Larrivée OMV-03 review

Every time we open the case of a Larrivée acoustic we’re reminded how much we like them, and this charming little OM cutaway is no exception

Larrivée OMV-03
(Image: © Future / Olly Curtis)

Guitar World Verdict

A well-wrought instrument with a high-quality build and sweet temperament.


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    Sweet tones offer a blank slate to express yourself.

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    Excellent amped tones courtesy of the LR Baggs Anthem.

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    No quibble with the craft.

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    Tactile and playable.


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    There might be some gripes over the wider neck profile, but that would be getting very picky.

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For some reason, it’s still lodged in many people’s minds that Larrivée’s production is based in Canada. That might have been true years ago when Jean Larrivée first set up shop in Toronto, subsequently relocating first to Victoria and then Vancouver during the 1980s and 90s. 

These days, however, the company is based in Oxnard, California, Larrivée having finally closed down its Canadian operation for good back in 2013.

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David Mead

With over 30 years’ experience writing for guitar magazines, including at one time occupying the role of editor for Guitarist and Guitar Techniques, David is also the best-selling author of a number of guitar books for Sanctuary Publishing, Music Sales, Mel Bay and Hal Leonard. As a player he has performed with blues sax legend Dick Heckstall-Smith, played rock ’n’ roll in Marty Wilde’s band, duetted with Martin Taylor and taken part in charity gigs backing Gary Moore, Bernie Marsden and Robbie McIntosh, among others. An avid composer of acoustic guitar instrumentals, he has released two acclaimed albums, Nocturnal and Arboretum.