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Guild F-40 Prototype 2 - Natural - THIS IS A PROTOTYPE one of the first ever made!

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Product Description

Achieve incredible clarity, balance and volume with our jumbo-shaped F-40, made in Southern California. Featuring a solid Sitka spruce top and solid African mahogany back and sides, this jumbo acoustic checks all the boxes for players who prize outstanding projection and enhanced mid-range. Its predecessor, the F-48 Navarre, was only produced from 1972 to 1976 and original versions are a rare treasure. Today’s reissue manifests the same vintage charm with timeless and tasteful appointments such as a tortoiseshell pickguard, white ABS binding, and Guild’s peak logo inlaid on the headstock. Premium materials such as an East Indian rosewood bridge and fingerboard, 20:1 open-gear tuners, and a hand-cut bone nut and saddle all match today’s standards for fine acoustics. A satin varnish finish gives this guitar its familiar broken-in look and feel, while allowing the tone woods to “breathe” and reach their sonic potential.

Each F-40 ships with a Guild archtop wood case with a built-in Humicase® humidification system. Finish options include satin varnish in Natural, or Antique Burst with Cabernet back, sides and neck.


Body Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Body Back Solid Mahogany
Body Sides Solid Mahogany
Body Shape Jumbo
Bracing Scalloped Sitka Spruce
Rosette ABS Ring
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)
Body Binding ABS
Purfling Black and Cream ABS


Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape C Shape
Neck Joint Mortise and Tenon
Scale Length 25 1/2″ (648 mm)
Nut Width 1 11/16″ (43 mm)
Nut Material Bone
Fingerboard Material Indian rosewood
Fingerboard Radius 12″
Fingerboard Inlays Perloid Dots
# of Frets 20
Tuning Machines Guild Vintage Style Open Gear in Nickel with Cream Buttons, 20:1 Ratio
Hardware Finish/Plating NA
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
Case or Gig Bag Guild Deluxe Humidified Wood Case
Endpin Ivory Colored Plastic
Pickguard Tortoiseshell
Electronics L.R. Baggs Element with Volume and Tone Control


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