Part of Larrivee’s 40 Mahogany Legacy Series, the D-40 boasts the company’s Scalloped Parabolic Hybrid bracing system for maximum soundboard vibration, but with controlled low-end response. This mighty, all-solid-wood dreadnought acoustic guitar was built from spruce-topped mahogany, with a hand-fit dovetail joint for a lock-tight fit and optimal sustain. The D-40 is eminently playable, courtesy of its comfortable mahogany neck and smooth ebony fingerboard. You also get a whole host of high-end appointments, including a bone nut and saddle, diamond fingerboard inlays, and 18:1 open-back tuners. The Larrivee D-40 comes garlanded with maple Bold Rope binding, a Bold Rope rosette, a tortoise pickguard, and an attention-grabbing satin finish.
Sitka spruce-topped mahogany: a magical tonal recipe
Built from all-solid tonewoods, the D-40 Mahogany Legacy Series features a Sitka spruce top and a mahogany back and sides. Sitka spruce is a time-tested top wood for acoustic guitars, yielding a fundamental-heavy sonic character with a broad dynamic range that withstands hearty strumming without breaking a sweat. Mahogany exhibits a thick, present midrange, along with gorgeous overtones that stack up and bloom into beautiful harmonics — all the qualities you demand in a high-quality acoustic guitar.
Easy-playing mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard
The guitarists here at Je Matt Guitar are blown away by the Larrivee D-40’s comfortable playability. Its mahogany neck joins its body at the 14th fret, freeing up plenty of room for your fleet-fingered fretwork. Its slippery ebony fingerboard feels downright effortless. Beyond that, a bone nut and compensated bone saddles give this acoustic guitar the level of performance you’d expect from a high-end instruments. Finally, the D-40’s neck is finished off with diamond fingerboard inlays and a stunning inlaid headstock logo.
Revolutionary Scalloped Parabolic Hybrid bracing
The D-40 Mahogany Legacy Series features Larrivee’s Scalloped Parabolic Hybrid bracing system. Based on the company’s tried-and-true X-brace design, Scalloped Parabolic Hybrid bracing blends a non-symmetrical scalloped lateral cross-bracing pattern with a standard X-brace. This not only facilitates maximum strength using the least amount of material, but it also encourages free vibration of the guitar’s soundboard, all while offering a controlled dynamic bass response.
Larrivee Guitars: world-class craftsmanship
Since 1967, Larrivee has approached guitar building differently. From uniquely designed bracing systems to eco-sourced, hand-selected tonewoods, each Larrivee instrument that leaves the factory doors has something remarkable to offer the world. Still refining his guitar models and searching for the finest tonewoods the world has to offer, founder Jean Larrivee now works with his two sons to produce peerless instruments with legendary tone and quality.