Guild USA F-40 Natural

Brand: Guild
Stock Id: GUILD-F40 /E

Guild USA F-40 Natural

Brand: Guild
Stock Id: GUILD-F40 /E

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. A discreet, USA-made LR Baggs Element VTC pickup is also available.

Made in USA


  • F-40 Natural:
    • Style: Jumbo Acoustic Steel String
    • Top Wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
    • Back & Sides Wood: Solid African Mahogany
    • Electronics: LR Baggs Element VTC (F-40E)
    • Case: Guild Deluxe Humidified Wood Case Included
    • Made in USA

Guild USA



Body ShapeF - Jumbo
Body TopSolid Sitka Spruce
Top Bracing PatternScalloped X
Soundhole Diameter4" (100mm)
RosetteABS Ring
Top Purfling InlayBlack and White ABS
Body SidesSolid African Mahogany
Body BackSolid African Mahogany
Body BindingWhite ABS



Neck MaterialMahogany
Scale Length25 5/8" (651mm)
Neck ShapeC Shape
Nut Width1 11/16" (43mm)
Neck Thickness 1st Fret21mm
Neck Thickness 9th Fret22.5mm
Truss RodDual Action
Truss Rod Wrench4mm Allen Key
Fingerboard MaterialIndian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius12" (305mm)
Fingerboard InlaysPearloid Dots
Frets Total20
Fret TypeJescar 43080



ColorNatural (NAT)
FinishSatin Nitrocellulose Lacquer



Bridge MaterialIndian Rosewood
Bridge String Spacing2 1/8" (54mm)
Bridge PinsIvory Colored Plastic
Saddle MaterialCompensated Bone
Hardware Finish / PlatingNickel Plated
Nut MaterialBone
Tuning MachinesGuild Deluxe Vintage Open Gear with Cream Oval Buttons
EndpinIvory Colored Plastic



ElectronicsLR Baggs VTC - (F-40E)



StringsD'Addario EXP16 - Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 - .053)
Included CaseGuild Deluxe Humidified Wood Case
Upper Bout Width12 1/2" (318mm)
Lower Bout Width17 1/4" (438mm)
Body Depth Upper Bout3 3/4" (95mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout4 3/4" (119mm)
Body Length20 1/2" (521mm)
Overall Length42.5" (1080mm)
Item #385-0400-821

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