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1976 Guild D40C Acoustic Guitar w/ Hard Shell Case & Extras D-40C D-40 C #34196

Availability: In stock




BRAND: Guild


FUNCTION: Acoustic Guitar

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This listing is for a 1976 Guild D40C Acoustic Guitar with a Hard Shell Case & Extras.


    • Serial #160848
    • Finish/Color: Natural
    • Weight: 4.9 lbs
    • Nut Width: 1 11/16"
    • Scale Length: 25.5"
    • Fretboard: rosewood
    • Frets: 20
    • General Neck Shape: standard C
    • Other: 
      • Non-original tuners, upgraded to black Schaller tuners with ebony buttons. 
      • JLD Bridge Doctor (pin mount) w/ Brass Bridge Pins - Keeps the soundboard flat, enhances volume and sustain. Strings mount horizontally which reduces string tension while improving overall feel and sound of the guitar. 

ACCESSORIES INCLUDED: This item comes as seen in photos, and does not include any accessories.


  • 1 - unbranded hard shell case
  • 1 - Kyser Quick-Change Capo 6-String - Black
  • 3 - Martin M140 80/20 Bronze Light .012 - .054 Acoustic Guitar Strings

PHYSICAL CONDITION: Fair. Structurally very solid throughout. It has numerous dings and scratches and general wear, but the guitar was once damaged and professionally repaired by one of LA's most trusted guitar luthiers, Norik Renson.

We sold the guitar several years ago for a client and it was damaged in shipping. An impact at the strap button caused the lower bout to split as well as cause an area of damage to the top behind the bridge closer to the top edge. Also, the neck joint came apart and was re-fitted. The above photos will show each of these points and how they have been securely repaired.

Anyone that casually looks or plays the guitar cannot notice the repairs until they are specifically pointed out. 

After the guitar was repaired the owner of Techno Empire decided to keep the guitar as it played and sounded so good. The repairs were done very well and have sustained their integrity years later.  

There was an pickup system installed at one point that was taken off, the control section being removed it left several holes in the waist area. 

The frets are in great shape and do not show excessive wear or playing. Overall very solid and in clean shape, but we are giving it a fair rating due to the repairs. 

WORKING CONDITION: Excellent. Aside from the physical repairs the guitar has had, the guitar still plays perfectly. It has low consistent action throughout the neck. Every single note rings clear up into the highest ranges. So if you would like to take advantage of this rare D-40 with a cutaway, you'll have plenty of space and clean notes to find in the upper range above the 12th fret.

The tone is rich and balanced and full of sustain and over-tones. The guitar simply has that addictive "magic" as it feels great in your hands and rewards with a lot of beautiful vibration. Kind of like an adopted mutt, it gives back with a lot of love and soul. 

The easy action and intonation along with the mature vintage authoritative tone of this classic make it a pleasure to play. It records very well for strumming or finger-picking too. 

This may seem like a risky purchase with the repairs having been done, but those willing to trust that the repairs are done with integrity will be rewarded with an exceptional sounding and playing vintage guitar. This is one of those rare treasure that once you pick it up, you can put it down, and it keeps calling you back. Highly recommended for studio use as it records wonderfully, or just a great playing guitar that you can bump around without worry. 

If you don't love this guitar upon receipt, send it back for 100% refund within 30 days. 



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