM »

Well, I figured since I have some time to spare in the next few weeks, I'll start this thread on the OM-40R that Jean,Matt and the rest of his talented team of guitar craftsmen graciously decided to build for me.

I'll spare (for now) the details on how I came to meet Jean and his crew!

The Basic OM-40R Specs can be found at: http://www.larrivee.com/instruments/acoustics/40/OM40RW/om40rw.php

I was going to go all out and order an elaborately decorated guitar but Matt really placed some sense back into my "thick noggin" and wallet by suggesting the built to be "simple & elegant."

So with that I went for the following upgrade:



Looks beautiful!, What a thrill it must be to be so closely invloved in the building of your guitar.
I went back to your first posting on this guitar, because it opens up the debate (for me) on the use of language, regarding the woods.

"select" rosewood-what exactly does "select" mean?
Same with "wide grained top", I still haven't been satisfied with what ever explanations are going around as to the top grain.
 Once upon a time, wide grained was considered "inferior" and the more "select" tops has perfect and very tight grain, with cross grain markings.
Perfectly quarter sawn, so there was a lot of eye appeal, when it was finished in gloss.

Is the "select wide grain" the new trend towards the "better" sounding/looking guitar?
If so, does that make the less expensive models made back when the wider grain was less appealing, more appealing guitars to some?




-  Select top grade Rosewood back and side
-  Select top grade wide grained Spruce for the top
-  Flamed maple binding
-  Torch headstock inlay (slotted)
-  Gloss finish (whole guitar)
-  Abalone style 09 rosette
-  Upgraded tuners
-  Signed label

O.K. enough said.... here we go:

Here's the first picture I took on the build. (Jean showing me the spruce top) I'll add more pix the next time I stop by to see them.  


 





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« Reply #103 on: October 31, 2015, 02:20:25 PM »

You know, they say "select spruce top" in the official description of some Chinese all-plywood guitars ;)
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« Reply #104 on: November 08, 2015, 05:05:49 AM »

she was fun to build for you.
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