Guild M-40 Troubadour 6-String Acoustic Guitar (Discontinued)

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Street Price: 

$1,699
Guild M-40 Troubadour - Natural

Specifications

  • Body Shape: Concert
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Solid African Mahogany
  • Finish: Thin Satin Varnish
  • Bridge: Indian rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: C shape
  • Fingerboard: Indian rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 304.8 mm
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Frets to Body: 14
  • Scale Length: 24.75”
  • Nut Width: 44.45 mm
Check out the highly recommended Guild M-20

Gearank Recommendation

The M-40 appeared on our recommended list for Acoustic Guitars Under $2000 from September 2020 until August 2021 but it has since been discontinued.

Overview

The Guild M-40 is a premium recreation of the Guild F-20 from the 1960's, featuring a smaller concert-size body with Guild's own bracing system.

This guitar features an all solid wood body, with solid African mahogany for the back and sides, and solid Sitka spruce for the top.

Concert size bodies are generally expected to have a warmer tone, and they're also usually lighter compared to dreadnoughts.

The guitar's curvy shape also makes it more comfortable to play, and look more pleasing.

Speaking of aesthetics, the Guild M-40 has a classic clean look, with vintage style rosette, bindings and '60s style tortoiseshell pickguard.

Other features include mahogany C-profile neck with 12" radius Indian rosewood fingerboard, Indian rosewood bridge, bone nut and bone saddle.

If you're in the market for a premium quality vintage looking, playing and sounding acoustic guitar, and you can find one available second-hand, then check out the Guild M-40.

Unfortunately this model is no longer available new in stores, however there are highly rated alternatives which you can see in our guide to The Best Acoustic Guitars.

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