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Guild USA D-40 Traditional Antique Burst Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

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Price: $3,899.00

The Guild D-40 Traditional embodies the features that have made the D-40 one of Guild’s most beloved and revered models. Using a high-grade solid Sitka spruce top and solid African mahogany back and sides, Guild adds scalloped Adirondack braces for power, nuance and responsiveness. The D-40 Traditional’s three piece mahogany and walnut neck is topped with an Indian rosewood fingerboard and is joined to the body with an authentic dovetail joint. This classic dreadnought is handsomely appointed with a tortoiseshell pickguard, rosette, and binding, a genuine mother-of-pearl Guild peak and chesterfield logo inlaid on the headstock, and nickel-plated open gear tuners. A lustrous nitrocellulose lacquer provides an elegant finish to this masterpiece, optimizing the beauty and resonant qualities of its premium woods.

Each D-40 Traditional includes a hand-signed, numbered certificate of authenticity, and ships with a Guild humidified hardshell case. Available in Natural or with an Antique Burst top. Proudly made in the USA.


Body Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Body Back: Solid Mahogany
Body Sides: Solid Mahogany
Body Shape: Dreadnought
Bracing: Scalloped Adirondack Spruce
Rosette: Tortoiseshell and ABS Ring
Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose in Antique Sunburst
Body Depth Upper Bout: 4″ (101 mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout: 5″ (127 mm)
Body Length: 20″ (508 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout: 16″ (406.4 mm)
Body Width Upper Bout: 11 5/8″ (295.3 mm)
Overall Guitar Length: 41.75″ (1060.5 mm)
Body Binding: Tortoiseshell
Purfling: Black and Cream ABS


Neck Material: 3-Piece Mahogany/Walnut/ Mahogany
Neck Shape: C Shape
Neck Joint: Dovetail
Scale Length: 25 5/8″ (650.9 mm)
Nut Width: 1 11/16″ (43 mm)
Nut Material: Bone
Fingerboard Material: Indian rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12″
Fingerboard Inlays: 5mm MOP Dots
# of Frets: 20
Tuning Machines: Guild Vintage Style Open Gear in Nickel with Nickel Buttons, 20:1 Ratio
Hardware Finish/Plating: NA
Truss Rod: Dual Action
Truss Rod Wrench: 5/16″ / 8mm Socket Wrench


Bridge: Indian Rosewood
Saddle Spacing: 2 1/8″ / 54mm
Saddle: Compensated Bone
Bridge Pins: Bone
Case or Gig Bag: Deluxe Humidified Hardshell Case
Endpin: Ivory Colored Plastic
Strings: D’Addario EXP16 – Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 – .053)
Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
Item #: 385-0440-837

Model: 385-0440-837
Manufacturer: Guild
SKU:  ae00-12085^385-0440-837
Manufacturer Part #:  385-0440-837

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