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« on: April 27, 2005, 05:03:41 PM »

Hi,
I'm considering both the Larrivee OM-09 and the Martin OM-21, and as they are priced pretty similarly I was wondering if anyone has any input on how they compare?  How much of a difference sound/quality wise is there really between the 03R's and the 09s?  Thanks, appreciate the help!
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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2005, 05:07:02 PM »

I had an OM09.  nice guitar beautiful tone

I now have an OM03R - no comparison - it is far better than the 09 tonally, in volume, in responsiveness, in sustain..

I believe however that each individual guitar is a bit different so would recommend an audition of several to find a keeper
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2005, 05:14:42 PM »

Every guitar is different. I had an exceptional OM09 once, but in general I don't think there's much if any difference between the OM03R and the OM09 tonewise.

I prefer both to an OM-21, which just doesn't do it for me.
 
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2005, 05:52:17 PM »

I have an OM-03K and last evening at a Sam Ash store I played an om21... no comparision... the om-21 sounded thinner..less sustain....Robb
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2005, 06:37:58 PM »

With a little patience, you could almost buy a wonderful OM-03R and another -03 series Larrivée for the same $$ you would spend on one OM-09 or OM-21.  Just my opinion, but that's what I would be considering...unless you just like and/or want the gloss and abalone.
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2005, 05:07:21 PM »

Appreciate the feedback-- the main reason I was looking at the 09 as opposed to the 03 was that I prefer the gloss finish, but if there really isn't a quality difference between the models (other than cosmetics) spending almost twice the amount on the 09 that I would for the 03 isn't looking too justifiable.  Thanks:)
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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2005, 06:12:40 PM »

Construction is the same between the 03s and 09s.but the 09s come with a bone saddle and better woods(or so they say). but a bone saddle cost $20, and the nicer woods I think is mainly a cosmetic difference.  
  You can always go the used route.I dont know what a used OM-09 goes for but it shouldn't be much more than a new 03.
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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2005, 08:04:43 PM »

I think a steal on a used but mint OM-09 would be about $800.  I wouldn't pay much more than $1000.  I bought my used D-09 about 7-8 months ago for $900.
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2005, 02:39:54 AM »

I sure love my OM-21 and both my Larrivee OMs. Gotta have both. Different sounds, both very good.
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