A built-in pickup can be a convenient detail for performers and Larrivee has you more than covered in that department. Many of their guitars come standard with an L.R. Baggs preamp, including the OM-03E Mahogany Select Series. The click-lock compartment lets you change the batteries in seconds without having to remove the strings, and the side-mounted preamp/EQ has volume, treble, midrange, bass, notch filter and phase inversion controls as well as a tuner.
If top quality is what you're really looking for, you'll love the LV-10 Deluxe Series with cutaway. The rosewood back and sides create a robust sound, but it's really the details that set this guitar apart. The African ebony fretboard and bridge, symmetrical parabolic X-bracing and Canadian maple multi-strip body binding are the calling cards of a high-end instrument made with knowledge and care.
The bottom line is that these acoustic guitars are made to last. The craftsmanship shows and Larrivee says, with proper attention, their guitars should last for more than a century. For someone serious about their music, Larrivee is a first-rate manufacturer worth looking at.