D-40 Standard Natural

series: Guild USA

Finish Options:

 

Vintage Gloss Nitro Finish

Guild’s new 40 Standard Series introduces our new Vintage Gloss nitro finish. This all-new finish is an ultra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer with both satin and gloss qualities that highlight the natural beauty of the tonewoods.

With an even smoother texture than a nitro satin finish, the Vintage Gloss features a hand-sprayed soft, silky coating that gives each guitar a worn-in vintage feel and tone, with a modern sleek appearance.

Solid Sitka Spruce Top with Solid African Mahogany Back and Sides

This new iteration of the D-40 Standard provides the ultimate dreadnought sound. With it’s solid Sitka Spruce top with solid African Mahogany back and sides, the D-40 Standard serves up remarkable volume, clarity, and sustain that’s perfect for anything from vocal accompaniment to solo work, and many other “unplugged” applications. The D-40 Standard manifests vintage charm with timeless appointments such as a tortoiseshell celluloid pickguard, white ABS binding, and Guild’s peak logo inlay on the headstock.

Scalloped Adirondack Spruce Bracing

Guild adds forward-shifted scalloped Adirondack bracing for power, nuance and responsiveness. Combined with a Sitka Spruce top and African Mahogany back and sides, this bracing provides a punchy tone with smooth top end.

Indian Rosewood Fingerboard and Bridge

An Indian Rosewood fingerboard caps the comfortable C-profile Mahogany neck. Premium materials such as an Indian Rosewood bridge, 20:1 open-gear tuners, and a hand-cut bone nut and saddle finish off the D-40 Standard.

Available in Natural and New Pacific Sunset Burst Finish Options

In addition to the classic Natural finish, Guild’s new 40 Standard Series debuts the new Pacific Sunset Burst. Inspired by Guild’s Southern California home, this new finish embodies casual elegance with a subtle edge burst. Each D-40 Standard ships with a Guild archtop wood case with built-in Humicase® humidification system.

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. 

See the D-40 Standards in Action

*This is a running spec change to comply with CITES regulations. More information.

Body
Body Shape D - Dreadnought
Body Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Top Bracing Pattern Scalloped X
Soundhole Diameter 3 7/8" (98mm)
Rosette ABS Ring
Top Purfling Inlay Black and White ABS
Body Sides Solid African Mahogany
Body Back Solid African Mahogany
Body Binding White ABS
Neck
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 Dual Action
Truss Rod Wrench 8mm Socket Wrench
Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius 12" (305mm)
Fingerboard Inlays 5mm Dots - Pearloid
Fingerboard Inlay Location 3, 5, 7, 9, 12 (x2), 15, 17
Frets Total 20
Fret Type Jescar 43080
Finish
Color Natural (NAT)
Finish Vintage Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Hardware
Bridge Material Indian Rosewood
Bridge String Spacing 2 1/8" (54mm)
Bridge Pins Ivory Colored Plastic
Saddle Material Compensated Bone
Hardware Finish / Plating N / A
Nut Material Bone
Tuning Machines Guild Deluxe Vintage Open Gear with Cream Oval Buttons
Endpin Ivory Colored Plastic
Pickguard Tortoiseshell
Electronics
Electronics N / A
Controls N / A
Other
Strings D'Addario EXP16 - Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 - .053)
Included Case Guild Deluxe Humidified Wood Case
Upper Bout Width 11 5/8" (295mm)
Lower Bout Width 16" (406mm)
Body Depth Upper Bout 4" (101mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout 5" (127mm)
Body Length 20" (508mm)
Overall Length 41 3/4" (1061mm)