Larrivée OM-03Z

Larrivée Guitars introduce the special edition 03 Series OM-03Z acoustic guitar, featuring solid Zebrano back and sides.

 Larrivée OM-03Z

This exotic wood acoustic guitar is now available from the company's UK distributor, Sound Technology LTD. It is release alongside another special edition instrument, the P-03Z special edition parlor guitar that also features Zebrano back and sides.

The new Larrivée OM-03Z acoustic follows the shape and specs of the company's 03 Recording Series, the only difference being the use of solid Zebrano for the back and sides. It is also built in the company's guitar facility in California, USA.

As the name implies, Zebrano or Zebra wood, is distinguished by its Zebra like stripes. This distinct striped pattern has made this wood particularly useful for decorative furniture, and as was done by the company, it is sometimes used for guitars. This type of wood is considered as a threatened species, one of the reasons why it is only used on special edition or limited run instruments.

To build the OM-03Z, the company paired the solid Zebrano back and sides with a Canadian sitka spruce sound board. The body follows traditional OM shape with the top being supported by Sitka spruce symmetrical Parabolic X-Bracing. The edges are wrapped in Canadian maple binding to give the instrument a premium feel.

The neck is crafted from a single piece mahogany neck and topped by an African ebony fingerboard with 21 frets. It joins the body at the 14th fret with a hand fit dovetail neck joint. Microdot fretboard markers serve as your fingerboard guide while the ivoroid fretboard binding improves the aesthetics of the instrument.

Since it follows the specs of the standard OM-03 model, this guitar will come with a standard size scale length of 25.5". This is paired with the 1.75" nutwidth that makes the fretboard feel familiar even for electric guitar players. The fretboard radius is 17" to 21" compound.

Other features of the guitar include Tusq nut and bridge saddle from Graphtec, a Herringbone inlaid rosette, white inlaid Larrivee logo on the headstock, and ebony bridge.

The new Larrivée OM-03Z is now available in the UK with a price tag of around $,1800, and it includes a deluxe hardshell case. Visit SoundTech for more information and other details.

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