M-40E TROUBADOUR in ANTIQUE SUNBURST

Series: Guild USA

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 (M-40E Troubadour).

MSRP: $2,375
Without LR Baggs Pickup: $2,125

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. 

Body
Body Shape Concert
Body Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Top Bracing Pattern Scalloped X
Soundhole Diameter 3 11/16" (93mm)
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 24 3/4" (628mm)
Neck Shape C Shape
Nut Width 1 3/4" (44.5mm)
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 Cabarnet in Satin Varnish
Finish - Neck Satin Varnish
Hardware
Bridge Material Indian Rosewood
Bridge String Spacing 2 1/4" (57mm)
Bridge Pins Ivory Colored Plastic
Saddle Material Compensated Bone
Hardware Finish / Plating Nickel Plated
Nut Material Bone
Endpin Endpin Jack
Pickguard Tortoiseshell
Electronics
Electronics LR Baggs Element with Volume and Tone Control
Other
Strings D'Addario EXP16 - Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 - .053)
Included Case Guild Deluxe Humidified Wood Case
Upper Bout Width 10 1/8" (257mm)
Lower Bout Width 13 3/4" (350mm)
Body Depth Upper Bout 3 1/4" (83mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout 4 1/8" (105mm)
Body Length 18" (457mm)
Overall Length 38 3/4" (984mm)

The M-40 Troubadour is Also Available in Natural

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