Guild D-40E Dreadnought Acoustic/Electric 2017 – Satin

$ 1480.00

The Story:

  • This was my main touring guitar for my last solo tour which went from 2017 to 2020. It’s been hanging on the wall in a temperature controlled room in my S.C. home ever since. 
  • This sweet machine has so much history in its short life, it’s been on stages all over America, including shared stages with The Steel Woods, David Allan Coe, Butch Walker, Tennessee Jet, Shooter Jennings and SO many others. 
  • It spent a few nights in East Nashville trading songs with my dear friend Eerie Von (Misfits, Samhain, Danzig) for you Punk/Metal fans out there! 
  • I sold a 2013 Gibson J-45 to buy immediately after trying it because it sounded as big as the J-45, but was the size of a B-25 and easier to tour with. (In fact, after explaining I couldn’t risk landing without it, most of the airlines would let me put it in the staff closets as opposed to checking it in baggage, and on a couple of occasions, depending on plane size, the case actually fit in overhead.)
  • I bought it brand new, pocketed the rest of the money from the J-45 and have never regretted it for a second!

However, I already SORELY regret getting rid of it, but I’m no longer touring at the moment and bills still have to be paid!


  • Looks great, sounds beautiful, and a personal pro for me, the smooth satin finish as opposed to the usual gloss, so fingerprints and sweat don’t show. 
  • Plugged it in today and it still sounds like it did the day I bought it. 
  • No issues at all with tuning, intonation, electronics, anything.
    So, unless you’re just a meticulous person, no setup required. It feels like a comfortable old t-shirt.
  • Has a great onboard LR Baggs Element VTC pickup, with volume and tone wheels just inside the sound hole for easy adjustment. (Pictured.)
  • Comes with the original hard-shell case which houses an on board humidifier. (Pictured.)
  • Serial # C171342


  • Has a few minor dings on the front, only noticeable REALLY close up and pointed out (as pictured) from using the guitar as a percussion instrument and my pick as my timekeeper. 🤦🏻‍♂️ 
    Aside from that, the body is in beautiful condition with no scratches, marks or dings anywhere! Even the back is as smooth as a Cadillac curve!
  • The case has a few leftover remnants of removed tour stickers (pictured) which could probably be cleaned off to look as good as new with a little TLC, I just never got around to it.
  • And finally, it has one missing lock on the bottom back corner (pictured) but it DOES NOT affect the closing or transportation of the case in any way whatsoever, it seals very tightly shut…In fact, I’m not even sure why they put an extra lock there? 

Technical Specs From Guild:

  • Classic wood combination of a solid Sitka spruce top and solid African mahogany back and sides provides remarkable volume, clarity and sustain. The D-40 features an East Indian rosewood bridge and fingerboard, premium 20:1 open-gear tuners, and a hand-cut bone nut and saddle. An elegant and thin satin varnish finish gives this guitar its familiar broken-in look and feel, while allowing the tone woods to reach their optimal sonic potential. The D-40’s timeless appointments include a vintage style rosette, tortoiseshell pickguard, white ABS binding, and Guild’s peak logo inlaid on the headstock. Ships with a Guild archtop wood case with a built-in Humicase® humidification system. Finish options include Satin Antique Burst with Cabernet back, sides and neck. A discreet, USA-made LR Baggs Element VTC pickup is also onboard. 

There’s absolutely NOTHING wrong with the playability, sound or look of this gorgeous guitar!
Aside from the above mentioned/pictured flaws, it’s as good as brand new!
However, due to the admitted miles on it, I’m probably screwing myself by asking for much lower than what it’s probably worth! …And yes, I’ll entertain serious offers

Thanks for checking in and happy shopping!