Guild has been building dreadnought acoustic guitars
since 1963, and these instruments are revered for their value, reliability,
tone, responsiveness, outstanding projection and sustain. This full-bodied,
high-volume body style was developed with an emphasis on string-to-string
balance, so that treble, mid and bass registers project evenly. The result
is one of the most musically versatile dreadnoughts anywhere.
Another one of the first Guild dreadnoughts (originally
the "Bluegrass Jubilee"), this is the model that Richie Havens
played at the kickoff of the original Woodstock festival, at which thousands
first heard his impromptu anthem "Freedom." Nothing sounds as
warm as a Mahogany dreadnought when its built right, as these are,
and played with feeling. The D40 features a Spruce top, Mahogany back and
sides, a one-piece Mahogany neck with Rosewood fretboard with Mother-of-Pearl
dot position inlays, shell pickguard, and Chesterfield headstock logo.