The Guild BT-240E Baritone builds on Guild’s legendary Jumbo Acoustic Guitar tradition, now coming in at the baritone register for a moody, deeply-resonant soundscape. The Satin Natural finish has been applied to the top, back, sides and neck, while Guild’s archback design both increases volume and reduces weight. Below the surface, a discreet Guild/Fishman Sonitone pickup system gives you reliable amplified tone, without interrupting the guitar’s vintage look.
The Guild BT-240E is now available from Je Matt Guitar, online and in our Los Angeles store. Every instrument we sell receives a rigorous check over and full professional setup, ensuring you receive the best possible example. We offer fast and secure shipping to the US, Europe and Worldwide.
GUILD BT-240E WESTERLY ARCHBACK – SOLID SITKA SPRUCE TOP WITH ARCHED MAHOGANY BACK
Jumbo tone with deep, moody richness, the BT-240E Baritone offers a gorgeous layering of low-end timbre for a unique and mysterious sound. Combining Guild’s historically large jumbo body shape and their legacy of pressed back construction, the BT-240E boasts a deep, full-frequency Baritone voice to add character to any song.
The arched mahogany back projects crisp low frequencies, while the solid spruce top provides a balanced delivery. The baritone is tuned B-E-A-D-F#-b, 5 steps down from a standard guitar. Great for filling in an ensemble or for playing standalone, the BT-240E Baritone is a great addition to any player’s arsenal.
Guild/Fishman Sonitone GT-1: full, dynamic tone
The Guild/Fishman Sonitone GT-1 in the BT-240E is a wonderfully designed system that naturally and fully translates the acoustic tone of this fine instrument. The sound is full and dynamic onstage, and it pairs great with a microphone for recording parts at home or in the studio. Volume and tone controls are mounted directly in the soundhole for easy access and a look that won’t detract from your guitar’s natural beauty.
Fine appointments enhance the BT-240E
Guild outfitted the BT-240E with their legendary scalloped X-bracing. This innovative pattern uses crisscrossing, overlapped braces in the body that support better resonance and sustain as well as promote longevity and durability. In addition, a genuine bone and nut saddle and a pau ferro bridge support overall resonance and tone. At Sweetwater, we appreciate these added fine appointments for the subtle enhancements they add to the Guild BT-240E Baritone.