M-40 TROUBADOUR in NATURAL

Series: Guild USA

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Formerly known as the F-20, this style of guitar was made popular by many artists in the folk-era. Back under a new name and designed with some of the modern techniques pioneered by master luthier, Ren Ferguson, this small-bodied American-made sweetheart still radiates the same, charming vintage character.

The M-40 Troubadour’s Sitka spruce top paired with African mahogany back and sides provides a delicate, well-rounded tone that is perfect for fingerstyle playing and light strumming. The small, concert-size body is comfortable and lightweight and features white ABS binding, a rosewood bridge and fingerboard, and a bone nut and saddle. A thin satin varnish gives this guitar its familiar, broken-in look and feel, while also allowing it to breathe.

The M-40 Troubadour’s timeless appointments include a vintage style rosette and Guild’s peak logo inlaid on the headstock. Each M-40 comes with a hand-signed, numbered certificate of authenticity, and ships with a humidified hardshell case. This model is available with a Natural or Antique Burst finish. A discreet, USA-made LR Baggs Element VTC pickup is also available.

MSRP: $2,000
With LR Baggs Pickup: $2,250

Learn 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.

This guitar is available through any Authorized Guild Dealer. Find one near you by clicking the button above. If you have any troubles finding a dealer near you, please don’t hesitate to contact us and a Guild Representative will be happy to help. 

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Body:

Body TopSolid Sitka Spruce
Body BackSolid African Mahogany
Body SidesSolid African Mahogany
Body ShapeConcert
BracingSitka Spruce
RosetteABS Ring
FinishSatin varnish in Natural
Body Depth at Heel3.25″ / 82.6mm
Body Depth at Tail4.125″ / 104.8mm
Body Length18″ (457 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout13 3/4″ (350 mm)
Body Width Upper Bout10.125″ (257.2 mm)
Overall Guitar Length38.75″ (984.3 mm)
Body BindingCream ABS
Top PurflingBlack and Cream ABS

Neck:

Neck MaterialMahogany
Neck ShapeC Shape
Neck JointMortise and Tenon
Scale Length24 3/4″ (628mm)
Nut Width1 3/4″ (44.5mm)
Nut MaterialBone
Fingerboard MaterialIndian rosewood
Fingerboard Radius12″
Fingerboard InlaysPerloid Dot
# of Frets20
Tuning MachinesGuild Vintage Style Open Gear in Nickel with Cream Buttons, 20:1 Ratio
Truss RodSingle Action
Truss Rod Wrench5/16″ / 8mm Socket Wrench

Features:

BridgeIndian Rosewood
Bridge String Spacing2 1/4″ (57 mm)
SaddleBone
Bridge PinsIvory Colored Plastic
StringsCoated Phosphor Bronze Light .012-.053
Case or Gig BagGuild Deluxe Humidified Wood Case
EndpinWithout pickup: Ivory Plastic; With pickup: Endpin output jack
PickguardTortoiseshell
Electronics: LR Baggs Element with Volume and Tone Control
Item #Without pickup: 385-1400-821
With Pickup: 385-1404-821

The M-40 Troubadour is Also Available in Antique Burst

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