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 r... Click To Read More About This Product
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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 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).
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
Fingerboard radius: 12" radius (305 mm)
No. of frets: 20
Position inlays: mother-of-pearl dot position inlays
Nut width: 1.6875" (43 mm)
Bridge pins: bone "parisian eye" with pearl dot and gold ring
Body finish: gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Neck finish: gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
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
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.