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Guild GAD-40C Acoustic Design Series Cutaway Acoustic Guitar   

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The Guild GAD-40C has the world's most popular acoustic guitar body shape, one that has been used for more than 70 years.To accommodate modern playin...Click To Read More About This Product

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A 70-year-old favorite updated with a cutaway.

The Guild GAD-40C has the world's most popular acoustic guitar body shape, one that has been used for more than 70 years.

To accommodate modern playing styles, a Venetian cutaway has been added for easy access to higher registers. This Guild guitar features a solid mahogany back and sides, a solid spruce top with scalloped bracing and a one-piece mahogany neck with traditional dovetail neck joint. Other features include an Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, ebony pearl dot-inlayed bridge pins and strap buttons, classic pearl fingerboard inlays, wood binding, bone nut and bone compensated saddle, Grover Rotomatic tuners and a wooden arched case.

  • Body style: single cutaway dreadnaught
  • Top: solid Sitka spruce
  • Bracing: Guild scalloped
  • Back: solid mahogany
  • Sides: solid mahogany
  • Bridge: Indian rosewood pin bridge
  • Neck: 1-piece mahogany
  • Fretboard: Indian rosewood (12" radius)
  • Width at nut: 1-11/16"
  • No. Of frets: 20
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Hardware: chrome
  • Machine heads: Grover Rotomatic die-cast tuners
  • Finish: high gloss (polyester)

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One great accoustic guitar

By SpyderRik

from Pembroke, MA

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I have always loved Guild accoustics. I bought my GAD-40c about 2 years ago. It is the best accoustic I have owned thus far. The sound is beefy and the tone is very good. I did find that it buzzed a bit at the middle of the neck when I fist got it. But a setup at my local music store fixed that. Since then it has been a dream to play. I usually play electric but I have been playing this a lot and find it hard to put down. It has also helped improve my playing. If you are looking for a very good accoustic at a nice mid-range price....buy this one. YOu won't be dissapointed.. believe me.

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Great Sound, Better Price

By If its good I'll Listen

from New Jersey

Just picked this model up and can't be happier with the action and tone it gives. A little fret buzz higher on the neck but with a new set of strings and a quick adjustment it should be smooth sailing. The sound and playability battles any make and model in higher price ranges. Good deal for those looking for something to get better on... Peace!


Guild GAD-40C Not Bad

By Ken Web

from Gunnison, Co.

Buying a gutiar on line is a big challange. The cloest big retailer is 250 miles away, and not much inbetween here and there, unless you want to pay retail. I have owned a Guild jumbo, a Gallagher rosewood, Martin D28vr, Taylor 18. All awsome units. Due to money and kids in college I sold them all. Being with out an acoustic has been to much to live with. So all that being said. I started looking again with a small budget. Almost bought the Martin D 15, until I looked at this guitar and read the reviews. It is almost the same guitar as Martins D18. Its plays and sounds very sweet. Well worth the money!


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By Rosie

from Ottawa, Canada

I bought this guitar 6 months ago and I love it. The neck is fast, the sound is great and this is a guitar that I will keep this guitar for a long time. It is a good quality and the case is also a super good quality. You will NOT be disppointed with this guitar!

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