Santa Monica, CA – Guild is proud to kick off 2017 with a full USA-made acoustic lineup ranging from $1,299 – $3,599 MAP. Continuing upon the success of Guild’s M-20, D-20, and D-40, Guild is excited to elevate its acoustic offerings with the M-40 Troubadour (formerly the F-20), the D-40 Traditional, and finally the highly anticipated D-55.
The M-40 Troubadour’s solid Sitka spruce top and solid African mahogany back and sides offer a different tone when compared to Guild’s iconic “Nick Drake guitar,” the all-mahogany M-20, which made its debut at Winter NAMM 2016. Available in a satin finish with a white ABS binding, the M-40 Troubadour is ideal for fingerstyle playing and light strumming. Its concert size is excellent for players who prefer a slightly smaller body.
The D-40 Traditional (also solid spruce/mahogany) adds premium appointments to Guild’s dreadnought Summer NAMM 2016 release, the D-40. These include a dovetail neck joint, tortoiseshell binding, a heritage chesterfield MOP inlaid logo on the headstock, and a nitrocellulose gloss finish.
Lastly, back after a 2-year hiatus is the D-55, Guild’s flagship dreadnought acoustic. First introduced in the late 1960s, the D-55 featured a solid Sitka spruce top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides. Guild’s 2017 D-55 keeps all of the same exceptional embellishments as its predecessor such an abalone rosette, MOP/abalone fingerboard inlays, and a mother-of-pearl Guild “Peak and G-Shield” logo on a flamed ebony headstock overlay. Internally, a modern dovetail neck-joint and Adirondack spruce braces refined by master luthier Ren Ferguson make this generation of D-55s the lightest, loudest, and best yet.
All Guild USA models are available in Natural or Burst with an optional LR Baggs Element VTC pickup. Shipping in hardshell humidity-controlled cases, these models include a signed certificate of authenticity. “We began this journey in 2014 and we’ve come a long way since then,” says Guild CEO Tim Miklaucic. “Resuming production of the D-55 is monumental for continuing Guild’s legacy. We’re building the best Guild acoustics to date and doing it in California—it doesn’t get any better than that.”
Guild USA Line-Up
M-20: Street $1,299.99 – $1,399.99
M-20E: Street $1,499.99 – $1,599.99
D-20: Street $1,299.99 – $1,399.99
D-20E: Street $1,499.99 – $1,599.99
M-40 Troubadour: Street $1,599.99 – $1,699.99
M-40E Troubadour: Street $1,799.99 – $1,899.99
D-40: Street $1,599.99 – $1,699.99
D-40E: Street $1,799.99 – $1,899.99
D-40 Traditional: Street $2,399.99 – $2,499.99
D-55: Street $3,299.99 – $3,399.99
D-55E: Street $3,499.99 – $3,599.99
For more information, visit www.guildguitars.com.
Visit Guild Guitars’ exhibit at the 2017 Winter NAMM Show, located at Booth 5308.