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Guild D-40 Traditional Acoustic Guitar, African Mahogany Back & Sides, Sitka Spruce Top

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Guild D-40 Traditional Acoustic Guitar, African Mahogany Back & Sides, Sitka Spruce Top


Manufacturer's Description

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 Sunburst 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 Natural
  • 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
  • Endpin: Ivory Colored Plastic
  • Strings: D’Addario EXP16 – Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 – .053)
  • Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
  • Item #: 385-0440-821


  • Case or Gig Bag: Deluxe Humidified Hardshell Case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.4 lbs
  • Serial #: C220138

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Guild. This D-40 is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.