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Larrivee OM-40

  • The Larrivee OM-40 is our bestselling guitar, and for good reason:  With a throwback aesthetic (square headstock, open-back tuners), and an extra dose of bass to fill out the balanced Larrivee tone, they add a welcome element to an already-successful Larrivee lineup.

    What is perhaps most amazing about the 40-series guitars is the price—most builders who design new, custom guitars charge substantially more for them, especially when they feature new bracing and a bone nut and saddle like these guitars. But the OM-40 comes in hundreds of dollars  less than the OM-05, which makes it a real steal.

  • • Back and Sides: Mahogany
    • 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

  • Every US order is shipped free. It does not matter the size, weight, or value of the shipment. It all ships free to any US ZIP code. This includes Alaska, Hawaii, APO/FPO and territories like Guam and Puerto Rico.

    If you choose not to keep this guitar for any reason, we will pay for you to ship it back to us. For more details, visit our Shipping and Returns page.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
blake Bailey b.B. blake B.
Just what I was looking for!

I called the store and told them what I was looking for and they walked me through the options and I asked for there opinion. A few days later this Amazing guitar was in my hands, wow Larrivee has this one done just right. Will definitely be buying from Shoreline again. Awesome service and awesome guitar!

Matt Dalton M.D. Matt D.
YES! Amazing guitar at an Amazing Price!

I have been searching for a great small-bodied guitar as a companion to my Martin D18. I've gone through many over the last several years, and nothing has stuck. I wanted something comfortable that had more clarity than a dread, more punch, yet didn't feel like it was lacking in the bass. I had heard good things bout the Larrivee Legacy series, but don't have anyone nearby where I could try them out. After emailing with John about my quest, he recommended the OM40 in mahogany. I took the leap, and I couldn't be happier!

The guitar is beautiful to look at, comfortable to hold and play, and has tone for days! I can finger pick tunes that are quiet and sensitive, and it's super responsive. I can flat pick fiddle tunes, and it cuts! And I can lay into rhythm and it seems to have no ceiling! It never tops out, as some smaller bodied guitars do! I installed a K&K pure mini, and the first thing our sound man at church said was "How does that much bass come out of that small of a box!" YES! The new bracing pattern definitely did something, cause this guitar sounds bigger and more powerful than my former L-03 (which is a stellar guitar in its own right). The guitar has clarity, warmth, balance, and power. You would be hard pressed to find what this guitar offers in guitars that cost 3 times this much. At these prices, it's an absolute steal!

The fit and finish is spectacular! Inside The neck shape is a nice, full "C" shape, and fits my hand perfectly. I am picky about necks, and don't like necks that are too skinny. For me, this is a wonderful neck...maybe even a "goldilocks" neck: just right!

And finally, John and the crew at Shoreline were amazing to deal with. Answered all my questions, shipped it super fast, and were simply top-notch during the whole process.

If you're looking for a fantastic, all-around guitar, I don't think you can do any better than the Larrivee OM40!

Robert Casebolt R.C. Robert C.
Outstanding OM sized guitar

I have been looking for an OM guitar for about 18 months. I had heard about Larrivee but never played one and had never bought one from and online dealer. I finally order one from John and WOW. The OM- 40 is a tone machine., easy to play, I love it. Thanks guys.

Tyler Sorie T.S. Tyler S.
Amazing guitar!

This guitar has far exceeded my expectations. I have had a L body Larrivee before so I knew the quality would be incredible. However, when I played the OM for the first time, I was blown away. The tone, volume, playability, and looks were all better than I expected. I had to do a quick setup to get the playability and action where I wanted it, but it was definitely comfortable and playable right out of the box. Shoreline's customer service and shipping time were great as well. I will definitely be making future guitar purchases from Shoreline. Thanks Larrivee and John for what has become my primary guitar!

Sal Inserra S.I. Sal I.

I am very pleased with this guitar! It has a fantastic tone and and amazing sustain. It's not as bright as a Taylor and not as mellow as a Martin but it sits right in between the two. I was on a search for a new acoustic and after several months I came across the Larrivee brand. I didn't have a chance to test the guitar at a local shop to see if I liked it and I know people say "don't buy guitars online!", but I decided to buy it from Shoreline. I liked the return policy they have in case I didn't like it and after watching a ton of demo's of this guitar and the demo's of other guitars that Shoreline did I felt that John and the team take care of their guitars so I felt confident in buying from them. This guitar was also just a couple of days old in the shop (at least based on the purchase availability online). I also bought the K&K Trinity Pro Mini pickup system which Shoreline was able to do install for $80. Just email John and he will set that up for you. It took 3 days for the guitar to be shipped to me and when I received it I was blown away. The tone, play-ability, the new guitar smell lol. With the K&K system installed it's even better! I took it to my guitar guy and he was blown away buy the guitar also. The only thing he did was lower the action just a little bit and I will eventually shave down the saddle a bit but this is a personal preference thing. Larrivee takes great care in building their guitars and you can tell. And it's cheaper than Taylor's and Martin's with the same specs. I would have no problem buying gear from Shoreline in the future.

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