GUILD D-240 ELECTRO ACOUSTIC GUITAR

599.00

Built with a solid spruce top, mahogany sides, and arched mahogany back, the full-bodied and powerful tone of this Guild dreadnought provides guitarists with a classic acoustic sound and balanced voicing

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Description

Built with a solid spruce top, mahogany sides, and arched mahogany back, the full-bodied and powerful tone of this Guild dreadnought provides guitarists with a classic acoustic sound and balanced voicing. Guild’s signature arched back design allows for great volume and projection, long sustain, and a lush, full sound. The D-240E features Guild’s Fishman-designed AP-1 electronics, a pau ferro fingerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, mother-of-pearl rosette, period-correct tortoiseshell pickguard, and a matte polyurethane finish. Available in Natural.

The Westerly Collection pays homage to an important period in Guild’s early history, when Guild outgrew the beloved Hoboken, New Jersey factory, and moved production to Westerly, Rhode Island in 1967. Finding a home in a former furniture manufacturing building, Guild took advantage of the additional space the new location had to offer, and improved upon the production layout left behind in Hoboken.

With a fresh start, highly skilled employees, and plenty of room to grow, Guild flourished. It was not long before the Westerly factory became renowned for exceptional craftsmanship, quality, and the introduction of many beloved Guild acoustics. The dedication to innovation was apparent, with meticulous attention to detail. Inspired by this golden era, the Guild Westerly Collection carries on the tradition of impeccable workmanship and unwavering excellence by incorporating high-quality materials and classic Guild designs into each instrument.

Guild began its legacy in 1953 by producing archtop electric guitars for the Jazz market in New York city; these guitars were built with arched backs made from pressed laminate maple, a low-cost alternative to hand-carved maple backs typical in Jazz guitar construction. As the company grew and began offering flat-top acoustics in 1954, the first models such as the F-30, F-40 and F-50 shared this pressed laminate arched back construction, which became a Guild trademark. Other classic Guilds like the D-25 and F-412, icons of the brand’s history to this day, represent this unique combination of acoustic flat top and arched back guitar construction.

In addition to its classic look and ergonomic comfort, an arched back design prevents the need for the added support of back braces, reducing weight while increasing projection and volume, contributing to the revered Guild sound for which these historic models are so well loved. We’ve paid homage to this classic Guild design trademark with a full line of affordable Archback models, available now from the Westerly Collection in sizes ranging from Concert to Jumbo.

Body

Body Shape D – Dreadnought
Body Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Top Bracing Pattern Scalloped X
Soundhole Diameter 3 7/8″ (98mm)
Rosette Mother-Of-Pearl / ABS
Top Purfling Inlay Black/White/Black ABS
Body Sides Mahogany
Body Back Mahogany
Body Binding Ivory ABS

Neck

Neck Material Mahogany
Scale Length 25 1/2″ (648mm)
Neck Shape C Shape
Nut Width 1 11/16″ (43mm)
Neck Thickness 1st Fret 20mm
Neck Thickness 9th Fret 24mm
Truss Rod Dual Action
Truss Rod Wrench 4mm Allen Key
Fingerboard Material Pau Ferro
Fingerboard Radius 16″ (406mm)
Fingerboard Inlays 5mm Dots – Mother-Of-Pearl
Frets Total 20

Finish

Color Natural (NAT)
Finish Satin Polyurethane

Hardware

Bridge Material Pau Ferro
Bridge String Spacing 2 1/4″ (56mm)
Bridge Pins Ivory Colored Plastic with Black Dot
Saddle Material Compensated Bone
Hardware Finish / Plating Nickel
Nut Material Bone
Tuning Machines Guild GBB1 Butterbean Tuning Machines 16:1 Nickel
Endpin Strap Button – Nickel
Pickguard Tortoiseshell
Electronics
Electronics Guild/Fishman Sonitone GT-1 with Volume and Tone controls

Other

Strings D’Addario EXP16 – Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 – .053)
Included Case Case Sold Separately
Upper Bout Width 11 5/8″ (295mm)
Lower Bout Width 15 3/4″ (400mm)
Body Depth Upper Bout 3 3/4″ (95mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout 4 3/4″ (121mm)
Body Length 19 3/4″ (502mm)
Overall Length 42″ (1067mm)
Item # 3830404921
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