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Thread #72968 Message #1274019
Posted By: black walnut
17-Sep-04 - 09:23 AM
Thread Name: Looking for a beautiful guitar
Subject: RE: Looking for a beautiful guitar
I came home from my third trip to the 12th Fret with a new Larrivee. It's not my dream guitar (all gussied up, shiny black with a full moon inlay and milky way???!) but it's a truly lovely little instrument which outshone everything in its price range. I think I must have tried every small guitar in the store.
It's an OM O1. Nice size for me...a bit bigger than a parlour. Not a cutaway. The sound just rings in and out of it. And to think it will get better with age. Not a zillion overtones like the higher end models, but quite beautiful to listen to and play nontheless.
The neck and body aren't deep, so there's nothing for my left hand or right arm to get overly stressed about.
Price: a mere $900 CAN. I'll have to get a p/u installed, which will add to the cost of course. But I've got a good instrument here, and one that's not so dear that I'd have to cringe about whenever it leaves the case. A good gig/travelling/song circle/fun guitar!