Available for purchase is this beautiful Guild D-40E Natural with original hardshell case in excellent condition. Please refer to photos.
This instrument has been thoroughly inspected for defect and playability. It is available to see/play at Gabriel's Guitars in Tucson, AZ at 6061 E Broadway Blvd #124 Tucson, AZ 85711
Guild's Classic A/E Tone Cannon
Crafted in Guild's Oxnard, California, factory, the D-40E brings back the glory days when dreadnoughts ruled. Designed by Guild master luthier Ren Ferguson with scalloped Sitka spruce bracing for power, articulation, and responsiveness, this all-solid-tonewood acoustic guitar delivers huge tone and volume. The D-40E's large dreadnought body, with its Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides, serves up a robust tonal palette that's perfect for vocal accompaniment, solo work, and many other "unplugged" applications. Plug-in onstage or in the studio, and the onboard LR Baggs Element VTC electronics amplify that potent tone flawlessly. The comfortable C-profile mahogany neck is topped with an Indian rosewood fingerboard. Premium appointments include an Indian rosewood bridge and fingerboard, bone nut and saddle, tortoiseshell pickguard, and a thin satin varnish finish that imparts a timeless, played-in look and feel while allowing the sound of the Guild D-40E to bloom unimpeded.
LR Baggs Element VTC active acoustic pickup system
The Guild D-40E comes with LR Baggs's popular Element VTC active acoustic pickup system, which features a low-profile under-saddle transducer that's proven more stable and durable than many standard ribbon-type pickups. Combined with an onboard preamplifier with an unobtrusive removable volume control mounted just inside the soundhole, the Element VTC is a tremendous performer. Its sleek and effective design removes unnecessary internal components to enhance the coupling between the pickup and the guitar and improves the sensitivity of the transducer for a robust, lively, and natural acoustic sound with excellent dynamics and delicate high end. The Element VTC works with a standard 9-volt battery, which is housed inside the guitar in LR Baggs' "Battery Bagg."
Guild USA Acoustics: a heritage of quality
Since the 1950s, the Guild name has been synonymous with premium acoustic guitars. See the D-40E's genuine mother-of-pearl Guild peak logo headstock inlay? That's your assurance of Guild quality — along with the included numbered, hand-signed certificate of authenticity. Guild quality is evident throughout this commanding acoustic guitar, from the premium solid tonewoods to the genuine bone nut and saddle to the vintage-style satin varnish finish. Sweetwater guitarists agree: this guitar is made to be seen — and heard.
Guild D-40E Acoustic Guitar Features:
- All-solid-tonewood guitar in the tradition of vintage Guild dreadnoughts
- Designed by Guild master luthier Ren Ferguson
- 25.625-inch scale length
- Solid Sitka spruce top
- Scalloped Sitka spruce bracing
- Solid mahogany back and sides
- Comfortable "C"-profile mahogany neck
- Indian rosewood fingerboard with 12-inch radius
- Indian rosewood bridge and fingerboard
- Bone nut and saddle, 1.6875-inch nut width
- Tortoiseshell pickguard
- Guild vintage-style open-gear nickel tuning machines with cream buttons, 20:1 ratio
- Thin satin varnish finish
- LR Baggs Element VTC electronics
- Crafted in Guild's Oxnard, CA factory
- Humidified hardshell case and numbered, hand-signed certificate of authenticity