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Guild F-40 Standard


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Guild’s new 40 Standard Series introduces our new Vintage Gloss nitro finish. This all-new finish is an ultra-thin nitrocellulose lacquer with both satin and gloss qualities that highlight the natural beauty of the tonewoods.

Featuring a smooth closed-pore texture and a hand sprayed soft, silky coating the Vintage Gloss finish gives each guitar a worn-in vintage feel and tone with a sleek, modern appearance.


Achieve incredible clarity, balance and volume with our jumbo-sized F-40 Standard. With it’s solid Sitka Spruce top with solid African Mahogany back and sides, the F-40 Standard serves up a robust tonal palette that’s perfect for anything from vocal accompaniment to solo work, and many other “unplugged” applications. Its predecessor, the F-48 Navarre, was only produced from 1972 to 1976 and original versions are a rare treasure. Today’s version manifests the same vintage charm with timeless appointments such as a tortoiseshell celluloid pickguard, white ABS binding, and Guild’s peak logo inlay on the headstock.

Guild adds forward-shifted scalloped Adirondack bracing for power, nuance and responsiveness. Combined with a Sitka Spruce top and African Mahogany back and sides, this bracing provides a punchy tone with smooth top end.

An Indian Rosewood fingerboard caps the comfortable C-profile Mahogany neck. Premium materials such as an Indian Rosewood bridge, 20:1 open-gear tuners, and a hand-cut bone nut and saddle finish off the F-40 Standard.


  • Body Shape:Jumbo 
  • Back & Sides Wood:African Mahogany 
  • Top Wood:Sitka Spruce 
  • Top Finish:Gloss Nitrocellulose 
  • Color:Pacific Sunset Burst 
  • 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