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).
|Model Name:||GSR F-40 Cocobolo|
|Color / Part #:|
|Body Shape:||Grand Orchestra|
|Body Back:||Solid Cocobolo|
|Body Sides:||Solid Cocobolo|
|Body Top:||Solid Carpathian Spruce|
|Bracing:||Guild® Scalloped Red Spruce|
|Number of Frets:||20|
|Position Inlays:||Mother-of-Pearl Dot|
|Fingerboard Radius:||12" (305 mm)|
|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)|
|Bridge Pins:||Bone "Parisian Eye" with Pearl Dot and Gold Ring|
|Tuning Machines:||Custom Gotoh® SE700 Series Open Back with White "G-shield" Buttons|
|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|