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Guild F-40 Standard Acoustic Guitar-Natural

Guild F-40 Standard Acoustic Guitar-Natural

Regular price $3,369.00 CAD
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Players drawn to the powerful sound and swaggering presence of vintage American jumbo guitars will find everything they want in the Guild F-40 Standard Jumbo acoustic guitar. Preserving the fundamentals of an American-made workhorse is no small undertaking, which is why the F-40 Standard boasts exceptional solid tonewood materials carefully assembled in the United States. Premium cuts of spruce, mahogany, and rosewood produce a rich, all-purpose range with mahogany back and sides defining an exceptional tonal body and resonant sustain. The F-40 Standard’s “C”-shaped mahogany neck delivers smooth, assertive playability and supports effortless roaming of the rosewood fingerboard. Moreover, the F-40’s popularity with a diverse spread of acoustic players demonstrates once again why jumbo acoustic guitars from Guild are perfect for singer/songwriters, solo accompaniment, studio recording, and more. Top-notch hardware seals the deal, including a hand-cut bone nut and a vintage nitro gloss finish that lets tonewoods breathe and honors the Guild legacy with each strum. The F-40 Standard Jumbo acoustic guitar embodies vintage fidelity and powerful tone every step of the way — discover what the buzz is about!

Outstanding tonewoods
The F-40 Standard takes its cues from a heritage tonewood recipe that facilitates versatile workhorse tones. A solid Sitka spruce top supports jumbo-size projection that’s naturally loud, even when played with a softer touch, making the F-40 a favorite for players who prefer a robust sound with a commanding presence. But that’s not to say the F-40 Standard lacks dynamic range — forceful playing reveals the fierce growl that turned Guild’s early jumbo acoustics into icons. African mahogany back and sides support hard strumming with prominent midrange bite, lending resonant sustain to softer, sparser strums and fingerpicking. Inside the F-40, scalloped Adirondack spruce X-bracing ties everything together with punchy character and an exceptionally smooth top end that barks but rarely bites. Additional choice hardware, including a rosewood bridge, bone nut, and vintage tuners, preserves the F-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 jumbo design
The F-40 jumbo body is a classic American design that dates back to F-48 Navarro models. Built for a short time only, the F-48 Navarro enjoys high esteem with players; however, due to limited quantities, these guitars are difficult to find, much less afford. The F-40 Standard preserves the F-48's best attributes with a faithful emphasis on American craftsmanship and vintage-style appointments, including Guild's golden-age logo inlaid on the F-40 headstock.

The finishing touch — traditional nitro!
This F-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 F-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 F-40 Standard Jumbo acoustic guitar looks, sounds, and feels like a premium instrument at every turn.


  • A traditional jumbo 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 punchy tone with a smooth top end
  • Mahogany back and sides deliver rich, full-bodied tone 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: Jumbo
  • 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/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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