Larrivee OM-40R

  • 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-40R comes in hundreds of dollars less than the OM-09, which makes it a real steal.

  • • Back and Sides: Indian Rosewood
    • 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.

    Please note that because of the rosewood in this guitar, we cannot ship it to overseas addresses.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Larrivée om40R

I ordered a custom neck, 1 7/8. I come from classical guitar and I’m playing finger style so that is comfortable for me. Sounds great and the workmanship is beautiful. This guitar is not a canon like my dad’s old d35, but has plenty of volume and balance. Much easier for me to play than the d35. Setup was right on for finger style and it can still handle strumming with a pick if you don’t get too rough with it. I have been playing it for two weeks now and am very pleased. I would definitely recommend the Larrivée OM 40R and service from Shoreline was great!

Larrivee OMV-40R

So much guitar for the money. This jewel produces a rich sound with great bass but maintains its balance. Best of all, it's a smaller body but doesn't sound like it. It resonates so well I say it's an OM that thinks it's a Dreadnaught. Great experience with Shoreline Music. Thanks!

A real beauty!

Being a grad student sometimes means agonizing over every dollar you spend, but this is definitely a worthwhile and the best purchase I’ve ever made! I’ve always wanted a Larrivee and the OM-40R does not disappoint. This guitar is an absolute beauty - I could look at the wood grains on the rosewood all day! When it comes to the most important part, though, the sound from this guitar exceeds all my expectations. It’s is extremely balanced and the lows are warm and mellow, basically everything I want in a guitar. Last but not least, John made the whole ordering process so pleasant and personal that I felt even better about buying a Larrivee from Shoreline. Thank you, John, for an amazing guitar that I will treasure for life!

Best guitar I have owned!!

I have been lucky enough to own a number of high end guitars. The Larrivee OM-40R has the best tone of them all. Larrivees are known for their balance - this one does not let down at all in that department. However, the beautiful rosewood back and sides gives the tone a slight nod to the bass end that is just perfection. The set up is absolutely perfect. The construction of this guitar is superb in every way. The people at Shoreline were very helpful. Super comfortable and easy to play - this guitar will be with me for life.


I ordered this without trying one out which I never thought I would do but I am very, very happy with this guitar. It sounds great and is not lacking in volume. I ordered the Anthem SL and I look forward to playing more of this guitar. Definitely recommend this great find. Great service from Shorline as well.

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