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2009 Larrivee OM-05 No Longer Available

Comments The OM, or Orchestra Model, body size was introduced by Martin in 1929, at the request of Perry Bechtel, then a noted plectrum banjo player. To help Bechtel move from the banjo to guitar, Martin coupled a full scale guitar neck with a smaller body and narrower neck, and adjusted the geometry to allow 14 frets clear of the body.

The result was successful, providing a very even tonal response and full volume. Though often considered a ‘fingerstyle’ guitar because of the body size, it actually works well being strummed vigorously with a pick, as was the original intention.

Many guitar builders have produced versions of the OM body, including Larrivee. The OM-05 model uses mahogany for the neck, back and sides and Canadian Sitka Spruce for the top. This 2009 Larrivee OM-05 sounds great, and is in overally very good condition with just a few small dings.

Serial Number 90147, built during 2009 at the Larrivee shop.
Pricing $1,300.00 CAD with original hardshell case.
Neck Mahogany neck with bound ebony fingerboard. Microdot position markers, Mother of Pearl Larrivee logo and sterling silver headstock border. 25.5 inch scale length, 1.75 inch nut width.
Frets Very minor wear on original frets
Body OM-style body, with Sitka spruce top and bracing, mahogany back and sides. Abalone rosette. In very good shape but there are a couple of small dings on the back and top.
Finish Gloss natural finish in good condition.
Hardware/electronics Original hardware, with LR Baggs Lyric system installed. TUSQ nut and saddle.
Playability/Action Plays very nicely, and the OM size body is very comfortable.
Case Original hardshell case included.

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