Guild USA M-40 Troubadour Antique Sunburst

Guild USA M-40 Troubadour Antique Sunburst

Brand: Guild | Stock Id: GUILD-M40ATB /EATB

Formerly known as the F-20, this style of guitar was made popular by many artists in the folk-era. Back under a new name and designed with some of the modern techniques pioneered by master luthier, Ren Ferguson, this small-bodied American-made sweetheart still radiates the same, charming vintage character.

The M-40 Troubadour’s Sitka spruce top paired with African mahogany back and sides provides a delicate, well-rounded tone that is perfect for fingerstyle playing and light strumming. The small, concert-size body is comfortable and lightweight and features white ABS binding, a rosewood bridge and fingerboard, and a bone nut and saddle. A thin satin varnish gives this guitar its familiar, broken-in look and feel, while also allowing it to breathe.

The M-40 Troubadour’s timeless appointments include a vintage style rosette and Guild’s peak logo inlaid on the headstock. Each M-40 comes with a hand-signed, numbered certificate of authenticity, and ships with a humidified hardshell case. This model is available with a Natural or Antique Burst finish. A discreet, USA-made LR Baggs Element VTC pickup is also available.

Made in USA

M 40 front


Style: Concert / Troubadour Acoustic Steel String

Top Wood: Solid Mahogany 

Back & Sides Wood: Solid Mahogany

Electronics: LR Baggs Element VTC (M-40EATB)

Case: Guild Deluxe Humidified Wood Case Included

Made in USA


Guild USA


Body TopSolid Sitka Spruce
Body BackSolid Mahogany
Body SidesSolid Mahogany
Body ShapeConcert
BracingSitka Spruce
RosetteABS Ring
FinishSatin varnish in Antique Burst
Body Depth at Heel3.25″ / 82.6mm
Body Depth at Tail4.125″ / 104.8mm
Body Length18″ (457 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout13 3/4″ (350 mm)
Body Width Upper Bout10.125″ (257.2 mm)
Overall Guitar Length38.75″ (984.3 mm)
Body BindingCream ABS
Top PurflingBlack and Cream ABS


Neck MaterialMahogany
Neck ShapeC Shape
Neck JointMortise and Tenon
Scale Length24 3/4″ (628mm)
Nut Width1 3/4″ (44.5mm)
Nut MaterialBone
Fingerboard MaterialIndian rosewood
Fingerboard Radius12″
Fingerboard InlaysPerloid Dot
# of Frets20
Tuning MachinesGuild Vintage Style Open Gear in Nickel with Cream Buttons, 20:1 Ratio
Truss RodSingle Action
Truss Rod Wrench5/16″ / 8mm Socket Wrench


BridgeIndian Rosewood
Bridge String Spacing2 1/4″ (57 mm)
Bridge PinsIvory Colored Plastic
StringsCoated Phosphor Bronze Light .012-.053
Case or Gig BagGuild Deluxe Humidified Wood Case
EndpinWithout pickup: Ivory Plastic; With pickup: Endpin output jack
Electronics:LR Baggs Element with Volume and Tone Control
Item #Without pickup: GUILD-M40ATB
With Pickup: GUILD-M40EATB

Due to ongoing product development efforts, specifications are subject to change without notice.

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