Guild D-140 - Sunburst

Acoustic Guitar with Solid Spruce Top, Solid Mahogany Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, and Rosewood Fingerboard - Sunburst
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A Great Guitar for the Discriminating Guitarist!

For the acoustic guitarist in need of projection and great tone, Guild Guitars offers it's D-140SB Dreadnought acoustic guitar. Adorned with well thought out, and high-end features such as NuBone nut and saddle material, a vintage-correct tortoiseshell pickguard, and Guild's iconic "Chesterfield" headstock emblem, the D-140SB is a beauty of an instrument. The solid Sitka Spruce top, and solid mahogany back and sides combine to give it a beautiful tone whether plugged in or strummed acoustically. And the D-140SB is engineered to play wonderfully all night long.

Guild D-140SB Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
  • High end adornments display the quality of the instrument
  • Dreadnought body style is great for projection and versatility
  • Engineered for a comfortable playing experience
High end adornments display the quality of the instrument

The Guild D-140SB is a high-quality acoustic guitar, and carries the features to prove it. Along with the all solid-wood construction for exceptional tone, you get the unmistakable look of Guild's vintage-correct tortoise pickguard, and well-known ""Chesterfield"" headstock inlay. Maybe less apparent at first glance, but incredibly noticeable for you, will be the NuBone used for the string nut and saddle for ultimate tone transfer from the strings to the guitar's soundboard.

Dreadnought body style is great for projection and versatility

Dreadnought bodied acoustic guitars are some of the best instruments out there for guitarists in need of power from their guitar. Their larger size not only offers a rich and full sound, but an Dreadnought's tone is wonderful for punching through a mix and for accompanying the human voice. Dreadnought acoustic guitars are some of the most popular and desirable acoustics out there for their recognizably clear and robust sound.

Engineered for a comfortable playing experience

The D-140SB is engineered from the ground up to be comfortable and effortless to play. You'll notice the slinky-smooth string action along the 25.5" scale length, vintage-shaped neck. And the 1-3/4" nut width spaces the strings wonderfully for being able to either strum, flatpick, or play fingerstyle without feeling cramped or having to reach uncomfortably far for your next string.

Guild D-140SB Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Features:
  • A nicely appointed and comfortable acoustic guitar
  • Dreadnought body style
  • All solid-wood construction
  • Vintage-correct pickguard and headstock inlay
  • NuBone string nut and saddle
  • Vintage neck profile
  • 1-3/4" nut width
  • 25.5" scale length
The Guild D-140SB offers a ton of value in a great guitar!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Dreadnought
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Sunburst
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood African Mahogany
Body Bracing X Scalloped
Binding Ivory ABS
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape C
Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.5"
Tuning Machines Guild Die-cast Closed Gear
Bridge Material Indian Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material NuBone
Nut Width 1.75"
Body Length 20"
Body Width 15.75" lower bout, 11.5" upper bout
Body Depth 4.5" lower, 4" upper
Overall Length 42"
Strings D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze, Light, (.012-.053)
Case Included Polyfoam case
Manufacturer Part Number 384-0400-837

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Great Rock Guitar - I have the GAD 12-String Version GAD - 6212 ENAT

I bought the original Guild Acoustic Design (GAD) version of the 12-String Spruce Top / Mahogany Back & Sides Dreadnaught. In those days it was called the GAD 6212 ENAT. This guitar was worth every penny and more. Top is solid Sitka Spruce with a tight, straight grain. Back and sides and have a nice chocolaty Mahogany. Neck is big and chunky Mahogany but I like it. I have big Man-Paws for hands and I like a big or U-shaped neck. Grover Mini-Tuners do a solid job holding tuning during one of my rhythm bashings. This guitar is built like a tank. It is not light, and it is a touch neck-heavy, but it sits well on a strap and the build and craftsmanship is solid. I'd prefer a nitro finish, but the polyurethane is not too-too heavy and shiny, and the sound is great. I have had mine for ten years and all it has ever required is a set-up (at the 9.5 year point) due to a little belly-bowing around the bridge. I play rock, blues, folk, country - everything you would want to play on a dread. I prefer a pick, but this guitar is good for fingerpicking too. I love the sound, especially in the bass. I always feel like you really hear the solid wood in the bass runs. The mids can be throaty (in a good way) when you dig in and highs really chime. I mainly use for strumming and accompaniment, but I like the response on single note runs - it's quick and the notes had great attack and sustain. I don't do much fingerpicking on my 12, but it has good spacing and a great sound. I have a friend who is a finger-style wiz, and he makes this thing sing. I like the 'bed' it makes for vocals, it sounds great when played with some restraint. I t does not lose character when you hold back so your vocals don't get under the music.Mine has a Fishman under-saddle pick up with the jack in the endpin. Their are NO onboard controls, and the signal comes out "hot," I guess is how I would describe it. Not bad, just intense. I always run it though a Acoustic Processor, EQ, or Compressor to tame it down a bit. There are pickup systems I like better, but I got this for acoustic use and I didn't want to lose any solid wood to make space for onboard controls. I consider the pick up a bonus especially in an all-solid guitar for under $1,000 (which was almost unheard of in 2007). Everybody runs their Acoustic-Electric through a box or pedal these days (no matter the cost), so this guitar is ready for duty from the word go.I recommend this guitar 100%. The only reason I'd tell you not to get one is if you are saving up for a USA model. But then again, the man says it was "Made to be Played." If you could get an Asian Guild today or a USA Guild in 2 years, I'd say get the Asian made today. In 3 years when you can get the USA made the Asian Guild can be your workhorse and the USA Guild can stay safe at home. And no, I don't work for Guild. I played this guitar in the store for a year before I finally bought it - if I didn't love it, I wouldn't have bought it.
5/5

Pride and Joy

Couldn't possible overstate how great this guitar is. Tried several guitars around £550 to £850 from Martin, Taylor, Faith, Yamaha and Sigma. This guitar blew them out of the water every time. Very attractive in Sunburst and feels great to play. The wide nut (44.5mm) lends itself well to fingerstyle playing but is also great for strumming and flat picking. The warm and rounded low end was what caught my attention most when I first played it and I couldn't stop going back to it as it made all the other guitars sound thin and brittle in comparison! Came with a good quality hard case with a fabric outer. Very much my pride and joy now and it blows my mind every time I pick it up.Pros: Warm and rich toneGreat projection and volumeBone saddle and nutExcellent quality finishLow and high ends well balancedCons:Low quality tuning pegsPlastic bridge pins
Music background: Audio Engineer and Musician
5/5

GAD D140

I just bought the GAD D140 and and very impressed!
Music background: Hobbiest
4.5/5

Beautiful

This is a truly beautiful instrument! In every way... the finish is great and the this is one of the most playable guitars I've owned. Sounds great also with plenty of volume and a full voice. Couldn't be happier.
Music background: Hobbyist
4.5/5

Love it.

This is a beautiful sounding and looking guitar. I have a Larrivee D03R and was afraid I might be disappointed in this Guild but definitely NOT the case. It sound brassy, but not in a harsh way. Very bright and clear. It has bracing on the sides and down the center of the back not found on my Larrivee. This more solid bracing makes it feel solid but IMO doesn't kill the sound. Intonation at 12th fret dead on. Case is cheap but who cares. Bought at Sweetwater, no regrets.
Music background: Not too good, not too bad
See also: Guild, Guild 6-string Acoustic Guitars