Santa Monica, CA – In the 1960s folk-era, Guild built concert-sized spruce/mahogany guitars, lovingly dubbed “Troubadours” for their travel-friendly size and weight and popularity amongst singer-songwriters. These qualities are still sought-after today by a new generation of musicians and Guild is pleased to once again offer these features with the addition of the M-240E Troubadour and the USA-made M-40 Troubadour.
The affordable M-240E Troubadour features a solid mahogany top, and Guild’s signature arched mahogany back, allowing for great volume and projection, long sustain, and a lush, full sound. Ready for the stage or studio, the M-240E’s understated yet powerful DeArmond ToneBoss magnetic pickup makes its debut. The combination of a soft satin antique burst finish with a soundhole pickup give the M-240E Troubadour an overall retro vibe.
Guild’s USA-made Troubadour, the M-40, features all-solid woods and provides a delicate, well-rounded tone that is perfect for fingerstyle playing and light strumming. Premium features include white ABS binding, Indian rosewood bridge and fingerboard, and bone nut and saddle. A thin satin varnish gives this guitar its familiar, broken-in look and feel, while also allowing it to breathe. This model is available in Natural or Antique Burst and includes the option of a discreet, USA-made LR Baggs Element VTC pickup.
Guild Troubadour Line-Up
- M-240E Troubadour: Street $469.99
- M-140: Street $749.99
- M-140E: Street $849.99
- M-40 Troubadour: Street $1,599.99 – $1,699.99
- M-40E Troubadour: Street $1,799.99 – $1,899.99
About Guild Guitars
Established in 1953, Guild is one of the world’s historic guitar manufacturers with a long-standing reputation for building iconic musical instruments. From the New York jazz scene in the 1950s, Richie Havens’ legendary performance at Woodstock, to Seattle’s Kim Thayil of Soundgarden, Guild guitars helped create some of the greatest music in history. With a tradition built on old world craftsmanship, quality, and value, Guild guitars have always been made to be played. For more information, visit www.guildguitars.com.
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