As you know if you've spent much time exploring the far reaches of this website, the Larrivee OM-40 has been our bestselling guitar for three straight years. In fact, it's on track to surpass even the venerable Mcilroy A25 as our bestseller ever (although that's more a matter of availability than anything). So whenever Larrivee says, "Hey, we have a slight variation on the OM-40 theme", I'm pretty much already sold on the idea before they even finish saying it.
In this case, they bring Zebrawood to the back and sides, which is a welcome addition. I must confess that I sometimes tire of the "somewhere between Mahogany and Rosewood" description of so many tonewoods, but I do think, like Monkeypod before it, this wood does straddle those two tonal sensibilities pretty nicely. Take just a bit of Rosewood zing, add some Mahogany-esque clarity, and then add an extra dose of punch and volume, and you've got yourself a Zebrawood OM-40. This one's a keeper.
• Back and Sides: Zebrawood
• Top: Sitka Spruce
• Nut and Saddle: Bone
• Scale length: 25 1/2"
• Nut width: 1 3/4"
• String Spacing at Saddle: 2 1/4"
• Lower Bout: 15 1/4"
• Upper Bout: 11 3/4"
• Waist: 9 1/2"
• Tailblock Depth: 4 1/4"
• Bracing: Scalloped Hybrid
• Tuners: Open Back 18:1
• Binding: Maple
Ships with Larrivee hardshell case
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