Richwood Master Series are all handmade acoustic guitars, made of premium selected tonewoods, professionally set-up before packing.
Our D-40 guitar is built from the same wood combination as the D-20. The appointments are a bit more luxurious and the sound however is tighter and more focused due to the gloss lacquer. The effect of satin of gloss lacquer is very clear in this comparison. Where the D-20 is light sounding, the D-40 has more focus and has a high register that has more body.
The traditional dreadnought shape is perfect for strumming or any flatpicking techniques. The big body can be driven perfectly with a pick. The sound will have a lot of low-end that carries well. Of course you can play fingerstyle on a dreadnought, but if you play fingerstyle solely, we recommend our A or P models. The solid sitka spruce top and the mahogany sides and back sound lively and light with a more focussed sound than our D-20 guitar. The D-40-CE has a cutaway to allow for easier access to the higher frets. The installed Fishman Isys+ pickup system will amplify your acoustic sound very naturally. A perfect fit! Try a D-40-CE and we’re sure you have found a partner for years to come.
The technical and aesthetical advanced features include bone fittings, a double action trussrod, voluted headstock joint, cotton capped X-braces, mahogany back braces, high grade Derjung machine heads.
Body shape: Dreadnought cutaway
Bracing design: X scalloped, with mahogany back braces
Scale length: 650 mm
Nut width: 43,6 mm
Body length: 500 mm
Lower bout width: 405 mm
Body thickness: 96/120 mm
Top material: Solid A grade Sitka spruce
Back & side material: Laminated mahogany
Neck material: Indonesian mahogany
Fingerboard material: Indian rosewood
Fingerboard binding material: Indian rosewood
Fingerboard radius: 14"
Bridge material: Indian rosewood
Top color: Natural
Body finishing: Glossy
Neck finish: Satin
Rosette: 3 rings black & ivory
Top purfling: 3-ply
Side binding: Black
Back binding: Black
Trussrod: Active two-way
Top position dots: 7 mm + 5 mm white pearl shell
Side position dots: 2 mm white pearl shell
Frets: 2.4*1.1 mm 18% nickel silver
Nut & saddle material: genuine bone
Machine heads: Derjung Deluxe chrome
Bridge pins: Black color, white core
Pickguard: Imported 129 black D
Strap button: Chrome
Electronics: Fishmann Isys+
Extra: Additional genuine bone saddle and 1 x saddle underlayment