The DY40OV is a fullsize slope shoulder dreadnaught, with a spruce top and ovankol back and sides. This wood combination gives a clear but deep sound, well balanced, with plenty of bass and projection. The sound hole is decorated with two rings of tinted maple and abalone. The harmonics are less pronounced than a rosewood guitar, and this makes for a great instrument to accompany vocals. Versatile and polyvalent, a good solid working guitar, with a satin open pore finish for a full natural sound.