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Guild GSR F-40 Macassar Grand Orchestra Acoustic Guitar

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Introduced in 1954, the F-40 Valencia was one of the original Guild flat-top models. Its unique Grand Orchestra body shape features a wide 16 lower ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A special combination of a solid carpathian spruce top and solid macassar back & sides.

Introduced in 1954, the F-40 Valencia was one of the original Guild flat-top models. Its unique Grand Orchestra body shape features a wide 16 lower bout and a narrow shoulder area (upper bout) that results in a guitar that is incredibly well-balanced, responsive and versatile. This limited special run version of the F-40 model pairs a solid Carpathian spruce top with solid Macassar back and sides to create an elegant and refined guitar with a strong and beautiful voice.

Carpathian spruce (Picea abies) is a superior tonewood that comes from Europe' Carpathian Mountains. With an excellent strength-to-weight ratio and a slightly brighter tap tone than some other types of European spruce, Carpathian spruce is considered by many to be the ultimate top wood for guitars. It has a strong, clear voice with exceptional resonance that results in a touch sensitive and dynamic guitar.

Macassar is used for the back and sides of the GSR F-40. It's a hardwood that comes from East Indonesia and is highly sought for both its striking appearance as well as its tone. It's a little heavier than most tone woods but this only serves to enhance its rich tone.

You will be stunned by how these exceptional tonewoods respond with the F-40' unique shape and dimensions to create one of the most amazing-sounding and visually striking Guild guitars to date!

Other special features include ivoroid body binding, Macassar headcap with pearl logo, ebony fingerboard with pearl œG inlay at the 12th fret, ebony bridge with bone œParisian eye bridge pins, abalone rosette, custom gold Gotoh open-back tuners with engraved buttons, and a nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Each guitar includes a hand-tooled Guild leather strap and a Planet Waves soundhole humidifier. A tortoise pickguard is also included in the case if you wish to install a pickguard on the guitar (professional installation is recommended).

  • GSRseries
  • Grand orchestra body style
  • Solid carpathian spruce top
  • Guild scalloped red spruce bracing
  • Solid Macassar back & sides
  • Scale length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
  • Neck: 3-piece mahogany/walnut/mahogany
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Fingerboard radius: 12" radius (305 mm)
  • No. of frets: 20
  • Position inlays: mother-of-pearl dot position inlays
  • Bone nut
  • Nut width: 1.6875" (43 mm)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Bone saddle
  • Bridge pins: bone "parisian eye" with pearl dot and gold ring
  • Body finish: gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Neck finish: gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Gold hardware
  • Machine heads: custom Gotoh se700 series open back with white "g-shield" buttons
  • Strings: D'addario exp coated phosphor bronze custom (.012-.056 gauges)
  • Deluxe hardshell case
  • Unique features:
    • Macassar headcap with mother-of-pearl logo and "g" inlay at 12th fret, bone "parisian eye" bridge pins, abalone rosette, white "g"-shield buttons, 16" lower bout, dovetail neck joint, red spruce scalloped braced top, tortoise shell pickguard included in case, ivoroid body bindings, bone nut and saddle, includes guild hand-tooled leather strap and planet waves soundhole humidifier.

    Enjoy this beautifully sounding and gourgeos looking guitar. Order today.

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