I've always thought of the OM-05 as the essential Larrivee. Yes, the L-body probably best captures the original Larrivee sound, and you'll never hear a bad word out of my mouth about that guitar. But the focus, clarity and punch that the mahogany and smaller design impart are a really good match for Larrivee's balanced build. With just a bit more emphasis on note fundamentals, the OM-05 can be a great singer's guitar or fingerstyler.
Plus, the Canadian builders always seem to have the most gorgeous mahogany—when we have a bunch of mahogany guitars in the shop, it's obvious which come from north of the 49th parallel (yes, I know that Larrivees are built in Oxnard now, but the guitars still have better-looking mahogany than just about anyone else other than Northwood).
- OM body shape
- Sitka Spruce top over Mahogany back and sides
- No onboard electronics
- Includes Larrivee hardshell case