F-40 in ANTIQUE SUNBURST

Series: Guild USA

Achieve incredible clarity, balance and volume with our jumbo-shaped F-40, made in Southern California. Featuring a solid Sitka spruce top and solid African mahogany back and sides, this jumbo acoustic checks all the boxes for players who prize outstanding projection and enhanced mid-range. Its predecessor, the F-48 Navarre, was only produced from 1972 to 1976 and original versions are a rare treasure. Today’s reissue manifests the same vintage charm with timeless and tasteful appointments such as a tortoiseshell pickguard, white ABS binding, and Guild’s peak logo inlaid on the headstock. Premium materials such as an East Indian rosewood bridge and fingerboard, 20:1 open-gear tuners, and a hand-cut bone nut and saddle all match today’s standards for fine acoustics. A satin varnish finish gives this guitar its familiar broken-in look and feel, while allowing the tone woods to “breathe” and reach their sonic potential. Each F-40 ships with a Guild archtop wood case with a built-in Humicase® humidification system. Finish options include satin varnish in Natural, or Antique Burst with Cabernet back, sides and neck. A discreet, USA-made LR Baggs Element VTC pickup is also available (F-40E).

MSRP: $2,125
With LR Baggs Pickup: $2,375

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 Shape Jumbo
Body Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Top Bracing Pattern Scalloped X
Soundhole Diameter 4" (100mm)
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 Single Action
Truss Rod Wrench 8mm Socket Wrench
Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius 12" (305mm)
Fingerboard Inlays Pearloid Dots
Frets Total 20
Finish
Color Natural (NAT)
Finish Satin Polyurethane
Finish - Top Satin Varnish
Finish - Back and Sides Satin Varnish
Finish - Neck Satin Varnish
Hardware
Bridge Material Indian Rosewood
Bridge String Spacing 2 1/8" (54mm)
Bridge Pins Ivory Colored Plastic
Saddle Material Compensated Bone
Hardware Finish / Plating Nickel Plated
Nut Material Bone
Endpin Ivory Colored Plastic
Pickguard Tortoiseshell
Electronics
Other
Strings D'Addario EXP16 - Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 - .053)
Included Case Guild Deluxe Humidified Wood Case
Upper Bout Width 12 1/2" (318mm)
Lower Bout Width 17 1/4" (438mm)
Body Depth Upper Bout 3 3/4" (95mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout 4 3/4" (119mm)
Body Length 20 1/2" (521mm)
Overall Length 42.5" (1080mm)

The F-40 is Also Available in Natural

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