Achieve incredible clarity, balance and volume with our jumbo-shaped F-40, made in Southern California. Featuring a solid Sitka spruce top and solid African mahogany back and sides, this jumbo acoustic checks all the boxes for players who prize outstanding projection and enhanced mid-range. Its predecessor, the F-48 Navarre, was only produced from 1972 to 1976 and original versions are a rare treasure. Today’s reissue manifests the same vintage charm with timeless and tasteful appointments such as a tortoiseshell pickguard, white ABS binding, and Guild’s peak logo inlaid on the headstock. Premium materials such as an East Indian rosewood bridge and fingerboard, 20:1 open-gear tuners, and a hand-cut bone nut and saddle all match today’s standards for fine acoustics. A satin varnish finish gives this guitar its familiar broken-in look and feel, while allowing the tone woods to “breathe” and reach their sonic potential. Each F-40 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.
Other features include:
Body Shape F - Jumbo Body Top Solid Sitka Spruce Top Bracing Pattern Scalloped X Soundhole Diameter 4" (100mm) 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 Single Action Truss Rod Wrench 8mm Socket Wrench Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood Fingerboard Radius 12" (305mm) Fingerboard Inlays Pearloid Dots Frets Total 20 Color Natural (NAT) Finish Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish - Top Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish - Back and Sides Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish - Neck 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 Nickel Plated Nut Material Bone Endpin Ivory Colored Plastic Pickguard Tortoiseshell Electronics LR Baggs Element VTC Strings D'Addario EXP16 - Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 - .053) Included Case Guild Deluxe Humidified Wood Case Upper Bout Width 12 1/2" (318mm) Lower Bout Width 17 1/4" (438mm) Body Depth Upper Bout 3 3/4" (95mm) Body Depth Lower Bout 4 3/4" (119mm) Body Length 20 1/2" (521mm) Overall Length 42.5" (1080mm) Guild Part # 385-3404-837 C182046
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