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Old 05-15-2019, 12:02 PM
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Default NGD--Larrivee OM-40R

I found an OM-40R that is a nice pairing with my OM-40. They feel the same, both resonate and sustain. The rosewood has a really satisfying tone. If I can manage it, I'll record an A/B of these two guitars.

The 40R completely scratched the itch I got from a 000-28 sunburst Martin. The playability is outstanding, the tone is amazing. I am no longer lusting after that Martin. This Larrivee checks all of the boxes for me at about 1/3 the cost.

This guitar was lightly used and has a couple of pick marks. There's a reasonable chance I'll unintentionally add a few more.

Hope the pictures show up.

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Very nice guitar. Congratulations. It should be fun.
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Very nice, enjoy it for years. Larrivees really are great guitars.
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Congratulations on a very nice guitar.
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:12 PM
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Larrivee did a great job with the Legacy series. Do you think you'll keep both the 40 and 40R? Is there one you prefer?
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Lovely guitar. The neck looks huge, especially in the photo of the back! Is it as big as it looks?
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Very nice! Enjoy.
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Congrats.
Iíve tried so many strings on mine and I keep going back to the new Martin treated PB lights.
The only brand left that I will experiment with are GHS.

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Nice! I'd love to play one of those, but there are no dealers in my area. Congratulations on finding yours!
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Congrats on a fine guitar! Really happy with my 40 series and would love to try the RW version of my guitar as well!
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Larrivee did a great job with the Legacy series. Do you think you'll keep both the 40 and 40R? Is there one you prefer?
I'll keep both. I've not played the 40r enough to decide if I like it better than the 40 (or vice versa). I guess I'd say, at this point, that I like them differently. Time permitting, I'll record and A/B them today. I love that the feel and playability of the guitars is the same. The sound, as expected, is different but one is not better than the other as far as I can tell.

I bought the 40R to scratch an itch for a small body rosewood guitar as most of my guitars are mahogany. As I mentioned earlier, I'd played a 000-28 Martin at a local store that was inspirational. So far, the 40R is, for me, equally inspirational.
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Lovely guitar. The neck looks huge, especially in the photo of the back! Is it as big as it looks?
The neck is comfortable and not as big as it seems in the pictures. I don't have large hands. My Larrivees are quite comfortable to play.

The OM-40R is another branch on my Larrivee tree:

OM-40 Mahogany Moonwood
L-05
O-09
D-03R and
SD-50

One could say, I like them.
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The neck is comfortable and not as big as it seems in the pictures. I don't have large hands. My Larrivees are quite comfortable to play.

The OM-40R is another branch on my Larrivee tree:

OM-40 Mahogany Moonwood
L-05
O-09
D-03R and
SD-50

One could say, I like them.
Are these (40 & 40R) older (pre Sept.2017), or newer versions, wondering if they have the compound radius necks? Which I prefer.
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Congratulations. You now have "bookend" guitars - a term I use for two variations of the same model. I'd be curious to hear an A/B comparison.

I see that you have several Larrivees. Have you ever owned a "regular" Larrivee OM? I'm highly satisfied with my OM-03R - but those -40's intrigue me.
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Are these (40 & 40R) older (pre Sept.2017), or newer versions, wondering if they have the compound radius necks? Which I prefer.
The 40 is a June 2015 build and the 40R is a September 2016 build.

Don't know about the compound radius. If so, I like it. If not, I like it.
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