Achieve incredible clarity, balance and volume with our jumbo-shaped F-40E, made in Southern California. Featuring a solid Sitka spruce top and solid African mahogany back and sides, this jumbo acoustic checks all the boxes for players who prize outstanding projection and enhanced mid-range. Its predecessor, the F-48 Navarre, was only produced from 1972 to 1976 and original versions are a rare treasure. Today's reissue manifests the same vintage charm with timeless and tasteful appointments such as a tortoiseshell pickguard, white ABS binding, and Guild's peak logo inlaid on the headstock. Premium materials such as an East Indian rosewood bridge and fingerboard, 20:1 open-gear tuners, and a hand-cut bone nut and saddle all match today's standards for fine acoustics. A satin varnish finish gives this guitar its familiar broken-in look and feel, while allowing the tone woods to 'breathe' and reach their sonic potential. Each F-40 ships with a Guild archtop wood case with a built-in Humicase humidification system. A discreet, USA-made LR Baggs Element VTC pickup is also installed. The tone and volume controls (not pictured) are mounted just inside the soundhole for easy access without disturbing the acoustics or beauty of the guitar.