Introducing the Larrivée 40 Legacy Series

The D-40 is a revolutionary new guitar from Larrivée. This new model born from years of research and testing features Jean Larrivée’s first new bracing pattern in over 46 years. The new “Scalloped Parabolic Hybrid” bracing system perfectly merges the strength, tonal balance, and clarity of Larrivée bracing, with the Bass response, depth, and volume you’d expect from a vintage dreadnaught.

The foundation for this new bracing system is our tried and true shaped “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 however is the new Non-Symmetrical Scalloped Lateral Cross Braces. These braces move away from traditional “block” shaped braces into lightweight “tapered” braces with a traditional scallop (think suspension bridge). They are engineered to provide maximum strength using the least possible material and with the smallest footprint possible allowing free vibration of the soundboard. In a standard Larrivée the lateral cross braces are perfectly symmetrical across the “X” brace connecting on the treble and bass side, but in the Scalloped Parabolic Hybrid system they connect only on the treble side and travel away at a carefully calculated angle. This change allows us to control the bass response of the instrument.

Made only in America, the D-40 come standard with an exceptional feature set compared to similar style instruments from other manufacturers. The D-40 has a solid African Ebony Fretboard & Bridge while the competition uses plastic resin (Richlite). We use single piece Mahogany necks whereas our competition uses “select hardwood” – (whatever that means!). The body of the D-40 is bound in tasteful Canadian maple while the competition uses cheap plastic strips. Our instrument comes with a CNC made bone saddle, bone nut, and bone bridge pins while the competition uses injection molded plastic saddles, and nuts made from Corian (countertop material). Other features we include are a Mother of Pearl Logo, Grover 18:1 open back tuners, non-shrink tortoise pick guard, double action truss rod (easily adjusted at full string tension), re-enforcement for side mount electrics, durable acrylic satin finish, bold rope purfling, arch top case, and a lifetime warranty!

Photos - top, the Larrivée D-40 and below, l-r, Neil Drummond, Jean Larrivée, Jess Brett and Nick Blishen

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