Life begins at 40?
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