Guild M-40E Concert-Body Acoustic Electric Guitar, Sitka Spruce Top, Natural

$ 1999.00

Manufacturer’s Description

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 (M-40E Troubadour).

Specifications

Body

  • Body Shape: M – Concert
  • Body Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Scalloped X
  • Soundhole Diameter: 3 11/16″” (93mm)
  • Rosette: ABS Ring
  • Top Purfling Inlay: Black and White ABS
  • Body Sides: Solid African Mahogany
  • Body Back: Solid African Mahogany
  • Body Binding: White ABS

Neck

  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 24 3/4″” (629mm)
  • Neck Shape: C Shape
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4″” (44.5mm)
  • Neck Thickness 1st Fret: 21mm
  • Neck Thickness 9th Fret: 22.5mm
  • Truss Rod: Dual Action
  • Truss Rod Wrench: 8mm Socket Wrench
  • Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12″” (305mm)
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Pearloid Dots
  • Frets Total: 20
  • Fret Type: Jescar 43080

Finish

  • Color: Natural (NAT)
  • Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Hardware

  • Bridge Material: Indian Rosewood
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/4″” (57mm)
  • Bridge Pins: Ivory Colored Plastic
  • Saddle Material: Compensated Bone
  • Hardware Finish / Plating: Nickel Plated
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Guild Deluxe Vintage Open Gear with Cream Oval Buttons
  • Endpin: Endpin Jack
  • Pickguard: Tortoiseshell

Electronics

  • Electronics: LR Baggs Element with Volume and Tone Control

Other

  • Strings: D’Addario XTAPB1253 – Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 – .053)
  • Included Case: Guild Deluxe Humidified Wood Case
  • Upper Bout Width: 10 1/8″” (257mm)
  • Lower Bout Width: 13 3/4″” (350mm)
  • Body Depth Upper Bout: 3 1/4″” (83mm)
  • Body Depth Lower Bout: 4 1/8″” (105mm)
  • Body Length: 18″” (457mm)
  • Overall Length: 38 3/4″” (984mm)
  • Item #: 3851404821

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Guild. This M-40E is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer’s warranty.

note: The photos above may not be of the exact guitar you’ll receive. The serial number may differ but specs will all be the same. Please feel free to get in touch with us for an in-hand description.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.