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 (D-40E).
Other features include:
Body Shape D - Dreadnought Body Top Solid Sitka Spruce Top Bracing Pattern Scalloped X Soundhole Diameter 3 7/8" (98mm) Rosette ABS Ring Top Purfling Inlay Black and White ABS Body Sides Solid African Mahogany Body Back Solid African Mahogany Body Binding White ABS Neck Material Mahogany Scale Length 25 5/8" (651mm) Neck Shape C Shape Nut Width 1 11/16" (43mm) Neck Thickness 1st Fret 21mm Neck Thickness 9th Fret 22.5mm Truss Rod Dual Action Truss Rod Wrench 4mm Allen Key Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood Fingerboard Radius 12" (305mm) Fingerboard Inlays Pearloid Dots Frets Total 20 Fret Type Jescar 43080 Color Antique Burst (ATB) Finish Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Bridge Material Indian Rosewood Bridge String Spacing 2 1/8" (54mm) Bridge Pins Ivory Colored Plastic Saddle Material Compensated Bone Hardware Finish / Plating N / A Nut Material Bone Tuning Machines Guild Deluxe Vintage Open Gear with Cream Oval Buttons Endpin Ivory Colored Plastic Pickguard Tortoiseshell Electronics LR Baggs Element VTC pickup Strings D'Addario EXP16 - Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 - .053) Included Case Guild Deluxe Humidified Wood Case Upper Bout Width 11 5/8" (295mm) Lower Bout Width 16" (406mm) Body Depth Upper Bout 4" (101mm) Body Depth Lower Bout 5" (127mm) Body Length 20" (508mm) Overall Length 41 3/4" (1061mm) Item # 385-0404-837 C170769
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