Guild USA M-40 Troubadour Natural

Brand: Guild
Stock Id: GUILD-M40 /E

Guild USA M-40 Troubadour Natural

Brand: Guild
Stock Id: GUILD-M40 /E

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

Guild USA


Body Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Body Back Solid Mahogany
Body Sides Solid Mahogany
Body Shape Concert
Bracing Sitka Spruce
Rosette ABS Ring
Finish Satin varnish in Natural
Body Depth at Heel 3.25″ / 82.6mm
Body Depth at Tail 4.125″ / 104.8mm
Body Length 18″ (457 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout 13 3/4″ (350 mm)
Body Width Upper Bout 10.125″ (257.2 mm)
Overall Guitar Length 38.75″ (984.3 mm)
Body Binding Cream ABS
Top Purfling Black and Cream ABS


Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape C Shape
Neck Joint Mortise and Tenon
Scale Length 24 3/4″ (628mm)
Nut Width 1 3/4″ (44.5mm)
Nut Material Bone
Fingerboard Material Indian rosewood
Fingerboard Radius 12″
Fingerboard Inlays Perloid Dot
# of Frets 20
Tuning Machines Guild Vintage Style Open Gear in Nickel with Cream Buttons, 20:1 Ratio
Truss Rod Single Action
Truss Rod Wrench 5/16″ / 8mm Socket Wrench


Bridge Indian Rosewood
Bridge String Spacing 2 1/4″ (57 mm)
Saddle Bone
Bridge Pins Ivory Colored Plastic
Strings Coated Phosphor Bronze Light .012-.053
Case or Gig Bag Guild Deluxe Humidified Wood Case
Endpin Without pickup: Ivory Plastic; With pickup: Endpin output jack
Pickguard Tortoiseshell
Electronics: LR Baggs Element with Volume and Tone Control
Item # Without pickup: GUILD-M40
With Pickup: GUILD-M40E

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