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Guild Unveils 2018 Models

The latest offerings include the D240-E FM, a reintroduction of the F-40, and the return of the Jetstar.

Cordoba Music Group
D-240E FM

Santa Monica, CA (January 4, 2018) -- This winter, Guild is expanding upon its best-selling 200 Series with the D-240E FM. This new limited-edition model features the same full-bodied and powerful tone of the D-240E, but with exotic flamed mahogany back and sides and a solid spruce top for a premium look, meaty tone and dynamic response. The dreadnought shape provides guitarists with a classic acoustic sound and balanced voicing, and Guild’s historic archback design offers improved bass response and projection. The D-240E FM is a complete package as it features Guild’s AP-1 preamp system with soundhole mounted controls and a deluxe padded Guild gig bag.

  • D-240E Flamed Mahogany – $449.99 Street • $625 MSRP

Guild is proud to re-introduce the F-40, a legendary jumbo acoustic that made Guild a staple in so many singer-songwriters’ careers throughout the 60s and 70s. The F-40 gets its incredible clarity, balance and volume from a solid Sitka spruce top and solid African mahogany back and sides. The jumbo frame makes it perfect for players searching for outstanding projection and enhanced bass response. Finishing touches such as an East Indian rosewood bridge and fingerboard, premium 20:1 open-gear tuners, and a hand-cut bone nut and saddle all add to the F-40's classic vibe. A satin varnish finish gives this guitar its familiar broken-in look and feel, while allowing the tone woods to “breathe” and reach their sonic potential.

Timeless appointments on the F-40 include a vintage style rosette, tortoiseshell pickguard, white ABS binding, and Guild’s peak logo inlaid on the headstock. Each F-40 ships with a Guild archtop wood case with a built-in Humicase® humidification system. Finish options include satin varnish in Natural, or Antique Burst with Cabernet back, sides and neck. A discreet, USA-made LR Baggs Element VTC pickup is also available.

  • F-40 Natural – $1,599.99 Street • $2,000 MSRP
  • F-40 Antique Burst – $1,699.99 Street • $2,125 MSRP
  • F-40E Natural – $1,799.99 Street • $2,250 MSRP
  • F-40E Antique Burst – Street $1,899.99 • $2,375 MSRP

Guild is excited to announce the re-release of its flagship USA-made jumbo acoustic, the F-55. Formerly known as the F-50R, the new F-55 is built in Southern California and features a tight-grained solid AAA Sitka spruce top, solid Indian rosewood back and sides, and scalloped Adirondack braces for powerful volume and exceptional warmth, separation and clarity. Its strong, focused bass response, combined with sweet, singing mids and crisp highs give it a distinctive Guild voice that truly sets this guitar apart from all others.

Elegant cosmetic appointments and finishing touches include Guild's classic "V-block" and G-shield mother-of- pearl inlays, bound fingerboard and headstock, “railroad track” fretboard purfling, gold Gotoh hardware, a beautiful nitrocellulose lacquer finish in Natural or Antique Sunburst, and a sleek humidified case. Exceptional build quality and premium specifications make it a worthy heir to the historic Guild jumbo legacy.

Available with LR Baggs Electronics.

  • F-55 in Natural - $3,499.99 Street • $4,380 MSRP
  • F-55 in Antique Burst - $3,599.99 Street • $4,500 MSRP
  • F-55E in Natural - $3,799.99 Street • $4,750 MSRP
  • F-55E in Antique Burst - $3,899.99 Street • $4,870 MSRP

After over a year of development, the Guild Jetstar is back! Available in three exciting finishes (Black, White and Seafoam Green), the newly reintroduced Jetstar embodies the ultimate retro vibe with a unique body shape that’s been off the grid since the 1960s. In terms of style, this reissue remains faithful to the first iteration of the S-50 Jetstar with a solid mahogany body and set neck. Further period-correct details include six inline tuning machines and Guild’s rare pearloid pyramid logo on a scroll-shaped headstock. The Jetstar features a shallow C shape mahogany neck and pao ferro fingerboard with simple pearloid fret markers. Instead of its original shortened neck, this modified Jetstar has a 25 1/2” scale length for faster feel and improved response. Dual Guild LB-1 Little Bucker pickups bring a usable array of tones from sparkly clean single coil-esque spank to thick and warm humbucker sounds that fatten and sing when driven. Comes inside a Guild deluxe padded gig bag.

  • Jetstar Black - $599.99 Street • $840 MSRP
  • Jetstar Vintage White - $599.99 Street • $840 MSRP
  • Jetstar Seafoam Green - $599.99 Street • $840 MSRP

For more information:
Cordoba Music Group