D-40 TRADITIONAL in ANTIQUE SUNBURST

Series: Guild USA

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The Guild D-40 Traditional embodies the features that have made the D-40 one of Guild’s most beloved and revered models. Using a high-grade solid Sitka spruce top and solid African mahogany back and sides, Guild adds scalloped Adirondack braces for power, nuance and responsiveness. The D-40 Traditional’s three piece mahogany and walnut neck is topped with an Indian rosewood fingerboard and is joined to the body with an authentic dovetail joint. This classic dreadnought is handsomely appointed with a tortoiseshell pickguard, rosette, and binding, a genuine mother-of-pearl Guild peak and chesterfield logo inlaid on the headstock, and nickel-plated open gear tuners. A lustrous nitrocellulose lacquer provides an elegant finish to this masterpiece, optimizing the beauty and resonant qualities of its premium woods.

Each D-40 Traditional includes a hand-signed, numbered certificate of authenticity, and ships with a Guild humidified hardshell case. Available in Natural or with an Antique Sunburst top. Proudly made in the USA.

MSRP: $3,000

Learn More About Guild USA

In July 2014, Guild began constructing a new state-of-the-art factory in Southern California where the first order of business was to search the globe for original molds, equipment and rare Guild guitars. Machinery was shipped from the previous factory in New Hartford, CT and retro-fitted into the new production line. Ren Ferguson, legendary luthier, was named VP of Manufacturing and R&D. Ren’s history with Guild (notably his Guild Orpheum Series) combined with many years of excellent guitar building made him the perfect visionary to set up and design Guild’s new factory.

Guild is excited to ring in a new era of USA production. Interpreting classic Guild designs through an innovative approach and modern technology, these guitars feel and sound better than ever and are Made to be Played.

Body:

Body TopSolid Sitka Spruce
Body BackSolid Mahogany
Body SidesSolid Mahogany
Body ShapeDreadnought
BracingScalloped Adirondack Spruce
RosetteTortoiseshell and ABS Ring
FinishGloss Nitrocellulose in Antique Sunburst
Body Depth Upper Bout4″ (101 mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout5″ (127 mm)
Body Length20″ (508 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout16″ (406.4 mm)
Body Width Upper Bout11 5/8″ (295.3 mm)
Overall Guitar Length41.75″ (1060.5 mm)
Body BindingTortoiseshell
PurflingBlack and Cream ABS

Neck:

Neck Material3-Piece Mahogany/Walnut/ Mahogany
Neck ShapeC Shape
Neck JointDovetail
Scale Length25 5/8″ (650.9 mm)
Nut Width1 11/16″ (43 mm)
Nut MaterialBone
Fingerboard MaterialIndian rosewood
Fingerboard Radius12″
Fingerboard Inlays5mm MOP Dots
# of Frets20
Tuning MachinesGuild Vintage Style Open Gear in Nickel with Cream Buttons, 20:1 Ratio
Hardware Finish/PlatingNA
Truss RodSingle Action
Truss Rod Wrench5/16″ / 8mm Socket Wrench

Features:

BridgeIndian Rosewood
Saddle Spacing2 1/8″ / 54mm
SaddleCompensated Bone
Bridge PinsBone
StringsCoated Phosphor Bronze Light .012-.053
Case or Gig BagGuild Deluxe Humidified Wood Case
EndpinIvory Colored Plastic
PickguardTortoiseshell
Item #385-0440-837

The D-40 Traditional is Also Available in Natural

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