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!
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!
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.
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!
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.