What We Think
The Guild D-40 is brand new to the USA line, and what a welcome edition it is! It features a combination of a solid Sitka spruce top with solid African mahogany back and sides, offering the perfect blend of treble, mids and bass as well as exceptional sustain.
This guitar is crafted to perfection and looks the part too! Other features of the D-40 include premium 20:1 open gear tuners, East Indian Rosewood Bridge and fingerboard, white ABS binding, and a satin varnish finish, which allows the tone woods to reach their full tonal potential. There is also an extra option to have a USA made LR Baggs element VTC pickup system fitted to this guitar.
Lastly, each D-40 comes with a hand signed and numbered certificate of authenticity as well as Guild’s premium Humicase, which is a hard case equipped with a built in humidification system.
Brand new to the Guild USA line, the D-40 is perfect for players looking for that ultimate dreadnought sound. The classic wood combination of a solid Sitka spruce top and solid African mahogany back and sides provides remarkable volume, clarity and sustain. The D-40 features an East Indian rosewood bridge and fingerboard, premium 20:1 open-gear tuners, and a hand-cut bone nut and saddle. An elegant and thin satin varnish finish gives this guitar its familiar broken-in look and feel, while allowing the tone woods to reach their optimal sonic potential.
The D-40’s timeless appointments include a vintage style rosette, tortoiseshell pickguard, white ABS binding, and Guild’s peak logo inlaid on the headstock. Each D-40 comes with a hand-signed, numbered certificate of authenticity, and ships with a Guild archtop wood case with a built-in Humicase® humidification system. Finish options include satin varnish in Natural, or Antique Burst with Cabernet back, sides and neck. A discreet, USA-made LR Baggs Element VTC pickup is also available.
|Body Top||Solid Sitka Spruce|
|Body Back||Solid Mahogany|
|Body Sides||Solid Mahogany|
|Finish||Satin Varnish in Antique Sunburst top, Cabernet back and sides|
|Body Depth Upper Bout||4″ (101 mm)|
|Body Depth Lower Bout||5″ (127 mm)|
|Body Length||20″ (508 mm)|
|Body Width Lower Bout||16″ (406.4 mm)|
|Body Width Upper Bout||11 5/8″ (295.3 mm)|
|Overall Guitar Length||41.75″ (1060.5 mm)|
|Guitar Weight||4.5 lbs (2kg)|
|Purfling||Black and Cream ABS|
|Neck Shape||C Shape|
|Neck Joint||Mortise and Tenon|
|Scale Length||25 5/8″ (650.9 mm)|
|Nut Width||1 11/16″ (43 mm)|
|Fingerboard Material||Indian rosewood|
|Fingerboard Inlays||Perloid Dots|
|# of Frets||20|
|Tuning Machines||Guild Vintage Style Open Gear in Nickel with Cream Buttons, 20:1 Ratio|
|Truss Rod||Single Action|
|Truss Rod Wrench||5/16″ / 8mm Socket Wrench|
|Saddle Spacing||2.125″ / 54mm|
|Bridge Pins||Ivory Colored Plastic with Black Dot|
|Strings||Coated Phosphor Bronze Light .012-.053|
|Case or Gig Bag||Guild Deluxe Humidified Wood Case|
|Endpin||Ivory Colored Plastic|
|Electronics||L.R. Baggs Element with Volume and Tone Control|
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