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Guild D40 Richie Havens Signature Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar With Fishman With Case

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The Guild D-40 is available in a Richie Havens signature version with a Fishman Acoustic Matrix pickup. This tribute to Havens features a single pick...Click To Read More About This Product

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A D40 that's ready for supersonic strumming, Richie Havens-style!

The Guild D-40 is available in a Richie Havens signature version with a Fishman Acoustic Matrix pickup. This tribute to Havens features a single pickguard setup and his signature on the truss rod cover, in addition to standard D-40 acoustic electric features: solid spruce top, hand shaved bracing, solid mahogany back and sides, a rosewood bridge and fretboard, Grover chrome plated die-cast tuners and a nitro-cellulose lacquer finish. The sound of "Freedom" rings from this guitar!

  • Body style: dreadnought
  • Top: solid spruce
  • Bracing: hand shaved
  • Back: solid mahogany back
  • Sides: solid mahogany sides
  • Bridge: rosewood
  • Neck: mahogany
  • Fretboard: rosewood (12" radius)
  • Width at nut: 1-11/16"
  • No. Of frets: 20
  • Scale length: 25-5/8"
  • Hardware: chrome
  • Machine heads: Grover chrome plated die-cast tuners
  • Pickups: Fishman Acoustic Matrix Natural I under saddle pickup with endpin switchjack
  • Finish: high gloss (nitro-cellulose lacquer)
  • Unique features: double pickguards, Ritchie's signature on truss rod cover, pearl dot position inlays, multiple bindings, classic guild rosette, tortiose shell pickguard
  • Case: includes c4520 deluxe hardshell guitar case
  • Strings: guild l350 phosphor bronze, gauges .012, .016, .025, .032, .042, .053

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Outstanding Dreadnought

By MudKatz58

from Van Buren, AR

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For anyone looking to find a quality alternative to overpriced Gibsons and Martins, this is it. The Guild D40 Ritchie Havens Signature with Fishman Acoustic Matrix pickup is a wonder to behold and a delight to play. The action was perfect when I received it. It arrived strung with 12's and when I tuned it up and played the first chord...WOW is all I can say. Solid Sitka Spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides give me the perfect sound. Machine heads are chrome Grovers and keep the guitar in perfect tune. Being as this is the Ritchie Havens signature model it comes with a top pickguard, which is not installed. So if you want the look of Ritchie's D40 you can have it. I prefer just the single pickguard, myself. The truss rod cover has Ritchie's signature on it. The finish is a high gloss nitro-cellulose laquer and is just beautiful. The fretboard has pearl dot inlays. The guitar also comes with an excellent hardshell case. All in all, a great bang for your buck. And it's made in the USA.

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