Life be­gins at 40?

Guitar Techniques - - Intro -

Lar­rivée Gui­tars and their dis­trib­u­tor Sound Tech­nol­ogy Ltd have an­nounced UK ship­ping of their new 40 Legacy Se­ries gui­tars (from £1249). The D-40 is a rev­o­lu­tion­ary new gui­tar. Born from years of re­search and test­ing, it fea­tures Jean Lar­rivée’s first new brac­ing pat­tern in over 46 years: the new Scal­loped Par­a­bolic Hy­brid brac­ing sys­tem “merges the strength, tonal bal­ance, and clar­ity of Lar­rivée brac­ing, with the bass re­sponse, depth, and vol­ume you’d ex­pect from a vin­tage dread­nought”.

The foun­da­tion for this new brac­ing sys­tem is a tried and true X brace. Each of these X braces is hand shaped and voiced for the in­di­vid­ual in­stru­ment and pro­vides max­i­mum strength be­tween the bridge and sound hole. The real se­cret to the sys­tem, we’re told, is the new Non­Sym­met­ri­cal Scal­loped Lat­eral Cross Braces. They are en­gi­neered to pro­vide max­i­mum strength us­ing the least pos­si­ble ma­te­rial and with the small­est foot­print pos­si­ble, in or­der to al­low free vi­bra­tion of the sound­board. Along­side the D-40 dread­nought model, a more fin­ger­style ori­en­tated OM-40 is also avail­able. Both in­sru­ments are built to L’Ar­rivée’s su­perla­tive stan­dards.Visit www.soundtech. co.uk/lar­rivee for fur­ther info.

The new D-40 with Scal­loped Hy­brid Par­a­bolic brac­ing

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