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Guild D-40 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar-Natural

Guild D-40 Standard Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar-Natural

Regular price $3,299.00 CAD
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Players drawn to the sound and feel of iconic vintage American guitars will find everything they want in the Guild D-40 Standard Dreadnought. Preserving the fundamentals of an American-made workhorse is no small undertaking, which is why the D-40 Standard boasts exceptional solid tonewood materials carefully assembled in the United States. Premium cuts of spruce, mahogany, and rosewood produce a dynamic, all-purpose range with low-end warmth upheld by the signature shape of the D-40’s shoulders. The D-40 Standard’s “C”-shaped mahogany neck delivers smooth, assertive playability and supports effortless roaming of the rosewood fingerboard. Moreover, the D-40’s popularity with a diverse spread of acoustic players demonstrates once again why the dreadnought is a perfect fit for singer/songwriters, band settings, studio recording, and more. Top-notch hardware seals the deal, including a bone nut and a vintage nitro gloss finish that lets tonewoods breathe and honors the Guild legacy with each strum. The D-40 Standard Dreadnought acoustic guitar embodies vintage fidelity and traditional tone every step of the way — discover what the buzz is about!

Outstanding tonewoods
The D-40 Standard takes its cues from a heritage tonewood recipe that facilitates versatile workhorse tones for any style of music. A solid Sitka spruce top supports outstanding volume and projection that, when played softly, mellows into a more delicate dynamic feel. A body carved from solid African mahogany supports powerful spruce with additional warmth, richness, and midrange power for a head-turning tone. Inside the D-40, scalloped Adirondack spruce X-bracing ties everything together with stellar note separation and full-range balance. Additional choice hardware, including a rosewood bridge, bone nut, and vintage tuners, preserves the D-40 Standard's clear sustain and smooth string action, resulting in a high-performance feel that helps players tackle any musical situation with confidence.

American dreadnought design
The D-40 dreadnought body is a classic American design that dates back to Guild guitars first built in 1963. Bluegrass players, fingerpickers, strummers — countless guitarists turn to this body shape for good reason. The D-40’s large width and depth enhance low end and midrange frequencies for reliable, full-bodied sound and projection. The D-40’s power is strong but well-balanced, ideal for single-note runs and strumming with plenty of headroom for dynamics. A mahogany neck paired with a classic “C” shape and a rosewood fingerboard makes for comfortable playability that empowers players regardless of style.

The finishing touch — traditional nitro!
This D-40 Standard manifests vintage charm with a host of tone-boosting hardware and gorgeous appointments. The headstock boasts deluxe high-ratio 20:1 tuners for bold stability and fast tuning breaks. Elsewhere, a bone nut and saddle ensure tight, resonant communication between strings and body with ear-pleasing results. What's more, each D-40 Standard receives a nitrocellulose gloss finish, yielding the sound and feel of a vintage heirloom acoustic. Nitro finishes are rigorous and time-consuming to produce, making them less common; however, discerning players find nitro finishes bring sculpted looks that highlight natural wood grain while letting tonewoods vibrate freely and improve their tonal character as they age. Guild ensures the D-40 Standard Dreadnought acoustic guitar looks, sounds, and feels like a premium instrument at every turn.


  • A traditional acoustic guitar made with solid tonewoods and a premium finish
  • Solid Sitka spruce top vibrates with plenty of volume and dynamic sensitivity
  • Adirondack spruce X-bracing, scalloped for balanced sound
  • African mahogany back and sides deliver a warm, bold tonal body with lasting sustain
  • Mahogany neck with a smooth "C"-shape profile facilitates smooth, comfortable fretting
  • Vintage-style gloss nitrocellulose finish lets tonewoods vibrate freely and get better with age
  • Bone nut and compensated bone saddle enhance tone, resonance, and intonation accuracy
  • High-efficiency vintage tuning machines with a 20:1 gear ratio
  • Gorgeous hardwood appointments, including a fingerboard and bridge made with Indian rosewood


  • String Type: Steel
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
  • Body Shape: Dreadnought
  • Back & Sides Wood: African Mahogany
  • Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Top Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
  • Color: Natural
  • Body Bracing: Scalloped X
  • Binding: White ABS
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: C Shape
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Pearloid 5mm Dots
  • Number of Frets: 20, Jescar 43080
  • Scale Length: 25.625"
  • Nut Width: 1.6875"
  • Nut/Saddle Material: Bone/Compensated Bone
  • Bridge Material: Indian Rosewood
  • Tuning Machines: Guild Deluxe Vintage Open Gear
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP16 Phosphor Bronze, .012-.053
  • Case/Gig Bag: Hardshell Case
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