Guild’s iconic arched back makes its return in the Westerly D-240E dreadnought acoustic-electric. The purpose of this trademark feature is twofold: principally, it reduces weight and increases live projection. But it also pays tribute to some of Guild’s popular models, such as the D-25 and F-30. The result is a great-playing, easy-traveling guitar with Guild’s unmistakable look. The Westerly D-240E harks back to Guild’s golden-era flat tops with some exciting vintage specs, including a body made from premium woods, a classic Guild C-shaped neck, and a retro red tortoiseshell pickguard. The D-240E includes the AP-1 pickup for a clean sound that plugs straight into a PA.
The Guild D-240E Acoustic-Electric Guitar is now available from Je Matt Guitar, online and in our Los Angeles store. We are Los Angeles’ longest-established guitar specialist, subjecting every instrument we sell to a rigorous checkover and full professional setup. We ship fast to the US, Europe and Worldwide.
Guild Acoustics: a heritage built on great woods and features
Guild’s heritage as one of America’s premier early guitar makers is acknowledged in the D-240E. Solid Sitka spruce and mahogany meet in a traditional dreadnought body with an arched back for a big sound and great playing experience. A real bone nut and saddle deliver golden-era sustain and clarity. And a 1960s red tortoiseshell pickguard gives this guitar a look that was made to be seen.
Guild AP-1 pickup captures this Westerly’s natural acoustic voice
The Westerly series’ AP-1 piezo pickup is one of the better options Je Matt Guitar has seen in this price range. 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 for a look that won’t detract from your guitar’s natural beauty.
Engineered for a comfortable playing experience
The D-240E’s clean playability will help channel all your creative ideas into beautiful music. Seasoned players will notice right away the D-240E’s slinky string action all along the 25.5″ scale length C-shaped neck. The 1-11/16″ nut width spaces out strings suitably for strumming, flatpicking, or fingerstyling, with a good amount of real estate that neither feels cramped nor causes you to reach uncomfortably.