The Guild BT-258E Deluxe Baritone 8-String Electro-Acoustic guitar resonates with deep baritone tones, also adding some beautiful shimmer thanks to doubled third and fourth strings. Being a deluxe model, this guitar comes with a gloss finish, bound body / neck and rosewood back and sides. 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 BT258E Baritone 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-258E DELUXE BARITONE 8-STRING WESTERLY ARCHBACK – SOLID SITKA SPRUCE TOP WITH ARCHED ROSEWOOD BACK
The Guild BT-258E Deluxe 8-string Baritone offers a melodic layering of low-end harmony for enchanting, harp like sound. Combining Guild’s historically large jumbo body shape and their legacy of pressed back construction, the BT-258E Deluxe boasts a deep, full-frequency baritone voice complemented by two octave strings for added sparkle.
The arched rosewood back projects whole low-frequencies, while the solid spruce top ensures the high-frequency octave strings blend in gorgeously for a symphonic tone. The low end is great for playing in an ensemble or for playing standalone. This 8-string baritone is tuned B-E-a-A-d-D-F#-B, five steps down from a standard guitar.
Deluxe appointments include rosewood back and sides, bound neck and body, Fishman GT-1 pickup system, and a perfectly glossed polyurethane finish.
- Outstanding F-Jumbo body baritone acoustic-electric offers unique, rich tone
- 2 extra strings; tuning: B-E-a-A-d-D-F#-B
- Makes a wonderful accompaniment guitar for almost any ensemble
- Rosewood back and sides with a solid Sitka spruce top for a stunning blend of low and midrange that also delivers incredible projection and giant volume — unplugged or amplified
- Mahogany neck with pau ferro fingerboard offers outstanding playability and response
- Guild/Fishman Sonitone GT-1 with volume and tone controls delivers pristine, authentic baritone acoustic tone
- Volume and tone controls are mounted directly in the soundhole for easy access
- Scalloped X-bracing supports better resonance and sustain, as well as promotes longevity and durability
- Genuine bone and nut saddle along with a pau ferro bridge enhance and support overall resonance and tone