Guild USA D-40 Traditional - Antique Sunburst

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The Guild D-40 Traditional

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.

Each D-40 Traditional includes a hand-signed, numbered certificate of authenticity, and ships with a Guild humidified hardshell case. Available in Natural or with an Antique Sunburst top. Proudly made in the USA.


  • Body Top Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Body Back Solid Mahogany
  • Body Sides Solid Mahogany
  • Bracing Scalloped Adirondack Spruce
  • Body Shape Dreadnought
  • Rosette Tortoiseshell and ABS Ring
  • Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose in Antique Sunburst
  • 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 Material 3-Piece Mahogany/Walnut/ Mahogany
  • 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
  • Hardware Finish/Plating NA
  • Truss Rod Single Action
  • Truss Rod Wrench 5/16″ / 8mm Socket Wrench
  • Bridge Indian Rosewood
  • Saddle Spacing 2.125″ / 54mm
  • Saddle Compensated Bone
  • Bridge Pins Ivory Colored Plastic with Black Dot
  • Strings Coated Phosphor Bronze Light .012-.053
  • Case or Gig Bag Guild Deluxe Humidified Wood Case
  • Endpin Ivory Colored Plastic
  • Pickguard Tortoiseshell
  • Item # 385-0440-837