We offer this very fine Guild USA-made jumbo-sized F-40E featuring a solid Sitka Spruce top and solid African Mahogany back and sides. Its predecessor, the F-48 was only produced from 1972 to 1976 and are hard to find. Guild's recent reissue has a similar vintage look with tortoiseshell pickguard, white body bindings, and Guild peak logo inlaid on the headstock. Other features include Rosewood bridge and fingerboard, 20:1 open-gear tuners, and a hand-cut bone nut and saddle and a satin varnish finish.
This guitar is in near mint condition with virtually no fret wear, and it plays great with a full resonant tone, with plenty of bass response but also nicely clear mids and highs. The neck is straight with no issues and it has low comfortable action with plenty of room for future adjustment at the saddle. It is equipped with an LR Baggs Element VTC pickup so the guitar is also great for stage work.
Comes with its original Guild arch-top wood case with built-in humidier, also in near-mint condition.
* Please contact us about some additional very important information about this guitar.
|Body Top||Solid Sitka Spruce|
|Body Back||Solid Mahogany|
|Body Sides||Solid Mahogany|
|Bracing||Scalloped Sitka Spruce|
|Finish||Satin Varnish in Natural top|
|Body Depth Upper Bout||4″ (101 mm)|
|Body Depth Lower Bout||4 3/4″ (121mm)|
|Body Length||20 1/2″ (521 mm)|
|Body Width Lower Bout||17 1/4″ (438 mm)|
|Body Width Upper Bout||12 1/2″ (318 mm)|
|Overall Guitar Length||42″ (1067 mm)|
|Guitar Weight||4.5 lbs (2kg)|
|Purfling||Black and Cream ABS|
|Neck Shape||C Shape|
|Neck Joint||Mortise and Tenon|
|Scale Length||25 1/2″ (648 mm)|
|Nut Width||1 11/16″ (43 mm)|
|Fingerboard Material||Indian rosewood|
|Fingerboard Inlays||Perloid Dots|
|# of Frets||20|
|Tuning Machines||Guild Vintage Style Open Gear in Nickel with Cream Buttons, 20:1 Ratio|
|Truss Rod||Single Action|
|Truss Rod Wrench||5/16″ / 8mm Socket Wrench|
|Saddle Spacing||2 1/8″ / 54mm|
|Bridge Pins||Ivory Colored Plastic|
|Strings||Coated Phosphor Bronze Light .012-.053|
|Case or Gig Bag||Guild Deluxe Humidified Wood Case|
|Endpin||Ivory Colored Plastic|
|Electronics||L.R. Baggs Element with Volume and Tone Control|