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Guild F-40 Standard Acoustic Guitar - Natural "Delilah"

Sale price$2,499.00 USD


Discover Timeless Harmony: Guild F-40 NAT Acoustic Guitar

Step into the world of music's embrace with the Guild F-40 NAT Standard Acoustic Guitar, a masterpiece waiting to serenade your soul at Terry Carter Music Store. With a modern build infused with a vintage feel, this guitar embodies the harmony of past and present.

The allure of Guild's Vintage Gloss nitro finish beckons, an ultra-thin lacquer that marries satin and gloss textures to unveil the innate splendor of the tonewoods.

Vintage Gloss Elegance: A Guitar That Speaks of Eras

Gentle to the touch, the Vintage Gloss finish unveils a timeworn essence, each guitar steeped in history while maintaining a contemporary allure. The F-40 Standard carries a melody of a bygone era and the sleek elegance of the now, creating an instrument that sings both to the heart and the eye.

Unleash Musical Brilliance: Solid Tonewoods, Resonant Power

Firstly, feel the melodies rise and fall as you delve into the harmonious blend of solid Sitka Spruce top and solid African Mahogany back and sides. The F-40 Standard's jumbo-sized body echoes with clarity, balance, and volume that encapsulate your musical intentions. From the gentle hum of vocal accompaniment to the fervor of solo performances, this guitar encapsulates the essence of pure, unplugged music.

Secondly, a torchbearer of the past, the F-40 Standard echoes the legacy of its predecessor, the elusive F-48 Navarre, harkening back to a golden era from 1972 to 1976. Timeless features like a tortoiseshell celluloid pickguard, white ABS binding, and the iconic Guild peak logo inlay on the headstock create a bridge between time-honored tradition and contemporary resonance.

Echoes of Tradition, Notes of Today: F-40 Standard's Legacy

Thirdly, step into the world of music, where vintage charm and modern allure unite in the Guild F-40 NAT Standard Acoustic Guitar. Let your melodies resonate, your soul awaken, and your heart find solace in the timeless embrace of strings and wood.

Specifications - Body:

  • Body Shape: F - Jumbo
  • Body Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Scalloped X
  • Soundhole Diameter: 4" (102mm)
  • Rosette: ABS Ring
  • Top Purfling Inlay: Black and White ABS
  • Body Sides: Solid African Mahogany
  • Body Back: Solid African Mahogany
  • Body Binding: White ABS

Specifications - Neck: 

  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 25 5/8" (651mm)
  • Neck Shape: C Shape
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16" (43mm)
  • 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: 5mm Dots - Pearloid
  • Fingerboard Inlay Location: 3, 5, 7, 9, 12 (x2), 15, 17
  • Frets Total: 20
  • Fret Type: Jescar 43080

Specifications - Finish:

  • Color: Natural (NAT)
  • Finish: Vintage Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Specifications - Hardware: 

  • Bridge Material: Indian Rosewood
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8" (54mm)
  • 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: Ivory Colored Plastic
  • Pickguard: Tortoiseshell

Specifications - Other: 

  • Strings: D'Addario EXP16 - Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 - .053)
  • Included Case: Guild Deluxe Humidified Wood Case
  • Upper Bout Width: 12 1/2" (318mm)
  • Lower Bout Width: 17 1/4" (438mm)
  • Body Depth Upper Bout: 3 3/4" (95mm)
  • Body Depth Lower Bout: 4 3/4" (119mm)
  • Body Length: 20 1/2" (521mm)
  • Overall Length: 42.5" (1080mm)


  1. Free Month Premium Membership at Uke Like The Pros ($29.95 Value) AND at Rock Like The Pros ($29.95 Value)
  2. Free 57 Point Instrument Inspection
  3. Custom Setup AVAILABLE (See Below)
  4. Free World Famous Candy Pack
  5. Free Uke Like The Pros Chord Chart
  6. Free Uke Like The Pros Sticker
  7. Fully Insured US and Worldwide Shipping
  8. Usually Ships Same Day - Unless Custom Work Added
  9. Easy Returns and Exchanges

* CUSTOM SETUP - Although each instrument comes with a factory setup, it is strongly recommended to consider adding a custom setup. This is especially important if you value ease of playability, suffer from arthritis, have specific preferences for your setups, or desire a low action (i.e., minimal distance between strings and fretboard). In order to explore these customization options, simply click the "ADD SETUP" button below.

* REQUIRED FOR WARRANTY - To ensure your warranty is valid, it's crucial to use a humidifier, which is strongly recommended regardless of where you live. Not only do humidifiers safeguard your investment, but they also facilitate the warranty process by demonstrating that you have taken precautions to protect your ukulele. When making a warranty claim, it is likely that they will inquire about your use of a humidifier.

* A PICKUP (several brands available) - There are several brands available for pickup - simply click on "ADD PICKUP". However, it's important to note that install times may vary. If you require your instrument sooner, we recommend utilizing the RUSH pickup option.


  • 3-10 Business Day Turnaround + Shipping Time
  • Adjust String Height At The Nut & Saddle For Easy Playability


  • 3-10 Business Day Turnaround + Shipping Time
  • Adjust String Height At The Nut & Saddle For Easy Playability
  • Adjust Intonation
  • Polish Frets & Fretboard
  • Oil Fretboard & Bridge
  • Reshape Nut Profile For Comfort & Smooth Tuning
  • Fret Level (if needed)
  • Balance Pickup (if needed)

* Products may be shipped in manufacturing packaging to reduce waste. 

* We give our instruments individual names to match their character

* NOTE - You will receive a similar guitar as the photos *

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