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1975 Guild D-40C

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Serial #: 127417

Body width: 15 3/4" Nut width: 1 11/16" Scale: 25 1/2"

Materials: Solid bookmatched quartersawn spruce top; solid one-piece Honduras mahogany neck; arched maple back and sides; solid rosewood fingerboard; solid rosewood bridge with bone saddle; Gotoh Rotomatic style 16X1 tuners.

Notes: The Guild D-40 "Bluegrass Jubilee" model, was introduced in 1963, and this popular dreadnought model stayed in the catalog until 1992. The cutaway version made its debut in 1975, the year this outstanding example was built. In addition to providing a full 5 frets greater access in the upper fingerboard, the early D-40C models were inlaid with a notably ornate fingerboard, in a floral mother-of-plearl pattern reminiscent of the early Gibson Mastertone banjos.

Weighing barely 5lb., this lightweight guitar has the clarity, sustain and resonance of finely seasoned tonewood, now some 35 years of age. This wonderful example has been maintained in superb condition, without pick, thumb, buckle or fingerboard wear. All original natural finish, bridge and pickguard, with recently added smooth 16x1 Rotomatic style tuners. With smooth comfortable action over freshly dressed fretwork, the D-40C has an easy, gentle D neck profile, famously comfy in the hand. Rarely seen on the vintage market, this rare and eyecatching model shows why the true Rhode Island Guilds remain perhaps the most outstanding value in a high performance professional quality flat top guitar.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge bronze strings (.013-.056). The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference.

Case: Original Guild black plush hardshell case.





































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