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Acoustic guitar to complement my Larrivee OM-01
Old 3rd August 2020
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Acoustic guitar to complement my Larrivee OM-01

Hi everyone,

I have a Larrivee OM-01 which I really like.
It does fingerstyle best, gorgeous! Strumming is also nice, single lines is maybe it's 'weakest' part, maybe a bit honkey?

I'm looking for a second acoustic gutiar (not nylon) to complement the character of my OM-01. I'll be mainly using it for recording accompinaments for singer songwriter, pop, fingerstyle and blues. Also solo's, Not really into bluegrass etc...

I was at a friends and compared my guitar with some more expensive Martins, e.g. M38. We found that the Larrivee could use some more body and lower end.

I'm thinking about a Martin D18. It's a classic and what I hear online it sound beautiful. I like the Martin sound. Another friend has a Martin OM01 which I liked too (and not too expensive).
I'm not interested in lots of visual beauties/refinements, just a great sound!

Will a dreadnought be a good complement? Will a dreadnought do single lines well? Would a D be too overpowering in a smaller room in which I record?
Old 7th August 2020
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I think a D18 ( or any dread ) would make a great complimentary sound to an OM

you can always EQ some of the low end out, and play around with mic position

also might be worth trying a Larrivee L body style
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