Guild D-40 Traditional Acoustic Guitar (with Case)

The stately Guild D-40 Traditional features a highly resonant solid Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides for a distinct voice to cut through any mix.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Bone nut Enhanced sonic character
Indian rosewood fretboard Rich lows, pronounced treble, and clear midrange
Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
Solid mahogany back and sides Dry and airy tone; clear, present midrange

The Guild D-40 Traditional Acoustic Guitar 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.


- Solid Sitka Spruce Top
- Solid Mahogany Back & Sides
- 3-piece Mahogany/Walnut/ Mahogany Neck
- Guild Deluxe Humidified Wood Case
- Proudly made in the USA
- Includes a hand-signed, numbered certificate of authenticity
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

- Body Shape: Dreadnought
- Bracing: Scalloped Adirondack Spruce
- Rosette: Tortoiseshell and ABS Ring
- 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 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 Cream Buttons, 20:1 Ratio
- Truss Rod: Single Action
- Truss Rod Wrench: 5/16” / 8mm Socket Wrench
- Bridge: Indian Rosewood
- Saddle Spacing: 2 1/8” / 54mm
- Saddle: Compensated Bone
- Bridge Pins: Ivory Colored Plastic
- Strings: Coated Phosphor Bronze Light .012-.053
- Endpin: Ivory Colored Plastic
- Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Antique Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 19 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 385-0440-837

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 480-596-7195

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (3 ratings)
Submitted October 13, 2019 by Philip D in Reading, PA
"Incredible Tone"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Between the reviews I've read about these new d40 TRADITIONAL guitars being made under Ren Ferguson and the one I played before purchasing are true as far as consistency goes. The tone is incredible very balanced deep warm yet bright and it works awesome for strumming flat picking and finger picking. It does it all well. There something about the sound of the highs that sound incredible and plenty of low bottom without being to boomy. The tone not only sounds incredible but it's loud as well. Very comfortable neck for me and nice low action no fret buzz. Very high quality American made acoustic that I will never depart. Great job to Ren Ferguson and his design with specs on these new Guilds.
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