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GSR F-40 Cocobolo

Grand Orchestra | GSR Series
Model #: 3856610821

GSR F-40 Cocobolo

Grand Orchestra | GSR Series
Model #: 3856610821

  • Introduced in 1954, the F-40 Valencia was one of the original Guild flat-top models. Its unique Grand Orchestra body shape features a wide 16" lower bout and a narrow shoulder area (upper bout) that results in a guitar that is incredibly well-balanced, responsive and versatile. This limited special run version of the F-40 model pairs a solid Carpathian spruce top with solid Cocobolo back and sides to create an elegant and refined guitar with a strong and beautiful voice.

    Carpathian spruce (Picea abies) is a superior tonewood that comes from Europe's Carpathian Mountains. With an excellent strength-to-weight ratio and a slightly brighter tap tone than some other types of European spruce, Carpathian spruce is considered by many to be the ultimate top wood for guitars. It has a strong, clear voice with exceptional resonance that results in a touch sensitive and dynamic guitar.

    Cocobolo (Dalbergia retusa) is a beautiful tropical hardwood that grows along the Pacific seaboard of southern Mexico and Central America. A true rosewood, it is highly prized for its rich and complex tonal properties and its distinctive grain pattern and color. Its warm, robust sound and black-streaked brown-red color have led many to compare it closely to Brazilian rosewood.

    You will be stunned by how these exceptional tonewoods respond with the F-40's unique shape and dimensions to create one of the most amazing-sounding and visually striking Guild guitars to date!

    Other special features include ivoroid body binding, Cocobolo headcap with pearl logo, ebony fingerboard with pearl "G" inlay at the 12th fret, ebony bridge with bone "Parisian eye" bridge pins, abalone rosette, custom gold Gotoh® open-back tuners with engraved buttons, and a nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Each guitar includes a hand-tooled Guild® leather strap and a Planet Waves® soundhole humidifier. A tortoise pickguard is also included in the case if you wish to install a pickguard on the guitar (professional installation is recommended).

  • General

    Model Name: GSR F-40 Cocobolo
    Series: GSR Series
    Color / Part #:
    • GSR F-40 Cocobolo, Cocobolo Grand Orchestra, Natural


    Body Shape: Grand Orchestra
    Body Back: Solid Cocobolo
    Body Sides: Solid Cocobolo
    Body Top: Solid Carpathian Spruce
    Body Finish:
    • 3856610821
      Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Bracing: Guild® Scalloped Red Spruce
    Rosette: Abalone
    Body Binding: Ivoroid


    Number of Frets: 20
    Position Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl Dot
    Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
    Fretboard: Ebony
    Neck Material: 3-Piece Mahogany/Walnut/Mahogany
    Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Nut Width: 1.6875" (43 mm)
    Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)


    Hardware Finish: Gold
    Bridge: Ebony
    Bridge Pins: Bone "Parisian Eye" with Pearl Dot and Gold Ring
    Tuning Machines: Custom Gotoh® SE700 Series Open Back with White "G-shield" Buttons
    String Nut: Bone
    Saddle: Bone Saddle


    Strings: D'Addario® EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze Custom (.012-.056 Gauges)
    Unique Features: Cocobolo Headcap with Mother-of-Pearl Logo and "G" Inlay at 12th Fret, Bone "Parisian Eye" Bridge Pins, Abalone Rosette, White "G"-Shield Buttons, 16" Lower Bout, Dovetail Neck Joint, Red Spruce Scalloped Braced Top, Tortoise Shell Pickguard Included in Case, Ivoroid Body Bindings, Bone Nut and Saddle, Includes Guild® Hand-Tooled Leather Strap and Planet Waves® Soundhole Humidifier.


    Case Gig Bags: Deluxe Hardshell Case